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Welcome to Functional Skills 2014/2015
Transcript of Welcome to Functional Skills 2014/2015
Why you are here today...
Your study journey...
What else will you do?
English Functional Skills
Welcome PPT/FSkills 2013-2014
Welcome to your Functional skills group
Welcome PPT/FSkills 2013-2014
You will take part in lots of speaking and listening activities, discussion, role play, negotiating and reaching compromise and agreement with your class peers.
You will also work on your listening skills, listening to what others are actually saying to you, giving and following instructions and information and extracting key information.
You will be reading a range of text types which could include articles, leaflets and instructions.
You will learn about the features of different text types e.g. to persuade somebody to do something.
You will plan, draft and write text which might include articles, formal and informal letters.
You will develop strategies to help you with your spelling and punctuation if you need to.
After weeks of creative study....
Access to online practice..
If there is anything you are unsure of, please do ask me.
I wish you every success in your year of study and I'm sure that with your hard work and dedication you will be successful!
Speaking and Listening: Informal discussion..
You will complete an exam in English at the level you have worked towards.
For level 2, you will need to complete a formal discussion and presentation, a reading exam and two pieces of formal writing.
For level 1, you will need to complete a formal and informal discussion, a reading exam and two pieces of formal writing
This is the link to the website
As you work through the web page, make notes of what needs to be clicked on so you can access and practice this at home and in class.
For Entry 3, you will need to complete a formal and informal discussion,
a reading exam and two pieces of writing – at least one will be formal
For Entry 2, you will complete two speaking and listening exams, a reading exam and two pieces of writing – at least one will be formal
For Entry 1, you will take part in one discussion with your teacher, a reading exam and one piece of writing.
This year, you will be attending this functional English class to help you improve all aspects of your
This will give you the skills you need to look for either full or part time employment, move onto university or other college courses.
You will attend this class for one session a week of 1.5 hours.
During the course, you will take a functional skills English exam.
3. Spelling Mnemonics
A mnemonic is a memory aid –
something that helps you remember things.
Let's try the word 'accommodation'
Think of two people with the initials
harlie's eyes and
You will never again forget to put
When you invent a mnemonic, draw it also; this helps to fix it in your memory.
1. Words within words
Now let's try these spelling techniques...
Separate - there is a rat in sepa
ce of pie.
There are lots of ways of learning how words are spelt and of making sure that all words are spelt correctly in your finished piece of writing. Below are some spelling techniques for you to use in improving your spelling!
Use a dictionary or the electronic spell-checker;
Practise writing down the word;
Make a reminder on a 'post-it';
Use the "look, say, cover, write, check" method;
Photograph the word;
Break up the word into syllables;
Look for words within words;
Make up your own reminders (mnemonics);
Sound out silent letters;
Learn a spelling rule, e.g. "i" before "e" except after "c" in words like niece and ceiling..
2. Breaking up the word into syllables
Consonant splits into con - so - nant
Excellent splits into ex - cell - ent
Unhappiness splits into un - hap - pi - ness
Organise - The organ cupboard is very
Could you come up with your own spelling mnemonic?
Remember to include pictures and possibly some tongue twisters.
Here is your task...
Bargain - when you get a bar
Difficulty - Mrs
Here are some examples...