Listening 7 - ELP:
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By the end of this class I can:
identify the main reasons for and against an argument or idea in a discussion delivered in clear standard speech.
understand most of a radio programme about a familiar topic.
distinguish between relevant and irrelevant content in extended informal speech.
recognize when examples are being given in a structured presentation on an unfamiliar topic.
follow changes of topic in factual TV news items and form an idea of the main content.
understand scripted speech delivered quickly, if the accent is familiar.
follow the stages of a complex process described using non-technical language.
follow a natural group discussion, but may find it difficult to participate effectively.
understand detailed instructions well enough to be able to follow them without making mistakes.
recognize the speaker’s point of view in a structured presentation.
understand TV documentaries, interviews, plays and most films in standard speech.
understand main points and check comprehension by using contextual clues.
understand unscripted speech delivered quickly, if the accent is familiar.
recognize the use of hyperbole (e.g. It's going to take me years to finish this.).
extract the main points from news items, etc. with opinions, arguments and discussion.
understand cause and effect relationships in informal conversation at natural speed.
follow chronological sequences in extended informal speech at natural speed.
understand the speaker's point of view on most topics delivered at natural speed and in standard language.
understand the main ideas of complex technical discussions in their field.
recognize the tone and intended audience of a formal presentation.
distinguish between fact and opinion in informal discussion at natural speed.
C/ Community access tasks: Identify the most favourable movie review out of three movies reviewed on the radio by one reviewer. Take detailed telephone messages / voice-mail messages for others and pass them on orally or repeat them back. Take notes from a 200-250 words instructional / informational continuous oral pre-recorded text (e.g. information about university and college guides and calendars; application procedures) to find out specific answers to 5 -7 questions.
S / Study / Academic tasks: Identify details involving rational numbers (fractions, integers, whole numbers). Follow key language in a solution of a problem in a meaningful context involving rate, ratio, percentage, and proportion. Follow key language in a solution of a problem involving conversions of metric and imperial units to calculate area, perimeter, surface area, and volume. Follow key language in a demonstration of design problems and architectural patterns with the use of scaling, proportions and networks. Identify several short pieces of information, some based on inferences, about the characteristics of organisms, energy and matter, mechanics and machines, technology, from an oral presentation. Listen to oral instructions (e.g., on how to administer first aid for choking), follow visual aids and take notes; repeat the information back in detail. Identify several short pieces of information, some based on inferences, about the characteristics of Canadian cities, other geographical locations or communities, governments, institutions or population, from an oral presentation. Identify several short pieces of information, some based on inferences, about the characteristics of Canadian culture and other cultures. Identify several short pieces of information, some based on inferences, in a fragment of a Canadian short story, poem, non-fiction presented orally.
W / Workplace tasks: Take detailed telephone messages / voice-mail messages for others and pass them on orally / repeat them back. Take detailed orders and delivery / shipping instructions by phone. Listen to details when talking to suppliers and customers face-to-face or over the phone. Evaluate the factual accuracy of oral directions / instructions by checking details on a diagram or map. Follow simple directions given over the phone. Get information from an oral report detailing handling procedures for delicate material.