You need to print out one copy of the worksheet for each student. You can download the worksheet below. You may need to ask learners to make up telephone numbers if they are not comfortable in giving out their real numbers to their classmates or if they don't have a telephone. It can be adapted to include other sounds, minimal pairs or stress patterns.
- Draw the face of a mobile telephone on the board.
- Elicit the numbers and then dictate a number to the students.
- One by one, erase the numbers and replace them with the words on the worksheet, drill the pronunciation as you do this.
- Dictate another number to the students this time saying the words and not the numbers.
- Students then work together as a class, in groups or in pairs and repeat the procedure with their own telephone numbers.
- If they have given their real numbers, you could get the students to actually phone the number and check.
To practise scan reading skills.
- Give out a classifieds section of a newspaper.
- Students choose a number and dictate it using the procedure above.
- Students then scan the newspaper page to find the corresponding classified and either write it on the board or shout it out. This could be done as a team game.
Very good exercise, will include this in my tuition.
This material will make my students familiar with vowel sounds. It is a great idea. It could even be used for other sounds and patterns. Thanks!
I love it. it make me easy to understand English native speaker, especially in listening
That is great
Very innovative activity. Thanks.
very helpful activity
I loved this activity.
Pretty interesting. I could apply this to my teaching so students might not feel bored and also have a chance to let them use their brain more often.
I will use it practically
I love the teaching.
With this activity I could introduce my students to differentiate vowel sounds as well as vocabular in a fun way. Tanks a lot.