Looking for support with your reading ahead of your Functional Skills exam? These activities will help you be a better reader. Learn about the purpose of different texts, the difference between fact and opinion, and how to scan and skim.
Things you can do everyday to make your reading skills better.
Find out some strategies to help you understand different texts.
Learn how to find the purpose and author of a text.
Learn the different purposes: to persuade, to inform, to entertain, to argue and to explain.
Find out how scanning and skimming can help you answer questions about a text.
Learn how to differentiate fact from opinion.
Suggested books to read to practice your new skills.
Supported by NHS Health Education England.