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Model Standards - Life Skills Listening

Model Standards - Life Skills Listening


Life Skills Listening

 

Test Form

Model Standards Listening Skill

51 52 53 54 55 56 BH* FT*
Beginning Literacy

Demonstrate understanding of simple words, phrases, and questions drawn from familiar material such as personal information or the immediate physical setting

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Demonstrate understanding of high-frequency commands and expressions of courtesy

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Beginning – Low

Demonstrate comprehension of simple words in context of common, everyday situations

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Demonstrate comprehension of basic commands through physical action

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Demonstrate understanding of simple face-to-face conversations using previously learned material

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Demonstrate strategies to check for understanding – clarifying by attempting to reproduce what has been heard, for example

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Respond appropriately to short emergency warnings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beginning – High

Demonstrate understanding of simple words and phrases drawn from learned topics

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Identify the main topic of conversation in familiar material

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Demonstrate understanding of non-face-to-face speech in familiar contexts, such as simple phone conversations and routine announcements

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Recognize words that signal differences between present, past, and future events

 

 

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Respond appropriately to short emergency warnings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intermediate – Low

Demonstrate understanding of simple questions and answers, statements, and face-to-face conversations in standard dialect containing some unfamiliar vocabulary

 

 

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Recognize basic constructions, such as subject-verb agreement
("He work" vs. "He works")

 

 

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Demonstrate understanding of telephone conversations on familiar material in familiar contexts [taken here to include phone conversations between other people]

 

 

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Intermediate – High

Identify main ideas and most supporting detail in factual material relating to everyday topics

 

 

 

 

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Detect the mood of a message, determining to a limited degree such components as the attitudes and feelings of the speakers or the urgency of the message

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Demonstrate understanding of stories and other passages when vocabulary and structures are in familiar contexts

 

 

 

 

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Demonstrate understanding of everyday conversation with some repetition or slower speech

 

 

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Advanced – Low

Demonstrate understanding of the majority of face-to-face speech in standard dialect and at a normal rate; some repetition will be required

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Demonstrate understanding of abstract topics in familiar contexts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Demonstrate understanding of most of the language used in movies or broadcasts of a non-technical or very general nature

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Demonstrate understanding of new vocabulary in context through guessing strategies

 

 

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Advanced – High

Demonstrate understanding of conversation in encounters with native speakers without much repetition or rewording

 

 

 

 

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Demonstrate understanding of descriptions and narrations of factual and technical material

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*BH = Beg. High ESL Level Completion Test (F541,542)

*FT = CASAS Field Tests (F144-147)

This correlation reflects the application of basic skills from Beginning Low through Advanced High levels.

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