Listening skills involve identifying the speaker’s purpose, main ideas and supporting details. Tone, register, word choice and rhetorical devices are used to help convey the speaker’s meaning.
Watch this short film clip which features the famous Formula 1 racing driver Sir Jackie Stewart talking about his favourite Scots words and his experience of being dyslexic. Then answer the quiz questions.
How dyslexia drove racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart to success
How many times was Sir Jackie Stewart Formula 1 world champion?
In which situation does Sir Jackie say that he felt ‘jiggered’?
Coming out of a Formula 1 car after a race
During his schooldays
Winning the World Championship
What is the main purpose of Sir Jackie’s story about his serious accident in the 1966 Belgian Grand Prix?
To illustrate the dangers of motor racing
To describe a situation which caused him to feel ‘jiggered’
To explain the consequences of losing control of a racing car
In the course of telling the story of his accident, Sir Jackie uses the word ‘aquaplaning’. Of which language feature is this an example?
The jargon of motor racing
Which of the following definitions comes closest to the meaning of the word ‘jiggered’ as it is used in the film clip?
To be exhausted or tired out by an experience
To suffer serious injuries after an accident
To be laughed at
What is the main role of the presenter in this clip?
To ask Sir Jackie Stewart a series of questions
To provide background information about Sir Jackie’s career and make links between his comments
To provide a commentary on Sir Jackie’s answers
Which of the Scots words used in the film clip means ‘to be annoyed or irritated by something’?
Giving it laldy
What is the stated purpose of the film clip?
To illustrate Sir Jackie Stewart’s favourite Scots word
To provide a summary of Sir Jackie Stewart’s racing career
To explain why Sir Jackie Stewart is so famous
The presenter says that success and fame were not always part of [Sir Jackie Stewart’s] life. Which of the following is given as an example of this?
He experienced difficulties at school as a result of dyslexia
He suffered serious injuries in the Belgian Grand Prix
He grew up in Dumbarton
What was the most significant effect that dyslexia had on Sir Jackie Stewart’s life?
It led him to think he was a failure
It drove him to reach a higher level in motor sport
It led him to want to leave school