ESOL Lr/E3.2d Listen for grammatical detail

Listen for grammatical detail (i) Recognise questions, statements and instructions (ii) Know that different kinds of utterance have different kinds of features in terms of phonology and structure, and use this knowledge to help with understanding (iii) Identify key grammatical features appropriate to the level (e.g. past continuous, used to) and to genre, and notice the meaning implied by the use of different structures (e.g. the past continuous is often used to set the scene for the main action) (iv) Identify familiar grammatical structures and understand that they may differ in form from their equivalent in formal writing, e.g. contracted forms, ellipsis (v) Become aware that listening and noticing grammatical forms - and the way they are used in context - can be a useful way to increase knowledge of grammar, as it is used in spoken English.

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

4 Oct 2017. Updated information on source material added

A reading activity on legal age limits in different parts of the UK. Includes: education, voting, driving, marriage and work. Based on materials at: http://esol.britishcouncil.org/content/learners/uk-life/be-safe-uk/what…

Level
E3
E2
English
Functional English reading
ESOL
ESOL Ws/E3.1a
ESOL Sd/E3.1d Express views and opinions
ESOL Sc/E3.4e Give directions and instructions
ESOL Sc/E2.2a make requests: ask for things or action
ESOL Rt/E3.4a Extract the main points and ideas, and predict words from context.
ESOL Lr/E3.2d Listen for grammatical detail
Context
News, Politics & Government items