Listening skills





Listening: Receptive skill


Involves:

- Making sense of the meaningful (having meaning) sounds of language by using context and our knowledge of language and the world.
-Understanding different text types.
- Understanding different speed and accents.
- Listening
- Listening for gist (main idea)
- Listening for specific information, details.


Listening subskills


- Hearing the differences between common sounds, sentence stress
- Identifying common words in what someone has just said
- Understanding and responding to simple instructions and commands
- Identify main ideas
- Listening subskills
- Following a simple instructions by looking at pictures.
- Identify main ideas.


Listening sources


- Audio Cassettes
- Video
- DVDs
- CDs
- Listening text in coursebooks are authentic.


Key concepts


- Develop students’ listening skills by focusing regularly on particular aspects of listening:


- Problem sounds
- Features of connected speech
- Subskills

- New language if necessary

Listening activities


Pre-listening (introductory activities)

An introduction to the topic of the text and activities focusing on the language of the text.

While – listening (main activities)

A series of comprehension activities developing different listening subskills.

Post- activities:

Activities which ask learners to talk about how a topic in the text relates to their own lives or give their own lives or give their opinions on parts of the text. These activities also require learners to use some of the language they have met in the text.