ESOL Lr/E1.1d Listen for gist & respond

Listen for gist and respond, in a face-to-face situation (see also Sc/E1.3d)

  • understand that much of the gist can be understood from context and non-verbal signals by the speaker
  • be able to signal they are listening, by using markers, e.g. yes, OK
  • understand that new language can be learned from listening actively and questioning
  • be able to ask for clarification and repetition

This resource is based on the DfES ESOL Skills for Life recording 'Buying a ticket'. 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.

E1.2 Identify and extract the main information from short statements and explanations
E1.4 Make requests and ask straightforward questions using appropriate terms and registers
E1.7 Understand and participate in simple discussions or exchanges with another person about a straightforward topic
ESOL Lr/E1.2a Listen for detail
ESOL Lr/E1.2b Listen for detail & respond, in a face-to-face situation
ESOL Lr/E1.1d Listen for gist & respond
ESOL Lr/E1.2e Listen & extract key information
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