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Listening practice

October 31, 2009

Hi everyone! One of your classmates told me that she needed some more listening practice. Is this true for you too? In this post you will find a couple of interesting websites you can visit these days. listening babe

  • Ello:  Here you have audio and text together. You can choose to show or hide the text while you listen. There is a great variety of topics! For example, Tai Chi, living a long life, how to break up a relationship, expensive cities, etc.
  • Real English for beginners: in this website you have lessons with videos, examples and exercises. It’s very interesting! They are all native speakers of English, and you can also speak yourself.
  • AudioEnglish: in the beginners section you have mainly pronunciation practice with audio, but there are also some tests.
  • Masion Inglés: again, a lot of listening exercises divided into different topics and levels. Both British and American English accents!
  • Cyber Listening Lab: you have listening exercises of different levels (easy, medium and difficult). Click on any, listen to the text and test yourself. If you click on “Quiz Script“, you can also read the text at the same time. Finally, you have Vocabulary Activities at the end of each exercise. Very complete!

    Enjoy your listening experience!

    11 Comments leave one →
    1. November 2, 2009 11:49 pm

      I wanted to add an idea for listening practice. The BBC has a great site with tonnes of listening practice on it, through podcasts that you can listen to online or download (a good idea). Lots of themes are available, including science for the technical english learners out there. link is here:

    2. November 3, 2009 9:53 am

      Hi there,

      Thanks a lot for your input!
      I noticed you come from a Listening site too:
      Can you explain our students how to use your website?


    3. November 4, 2009 4:45 am

      Hi again, and thanks for the invitation. My site is currently biased to high level students, but I have the stories written on the pages so students can read what they hear; that helps them.
      Listening and reading to the story in the beginning is good; later, they should try to do shadowing, as I explain in the video here:

      LOTS of shadowing really helps a lot… typically everyday for a week or perhaps more for each story.
      At the top of most pages are study hints, and the story is on the lower half on each page. Have fun checking it all out and send me comments and feedback!

    4. Miriam permalink
      November 6, 2009 9:46 am

      Laura, this is great!!!!. Helps me a lot

    5. November 6, 2009 10:04 am

      Thank you for the feedback, Miriam. I’m glad this is helpful for somebody.

    6. Leyva permalink
      November 13, 2009 2:03 pm

      Laura thanks you, i need it very much

    7. Ernesto permalink
      November 18, 2009 12:42 pm

      Espero servirme del “Blog” como el curso pasado, que me fue muy bien.
      Laura thanks you

    8. Yvette permalink
      November 18, 2009 8:52 pm

      Hi everybody. I was looking for web sites where I can practise the listening, but with real situations. And I found these webs:
      In this site, I think the listenings are easy. The broadcaster speaks slowly. There are several videos to choose.
      In this site, we can listen to differents BBC radio stations. The broadcasters speaks quickly, they’re English! Here we listen to real news.
      Canadian radio
      American radio

      Another sites
      This page is like Radio jaquECCA, with more contents.
      Here we can find enough listening and pronuntiation exercices. There are some radio stations too.

      I think this information can help us with the listening, I hope so!

      See you!

    9. Pili permalink
      November 24, 2009 1:55 pm

      Wow! 🙂
      Thank you to both Laura and Yvette! Great job!

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