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Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab

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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? 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. So, exams are just around the corner and I know you’re beginning to freak out. These are, in my opinion, the best sites with quizzes to practise listening comprehension. Check also:

BBC Learning English - Dramas from BBC Learning English IDEA International Dialects of English Archive | free dialect and accent reco... Listening Comprehension – Toilet Training the Cat – Stuart McLean Last year, Canada lost a national treasure – Stuart McLean. He began his radio program The Vinyl Cafe in 1994, and to date has recorded more than 400 stories on CBC radio (Canadian Broadcast Company). It got to be so popular that he traveled throughout small town Canada with musical acts and shared his stories about Dave, Morley, Sam and Stephanie on the Vinyl Cafe with that old radio voice that captivated so many. Now, thanks to the wonder of Spotfiy – The Vinyl Cafe, I get to sit in my kitchen every Sunday morning with my coffee and become entranced once more… now it is even more special because sometimes my 8 year old daughter sits with me too. The Vinyl Cafe is perfect for higher level listening comprehension exercises. So here you go – Toilet Training the Cat .

Justin Trudeau Wishes You Happy International Women's Day - Justin Trudeau International Women's Day Video After putting up with sexism and fighting the patriarchy, you deserve a true gift this International Women's Day. So here's something special from your favorite: Justin Trudeau. The Canadian Prime minister released a video statement, greeting the people of Canada you in honor of the holiday with the most pristine diction your ears have ever heard. In the clip, which looks like a Law & Order outtake, the self-proclaimed feminist celebrates the women who have contributed to Canada's history, but also reminds his viewers that the fight for gender equality has only just begun. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below "Hello my friends and happy International Women's Day. "We have achieved real progress in advancing women's equality, especially in the past decades, and much of that progress is due to the tireless and passionate efforts of women. He goes on to bring more serious issues to light: "Women around the world receive lower pay and fewer promotions. Still breathing?

ESL News New ZealandESL News New Zealand - Listen to New Zealand news, spoken... Picture dictation Submitted 16 years 6 months ago by admin. This is a low preparation fun activity that works well with large classes, especially with young learners and teens. All your students need is a blank piece of paper and all the teacher needs is a little bit of imagination. Procedure First of all explain to the students that they are going to do a picture dictation, that you are going to describe a picture to them and that all they have to do is simply listen and draw what they hear you describe.You then describe a simple and easy-to-draw picture to them and they draw it. Tips for making the activity work well Variations

Konsten att ge strategier för att lyssna Det pratas mycket om att vi lärare måste bli bättre på att ge eleverna modeller/strategier för att förstå hur de ska göra för att nå ett mål. Vi har pratat mycket om läsandet och även skrivandet med olika stöd för det och jag har även skrivit en del om det på LR-bloggen. Om du vill läsa dem hittar du dem här i arkivet. Jag tänkte i detta inlägg skriva lite om hur jag ger stöd för lyssnandet i klassrummet. Först och främst så måste vi ha i minnet att förmågan att lyssna bedöms av två aspekter. Receptiva strategier När eleverna ska tränas i den receptiva förmågan brukar jag utgå från olika hörförståelser som finns ligger digitalt. Ett exempel för att få strategier för att lyssna: Eleverna får gissa vad programmet kommer handla om innan lyssnandet. Detta kan man göra redan från nybörjare till mer vana elever, för det finns alltid någon elev i någon klass som behöver mer stöd. Interaktiva strategier Förekommer gruppdiskussioner kring det lästa/lyssnade? Bild gjord i Canva av Annika Sjödahl

English news and easy articles for students of English Hörförståelse med strategier som hjälp Vi arbetar med hörförsteålse i min språkvalsgrupp, de elever som inte läser något språk, och programmet vi utgår från är News Reel Easy från UR. Programmet är ett par minuter långt och finns också i en svårare variant här. Eftersom jag har elever som inte når målen i engelska och många främst behöver träna på att lyssna så arbetar jag med strategier för att ge dem verktyg för att lyssna aktivt. Som ni ser är det samma upplägg med strategier som vid läsning och det ger dem en röd tråd av att strategier är tillämpbara vid många olika uppgifter. Vi gör så här: Förutspå: 1. 2. Reda ut oklarheter 3. 4. Ställer frågor och sammanfatta: 5. 6. 7.

US film of parachuting beavers found after 65 years (it's OK, they survived) | US news | The Guardian More than half a century after a group of beavers were parachuted into the Idaho backcountry, the state’s department of fish and game has uncovered film footage of the quirky wildlife management moment. In the 1940s the department was trying to deal with an overpopulation of beavers in some regions when wildlife managers settled on a novel idea. They captured beavers and other fur-bearing rodents, packed them into boxes, attached parachutes and dropped them from a plane into the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. Boise state public radio reports that a film made around 1950 showed the infamous beaver drops, but it had long been lost. Recently, fish and game historian Sharon Clark found the fragile film, which had been mislabeled and stored in the wrong file. Now it has been digitized and released by the Idaho Historical Society and the department of fish and game on YouTube. Animal lovers, take heart: it appears all beavers survived their flying adventures unharmed.