Matching elementary and common conversational expressions and phrases to pictures is a great way of teaching students by giving visual context to language and vocabulary. Audio files are now being added to provide context and useful listening practice .
This is another listening and vocabulary worksheet focusing on language used when people go out shopping and socializing. The instructions are the same as the exercise above.
Going out and socializing (PDF)
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This is a great exercise for a really elementary class. It’s a listening and vocabulary activity. First, the students listen to the audio and write the correct letter on each picture. They audio should be played in a repeated loop until the students get a grasp of the task. Then, as a review and to reinforce the vocabulary, the students write the matching expressions below the pictures. Of course, it’s also possible to the vocabulary matching first and the listening second.
(Conversational expressions PDF)
Another slightly more advanced exercise exploring the language students might encounter in everyday social interactions.
And here is some essential language used when people are eating, talking about food or going to restaurants. First, listen to the audio and match the items. Then, listen again (and again) and match the vocabulary to the pictures.
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This exercise focuses a little more on fashion and describing people.
3 Replies to “Elementary conversational expressions and listening exercises”
Thank you so much for these sheets! They are extremely helpful and my students love them.
Thanks for the comments.Yes. These sheets work really well with elementary classes.
Thank you so much