This is the perfect time to introduce you to http://www.123listening.com/freeaudio.php listening materials for language teachers. This site shares free English listening activities. To put it in their words:
Printable English listening files with matching worksheet, custom worksheet makers and additional supporting materials from www.123 Listening.com
Many different audio downloads and many different worksheets that can be combined to be very simple for young learners or more difficult for older students.brought to you by MES-English.com and DreamEnglish.com
Here are the categories they offer:
adjectives set 1; adjectives set 2
animals set 1; animals set 2
feelings and emotions
house set 1
people/occupations 1; people 2
prepositions for place
sports with 'play'; sports with 'go'
verbs set 1; verbs set 2; verbs set 3
For my purpose in telling you about this website, I will be using the category of Halloween, since that would be relevant to this month. When you click on the topic Halloween it will take you to the page for Halloween listening activities and printable color worksheets. The audio files are
What's that?/Is that ~?
What are you going to do for Halloween?
What did you do last Halloween?
Along with those files are a selection of printable worksheets which you can mix and match with the audio files above to create varying levels of difficulty. They even give you the test answers ;-)
In addition to that, they provide their templates so that you may make your own themed listening tests. You can record your own script and audio and select your own pictures for your personalized worksheets! I noticed there is a choice of 42 visuals for Halloween vocabulary. They credit Tools for Educators.com for the materials they are sharing.
Now if that wasn't enough of a good thing, you will also find these additional resources:
Teaching Materials flash cards, game cards, bingo cards, power point files
Party Invitations and Thank You cards courtesy of MES Cards.com
Stickers Printable Halloween Stickers from StickersandCharts.com
Printable Certificates and Awards
Worksheets crosswords, wordsearch, writing exercises
Chants and Songs
Don't forget this is only for the topic of Halloween and there are many other topics that you will be able to utilize in your therapy.
I think this is a delightful website that you can use in many ways in addition to listening and hope you will take time to explore the possibilities here.
We will see you next week with another great resource to share. Until then have fun with your kids this week.
Leah and Dean