ESL Listening Game - Listening and Speaking Activity - Elementary and Above - 20 minutes
For this listening game, you will need an audio conversation, script and some listening comprehension questions. The conversation can come from the course book you use in class. You may wish to use one long conversation or several short ones. The game is similar to musical chairs. Organize the chairs into a circle. There should be one less chair than there are students in the class. To begin the game, ask the students a listening comprehension question based on the audio conversation you have prepared. Then, start playing the audio conversation. The students walk around the circle of chairs listening to the conversation. When a student hears the answer to the question, they sit down. There may be one or several students who sit down. At this point, pause the audio. If it is just one student who sits down, ask them for the answer to the question. If it is a few students who sit down, ask them to whisper the answer to you individually. If a student's answer is correct, they remain seated. If not, they stand back up. Next, ask another question that can be answered in the next part of the audio conversation. The students who have remained standing start walking around the chairs again until they hear the answer to your new question on the audio. Carry on like this until there is one student left standing. That student is out of the game. Remove a chair from the circle. Everyone stands up and the game continues until there are only two students competing for one chair to become the ultimate winner.