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esd2. LANGUAGE ACTIVITIES: a) FREE ENGLISH LISTENING COMPREHENSION & SPEAKING EXERCISES


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Media - TV or English Video for learning English

  • all levels
  • English tv & radio and English video for ESL/ EFL students
  • Listening

    Planning a listening skills lesson - British Council & BBC

    • all levels
    • excellent english listening exercises, articles and resources

    Evaluating Speaking - the IELTS speaking test

    Teaching English - British Council & BBC

    • all levels
    • excellent IELTS speaking test help and practice

    Common Daily Expressions from Anglo Link

    • intermediate
    • advanced

    • listening exercise

    Business presentations and public speaking in English

    English Club

    • intermediate
    • advanced

    ESL About - Listening

    • beginners
    • intermediate
    • advanced
    Listening activities for beginners to advanced - for teachers as well as for students.

    Randall's Listening Exercises

    • elementary
    • intermediate
    • advanced
    • excellent site
    • scroll down for Listening Quizzes for Academic Purposes
    • good interactive exercises including prediction
    • choice of long or short exs
    • pronunciation exercises

    Western Pacific Literacy Network - Story Modules

    • intermediate
    • advanced
    • excellent site
    • read, listen and view video
    • story available in full, abridged, & as outline
    • based on CNN news stories
    • interactive comprehension activities

    BBC Worldservice Learning English

     

    • elementary
    • intermediate
    • advanced
    • excellent site
    • glossed texts & video clips
    • quizzes, questions, chat, discussion
    • uses video clips of pop songs for interactive exercises for lower levels of proficiency (added weekly, archived for 6 months)
    • uses business talks on the radio for MBA students
    • words in the news - text with glossed words + sound/video
    • no longer updated but still useful

    Com Audio Online

    from EFL net

    • intermediate
    • advanced
    • excellent site
    • interesting texts displayed on screen while you listen
    • news, features, poetry, songs
    • texts are glossed
    • works with RealPlayer (you don't need ComAudio) 

    Pronunciation Tips

    BBC Worldservice

     

    • intermediate
    • no longer updated but still useful

    ESLRADIO & TV

    • elementary
    • intermediate
    • advanced
    • excellent collection of programmes with listening activities from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    • extremely enjoyable for all levels
    • includes programme on world music introduced by ESL students - extremely enjoyable
    • includes a one-act radio play featuring ESL students sharing a flat in Melbourne
    • includes programme on visit to The Age newspaper and discussion on ethics

    English Listening

    • intermediate
    • advanced
    • excellent collection of listening passages
    • sorted according to level
    • includes academic English presentations in biochemistry, philosophy, literature etc.
    • some passages include transcripts (from the oral presentation so without normal written punctuation)
    • some passages have questions and answers (not interactive)
    • American English

    Learning Oral English OnIine

    • elementary
    • intermediate
    • online conversation book with 10 lessons
    • notes & non-interactive exercises
    • works with RealPlayer

    1-language.com Online ESL Center

    • all levels

    comprehensive ESL Site,  includes:

    •  forums,

    • realtime chat,

    • jobs,

    • grammar,

    • helplines,

    • multi-lingual content - and much more!

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