Listening skills should include the ability to understand and act on basic information in the following situations:
- Personal Information: Name, Address, Telephone #., Nationality Etc.
- Telling the Time
- Numbers, Cardinal and Ordinal
- Simple Directions and Prepositions of Place
- Simple Descriptions of People and Places
- Descriptions of people: looks and character, the family
- Food drink and restaurants
- Likes and dislikes
- The home, rooms, furniture
- Town & country
- Shops and shopping
- The weather
- Time, the seasons, months, weeks, days etc.
- Films and television
- Leisure and interests
- Holidays – travel – hotels
Language functions concern “chunks of language” which provide essential phrases for everyday use.
- Introductions and greetings: How do you do? / Pleased to meet you. / How are you? , etc.
- Asking for information: How do you spell ____? / How do you pronounce? / Where is the nearest bank? / What does “X” mean?, etc.
- Offering: Can I help you? / Would you like some …? etc.
- Requesting: May I have a coffee? / Could you help me? etc.
- Inviting: Would you like to come with me?
- Suggesting: Shall we go out this evening? / Let’s have some lunch. / Why don’t we play some tennis? etc.
- Asking for descriptions: What is he like? / What does it look like? etc.
- Buying and selling: Which size are you? / How much does it cost? etc.
- Asking for directions: Excuse me, where is the train station? / Where is the nearest bank? etc.
- The language of travel: Hotels, restaurants, trains and planes, etc.
- Giving advice: You should see a doctor / I think he should work harder. etc.
Grammar objectives for basic English courses.
ESL Curriculum for Listening, Speaking and Vocabulary.