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True or False Listening Activity

Teach Starter Publishing
PowerPoint, PDF | 20 pages | Years: F - 3

A collection of 16 images in a PowerPoint to use as prompts for listening practice.

Use this activity to refine listening skills. The PowerPoint includes 16 images and is accompanied by sample scripts describing each of the images.

How Can You Develop Listening Skills in Students?

Regardless of which strategies you use to develop listening skills, the goal is for students to demonstrate active listening.

If you’re wanting to improve students’ listening skills, you need to provide them with lots of opportunities to listen with a purpose.

This can be achieved through:

  • listening to and following instructions
  • playing listening games, e.g. ‘I Went to the Shops…’
  • playing drawing games that involve listening to instructions and then drawing appropriately
  • listening to short stories and being prepared to answer questions relating to them.

Our True or False Listening Activity helps direct students’ listening through its use of a visual stimulus. Each image in the PowerPoint of this resource has a matching story for students to listen to. Students listen to the description read by the teacher while viewing the image and decide whether the information is accurate or not. Vocabulary may be adjusted to suit the language level of the students.

There are two versions of the scripts. One includes thumbnails of the images and the other does not.

If you’re looking for other resources that encourage attentive listening, try:

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Is It True? Listening Activity

A PowerPoint including 15 images to use as prompts for a listening activity.

Teach Starter Publishing19 pagesYears: F - 3
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A set of 13 cards with instructions for speaking and listening activities.

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  • Kelly Farr

    The true or false activities are great! It is interesting what some students miss though.

    • Janeen

      Hi Kelly We're so pleased you're finding this resource helpful. It's amazing what we assume our students are hearing isn't it?

  • Zuriette Du Plessis

    This looks interesting. Looking forward to using it. Thank you.

    • Holly (Teach Starter)

      Hey Zuriette, lovely to hear from you! We're so glad you find this resource interesting - we'd love to hear how it goes in your classroom!

  • Kylie Wynne

    I played this today with my Year 1 class and they loved it! They did a brilliant job too. Would love some more slides/scripts for this activity 🙂

    • Trish (Teach Starter)

      Thanks so much, Kylie! We're unlikely to add to the existing resource, however, you're more than welcome to suggest a second version over at teachstarter.com/suggest-a-resource/. So glad your class did so well with this!