ESOL Lr/E2.2d Listen for phonological detail
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(i) Know that many varieties of English have a stress-timed rhythm and that many syllables include an unstressed vowel, and recognise where unstressed vowels occur in a text. E.g. Can you get me a cup of tea?
(ii) Be aware that the meaning of a sentence can be affected by the position of the main stress
(iii) Identify information or content words and understand that they are normally stressed in sentences. When listening, notice which words carry the main stress. E.g. Where were you on Friday? I phoned but you weren't in. Oh, I went to Brighton for the day.Was it fun? Yes, but it rained non-stop. (iv) Recognise and discriminate between individual sounds (v) Understand that listening in detail to the way speakers pronounce English can be a useful way to improve their own pronunciation and that relating sounds to letters and letter patterns can sometimes help learners to work out the correct spelling.
See also Ww/E2.1b (use knowledge of sound-symbol relationships and phonological patterns to help work out spellings)
Source: Adult ESOL Core Curriculum (DfES, 2001) (p128-9)