Listen to Me!

standing woman holding a hand to her ear

Purpose:  To encourage learners to practice listening to each other and recalling specific information

Preparation Time:  None

Materials Needed:  None

Procedure:

  1. As a class, brainstorm a list of questions that learners can ask one another. Write the questions on the board. The questions should be personal questions on the topic that the class is currently studying.

Example: Weekly topic: Food and Shopping

Where do you buy groceries?

What did you eat for breakfast?

What did you eat for lunch?

What is your favorite food?

What is your favorite restaurant?

  1. Ask a volunteer to go to the front of the classroom. Have the rest of the class ask them some of the questions from the board. If the class is large, limit the questions to 2-3 per learner. Take notes as the learners answer the questions.
  2. After all of the learners or all of the learners who are comfortable speaking in front of the class have answered the questions, divide the class into small teams.
  3. Ask questions about the learners’ answers (e.g. Who ate eggs for breakfast? Who likes to shop at Aldi?). The team that raises their hands and answers the question correctly first gets a point.
  4. The team with the most points at the end of the game are named the “Best Listeners”!
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