WorkLife English Book1, Chapter 3: Help. With Tapescript + Pronunciation Worksheets
10+ 2+4 = 16 pp
Who It’s For: (Teachers & Helpers of) New English-Language Learners Continuing to Build Confidence with Listening / Speaking Tasks Centered on Practical Matters
Why It’s Useful: Learners relatively new to instruction in Oral Language Skills are probably still focused on the practical results of oral interchange, such as numbers (in personal info, clock times, addresses, etc.); asking & giving directions; hearing & telling what people can or can’t do, and so on. Following the formats of prior Chapters from WorkLife English Skills Book 1, this Download elicits more specific responses.
What You’ll Do:
 The page 32 Strip Story, titled “Can You Help Me, Please?” introduces can / can’t structures related to English skills, personal-identity data, clock times, & street directions. Use it as usual for “warm-up” listening practice, pronunciation modeling, and/or contextualization of the material that follows.
 The Part One / Vocabulary Exercises on pages 33-35 elicit responses to requests relevant to timing, schooling, identification (personal + of language-skills levels), and street directions. So do the Tasks in Part Two / Listening on pages 36-37. In fact, even the Substitution segments in Part Three / Grammar in Conversation (pages 36-41) target these practical Language Functions.
 The highlighted sections of Tapescript pages 138-139, excerpted from the WorkLife English Skills Book 1 Instructor’s Annotated Edition, can be of help in presenting, practicing, and assessing know-how related to the material in Chapter 3, (incidentally) titled “Help.” So can pages 109-112, which display four extra “Pronunciation Worksheets.” (Suggestions on how to use these is on pages 94-95 of the I.A.E.) The first two of the pages are Dyad Info-Gap Activities. Then come items checking comprehension + articulation of words with “Complex Vowel Sounds.”