These are two simple listening activities which test students' understanding of two dialogues.

They can both be used with low level students.

Preparation

  • Make copies of the scripts to give to your students as feedback and download the audio recordings to play in class.
  • Make copies of the worksheets.

Procedure

  • Hand out the worksheets and check that your students understand them.
  • Play the recording of the audio once, then ask the students to check their answers in pairs.
  • Play the audio again one or two more times as needed.
  • Hand out the script and ask the students to read the script and check their answers against it.
  • Clarify the correct answers for them.

Listening activity 1: In a language school café

Listen to two students talking in a language school cafeteria, and decide if the following statements are true or false. You may listen twice.

  1. Both Hong Lei and Ricky are new students in the language school.
  2. Hong Lei is in the Advanced One class.
  3. Ricky’s teacher has curly hair.
  4. Ricky’s teacher is a new teacher in the school.
  5. Ricky just arrived a week ago.
  6. Hong Lei advises Ricky to apply for boarding at the YMCA.

Answer key:

1. F
2. T
3. T
4. F
5. T
6. F

Listening activity 2: Making an appointment

Listen to Cathy and Keith trying to agree on a date to meet. Decide whether the following statements are true or false.

  1. Cathy will see Ruth on the thirteenth.
  2. Keith is free on the fourteenth in the morning.
  3. Cathy is probably free on the fifteenth.
  4. Cathy and Keith can’t agree on a date for their appointment.
  5. Keith will call up Cathy Thursday afternoon.

Answer key:

1. T
2. F
3. T
4. F
5. F

You can follow this up by putting your students in pairs to practise the conversations.

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Author: 
Francisco Barron
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