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Molly of Denali podcast: native stories with native voices. Tubequizard. ESL - Listening and Speaking. Stories and poems. Home - DreamreaderDreamreader. English Listening: The Empty Pot. Listening level: 2 Audio file: 1:47 min Story length: 257 words Audio Here is the listening file for this lesson.

English Listening: The Empty Pot

Audio Player Script The Empty Pot Long ago, there was an old king. So, he made a plan to find a young person to be the future king or queen. One day in April, he invited children from the village to his garden. One boy was happy. He went home and planted the seed. For weeks, nothing happened. He showed his father the empty pot. The next day, the king’s garden was filled with kids. The king studied the plants, but didn’t smile. ESL Listening Comprehension Exercises: Movie clips to practice English.

SECTION 1: Movie Clips Learning through media (movies, music, etc.) is one of the best ways to learn a new language.

ESL Listening Comprehension Exercises: Movie clips to practice English

BBC Learning English - Dramas from BBC Learning English. Listening Comprehension, Listening that sparks learning. English listening exercises and tests with TED talks. English Levels (Based on the CEFR)

English listening exercises and tests with TED talks

BBC Learning English - 6 Minute English. My Secret Land: Nancy - UR Skola. 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. But we often give less attention to the receptive skill of listening, perhaps in the belief that 'if you can do it alone, you can do it at home'.

Podcasts are a great way for students to improve their listening on the go. With such a huge selection available, students are bound to find a podcast they are interested in that suits their needs. Here are my top five podcasts for learners of English: Listening Master - LingualNet. ESL Interactive Listening Exercises. Listening skills practice.

The 10 Best Places to Find ELT Listening Materials. If, like me, you find that one of the most commonly heard requests from your learners is to provide them with additional listening materials to study with outside of class, this post is definitely for you.

The 10 Best Places to Find ELT Listening Materials

I’ve trawled the internet and the result of my extensive labors is the list of ten great resources you see below… enjoy! 1) Link Eng Park This site doesn’t actually produce any of its own materials, but it’s as close as an encyclopedia of all ESL online listening materials as you’re ever likely to find. If you can’t find something here for your teaching context, you almost might as well stop searching! Link Eng Park is a great resource for ELT podcasts. Reasons why I use this site Free to use (as are all on this list unless otherwise stated)Organized according to various levelsMany if not all include scripts of the listeningMany video clips as well as regular audioUpdated regularlySimple and effective search function.

The Storyteller. Pride and Prejudice -novel reading (Learn English Through Story) TagsAdvanced 'The moment I first met you, I noticed your pride, your sense of superiority, and your selfish disdain for the feelings of others.

Pride and Prejudice -novel reading (Learn English Through Story)

You are the last man in the world whom I could ever be persuaded to marry,' said Elizabeth Bennet. And so Elizabeth rejects the proud Mr Darcy. Can nothing overcome her prejudice against him? And what of the other Bennet girls - their fortunes, and misfortunes, in the business of getting husbands? Teach them English. Storynory - Free Audio Stories for Kids. First Date. Imagine that your 16-year-old daughter is about to leave on her first date.

First Date

What questions do you ask her before she leaves? Are you concerned at all? Why or why not? Listen to the conversation by pressing the "Play Audio" button and answer the questions. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz. [ Other Audio Options: Play RealMedia | Play Window Media ] 2. Could the daughter have done anything to make the father feel at ease? Pidgin English, Bill Bryson (Journeys in English) - - NDLA. Talking History - Audio Documentaries and History Lessons. IELTS Listening: useful channel on YouTube -

TOEFL LISTENING FULL PRACTICE TEST 3 WITH ANSWER. Listen A Minute: Easier English Listening and Activities. Everyday Conversations: Learning American English. How to Stop Smoking - listening practice (Crown Academy of English) The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe. The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe Today we present the short story "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe.

The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe

Here is Shep O'Neal with the story. True! Nervous -- very, very nervous I had been and am! But why will you say that I am mad? Above all was the sense of hearing. It is impossible to say how first the idea entered my brain. Now this is the point. I was never kinder to the old man than during the whole week before I killed him. And this I did for seven long nights -- but I found the eye always closed; and so it was impossible to do the work; for it was not the old man who was a problem for me, but his Evil Eye. On the eighth night, I was more than usually careful in opening the door. I kept still and said nothing. Then I heard a noise, and I knew it was the sound of human terror. I knew what the old man felt, and felt sorry for him, although I laughed to myself. It was open -- wide, wide open -- and I grew angry as I looked at it. But even yet I kept still. "Villains! " Practice understanding English # 5 - Multimedia ESL exercises.

550 Free Audio Books: Download Great Books for Free. Get FREE AUDIO BOOKS from and also Download hundreds of free audio books, mostly classics, to your MP3 player or computer. Below, you'll find great works of fiction, poetry and non-fiction, by such authors as Twain, Tolstoy, Hemingway, Orwell, Vonnegut, Nietzsche, Austen, Shakespeare, Asimov, HG Wells & more. Also please see our related collection: The 150 Best Podcasts to Enrich Your Mind. Fiction & Literature. Sherlock Holmes and the Blue Diamond - abridged (Arthur Connan Doyle) –[Multimedia-English videos] 41 unique ways to practice listening to English. BBC Learning English - Dramas from BBC Learning English. Podcasts and Downloads - BBC Learning English Drama.

English Listening Level Test - How well do you understand English? Which English exam is right for you? Task Town. ESL English Language Learning - Adult Literacy - Listening & Reading - Audiobooks - Stories. Skip Reske's ESL BITS - ESL English Listening Advanced - Intermediate - Songs - Audiobooks. Listen to English and learn English with podcasts in English. Homeschooling resources (ESL Media bases language training) - Trailer 2.1. Premier Skills English. « Tune Into English. Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab - For English as a Second Language. Listen to Easy Reading for ESL Students – Book 2: Twelve Short Stories for Le... Unabridged Audiobook.

Listen to Easy Reading for ESL Students – Book 2: Twelve Short Stories for Le...

Luistertoets 5 - 1. Sounds Familiar? What you can hear You can listen to 71 sound recordings and over 600 short audio clips chosen from two collections of the British Library Sound Archive: the Survey of English Dialects and the Millennium Memory Bank.

Sounds Familiar?

You’ll hear Londoners discussing marriage and working life, Welsh teenagers talking with pride about being bilingual and the Aristocracy chatting about country houses. You can explore the links between present-day Geordie and our Anglo-Saxon and Viking past or discover why Northern Irish accents are a rich blend of seventeenth century English and Scots.

You can study changes in pronunciation among the middle classes or find out how British Asians express their linguistic identity. Podcast: Gender Roles. Podcast: Gender Roles Whose job is it to take out the trash in your family? Is there such a thing as “pink jobs” and “blue jobs”? Are traditional gender roles a thing of the past? In many countries, dual-income households are now the norm. Many men and women share jobs that used to belong to one or the other. Using ESL Library Podcasts for Dictogloss Activities. What is a Dictogloss? A dictogloss is a classroom activity that incorporates listening, writing, speaking, and reading skills. Students listen to a piece of text a few times and take notes. Then, they get in groups and try to reconstruct the text in their own words. Eventually they compare their versions to the original.

It is a fun and collaborative activity that develops learner autonomy. How does a Dictogloss differ from a Dictation? The purpose of a dictation is to reproduce a piece of text word for word.