Some students listed that listening is still difficult for them, so I wanted to develop different activities on that this summer. I discovered an old archive of langchat which suggested giving students a written summary of a listening activity to correct. This is a great activity for beginners!
I also want to further expand on my students’ interests. I am trying to find sites for different videos other than YouTube. I found videos from Fandango Cine on the Telemundo site. Here there is a video about Jurassic Park! I know that my kids love watching movies, and this is a topic that they can relate to.
First, I would have students write down the five moments as notes as they watch it the first time. I would then give them the paragraph to correct as they watch. I think it is important to give students specific tasks while they are working on a listening activity. This movie is also good because it gives students a reference point that many of them have seen. I also added questions for them to ask a partner (as I am trying to make my students speak more!) I included the handout that I am going to give my students.