Citizenship Test 100 Questions: Listening for Key Words

close up of the American flag

Purpose:  This activity is good for reviewing the 100 questions by identifying the key words. It builds learners’ confidence as they realize that they do not need to hear all of the words in the question to recognize it (remind learner/s that during the real test, they are allowed to ask for clarification if they do not understand a question) and also helps to develop their listening skills.

Preparation Time:  None

Materials Needed:  100 Civics Questions flashcards

Procedure:

  1. Select a 100 question flashcard and identify the key words in the question.
  2. Say the key words to the learner/s. Encourage them to guess at the answer if they are not sure.
  3. After the learner/s respond, tell them if they answered it correctly. If they were correct, read the entire question to them. If they were incorrect, re-read the key words and encourage them to guess again.

Example:

Why…flag…50…stars?

Who…first…president?

What…judicial…do?

Name…problem…Civil War.

What…ocean…west?

Expansion: Have the learner/s draw several question cards. Tell them to look at the questions and decide which words are the most important. Have them ask the tutor or each other the questions using only the key words.

 

Activity adapted from the Miami-Dade County Public Schools: Handbook for Citizenship Teachers

http://adultesolprogram.dadeschools.net/pdfs/Citizenship_Teachers-handbook_10.pdf

 

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