Today I gave my Listening and Speaking class a midterm. Since the class was listening and speaking, I figured I wouldn’t give a written test but base the whole midterm on my students’ listening and speaking abilities. To keep them from getting nervous, I didn’t tell them that they were taking a midterm.

I began the midterm by playing a YouTube video of a Korean commercial. I told them to watch it and tell me what they thought about it.

I then played them prerecorded conversations. I asked them questions about each conversation.

The midterm completed with some music. I found playing music and asking my students what they heard to be very useful, especially since the music was instrumental only. This made my students think and to find words that expressed what they hear.

After I played all the audio selections, I told my students to congratulate themselves. They all passed their midterm.


About acohen843

I am a writer and ESL teacher who enjoys the challenge of starting businesses. Currently, I am a JuicePlus distributor (www.acohentakesjuiceplus.com) who is using this business opportunity as the foundation of a social entrepreneurship project.
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