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Kids and listening

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Why not use the activities on LearnEnglish Kids for listening practice with your young learners?

Here are some tips and ideas on how to use the LearnEnglish Kidswebsite for listening practice with your classes.

Where can I find listening materials?

On LearnEnglish Kids you’ll find a variety of listening materials, including:

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The longest time

This is a speaking exercise for pre-intermediate level learners and above. It practises the use of the ‘present perfect' to talk about something (an activity or state) that starts in the past and continues now. It could be used to introduce this area or to provide further general practice later.

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Producing your own grammar activities

There are many ways of revising and consolidating grammar, but I've found it's often useful to give students short passages containing grammar mistakes which are characteristic of the student's level, nationality, and what the teacher may have identified as areas of particular strength or weakness.

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Kids and writing

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There are many activities which you can use with your learners to help them develop their writing skills. For example, writing stories, book or film reviews, postcards or greetings cards, emails, leaflets, computer game instructions, and so on, as well as, of course, writing on the LearnEnglish Kids website

In the classroom there are many ways of using these writing activities to help children practise their English whilst developing their creativity and imagination. Here are some examples.

1. Stories

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Bingo mingle

In the event you have students who are stressed out or just plain bored by the dull approach to teaching grammar, there's a game you can play that will lure students into a communication approach to what is being taught.

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Speaking activities

On these pages you will find ideas for classroom activities which involve speaking.

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A Perfect story

The present perfect is a tense that many students have problems with. Most course books provide only controlled grammar sentences where students choose the correct tense.

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Writing activities

On these pages you will find ideas for classroom activities which involve writing.

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