Preparing for your Group Discussion


Taking part in a discussion

Check which formal expressions you need when taking part in a group discussion.

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Tips for Effective Group Discussions

As part of a functional skills qualification you may need to take part in a group discussion, which might be formal or informal, and which might include topics that you are unfamiliar with. Here are some tips to help you get top marks!

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Employability


Using Formal Language to Support you in your Job Search

When we are looking for work it can really help to get your words in order to ensure that you come across well in writing. In this video we look at how you can best structure your words to convince others of your talents!

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5 Tips for Interviews

In this video we look at the essentials needed to successfully prepare for an interview. This is everything you need to make a good impression.

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Dealing with Complaints

This module teaches you about making a complaint and dealing with complaints from others.

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Be an Interview Star

So, you've got your interview, you've done your basic prep, but you want to stand out. What should you do? Be a STAR by using the STAR technique to help you identify your strengths and make the most of your one chance to impress!

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Presentations


Preparing for a Presentation

How to plan, prepare and deliver an effective presentation

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Tips for Effective Group Discussions


Present Simple or Present Continuous

In this three-part series we look at when to use present simple or present continuous.

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How to Tackle a Writing Exam

In this unit we are going to look at ways to improve your performance in the writing exam and provide some tips to get that pass.

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Adding and subtracting strategy

In this unit we will look at strategies for working out larger calculations in addition and subtraction. This is typically known as column working.

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Ordering decimals

In this unit we will put decimal amounts in order of size and compare decimal amounts to percentages and fractions

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Simple multiplication and division

These slides will give you some help to multiply and divide by 0, 1, 2, 5 & 10.

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The language of reports

The purpose of a report is to give to give the reader information and recommendations about something. Therefore, it needs to be clear, accurate, formal and informative. In this unit we will look at some examples of how this can be done.

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Introductions and Conclusions

When we write an article or report, figuring out how to start in and end it is often the biggest challenge. How do we get our readers interested? And how do we wrap up our conclusions? This video will show you how to write simple, structured introductions and conclusions.

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How to write a formal letter

Writing to organizations or individuals can be a good way of making your voice heard, asserting your rights, and resolving disputes.

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Using number estimation

Number estimation is a core maths skill. This technique is incredibly important for checking your work and is invaluable in completing exams and not losing easy marks.

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Using visual estimation

How and when to use visual estimation. Visual estimation is all about making judgements and calculations based on what you can see or observe. This is a very useful skill for many jobs.

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Preparing for a Presentation


Present Simple or Present Continuous

In this three-part series we look at when to use present simple or present continuous.

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How to Tackle a Writing Exam

In this unit we are going to look at ways to improve your performance in the writing exam and provide some tips to get that pass.

Read More


Adding and subtracting strategy

In this unit we will look at strategies for working out larger calculations in addition and subtraction. This is typically known as column working.

Read More


Ordering decimals

In this unit we will put decimal amounts in order of size and compare decimal amounts to percentages and fractions

Read More


Simple multiplication and division

These slides will give you some help to multiply and divide by 0, 1, 2, 5 & 10.

Read More


The language of reports

The purpose of a report is to give to give the reader information and recommendations about something. Therefore, it needs to be clear, accurate, formal and informative. In this unit we will look at some examples of how this can be done.

Read More


Introductions and Conclusions

When we write an article or report, figuring out how to start in and end it is often the biggest challenge. How do we get our readers interested? And how do we wrap up our conclusions? This video will show you how to write simple, structured introductions and conclusions.

Read More


How to write a formal letter

Writing to organizations or individuals can be a good way of making your voice heard, asserting your rights, and resolving disputes.

Read More


Using number estimation

Number estimation is a core maths skill. This technique is incredibly important for checking your work and is invaluable in completing exams and not losing easy marks.

Read More


Using visual estimation

How and when to use visual estimation. Visual estimation is all about making judgements and calculations based on what you can see or observe. This is a very useful skill for many jobs.

Read More




Be an Interview Star


Present Simple or Present Continuous

In this three-part series we look at when to use present simple or present continuous.

Read More


How to Tackle a Writing Exam

In this unit we are going to look at ways to improve your performance in the writing exam and provide some tips to get that pass.

Read More


Adding and subtracting strategy

In this unit we will look at strategies for working out larger calculations in addition and subtraction. This is typically known as column working.

Read More


Ordering decimals

In this unit we will put decimal amounts in order of size and compare decimal amounts to percentages and fractions

Read More


Simple multiplication and division

These slides will give you some help to multiply and divide by 0, 1, 2, 5 & 10.

Read More


The language of reports

The purpose of a report is to give to give the reader information and recommendations about something. Therefore, it needs to be clear, accurate, formal and informative. In this unit we will look at some examples of how this can be done.

Read More


Introductions and Conclusions

When we write an article or report, figuring out how to start in and end it is often the biggest challenge. How do we get our readers interested? And how do we wrap up our conclusions? This video will show you how to write simple, structured introductions and conclusions.

Read More


How to write a formal letter

Writing to organizations or individuals can be a good way of making your voice heard, asserting your rights, and resolving disputes.

Read More


Using number estimation

Number estimation is a core maths skill. This technique is incredibly important for checking your work and is invaluable in completing exams and not losing easy marks.

Read More


Using visual estimation

How and when to use visual estimation. Visual estimation is all about making judgements and calculations based on what you can see or observe. This is a very useful skill for many jobs.

Read More




How Texts Present Ideas


Reading an Article – radicalisation

This is a unit to talk learners through a news article about an attack on a mosque. The aim is to look at more advanced vocabulary and understand the words and their context.

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Formal or Informal English?

This is a video animation explaining the differences between formal and informal language and an explanation of when you would want to use one or the other. The video also looks at some of the characteristics of the two types of language to help you better write letters adopting a formal style.

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Understanding Bias

Bias is present in many types of writing. This video looks at ways of spotting biased viewpoints in a document.

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Using and Recognising Persuasive Language

This video identifies the most common forms of persuasive language and explains how each works and can be used to good effect to encourage the reader to do something or to simply agree with the writer's point of view.

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The Purpose of a text

As part of the reading exam you could be asked to identify the purpose of a text. This module will show you how the language of a text shows you its purpose.

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Identifying Layout Techniques

In this video we look at how documents use style and layout to present their ideas.

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Identifying Layout Techniques


Present Simple or Present Continuous

In this three-part series we look at when to use present simple or present continuous.

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How to Tackle a Writing Exam

In this unit we are going to look at ways to improve your performance in the writing exam and provide some tips to get that pass.

Read More


Adding and subtracting strategy

In this unit we will look at strategies for working out larger calculations in addition and subtraction. This is typically known as column working.

Read More


Ordering decimals

In this unit we will put decimal amounts in order of size and compare decimal amounts to percentages and fractions

Read More


Simple multiplication and division

These slides will give you some help to multiply and divide by 0, 1, 2, 5 & 10.

Read More


The language of reports

The purpose of a report is to give to give the reader information and recommendations about something. Therefore, it needs to be clear, accurate, formal and informative. In this unit we will look at some examples of how this can be done.

Read More


Introductions and Conclusions

When we write an article or report, figuring out how to start in and end it is often the biggest challenge. How do we get our readers interested? And how do we wrap up our conclusions? This video will show you how to write simple, structured introductions and conclusions.

Read More


How to write a formal letter

Writing to organizations or individuals can be a good way of making your voice heard, asserting your rights, and resolving disputes.

Read More


Using number estimation

Number estimation is a core maths skill. This technique is incredibly important for checking your work and is invaluable in completing exams and not losing easy marks.

Read More


Using visual estimation

How and when to use visual estimation. Visual estimation is all about making judgements and calculations based on what you can see or observe. This is a very useful skill for many jobs.

Read More




Finding Information in Texts


Reading Comprehension

This is a module to look at two documents (one newspaper article and one leaflet) and use these to answer a series of questions to check your comprehension.

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Skimming & Scanning

Skimming and Scanning is an invaluable reading technique that enables you to find the information you need more quickly. It's particularly useful in exam situations when you're up against the clock!

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