A rigorous and fully mapped reading assessment with mark sheet and detailed answers. This resource takes account of the changes demanded since Ofqual published its thematic review of Functional Skills in January 2015. Can also of course be used for normal classwork, revision, homework or private study. Ideal for Pancake day but could be used any time of year.
Based on three topical texts: one is about pancake events in London, the second is about “Fixing the date of Easter” and the third is a food blog with a recipe for vegan / gluten-free pancakes. 21 questions fully cover all the Level 2 Functional English criteria, with a particular emphasis on presentation of text and language features.
HIGHWAY CODE FOR MOTOCYCLISTS:
A reading comprehension and writing task based on a section of the Highway Code for motorcyclists
AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS 2017
This resource is useful for lessons relating to sports and diversity. It includes reading comprehension, alphabetical ordering, reading simple instructions, using a map/key, and a short writing task
ICE FALLING FROM PLANES
A simplified version of a newspaper article. The reading is followed by comprehension questions, a meaning match, a word find, and a scanning for correct spelling exercise. Developed for an adult student with Asperger’s, as well as dyslexia, who needs lots of motivation and exercises easy enough for him to be able to be successful without too much help.
RAMADAN FUNCTIONAL ENGLISH TASK
A text based around Ramadan to practise E3 -L1 English reading in detail / skimming & scanning for information.
There is also a related form filling exercise (E2-E3), dictionary work, and a discussion prompt (all levels)
The letter-writing task focuses on charity, so it could also tie in to employability qualifications if you are teaching community project modules or similar.
THE IMPORTANCE OF APPLYING SUNCREEN
A reading comprehension based on two texts about the importance of applying sunscreen and a very brief outline of research (2011) into the increased risk of skin cancer for some people working in the construction industry.
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