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Angela Lee Duckworth: Grit: The power of passion and perseverance. 10 Best Free Listening Websites with Quizzes to Practise for Listening Exams. So what do you do to practise listening for exams?

10 Best Free Listening Websites with Quizzes to Practise for Listening Exams

Growing up, I never had the opportunity to do any extra practice to improve my listening skills. We didn’t have the Internet and the thousand possibilities it offers to learners of any language nowadays. The teachers had an old tape player that sometimes stopped and started on its own and old tapes that ended up sounding distorted and most of the times unlistenable so if you wanted to get better at listening, you just listened to the radio and struggled to understand the lyrics and sing along. Not that I ever complained. That was the perfect excuse to listen to music while claiming to be working hard. UK Culture. Listen & Watch.

Britain is GREAT. Daily English Listening - Appearance Vocabulary - High Level Listening. Five essential listening skills for English learners. How can English learners improve their listening comprehension?

Five essential listening skills for English learners

Raphael Ahmed, a teacher at the British Council in Bangladesh, shares some useful strategies. Why listening is important It should not be difficult to realise the importance of listening when we consider that it occupies about 45 per cent of the time adults spend in communication. This is significantly more than speaking, which accounts for 30 per cent, and reading and writing, which make up 16 per cent and nine per cent respectively. Yet, for all its importance, students (and even teachers) often fail to give listening the attention it needs. IELTS Sample Test Materials. IELTS Listening. Free IELTS Listening practice test to help pass the exam. The IELTS Listening test will take about 30 minutes, and you will have an extra 10 minutes to transfer your answers to the answer sheet.

Free IELTS Listening practice test to help pass the exam

The four parts of this practice Listening test are presented over four separate web pages. Make sure you move swiftly from one page to the next so that your practice is as realistic as possible. Download the question paper and blank answer sheet before you start, and write your answers on the question paper while you are listening. Use a pencil. Listen to the instructions for each section of the test carefully. There are 40 questions altogether. Sentence Stress. English Club. Man Leaves Best Voicemail Ever After Witnessing Car Accident. Practical guidance on training students to cope with authentic spoken English.

Climate Reality - No fish tale here: When whale... Making the right choices: ‘Lean On Me’ – On the same page. Every word in the song “Lean On Me” by Bill Withers has been written into a grid with some distractors.

Making the right choices: ‘Lean On Me’ – On the same page

Starting in the upper left corner, students complete the lyrics choosing one of the words available right next to the last word in any direction and using each square only once. To guide them through the process, the writing worksheet provides students with a few words in each line, including the first ones, which are also capitalised in the grid for easier reference.

You may want to model and play the first two lines of the song so that the students can understand the procedure. Podcasts to help English learners practise listening. Do your students want more listening practice?

Podcasts to help English learners practise listening

Aoife McLoughlin, blogger with and latest winner of the British Council's Teaching English blog award, recommends five podcasts to get them started. Do you spend enough time working on listening skills with your students? Is there ever enough time? In my experience, I would say no. Often, when we ask students what part of their English they most want to improve, they will say listening and speaking.

Se klippet som gjort svenska trollkarlen till en världssuccé. The 7-step Listening Challenge. How can your students develop their listening while away from your English classes ?

The 7-step Listening Challenge

A learner training moment of reflection on how to take responsibility for their language acquisition. Recipes for the EFL Classroom. Hörövningar. Listen notes. Free English Listening exercises and tests online. Robert Gupta: Music is medicine, music is sanity. People Having A Really Bad Day. Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story.

Teach them English. Sexy Rexy Gives Patois Lesson: Speak Like a Jamaican! Potholer54. 9 Useful Websites to Help you Improve Pronunciation and Listening. Popreel: Ironman, steel pan and steampunk. President Barack Obama's Full Inauguration Speech 2009. BBC Two - Wonders of the Solar System - Clips. What is dyslexia? - Kelli Sandman-Hurley.

Why sitting is bad for you - Murat Dalkilinç. Stop!

Why sitting is bad for you - Murat Dalkilinç

Before Digging Deeper, go take a quick walk, get moving a bit and then come back! I promise you will feel better and perhaps even learn more! Australia: where spiders rain down from the sky - video report. Hans våldtäktsman kom som vänförslag på Facebook. Nu har 22-åringen berört en hel värld med sitt modiga svar. Wiz Khalifa - Stayin Out All Night. "CHASING ICE" captures largest glacier calving ever filmed - OFFICIAL VIDEO. Can you guess where people are from based on their accents? Most of Georgia O’Keeffe’s work is in storage.

Can you guess where people are from based on their accents?

Nearly half of Pablo Picasso’s oil paintings are put away. Not a single Egon Schiele drawing is on display. Since the advent of public galleries in the 17th century, museums have amassed huge collections of art for society’s benefit. But just a tiny fraction of that art is actually open for people to view and enjoy—including, it turns out, many works that are considered masterpieces. The dynamic raises questions about who actually benefits when museums collect so much of the world’s best art.

To paint a picture of these curatorial decisions, Quartz surveyed the holdings of 20 museums in 7 countries, focusing on the work of 13 major artists. 10 Ted Talks Every English Student Should Watch. TED is a series of informative, educational, inspiring and sometimes jaw-dropping talks that present ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’.

10 Ted Talks Every English Student Should Watch

Ted has attracted many of the world’s most important thinkers such as Larry Page, Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Ken Robinson, and a few winners of the Nobel Prize.


Informative. Accents. Database Error. New research is revealing that many cases of depression are caused by an allergic reaction to inflammation.

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Tim de Chant of NOVA writes: “Inflammation is our immune system’s natural response to injuries, infections, or foreign compounds. When triggered, the body pumps various cells and proteins to the site through the blood stream, including cytokines, a class of proteins that facilitate intercellular communication. It also happens that people suffering from depression are loaded with cytokines.” Inflammation is caused by obesity, high sugar diets, high quantities of trans fats, unhealthy diets in general, and other causes. By treating the inflammatory symptoms of depression — rather than the neurological ones — researchers and doctors are opening up an exciting new dimension in the fight against what has become a global epidemic. Level 4 - Low-Intermediate English Listeing Activities. Listening. Eating insects. Presenter: Every resort town in the US has a candy store, but one store in Pismo Beach, California, goes beyond the usual taffy and caramel apples.

If Hotlix has its way, Americans will be snacking on everything from caterpillars and cockroaches to mealworm-covered apples. Larry Peterman is a candyman on a mission. For more than a decade he’s been promoting a valuable food source that most Americans find revolting. In a land of plenty, people resist. Improving IELTS Listening Through Connected Speech. The Man From Earth (2007) 10 Scary Stories You Can Listen to Right Now. CRYPTIK - HOME - THE GREATEST STORY OF OUR GENERATION. HOME - THE GREATEST SPEECH EVER MADE. Charlie Chaplin : The Great Dictator's Speech. TED: Ideas worth spreading.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The danger of a single story. TEDxLaJolla - Eric Handler - Sparks of Inspiration. Talking Twin Babies - PART 2 - OFFICIAL VIDEO. Listen & Watch.