BBC Learning English | Pronunciation TipsEnglish Listening QuizzesThis page provides a list of English listening quizzes on this site. Each quiz contains a link to the listening file, as well as follow-up comprehension questions. You'll also find the appropriate level for each quiz marked in red to help you find quizzes that are not too difficult, but challenging. A Job Opportunity - 1 Listen to two people talking about a new job opportunity and get the details about the job offered.Level: Intermediate - upper-intermediate A Job Opportunity - 2 Listen to two people talking about a new job opportunity and get the details about the job offered.Level: Intermediate - upper-intermediate A Customer Request - 1 Listen to a customer making a request and take note of what she wants.Level: Lower-intermediate - intermediate A Customer Request - 2 Listen to a customer making a request and take note of what he wants.Level: Lower-intermediate - intermediate Understanding Numbers - 2 Practice your number listening comprehension. How Much Does It Cost? John sees a UFO!!
Using Music in the ESL ClassroomThe use of music in the classroom can make the entire learning process more enjoyable and can stimulate "right" brain learning. Six years ago researchers reported that people scored better on a standard IQ test after listening to Mozart. Other tests soon followed: Rats raised on Mozart run through mazes faster and more accurately. People with Alzheimer's disease function more normally if they listen to Mozart and the music even reduces the severity of epileptic seizures. Just think of all the times you have used music to help you study for tests, think clearly about something, relax from daily stress, etc. Using music to introduce an exercise is a great way to activate vocabulary and get students thinking in the right direction. A wonderful example of this can be found in any broadcast of "Morning Edition" by National Public Radio. "Headway Intermediate", a popular EFL student's book published by Oxford Press, gives another great example of setting the scene musically.