Many teachers will tell students to listen to Podcasts or narrated books to improve their listening and understanding. But the problem with this idea is that you don’t know how much you are missing because maybe you are not understanding things correctly.
This is why I started making my own listening exercise for my students back in 2013. This way students know they are getting the important information, because they have me to lead them down the correct path with the questions I write. After that, we would go through the questions during the lesson, and I would correct mistakes and fill in any missing information and answer any questions that may come up.
But now I want to offer this to more people, so I am trying a new format for a couple of months to see if it works.
HOW IT WORKS
1. Pick a video from the ones below. On that page, you will see a Word Doc. on the left called Questions. Download the question to your computer and open the file.
2. Click the link to the video which will open up on YouTube. Watch the video as many times as you want. The idea is to suck out as much information as possible from the questions and video. Please remember this is not a test. It is to help you understand.
3. On the same page, you will see a lower section which says Answers. Download the answers and compare them to your own. For your viewing pleasure, there is also a video with me going through the answers. In the video I also expand on my motives for using the video and fill in information that I left out for reasons of space.
If you have any questions or if any of the links fail, then please contact me using the contacts page here.