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Speaking and Listening KS3; Second Edition

Price: £25.00
Age Range: KS3

Students develop oral and aural skills, both in a formal and informal context. Interactive activities build confidence, focusing on team work and support. Worksheets follow NC guidelines and are grouped in four sections of increasing complexity.

Skills include: Clarity, fluency and style of speech; Analysing; Debating; Describing; Discussion; Narration; Talking persuasively, tactfully and succinctly; Structuring thought and speech; Giving advice, explanations, instructions; Presenting to a child; Creating mood and atmosphere; Attentive listening; Respecting alternative viewpoints.

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Size: 64 Pages
ISBN: 978 1 86025 276 1
Code: SLSE
Popularity rank: 29
Average Customer Review:  * * * * *  based on 3 reviews

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Contents List


  • 5 GENERAL TEACHERS' NOTES - Teaching speaking and listening skills

Worksheets which offer a range of activities and can be tailored to the needs of the group

  • 7 SCHOOL REPORT -gives students an opportunity to report on the school
  • 9 CRIME! WATCH! - various activities focusing on observation, memory and description
  • 11 FOXHUNTING - discussion on the issue of foxhunting

Worksheets suitable for most students, involving basic analytical skills and mainly discussion work

  • 13 FAME - deducing identity through using closed questions
  • 15 MOVING IN - roleplay to develop ability to speak clearly and persuasively
  • 17 GETTING TO KNOW YOU - finding out about another person by asking tactful questions and listening attentively to answers
  • 19 WHAT DO I DO? - game to develop speaking, listening and deduction skills
  • 21 999 - focuses on making a 999 call
  • 23 LEND ME SOME MONEY - listening attentively, drawing out information, and empathising
  • 25 MAKING THE RULES - the need for school rules, and why they are important

Worksheets involving greater analytical skills, some reading and writing, or basic roleplay

  • 27 SLANG - the vocabulary of slang, its current influences, and how it changes over time
  • 39 FINDERS, KEEPERS - a moral question to provoke discussion, analysis, and reaching a consensus
  • 31 SCHOOL REUNION - improvised roleplay
  • 33 CAUSE FOR COMPLAINT - roleplay of a customer complaining to a shop
  • 35 COLLISION COURSE - discussion of evidence, and taking different viewpoints
  • 37 RULES OF THE GAME - students write instructions for a board game
  • 39 WEIRD RECIPES - activity focusing on voice, purpose and language used

Worksheets which are more challenging, involving more sophisticated analysis, sustained group work, more advanced reading and writing, or more complex role plays

  • 41 FUN TO BE YOUNG? - the issue as a topic for class debate
  • 43 THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE - students debate the issue of smoking
  • 45 IT'S THE WEEKEND! - students prepare and give a formal talk
  • 47 JUST A MINUTE - a timed speaking task to encourage quick thinking, fluent speaking and careful listening
  • 49 NEWS 2020 - students write and present a radio news piece
  • 51 WET - students continue extracts in an appropriate style
  • 53 LIVING STORIES - looking at the concept of oral tradition
  • 55 COME TO BRITAIN! - students devise a section for a radio travel programme
  • 57 GO-SPOT - students analyse an advertisement, and create their own
  • 59 STRANGE LAND - drama activity with scripted and unscripted performance
  • 61 LEAVING HOME - using a song extract as stimulus for improvised roleplay


  • 62 MOVING IN - support material for MOVING IN
  • 63 CRIME! WATCH! - support material for CRIME! WATCH!



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really good
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Great resource!
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Steven Pringle

There are many things to interest students and can be adapted to the learners learing style
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Teacher Testing Report

There is very little suitable Special Needs material on Speaking and Listening. This pack would fill a gap.
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Teacher Testing Report

An interesting selection of ideas and the topics are adaptable to either spoken or written form.
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Teacher Testing Report

Useful to have specific material for what is rather a nebulous area.
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Teacher Testing Report

Excellent idea.
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Teacher Testing Report

Speaking and listening skills are a crucial part of the English curriculum Key Stage 3. This pack would be ideal as either a fill in for year 7 & 8 classes aspects of pack or for low ability year 7 9 all of pack. The pack covers a wide range of speaking and listening skills.
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