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Strategies for How to Improve English Listening Skills. Updated October 21, 2015.

Strategies for How to Improve English Listening Skills

Does this situation seem familiar to you? Your English is progressing well, the grammar is now familiar, the reading comprehension is no problem, you are communicating quite fluently, but: Listening is STILL a problem! First of all, remember that you are not alone. Listening comprehension is probably the most difficult task (noun=exercise, job) for almost all learners of English as a foreign language.

So, now you know you are not alone....! Continue reading below our video CBC PodcastsListen to All Things Considered news stories on NPRListen to the BBC. Strategies Once you have begun to listen on a regular basis, you might still be frustrated (adjective=upset) by limited understanding. Here is some of the advice I give my students: Translating creates a barrier between yourself and the person who is speaking Most people repeat themselves Think for a moment about your friends, family and colleagues.

Listening tips for foreign learners of english. Practice English: Drone Racing. Listening Project - Accents and dialects. Short description: Recordings in this collection can be played by anyone.

Listening Project - Accents and dialects

Listen to conversations recorded by BBC Nations and Regions as part of The Listening Project which started in 2012. The Listening Project is an audio archive of conversations recorded by the BBC. People are invited to share an intimate conversation with a close friend or relative, to be recorded and broadcast (in edited form) by the BBC and curated and archived in full by the British Library. These one-to-one conversations, lasting up to an hour and taking a topic of the speakers' choice, collectively form a picture of our lives and relationships today. Long description: The project was launched in March 2012 and is a partnership between the British Library, BBC Radio 4, BBC local and national radio stations.

How to teach listening

IELTS Listening Tips, Lessons and Videos. BBC Podcasts - Learning, Schools Radio. 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.

Listening for children

AUDIOBOOKS. Listenings. English Listening - Listening lessons ESL students with audio files and fun questions. Basic Listening Lessons Listen to inspirational quotes from famous people while improving your English listening.

English Listening - Listening lessons ESL students with audio files and fun questions

Answer the question to make sure you understand what you hear. Level: Beginner# of Lessons: 30Suggestion: 3 min per lessonCost: FREE Beginner English Listening Look at a picture, then listen to 4 statements about the picture. Latest World Headline News, Breaking News - Newsy® Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab - For English as a Second Language. Talk about English - Insight plus. English Listening Lesson Library Online. Listening skills practice.

LinkEngPark. BBC Podcasts - Learning, Schools Radio. Intermediate Listening. 20 SITES TO IMPROVE YOUR LISTENING. Listening is difficult for most learners.


The first thing I hear from students who have traveled abroad is, “Americans talk so much faster than you do”. As teachers, we tend to talk a bit slower, with more enunciation and emphasis on intonation. But are we doing students a disservice with this habit? I know after teaching in Brazil for over 10 years, I speak much slower, so much so that when I call back to the states, people ask if I’m ok or worse, dying as they notice my rate of speed while talking is dramatically less rapid than before I left. Since building the Facebook group “English Students worldwide”, every day I receive a text or email from learners asking for help with their fluency. Surely, you as students should be doing more outside of class to improve. Podcasts and audio streams are far from new, but the best thing about them are the sheer numbers that exist on almost every subject. There are thousands of sites to get great podcasts. Another source from NPR. Listening Exercises.

03 Lifetime - level 3 (Oxford English Video) English da zero Audio - Libri Mondadori. Podcast - Learn English - ESL Lessons from ILAC. Listening to English. Teaching listening – example lesson world cup. This post was inspired by a listening lesson I did twice with two different elementary level 1-1 students last week.

Teaching listening – example lesson world cup

It is based on the listening from Breaking News English which you can find here. I decided to do something different from what the lesson plan on the website suggested, and devise my own procedure, taking into account the 15 listening tips I wrote about last month: “Planning a listening lesson – 15 tips”, which try to take you beyond the standard CELTA approach. First, please read through the lesson plan below and identify which of the 15 listening tips I used when designing the lesson procedure. Afterwards, you can check with my comments and reflections below the lesson plan. Intermediate Listening. Easy Reading for ESL Beginners. Focus on English: ESL Conversation Online. Listen to English and learn English with podcasts in English. ►Go to travelogues Follow the pie team on their travels and learn English along the way ►Go to pie plus Our monthly magazine with news, videos, information worksheets and our monthly competition.

Listen to English and learn English with podcasts in English

Take a look! Listen to English - learn English! - The podcast website for people learning English. This is one of the school meals which Martha Payne photographed for her blog.

Listen to English - learn English! - The podcast website for people learning English

She had carrot soup, pasta with meat and vegetables and more carrot, and yoghurt. Today we visit Scotland, to find out what a Scottish schoolgirl thinks of her school meals. And because the European Cup Football matches have reached an interesting stage, and poor old England have been knocked out by Italy, this might be a good time to learn a new football expression. Martha Payne is 9 years old. She lives in a small community in Scotland called Lochgilphead. Martha is interested in the food at her school. Children in other schools, and in other countries, started to read Martha’s blog. And at this point, the bureaucrats who run the education system in the part of Scotland where Martha lives became aware of her blog. A listening companion. Voice of America - +++ All Ears English Podcast.

Radio on the net. Listen to recordings of advanced English students. Podcast - Luke's ENGLISH Podcast. SACRED - Sacred Stories. Videos - Speaking English Podcast. Listen to English - learn English! - The podcast website for people learning English. Learning English - Home. iPlayer Radio. Yes, you can learn English. - Simple English News. Clilstore - Teaching units for content and language integrated learning.

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Clilstore - Teaching units for content and language integrated learning

Level AnyBasicA1A2B1B2C1C2Advanced This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. Disclaimer: This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. Voscreen. v0.1. Yvan BAPTISTE - Kiddie Records Weekly. Storynory, Free Audio Stories for Kids. Speech Accent Archive. English Listening Online.