For today’s I.L.P (Independent Learning Program) lesson, I directed students to esl-lounge.com and asked them to pick an audio file to listen to in pairs.
After studying the pronunciation and intonation of the more difficult words, they printed out the corresponding tapescripts and recorded themselves reading it onto their mobile phones/iPads. I sent them to empty classes/quiet places within the school building to do this.
They then played it back to themselves and decided if there were any errors or where they could improve before re-recording.
Pairs then swapped audio devices and had to transcribe what they heard onto a piece of paper.
Each pair was then presented with the correct tapescript to see how accurate transcribing was – and therefore how well the other pair read the script. Students had time at the end of the lesson to pass on any advice or helpful tips to the pair they listened…
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