Thursday, 19 January 2012
My Top Three Listening Practice Sites for English Learners
#3 Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab excellent listening exercises of many different types, at different levels of difficulty. Pre-listening and Post-listening exercises are included. pronunciation and vocabulary lessons also provided.
#2 Voice of America Learning English a bonanza of listening resources!
#1 English Listening Lesson Library Online : Learn English Naturally!
It offers a HUGE range of interesting listening exercises. You can turn on and off text as you listen, you can do multimedia slide quizes, play games, listen to songs and news reports, one on one discussions of an variety of interesting topics, video lessons, and in my favourite - the MIXER section -you can hear the same topic discussed by 6 different people from different nationalities with different accents, and then follow up with vocabulary and comprehension exercises.
I rate this number 1 not only for the huge variety of resources available and constantly being extended, but also because the site is interesting enough even a native English speaker engaged and entertained.