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Listening skills

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ENGLISH HOME LANGUAGE

Grade 6

Module 13

LISTENING SKILLS

TEST YOUR LISTENING SKILLS

Listen to a short news report or any discussion on a current situation of interest (your teacher will prepare a tape recording for you).

Summarise the report or discussions by writing down three points that you regard as most important.

Some tips before you start:

  • Concentrate all the time.
  • Do not allow your thoughts to wander.
  • Think about what you are hearing.
  • Try to identify the main ideas.
  • Write down key words or phrases.

Make a summary:

Table 1
LO 1.5  
  • Let’s do the exercise one more time. This time, indicate which of the following made you decide on each of the main points: content of the report, the choice of words, or voice tone.
Table 2
Point in summary Content Choice of words Tone
1      
2      
3      
4      
5      
6      
7      
       

TRY AGAIN

Ask your teacher to play a recording of a longer report or discussion. Try to write down five points this time.

A LAST TRY

Ask your teacher to play an even longer recording and try to write down seven points.

  • Are you satisfied or do you need more practice?
  • Which of the tips for writing summaries do you still need to concentrate on?
Table 3
LO 1.3.1  

DEBATING

TELEVISION AND YOU

  • Is television one of your favourite pastimes?
  • How many hours do you watch television every day?
  • Are your parents happy with the programmes that you watch?

Good evening.It is seven o'clock and here is the news …

Figure 1
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  • Do you have friends who spent too much time watching television?
  • Do you have friends who watch poor programmes?

Ask your teacher to allow you to discuss these questions with some of your classmates.

Table 4
LO 2.1.3  

Answer the following questions:

1. List the three most favourite programmes of your group. Include the day they are shown as well as the time.

2. If you could choose a programme no longer to be aired, which would you choose? Justify your answer.

3. Each channel has a specific target audience. Which channel do you watch the least and why?

Table 5
LO 1.1  

Are you able to report back to the rest of the class if asked?

  • Ask your teacher to help you to assess yourself by using the table below
Table 6
LO/AS ASSESSMENT STANDARDS FOR DEBATING MAX 4
2.1.3 Shares ideas  
2.1.3 Offers opinions  
2.1.4 Asks challenging questions  
2.1.4 Responds to challenging questions  
2.1.5 Develops factual and reasonable answers  

GROUP WORK

Peer Assessment

Ask someone in your group to assess your participation as group member.

I was assessed by _______________________

Table 7
LO/AS ASSESSMENT STANDARDS FOR GROUP PARTICIPATION 1 2 3 4
2.2.1 Actively involved in decisions made.        
  A valuable contribution was made to the discussion.        
2.2.2 Contribution was constructive (positive).        
2.2.3 Sensitivity was shown towards cultural differences.        
2.2.4 Diplomatic language was used (in conflict situations).        
  • If you have any other comments about the group work, feel free to write them below.
  • CHECK: ARE YOU ASKING ABOUT WORDS YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND

COMPREHENSION

Table 8
LO 3.1  
  • Refer to the viewing on the M-NET channel in order to answer the questions that follow:

M-NET

Table 9
KTV:  
  07:00 Marvin the Tap Dancing Horse  
  07:30 Mona the Vampire  
  08:00 Jackie Chan Adventures  
  08:30 Mummy Nanny  
  09:00 What’s Hot  
  09:30 Outriders  
  10:00 My Best Friend Is An Alien  
  10:30 KTV Playback  
Supersport:  
  11:00 WrestlingWWE Superstars
  12:00 Variety SportTransworld Sport
  12:15 RugbyWorld Of Rugby
  12:45 RugbyBankfin Under 21, Lions vs Natal U/21, Ellis Park – Johannesburg (live) *Bankfin
  14:50 RugbyBankfin Currie Cup, Lions vs Natal Sharks, Ellis Park – Johannesburg (live) *Bankfin
  17:00 RugbyBankfin Currie Cup, Vodacom Free State Cheetahs vs Western Province, Vodacom Park – Bloemfontein (live) *Bankfin
  18:55 Supersport Scoreboard*Telkom Business. Interactive Show
  19:05 Fear FactorM Connection
  20:00 Liberty Heights 13Comedy Drama. Ben Foster, Adrien Brody.
  22:10 Big Brother II – Weekly Highlights
  22:40 Taps PGDrama. Tim Hutton, Tom Cruise.
  00:45 In The Mix 16Action Drama. Pras, Ja Rule, Tamala Jones.
  02:15 First Target PG 13Action. Daryl Hannah, Doug Savant.
  03:50 The Man With Rain In His Shoes 13Romantic Comedy. Douglas Henshall, Lena Headey.
  05:25 Deep In My Heart PG 13Drama. Gloria Reuben, Anne Bancroft.

QUESTIONS:

1. Look at the programmes for children

1.1 How long are the programmes for small children on?

1.2 Write down the title of a sci-fi programme?

1.3 Which karate expert has a programme based on him?

1.4 Why are children’s programmes shorter than adult’s programmes?

2. Look at the programmes after 11:00

2.1 How many programmes on rugby will be aired?

2.2 Explain what an interactive show is?

2.3 Explain what selective viewing is?

2.4 If you were to watch one programme, which one would you choose?

2.5 Fill in the different types of programmes and their titles on a table below.

Assessment

Table 10
Learning Outcomes(LOs)
LO 1
LISTENINGThe learner is able to listen for information and enjoyment, and respond appropriately and critically in a wider range of situations.
Assessment Standards(ASs)
 
We know this when the learner:
1.1 enjoys listening and responds critically to different kinds of oral texts such as stories, legends, peoms, plays, debates and talks;
1.3 identifies and discusses key features such as context, speaker’s body language, content, register, and choice of words:
1.3.1 discusses how they affect the listener and why;
1.5 listens for information in a variety of oral texts (debates, explanations, reports, television documentaries), summarises main ideas, and notes specific details.
LO 2
SPEAKINGThe speaker is able to communicate effectively in spoken language in a wide range of situations.
We know this when the learner:
2.1 communicates experiences, more complex ideas and information in more challenging contexts, for different audiences and purposes:
2.1.1 uses language for interpersonal communication which reveals deeper personal feelings and reflections (e.g. talk about emotions and aspirations);
2.1.3 shares ideas and offers opinions on challenging topics in a logical, coherent and structured way (e.g. poster presentations, reports, debates);
2.1.5 develops factual and reasonable arguments to justify opinions;
LO 3
READING AND VIEWINGThe learner is able to read and view for information and enjoyment, and to respond critically to the aesthetic, cultural and emotional values in texts.
We know this when the learner:
3.1 reads and responds critically to a variety of South African and international fiction and non-fiction (journals, poetry, novels, short plays, newspapers, textbooks, etc.):
3.1.1 reads aloud and silently, adjusting reading strategies to suit the purpose and audience;
3.2 views and discusses various visual and multimedia texts (e.g. photographs, television advertisements, dramas and documentaries, Internet and CD-ROMs where available):
3.2.1 interprets and discusses message;
3.2.2 identifies and discusses techniques such as lighting and sound effects, choice of images, camera angles, shape and design, graphics, etc., and their effect on the viewer;
3.7 identifies and critically discusses cultural and social values in texts:
3.7.1 interprets the writer’s intentional and unintentional hidden messages;
3.7.2 identifies different perspectives within more complex text and gives own perspectives based on evidence within the text;
3.8 understands and uses information texts appropriately:
3.8.1 summarises main and supporting ideas;
3.8.2 selects and records relevant information appropriately.

Memorandum

1.1 30 minutes

1.2 My best friend is an alien.

1.3 Jackie Chan

  • Their concentration span is shorter.

2.1 Four

2.2 It is a show in which there is active audience participation.

2.3 Selective viewing takes place when the viewer chooses (selects) certain programmes for viewing, and doesn’t simply view everything.

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