Listening Activities in EFL Textbooks: An Analytical Study
Keywords:Content Analysis, Listening Activities, Action Pack 5, Jordanian Curriculum, The Ministry of Education
This study aims to analyze the content of the Pupils' Book of Action Pack 5 in terms of the listening activities. In this study, the researchers handled these activities using a content analysis sheet. The study followed the descriptive methodology in analyzing the content of the listening activities. This study also aims to provide a comprehensive and clear answer to the extent to which listening activities in Pupil’s Book in Action Pack 5 are included and frequent and the extent to which listening activities in Action Pack 5 do correspond to the specific outcomes related to listening organiser in the General Guidelines. The findings showed that the listening activities included in Action Pack 5 are consistent with the general guidelines of the listening skills. It also showed that the results of frequency of the listening activities based on the criteria came in favor of achieving the proficiency level of the organiser. As a result, this research is beneficial in two areas: first, development of the curricula; and second, planning the instruction of the listening skill.
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