#42 Listen!

25 July 2022
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The rules

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This competition will close on Wednesday July 20th for judging! We will announce two winners on Thursday July 21st.

The competition

Listening is one of the Topical Talk skills. It is important because good listeners learn more - and they can make informed decisions about what's happening in the news.

Your challenge this week is to describe what it means to "listen" using an acrostic poem.

An acrostic poem is where you put the title word down the side and write a SHORT line starting with each letter.

You should use the word LISTEN for your poem. For example, you could say:

Let other people talk first

It's important to hear from other perspectives





Top tips

  • Keep your lines short by thinking carefully about your choice of words
  • Make sure your words describe the word LISTEN
  • Try to think of new ideas that have not been said before

Comments (17)

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  • imaginative_lobster | Weston Favell Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 12 Jul 2022

    Let’s all work together
    It’s very fun
    So listen up
    To Learn something new
    Even though it can be hard for some
    Never give up

  • astounding_melon | Weston Favell Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 12 Jul 2022

    Let others be heard
    It’s important to respect others ideas
    Say what’s on your mind
    Talk to others with kindness
    Educate others about your culture
    Never be negative

  • open_ferret | Weston Favell Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 12 Jul 2022

    Let people chat without interruption
    It can get you places
    Something can be learnt to
    Too much noise is very distracting
    Everyone has an opinion to share
    Never talk over people and wait for a gap to talk

  • openminded_leopard | Weston Favell Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 12 Jul 2022

    L - let others be heard

    I - Install interest by paying attention

    S - silence when someone is talking

    T - think about what they are saying

    E - engage in body language to show that you are interested

    N - not interrupting others when they are speaking.

  • artistic_attitude | Weston Favell Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 12 Jul 2022

    Let other people talk first
    It’s important to hear from other perspectives
    Stay patient and let others be heard
    Tell others to share their opinions
    Eye contact with the speaker
    Never seem uninterested

  • venturous_olive | Weston Favell Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 12 Jul 2022

    Living like a listener
    It's the right thing to do
    So many ideas, that come from our peers
    The ideas they share with you
    Even when we may avoid it, and our biased ears won't hear
    Never ignore, it can seems like a bore, but respect should always be near

  • genuine_cloud | Upton Cross Primary School | United Kingdom 12 Jul 2022

    Let's hear from the people in our communities
    Instead of just the politicians on TV
    Stop laughing at the people who want to change the world
    Try looking at problems from a different perspective
    Encourage others to brave
    Never be scared to let your voice be heard.

  • crafty_peach | Ormiston Sudbury Academy | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 12 Jul 2022

    Let everyone speak
    I need to say
    Still listen to others
    To return the kindness
    Everyone wants you to know that
    Now your voice will be heard

  • creative_idea | Upton Cross Primary School | United Kingdom 13 Jul 2022

    L - Let's listen, learn and discover

    I - Inform citizens of what is correct, what is incorrect and when there is an error

    S - Safety comes first before trying anything that someone has asked you to do

    T - Trust one another and treat people how you want to be treated when you are talking

    E - Encourage others to listen and to not interrupt whilst someone is talking

    N - Nothing can change the way you think, but YOU can change the way you listen by paying attention to other peoples announcements

    - creative_idea

  • innovative_signature | Cardinal Langley RC High School |United Kingdom | United Kingdom 14 Jul 2022

    Let's let others speak first
    Imagine from their perspective
    So don't interupt them
    Try to incorage them as best you can
    Ensure them you have the attention they require
    Nothing can change what you think about their comment

  • mindful_raisin | Islamabad Model School for Girls (VI-X), I-10/4 | Pakistan | Pakistan 18 Jul 2022

    L. Look for Key Ideas
    I. Interrupting is a waste of time.
    S. Smile and use other facial expressions.
    T. They practice being truly mindful.
    E. Encourage the speaker to continue with small verbal comments like yes, and "uh huh."
    N. Nod Your Head

  • unique_mandarin | Islamabad Model School for Girls (VI-X), I-10/4 | Pakistan | Pakistan 19 Jul 2022

    L:listen to others
    I:inter good things in your mind.
    S:stop doing bad things.
    T:tolerance is a key of success
    E: embarrassing is not a good thing
    N:non stop talking embarance others ..

  • kind_goat | Tarun Madhyamik Vidyalaya | Nepal 19 Jul 2022

    Lightly focus on topic by paying attention
    Interruption is not allowed
    Sure about the words spoken
    Tell truth with politeness and patience
    Encourage others for good points and focus on what they mean
    Needs to hear and understand

  • unbiased_lion | Oulder Hill Leadership Academy B | United Kingdom | United Kingdom 19 Jul 2022

    Language is important to intrigue the listener
    Illustrate complex language to allow younger listeners to understand the information
    Support your podcast with the appropriate knowledge
    Tune in on the conversation, and make sure your voice is heard
    Enable others to talk, everyone's opinion is valid
    Never give a biased opinion

  • blissful_cloud | Opoku Ware M/A Primary | Ghana | Ghana 20 Jul 2022

    Let's give people the chance to share his or her ideas
    Imagine how you feel when your ideas are ignored.
    Stop ignoring people's ideas.
    Tolerate others views
    Encourage tolerance in your community.
    Never ignore people's ideas because, you will feel unhappy when your idea is ignored

  • smart_theory | Start-Rite Schools | Nigeria 21 Jul 2022

    L- Look into the eyes of person speaking
    I- Imbibe the knowledge being shared
    S- Stay interested and don't mentally drift off
    T- Talk less, understand more
    E- Elevate the speakers morale
    N- Never interrupt and you'll be all right
    By Smart theory.

  • entrepreneurial_hurricane | Pantang Presby Basic School | Ghana | Ghana 24 Jul 2022

    L- let here others view
    I- it's important to us
    S- silence when someone is bringing a point
    T- think about what you will say
    E- enable other to bring their ideas
    N- never interrupt others when they are bringing their ideas