SPOKEN ANNOUNCEMENTS STUDY
Designed to support a school trip to Red Funnel Ferries
ENGLISH Upper Key Stage 2
Variants: High Ability students
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Whilst on board, students will listen carefully to any announcements which are delivered over the public address system and record any key vocabulary which is specific to maritime travel. The resource task enables them to acquire a knowledge of the linguistic conventions of spoken language as they will later carry out a study of one of the announcements, which will have been delivered on board.
When pupils arrive back at school, they will be provided with a transcript of one of Red Funnel’s spoken announcements. They will complete an analysis of the text.
Once complete, they will be asked to re-write the announcement using non-standard English and an informal tone. To create a stark contrast, the more informal and ‘dialect-driven’, the better. Once written, students can deliver their ‘incorrect’ versions of the announcement
to the rest of the class. This will provide pupils with a deeper understanding as to why spoken safety announcements have to be written in a specific format.
This could then be given to pupils in another group, to see if they can translate the document.
Key Skills Practised
Writing for a specific audience/purpose
Understanding the linguistic conventions of spoken language
Adapting language and style in a range of contexts
During the Visit
Students listen to the content of spoken announcements and record key words and other relevant information.
Students study the spoken word in context. They will study the use of informal tone. They will use non-standard English.
Students will demonstrate their skills of standard and non-standard English. Students will demonstrate their skills of formal and informal tone.
They will demonstrate their speaking skills. Students will use the visit as a source of further tasks, if appropriate.
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