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ACSF Oral Level 2 Sample Activities


Personal(expressing identity)

  • Makes a telephone call and responds appropriately to questions which require basic personal details, e.g. makes an appointment at the community health centre
  • Participates in short casual conversation with a colleague/friend/classmate expressing personal understanding of event/issue/preference
  • Locates and selects information from a spoken text, e.g. listening for the time and channel of a preferred TV program

Cooperative(interacting in groups)

  • Participates in task distribution which requires some negotiation with other members of the group, e.g. job rotation, organising a class excursion, farewell drinks for a colleague, filling shift for worker who will be/is absent
  • Discusses issues from company or union newsletter, community, recreational or social club newsletter
  • Participates in an informal conversation, e.g. exchanges greetings with and expresses opinion to a fellow group member, asks questions and makes comments that expand ideas and seek clarification

Procedural(performing tasks)

  • Explains routine procedures to others, e.g. workplace safety procedures, fire drill, how to secure lockers at swimming pool
  • Reports a problem/hazard/fault/ defect to a supervisor or utility company
  • Asks questions to clarify and confirm instructions, e.g. questions steps in a new procedure if unsure, confirms necessary arrangements for child to attend school excursion
  • Listens to short, explicit instructions to learn new procedures needed to complete a task, e.g. uses a piece of machinery in the workplace, uses a computer program 

Technical (using tools and technology)

  • States/describes problems with a technology, e.g. need for left-handed mouse
  • Follows directions to perform a sequence of routine tasks, e.g. uses machinery/equipment such as a fax machine, fork lift, makes pre-operational checks on machinery/plant equipment, uses distance education to participate in instruction
  • Listens to brief recorded telephone instructions and acts appropriately, e.g. uses dial selection to pay a bill, selects a preferred GP

Systems(interacting in organisations)

  • Receives and passes on straightforward messages, e.g. variations to work roster or training timetable, changes to medical appointments
  • Participates in a face-to-face oral exchange, e.g. job interview, enquires about training opportunities, time of delivery or pick-up
  • Listens for specific information in a formal meeting

Public(interacting with the wider community)

  • Elicits and responds to information given in a public setting, e.g. information booth personnel to more effectively access public event/tourism venue/secure special-needs service
  • Listens to a radio program on a familiar, personally relevant topic and comments on an item of interest 

To achieve this level complete the following:

  • make an appointment giving personal details
  • participate in conversations and discussions with peers
  • locate information from a spoken text, e.g. listening for the time and channel of a tv program
  • participate in negotiating with other members of a group,eg. organising outing, job rotation
  • discuss issues from local newsletter
  • participate in discussions in meetings

  • explain safety procedures to others, eg. fire drill
  • report hazard to superviser
  • ask questions to clarify instructions
  • listen to instructions to learn procedures

  • ask for help if problems with technology
  • follow directions to perform routine tasks
  • listen to recorded telephone instructions and follows prompts

  • receive and pass on basic messages
  • participate in job interviews, inquire about training opportunities, time of delivery/pick up
  • listen for information in formal meeting

  • find information from information booth at an event/public place
  • listen to radio program and comment on item of interest