English

Preparing for your Group Discussion


Taking part in a discussion

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

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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 and 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 to do? Be a STAR. Use the STAR technique to help you identify your strengths and make the most of your one chance to impress!

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How Texts Present Ideas


Reading an Article – radicalisation

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

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Formal or Informal

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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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

Say you're writing a leaflet for your local sports club. you want to attract new members but you really aren't sure how to make it sound exciting and interesting. Enter persuasive language, in this video we are going to look at the tools and techniques you can use to give your writing some extra pizzazz.

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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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