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EFL / ESL English listening exercises

100 listening exercises for learners of English

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  • Listening practice for different levels, different interests.
    Plenty of practice.
  • Listening actively can help your pronunciation too.
    Even the simple exercises can help you to get your ear tuned to English sounds and rhythms.
  • Try listening to several different styles. A fairy story or a folk tale which is soothing, or a lively movie ad –some of these are quite challenging!
  • Do a little at a time, but often and you will soon notice the difference.
  • The dictation exercises help you pay attention to detail. Writing like this helps you assimilate.
  • The variety of the listening selections and the different types of exercises keeps it fun and interesting.
    If it gets too difficult, choose an easier exercise.
Beginners Dictations
A step-by-step course for real beginners.
 
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Telephone Expressions Dictation
Real English Video Dictations
Street interviews of ordinary people.
 
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Here, There and Everywhere
Stories from around the world.
Students' Introductions
Four adult students introduce themselves.
 
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TV Commercials
1960s TV ads.
Fairy Stories Dictations
 
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Movie Trailers Dictations
Academic Text Reconstruction/Dictations
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