The idea of this exercise is to practice listening for content as well as learning and applying English expressions both old and new.
The beauty of this type of exercise is they can listen to anything they want!
Here's how it works...
If you're a Pro Member, download a pre-made copy of the listening worksheet, or copy and paste the information below, and give it to your students in paper or digital form.
Assign them things to watch or listen to, and ask them to fill in the worksheet.
Review the answers together and answer any questions they may have before, after, or during the next class.
The worksheet has PRE-LISTENING, LISTENING, and POST LISTENING activities to answer to give them a complete idea about what they are listening to.
I’m listening to _________________________________ Length of audio: ______
Pre-Listening: Know what you're listening to.
- What type of audio/video is it? (Podcast, conversation, comedy series, etc.) ___________________________________________________________________________________
- What is the objective of this audio/video? (ex. to make me laugh, to teach marketing, to inform, to argue, etc.) ___________________________________________________________________________________
Listening: Know what you’re listening for.
- Write one sentenceanswering what the audio/video was about?
- Write 1-2 sentences with details from the listening. (What did you understand?)
- Write 1-3 OLD words or expressions that you heard. (Ones you already knew.) __________________________________________________________
- Write 1-2 NEW words or expressions (then ask a teacher to confirm.)
Post-Listening: Know what listened to.
- Did it accomplish its objective? Why or why not?
Consider Your Time - You don't need to spend that much time reviewing unless you want to assign it as proper homework and use it in your lessons.
Easter Egg Lessons:
Think Twice - It could cause some of us to really think about the things we watch and why we watch them, which could ultimately save us time if we eliminate the more useless things.
What else can you find?