MEC Trainer, Joanna Trzmielewska, writes:

Listening is a crucial element of the language learning process. However, students are sometimes tired of doing listening comprehension activities. If you want to give them a break from the standard listening tasks, try introducing Sound Transit to your lessons.

Sound Transit is an online community that gathers sound recordings from various locations around the world. In the search area you can type in the sound you are looking for and select its country and location.

How to make Sound Transit part of the lesson:

Play a couple of recordings and ask students where they are what is happening, who is there.

The sound can be the opening part, inspiration to start a story.

Lower level students can practise Present Continuous sentences.

You could collect sounds from the vocabulary group that you want to introduce/revise and play it to students to guess.

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