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