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Leisure: listening to embedded sounds to write the correct vocabulary

Uploaded by Emily Hillier, Cardiff Metropolitan University (UK)


This clip took place in the context of a Welsh lesson practicing the different vocabulary associated with leisure time. In this clip the learners had to listen to the sound clips to identify the correct leisure activity. Once a learner had correctly identified the vocabulary in Welsh, they were selected to use the pen tool to write the correct word in the box to practice the spelling. The sounds were embedded and locked underneath the phrase 'Beth wyt ti'n wneud?' (What are you doing?'). 

[The teacher is using Smart software on a Promethean IWB.] 




Target language: Welsh

Resource language: English

Native language of learners: English

Age range: 7+

Language level: A1 - beginner

Educational context: Primary Education

IWB Features: Image, Sound, Writing/pen tool (inc. handwriting recognition)

Teaching methods: Individual activity at IWB

Language area: Listening/Viewing, Speaking, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

IWB board used: Promethean

Teacher comment

It provided the children in the group with an audio sound to recognise and then identify [the] Welsh vocabulary.  All children in the group could engage with the IWB to aid their learning of the vocabulary taught through the lesson. It allowed children to recognise the names of particular activities in Welsh and then transfer their understanding by writing the words underneath the hyperlinked sounds.

This use of the IWB enabled them to all participate actively within the extract and demonstrate their understanding of prior learning and introduced them to new vocabulary. It provided the children with a focus and they remained engaged in their learning.




Learner comments

It helped us to learn because it has sounds on it and everything. 

On there [the IWB] you can go back to something but on there [normal whiteboard] it won't be exactly the same if you rub it out and write it back.

To be honest I wish I had a IWB in my house all to myself to do my sums on there and stuff.

If you do it wrong you can still rub it out but the work that is already on there stays on there.


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