Listening Lesson Using Audioboo. Describing People, Elementary Level. TEACHER COPY

Listening activities about describing people One ( Their physical appearance and their personality)  TEACHER COPY

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Listening activities: Describing people One  OPEN IN PAGES                                Level One

TASK ONE: VOCABULARY 

Write down the opposite adjective. Use the underlined words  There are three extra words:

Straight           short    short               beautiful          unfriendly        dark     blonde             small   noisy    ugly            talkative          nice     funny              single

e.g.      tall      short

big

light

handsome

curly

long

friendly

shy

quiet

horrible

serious

TASK TWO: Go to Spelling City and practice these words

Route 1: http://www.spellingcity.com/view-spelling-list.html?listId=10089443

Route 2: Spelling City App, Level1, ADMC Level 1, Describing a Person: Appearance and Personality. password is ‘English’

 

TASK THREE: Read one of the descriptions below. (Your teacher might tell you which one to read)

John, a college student:

 

Okay, I am short and athletic. I play a lot of sports such as baseball, football, and tennis. I have black hair and dark brown eyes. My friends say I am friendly and nice. I am very quiet. I do not like talking a lot. I love reading about interesting ideas and meeting new friends.

 

 

James, a doctor http://audioboo.fm/boos/987589-james-the-doctor

 

I am short, but I am fat! I am sometimes quiet around people I do not know. With my

friends and family, I am very friendly and funny. My mum says I have a handsome face. I like my beard and moustache. I also like my short, brown hair. My favorite colour is red and I like listening to music and going to concerts.

(Descriptions adapted from -Lesson Plans for English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teachers, created by Catherine Schell )

TASK THREE: Listen to James or John talking about themselves.  Listen and find the differences between what they say and what you read.

  1. 1.       Listen and highlight the word

John, a college student: http://audioboo.fm/boos/987570-john-a-college-student

 

Okay, I am short and athletic. I play a lot of sports such as baseball, football, and tennis. I have black hair and dark brown eyes. My friends say I am friendly and nice. I am very quiet. I do not like talking a lot. I love reading about interesting ideas and meeting new friends.

Answer Key, actual version

John, a college student:

Okay, I am tall and athletic. I play a lot of sports such as basketball, football, and tennis. I have brown hair and dark brown eyes. My friends say I am friendly and nice. I am very talkative. I talk a lot. I love discussing interesting ideas and meeting new friends.

 

  1. 2.       Listen again and  change the word

Okay, I am tall and athletic. I play a lot of sports such as baseball, football, and tennis. I have black hair and dark brown eyes. My friends say I am friendly and nice. I am very quiet. I do not like talking a lot. I love reading about interesting ideas and meeting new friends.

TASK THREE: Listen to James or John talking about themselves.  Listen and find the differences between what they say and what you read.

  1. 1.      Listen and highlight the word

James, a doctor

 

I am short, but I am fat! I am sometimes quiet around people I do not know. With my

friends and family, I am very friendly and funny. My mum says I have a handsome face. I like my beard and moustache. I also like my short, brown hair. My favorite colour is red and I like listening to music and going to concerts.

2.       Listen again and  change the word

 

I am small, but I am fat! I am sometimes quiet around people I do not know. With my friends and family, I am very friendly and funny. My mum says I have a handsome face. I like my beard and moustache. I also like my short, brown hair. My favorite colour is red and I like listening to music and going to concerts.

 Answer Key, actual version

James, a doctor

I am small, but I am strong! I am sometimes shy around people I do not know. With my

friends and family, I am very friendly and talkative. My mum says I have a handsome face. I like my beard and moustache. I also like my curly, blonde hair. My favorite colour is blue and I like reading books and going to the cinema.

 

TASK FOUR: Find a partner who listened to the other person. E.g. You listened to John, find someone who listened to James.

Tell your partner about your person. Use he/his e.g. His name is J…… He is a ……… He has……… He is…….

TASK FIVE:  You will record yourself describing a friend.

 Plan what you will say. Talk about his appearance and personality.

TASK SIX: Download the App Audioboo. (free version) 

Record yourself speaking about your friend.

Send the recording to sectionCANAD@yahoo.com

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Listening questions on Socrative  SOC-454733

Claire Rose
Oxford, England
49 years old
Married
One son : Alex
Aston Martin, car company
Marketing manager
Tall and slim
Short, blonde hair
Big, blue eyes
A very small nose and small ears
beautiful
Likes wearing sports clothes at the weekend
She has to wear business suits during the week
She likes diving and playing squash
We met at university in 1981

 

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