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The 10 Best Places to Find ELT Listening Materials

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 4) Easy Listening for Kids

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CREATIVE LOW-COST TEACHING/LEARNING AIDS Have you watched the TED talk where Linsey Pollak turns a carrot into a clarinet using an electric drill and plays his ‘carrinet’? Apart from giving a completely new meaning to the concept of playing with food, he gives a perfect example of endless possibilities of imagination and creativity which might result in something absolutely practical: a musical instrument at a much cheaper price and a full day’s supply of vitamin A as added value. How can we turn our creativity into something tangible and valuable for the classroom? One of the ways is to create our own teaching/learning aids out of whatever we have available. Today I will show how to make 5 teaching/learning aids that are low-cost

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. 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! Reasons why I use this site 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. 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.

ESL English Listening & Adult Literacy - News - Audiobooks - Songs - Radio Dr... The Tunnel Under The World by Frederik Pohl Guy Burckhardt wakes up screaming, but can't remember the nightmare that caused his fright. Slowly over the next couple of days he comes to realize he's been reliving the same day over and over. And things only get stranger and more frightening from there. One of the true classics of science fiction. 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. The exercises below use movie clips to help you to better understand spoken English.

Reading Comprehension: Pre-Teaching Vocabulary All my lessons last 90 minutes and even though I like to think that students don’t normally get tired or bored, changing gears several times during the 90 minutes is quite important to maintain their level of attention. In this sense, fortunately, teaching a language is not the same as teaching some other subjects where the range of activities you can do is a bit more restricted. When it comes to Reading Comprehension there are some activities I have tried over the years that seem to have worked pretty well.

Five essential listening skills for English learners How can English learners improve their listening comprehension? 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.

Listening Project - Accents and dialects Short description: Recordings in this collection can be played by anyone. Listen to conversations recorded by BBC Nations and Regions as part of The Listening Project which started in 2012. English Teaching Forum Volume 53, Number 4 The phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words” indicates that a complex idea can be communicated by a single image. We might spend an hour reading an article about the devastating effects an oil spill has on wildlife ecology. But a photograph of an oil-drenched pelican gasping for air evokes in us an instant emotional response. While both the article and the photograph communicate the magnitude of the damage that oil spills can cause, the power of an image allows us to grasp this message within nanoseconds. Indeed, cognitive research has shown that the human brain processes images quicker than it processes words, and images are more likely than text to remain in our long-term memory (Levie and Lentz 1982). With the expansion of technology that allows people from all walks of life to create and share photographs with a few clicks, our world seems to value visual media more than ever before.

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. You are the last man in the world whom I could ever be persuaded to marry,' said Elizabeth Bennet.

Comparative and superlative adjectives – tips and activities By Kerry G Maxwell and Lindsay Clandfield Kerry Maxwell and Lindsay Clandfield provide a selection of useful tips and ideas for teaching comparatives and superlatives. 1. Use of comparatives It’s tempting with comparatives to focus merely on the form. English listening exercises and tests with selected talks English Levels (Based on the CEFR) A2: Basic - Elementary B1: Intermediate B2: Upper Intermediate C1: Advanced 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?

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