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Sound games 4

Listening skills

This audio content features a range of listening games. 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.


PRESENTER: Listen, what can you hear?

CHILDREN: The wind. A windy day!

PRESENTER: The wind. Is the wind an inside sound, or an outside sound?

What do you think?

CHILDREN: Outside. The wind is an outside sound.

PRESENTER: Listen, what can you hear?

CHILDREN: Children...a school class..a classroom!

PRESENTER: Children in a classroom. Is that an inside sound, or an outside sound?

What do you think?

CHILDREN: Inside. It's an inside sound!

PRESENTER: Listen to some more sounds. Be ready to say which sounds are inside and which sounds are outside.

CHILDREN: Outside!

PRSENTER: Listen again -

CHILDREN: Outside!

PRESENTER: Listen again -



CHILDREN: Outside!



PRESENTER: Inside sounds and outsde sounds.

We heard these outside sounds: the wind...a busy road...the sea...birds.

And we heard these inside sounds: children in a classroom...a washing machine...a big shop - a supermarket.

There are sounds all around us - inside and out!

Listen to some of those inside and outside sounds again. This time I'm going to jumble them up like this.

Can you remember the order of the sounds? Which is first, which is second and which is last? Listen again.

Say now what order the sounds are in.

CHILDREN: The sea. A washing machine. The wind.

PRESENTER: Let's do that again, can you remember the order?

Say now what order the sounds are in.

CHILDREN: A school class, then birds, then a road and then the supermarket.

PRESENTER: Sounds following sounds. Sounds all around. Keep listening!

Listen. What can you hear? What pictures do you see in your mind when you listen to these sounds?

CHILDREN: I think of a dragon flying through the air and landing on its treasure.

PRESENTER: Sounds can make us think of stories. Listen again.

Can you imagine the dragon flying through the air and landing on her pile of treasure, then breathing fire!

Listen -

The dragon has something very special with her.

Listen, can you imagine what it is...

CHILDREN: It's a baby dragon!

PRESENTER: It's her baby dragon coming out of its egg. Let's finish the story together.

Soon the day comes when the baby dragon is ready to fly from the mountain for the first time.

What will happen? Listen to the sounds and then say how the story ends.

Stories from sounds, pictures in your mind. Sounds and stories all around...everywhere you go.

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