GRADE: any
LENGTH: 5-10 minutes
TOPIC: listening and reproducing what is heard



Telephone is a classic listening activity that needs no prior preparation.

To play, select a vocabulary term or phrase either from the lesson at hand or from a previous lesson. Whisper the term into the ear of the first student. He or she, in turn, whispers the term into the ear of a nearby student and so on until the term has been passed through the whole class.

In the end, compare the original and the final version of the sentence given.



To make it even more fun, break the class up into teams to compete in a telephone relay race.

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