Effective Ways in Listening Activities


  • Dede Nurdiawati


effective, listening skill, listening activities


We cannot deny that listening has great portion quantitatively in every communication activity but gets bad result qualitatively. Listening skill should be learned and practiced. There are some sequences of listening, namely: pre-listening, while-listening and post-listening activities. Sample practices of listening that can be tried and demonstrated are divided into some effective activities: developing cognitive strategies (listening for main idea: listening task for narrated stories, listening for details: content listening cloze exercise, and predicting: paired storytelling), developing listening with other skills (listening and speaking: picture storytelling, listening and pronunciation: whispers, and listening and vocabulary: what’s this film about), listening to authentic material (fast speech dictation), using technology (news items), listening for academic purposes (famous people), and listening for fun (scrambled song).