English as a Second Language : Listening 1
English Listening (Ohio ESL) - a list of additional annotated links to resources on listening skills and activities.
Learn English With Songs – 40 gap fill exercises using YouTube music videos. Ten of the songs are Christmas songs.
About Everyday Life - The EDL project uses interactive, situation-based lessons to teach functional literacy skills. Each activity provides learners with the opportunity to test their knowledge of real-world situations and to develop the confidence and skills necessary to be successful in everyday life.
Talking Dictionary: Do You Enjoy Playing with Words? – A variety of interactive activities with videos and animations focusing on vocabulary, expressions, idioms, proverbs…
The Amazing Word Tamer – Words are wild creatures which need careful handling.
Vocabahead: Short vocabulary videos explaining the meaning of words.
vozMe - Type your text in English, select male/female voice and the site generates an mp3 audio file. You can then listen to the sound file online or download it to your computer.
British Pathé – “You can view and buy films and still photographs from the entire archive of 90,000 videos covering newsreel, sports footage, social history documentaries, and entertainment and music stories from 1896 to 1976.”
Openculture.com - Learn English for free online. Download free audio lessons to your computer or mp3 player.
World News for Kids – Leveled audio news articles: The audio news articles and an online Voxopop speaking talkgroup where students can respond to prompts with their own ideas and opinions are freely accessible. For a small subscription fee teachers can also have access to worksheets related to the news articles.
LessonStream – Lesson plans, many of which are based on videos.
English Listening Exercises – YouTube videos on various themes with interactive gap fill exercises or multiple choice quizzes for each video.
Voice of America Special English Programs – Radio broadcasts in clear and simple English for people whose native language is not English. The transcript and a streaming audio file are provided for each broadcast. Click on any of the words in the transcript to view its definition.
Listening skills - Jazz chants: MP3 files and recording scripts. Jazz chants to use with your students in class from starter to intermediate level.
Elllo: English Listening Lesson Library Online – Learn English naturally by listening to speakers from all over the world! The mp3 files and text on elllo are Creative Commons. Students and teachers are free to download, copy, and distribute these materials for educational purposes.
1960's TV Ads – TV commercials ESL/EFL listening exercises. Find the differences between the videos and the transcriptions.
The English Desk – Podcasts with narrated passages of text for listening and pronunciation practice. Transcripts and exercises are provided with each podcast.
Famous People English Lessons: Biographies and ESL Lesson Plans – For each of the over 170 biographies of famous personalities this resource provides an audio file with a transcript and a number of exercises.
“Storynory is an online treasure trove of audio stories. Here you will find a mixture of new stories, fairy tales, and specially adapted myths and histories. We also have a sprinkling of verse.”
Lil' Fingers Original Storybooks – This page offers several animated stories for young children. Some of these are complemented by sound files.
Brain Track Audio Voice Over Sample Demos – Hundreds of sound file of voice over demo. Most are in English, but there is also a handful in Spanish.
A Listening Companion - This site contains a collection of 200 public domain videos withet exercises.
BBC Words and Pictures - Schockwave Poem pack - ten colourful poems with animation, audio and activities.