|| Listening Page
A collection of listening materials from authentic
recording, consisting of discussions, conversations,
jokes, stories ...
ESL Cyber Listening Lab
This is an excellent site with lots of features.
Authentic listening passages are graded from 'easy'
to 'difficult'. There are lots of passages to choose
from - both monologues and dialogues. The accents
are generally American. After listening, you can
complete a short multiple choice quiz. Before, during
or after listening, you can consult a transcript
of the passage (called a 'quiz script' at this site).
Useful vocabulary is highlighted on the transcript
and definitions are given. The 'text completion
quiz' allows you to listen and fill in the blanks.
Songbirds is a lively mix of classical music and
drama which you can hear on the RTHK Radio 4 every
week. It is written to help Hong Kong students develop
English Language skills. The stories focus on the
lives of senior secondary school students and first
year university students. Songbirds is presented
by Dino Mahoney of City University. From this site
you can read the scripts and listen to the programmes.
You can also find the scripts with grammar and vocabulary
explanations in Friday's Young Post (SCMP) and Saturday's
This site presents first person stories and interviews
by writers, journalists and artists in different
parts of the world, which you can either read or
listen to. There is a theme for each quarterly issue
and some recent themes are: Acts of Peace, The Landscape
of Loss and Hope.
English Radio - English language learning & teaching
Your initial starting point to help you learn English
using the BBC's World Service radio which gives
some great tips on how to start learning English
using radio programmes.
A superb site using authentic listening passages.
Although this site is now mostly a pay-site, there
is still a free 'Guest Area' that is quite extensive.
Make sure you go here.
Point On Air
This is part of the BBC site referenced below and
contains excellent listening passages with supplementary
texts. Also check out other recent Talking Points