listening

 

Do you want to study listening on the Internet?  Below you will find the best websites for practicing listening online, along with the Spring levels that each site is best for.

 

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SPRING WEBROOM VIDEO PAGE watch videos created by Spring students on phrasal verbs and idioms; read scripts too

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SPRING MOVIES-TV PAGE watch movies, TV shows and other videos online free; some have English captions option

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1-LANGUAGE LISTENING CENTER 15 low intermediate listening conversations with script and quiz questions;
2 beginner listenings also

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ABOUT.COM ESL - BEGINNER LISTENING listening activities for beginners, such as time, numbers, prices, and dinner reservations;
be careful to skip the ads between the lessons

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ABOUT.COM ESL - INTERMEDIATE LISTENING intermediate listening activities with questions - news, minimal pairs, interviews, holidays, etc. 1  2  3  4  5  6

ABOUT.COM PODCAST PAGE intro to podcasts on the Internet, plus links to several good podcast sites for ESL students 1  2  3  4  5  6

AUDIO STORIES FOR KIDS about 15 fun children's stories like Peter Rabbit and Rapunzel; scripts available to read along

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ELLLO - ENGLISH LISTENING LESSON LIBRARY ONLINE over 1,000 listening activities, with transcripts and vocabulary; quizzes

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ESL "EASY CONVERSATIONS" listen to many slow basic conversations about real life, with scripts to read along 1  2   3 4  5  6

ESL "1,500 CONVERSATIONS" listen to 1,500 realistic sample conversations on 25 different topics, with scripts to read along 1  2  3  4  5    6

FORUM NETWORK - WGBH NEWS thousands of videos on a wide range of interesting topics

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LEARNERS TV  hundreds of video lectures on over 20 academic topics like Biology, Management, etc.

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"MANYTHINGS" - LISTEN AND READ ALONG listening and transcripts for over 40 interesting topics

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MUSICAL ENGLISH LESSONS songs for various grammar, vocabulary, and speaking topics. Get the song from
another source like iTunes, then use the activities here.

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC VIDEOS PAGE many great videos in categories like Science, Travel, Music, Animals, the Environment, Kids, and more

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUNG EXPLORER "Listen and Read" - Choose a topic like eagles, forests, coral reefs, the night sky - children's level

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NEW YORK TIMES VIDEOS PAGE news and feature videos on current news, events, sports, business, travel, more

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NPR NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO famous website with listening, video, reading, on hundreds of interesting topics and current news & events

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NPR PODCASTS hundreds and hundreds of podcasts - search by topic or title, or just browse main directory

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"RADIO DIARIES" interesting site for advanced listeners; audio diaries, biographies, and historical talks

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RANDALL'S ESL CYBER LISTENING LAB excellent ESL listening site, with well over a hundred listening choices at all levels!

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STORYCORPS amazing site with real friend/family interviews; also, search NPR for "storycorps" for same with transcripts

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STORYLINE VIDEOS - ACTORS READING STORIES dozens of children's stories read by famous Hollywood actors - videos open in YouTube 1  2  3  4  5  6

TED TALKS lots of interesting videos of lectures by experts in many fields

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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA BERKELEY ACADEMIC WEBCASTS advanced audio and video podcasts of university lectures on subjects like biology, law, economics, engineering, more

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YOUTUBE thousands of videos on everything under the sun.  Search!

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