Functional Skills Level 1 English

Type of Study
Online, Paper
Category
Functional Skills
The Course Content
Part 1
Reading

This tutorial will guide you through the key topics covered in the reading exam. You will read a range of texts and will need to interpret the information quickly and accurately. You will learn about scanning, skimming and active reading, which will help you to find information and understand texts. The tutorial will also help you with: Finding main ideas Comparing texts Summarising information Understanding the purpose of a text.

Part 2
Speaking, Listening and Communication

The Speaking, Listening and Communication section will need you to be assessed giving a presentation and taking part in a discussion. This tutorial provides some handy hints and tips for preparing for these tasks as well as providing some more information on what you need to do for the final exam.

Part 3
Writing - Grammar and Punctuation

This tutorial will help make sure your written work is accurate. It focuses solely on spelling, punctuation and grammar because this accounts for 40% of the marks awarded for the writing paper. Therefore, it is vital that your grammar is appropriate and helps support your overall meaning.

Part 4
Writing - Writing Skills

Following on from part 3, Writing Skills will help you to develop and refresh your writing skills covering a range of texts. This will strengthen your ability to communicate information, opinions and ideas clearly, using the correct form. You will be able to think about audience, purpose, form and style as well as putting across your points clearly and effectively. The short test at the end of the tutorial will check what you have learnt before you put these skills into practice by completing the mock exam.

Reading Mock
Reading Mock Test

Once you have completed all of the tutorials, you will be ready to sit the Mock Exam. This will give you an indication of whether you are ready to take the Final Exam

SLC Mock
Speaking, Listening and Communication Mock Test

Once you have completed all of the tutorials, you will be ready to sit the Mock Exam. This will give you an indication of whether you are ready to take the Final Exam

Writing Mock
Writing Mock Test

Once you have completed all of the tutorials, you will be ready to sit the Mock Exam. This will give you an indication of whether you are ready to take the Final Exam

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