A set of 13 cards with instructions for speaking and listening activities.
These activities are designed to promote confidence in communicating. The emphasis is on fun and having a light-hearted approach.
In addition to these ideas, try our other speaking and listening teaching resources such as Nutty Nursery Rhymes Speaking and Listening Activity, Colour Me Carefully Worksheets or Is It True? Listening Activity.
NSW Curriculum alignment
Identifies how language use in their own writing differs according to their purpose, audience and subject matter
Uses basic grammatical features, punctuation conventions and vocabulary appropriate to the type of text when responding to and composing texts
Demonstrates developing skills and knowledge in grammar, punctuation and vocabulary when responding to and composing texts
Victorian Curriculum alignment
Understand the use of vocabulary in familiar contexts related to everyday experiences, personal interests and topics taught at school
Understand the use of vocabulary in everyday contexts as well as a growing number of school contexts, including appropriate use of formal and informal terms of address in different contexts
Understand the use of vocabulary about familiar and new topics and experiment with and begin to make conscious choices of vocabulary to suit audience and purpose
Australian Curriculum alignment
Understand the use of vocabulary in familiar contexts related to everyday experiences, personal interests and topics taught at schoolElaborationsbuilding vocabulary through multiple speaking and listening experiences (Skills: Literacy, Critical and C...
Understand the use of vocabulary in everyday contexts as well as a growing number of school contexts, including appropriate use of formal and informal terms of address in different contextsElaborationslearning forms of address for visitors and how to...
Understand the use of vocabulary about familiar and new topics and experiment with and begin to make conscious choices of vocabulary to suit audience and purposeElaborationsinterpreting new terminology drawing on prior knowledge, analogies and connec...
Listen to and respond orally to texts and to the communication of others in informal and structured classroom situationsElaborationslistening to, remembering and following simple instructions (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)sequenci...
Engage in conversations and discussions, using active listening behaviours, showing interest, and contributing ideas, information and questionsElaborationslistening for details in spoken informative texts (Skills: Literacy)participating in informal ...
Listen for specific purposes and information, including instructions, and extend studentsâ own and others' ideas in discussionsElaborationsusing spoken language for problem solving, and exploring ideas and concepts (Skills: Literacy, Critical an...
Use interaction skills including listening while others speak, using appropriate voice levels, articulation and body language, gestures and eye contactElaborationslearning how to use different voice levels appropriate to a situation, for example lear...
Use interaction skills including turn-taking, recognising the contributions of others, speaking clearly and using appropriate volume and paceElaborationsidentifying turn-taking patterns in group and pair work (for example initiating a topic, changing...
Use interaction skills including initiating topics, making positive statements and voicing disagreement in an appropriate manner, speaking clearly and varying tone, volume and pace appropriatelyElaborationsdiscussing appropriate conventions to use in...
Use interaction skills, including active listening behaviours and communicate in a clear, coherent manner using a variety of everyday and learned vocabulary and appropriate tone, pace, pitch and volumeElaborationsparticipating in pair, group and clas...
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