20 SITES TO IMPROVE YOUR LISTENING | onlinelanguagecenterblog 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. 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. Podcasts and audio streams are easy to listen to on the web, downloadable, portable and available to use anywhere and you can rewind and use them as often as you need. There are thousands of sites to get great podcasts. I’ll list this first because everyone knows it, knows about it, and many use it for videos. Like this:
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. 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. Lesson procedure Lead-in: Are you enjoying the World Cup? Listening for gist: Don’t worry about understanding every single word. Speaking: Do you share the speaker’s opinion? Relistening: What was difficult about the first listening? What new information did you learn after the second listening? Homework:
Listening Listening Lessons Dogs, Dogs, Dogs - Idioms and phrases using the word 'Dog'. Get the phone! - A listening exercise. Listen to the phone conversation and then answer the questions. Listening Exercise: The Birthday Party - A listening exercise. ESL Lessons Daily Word Copyright 2009 - 2013 - 5MinuteEnglish.com is an ESL (English as a Second Language) Resource English Diary - British Customs, Culture and Traditions in May On Cooper's Hill in Gloucestershire large cheeses are rolled down the steep hill chased by a gaggle of mad racers. The hill is horribly steep and injuries to racers are common. The 2010 and 2011 events were cancelled, but people ran down the hill anyway! 200 years of tradition isn't that easily killed and now it seems to be back to its original date of May Spring Bank Holiday, but as ever - check before you book. Last year they had to chase a big round piece of foam down the hill, because the poor old lady who usually makes the cheese was threatened with prosecution! By 3 policemen! This year (2014) the Dutch are helping out by bringing a great big Gouda, and a few smaller ones.
London Underground The Tube (the familiar name for the London Underground) is full of English. In this clip, I managed to collect some of the best known samples for YouTube. Filming in the Underground without permission is highly illegal. I risked my freedom for this lesson plan so I hope you enjoy it. Language level: Elementary; Pre-intermediate (A2)Learner type: Teens; AdultsTime: 45 minutesActivity: Matching collocations; Reading signsTopic: London; TransportLanguage: Noun + noun collocations; Passive; Infinitive of purposeMaterials: Video; WorksheetLondon Underground [downloaded 17558 times] Lesson plan outline Write ‘The Tube’ on the board and find out if your students know what it is. Answers to worksheet: a.
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ESL Listening Comprehension Exercises: Movie clips to practice English | ELL/ELT 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. Here's what you do: Click on the video you want to watch below.Watch the video, and pay attention to it! The Great Gatsby Moonrise Kingdom Silver Linings Playbook Away We Go Bolt Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Chronicle The Avengers Adventureland The Royal Tenenbaums NOTE: All of these videos are protected by copyright.