BBC Skillswise

Posted on Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Skillswise, an educational website of the BBC, offers resources for improving reading, writing, and maths skills at Level 1 of the adult Basic Skills Literacy & Numeracy Curriculums for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.


• Grammar: adverbs, apostrophes, personal pronouns, verb-subject agreement, describing people/places/things, using commas, making sentences, putting sentences together, getting the right tense, double negatives, instructions

• Spelling: root words, prefixes, suffixes, confusing words, words that sound the same, letter patterns, syllables, spelling plurals, silent letters

• Reading: fact and opinion, summarizing, types of text, scanning, skimming

• Writing: paragraphs, planning your writing, proofreading, format and structure

• Listening: listening for specific information, types of listening

• Vocabulary: specialized vocabulary for childcare, care, retail, catering and hospitality, carpentry, electrics, plastering, decorating, and plumbing

• News quizzes, games, and tutors' lesson plans

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