Teaching Adults to Listen and Speak to Communicate: Using the Learning Progressions is part of a set of resources developed to support the teaching of literacy and numeracy for adult learners. This resource is accompanied by 12 audio files which can be used:
as resources for activities
for assessing listening skills
as examples for mapping
For further information, see Teaching Adults to Listen and Speak to Communicate: Using the Learning Progressions (Appendices D, F, G, and page 6).
Builder’s recent accident
A builder tells an interviewer about a recent accident he had on-site
Builder’s accident 20 years ago
A builder tells an interviewer about an accident that happened 20 years ago
“One of Those Days”
Rap song by Yes King
Radio news report
Lecture about the display of human remains
Extract from a lecture about Te Papa exhibits.
Tutor instructs group
A tutor explains what is required for the next assignment
Shop assistant and shopper disagree about faulty goods
Movieline telephone message
Recorded message lists all movies and times of screenings for the next two days.
In-flight safety instructions
Recording of the routine safety reminders and instructions for a flight.
Builder and apprentice
A builder and his apprentice discuss the next steps in a job.
Three friends talk about a movie they have all seen (Second Hand Wedding)
Lecture about whales
Extract from a radio science lecture about whales
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