ESOL Lr/E1.5c Take part in more formal exchanges

ESOL Lr/E1.5 Speak and listen in simple exchanges and in everyday contexts
ESOL Lr/E1.5c Take part in more formal exchanges (see also Sd/E1.1b)

  • recognise and respond to, e.g. a) instructions b) offers c) requests for information in a formal situation. Example: (with the doctor): - Good morning. - Good morning. - Take a seat. - Thank you. - What can I do for you? - Well, I've got...

A dialogue (between the pharmacist and the customer) ordering exercise followed by paired speaking and listening practice. Easily adapted to many situations.

Level
Entry Level 1
ESOL
ESOL Sd/E1.1b Take part in more formal interaction
ESOL Lr/E1.5c Take part in more formal exchanges
ESOL Lr/E1.4b Recognise different question words
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service
Health, Social care, Early years

A set of two resources:
PPT with audio, so you can leave students pressing the left button and repeating the words, while you attend to others. 13 different objects such as pen, stapler, ruler, etc. are covered.
Classroom equipment cards
These cards show some items of vocabulary for equipment which could be requested in class. 12 different objects such as calculator, pencil case, rubber, etc. are included. Cards can be used with or without the words attached – see ideas below.
Picture cards only:

Level
M8
Entry Level 1
English
AL Rw/E1.1 Have limited, meaningful sight vocabulary of words, signs, symbols
Pre-entry
pE Rw/M8.3
ESOL
ESOL Sc/E1.2b Make requests: ask permission
ESOL Sc/E1.2a Make requests: ask for things or action
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Lr/E1.5c Take part in more formal exchanges
Context
Education and teaching

A straightforward dialogue for paired speaking and listening practice. 2 pages – the second page allows for changes to be added.

Level
Entry Level 1
ESOL
ESOL Lr/E1.4b Recognise different question words
ESOL Lr/E1.5c Take part in more formal exchanges
ESOL Sd/E1.1b Take part in more formal interaction
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service

Problems in the home PPT provides group spelling and vocabulary practice along with ideas for speaking practice. Look at the pictures, discuss what the people do (electricians, gas engineers, plumbers, etc.) and the problems they fix. Then type the correct spelling into the box (ideal with a cordless keyboard) before checking the correct spelling with a mouse click. Finish with some skimming and scanning practice using related information from the Yellow Pages.

Level
Entry Level 1
Entry Level 2
ESOL
ESOL Lr/E1.5c Take part in more formal exchanges
ESOL Lr/E1.4b Recognise different question words
ESOL Rt/E1.1a Follow a short narrative on a familiar topic or experience
ESOL Rt/E1.1b Obtain information from texts
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Sd/E1.1b Take part in more formal interaction
ESOL Ww/E1.1a
ESOL Ww/E1.1c
Context
Independent living