Interpretive Listening can sometimes be the hardest part of learning a foreign language for students. Students often need additional practice to progress in their language development.
This partner activity has students reading 12 sentences to a partner, while their partners write what they hear and draw a picture representing what they wrote and heard. This activity is centered around a medical unit with minor illnesses in the present tense.
Students hear a variety of verbs in present tense and various details about two students who are not feeling well. The objective is to have students listen to figure out what minor illnesses each student is facing. Each partner will hear 12 statement that they can write in Spanish or English and then draw in the boxes provided. I recommend students take turns reading and listening, so that each have an equal amount of time working at trying to figure out the details of their story. Once both are done reading and listening, students can work independently to draw pictures representing what they heard. Then students check each others' papers for accuracy based on what they read/heard.
This activity asks students to operate in the target language, practice their fluency, speaking, listening and writing.