The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Edgar Allan Poe: Storyteller. American Teens Talk! American Teens Talk! Voice of America - Learn American English with VOA Learning English. My match day. Podcasts. Listen A Minute: Easier English Listening and Activities. 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.
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 2) British Council Learn English Teens 3) Elllo. Independent English. Podcast (noun)a recording of a radio broadcast or a video that can be taken from the InternetTo listen to the podcast, click on the link below.I download podcasts of radio shows and listen to them in the car.
[Definition from the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary] Although the word podcast was originally taken from ‘iPod’ and ‘broadcast’, you don’t need an iPod to listen to one. In fact, you don’t even need an mp3 player; a computer with internet access is enough. They are freely available from a wide variety of sources, some designed for native speakers and others for language learners. Why should I use podcasts? Listening Game : 12 : Directions. (1) OK, here is how to get to my house from the train station.
Go out of the train station and turn left. Go about half a block and you will see a pub. At that intersection, turn right and go down that street for about three and a half blocks. Go past the post office, and you'll go past a river, and past a hospital and the first road past the hospital, you want to turn right. Go down that block two houses and you'll see my house on the right. . (2) OK, if I'm not home, then just go to my friends house, so I might be busy at work, so in that case, from my house turn right down the street and go past the gas station and keep going straight until you get to a bookstore. . (3) OK, if my friend's not home then just go an wait for me at Miki's Tavern. Skills. Listening. Teens and listening skills. The Listening skills practice section on LearnEnglish Teens helps teenagers to improve their listening skills for their school studies and English exams.
There are activities for a range of levels from A1 to B2. Find out more about CEF levels here: learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/cef-levels Here are some classroom tips and ideas to help your teenage learners to improve their listening skills. Before listening We can help our learners with listening activities by activating their schemata or background knowledge, arousing their interest in the topic or preparing them linguistically before they listen. 1. 2. Another way is to put the key words on the board (I also include key words that may be familiar but have tricky pronunciation to prepare students to listen out for them). You could also prepare students for familiar words with tricky pronunciation with a game of taboo. 3. 4. 5. While listening 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Speaking and Listening. Breaking News English Lessons: Easy English News.
English news and easy articles for students of English. British Council. Do You Hear What I Hear? 8 Activities to Improve Listening Skills.