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Having well developed speaking and listening skills can really help with your school performance and significantly improve your job prospects. Obviously, to perform at any level in a country requires a good understanding of the language and speaking/listening are the primary means of communication. Children learn to speak and listen well before they can read but these skills can (and should) be further developed as you get older.

'Show and tell' activities at school can help as well as entering drama, public speaking or debating groups. Remember to listen as well as speak! Even many adults spend too much time talking and not enough listening (and certainly not listening attentively!

Improving your speaking and listening skills will help improve your:

  • Confidence
  • Empathy to others
  • self-esteem
  • teamwork
  • ability to make and keep friends
  • job prospects
  • performance at interviews
  • presentation skills
  • social skills
  • status amongst peers

We have collected a wide range of really useful fun resources for you to develop your speaking and listening skills. There are games, activities, learning videos and revision notes too. Work your way through these and then practice in the real world!

 

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"Spectacular Sounds Bingo" listening activity ages 3 - 6

"Spectacular Sounds Bingo" listening activity

In this activity, there are 3 levels ('easy', 'medium' and 'hard'). 'Easy' is with capital (uppercase) letters, 'medium' is with lowercase letters and the 'Hard' level has a mixture. In each case there are 9 tiles to remove to show the hidden picture behind it. Listen....Read More

 


"Nick of Rhyme" listening activity ages 3 - 6

"Nick of Rhyme" listening activity

In this activity, watch Super Grover save the day and make up rhymes. Then, it's your turn to help Super Grover find matching items for the children (even though they don't....Read More

 


"Bert Pigeon Trouble" listening activity ages 3 - 5

"Bert Pigeon Trouble" listening activity

In this activity, listen to Bert and help him tidy up the room. He gives you instructions and tells you which items to click on. There are further instructions on where to put them to make the room look much tidier. You need to put away at least five items before Bert is happy with how the room....Read More

 


"Fuzzy Lion Ears" reading and listening activity ages 4 - 6

"Fuzzy Lion Ears" reading and listening activity

In this activity, see if you can help Leona label the pictures. You can click on the picture to hear the word and then click on the missing letter to make up the word....Read More

 


"Sid Says" listening activity ages 5 - 8

"Sid Says" listening activity

In this activity, listen carefully to Sid's dad and copy the body movements he carries out by clicking on Sid. See how many different movements you can copy before making a mistake. A good way to test both....Read More

 


"Lionel's Talking Gizmo" listening activity ages 5 - 7

"Lionel's Talking Gizmo" listening activity

In this activity, you check out Lionel's talking Gizmo. First click on the large blue centre button to listen to the whole sentence. Then click on one of the red buttons to change that word before re-listening to the modified sentence by re-clicking the blue button....Read More

 


"Pounce!" listening and reading activity ages 5 - 7

"Pounce!" listening and reading activity

In this activity, your task is to match tiger's spoken word with the matching word out of the choice of three. Listen carefully to the word as tiger speaks it and then 'pounce' on the correct written word by clicking on it. If you choose the right....Read More

 


"Skit's Tricks" listening activity ages 5 - 6

"Skit's Tricks" listening activity

In this activity, you train Skits by helping him find socks under flower pots, retrieve a ball etc. Listen to the instructions and see if you can....Read More

 


"Daniel's Babysitter" reading and listening activity ages 5 - 7

"Daniel's Babysitter" reading and listening activity

In this activity, follow Daniel Tiger as Prince Tuesday babysits for him while his parents go out. Listen to the story at the same time as reading it. Use the red scroll side arrows to move backwards and forwards through the story and help....Read More

 


"Dinosaur Field Guide" listening activity ages 5 - 7

"Dinosaur Field Guide" listening activity

In this activity, you learn some details about dinosaurs and how they lived. Scroll forwards through the dinosaurs and listen to the fascinating facts. To repeat the information, click on the 'facts' icon at the bottom right. To find out about each dinosaur's diet, click on the 'Food' icon. The 'size' icon will give you an idea of the....Read More

 


"Jack and the Giant Beanstalk" Video Notes ages 5 - 7

"Jack and the Giant Beanstalk" Video Notes

In these Video Notes, there are 14 videos related to the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. These are 'What shall we do?', 'We have to sell Daisy', 'Jack went to market', 'Five magic beans', 'Beans for the birds!', 'And the beanstalk grew', 'And he went higher!', 'The castle in the clouds', 'Fee-fi-fo-fum!', 'The bag of silver coins', 'The....Read More

 


"Little Red Riding Hood" Video Notes ages 5 - 7

"Little Red Riding Hood" Video Notes

In these Video Notes, there are 7 videos related to the story of Little Red Riding Hood. These are 'I love red!', 'Wolfie Blues', 'Cake for Grandma', 'Stay on the path', 'Wolfie went walking', 'What big eyes you've got' and 'The wolf has gone'. Why....Read More

 


"The Tales of Beatrix Potter" Audio Notes ages 5 - 7

"The Tales of Beatrix Potter" Audio Notes

In these Audio Notes, there are many audio episodes of this popular children's story - 'The Tale of Mr. Tod - Parts 1 and 2', 'The Tale of Ginger and Pickles / The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse', 'The Tale of Samuel Whiskers / The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies', 'The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck / The Tale of Tom Kitten', 'The Tale of the Pie and....Read More

 


"Aesop's Fables" Audio Notes ages 5 - 9

"Aesop's Fables" Audio Notes

In these Audio Notes, there are forty of Aesop's Fables to listen to (including 'The Hare and the Tortoise', 'The Frogs and the Ox', 'The Fox and the Crow', 'The Monkey as King', 'The bundle of sticks', 'The Gnat and the Lion', 'The North Wind and the Sun' and 'The Fox and the Grapes'). There....Read More

 


"Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" Audio Notes ages 5 - 9

"Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" Audio Notes

In these Audio Notes, you can listen to 8 fairy tales written by Hans Christian Anderson 'Thumbelina', 'The Little Mermaid', 'The Emperor's new clothes', 'The brave tin soldier', 'The wild swans', 'The Nightingale',....Read More

 


"Tongue Twisters" speaking activity ages 6 - 8

"Tongue Twisters" speaking activity

In this activity, why not listen to the tongue twisters 'Fuzzy Wuzzy', 'Peter Piper', 'Seashells' and 'Woodchuck'. Click on the icon for each tongue twister then try reading it out loud yourself or listen to how it should be....Read More

 


"Dog Ears 2" listening activity ages 6 - 10

"Dog Ears 2" listening activity

In this fun game, you need to crack the safe codes and break into five different safes in 10 minutes. Each safe code is a word and to find the word you must match the sounds on each letter of the safe code to a letter of the alphabet. All letters are given a fixed, but random sound! You must listen very....Read More

 


"Dog Ears 1" listening game ages 6 - 10

"Dog Ears 1" listening game

In this addictive game, your task is to crack the 'Lock-o-Matic' Safe! Break into all five of the different safes before the timer runs out (you are allowed 10 minutes so that's 2 minutes per safe on average). The safe code is a word. Listen to the code sounds of each letter and match....Read More

 


"Build a Lair" listening activity ages 6 - 8

"Build a Lair" listening activity

In this activity, you can Build a Lair and answer questions on objects in the lair. You can choose either 'Free Play' or 'Take a Challenge 'at the beginning and instructions on how to play can be accessed by clicking on the Help '?' icon in the top right. Your listening skills are tested only in 'Take a Challenge'. After choosing this....Read More

 


"Listen and Spin - The Sounds of English" listening activity ages 6 - 10

"Listen and Spin - The Sounds of English" listening activity

In this activity, you can choose 'Play Easy' or 'Play Hard'. The Hard version requires you to listen to and spell longer words. The aim is to test your spelling skills by carefully listening to the spoken word and then spinning the wheels to pick each letter to correctly spell the word you heard. You can replay the word if required.....Read More

 


"Crazy Vehicle" listening activity ages 6 - 8

"Crazy Vehicle" listening activity

In this activity, you must listen carefully to Martha the Dog and follow her exact instructions in order to drop off packages. She shows you how to transform your crazy vehicle from one type to another as well as accelerating and braking. Also don't forget to hit....Read More

 


"How do you measure up?" reading and listening activity ages 6 - 8

"How do you measure up?" reading and listening activity

In this activity, your task is to listen and read a story related to measurements. You can find out the meaning of complicated words (e.g. measure, amount, ingredients, scales, weight etc.) by clicking on them. The uses of measuring are explained including....Read More

 


"Martha's Circus Spectacular" listening and reading activity ages 6 - 8

"Martha's Circus Spectacular" listening and reading activity

In this activity, you need to try to win 4 golden bones to find out what's behind the curtain. Click on each of the 4 pictures first to enter that scene and win a golden bone in each. The mini-activities are 'snack shot', 'the amazing....Read More

 


"Stimulus Sounds Collection" Listening ages 6 - 11

"Stimulus Sounds Collection" Listening

In these Video Notes, there are over 200 sounds to test out your listening skills! Take it in turns to click a random sound with your friends and see who can guess the most correct answers. Sounds are split up into 'Weather', 'Transport', 'Animals', 'Birds', 'Inside',....Read More

 


"A Tale of Two Little Engines - Together they Could" listening and reading activity ages 6 - 8

"A Tale of Two Little Engines - Together they Could" listening and reading activity

In this reading activity, you are shown an illustrated story about a little red engine who is trying to get over the mountain to deliver some toys and books to some children. He tries to enlist help from some other engines because he can't quite do it on his own. The words are highlighted in red as they are spoken to help you follow....Read More

 


"If I could touch the sky " listening and reading activity ages 6 - 8

"If I could touch the sky " listening and reading activity

In this activity, you are shown an illustrated story of a young boy who would like to touch the sky and grab some of the objects up there for himself and for others. Click on individual words to hear that word spoken or click on the 'ear' to hear the whole page. The words are highlighted in red as they are spoken to help you follow along....Read More

 


"Over in the Meadow" listening and reading activity ages 6 - 8

"Over in the Meadow" listening and reading activity

In this reading and 'counting to ten' activity, you are shown an illustrated story rhyme of meadow animal families including toads, fish, birds, crickets, and spiders who enjoy their lives in the lovely meadow. The words are highlighted in red as they are spoken to help you follow along with the story. You can skip backwards or....Read More

 


"My Father Runs an Excavator" listening and reading activity ages 6 - 8

"My Father Runs an Excavator" listening and reading activity

In this activity, you are shown an illustrated story of a young girl whose father works with industrial scale machinery such as an excavator (digger), bulldozer and dumptruck. There are real life photos of these plus the girl's toy versions so she can carry out her imaginative play. The words are highlighted in red as they are spoken to....Read More

 


"Let's Eat" listening and reading activity ages 6 - 8

"Let's Eat" listening and reading activity

In this reading and colour learning activity, you are shown some lovely fruit and the color of the fruit is given to help you learn the colors. The words are highlighted in red as they are spoken to help you follow along with the story. You can skip backwards or forward a....Read More

 


"The Gingerbread Boy" listening and reading activity ages 6 - 8

"The Gingerbread Boy" listening and reading activity

In this activity, you can listen to an illustrated story book being read aloud and look at the words as it is being read. The words turn red as they are spoken to help you follow along with the story. You can alter the sound setting, pause the story or skip backwards or forward a page.....Read More

 


"Quotations from Shakespeare" listening and reading activity ages 6 - 8

"Quotations from Shakespeare" listening and reading activity

In this activity, there is an illustrated book with Shakespeare Quotations that are illustrated and read aloud. The words are highlighted in red as they are spoken to help you follow along with the story. You can change the sound setting, stop the story or even move....Read More

 


"Chuck's Extreme Crusher" listening activity ages 7 - 9

"Chuck's Extreme Crusher" listening activity

In this activity, listen carefully to Chuck's sandwich description. You must pick the matching sandwich that he is describing and after each correct answer you get to....Read More

 


"Storybook Adventure - Word Girl in the Battle" reading and listening activity ages 7 - 9

"Storybook Adventure - Word Girl in the Battle" reading and listening activity

In this activity, the aim is capture the butcher by reading and listening to the story. Follow the story and learn more about the dangers Word Girl faces as she battles the butcher. Click on underlined words (like 'pummeled, surveys etc.) to get a description of that word. You can choose your own route through the story by clicking your....Read More

 


"Viking Sagas" Video Notes ages 7 - 9

"Viking Sagas" Video Notes

In these Video Notes, there are 10 videos related to the story of the Viking Sagas. These are split up into four key sections as follows - 'Odin creates the world', 'Freya and the goblins', 'Thor and the giants' and 'Apples of Iduna'.....Read More

 


"Meet the Authors" Audio Notes ages 7 - 11

"Meet the Authors" Audio Notes

In these Audio Notes, sixteen authors are interviewed by students and asked lots of questions about their motivation, inspiration and about general advice related to writing. Authors include 'Anne Fine', 'Morris Gleitzman', 'Anthony Horowitz', 'Eva Ibbotson', 'Geraldine McCaughrean', 'Michael Morpurgo', 'Brian Patten', 'Philip Pullman',....Read More

 


"The Wind in the Willows" Audio Notes ages 7 - 9

"The Wind in the Willows" Audio Notes

In these Audio Notes, you can listen to Kenneth Grahame's classic tale in ten episodes - 'The River Bank', 'The open road', 'The Wild Wood', 'Mr. Badger', 'Dulce domum', 'Mr. Toad', 'Toad's adventures', 'The further adventures of Toad', 'Like summer tempests came his tears' and 'The....Read More

 


"The Sounds of English" Quizzes ages 8 - 16

"The Sounds of English" Quizzes

In this Video you hear from a teacher in London, UK. She explains how she helps teach literacy and the importance of understanding that some letter combinations might not always sound as they are written. This is due to the many influences of various cultures in the English language. In the first set of activities, there are factsheets....Read More

 


"Recognising Letters and words" Quizzes ages 8 - 16

"Recognising Letters and words" Quizzes

In the Video you learn about different strategies to analyse letter patterns and sounds. In the first set of activities, there are factsheets and worksheets to help you to learn 'All about the alphabet', 'Recognising common words', 'Alphabet pairs' and 'Common word bingo'.. There is also a Quiz. The second set of activities also has a....Read More

 


"Story time with Martha Washington" reading and listening activity ages 8 - 11

"Story time with Martha Washington" reading and listening activity

In this activity, you learn the important virtue of honesty told in a video story read by Martha Washington. It was one of George Washington's (the first US President) favourite stories because of its clear moral stance on honesty. Read the text whilst listening to the Video. This tells you all about the virtue of....Read More

 


"Casualty challenge doctor game" listening activity ages 9 - 11

"Casualty challenge doctor game" listening activity

In this activity, there are 3 activities to use your listening skills to learn about some key emergency procedures in 'Holby Healthcare Trust' ('Give CPR', 'Shock the Heart' and 'Check the Heart') where you are working as a trainee doctor. On each task you must listen to the doctor and the recommended order to carry out the procedures.....Read More

 


"Casualty challenge nurse" listening activity ages 9 - 11

"Casualty challenge nurse" listening activity

In this activity, there are 3 activities to use your listening skills to learn about some key procedures in 'Holby Healthcare Trust' ('Dress the wound', 'Put in a new drip' and 'Check the patient') where you are working as a trainee nurse. On each task you must listen to the doctor and the recommended order to carry out the procedures.....Read More

 


"Casualty challenge paramedic game" listening activity ages 9 - 11

"Casualty challenge paramedic game" listening activity

In this activity, there are 3 activities to use your listening skills to learn about some key emergency procedures in 'Holby Healthcare Trust' ('Check vital signs; 'Put on oxygen mask' and 'Get casualty to ED') where you are working as a trainee paramedic. On each task you must listen to the doctor and the recommended order to carry out....Read More

 


"Delivery Driver" listening activity ages 9 - 11

"Delivery Driver" listening activity

In this activity, you can either play the easy or hard version. You must first find the correct house by working out the street and house number. Manoeuvre the truck so that it does not hit any other traffic or road obstacles. Hitting something loses you one of your six lives. Drive it to the correct street and house number and deliver....Read More

 


"Destination Impossible Instructions" listening activity ages 9 - 11

"Destination Impossible Instructions" listening activity

In this activity, you first choose a character you would like to help from the six possible ones. Then once you have chosen your character, you can help that character with one of their key tasks for the day (e.g. Mary must collect her cat from the vets picking up food and a cat basket on the way). This involves carefully following 10....Read More

 


"Say What Interview" listening and speaking activity ages 9 - 11

"Say What Interview" listening and speaking activity

In this activity, there are two game levels - 'Play Easy' or 'Play Hard'. The scenario is that you are put into different formal or informal situations and must choose the most appropriate response to the question for those particular circumstances. You have 3 lives and there are 5-8 multiple choice questions, each with 3 possible....Read More

 


"The Virtual Traveler" listening activity ages 9 - 12

"The Virtual Traveler" listening activity

In this activity, you have travelled round the world to some lovely places (New York, the Egyptian pyramids, the Amazon, Cornwall U.K. and the Great Barrier Reef). Your aim now is to listen to the audio you recorded on the trip and then write it all up into a printable booklet before you forget as your memory fades. For each trip, choose....Read More

 


"The Tempest" Video Notes ages 9 - 11

"The Tempest" Video Notes

In these Video Notes, there is an animated version of Shakespeare's play 'The Tempest' split up into 8 Videos. These are 'Rock the ship', 'Set me free', 'Full fathom five', 'Toledo steel', 'Barracuda', 'Love song', 'Spellbound' and 'Sea change'. A....Read More

 


"Treasure Island" Video Notes ages 9 - 11

"Treasure Island" Video Notes

In these Video Notes, there are ten videos related to this classic tale - 'Jim Hawkins and the Admiral Benbow', 'The Squire and the treasure map', 'Long John Silver and the Hispaniola', 'The voyage and the apple barrel', 'Escape to the island and Ben Gunn', 'The stockade and the pirates attack', 'A fight and the Hispaniola captured',....Read More

 


"Private Peaceful" Audio Notes ages 9 - 12

"Private Peaceful" Audio Notes

In these Audio Notes, you can listen to the story of 'Private Peaceful' which has been split up into 13 episodes. The story tells of a young private who fought in the First World War in the trenches in France. There is also a worksheet....Read More

 


"Oliver Twist" Audio Notes ages 9 - 11

"Oliver Twist" Audio Notes

In these Audio Notes, you can listen to ten episodes of Charles Dickens' classic tale which stays true to the original book and does contain some scenes of violence and crime. There is also a worksheet containing....Read More

 

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