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Job sounds

Listening skills

This audio content features listening games on the topic Jobs. It's intended as a fun way to encourage listening skills and as a stimulus for speaking activities. For more information refer to the complete Teacher's notes.

Stimulus sounds - Jobs - supporting resources:

  1. Transcript as pdf file to print
  2. Stimulus Sounds Library

Transcript

MUSIC: 'Listen all around' song

PRESENTER: Listen - what can you hear?

FX: FIRE

CHILDREN: I can hear fire!

PRESENTER: Listen - what can you hear?

FX: FIRE ENGINE SIREN / ARRIVING

CHILDREN: I can hear a fire engine / Woo! Woo!

PRESENTER: Listen - what can you hear?

FX: WATER SPRAYED ON FIRE

CHILDREN: I can hear water. / Putting out the fire!

PRESENTER: Whose job is to put out a fire?

CHILDREN: A fire-fighter! / The fire brigade!

MUSIC: LINK

PRESENTER: Listen - what can you hear?

FX: HAMMERING

CHILDREN: Someone banging / With a hammer!

PRESENTER: Listen - what can you hear?

FX: SAWING

CHILDREN: Someone sawing!

PRESENTER: Listen again - what can you hear?

FX: DRILLING

CHILDREN: I think it's someone drilling!

PRESENTER: Hammering, sawing and drilling. Where do you think we are?

FX: BUILDING SITE

CHILDREN: With some builders! / On a building site!

MUSIC: LINK

PRESENTER: Listen again. What can you hear?

FX: CHOPPING WITH A KNIFE

CHILDREN: Someone chopping. / With a knife!

PRESENTER: Listen again. What can you hear?

FX: WHISKING IN A BOWL

CHILDREN: Someone stirring.

PRESENTER: Listen again. What can you hear?

FX: FRYING IN A PAN

CHILDREN: Something frying. / Like an egg!

PRESENTER: Chopping, stirring, frying. Who makes sounds like these when they're working?

CHILDREN: Someone cooking! / A cook! / A chef!

MUSIC: LINK

PRESENTER: Listen again. What can you hear?

FX: BELL

CHILDREN: A bell! / Ring-ring!

PRESENTER: Listen - what can you hear?

FX: BUS PULLING UP AND DOORS OPENING

CHILDREN: I can hear an engine!

PRESENTER: Listen again. What can you hear?

FX: PEOPLE GETTING ON/OFF

CHILDREN: It sounds like people getting on a bus.

PRESENTER: A bell ringing... the sound of the engine... people getting on and off a bus. Whose job can we hear?

CHILDREN: A bus driver! / Tickets please!

MUSIC: LINK

PRESENTER: Listen again. What can you hear?

FX: COUNTRYSIDE. BIRDS ETC.

CHILDREN: I can hear birds. / It's outdoors. / The countryside.

PRESENTER: Listen - what can you hear?

FX: BIG COW MOO

CHILDREN: It's a cow!

PRESENTER: Listen - what can you hear?

FX: COUNTRYSIDE WITH TRACTOR.

CHILDREN: Someone driving. / Maybe a tractor!

PRESENTER: Listen carefully - whose job do you think we're listening to?

FX: MONTAGE OF COUNTRYSIDE, FARM ANIMALS, TRACTOR

CHILDREN: May be a farmer... / Driving a tractor!

MUSIC: LINK

PRESENTER: Listen again. What do you hear?

FX: ROCKET BLASTING OFF

CHILDREN: It's a rocket! / Blasting into space! / Blast off!!!

PRESENTER: Listen again. Where could we be?

FX: SPACE SOUNDS / MUSIC

PRESENTER: We're in space! Floating around! What job might this person be doing?

CHILDREN: An astronaut. / A spaceman!

FX: ONE SMALL STEP FOR MAN, ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND

PRESENTER: Listen again to all the different sounds. Be ready to put your hand up when you hear a job that you'd like to do!

FX MONTAGE: FIRE-FIGHTER / BUILDER / CHEF / BUS DRIVER / FARMER / ASTRONAUT

PRESENTER: The sounds of so many jobs! Listen to all the different sounds!

MUSIC: 'Listen all around' song

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