Monthly Archives January 2019

How to write an article

Articles appear in newspapers, magazines, newsletters and other online publications. They are usually formal texts which tell the reader about something. This module will talk you through the various sections of an article and give you guidance about what to include. It also includes a short quiz. Interactive module 
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Persuasive language

In this short video we talk about the different techniques you can use to make your language more persuasive to others. These techniques will help you in your functional skills exams as well as in employment or whenever you need to make a good argument for something. Animated video on persuasive language – 3 minutes
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Subject Verb agreement

In this video, you’ll learn all about subject-verb agreement. Single subjects go with singular verbs, and plural subjects go with plural verbs. Learn grammar rules to help you find the subject of your sentence and conjugate the verb correctly. Video 3 minutes Recommended resources Off site links BBC skillswise – worksheet
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Writing an email

Writing a formal email for an exam, business or personal reasons? Where to start and how do you format it to create an effective electronic letter? This video covers those points and helps you prepare for related functional skills exams sections. Writing an email – 3 minute video   Additional work Short online quiz – to test your understanding after watching the video.
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How to write using paragraphs

Learn how to make your writing easier to read through using paragraphs. Paragraphs are a group of sentences. These sentences talk about the same thing or follow on from each other. They are used in writing to introduce new topics or pieces of information. Paragraphs make your writing easier to read. Interactive lesson with quiz modules 
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Estimating numbers using rounding

This module shows you how to work out equivalent fractions followed by a number of exercises to practice. Rounding can be used as a quick way of getting a rough idea or estimate of a number. It may be a little less or a little more. There may be times when you need to provide a number that does not need to be exact. Rounding makes it easier and faster, and its near enough is still useful. Estimating through rounding – E3
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Equivalent fractions

This module shows you how to work out equivalent fractions followed by a number of exercises to practice. Equivalent fractions are two fractions that are equal to the same amount. Interactive presentation – E3
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Articles

Why do we need to learn to write articles? This 3 minute video explains why you might need to learn how to write an article and will help you to understand some of the basic concepts involved in the topic.   Video – 3 minutes
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How to write a report

In this short video we look at why you may need to write a report in work and the steps you need to smash out an excellent report. Video and animation
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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.   Interactive unit with quiz sections.
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