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Goldilocks Listening Exercise


Hello everyone
I remember a couple of years ago coming across a really useful listening exercise that involved the story of Goldilocks and The Three Bears. Does anyone have a copy of it they would be willing to share with me?
Thanks very much.

Lucy Sleigh

4 Responses

  1. listening exercise
    Hi there are several is this the one:
    The Story: Goldilocks and the Three Bears

    Goldilocks wanders into the house of the Three Bears. She tastes their porridge, finding one bowl “too hot,” one bowl “too cold,” and one bowl “just right.” Goldilocks also tries out their chairs, finding one chair “too big,” one “too small,” and one “just right.” Then she tries out the bears’ beds, finding one bed “too hard,” one “too soft,” and one “just right.” She falls asleep in Baby Bear’s “just right” bed. When the bears return, they find that someone has been eating their porridge, sitting in their chairs, and sleeping in their beds. They discover Goldilocks in the “just right” bed and she runs away.

    The Questions

    Level 1: Knowledge
    List the characters in the story.
    What were the bears eating?
    Where was Goldilocks when the bears found her?
    Level 2: Comprehension
    Retell the events in the story in your own words.
    Why was Goldilocks afraid of the bears?
    Why was Goldilocks sleeping in Baby Bear’s bed?
    Level 3: Application
    Tell what might have happened if you had been Goldilocks.
    Relate the story from the point of view of Baby Bear.
    Use the information from the story to help you build a model of the bears’ house.
    Level 4: Analysis
    Compare Goldilocks’ experience with that of Little Red Riding Hood’s.
    Identify parts of the story that could happen to you.
    Make a list of all the events in the story that indicate it is a fairy tale.
    Level 5: Synthesis
    Combine art and drama to create a new ending for the story.
    Suppose that Goldilocks had found the home of the Three Raccoons. What might have happened?
    What if Goldilocks had brought a friend to the home of the Three Bears. What might have happened?
    Level 6: Evaluation
    Judge whether or not Goldilocks made a good decision by running away from the bears. Explain.
    Pretend that Goldilocks was on trial for “breaking and entering.” Decide whether you would find her guilty. Justify your decision.
    Evaluate Goldilocks’ behavior as a guest in the bears’ house.

    The exercise was developed by Margaret Farguhar (Grosset & Dunlap, New York) and summarized by Dr. Judy Van Voorhis (Education Department, Muskingum College), applies these levels of questions to a well-known children’s story.

    others include:

    Hope this helps

  2. Quick listening test
    A quick listening test: “How many of each species of animal did Moses take on to the ark? Hands up who thinks three? two? one? none?”

    If you think the answer is 2, perhaps this is a reading test too!


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