Aim: Help students think of likely content of a recording they are about to hear
Moodle modules: None
Extra programs: Mindmap
Ease of setup: *
It's helpful to focus students on the content of a listening text and get them to anticipate ideas and vocabulary. Mindmap is a good way of doing this. As in the Mindmap activity in Chapter 7, Writing Activities, students can do this individually (groups of one), in small groups, or as a whole class. The following screenshot shows the sort of Mindmap that students might produce if you tell them they're going to listen to a recording about The Olympic Games and ask them to predict what themes and vocabulary might be mentioned.