Speaking and Listening Worksheets
In this section we lump together speaking (the output of language and thoughts) and listening (the input of language). I often find that students are a little top-heavy or bottom-heavy on these skills. I do find that students are more often than not better speakers than listeners. It might be a generational thing; parents do try to boost their children's self esteem by valuing what they say more and then their kids go a bit overboard and think what they say is much more important than what they hear. Your goal, as a teacher, should try to re-balance them a bit. Believe me, they will never be dead-even, but if you can push the needle, you are a miracle worker. The worksheets in this section with help students learn to use the input and output of language to their benefit and the benefit of others.