Here are resources to help you with your listening class.
Extensive listening things:
- Can I understand about 90% or more of the content (the story or information)?
- Can I understand over 95% of the vocabulary and grammar?
- Can I listen and understand without having to stop the CD or tape?
- Am I enjoying the content of the listening material?
(Questions from Warring, http://www.robwaring.org/el/starting_extensive_listening.htm)
- ABC Radio,
- ABC Behind The News (easy video news stories for school children),
- ALC Net Academy (on Nanzan website),
- BBC Learning English,
- Breaking News English,
- British Council: Elementary Podcasts, Word on the street,
- EnglishCentral.Com (short videos, vocabulary, & pronunciation),
- English Listening.com,
- ESL Fast, stories in simple English,
- ESLpod, for podcasts
- LearnEnglishFeelGood.com: videos & audio tests.
- Listening Master,
- LyricsTraining.Com (music & songs),
- Podcasts (see below),
- Randall’s Listening Lab,
- Small talk (ESL Fast),
- Spotlight English (news),
- Story Line Online (children’s stories),
- VOA News (news in slow and simple English),
- XReading.Com (includes audio files),
- 5 Minute English, and
- see the library AV and graded reader CD sections. Extensive listening can include videos (but please don’t use Japanese subtitles).
- Listening task 1 info.
- Practice on Padlet.com (make a free account).
- Watch how to use Padlet (YouTube videos), Fatemeh (5mins), Paperless Classroom (2.25min), Technology for Teachers & Students (11mins).
- Make your presentation (can be on Padlet, Evernote, Office 365, Prezi, etc)
- See the Presentations page.
- Note that Padlet lets multiple people edit the same page, at the same time, from separate computers. Perfect for doing group homework, at home. Make sure you “share” your Padlet with your group members.
- Submit: your link here on Google Forms, so we can quickly switch between presentations.
- Present: Good luck. List of presentations.
- BBC Podcasts,
- BBC Learning English for China,
- British Council: Elementary Podcasts,
- NHK News (Eng & RSS),
- More to come.
Listening to the News 2 & Voice of America links:
- Listening to the News 2, on Compass Publishing, and SoundCloud.
- Listening to the News 2 Vocabulary lists.
- Unit 2, Shorter Summer Breaks, on VOA.
- Unit 3, Transforming Lives, on Compass Pub: SoundCloud.
- Unit 7, The Buzz about Bees, on VOA.
- Unit 8, The Price of Pleasure, on Compass Pub: SoundCloud.
- Unit 10, E-books Hold the Next Chapter, on VOA.
- Unit 11, Energy in Algae, text & audio on VOA.
- Unit 12, Colds, Flu, and Folk Advice, text on VOA, and audio on Compass Pub: SoundCloud.
- Unit 13, Finger Length, on VOA.
- Unit 14, Vertical Farming, on VOA.
- Unit 19, Indian Auto maker launches world’s lowest priced car, on VOA.
Featured image: Music Beats Headphones 122/365, by CC Louish Pixel, 2011. https://flic.kr/p/9EcvFd.