ESOL Lr/E3.2a Listen for detail in narratives & explanations

Listen for detail in narratives and explanations. (i) Understand and identify key words and phrases in a given context (ii) Understand that unstressed syllables or words can be difficult to hear, and may need to be guessed at. (iii) Listen for discourse markers and fixed expressions that indicate time, sequence or causality, e.g. first of all.., before you do that.., the reason I did that is.. (iv) Recognise discourse markers that indicate cause and effect or contrast, e.g. that's why, on the other hand (informal); as a result of, however (formal) (v) Recognise the meaning and role of idiomatic expression, metaphor and connotation as appropriate to the level (vi) Respond to detailed explanations as appropriate to context, e.g. by taking action, by making notes

This resource is based on the DfES ESOL Skills for Life recording 'Phoning about symptoms'. It gives exam practice questions (C&G style) in the first section and in the second section an activity to enable learners to tune in to the sounds of English. The first section can be completed in class and the second at home or the whole sheet can be given for homework. Listening development at home enables learners to listen as often as they wish and tune in until they hear the text more clearly.

Level
E3
English
E3.1 Identify and extract relevant information and detail in straightforward explanations
ESOL
ESOL Lr/E3.2a Listen for detail in narratives & explanations
ESOL Lr/E3.2b Listen for detail face to face or on the phone
ESOL Lr/E3.2c Listen for detailed instructions
ESOL Lr/E3.2d Listen for grammatical detail
ESOL Lr/E3.2e Listen for phonological detail
Context
Health, Social care, Early years
Independent living

A useful role play that provides the guest house owner’s script and prompts the student to complete the missing dialogue.
Designed to supplement the DfES ESOL materials (E3 unit 4 Getting to know the UK – page 9, Phoning a guest house) available at http://rwp.excellencegateway.org.uk/readwriteplus/Learning_Materials_ES… but can also be used independently.

Level
E3
English
SLlr/E3.2
SLlr/E3.1
SLc/E3.2
SLc/E3.3
ESOL
ESOL Lr/E3.2a Listen for detail in narratives & explanations
ESOL Sc/E3.2a Use formal language and register when appropriate
ESOL Sc/E3.3b Ask questions to obtain personal or factual information
ESOL Sc/E3.3d Ask for descriptions of people, places & things
Context
Leisure Travel Tourism