Entries in listening (11)


Listening Activity: A Job Interview

Listen to the job interview and take notes.

Notice that in the second part the interviewee asks the interviewer a few questions.

After the interview, there is an interactive quiz. Try it and see how you do. (Also see if you can find the mistake in the quiz answers! Hint: it's an answer about money.)





Strikes and WD40: Class links for the week of October 11 2010

I haven't been here for a while, but then again, have you?

This week was full of classes for me, and I was definitely not...In three of my classes, though, we dealt with the theme of the recent strikes in France: Depending on the class, I used an audio resource, a video resource, or both.

Here is the link to the audio resource by Sean Banville about the September strikes in France. You can also consult his entire lesson here, as we didn't do nearly all of the activities.

Some of you also commented on and listened to a Reuters video about Tuesday's strikes.

For my sales rep course students, here is the WD40 demonstration video we worked with. This was kind of an unusual choice, but we got some great vocabulary out of the "without the sound" portion of the lesson.

Have a great weekend!


Listening: Top international universities

For my second year Bachelor's students, here is the link to the audio file and print script of the listening extract used in class today (and for Monday the 4th of October) about the list of top universities in the world:


Also, on a similar subject, you might be interested in looking at a slideshow of the most beautiful US college campuses.


Listening Activity: Job Descriptions

In this activity, you will work in pairs and listen to a job description of your choice from the following site:


1. Each pair must listen to a different job description, so tell me your choice.  All of the scripts are interesting; for example Tracey, the secretary, works as a secretary to a very important government official, so her job is much more exciting than you might imagine.

2. Listen two or three times, starting and stopping as you please, and taking notes with your partner and comparing them. Do not try to note every word, this is not a dictation.

3. From your notes, try to orally construct a coherent summary of what the person says. Do not consult the script!

4. You will present your summary to the group if time allows.

5. You will be able to check your understanding with the script if time allows, or at home.


Management Assistant Listening Activity

1. Go to the site http://pedagogie.ac-montpellier.fr/disciplines/anglais/bts/interviews.html

2. Listen to the interview with Tracey (the first one) and complete the blanks on your sheet.

3. When you have tried several times, you can correct yourself using the script.

4. Finally, listen to another interview from the same group -- any interview you want -- and take notes on it. DO NOT CONSULT THE SCRIPT

After the listening period, we will discuss Tracey's job, compare it to yours, and you will present the other interview you listened to.