Presentation: How to Create an Effective ‘Cloze’ Listening Activity

On March 11th John Finucane presented at the Omiya JALT MyShare! Event.

John Finucane (SCEJALT): How to Create an Effective ‘Cloze’ Listening Activity

Abstract: A cloze activity is one in which learners listen for words omitted from a passage which they are given.  Some practical advice on how to create an effective music cloze activity will be given.  An example activity based on ‘Trash’ by Suede is included.  Effective cloze activities are those which learners can successfully complete, learn something from and enjoy.

Omiya JALT is a local chapter of The Japan Association of Language Teaching (JALT), a non-profit organisation dedicated to the improvement of language teaching and learning both within Japan and internationally.  JALT has nearly 3,000 members, with 35 chapters and 26 special interest groups.

My Share!:  A JALT event where members or guests present ideas, techniques, games and activities that have worked well.  Each presentation is around 15-30 minutes long, focusing on practical explanation, demonstration, or getting the audience to do the activity.