Recent Changes

Changed on 22 April 2019

Illustrated handouts on metric measures with conversion factors and everyday examples of weight, capacity and length. Margaret suggests that it makes a good warm up for Dave Walkden’s Christmas Pudding Activity (see below).

Level
E3
L1
L2
Maths
MSS1/L1.5
MSS1/E3.8
MSS1/E3.4
MSS1/E3.5
MSS1/E3.6
MSS1/E3.7
MSS1/L1.4
MSS1/L1.7
MSS1/L2.5

Changed on 22 April 2019

Provides practice converting between metric and Imperial units of capacity, length\distance and weight. 1 page plus answer sheet.

Level
L2
Maths
MSS1/L2.6

Changed on 22 April 2019

Reading comprehension and writing tasks designed to prepare adults who are returning to education and taking Functional English at Level 1 or Level 2.

Level 1 reading comprehension is based on two texts about returning to education. This is followed by two writing tasks. Level 2 includes all the L1 texts and questions plus an additional lengthy text and questions that involve summarising, and comparing and contrasting two or more texts.

Editor's note

Level
L1
L2
GCSE L1-5
English
FE L1.9 Identify and understand the main points, ideas and details in texts
FE L1.10 Compare information, ideas and opinions in different texts
L2.12 Compare information, ideas and opinions in different texts, including how they are conveyed
L1.23 Write text of an appropriate level of detail and of appropriate length (including where this is specified) to meet the needs of purpose and audience
L2.24 Write text of an appropriate level of detail and of appropriate length (including where this is specified) to meet the needs of purpose and audience
GCSE A3 Compare texts
GCSE A5
Context
Education

Changed on 22 April 2019

A fabulous set of scaffolded reading/writing tasks – written for E2-E3 ESOL but absolutely ideal for Entry 2-3 (and higher) Functional English. The reading is based on three different topical texts on this emotive subject (spring 2010).
The writing involves writing a letter to your MP – a frame is provided for E2 writers. Get your college/students involved in this now!
With full details of relevant Functional English criteria.
Please also download the related PowerPoint (see below).

Level
E3
E2
English
Functional Skills English
ESOL
General ESOL
Context
News, Politics & Government items
Education

Changed on 22 April 2019

A super, and very topical (Spring 2010), practice Level 2 Literacy test based on a student union magazine article about education cuts.
12 multiple choice questions cover spelling, comprehension, grammar, tone, punctuation, etc. These are followed by 5 non-multiple choice questions which include a writing task, persuasive writing techniques, and summarising.
Please also download the related PowerPoint (see below).
Contributed by Rachel Emmett and Rose Veitch

Level
L2
English
Reading: text focus (comprehension)
General literacy / English
Context
News, Politics & Government items
Education

Changed on 22 April 2019

A super, and very topical (Spring 2010), practice Level 1 Literacy test based on a letter of protest written to the Prime Minister. 12 multiple choice questions cover spelling, comprehension, grammar, punctuation, paragraphing and purpose of text.
Please also download the related PowerPoint (see below).

Level
L1
English
Reading
Context
Education
News, Politics & Government items

Changed on 18 April 2019

Lovely set of preEntry worksheets. Covers letter and word recognition, handwriting, shapes, counting and lots of discussion! Topics includes pizza slices, pizza toppings, and sharing a pizza. With detailed teaching notes and preEntry mapping.

Level
M8
Pre-entry
pE Rtc/M8.3
pE Rw/M8.1
pE Rw/M8.3
pE Ww/M8.1
pE N1/M8.3
pE N1/M8.5
pE N1/M8.6
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

Changed on 18 April 2019

Label the House is a beautiful labelling (or cut and stick) activity for preEntry-Entry 1 Lit and ESOL. Also makes a great starting point for preEntry discussion about words, images, names of familiar objects etc.

Editor’s note Oct 2013
Thumbnail picture added to description above and minor edits to the original 2008 resource including: font change; removal of an extra, unneeded labelling box; and adjustment to one labelling arrow pointing to the letterbox.

Level
M7
M8
E1
English
AL Rw/E1.1
Pre-entry
pE Rtc/M7.1
pE Rw/M7.3
pE Wt/M7.2
pE Rtc/M8.3
pE Rw/M8.3
pE Wt/M8.1
pE Ws/M8.1
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.1a

Changed on 18 April 2019

A flexible and appealing set of exercises that can be used in a variety of ways – with or without learner support. Two worksheets for reading and spelling common items of food and drink, plus word cards. preEntry mapping information. First used as a preEntry revision exercise.

Level
M8
E1
English
Rw/E1.2
AL Rw/E1.1
AL Apply strategies to spell correctly
Pre-entry
pE Rw/M8.2
pE Rw/M8.3
pE Wt/M8.4
pE Ww/M8.1
pE Ww/M8.2
Context
Catering Food Nutrition

Changed on 18 April 2019

A flexible set of exercises based on common classroom items such as pens, pencils. folders, hole punch, etc. Can be used in a variety of ways – with or without learner support. Includes worksheets and flash / matching cards. Detailed preEntry mapping information. First used at the start of the academic year with a new preEntry class.

Level
M8
E1
English
Rw/E2.2
AL Rw/E1.1
AL Apply strategies to spell correctly
Pre-entry
pE Rw/M8.2
pE Rw/M8.3
pE Wt/M8.4
pE Ww/M8.1
pE Ww/M8.2
Context
Independent living
Education