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Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab: Leaving a Message

Example Web Site and/or Technical Equipment Required

Website: http://www.esl-lab.com/

Website Example: http://www.esl-lab.com/meet/meetrd1.htm

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Computer(s), Internet access, projector, speakers and/or headphones

Activity Description

This activity uses prerecorded authentic conversation in which a caller wants to leave a message for someone who is not there. Pre- and post-listening activities are provided along with immediate feedback on comprehension exercise.

Preparation

  1. Make sure that the Web site is not blocked at your school site and that your computer can play the audio file.
  2. Preview the exercise so you can explain it to your students. Show them how to use the player and answer the questions, especially for lower level students or those without good tech skills.

How-To

See the Web Site Example above for:

  1. Pre-Listening Exercises
  2. Listening Exercises
  3. Vocabulary
  4. Post-Listening Exercises

More Ways

Assign to students for homework or individual in-class work using ideas from the "Online Investigations" section.

Levels

  • Beginning High
  • Intermediate Low

Standards

Basic Communication

  • (0.1) Communicate in interpersonal interactions
  • (0.2) Communicate regarding personal information

Basic Communication

  • (2.1) Use the telephone and similar communication systems
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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN200091-A2 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.