SLlr/E2.3

Listen for and identify the main points of short explanations or presentations (a) Understand that identifying the main points means making a judgement about which parts are more important than the rest (b) Understand that it may be possible to identify the main points without remembering or understanding all the detail (c) Understand that speakers often provide clues to the main points, e.g. by tone of voice or repetition

Entry Functional English listening tasks x 2

Submitted by Hazel Hughes on Thu, 2016-06-16 20:39

Literacy: Functional English - speaking, listening & communication, SLlr/E1.1, SLlr/E1.2, SLlr/E1.3, SLlr/E2.2, SLlr/E2.3

Context: Leisure Travel Tourism

Level: E1, E2

Resource type: Listening and/or speaking activity

Set of listening actvities ideal for, and fully mapped to, Entry 1 and 2 Functional English learners.
Based on two everyday listening events

  • A radio advertisement for a local estate agent
  • An airport tannoy announcement
    Each provides practice listening for gist and detail in short explanations & instructions.

E2 Listening exercises x 2

Submitted by Geoff Saunders on Fri, 2011-09-02 22:45

Literacy: Functional English - speaking, listening & communication, SLlr/E2.2, SLlr/E2.3

ESOL: ESOL Lr/E2.2a, ESOL Lr/E2.3a, ESOL Lr/E2.3c

Context: Retail Hospitality Customer service

Resource type: Listening and/or speaking activity, Worksheet or assignment

Level: E2

Two listening exercises based on everyday events. Each provides a transcript and written questions so they could also be used as reading comprehension exercises.
1) Asking where the pasta is in Asda
2) Listening to a weather forecast
Fully mapped to E2 Literacy (listening) and E2 Functional English (speaking, listening and communication). Also suitable for ESOL.

Entry Functional English listening tasks x 4

Submitted by Hazel Hughes on Sun, 2011-08-28 13:03

Literacy: SLlr/E1.1, SLlr/E1.2, SLlr/E1.3, SLlr/E2.2, SLlr/E2.3

Context: Health, Social care, Early years, Leisure Travel Tourism, News, Politics &Government items

Level: E1, E2

Resource type: Listening and/or speaking activity, Worksheet or assignment

Listening activities are few and far between but this fabulous set is ideal for, and fully mapped, to Entry 1 and 2 Functional English learners.
Based on four everyday listening events

  • An announcement in a station
  • A notice in a waiting room
  • A news report
  • A telephone conversation

Each provides practice listening for gist and detail in short explanations.

Listening for the main points

Submitted by Karen Bruin on Sat, 2010-03-06 22:22

Literacy: SLlr/E2.3

ESOL: ESOL Lr/E2.3a

Context: Employment skills & Public services

Resource type: Listening and/or speaking activity

Level: E2

A very useful listening exercise and the first one we have to specifically cover this curriculum element (listen for and identify the main points of short explanations or presentations).
Transcriptt to read out (or record), questions to ask, and extension ideas. The script is about travelling to a staff conference, making it ideal for work skills students.

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