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Station work - Listening - Agreeing

Uploaded by Graham Stanley, British Council Barcelona (Spain)


Learners working in groups during station work, listening to coursebook audio and then answering comprehension questions and matching parts of a dialogue, dragging and dropping the sentences on the IWB. The activity is originally from the coursebook Voices (page 27 - Unit 2). The learners have to decide which book someone chooses to take out of the library based on a dialogue between two friends and features language of "Agreeing and disagreeing".


Target language: English

Resource language: English

Native language of learners: Spanish

Age range: 13+

Language level: A2 - Lower Intermediate

Educational context: Secondary Education

IWB Features: Drag & drop

Teaching methods: Groupwork at IWB, Station / carousel work

Language area: Listening

IWB board used: Promethean

Teacher comment

"This kind of listening is usually done with the whole class, with the learners listening to the recording twice and answering the questions. I wanted to see how it could be done with learners working more independently in groups, and with them having control over how many times to listen to the recording and when to stop and start it."

"I was happy with the way the activity worked, and with the station work in general. I think the learners appreciated doing a listening activity in a very different way than they normally do, and I'm sure they benefitted from having more control. This clip shows the learners in the middle of the activity, reading the questions, understanding the task and then listening and deciding on the answers."

Learner comments

"I liked the group work - it was good to do lots of different things in class"

"I like using the interactive whiteboard sometimes. It is better than always sitting at our desks and listening to a CD with the books open. This is more fun."

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