Teaching Resource

True or False Listening Activity

PDF, PowerPoint | 5 pages|Grades: 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:

  Australian Curriculum alignment

  • ACELY1646

    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...

  • ACELY1650

    Use comprehension strategies to understand and discuss texts listened to, viewed or read independentlyElaborationstalking about the meanings in texts listened to, viewed and read (Skills: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking)visualising elements ...

  • ACELY1656

    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 ...

  • ACELY1660

    Use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning about key events, ideas and information in texts that they listen to, view and read by drawing on growing knowledge of context, text structures and language featuresElaborationsusing ...

  • ACELY1666

    Listen for specific purposes and information, including instructions, and extend students’ own and others' ideas in discussionsElaborationsusing spoken language for problem solving, and exploring ideas and concepts (Skills: Literacy, Critical an...

  • ACELY1670

    Use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning and begin to analyse texts by drawing on growing knowledge of context, language and visual features and print and multimodal text structuresElaborationsmaking connections between the ...

  • ACELY1680

    Use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning and begin to evaluate texts by drawing on a growing knowledge of context, text structures and language featuresElaborationsmaking connections between the text and students own experie...

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Zuriette Du Plessis

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

Zuriette Du Plessis · Jul 6th, 2021

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!

Holly (Teach Starter) · Jul 7th, 2021

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 🙂

Kylie Wynne · Jun 16th, 2021

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!

Trish (Teach Starter) · Jun 17th, 2021

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