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Easy English Listening Activities. YouTube "Read Aloud" Book Videos for Kids. Over the years I have read my four children many, many books, most often at bedtime, and with as many funny voices for the characters as I could provide. As much as I enjoyed the time for family bonding and for helping the kids settle down for the night, research has shown that having stories read to children has many educational benefits as well. Reading stories out loud to children: Provides them with a model of fluent reading.Allows them to consume content above their reading level (since they can listen at a higher level than they can read).Shows them the connection between the written word and its meaning.Teaches them the narrative structure of a story or book.Helps develop a love of stories, books, and reading that can carry on into the rest of their lives.

Although there is no substitute for reading in person to a child, there are still many benefits from using technology to show videos of people reading stories. Video books: More Sources Additional Resources. Help Your ESL Students Improve Their Listening: 7 Ideas that Really Work. Using podcasts to develop listening skills. They are an excellent way to work on your, or your students’, listening skills, as you can listen to them as many times as you want to.

Using podcasts to develop listening skills

If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also manipulate files so that they are faster or slower, or so that you are only listening to an excerpt of the whole programme. Podcasts are now available covering almost any topic you can think of. I subscribe to about 30 different series, covering topics like science, films, history, teaching, language, and storytelling. There’s something out there for everyone.

You can find some of my favourites, and a list of podcasts designed for English language learners at The majority of podcasts are free, and you can find them in a variety of ways. Once you’ve found a podcast you like, what can you do with it? As a student, try these activities: Read the short summary of the podcast. As a teacher, you could use podcasts in the classroom or for homework. FUNNIEST KID TEST ANSWERS!

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Music. News. Podcasts. Speeches. 5 fun ways to use a Dictogloss. Listening is important.

5 fun ways to use a Dictogloss

Collaboration is important. Writing is important. Dictoglosses combine all of these these things to keep students' brains working in a foreign language. What is a dictogloss? I am glad you asked :) Dictoglosses are essentially dictation exercises where students work together to recreate a text. The teacher reads a text. SONGS Well, part of it means that you have to pick fun texts! DRAW AND TELL With lower students tell a draw and tell WITH the picture, and keept the picture up! MOVIES/TELEVSION Again, keep the level of the student in mind. TED TALKS / NPR / SPEECHES Get authentic speech in here! TONGUE TWISTERS / BRAIN TEASERS Tongue Twisters can be fun for advanced students and brain teasers have the added bonus of letting students who finish quickly try to solve them. Agenda Web - Listening - comprehension exercises - audio stories - podcast. Audio Lingua.

British Council - Listening exams. British Council - Listening skills practice. Elllo - English Listening Lesson Library Online. English as a Second Language - Free English Learning Site.

English-Guide.org - listening. English Listening Level Test - your listening level will be assessed at a CEF level (A2 to C2) English Online France - Listening. Beginners’ Dictations Exercise 1Exercise 2Exercise 3Exercise 4Exercise 5Exercise 6Exercise 7Exercise 8Exercise 9Exercise 10Exercise 11Exercise 12Exercise 13Exercise 14Exercise 15Exercise 16Exercise 17Exercise 18Exercise 19 Here, There and Everywhere 1 – Once upon a time2 – Are you a mouse?

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3 – Charlie Caretto4 – Golden eagle5 – Good luck, bad luck6 – Calvin Coolidge7 – Buffalo hunters8 – « The five bells »9 – Stand up and be counted10 – The strawberry11 – The fire truck12 – Cézanne13 – Can you see it? 14 – The Clock-Maker15 – Mary cut the lawn16 – Where are you going? Telephone dictations Telephone dictations Student’s introductions For each student, you have to find the mistakes first, correct these mistakes then.

TV Commercials These are 1960′s TV ads. Baggies Food WrapsAlexis Lechine WinesBeech-Nut Baby FoodBathroom CleanerBounty Paper TowelsCheerios & V8 JuiceDentu-CremeWonderful FordsChevrolet When you have found the text, practice reading the text aloud with the video. KimStudies - listening links. LearnEnglishFeelGood.com - 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.

LearnEnglishFeelGood.com - Movie clips to practice English

Learning English - 6 Minute English. Learning English - Home. Listen to English around the World - Click on any of the flags below to hear accents from some of the main English-speaking countries. Click on any of the flags below to hear accents from some of the main English-speaking countries.

Listen to English around the World - Click on any of the flags below to hear accents from some of the main English-speaking countries

Listening. Listening Lessons Dogs, Dogs, Dogs - Idioms and phrases using the word 'Dog'.

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Get the phone! Listen A Minute: Easier English Listening and Activities. Listening Master - LingualNet. Magical Recap: The Harry Potter Saga in 5 Minutes. My Secret Land: Barn i åldern 9-15 år berättar om sig själva och sitt hemland - UR Skola. One Stop English - Listening skills. Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab - For English as a Second Language. Socialising 4: Active listening. Perhaps the most important skill connected with socialising is to ‘shut up and listen’.

Socialising 4: Active listening

In practice, it can be very difficult to resist the temptation to turn every conversation into a conversation about what we consider the most interesting thing in the world, i.e. ourselves. The most skilful active listeners include nurses, social workers, psychotherapists and counsellors, so this lesson focuses especially on the techniques studied and used by these professionals. Topic: Socialising and active listening Level: Intermediate (B2) and above Aims: To raise awareness of the importance of active listening skills, and some situations where they are especially important.To teach some language and techniques for active listening, including effective use of body language.To provide practice and feedback of the situation of actively listening to a friend or colleague talking about a difficult experience.

Plan components Lesson plan: download. Speechyard - Learn English online through movies! Read, listen & learn a littleEnglish. Tune Into English - Learn english through pop music.