Listen for Specific Information
Students demonstrate listening for specific information. They play the game Simon Says, and in small groups complete two listening activities involving listening for numbers and listening for truth.
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Effective Communication: Listening, Speaking, Writing, Interpreting
Help young learners become active listeners and strong public speakers with a set of activities that range from paraphrasing, to discussions, and self-reflection. Additionally, the lessons address social media skills and non-verbal...
7th - Higher Ed English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Words In The News
A complete resource from BBC World Service provides informational text for English or ESL classes to teach vocabulary, grammar, and reading skills. Learners participate in small group work, whole class discussions, and role-plays to...
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Students improve their English language skills through completing a variety of activities that focus on legal issues. In this ELL lesson, students complete reading and listening comprehension exercises, vocabulary and grammar building...
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Promoting Fluency and Accuracy Through Planning, Telling, Transcribing and Noticing
Students promote fluency through planning and noticing language through transcribing and correcting recorded anecdotes. They provide opportunities for long turns in speaking and give intensive listening practice.
9th - Higher Ed ESL & ELD
JK Rowling's Harvard Speech
Use this 20-minute video of a speech given by J.K. Rowling to a group of Harvard graduates as a high-interest listening activity with high-intermediate and advanced English language learners. In her speech, Rowling discusses the benefits...
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