ESOL Sc/E1.3b Ask for information

Sc/E1.3: Ask questions to obtain specific information
ESOL Sc/E1.3b:  Ask for information

  • Ask questions  Examples: What's your name? Do you speak Hindi? Where do you work?
  • Understand conventional ways of introducing a request for information, e.g. Excuse me. Examples: Excuse me. What's the time, please? Can I help you? Yes. How much is this jacket, please?

(See also Lr/E1.2e)

A speaking and listening activity designed to practise asking where food items are in a supermarket. Also involves practise with the numbers 1 to 8.
The sheet is repeated five times – with food items in different positions (numbered supermarket aisles) on each sheet.

Linked to Cambridge Pre-entry ESOL Activities 7a Excuse me …

Level
M8
Entry Level 1
English
SLlr/E1.6
SLc/E1.4
AL SLc/E1.3
Pre-entry
pre-Entry SLlr/M8.1 Listen and respond to familiar people in simple/personal contexts
pre-Entry SLlr/M8.2 Listen to & answer simple questions about personal details/experiences/events & narratives
pre-Entry SLc/M8.2 Ask questions using key words, signs, symbols to obtain information
pre-Entry SLc/M8.3 Use growing vocabulary to convey meaning to the listener (beyond that of purely personal significance)
ESOL
ESOL Sc/E1.4b Give personal information
ESOL Sc/E1.4a Make simple statements of fact
ESOL Sc/E1.3b Ask for information
ESOL Sc/E1.3a  Ask for personal details
ESOL Lr/E1.4b Recognise different question words
ESOL Lr/E1.2b Listen for detail & respond, in a face-to-face situation
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service
Independent living
Catering Food Nutrition

Lovely set of speaking, listening and discussion resources for the start of term in E1 ESOL classes. Covers taking part in social conversation; listening and responding to requests for personal information; accepting and declining offers / invitations (e.g. Would you like a sandwich?), and much more.
Includes question cards, would you like cards, food cards and a do-you-like questionnaire / ice breaker.
Full mapped and with detailed teaching ideas.

Level
Entry Level 1
ESOL
ESOL Sd/E1.1a Take part in social interaction
ESOL Sc/E1.4b Give personal information
ESOL Sc/E1.3b Ask for information
ESOL Sc/E1.3a  Ask for personal details
ESOL Lr/E1.5b Take part in social conversation
ESOL Lr/E1.4b Recognise different question words
ESOL Lr/E1.4a Listen and respond to requests for personal information
ESOL Lr/E1.2e Listen & extract key information

A fabulous set of integrated activities that cover food vocabulary, use of is/are, paired speaking and listening practice (asking the price of food – with fill-in dialogue cards), reading and writing shopping lists.

Level
Entry Level 1
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.1a Recognise a limited number of words, signs and symbols
ESOL Rt/E1.1b Obtain information from texts
ESOL Rs/E1.1a Read and recognise simple sentence structures:
ESOL Sc/E1.3b Ask for information
ESOL Sc/E1.4d Make statements of fact clearly
ESOL Ws/E1.1a Construct a simple sentence, using basic word order & verb form
Context
Catering Food Nutrition
Independent living
Retail Hospitality Customer service

A trip to the cinema is an interactive narrative that follows family as they select a film to see (skimming and scanning), catch the bus (buying a ticket), ask for directions to the cinema, buy cinema tickets and snacks!
Provides prompts, dialogue scripts, maps and other ideas for speaking and listening work. Ideal for revision or recapping after student have covered buying things, giving directions, asking for information, etc.
Please read the notes area on slide 1 of this PPT for teaching ideas, curriculum links, etc.

Level
Entry Level 1
ESOL
ESOL Lr/E1.3b Follow directions
ESOL Rt/E1.1b Obtain information from texts
ESOL Rw/E1.1a Recognise a limited number of words, signs and symbols
ESOL Sc/E1.2a Make requests: ask for things or action
ESOL Sc/E1.3b Ask for information
ESOL Sc/E1.3c Ask for directions and location
ESOL Sc/E1.4c Give directions and instructions
Context
Art Film Media Music Radio TV
Leisure, Hobbies, Travel & Tourism

Weather, temperature and seasons covers vocabulary and spelling topics along with many ideas for speaking practice (asking about the temperature, making small talk). Lots of examples using intensifier ‘very’.

Level
Entry Level 1
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.1a Recognise a limited number of words, signs and symbols
ESOL Sd/E1.1c Express likes, dislikes, feelings, etc
ESOL Sc/E1.3b Ask for information
ESOL Sc/E1.4a Make simple statements of fact
ESOL Sc/E1.4d Make statements of fact clearly
ESOL Ww/E1.1a Use and spell correctly some personal key words and familiar words

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
Entry Level 1
ESOL
ESOL Lr/E1.2b Listen for detail & respond, in a face-to-face situation
ESOL Rw/E1.1a Recognise a limited number of words, signs and symbols
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 Radio TV
Motor vehicles & Transport
Sport

Buying clothes provides group vocabulary work along with many ideas for speaking practice. Please read the notes area on slide 1 of the PPT for teaching ideas, curriculum links, etc.
Covers buying a t-shirt (can be used with separate dialogue/clothes cards available below as PDF file), laundry symbols, UK shoe and clothes sizes, fabric patterns.

Level
Entry Level 1
ESOL
ESOL Rw/E1.1a Recognise a limited number of words, signs and symbols
ESOL Sc/E1.2a Make requests: ask for things or action
ESOL Sc/E1.3b Ask for information
ESOL Sc/E1.4a Make simple statements of fact
Context
Retail Hospitality Customer service

Beautiful prompt sheet for question and answer work – originally used with the DfES ESOL E1 Skills for Life materials (Unit 6 – The Neighbourhood) but can be used alone.
http://rwp.excellencegateway.org.uk/readwriteplus/LearningMaterialsESOL

Level
Entry Level 1
ESOL
ESOL Lr/E1.2b Listen for detail & respond, in a face-to-face situation
ESOL Lr/E1.2c Listen for grammatical detail
ESOL Sc/E1.1b Articulate the sounds of English to be comprehensible to a sympathetic native speaker
ESOL Sc/E1.3b Ask for information
ESOL Sc/E1.4d Make statements of fact clearly