Skills for Life2

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Published on November 19, 2007

Author: Melinda

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Skills for Life:  Skills for Life Click here Click here to try some taster tuition for maths :  Click here to try some taster tuition for literacy Click here to try some taster tuition for maths Click here Click here Entry Number Measures, shape and data Handling Data:  Entry Number Measures, shape and data Handling Data Level 1 Number Measures, shape and data Handling Data Level 2 Number Measures, shape and data Handling Data Click to return to information page Click on the level and work you would like to try Entry Grammar Punctuation Writing:  Entry Grammar Punctuation Writing Level 1 Grammar Punctuation Writing Level 2 Grammar Punctuation Writing Click to return to information page Click on the level and work you would like to try Slide5:  Brackets and Dashes ( parentheses) Parentheses are snippets of extra information that you add to sentences. The sentences would still make sense without them. You can mark off parentheses with : commas dashes rounded brackets Lynn Court Click here when ready Slide6:  Brackets DO DON`T Use them to mark off secondary information. Use them too often. Keep the writing inside brackets short. Use them for a lot of information. Lynn Court Click here for practice Click here to return to menu Slide7:  Where will you put the brackets? Take a right by the Red Lion and follow the road to the roundabout. ( ) We had jelly and ice-cream my favourite for pudding. ( ) The film produced by Hughes was really good. ( ) Lynn Court Click here to return to menu Click here to do the worksheet See presentation again Slide8:  Adjectives and Adverbs Adjectives ADD to nouns and pronouns. They tell you more about the object/ feeling, e.g; Jim looked nice in his new coat. The delicious smell of the bread made us all feel hungry. Adverbs ADD to the verbs. They tell you more about HOW something happened, e.g; Jim looked really nice in his new coat. The delicious smell of the bread made us all feel extremely hungry. Lynn Court Click here when ready Slide9:  Spot the adjectives and adverbs The swaying trees rocked steadily back and forth. Jane wore a beautiful blue dress that rustled gently as she danced. Brett played magnificently against the weak opposing team. swaying steadily Beautiful blue gently magnificently weak opposing Lynn Court Click here to do the worksheet See presentation again Click here to return to menu Slide10:  Lynn Court Conjunctions Conjunctions JOIN words together. Sometimes they just join words in a short list, eg. jelly and ice-cream. Sometimes they join simple sentences, e.g The cat ran and the dog barked. Click here when ready Slide11:  What conjunction would you use to join the following sentences to make a compound sentence I love pizzas for dinner. Ryan likes chips. The branches were old. They snapped in the wind. She got very wet today. It was raining heavily. but while so and because as Lynn Court Click to start the worksheet See presentation again Click here for another worksheet Formal letters:  Formal letters You should use a formal letter writing style for job applications, letters of complaint, letters of acceptance and enquiry. The language should be more formal than when writing to friends and family. Make sure ALL grammar, spellings and punctuation are correct. Lynn Court Click to follow through a visual presentation Slide13:  Your address Their address Date Dear ****** Main body of letter Sign off Yours sincerely to Mr. Mrs. Dr etc.. Yours faithfully to Sir or Madam Lynn Court See presentation again Return to menu Click here to start presentation Slide14:  Mind Maps Mind maps can help you with – Taking notes Revision Planning your writing Go to the next page to see how it`s done and click to watch the mindmap grow Lynn Court Click to follow through a visual presentation Slide15:  HOW TO CREATE A MIND MAP USE PICTURES AND COLOUR HAVE A BRANCH FOR EACH NEW IDEA USE CAPITAL LETTERS EASIER TO REMEMBER USE KEY WORDS ONLY KEY MAIN  EXPERIMENT Lynn Court Click here to do the worksheet See presentation again Click here to return to menu Slide16:  Proof reading Proof read BACKWARDS - from the last word to the first; this way you will read what you have written NOT what you THINK you have written. DO NOT proof read immediately after you have finished your writing; you will only see what you MEANT TO WRITE! Look for no more than 2 specific things at a time, e.g word endings and capital letters. Lynn Court Slide17:  Proof read the samples below Click to start the presentation I like wotching the tv in the evening`s. It helps me relax. What programe do you like to wotch. [ 6 errors] Please keep off off the grass I like watching the TV in the evenings. It helps me relax. What programme do you like to watch? [ 6 errors] Please keep off the grass It can be verry embarassing wen looking for accomodation in Los Angelis if you are obeese. [ 6 errors] Lynn Court It can be very embarrassing when looking for accommodation in Los Angeles if you are obese. [ 6 errors] Finally – no matter how good you are with your spelling and grammar – it is always a good idea to get someone else (with good literacy skills) to check over your work. They will spot errors that you have missed!:  Finally – no matter how good you are with your spelling and grammar – it is always a good idea to get someone else (with good literacy skills) to check over your work. They will spot errors that you have missed! See presentation again Return to menu Lynn Court Sentences:  Sentences Sentences are groups of words that make sense. They always start with a capital letter. They always finish with an end mark: a full stop – for sentences that are statements a question mark – for sentences that ask questions an exclamation mark – to stress a statement that expresses surprise, strong feeling etc.. Click to follow through a visual presentation Lynn Court Slide20:  Which end mark is needed at the end of each of these sentences? Click here to start presentation See presentation again Next page I like swimming in the sea Is it cold in the sea There`s a shark I will sit on the beach . ? ! . Lynn Court Slide21:  Which of the following are sentences? Click here to start presentation See presentation again Return to menu Because he wanted The man watched the rugby match Who won the game I do not watch X √ X √ Lynn Court Slide22:  Sentence structures Simple Sentences Have one clause that makes sense. ( an independent clause- it stands alone!) Compound Sentences Have two or more independent clauses joined by a conjunction Complex Sentences Have one independent clause and one dependent clause ( it doesn`t make sense on its own!) I like warm spring days. I like warm spring days and going for long walks. Although I like warm spring days, I prefer hot summer days spent on the beach. Lynn Court A clause is a group of words with a verb Read this page then click to see presentation Slide23:  It`s usually cold in January. It was quite wet this summer but we had plenty of warm days as well. Although I find winter too cold, I cannot sleep on hot summer nights. Simple Compound Complex Lynn Court Read the sentences and decide what type of sentence they are. Click to check if you were right. See presentation again Return to menu Slide24:  Similes & Metaphors Similes Metaphors Tell you something is LIKE something else – they`re similar Tell you something IS something He is as crafty as a fox. She is a tramp. Lynn Court Slide25:  I swim like a fish. It`s as hot as an oven in here. Tom`s a cold fish. It rained cats and dogs. His brain is like a computer. Simile Simile Metaphor Metaphor Simile Lynn Court Test your understanding. Are the following similes or metaphors? Keep clicking to get the answers See presentation again Return to menu Slide26:  Apostrophes for Possession You use apostrophes to show that something belongs to something, e.g cat ’s The S is only there to make it easier to say 3 boys ’ No S needed here because there is already one at the end of the plural word women ’s Plural words need the apostrophe after the word with an S Click for practice NO APOSTROPHE FOR PLURAL WORDS The dog`s ball ( The ball belongs to the dog) The apostrophe always goes after the word that has something belonging to it: Click to see presentation Lynn Court Slide27:  Apostrophes for Possession 1. The pen ink was dry. 2. The dog were barking. 3. The children party was fun. 4. The 4 cats toys were lost. Click on the right apostrophe box: ’s s `s s s’ `s s s’ `s s s’ s` See presentation again Return to menu Lynn Court Slide28:  Well done! Return Slide29:  Sorry, that`s wrong. Try again. Return Slide30:  Do you know the names of these shapes? Square Circle Triangle Cylinder Click to check See presentation again Return to menu Lynn Court Slide31:  Reading bar charts Bar charts give you lots of information in a way that is easy to read. Bar charts should have titles. Bar charts should have an even scale. The axes must be labelled with spaces between the bars Click for worksheet Lynn Court Slide32:  Read the bar chart and click on the right answer Which is the most popular ice cream? Chocolate Coffee Neapolitan 2. How many liked coffee ice cream? 40 20 5 3. Which was the least popular ice cream? Chocolate Coffee Peach See presentation again Return to menu Lynn Court Slide33:  Well done! Return Slide34:  Sorry, that`s wrong. Try again. Return Slide35:  What is the sum? Click on the right answer Jen and her 3 friends have a pizza that is cut into 8 pieces. How can they work out how many pieces can they each have? Add (4 + 8) b) Subtract (8 – 4) c) Divide (8 ÷ 4 ) d) Multiply (8 x 4) Bob has £3.99 and he buys a book for £2.49 How will Bob work out how much money he will have left? Add = 3.99 + 2.49 b) Subtract = 3.99 – 2.49 c) Divide = 3.99 ÷ 2.49 d) Multiply = 3.99 x 2.49 See presentation again Return to menu Lynn Court Slide36:  Well done! Return Slide37:  Sorry, that`s wrong. Try again. Return Slide38:  Working out area and perimeters. The perimeter of a shape is the distance all the way round its edges. You need to measure the length and the width of a shape`s sides. Then you add up all the measurements: 6 metres 6 metres 2 metres 2 metres 2 metres + 2 metres + 6 metres + 6 metres = 16 metres or 2 metres + 6 metres = 8 metres 8 metres x 2 = 16 metres Click for worksheet Lynn Court Slide39:  Work out the perimeters and click on the right answer 4 inches 2 inches a) 6 inches b) 8 inches c) 12 inches d) 10 inches 3 cms 7 cms 2 cms 8 cms a) 30 cms b) 34 cms c) 38 cms d) 37 cms 4 cms See presentation again Return to menu Lynn Court Slide40:  Well done! Return Slide41:  Sorry, that`s wrong. Try again. Return Slide42:  Using millions and trillions This house sold for one million, seven hundred and eighty- five pounds. Click on the right figure: a) £1,785,000 b) £1,700,085 c) £1,000,785 c) £1,078,500 Try again Return to menu Lynn Court Slide43:  Well done! Return Slide44:  Sorry, that`s wrong. Try again. Return Slide45:  We can work out roughly what the probability/ likelihood/ chance of something happening is. We can use a probability scale to help us work out the likelihood of something happening, running from impossible to definite. Impossible Even chance Definite Not very likely Quite likely Pigs might fly It will rain I`ll catch a cold this year Understanding Probability Click to continue Lynn Court Slide46:  The chances of something happening can be shown on a probability scale from 0 to 1. A probability of 0 tells us that the event will never happen - it's impossible A probability of 1 tells us that the event will definitely happen A probability of ½ tells us that the event has an even chance of happening                                                                                  Unlikely events are closer to 0 and likely events are closer to 1. Probability continued Impossible Even chance Definite Not very likely Quite likely 0 ½ 1 Click to practise Lynn Court Slide47:  What is the probability of these things happening? Click on an answer. You will eat today: Definite 0.5 – 1.0 Even chance 0.5 Impossible 0 - 0.5 Impossible Even chance Definite Not very likely Quite likely 0 ½ 1 You will swim in the sea On 25th December: Definite 0.5 - 1.0 Even chance 0.5 Impossible 0 - 0.5 You will get a letter: Definite 0. 5- 1.0 Even chance 0.5 Impossible 0 - 0.5 You see the Queen today: Definite 0.5 - 1.0 Even chance 0.5 Impossible 0 - 0.5 See presentation again Return to menu Lynn Court Slide48:  Most likely to be correct! Return Slide49:  Not likely to be correct! Try again Return Slide50:  Could be! Return Slide51:  Number – fractions / percentages & decimals Can you match the correct fraction to the percentage figure? Click on your answer to check. Three fifths of the pizza as a percentage is: 55% 60% 75% 35% 0.75 of an hour as a fraction is: ¾ ⅝ ⅞ ⅜ Try again Return to menu Lynn Court Slide52:  Well done! Return Slide53:  Sorry, that`s wrong. Try again. Return Slide54:  Holiday Dates Below out your `flight out`dates. When will you will return? Click to check your answers You are flying to Spain for 7 days on 07.07.06. When will you return? 12th July 14th July 13th July 13th August You are cruising to Corfu for 10 days on 22.06.06. When will you return? 1st July 31st June 22nd July 3rd July Lynn Court Try again Return to menu Slide55:  Well done! Return Slide56:  Sorry, that`s wrong. Try again. Return Slide57:  Mean, median & mode Mean = total ÷ number of figures Median = middle value when the figures are written in order Mode = most common figure in the data The number of pens bought in one hour in Woolworths is:        0, 0, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4 The mode taken from these figures is: 4 2 1 3 Return to menu Lynn Court Slide58:  Well done! Return Slide59:  Sorry, that`s wrong. Try again. To find the mode, you need to find the most common number. Return Slide60:  Click here to finish

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