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Listen & Do
Listen & Make
Mº Isabel Gómez
Written comunication Oral comunication
Listen & Do Listen & MakeLISTENING
1. LISTENING AND DOING
• To acquire English by listening to instructions.
• To be active and enjoy doing things in English.
• To use non-verbal clues (E.g gestures) to interpret meaning.
• To get used to understanding general meaning.
• To prepare for spoken interaction.
• To absorb good pronunciation and intonation patterns.
TYPES OF ACTIVITIES
• 1-. Giving instruction in English.
• 2-.Listening and identifying.
• 3-.Listening and doing- Total Physical Response.
• 4-.Listening and performing-miming.
• 5-. Listening and responding games.
Listen & Do
1.1. GIVING INSTRUCTION
Our aim is to teach them English, not to be quick.
Sitting down and
1.2. LISTENING AND IDENTIFYING
• Talk to the children about the things you want them to learn the name
• Ask the children to point to or show you the things when you name them.
•Small picture cards or big pictures on the wall
•We don´t teach grammar
to very young learners
1.3. Listening and doing - tpr
Total Physical Response
The teacher: The pupils:
Tips for the teacher:
The first time you use TPR you can explain in the
If you have a large class divided up in groups.
The group waiting will be watching the activity, so
will still be learning.
Follow the líder.
TPR for arranging the class.
1.4. Listening and performing - miming
Revising and consolidating topic words through mime
Miming /TPR activities
Listen carefully when you describe what they
have to mime.
Decide how to perform what you describe.
Need some thinking time.
Give young learners one instruction at a time.
Increase the number of instructions in a sequence as
Make the activities simpler or more complicated.
Using real things can make the mime more realistic.
Play a game like statues.
Use mime as a speaking activity.
Rhymes and chats
Teaching tips for physical breack chants:
Use a picture to help children to understand the
meaning of the words.
Use Movements and gesture to help them to enjoy
1.5. Listening and responding games
These games help children have fun and make them listen.
Right or Wrong
• Example of a simple response activity.
• Explain something to the children. It might be right
• We can play it inside or outside.
• Have a space where all the children can stand up.
• With big classes, we can choose actions that pupils
can do sitting down.
Teaching tips about listening and responding
• Make the instructions more complicated by asking the children to do two things at a time.
2. Listen and make
Listening and making involves:
• It is an ideal way for children to absorb more English.
• Helps interaction in English between teacher and pupils.
• Children have to make decisions.
How to prepare for “Listen and make” activities
We can do many things before beginning the lesson:
• Collect the things we need to show the children what to do.
• Practise explaining in English what they have to make and how they have to make it.
How to set up “Listen and make” activities
• Explain the topic to the class in English and show them what they are
going to do or make.
• While they are colouring and making their things, go round and
comment in English on what they are doing.
2.1. Listening and colour
• We have to make sure that all children have colours, crayons, markers, etc.
Teaching tips about listening and colour
• Display all the children’s work on a wall chart or on the walls.
• Comment positively on each child’s work as we take it and put it up on the wall.
2.2. Listen and draw
• We know children can draw by themselves
• Aim get children to listen to some
instructions in english
• Describe a picture.
• Drawing games
“Teaching tips about listening and colour”
• Repeat the instruction clearly
• Compare pictures and then color them
• Go around and talk to them in English as
they color and coment on their work.
2.3. Listen and make
• Children can use Clay, paper, card…
• Funny for special occassions: birthdays,
christmas, easter, mother’s and father’s day
• Tell the children what happens during the
celebrations in other countries.
• Making greeting cards. E.g. An easter card.
• Make a posters.
As a resume: Differences between…
Listen & Do
• Give instructions and responding
• Vocabulary development
• Grammatical awareness
• Movements and actions
• Performing - miming
Listen & Make
• Creative process
• Make decisions
• Extension ideas
• More time to think
• Make things
• Need different materials
………. can jump and climb trees
………. are tall and they eat leaves
………. are colourful and they can fly
……… can’t but would love to try
………. look like horses but they are black and white
………. are big and snore at night.
“Monkeys” can jump and climb trees
“Giraffes” are tall and they eat leaves
“Parrots” are colourful and they can fly
“Elephants” can’t but would love to try
“Zebras” look like horses but they are black and white
“Hippos” are big and snore at night.