ACSF Oral 2.08 Listens for relevant information in oral texts across familiar contexts

2.08Listens for relevant information in oral texts across familiar contexts

High level support

May work with expert/mentor

Modelling available and accessible if requested

Familiar and predictable contexts

Limited range of contexts

Simple familiar texts with clear purpose

Familiar vocabulary

Explicit tasks involving a limited number of familiar processes, e.g. identifying, interpreting


Range and context

  • Comprehends language used in a limited number of contexts
  • Makes connections between own knowledge and experience and purpose of oral texts

Audience and purpose

  • Begins to demonstrate a recognition of the differences between the formal and informal registers

Structure and grammar

  • Follows the use of adjectives, pronouns and prepositions to describe people, places, things and events
  • Comprehends the use of simple verb tenses in sentences with 1 or more clauses
  • Comprehends oral texts which have a predictable structure and familiar vocabulary


  • Comprehends straightforward questions and instructions in order to exchange or obtain goods or services, gather and provide information
  • Responds to questions and takes turns to maintain simple conversations
  • Begins to identify key information relevant to an exchange
  • Asks questions to clarify meaning when listening
  • Indicates need for repetition


  • Recognises vocabulary related to personal details of self and family and relevant others, most aspects of everyday life, and other vocabulary of personal significance

Rhythm, stress, intonation

  • Recognises changes in stress and intonation


  • Interprets facial expressions and gestures to refine or confirm meaning