E-05.04 Use Food & Things as  Context for the Next Round of Guidance in Listening & Speaking

Work/Life English

E-05.04 Use Food & Things as Context for the Next Round of Guidance in Listening & Speaking

Listening - Speaking With Understanding

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English in Everyday Life: Food & Things

WorkLife English: Competency-Based Listening/Speaking, Book 2 Chapter 4.  


 13 + 3 = 16 pp

Who It’s For: Language Teachers, Helpers, & (High Beginning & Above) Learners Getting Used to Thematic Vocabulary, Audio in Context, Pronunciation Features, & On-Tasking Interaction—All with the Aim of Building Oral-Language Skills

Why It’s Useful: The format & pursuits of each of ten Chapters of WorkLife English: A Competency-Based Listening/Speaking Book 2: English in Everyday Life are equivalent.  Even so, as each new Chapter comes up, teachers & acquirers of oral English-language skills are likely to approach it with more familiarity and confidence than they had previously.  Exercise instructions or Activity procedures may require less effort—so  text users will be able to take in Vocabulary & Grammar and get Main Ideas + Meaningful Detail (plus “Extra Words,” Contractions, Reduced Forms) of Audio models with ease.  Aware of pertinent goals, they’ll also “get into the spirit” of Info-Gap as well as other Paired / Group effort,  optimizing their own improvement while helping others progress.  And as is often the case, in Chapter 4 it will be fun to accomplish these goals while thinking, talking, and exchanging knowledge about “Food & Things.”

What You’ll Do: 

[1] The Chapter 4 Opener announces that its text and its Audio addresses Competencies like “Understanding Comparison Shopping,” “Expressing Amounts,” “Ordering Food,” “Making Meal Plans & Shopping Lists.”  Grammar in Focus is the Verb Be; Possessives (Nouns, Pronouns, Adjectives); Two-Word Verbs. Vocabulary is items in Food Stores & Eating Places.

[2] Part One listeners might empathize with a mother or her son disagreeing on foods to purchase in a market.  Part Two speakers get to polish their enunciation of Initial Consonants—and of added -(e)s endings on words for items to buy. Gaining confidence in “Reductions” like  ( = you, your, of, a, etc.), Part Three participants get to comprehend / (re)produce fluent restaurant exchanges.  And in Part Four, they interact to locate items in a fridge and to complete a Shopping List.   

[3]  As usual, text users can consult highlighted language in the attached AudioScript pages if necessary—or for reinforcement of the correlation between the sound aural speech and the look of written text.  In case they’re of interest, you / they can a get a four-page Answer Key for Text Exercises in Download E-05.11—and/or an 11-page collection of Pronunciation Supplements in E-05.12.