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Beginner Four Skills Information Gap Intermediate News Reading Comprehension Running Dictation

Running Dictation Follow Directions

This is a running dictation activity for high beginner, pre-intermediate EFL/ESL learners. This is a great four skills activity that incorporates reading comprehension with a task activity that has kinesthetic movement and interpersonal communication at the core.

Cut the sentences out as strips and place on the wall. Pair up students and have students go to the wall read the sentence and return to their sitting partner. The sitting partner listens and writes the sentence as the running partner speaks.

The running partner may need to run back to the sentence several times. Once students have collected all the sentences have students put the sentences in order and the follow the step by step directions until the activity is completed.

I’ve done this activity with less then 5 and more than 50 students. This is a great in-class or after school activity.


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