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25 ideas for using audio scripts in the ELT classroom

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shutterstock_381582928Philip Haines is the Senior Consultant for Oxford University Press, Mexico. As well as being a teacher and teacher trainer, he is also the co-author of several series, many of which are published by OUP.  Today he joins us to provide 25 engaging and useful classroom activities for language learners using audio scripts.

Many ELT student books come with audio scripts at the back. However, these are sometimes not exploited to the full. Here are 25 ideas for how to make better use of this resource. There are suggestions for using the audio script before listening to the audio, while listening to the audio and after listening to the audio.

Before listening to the audio for the first time:

beforeaudio

While listening to audio for the first time:

whileaudio

After listening to the audio:

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8 thoughts on “25 ideas for using audio scripts in the ELT classroom

  1. Some really nice ideas here, some of which I’ll try out this week- learners have so many problems with listening 🙁

  2. Where’s the “print” button?

  3. Hi Michelle

    Some good ideas here – obviously, we are familiar with all of them (!), but it’s good to be reminded once in a while.

    Vicky

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  4. Reblogged this on Napolskuj! and commented:
    Excellent post, thank you for gathering so many ideas in one place!

  5. Dear Sir/Madam,

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    Your sincerely Ta Lien

    On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 4:22 PM, Oxford University Press wrote:

    > Oxford University Press ELT posted: “Philip Haines is the Senior > Consultant for Oxford University Press, Mexico. As well as being a teacher > and teacher trainer, he is also the co-author of several series, many of > which are published by OUP. Today he joins us to provide 25 engaging and > usefu” >

  6. After the feedback done for the first semester students’ achievements, we decided to include more teamwork and videos and audios scripts, So this is perfect for my unit plannings for the second semester, clear and very well organized, thank you.

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