Functional Skills English – Entry Level 1 Unit of Work

Functional Skills English – Entry Level 1 Unit of Work

(Unit includes 159-slide editable PowerPoint and 32 worksheets)


This unit of work covers all the requirements of 2019 Functional Skills English for Entry Level 1. It includes a range of differentiated, engaging and practical tasks that help students develop key functional skills. The unit covers Speaking, Listening, Communication, Reading and Writing.

Contents include:

  • What are Functional Skills? An explanation.

  • Self assessment – ‘Strengths and weaknesses’

  • EL1 key words spellings tests (incorporated into each lesson)

  • A – Z challenges to strengthen alphabet skills

  • Radio ad and Tannoy announcement activities to help develop listening skills

  • Arranging a party and a family holiday – to develop practical organisation, planning and communication skills

  • How to make your voice heard in a group

  • How to build arguments and find information quickly by skimming and scanning

  • Taking an active part in a debate

  • Exploring non-verbal communication skills

  • Consolidating essential writing skills – capital letters, full stops, sentences, etc

  • How to take messages (on the phone or face to face) and make notes whilst message taking

  • And lots more!

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Created: May 1, 2019

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