Login Register

Classroom objects: embedded audio with drag and drop for listening comprehension

Uploaded 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

Teacher comment

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.

Learner comments

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.



License - CCBYNCSA

You are free:

  • to Share — to copy, distribute and transmit the work
  • to Remix — to adapt the work

Under the following conditions:

  • Attribution You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).

  • Noncommercial — You may not use this work for commercial purposes.

  • Share Alike — If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under the same or similar license to this one.


Every effort has been made to ensure necessary copyright permission has been gained for materials used on this website. In some instances we have been unable to trace the ownership of copyright material and we would appreciate any information that would enable us to do so.

Related items





About Us

iTILT is a European project on Interactive Technologies in Language Teaching which focuses on the use of interactive whiteboards in the communicative language classroom. If you have comments or questions about this project please contact us.