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:
National Curriculum Curriculum alignment
English has a pre-eminent place in education and in society. A high-quality education in English will teach pupils to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others and through their reading and listening, ot...
By the beginning of year 3, pupils should be able to read books written at an age-appropriate interest level. They should be able to read them accurately and at a speed that is sufficient for them to focus on understanding what they read rather than ...
- Key Stage 1 (KS1)
Key Stage 1 (KS1) covers students in Year 1 and Year 2.
- Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Lower
Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Lower covers students in Year 3 and Year 4.
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