PRODUCING LISTENING MATERIALS FOR KS4 & 5 WORKSHOP JON MEIER
3 minutes – think about yourexperience with GCSE and A-Levelpupils so farWhat are the main areas ofdifficulty that English pupilsencounter when trying to speak thelanguage?What would they find difficult whenlistening to the language?
house, home, daily travel, transport, routine, bedroom, holidays, weather, local helping at home customs, abroad vs UK, school trips accommodationfamily and pets town, local area, GCSE Topic Areas environment,famous people Specific vocabulary shops &– my hero transferable grammar and phrases shopping, + visual support pocket money school, education, part time jobs, future training and jobs leisure &hobbies (non sport): media interests: music, leisure: sports, gaming, reading, film, healthy lifestyles, TV, cinema, mobile fitness, food and drink phones, Facebook
The world around us:Youth culture and Media & Technology travel, tourism,concerns Music environmental issuesRelationships blogs/mobile and the (French)-(family/friendships and phones/internet/gam speaking worldpeer pressure) es) Tourist information,Drink, smoking & drugs Cinema &TV travel and transportFashion Advertising Weather (eg naturalMarriage & the familyGeneration gap Typical A-Level disasters, climate change) Topic Areas Pollution and Specific vocabulary recycling transferable grammar and Education and phrases employment Education (schoolingLifestyle: health and Cultural comparisons with UK and higher education)fitness Education policy andSport and exercise student issuesFood and diet + visual support The world of work (egHealth issues (eg the changing worksmoking, skin cancer, scene,health services) job opportunities and unemployment)
Social issues Wealth & poverty, Environment law and order, Pollution, energy, technology and ecology innovation Typical A2-Level Topic Areas Develop the previous ones in more depth PLUS……Multicultural issuesImmigration,integration, racism World events Cultural topic Europe Region/ Human rights, community Equality (gender, race) Period of 20thC history Author, poet, dramatist, Director, musician, artist
GCSE Listening Common Question typesVocab matchInformation gapWho says whatNotes on Advantages & disadvantagesInference of meaning (synonyms & gist comprehension)Comprehension answers in English
Resources to look atEuronewsYahoo- France - insoliteAshcombeschool – video clips:http://www.ashcombe.surrey.sch.uk/curriculum/modlang/index_students.htmYoutubelearningThe power of video – look at this Chinese lesson:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeCWK6yy914&feature=related Handouts – useful tips
3 minutes – think about yourexperience with GCSE and A-Levelpupils so farHow could you design listeningtasks to help them?
The best PRACTICE material has visual support – so you could use Powerpoint+ commentaryAUDIOAudacity – audio recording and conversion to mp3Aviary – online audio recording tool – needs sign-up (you can sign up via existing gmail,Facebook or Twitter account)Fotobabble –upload a photo and add your own audio e.g:http://verulamvle.typepad.com/y8german/2011/01/fotobabbles.htmlZshare offers audio file hostingVIDEOUpload your videos to Youtube, vimeo etcWindows Movie Makeri-MovieThe following also let you use Greenscreen (Chroma Key) :Final Cut/ Premiere ProPinnacle Studio (PC)I Can Present (Mac)SMARTPHONE & MOBILE DEVICESe.g. I-pad voice recorderAlso have a look at I-pad AUTOCUE teleprompt+ ispeech TTS
CHOICE OF 3 TASKS aim at either KS4 orEITHER KS5A) Record a lively, entertaining interview full of relevantlanguage (add visuals / use greenscreen if you feel brave)ORB) Find a website of a school/town (maybe one you know)Write a video tour or interview with quiz questions basedon the webpageORC) Write & record your own text + questions – make it funchallenging and relevant. The questions should also berecorded & should help comprehension
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