ESOL Lr/L2.2d Listen for grammatical detail

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/L2.2d  Listen for grammatical detail

  • identify key grammatical features appropriate for the level, e.g. mixed passive and active voice, participle phrases, the use of pre- and post-modification
  • understand that certain grammatical features are likely to occur in certain spoken genres
  • recognise grammatical forms that are unlikely to occur in writing, e.g. dramatic present
  • understand that listening and noting features of both standard and non-standard grammar can be a useful way to develop knowledge of English

Example: Listen for and identify: • tense • active or passive voice • participle phrases in, e.g., a sports commentary: … and here’s McKenna running up the midfield, he passes to Webster who’s tackled by Ribeiro, but Wales continue to move forward. James to Anderson, Anderson a lovely ball, which is intercepted, and now it’s Portugal on the attack, and a foul … a late foul. Anderson is down, he was tackled off the ball and he’s lying on the ground, writhing in agony. My word, that was a nasty one.

A reading, writing, listening and discussion task. The topic is skills at risk and the older generation. Comprehension questions focus on the gist. The grammar focus is passive voice verbs. Learners will discuss and write sentences about their skills, and will write about traditional skills that are in danger of dying out.

Level 1
Level 2
General ESOL
ESOL Engage in discussion (Sd)
ESOL Sc/L1.3a Express statements of fact
ESOL Sc/L1.3b Give factual accounts
ESOL Sc/L2.4b Give factual accounts 
ESOL Lr/L1.2d Listen for grammatical detail
ESOL Lr/L2.2d Listen for grammatical detail
ESOL Rs/L2.1a Use implicit & explicit grammatical knowledge to help follow meaning and purpose of different texts
ESOL Ws/L2.1a Use a range of sentence structure which is fit for purpose
Catering Food Nutrition
Art Film Media Music Radio TV