teaching resource

Which One? Listening Comprehension Exercise

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF, PowerPoint | 1 page | Years: 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.

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  • Sandra Murphy

    My grade loved this. Can you make more or other versions

    • Bronwyn

      Hi Sandra, thanks for your lovely feedback. Please feel free to pop in a resource suggestion in the tab to the right, so that you'll be notified if more of these are created! Have a great week!

  • 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 :)

    • 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.