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Functional skills | English Level 1

Speaking, Listening and Communication, Level 1


Functional Skills
Edexcel Functional Skills: support material
Level Skill standard Coverage and range English Level 1 resources
1 Take full part in formal and informal discussions and exchanges that include unfamiliar subjects
  • make relevant and extended contributions to discussions, allowing for and responding to others’ input
  • prepare for and contribute to the formal discussion of ideas and opinions
  • make different kinds of contributions to discussions
  • present information/points of view clearly and in appropriate language
Being a skilful speaker and listener 

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Reading (Written Language), Level 1


Functional Skills
Edexcel Functional Skills: support material
Level Skill standard Coverage and range English Level 1 resources
1 Read and understand a range of straightforward texts
  • identify the main points and ideas and how they are presented in a variety of texts
  • read and understand texts in detail
  • utilise information contained in texts
  • identify suitable responses to texts

in more than one type of text

Build your reading skills base

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Widen your reading skills

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Writing, Level 1


Functional Skills
Edexcel Functional Skills: support material
Level Skill standard Coverage and range English Level 1 resources
1 Write a range of texts to communicate information, ideas and opinions using formats and styles suitable for their purpose and audience
  • write clearly and coherently including an appropriate level of detail
  • present information in a logical sequence
  • use language, format and structure suitable for purpose and audience
  • use correct grammar including subject/verb agreement and correct and consistent use of tense
  • ensure written work includes generally accurate grammar, punctuation and spelling and that meaning is clear

in more than one type of text

Understanding and writing texts

Writing clearly

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Presenting information in a logical order

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Writing for different purposes

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Choosing the right style for your audience and purpose

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