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Why Are Listening Skills Important? ๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ”Š

Why are listening skills important? ๐Ÿค”

> Listening ๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿผ is important in any language, more so when learning a new language. Good ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ listening ๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿผ skills allow students to understand what the other person is saying ๐Ÿ—ฃ and allows you to be more efficient ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ.

What are the benefits of listening? ๐Ÿค”

> Listening provides you with a greater ability to communicate ๐Ÿ—ฃโžก๐Ÿ—ฃ with others.

> Increases โฌ† your academic understanding ๐Ÿค“ (you will be able to understand what is expected of you for schoolwork ๐Ÿ“– or tasks).

> Improves your relationship skills ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿคโ€๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿผ.

So let's have a look๐Ÿ‘€ at 3 top tips and tricks ๐Ÿ’ฏto improve your listening๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿผ skills:

1. Storytime - (Listen to an audiobook ๐Ÿ”Š๐Ÿ“–)

> Listen ๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿผ to an audiobook ๐Ÿ”Š๐Ÿ“–, but don't just listen ๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿผ, take a break between chapters of the story and write down โœ๐Ÿผ or tell ๐Ÿ—ฃ a friend or family member what you think ๐Ÿค” will happen next, then continue listening and after the story speak about your favourite part of the story.

Example: "My favourite part โค of the story was when the cat ๐Ÿˆ and dog ๐Ÿ•โ€๐Ÿฆบ became friends".

2. Cook ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿณ with your parents

> You may be thinking ๐Ÿค”, how will cooking help with my listening ๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿผ skills? Well, when you cook ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿณ, you have to follow instructions to follow the recipe so listening ๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿผ is very importantโ€ผ.

> This is an activity that will help you practise active listening ๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿผ and improve your understanding ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ

Here are some short, simple instruction examples to help children listen and follow instructions in English:

'Pour some milk into a glass ๐Ÿฅ›'

'Add one egg ๐Ÿฅš to the milk ๐Ÿฅ›'

Watch ๐Ÿ‘€ our fun, engaging 'Making mud pie ๐Ÿ˜‹' cooking video:

3. Practise listening ๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿผ by doing fun listening activities with a friend ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿคโ€๐Ÿง‘๐Ÿผ

> Read a book ๐Ÿ“– with a friend, one 1๏ธโƒฃ, or two 2๏ธโƒฃ sentences at a time. One ๐Ÿง๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ of you will read ๐Ÿ“– and the other ๐Ÿง๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ can repeat ๐Ÿ—ฃ. This will help you to pay attention ๐Ÿค“ to listening to what the other person says ๐Ÿ—ฃ to be able to communicate/ repeat efficiently ๐Ÿ’ฏ. This practice exercise will not only help you improve your listening ๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿผ but also your understanding ๐Ÿค” and communication skills ๐Ÿง๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธโžก๐Ÿง๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ.

Game time - STORYTIME FUN! ๐Ÿฅณ

Let's play a fun, exciting game that will help improve your listening skills ๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ฏ.


1. Listen ๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿผ to the story.

2. Tell a friend/family member ๐Ÿ‘ญ what the story ๐Ÿ“– was about.

3. Try to act ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€๐ŸŽค๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€๐ŸŽค out a small part of the story to see how well you listened ๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿผ and understood the story ๐Ÿ“–.

๐Ÿค“ Storytime - "The Three Little Pumpkins":

What other great tips for listening do you know? What works best for you and/or your children? Please let us know by commenting on this post ๐Ÿ˜

Have fun and enjoy learning! ๐Ÿ˜



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