ESOL Lr/L2.2a Listen to a narrative or conversation

ESOL Lr/L2.2 Listen to, understand and follow lengthy or multistep instructions and narratives on a range of topics and in a range of contexts
Lr/L2.2a Listen to a narrative or conversation

  • Recognise context, including the level of formality, and be aware that it is not necessary to understand every word in order to do so. Example: Recognise the structure of a spoken narrative, e.g.: • general idea • specific point • example and elaboration
  • Be aware that narratives often follow predictable patterns and use understanding of discourse markers to help to follow the narrative. Example: Well, it was very interesting working and living in a different culture. There were quite a few pretty embarrassing incidents, quite steep learning curve for me! (laughs) For instance, we used to have breakfast together as staff and you eat with your fingers, so it was quite important that you wash your hands. Um … the first time …the first day at school, I remember washing my hands in the water, there are … they put bowls on the table with water and I washed my hands in the water and everyone laughed ‘cause …

These two lessons explore the Windrush Scandal. 

The video gives an opportunity to listen for gist and detail, and is followed by a focus on sentence stress and intonation.

The article gives an opportunity for learners to analyse the purpose of the text and look at persuasive techniques, and is accompanied by a vocabulary from context exercise.

Level 1
Level 2
FE L2.1 Identify relevant information from extended explanations or presentations
FE L2.2 Follow narratives & lines of argument
FE L2.11 Identify when main points are sufficient & when specific details are important
FE L1.13 Use reference materials & appropriate strategies for a range of purposes, inc. to find word meanings
FE L1.17 Read & understand a range of specialist words in context
FE L2.14 Understand how textual features/devices can shape meaning for different audiences/purposes
GCSE Reading AO1a Identify/interpret explicit & implicit information & ideas
GCSE English Reading AO2 Explain & analyse language & structure
ESOL Lr/L1.1a Extract information from texts of varying genre, e.g. radio, TV
ESOL Lr/L1.2e Listen for phonological detail
ESOL Lr/L1.6b Follow a discussion without participating e.g. on TV
ESOL Lr/L2.1a Extract information from extended texts in a non-face-to-face context, e.g. radio
ESOL Lr/L2.2a Listen to a narrative or conversation
ESOL Lr/L2.2e Listen for phonological detail
ESOL Rw/L1.2a Recognise & understand vocabulary associated with different types of text, using appropriate strategies to work out meaning
ESOL Rt/L1.2a Know how language and other textual features are used to achieve different purposes
ESOL Rw/L2.3a Recognise & understand vocabulary associated with different text types
ESOL Rt/L2.2a Identify the purposes of a wide range of texts, whether inferred or explicitly stated
News, Politics & Government items