GRAMMAR & VOCABULARY

ENGLISH - WRITING

With thanks to the Department of Education, Bristol City Council, North Somerset Council, South Gloucestershire Council, City of Bristol College, Weston College, Bath College, SGS College, Youth Education Service and CMT

ABOUT

These units focus specifically on the importance of good grammar and expanding your vocabulary. This is important at all levels of functional skills and can be especially useful to help you secure the job you want.

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writing skills

UNITS

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Sequencing words
Sequencing words

This video will talk you through how to use sequencing words properly to better structure your sentences. This will make it easier for you to get your point across when writing.   Video – 6 …

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Making subject and verb agree
Making subject and verb agree

Check your writing by matching up your verbs with the correct number of people or things doing the action. Learn the difference between singular and plural. Interactive module and …

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Subject Verb agreement
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 – …

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English for work
English for work

Free online course from Futurelearn: Future Learn – English for the workplace This course is for people who are learning English and who are interested in developing English language skills for employability and workplace contexts. It will help job seekers and young professionals with the English they need. Each week, we’ll focus on key aspects of English for the workplace. You’ll watch videos and listen to audio recordings of people searching and applying for jobs, preparing for interviews, taking interviews, starting their new job, and working with new colleagues. Our experienced tutor will examine some of the language used and will draw your attention to useful points that will help you improve your English in workplace contexts. The course does not follow a language syllabus but takes workplace English as its starting point, and offers functional language phrases and real, authentic workplace scenarios. Short quizzes and discussions will help you measure your understanding and practise your English. Throughout the course you’ll be asked to share your opinions, ideas and questions with other learners. The best way to get the most out of the course is to be prepared to join in and share your experiences.   This course started this week so if it sounds like it’s for you, sign up …

Grammar and punctuation
Grammar and punctuation

A short set of quiz modules to test level 1 learners by letting them practice how to combine grammar and punctuation to form English sentences.   QUIZ module: 5-10 minutes …

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Their and there
Their and there

A short module to explain the difference between the words “there” and “their”. Link to interactive unit Duration 15mins INCLUDES 3 match the word quiz …

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