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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. English listening exercises and tests with selected talks.

English Levels (Based on the CEFR) A2: Basic - Elementary B1: Intermediate B2: Upper Intermediate C1: Advanced A1-Beginner and C2-Proficiency levels not available.

English listening exercises and tests with selected talks

Difficulty: 2.59 Angela Patton: A father-daughter dance ... in prison Difficulty: 2.82 Geoffrey Canada: Our failing schools. Difficulty: 2.98 Joachim de Posada: Don't eat the marshmallow! Difficulty: 3.08. Welcome to Lit2Go ETC. The 10 Best Places to Find ELT Listening Materials – Teach them English. 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 – Teach them English

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. Main. 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. 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. Listening challenges for English language learners There are many difficulties an individual may face in understanding a talk, lecture or conversation in a second language (and sometimes even in their first language). 1. Imagine you've just turned on your TV. ELT Listening Material. English Listening App for Android. Elementary English listening practice exercises, Sounds English. Exercise: ESL Accent Reduction Training and Conversational English. Actual Transcription: I often exercise in the morning before going to school, and my routine often changes from day to day.

Exercise: ESL Accent Reduction Training and Conversational English

I usually go to a health club and swim twice a week. On the other days, I sometimes lift weights or go jogging. On the weekends, I often go hiking in the mountains near my home with my dog. I think that getting some exercise helps me stay fit, and it helps me burn off stress from the week. Listen to English - learn English! - The podcast website for people learning English. The Happiest Countries in the World – The Weekend (April 13-14, 2013)

Podcast: Play in new window | Download This weekend: the happiest and saddest countries in the world.

The Happiest Countries in the World – The Weekend (April 13-14, 2013)

It’s The Weekend at ESLnewscast.com. Hello, I’m Cory Renzella, and I hope you’re having a happy weekend, so far. Happiness is what I’ll be talking about today, or specifically, happy countries. Every year for the past six years, the Legatum Institute, an organization in London, has been measuring the happiness of 142 countries around the world. It’s not easy to measure something like happiness, so this organization included a lot of things that probably influence happiness. Those things include how much money people have; how stable, or reliable, their government is; and how free, happy, well educated, and safe they are.

Before I tell you the name of the happiest country in the world, I’ll give you a chance to guess. Here’s a hint: it’s a small country in Europe. All right, here’s the answer. If you look at that list, you can see that the happiest countries have a lot in common. News in Easy English.