What do you think
makes understanding a
Which are the reasons
your students give you
when they say listening
Which are the
difficulties you find
whenever you do a
English is a non-phonetic language
Listening activities are usually Non-reciprocal
Some students can have concentration and/ or
The environment is not adequate
The mind has no capacity to memorize every single
• Elicit previous information?
• Play the CD?
• Answer comprehensive questions from what you have
• Recall previous knowledge?
• Create a context?
• Check comprehensive questions?
• Prepare the students for what they are going to listen
Prepare yourself for the activity?
Recall previous knowledge
Create a context
Prepare the Sts for what they are going to
Prepare yourself for the activity
• Web making
MATCHING: match the parts of the house with their names.
MATCHING: Listen and say where each member of the family is
CATEGORIZING: Classify the animals into three groups.
•Activity taken from What’s Up 1? Second Edition. Pearson. Longman
CATEGORIZING: Listen and circle.
How many animals are in the zoo?
Listen to a dialogue and complete the timetable with the names
of the school subjects.
Activity taken from What’s Up 1? Second Edition. Pearson. Longman
USING VISUALS. Match the weather icons to the seasons.
USING VISUALS. Listen to the weather forecast and draw the
icons in the correct place in the map.
PROBLEM –SOLVING: Listen and complete with the ingredients.
•Put the sentences in
order to make a cake.
•Listen and check.
•Get the CD player.
•Check that electronic devices work well.
•Check you have the listening track you will
•Have the script at hand in case of emergency.
•Make sure the instructions are clear.
Make your pre-listening short
Introduce the topic.
Don’t give all the answers to
Let the students do as much
speaking as possible.
Make the pre-listening relevant.
At the While-Listening Phase
sth from what
from what they
Ticking words and phrases
that are heard.
Students have less to
do while they listen
and true/false questions.
Matching and choosing
Filling- in gaps.
• Take it in turns
• Note comparison
• True or false?
• Do you agree?
• Pros and cons
• Write/Speak on
• Sound effects story
• Designing something
• Solving mysteries
Focus on what the students
Give students time to reflect and
Give positive feedback.
Ask students to summarize.
Decide if the strategies used