Classroom objects: embedded audio with drag and drop for listening comprehensionUploaded by Julie Alexander, Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis (France)
This class of primary school learners of English (8-9 years old) is learning the vocabulary of classroom objects. After initial whole-class activities, the learners are working in two groups: one at their desks, working on individual worksheets and the other at the IWB with the teacher. In this extract, the learners first hear an audio recording of a little boy or girl asking for different objects to be put in their school bags. Next, individual learners come to the IWB and drag the appropriate objects into the school bag. Once all the items have been added, the audio can be replayed to check the group's answer.
Target language: English
Resource language: English
Native language of learners: French
Age range: 8+
Language level: A1 - beginner
Educational context: Primary Education
IWB Features: Drag & drop, Image, Sound
Teaching methods: Groupwork at IWB, Station / carousel work
Language area: Listening, Speaking, Vocabulary
IWB board used: eInstruction / Interwrite
They are active, because the listening comprehension is in the activity. Because they put the objects inside, and they listen to what is he saying, and they are active, always. They are two difficulties, to understand the name of the object, and how many objects to put inside. Two difficulties. And it's easier to move the pictures. […] And the IWB is more comfortable because I don't need to have all the material on the table. I have pictures, I can move the pictures. I can copy a lot of pictures. It's easier to do.
Apprenant : Il y avait un carré avec une fille ou un petit garçon, la maitresse elle cliquait dessus, on entendait et il disait le nom de ce qu'il fallait qu'on mette dans le cartable.
Learner : There was a square with a girl or a little boy. The teacher clicked on it, we could hear, and it said the name of what we had to put in the schoolbag.
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