An ESL listening activity that uses drawing

"Draw it" is like a drawing dictation. This can work especially well with young learners and soon after delivering the lesson material. To do this activity:

  • Create a piece a paper with four empty squares and a line at the top. Hand them out to your students.
  • Read a sentence from a story or other content from your lesson to the children.
  • Have them draw what they hear.
  • Have them write down what they hear.
  • Check their drawings for comprehension

It may depend on their level somewhat, but this can simply be a drawing dictation. There doesn't have to be writing.