ESOL Lr/L1.2a Listen to explanation or narrative

ESOL Lr/L1.2 Listen for and understand explanations, instructions and narratives on different topics in a range of contexts
ESOL Lr/L1.2a Listen to an explanation or narrative

  • recognise context and be aware that it is not always necessary to understand every word in order to do so
  • be aware that explanations, narratives and instructions often follow predictable patterns, and use this understanding to predict content

Example: Note the discourse structure of an anecdote, e.g.: • establish location and key players • describe events in sequence • end with ‘punch line’ or narrator’s reaction

This resource is based on the DfES ESOL Skills for Life recording 'Changes interview 1'. 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
L1
English
E3.1 Identify and extract relevant information and detail in straightforward explanations
L1.1 Identify relevant information and lines of argument in explanations or presentations
ESOL
ESOL Lr/L1.1a Extract information from texts of varying genre, e.g. radio, TV
ESOL Lr/L1.2a Listen to explanation or narrative
ESOL Lr/L1.2d Listen for grammatical detail
ESOL Lr/L1.2e Listen for phonological detail
Context
History

*A Yorkshire Yarn is a short documentary series exploring the English language learning experiences of three students at the University of Huddersfield. There are three episodes in the series.*

1 The Tales of a Trainee Tutor
http://www.youtube.com/user/ESOLRESOURCES#p/a/u/2/Itb9nc9rIMg

Level
L1
L2
ESOL
ESOL Sc/L2.3b Ask for information
ESOL Sc/L1.2b Ask for information
ESOL Lr/L2.3a Respond to detailed or extended questions on a range of topics
ESOL Lr/L2.1a Extract information from extended texts in a non-face-to-face context, e.g. radio
ESOL Lr/L1.5a Respond to questions on a range of topics
ESOL Lr/L1.2a Listen to explanation or narrative
Context
Education