ESOL Lr/L1.1a Extract information from texts of varying genre, e.g. radio, TV
Lr/L1.1 listen for and identify relevant information from explanations and presentations on a range of straightforward topics
1a. Extract information from texts of varying length and genre, e.g. on radio, TV or presentations
- Identify key words, collocations and fixed expressions within a range of contexts, and make use of this lexis to help to recognise text type, register and content.
Example: In the context of law and order, key lexis might be accused, capital punishment, bail, get off lightly, prosecutions. "In my presentation today I am going to describe and compare the system of law and order in this country with the system in my country, Thailand. In particular, I will look at the different attitudes to capital punishment, drug-trafficking, terrorism, and how the accused are treated before they are prosecuted."
- Guess the meaning of unknown words through understanding of context, and through understanding the meaning of adjacent words, and apply this strategy when listening to a range of texts of some complexity.
Example: You're a percussionist, so what do you play?
"Percussion actually covers over 650 instruments and... um... I actually try to play as many as I can but I think even in my lifetime... erm... I don't think I would be able to come across them all, because there are so many and they come from different parts of the world... um... but basically I play what is called tuned percussion, and that really entails xylophone, marimba - which is like a xylophone except lower in pitch - um... and then you've got the timpani or kettle drums, and a vast amount of other drums."
- Identify the main ideas in a range of listening texts, e.g. fairly lengthy presentations and reports, interactions, interviews, debates