ESL students need all the listening practice they can get, I am always looking for new activities for ESL learners. These printable ESL listening activities include fun true or false statements that students will need to identify with after listening to the text. These daily routine listening for beginners activities will have your students working with text and improving their listening skills!
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Daily routine listening for beginners
Listening is one of the most important skills that we need in order to communicate. Most ESL learners lack this skill.
I find that they are mostly afraid to try with their classmates and afraid to be caught making mistakes.
Listening is also one of the hardest skills to improve.
Listening activities are a great way to improve your listening skills.
They can be done in any setting, from work meetings to bus rides and even on your lunch break.
I love making little activities and lesson plans that my ESL learners will benefit from.
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These super fun true and false statements are great for morning work, independent work and small group literacy sessions.
My beginner levels understand these texts because they are so simple.
The sentences aren’t too dense and they have fun with the material.
Daily routine listening a1
When I start these activities, I am always sure that my students have some knowledge about the topic first.
If your students aren’t familiar with routine texts or sentences with the present simple tense just yet, write up some on the board and have them read and underline the verbs.
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My students LOVE routine texts.
I would give them a sample picture board like the one above, then have them write sentences about their own morning routine.
Working through ESL vocabulary is so important too. My ESL students respond well to picture vocabulary handouts.
This, in turn will help them build their own understanding of the text.
Teach the present simple!
With routine texts, students need to learn all about using the present simple within sentences and their own routines.
ESL Listening Activities
Once you have prepared your students with vocabulary and the material, then you can begin to play the listening text.
I use a small portable bluetooth speaker along with me in class because I find anything else actually doesn’t work just as well and the sound isn’t as clear.
Students will then listen to the text and mark each statement as T for true or F for false.
More ESL listening ideas and activities:
- Beginning Sounds Listening Game Sort with Digraphs
- 10 Online Listening Websites for ESL Kids in Third or Fourth Grade
- Best Books for ESL Teachers (and how to find them)
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