English language learners often need explicit instruction for listening practice, and this activity provides the fun practice that they need to prepare for the state English language proficiency exam. It provided opportunities to discuss the importance of listening and learning English. Then, students will listen to the audio portion of a video (through youtube), and answer multiple choice questions. Finally, they will grade their work, watch the video, and summarize the story through quick sketch and quick notes.
This activity is very similar to the listening portions of many state English language proficiency tests.