Useful online listening resources
Task 1First, listen to Mary talking about opportunities for learners to practise listening online. Answer the questions.
- What resources does Mary mention?
- Why does Mary think listening to a range of resources is beneficial?
Task 2Below are four case studies of learners looking to improve their listening skills. Visit the four websites below and review the sites. Which one do you think each learner would benefit from? Why?
Case study 1
Antonio is a B2-level business manager who travels abroad a lot for work. He’d like to improve his listening skills so he can follow his colleagues’ discussions better in meetings.
Case study 2
Katja is a five-year-old beginner learner. Her parents want her to listen to English outside the classroom so she has a lot of exposure to it, not just in her weekly lesson.
Case study 3
Rodrigo is a 14-year-old A2+ level learner who is taking English lessons to improve his grades at school. He finds it hard to hear individual words when he listens and he knows he needs to improve his listening skills, but he’s not very motivated.
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Lara is a B1-level adult learner who is really motivated to improve her listening skills. Unfortunately, she’s a busy working parent so she doesn’t have a lot of time. She’d like a resource with short recordings and quick tasks to complete so she can fit them into her busy life.
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Reflect and shareWhat other websites have you recommended to learners to help them with their listening skills? Why? Share your ideas in the comments.
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