The Three Stages Of A Listening Activity

The Three Stages of a Listening Activity
In this article, I will present the three stages of a listening activity, and present some basic suggestions for each stage.

“Okay students, we’re going to do some listening.”

(Turns on CD player. Plays listening track from coursebook)

“Listen again.”

(Plays CD track again.)

“Now, do the comprehension questions. We’ll check the answers in a few minutes.”

In the preceding vignette, you might have felt something was missing. On the surface, nothing was terribly wrong. She played the listening track, she asked the students to answer the comprehension questions. Not much . . .

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