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ERIC Number: ED236603
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 3
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Do You Hear What I Hear?
Verner, Zenobia B.; Williams, Patricia
Exercise Exchange, v26 n2 p41-42 Spr 1982
An approach to teaching grammar through the use of speaking and listening activities is presented in this brief article. AUTHOR'S COMMENT (excerpt): Why practice the language simply by completing worksheets or exercises in the grammar book? There are various ways to teach language through speaking and listening exercises. These are several suggestions you may find useful in the classroom. They are directed toward the students, and are therefore written as activities for them to perform. ACTIVITIES: Three activities are described. The first, a punctuation activity, is based on a system of sounds which represent specific symbols. For example, a whistle might represent an exclamation point. The second, a pronunciation activity, is based on making a list of words which sound alike, but in which junctures occur in different places. For example, "ice cream" and "I scream." The third, another pronunciation activity, is based on pictures which depict people or objects with identical names. For example a "lighthousekeeper" is an occupation and a "light housekeeper" does light housework. It is suggested that with imaginative activities, not only can students improve their speaking and listening skills, but also enjoy themselves. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A