Teaching Resource

Which One? Listening Comprehension Exercise

PDF, PowerPoint | 1 page|Grades: 2 - 6

An Interactive PowerPoint where students choose an image to match an aural description.

Do you wish your students were more attentive? Are you looking for ways to gradually improve their listening skills? This activity promotes both active listening and comprehension. The resource includes:

  • a 23-slide Interactive PowerPoint depicting 10 sets of 3 images (each set labelled ‘Which One?’)
  • a script containing a short description for each ‘Which One?’ slide.

How Do You Use This Listening Exercise?

This resource could be used in one session, or broken up and delivered over several sessions. To keep engagement levels high, short frequent exposures to this type of listening with a purpose may prove to be more effective.

  1. Choose the ‘Which One?’ slide you wish to use and have the script ready to read to the students.
  2. Remind students that they need to listen carefully and wait until they’ve heard the entire description – as multiple clues are provided.
  3. Select students to take turns clicking on the image they think BEST matches the description. Encourage discussion to justify thinking and re-read the description if necessary.

If you’re looking for other resources that foster listening comprehension, try:

  Australian Curriculum alignment

  • 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...

  • ACELY1687

    Interpret ideas and information in spoken texts and listen for key points in order to carry out tasks and use information to share and extend ideas and informationElaborationsmaking notes about a task, asking questions to clarify or follow up informa...

  • ACELY1692

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Kate Sullivan

This exercise is amazing! I did it with my Year 4 class and they were extremely engaged and excited to do it. Would love to see more/other versions of this 🙂

Kate Sullivan · Jun 4th, 2021

Bronwyn

Wow, Kate! Thanks for your amazing feedback. We’re so glad you and your students are enjoying this. Please feel free to lodge a suggestion for more varieties of this resource.

Bronwyn · Jun 7th, 2021

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