14 podcasts to improve your listening skills and English vocabulary My clients often ask me how they can improve their listening skills. The first thing I ask them is what they enjoy doing. Do they like watching films, watching TV Series, listening to music, listening to the radio and so on? All those activities will give them the practice they need to improve their listening skills. 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. Take a look! ►Go to extras 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. 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.
Imaginative materials: treasure hunting By Jim Scrivener How could you create an exciting treasure hunt puzzle for your students? Here are ideas for two kinds of game – a basic chain of clues and letterboxing. Children often enjoy treasure hunting games. Adults who have read the successful novel, The Da Vinci Code, may also find the idea interesting. Grammar Grater About the Podcast Grammar Grater® was a weekly podcast about English words, grammar and usage for the Information Age. To help sort through some of the confusion, host Luke Taylor and the Grammatis Personae Players™ would linguistic bugbears and put 'em through the Grammar Grater. Learn English Video – Lesson 02 In this video lesson we will learn some advanced vocabulary. The video was produced by VOA (Voice of English), which has many great lessons and activities for English learners. This video tells us about Nathan Sawaya, a Lego artist! Watch the video carefully, and do the practice. The more difficult words are explained in a glossary just below – use it when there is a word you do not understand or unsure of.
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.
Peek of the week 10 - great videos and channels on YouTube Peek of the week 10 focuses on channels and inspirational videos on YouTube. What they have in common? They are informative, often funny and graphically appealing and, not to forget, they are in English. Here are some of my favorites..