ESOL Sc/E1.1a Use stress & intonation to make speech comprehensible

ESOL Sc/E1.1 Speak clearly to be heard and understood in simple exchanges
Sc/E1.1a Use stress and intonation to make speech comprehensible to a sympathetic native speaker

  • develop awareness of word stress and place stress on the correct syllable in familiar words. E.g.station, computer, appointment
  • develop ability to place stress on key words in utterances. E.g. Can I smoke here? I only speak a little English.
  • understand that English has many unstressed vowels and be able to approximate the sound of the schwa. E.g. Can I go home at 11 o’clock today?
  • be able to approximate appropriate intonation patterns, e.g. to indicate politeness. E.g. Can I see the manager, please? (with rising intonation)

This activity encourages ESOL students:
- To communicate with each other while moving around the classroom,
- To revise Past Simple (questions and answers),
- To practise basic numeracy (subtraction).

With extensive teachers’ notes

Level
E2
E1
Maths
AN N1/E3.2
ESOL
ESOL Sc/E2.2a make requests: ask for things or action
ESOL Sc/E1.1a Use stress & intonation to make speech comprehensible
ESOL Lr/E1.4a Listen and respond to requests for personal information
ESOL Speak to communicate

Buying a ticket provides prompts, dialogue scripts and other ideas for speaking and listening work, along with reading practice (obtaining information from texts). Covers football, cinema, bus and train tickets.
Originally used with the DfES ESOL E1 Skills for Life materials (Unit 4 – Local Transport, page 11 – Buying a ticket) but can be used alone. http://rwp.excellencegateway.org.uk/readwriteplus/Learning_Materials_ES…

Level
E1
ESOL
ESOL Lr/E1.2b Listen for detail & respond, in a face-to-face situation
ESOL Rw/E1.1a
ESOL Sc/E1.1a Use stress & intonation to make speech comprehensible
ESOL Sc/E1.1b Articulate the sounds of English to be comprehensible to a sympathetic native speaker
ESOL Sc/E1.2a Make requests: ask for things or action
ESOL Sc/E1.3b Ask for information
ESOL Sc/E1.3dc  Ask for clarification
Context
Art Film Media Music TV
Motor vehicles & Transport
Sport