‘Listen and do activities’
‘Listen for information’
‘Listen and color’
Teaching Technique for Listening
It is quite clear that listening is the skill that children acquire first,
especially if they have not yet learnt to read.
The most obvious ‘listen and do’ activity
which we can and should make use from
the moment we start the English lessons
is giving genuine instruction.
- Sit down, please
- Give this pen to Silvy, please
- Please, come to the white board
Listen and do activities
What you need and what to do?
• Prepare some imperative sentences related to
the topic of the lesson
• Write them down on a piece of paper
• Divide the students into some groups
• Ask one of the student of the group to take a
piece of paper randomly
• The teacher read aloud the sentences inside the
• The students perform the activity based on the
instruction given in a turn
The advantages with this type of activity is
that you know at once if the children have
understood. You can check classroom
vocabulary, movement words, counting,
They will still be able to do the activity by
watching the others.
Listen for information
It is really the umbrella heading which
covers a very wide range of listening
activities. We are taking it to mean
listening for detail, specific information.
These can often be used to check what the
children know, and also can give them
Children need to listen carefully what teacher said,
then the are required to match the information to
the suitable picture.
“Has anyone see this boy?” He has dark hair and big ears.
He is wearing rubber boots and carrying a football. He has
a stripped jersey and short trousers.
Put a cross by the right correct!
Listen and color
• Children love coloring picture and we can
easily make this activity into a listening
• The following is the example of ‘listen and color’ with the
combination between color and number.
Teaching technique for speaking
Speaking is perhaps the most demanding skill for
the teacher to teach. In their own language
children are able to express emotions,
communicate intentions and reaction, explore the
language and make fun of it
Students A and B work in pairs to learn famous
building and direction.
1. A: Is there a museum?
B: Yes, there is
2. A: Where is the museum?
B: It is on Tottenham-
Picture is suitable media for children to learn.
• The students work in group to describe what
• The group describe the picture accordingly
• The rest of the groups decide the order picture
Teaching Technique for Reading
Just as listening is the main
source of language when
children start to learn a
language, print is the second
main source. The printed
word becomes the main
source of expanding and
strengthening the language
Reading aloud can be very useful technique:
• Reading aloud to the teacher should be done
individually or in small groups. The reader then
has the teacher’s full attention.
• The teacher can use it as a means of training
and checking rhythm and pronunciation.
That’s bird. It’s orange.
That’s a fly. It’s green.
That’s a frog. It’s green
too. That’s zebra. It’s
black and white. I am
Teddy and I am light
brown. He’s Teddy and
we love him. He’s
great. I am Teddy and I
Teaching technique for writing
Writing is not always easy
Writing is a good thing
Fill in the
• Be short
• Be made up of sentences which can be said in one
• Have a purpose
• Be read or said at normal speed
Maria has a baker’s hat. She’s going to bring it to class
tomorrow. We are going to have a bakery shop