How to Be a Good Listener
Review with students the tips for being a good listener. Then place students in pairs.
Ask one partner to describe a favorite personal memory from last summer. Ask the other partner to listen carefully, using the strategies on this page:
- Looking at the speaker
- Listening for key words
- Asking questions
Afterward, the listener should repeat the story aloud, checking how well he or she listened. Then have the partners reverse roles.