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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Listening activities ^^

Hi, we are back!

Today we are going to show you some listening activities which we can use in our lessons ^^

Why have we choosen this activity? We, as teachers, want that our pupils are be able to use the language (English language in this case) to buy things, to ask for the price, etc. So, we can work all these knowledge in this activity at the same time they're enjoying ^^

* http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/tongue-twisters 

Tongue-twister is a very funny activity in which we can develop listening and speaking skills. It's related with the activity that we have mentioned before "If you want to buy, buy, if you don't want to buy, bye bye!".
We focus children's attention on the pronunciation, rhythm and intonation of the phrase. 

When children say it more quickly, they have to keep a good pronunciation, Don't forget it!

Expressing the weather and asking for them, is an essential knowledge we have to learn  to our students. With this activity we are teaching in a meaningful way, because they have to listen, to understand and to do something. It is not a passive activity, also it's funny for our learners :)

* http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/songs/were-going-the-zoo

We have chosen this song becuse it uses a lot of extralinguistic information to make the listening activity more comprehensible. The characters use body language (gestures, for example when they say kangaroo and lion), pictures of everything the song says...

A good way to know other cultures and festivities is through a short story. The images that accompain the story help students to understand the message. This is an interesting and funny activity with which students are motivated to learn.

This is a curious activity to develop listening skill. Students will enjoy watching this  funny documentary. The mix between animation and reality will do that children pay attention all the time. They will acquire key vocabulary in a context. Moreover,  the simulation is a good way to make the learning more meaningful.

Planet earth is a short history that show us interesting facts about the world we live in. In addition to developing the listening skill of our students, we can make them see that certain actions manmade  can destroy our world.

* http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/kids-talk/the-green-thing

The green thing is a documentary in which kids talk about that we can do to care the environment. This activity it's related with the above activity, so, children, after listening these sugges, will want carry out them in their house. This documentary, submitted by kids, can attract students attention and the learning about this topic can be succesful.
Of course, it's an activity very interesting in which they can improve their listening skills. :)

We believe that, this listening activity is very useful and encourages students to learn the transports topic, such as, ship, car, train, etc. therefore, we would like to recommend this song because it is more easy learn the transport in this way!
The contents and the vocabulary are easy and above all, it is a catchy song because the verses are very repetitive.

* http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/songs/chocolate-cake
Finally, we have chosen this song because we believe that, it can be very useful and dynamic in an English class and children will developed the skill of listening. This topic is related with the food and it can be a fantastic way to learn differents meals, in an enjoynable way and we can change some verses of the song with others meals which children like it.


  1. Hello!

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    Daniel Morante

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    Alba Quero