10 Interesting Activities to Boost Your Listening Skills

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  Listening skills are vital for communication. Our experts show you how to improve these skills through interesting and enjoyable activities that help in learning faster. http://bit.ly/1ZAXcqR
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  • 1. Introduction • When in a conversation, everyone wants to be heard and understood. But without the ability to listen effectively, you can often bump into unfortunate consequences caused by communication gap. • So looking to sharpen your listening skills? • Follow these 10 effective listening activities that not only increase your hearing abilities but also help you to bond with others. For more information , visit : https://myassignmenthelp.com/blog/10-interesting-activities-to-boost-your-listening-skills/
  • 2. 1. A Game Of Telephone (USA) / Chinese Whispers For more information , visit : https://myassignmenthelp.com/blog/10-interesting-activities-to-boost-your-listening-skills/ Conduct the game among a group of people with a moderator to supervise. The game starts when the first person whispers the message to the next person and the latter does the same till the last person receives the message and reads it aloud. It is the moderator’s responsibility to note down the message to see how it got distorted which is the main purpose of this game. One misheard word can change the meaning of the entire sentence.
  • 3. 2. Group Storytelling For more information , visit : https://myassignmenthelp.com/blog/10-interesting-activities-to-boost-your-listening-skills/ The game starts when the moderator gives a simple sentence and ask participants to contribute something to build up the story. The moderator notes down all the parts as the story develops. When everyone is done adding sentences, the moderator reads the complete story aloud with pauses on the deviations. This game helps the person who made the deviation in the storyline. He or she understands how an error was made in listening and further learns how to receive data and interpret it successfully for later recall.
  • 4. 3. Paraphrasing: Interpreting Information For more information , visit : https://myassignmenthelp.com/blog/10-interesting-activities-to-boost-your-listening-skills/ In this game, the participants have to listen to a short passage or story read by the moderator. After a 5- 10 minutes break, the participants write down the summary of the story. The moderator checks each paraphrased version in terms of relevance to the story and informs the participants where they went wrong. It is a good way to perceive how to focus on keywords of what you are listening.
  • 5. 4. Listening Selectively For more information , visit : https://myassignmenthelp.com/blog/10-interesting-activities-to-boost-your-listening-skills/ In this simple exercise, the moderator creates a list of words that are similar in theme. The list should comprise more than 15-20 words with one or two words repeated. After calling out those words one by one, the moderator asks the participants to write the word they heard. Most people write down the repeated words and some record words that are connected to the theme but not originally in the list. This exercise teaches us that we should not assume things or have ‘jumping to the conclusion attitude’ without listening carefully.
  • 6. 5. Describe The Picture For more information , visit : https://myassignmenthelp.com/blog/10-interesting-activities-to-boost-your-listening-skills/ Participants enter the game into pairs. Making them sit back to back, one of them is supposed to describe a picture that contain simple shapes and objects at different angles to his or her partner. The partner with blank paper and pencil draws the shapes while getting instructions from the other partner. This game tests how attentively you listen to the description being given. This exercise helps you in boosting listening skills and is also a natural way to continue your self-development journey.
  • 7. 6. Raise/Lower Hands For more information , visit : https://myassignmenthelp.com/blog/10-interesting-activities-to-boost-your-listening-skills/ This game involves listening to a passage that has similar sounding words like dose, froze, denote, remote etc. that have the ‘o’ sound. The instructor reads the passage and the participants have to raise their hands when they hear ‘o’ sounding words. Make sure the reader goes through the passage very slowly with proper punctuation so that everyone can understand it. No doubt this activity can help improve the listener's attentiveness and his or her reaction timing too.
  • 8. 7. Hidden Keyword/Phrase For more information , visit : https://myassignmenthelp.com/blog/10-interesting-activities-to-boost-your-listening-skills/ In this game, a pair is selected from the participants and given keywords and phrases. They have to create a dialogue while incorporating the keywords and phrases in it. Then they read out the created dialogue in front of the remaining participants who need to listen to it carefully and identify the keyword or phrase. This game not only helps the participants improve on their listening skills but also helps the writers to advance their listening skills too.
  • 9. 8. Obstacle Course For more information , visit : https://myassignmenthelp.com/blog/10-interesting-activities-to-boost-your-listening-skills/ Similar to the keyword game, the participants need to be grouped into pairs. The game involves one blindfolded person crossing the room while navigating through the obstacles carefully placed in the room. The other person has to assist his/her partner verbally in evading the obstacles. This activity not only sharpens the listening skills of the blindfolded person but also develops his/her trust in the partner.
  • 10. 9. Follow My Words, Not My Actions! For more information , visit : https://myassignmenthelp.com/blog/10-interesting-activities-to-boost-your-listening-skills/ Here the moderator instructs the participants to follow his/her words while doing completely contradictory thing himself/herself. For example, ‘Follow my words, please raise your hands,’ while saying this, the moderator touches his forehead. Some would mirror the action immediately rather than following the words. Some would realize their mistake and correct it a bit later. This game mainly tests the participants’ attentive nature and improves their listening skills as well as attention paying skills.
  • 11. 10. Listening Comprehension For more information , visit : https://myassignmenthelp.com/blog/10-interesting-activities-to-boost-your-listening-skills/ In this exercise, the supervisor plays a song or an audio clip or popular movie dialogue. Later, the participants are asked to answer few questions based on the wordings of the song or dialogue they just heard. To make the activity more engaging, the supervisor asks random participants to comment on the already stated views of their fellow participants. This exercise puts the listening and memory skills of the participants to test on a higher level.
  • 12. 10 Interesting Activities to Boost Your Listening Skills 10 ways to enhance your listening skills
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