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1 Functional Skills Level 1 English revision May Kindly contributed by Charlotte Gustar, Northampton College.Search for Charlotte onThis PPT refers to City and Guilds Functional Skills assessment but most aspects are applicable to all awarding bodies.One of a set of three. Equivalent PPTs for L1 Functional Maths and L1 Functional ICT are also available.May Kindly contributed to by Charlotte Gustar, Northampton CollegeCurriculum linksThis PPT covers many aspects of Level 1 Functional English. Please refer to the resource description page on skillsworkshop.org for detailed curriculum links and related resources.
2 Functional Skills English May Kindly contributed to by Charlotte Gustar, Northampton College
3 DomesticsPlease ensure all bags are kept under the table and walkways are kept clearPlease keep all food and drink awayPlease keep mp3 players & mobile phones switched off
5 What do you know?Today’s lesson will be revision for your English exam.Look at the following words, explain what they are, and give an example.You have 5 minutes!
6 Definition and example WordDefinition and exampleNounNaming word.cheese table happinessVerbAction, doing or being wordI was late. He believes me. They danced all night.Proper nounA specific naming word.Always starts with a capital letter.January, Thames, SamiraSuffixSomething you add to the end of a wordtake + ing = takingspot + ed = spottedjelly + s = jelliesPrefixA group of letters you add to the start of a word to change the meaningdis + like = dislikeil + legal = illegalExclamation markUsed to show emotion.Help!Wow!
7 Noun Verb Proper noun Suffix Prefix Exclamation mark Word TIP A common noun does not need a capital letter (unless it is at the start of a sentence).VerbA verb must agree with the subject of a sentenceWe was were here yesterday.I done did it well.Proper nounRemember capital letters for: names of people, towns, cities, days of the week, months, rivers, addresses, countries, religions, clubs, titles.SuffixSpelling changes are often needed when you add a suffix. Check your spelling carefully.PrefixNo spelling changes are needed when adding a prefix. Just add it to the front of the word.mis + spelling = misspellingir + regular= irregularExclamation markUse sparingly and never use more than one at once.I don’t believe it!!! I don’t believe it!
8 Quick fire round What are the characteristics of persuasive text? What must you include in a formal letter?What are the stages of planning and drafting?When should you use capital letters? Give three examples.
9 Quick fire round What are the characteristics of persuasive text? Repetition, appealing adjectives, exclamation marks, rhetorical questions, snappy slogans, bold eye catching titles.What must you include, when writing a formal letter?Your address, their address, the date, correct salutations (To whom it may concern or Dear Sir or Madam), introduction, conclusion, correct sign off (Yours faithfully, Yours sincerely)What are the stages of planning and drafting?Think about it, spider diagram / bullet points / list, notes, draft + final copyWhen should you use capital letters? Give three examples.At the start of a sentence. When using a proper noun. For the personal pronoun I.
10 Top tips for the examThe next couple of slides show common errors made in Functional English exams. Be sure not to fall into the same trap!Make revision notes to help you remember.
11 Functional English – Reading L1 Common error 1 Students using personal information to answer questionsImpact = wrong answer = no marks for that questionRemedy = use the given text to answer the questions
12 Functional English – Reading L1 Common error 2 Not reading the question properlyE.g. If you do not want to leave your lodge in the evening, what do they provide for you to do? Don’t respond by referring to facilities available elsewhere on site (as this requires people to leave their lodges).Impact = wrong answer = no marks gainedRemedy = R.T.Q (READ THE QUESTION).
13 Functional English – Writing L1 Candidates need to ensure they understand:the tone of languagethe level of detail requiredthat their writing needs to be in a logical order
14 Functional English – Writing L1 Common error 3 Format and StructureE.g. marks are often lost for incorrect format of a letter. A formal letter needs: sender’s address, recipient’s address, a date, correct opening and appropriate closure / conclusion.Impact = dropped marksRemedy = Use correct style and format for each task. Consider target audience, structure, and format.
15 Functional English – Writing L1 Common error 4 PunctuationNot knowing where one sentence begins and endsLack of capital lettersUsing a small i for the personal pronoun IImpact = inaccurate work = wrong answerRemedy = proof read your workCheck sentence structure and use of capital letters
16 Functional English – Writing L1 Common error 5 Spelling, style and punctuationText spelling NOT acceptable!Punctuation rules are not relaxed just because a document is ‘informal’.Correct use of capital letters is required, even in an informal .Impact = inaccurate work = dropped marksRemedy = Write in full sentences and do not use abbreviations
17 Level 1 Assessment Guidance Notes Is it true that the assessment is in two parts?Yes1 hour for the reading1 hour for the writing
18 What should I have with me for the exam? The exam invigilator will provide the following:Exam paperDictionaryNoteYou may use a dictionaryYou will need to bring:college I.Da pen with black or blue ink
19 How long before results are issued? Results slips and certificates will be issued to centres within 42 working days.
21 Now use your task sheet (not included with this PPT) The sheet outlines all the steps necessary to complete the taskIt incorporates all aspects of skills learnt over the past weeksTry to be as independent in the task as possible – but staff are here to help you if you need itYou have 20 minutes…