English listening practice

Explaining wine in words|English accent

Monday, Apr. 26th 2010 3:41 PM

This English exercise is based on an interview we did with Peter from the U.K.

Wine tasting

Wine tasting

Peter talks about his business as an online wine retailer, and how he tries to explain in words all about the taste of wine.

The teaching materials include an MP3 version of the interview, plus a glossary, comprehension questions and answers, a lesson plan for TEFL teachers, plus a full transcription, all in PDF format, located here.

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Diplomacy in action

Friday, Mar. 12th 2010 5:47 PM

This English exercise is based on an interview we did with Doug from the U.S.

Doug talks about his work and training as part of the United States’ diplomatic corp; what it takes and why he enjoys his work.

Napoleon. An old hand at diplomacy.

Napoleon. An old hand at diplomacy.

The teaching materials include an MP3 version of the interview, plus a glossary, comprehension questions and answers, a lesson plan for TEFL teachers, plus a full transcription, all in PDF format, located here.

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Teaching kids

Wednesday, Jan. 27th 2010 4:07 PM

This English exercise is based on an interview we did with Chris from the U.S. She grew up on the West Coast.

Teaching kids

Teaching kids

Chris talks about teaching kids, and the differences between kids’ learning processes and adults’ learning processes. She also touches on the value of kids learning a second language at an early age; how it is easier for them and helps them learn subsequent languages.

The teaching materials include an MP3 version of the interview, plus a glossary, comprehension questions and answers, a lesson plan for TEFL teachers, plus a full transcription, all in PDF format, located here.

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TEFL listening exercises-Scottish accent

Wednesday, Dec. 16th 2009 1:10 PM

This listening exercise is based on an interview we did with Fiona McDonald from Scotland.  She grew up in Edinburgh and speaks with a gorgeous Scottish accent.<

Street performers at the Edinburgh Fringe Festval

Street performers at the Edinburgh Fringe Festval

Fiona talks about the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and how it became so popular. We also talk about independence from England and how that impacts the Scots.

The teaching materials include an MP3 version of the interview, plus a glossary, comprehension questions, their answers, a lesson plan for TEFL teachers, plus a full transcription, all in PDF format, located here.

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English listening exercises-Australian accent

Tuesday, Oct. 27th 2009 6:05 PM

This listening exercise is based on an interview with Julie.

School Principal

She speaks with an Australian accent, typical of central Victoria. Julie talks about her new role as school principal, the challenges she is facing, and a little bit about how she interacts with staff, parents and students.

We hope you enjoy this English exercise.

The English exercise is HERE.

If you have ideas or suggestions as to how we can improve, please write to us here.

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EFL listening exercise mp3-American accent

Sunday, Oct. 4th 2009 5:58 PM

This English listening exercise is based on an interview with Steve. He speaks with an accent typical of the southern parts of the United States and talks about how he felt when returning to the US after living in Spain, the differences, good and bad, and maybe how things could improve.

Is this really Socialism versus Capitalism?

Is this really Socialism versus Capitalism?

We hope you enjoy this English exercise.

The English exercise is HERE.

If you have ideas or suggestions as to how we can improve, please write to us here.

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EFL listening exercises-Australian accent

Wednesday, Sep. 16th 2009 5:06 PM

This eView is with Warwick. He speaks with an Australian accent (Melbourne to be precise!).

How would you climb Mount Kilimanjaro?

How would you climb Mount Kilimanjaro?

We hope you enjoy this English comprehension listening exercise. The English exercise is HERE.

PS We’re still experimenting with format, timing, etc. If you have ideas or suggestions as to how we can improve, please write to us here.

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The use of internet-based technology in the public classroom

Thursday, Aug. 20th 2009 2:03 PM

Here is our latest eView. This is with Adam. He speaks with an accent from the West Coast of the United States and talks about his early experiences on computers, as well as teaching at public schools.

old-computer

We hope you enjoy this English comprehension listening exercise. The English exercise is HERE.

PS We’re still experimenting as to the best format, timing, etc., and if you have an idea or suggestion as to how we can improve, please write to us here.

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Teaching English in the United States

Saturday, Jul. 25th 2009 4:28 PM

Here is our latest eView.

We’re still experimenting as to the best format, timing, etc., and if you have an idea or suggestion as to how we can improve, please write to us here.

This eView is with Nancy. He speaks with an accent from the midwest of the United States and talks about her job as a secondary school teacher.

Did you ever give your teacher an apple?

Did you ever give your teacher an apple?

We hope you enjoy this English comprehension listening exercise.

The English exercise is HERE.

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An interview with Brendan

Tuesday, Jul. 7th 2009 2:36 PM

Here is our second eView.

We’re still experimenting as to the best format, timing, etc., and if you have an idea or suggestion as to how we can improve, please write to us here.

This eView is with Brendan. He speaks with a lovely Irish accent and talks about working from home (homeworking). The pros and cons and why it works for him.

We hope you enjoy this English exercise.

Working from home

Working from home

The English exercise is HERE.

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