• Listen to Mario and Tamara talking about what film they want to see and do the exercises to practise and improve your listening skills.

    Status: Published
    Updated date: Thu, 07/02/2015 - 08:23
  • Jake talks about hard core gamers and his motivation when playing video games. Includes audio file of native English conversation with transcript of all audio and vocabulary notes. Some words in the transcript are "clickable" and take you directly to the notes. Great for expanding your vocabulary and enhancing pronunciation!

    Status: Published
    Updated date: Tue, 08/05/2014 - 09:06
  • Can you thumb wrestle? This silly game is popular among children in the United States. Apollo has beaten Olga at thumb wrestling and he just won't stop bragging! Listen to the slow and fast dialogue of the podcast while following along with the transcript. This podcast includes explanations of highlighted words to help you expand your vocabulary, especially regarding slang terms or everyday phrases.

    Status: Published
    Updated date: Tue, 08/02/2011 - 16:08
  • Bruno is watching his favorite sports team and Tamara wants to watch a movie. Who will win this fight? Listen to the slow and fast dialogue of the podcast while following along with the transcript. This podcast includes explanations of highlighted words to help you expand your vocabulary, especially regarding slang terms or everyday phrases.

    Status: Published
    Updated date: Thu, 08/11/2011 - 22:21
  • Mike talks about a good workout routine for strengthening legs. Includes audio file of native English conversation with transcript of all audio and vocabulary notes. Some words in the transcript are "clickable" and take you directly to the notes. Great for expanding your vocabulary and enhancing pronunciation!

    Status: Published
    Updated date: Thu, 08/11/2011 - 22:25
  • Mike talks about a good work out routine for building arm and torso strength. Includes audio file of native English conversation with transcript of all audio and vocabulary notes. Some words in the transcript are "clickable" and take you directly to the notes. Great for expanding your vocabulary and enhancing pronunciation!

    Status: Published
    Updated date: Thu, 08/11/2011 - 22:26
  • Mike talks about the benefits of weight lifting and how he got into pumping iron. Includes audio file of native English conversation with transcript of all audio and vocabulary notes. Some words in the transcript are "clickable" and take you directly to the notes. Great for expanding your vocabulary and enhancing pronunciation!

    Status: Published
    Updated date: Thu, 08/11/2011 - 22:26
  • Brian and Fanny talk about the national sports of their respective countries. Includes audio file of native / non-native (Chinese) English conversation with transcript of all audio and vocabulary notes. Some words in the transcript are "clickable" and take you directly to the notes. Great for expanding your vocabulary and enhancing pronunciation!

    Status: Published
    Updated date: Sun, 08/14/2011 - 12:33
  • Cricket is a sport traditionally played in England. Listen to two Englishmen discussing if cricket is a brilliant game or if it is a boring game. Learn vocabulary related to the game with the activity to fill in the text.

    Status: Published
    Updated date: Mon, 08/22/2011 - 22:06
  • Aiste from Lithuania talks to Christophe about his running. Includes audio file of non-native (Lithuania/Belgium) English conversation with transcript of all audio and vocabulary notes. Some words in the transcript are "clickable" and take you directly to the notes. Great for expanding your vocabulary and enhancing pronunciation!

    Status: Published
    Updated date: Wed, 08/24/2011 - 18:41
  • It is fun going to the cinema with friends. Listen to the conversation and do the exercises to practise and improve your listening skills.

    Status: Published
    Updated date: Fri, 07/03/2015 - 00:50
  • Monica talks about the increasingly popular exercise of Tai Chi. Includes audio file of native English conversation with transcript of all audio and vocabulary notes. Some words in the transcript are "clickable" and take you directly to the notes. Great for expanding your vocabulary and enhancing pronunciation!

    Status: Published
    Updated date: Tue, 08/05/2014 - 09:17
  • This is a listening vocabulary exercise about what you find in an Amusement Park. You need to turn on your speakers or put on your headphones.Click the top and match with the bottom. Wait till you hear the audio before you click for the next match.

    Status: Published
    Updated date: Sat, 05/30/2015 - 11:02
  • Listen to Tyrone calling the staff at his local swimming pool and do the exercises to practice and improve your listening skills.

    Status: Published
    Updated date: Thu, 06/25/2015 - 07:13
  • Football fans, this lesson is for you. Football is a very popular sport in England. Listen to two Englishmen talk about the game and learn common casual vocabulary to talk about this sport. Answer true and false questions about the dialogue.

    Status: Published
    Updated date: Tue, 08/23/2011 - 17:50
  • People ask why I don’t support one of the big teams. Well, in England, people either support the team that always wins, and we call them ‘glory hunters’ or a team near from where they were born. Listen to the audio and follow along with the text to learn new words and practice pronunciation.

    Status: Published
    Updated date: Thu, 03/27/2014 - 03:07
  • Beginners' listening practice about Rafa Nadal, the tennis player, with very common regular verbs. Includes an audio file, transcript and a simple video allows you to see the words being pronounced, too.

    Status: Published
    Updated date: Sun, 10/23/2011 - 03:24
  • What can you do at the seaside? This site has different activities that test your vocabulary and listening skills.

    Status: Published
    Updated date: Sat, 08/08/2015 - 10:40
  • Do you like theme parks? What kind of rides do you like? Listen to the radio interview about theme parks and do the exercises to practice and improve your listening skills.

    Status: Published
    Updated date: Thu, 09/24/2015 - 01:00
  • Have you seen any good films recently? Listen to the speakers talking about their favourite films and do the exercises to practice and improve your listening skills.

    Status: Published
    Updated date: Thu, 10/22/2015 - 00:36
  • Do the vocabulary preparation exercise, then listen to the speakers describing their favourite things. There are more exercises to practise and improve your listening skills after the audio.

    Status: Published
    Updated date: Sat, 09/05/2015 - 07:40
  • A husband and wife are enjoying their vacation in the mountains when things turn for the worse. Learn useful phrases about camping activities by listening to their conversation. To see the full transcript and vocabulary notes, click "Quick Script" at the top of the page.

    Status: Published
    Updated date: Sun, 07/17/2011 - 02:42
  • Shirley talks about how sometimes Scotland has its own team and sometimes not. Includes audio file of non-native / native English conversation with transcript of all audio and vocabulary notes. Some words in the transcript are "clickable" and take you directly to the notes. Great for expanding your vocabulary and enhancing pronunciation!

    Status: Published
    Updated date: Wed, 08/03/2011 - 17:42
  • Learn how to use some common English idioms and expressions in everyday life. In this intermediate English lesson you will see two people a a gym talking about their fitness routines and some unusual sports. They use some common expressions during their conversation.

    Status: Published
    Updated date: Wed, 08/03/2011 - 19:01
  • Do you love nature? Arches National Park in Utah, U.S.A. has unique rock formations. This man gives a mini lecture on his hiking trip to this beautiful park. To see the full transcript and vocabulary notes, click "Quick Script" at the top of the page.

    Status: Published
    Updated date: Tue, 08/30/2011 - 06:54
  • Rebecca talks about the Great Barrier Reef and her thoughts about scuba diving. Includes audio file of native English conversation with transcript of all audio and vocabulary notes. Some words in the transcript are "clickable" and take you directly to the notes. Great for expanding your vocabulary and enhancing pronunciation!

    Status: Published
    Updated date: Fri, 08/01/2014 - 02:23
  • Steven talks about the various types of adventure people can experience in Costa Rica. Includes audio file of non-native / native English (U.S.) conversation with transcript and vocabulary notes.

    Status: Published
    Updated date: Fri, 08/15/2014 - 02:47
  • Learn to talk about what you are able to do using 'can' and 'could. In this English lesson you will see two people talking about yoga and other types of exercise. They introduce some vocabulary relating to exercise and sports. Watch, Listen and then Practice by answering the questions.

    Status: Published
    Updated date: Tue, 08/05/2014 - 09:21
  • This is a listening exercise all about how to stay safe when you are on the beach. You will learn how to stay safe as well as practicing your listening skills!

    Status: Published
    Updated date: Wed, 05/27/2015 - 16:39
  • Learn to talk about what you like, love, and hate in English. In this English lesson you will see people discussing what types of activities they like and don't like.

    Status: Published
    Updated date: Fri, 07/15/2011 - 03:47
  • This video lesson includes a story about the show "Stars on Ice," where famous figure skaters perform for an audience. Listen first and see how much you understand, then watch again with the transcript (click CC in the lower right corner). Melanie, the teacher, goes into detail about the pronunciation of the word figure - as in figure skating! - and adverbs that end in "-ally," like "finally" and "basically."

    Status: Published
    Updated date: Sun, 08/14/2011 - 13:14
  • Are you a football fan? Would you like to know more about how to talk about this sport? Listen to two Englishmen talking about the game in a casual conversation. Then fill in the words needed to complete the dialogue.

    Status: Published
    Updated date: Tue, 08/23/2011 - 18:01
  • First family of four to walk to the South Pole wearing Mickey Mouse ears and clown's shoes! No, not really. It isn't true. I invented it. But I wouldn't be surprised to see it one day soon. Learn vocabulary related to nature and extreme hiking after listening to the audio and following the transcript. There are two comprehension tasks for you to practice, too.

    Status: Published
    Updated date: Fri, 04/04/2014 - 06:21
  • Chess is always said to come from somewhere else. Chess has a number of ancestors but its place and date of birth are still a mystery. India, China, Persia, Greece? Nobody knows. Learn vocabulary related to chess (the board game) after listening to the audio and following the transcript. There is a comprehension task for you to practice, too.

    Status: Published
    Updated date: Fri, 04/04/2014 - 06:25
  • Martial arts have never been more popular. From the graceful, dance like moves of t’ai chi and capoeira to the explosive fighting styles of kung fu and karate, there is a martial art to suit every taste. Learn vocabulary related to martial arts in daily life after listening to the audio and following the transcript. There is a comprehension task for you to practice, too.

    Status: Published
    Updated date: Fri, 04/04/2014 - 06:29
  • Here's a look at three popular mountain sports – Snowboarding, BASE Jumping and Rock Climbing - and some environmental problems facing mountains and the people who live on them. Learn vocabulary related to extreme sports after listening to the audio and following the transcript. There is a comprehension task for you to practice, too.

    Status: Published
    Updated date: Fri, 04/04/2014 - 07:21
  • This podcast is a dialogue between a man who has experience with guns and weapons and a woman who does not understand the fascination that he has with guns and weapons. After the dialogue, listen to the professor explain the new vocabulary and phrases.

    Status: Published
    Updated date: Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:02
  • During camp, Evan got some minor injuries like cuts, bruises and scrapes.Listen and learn how he got those injuries. It includes downloadable audio file with slow dialogue, explanations and fast dialogue. Dialogue is short and focuses on slang terms.

    Status: Published
    Updated date: Wed, 08/06/2014 - 01:04
  • Extreme sports are popular all over the UK. Not just in the mountains of Snowdonia or Scotland. But what attracts people to these sports? Is it adventure or danger? Carmen talks to a white-water rafting expert and a parkour enthusiast to understand more.

    Status: Published
    Updated date: Sun, 10/23/2011 - 03:34
  • This is a video listening quiz about Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince that will help you improve your listening and vocabulary comprehension skills. Watch the video and answer the questions below to test your understanding.

    Status: Published
    Updated date: Sat, 08/08/2015 - 09:06
  • This short radio broadcast is about baseball. This sport is traditional and very popular in the Americas so you'll want to learn the rules so you can talk to natives about the sport in English! To see the full transcript and vocabulary notes, click "Quick Script" at the top of the page.

    Status: Published
    Updated date: Tue, 08/02/2011 - 18:13
  • Basketball is popular in many countries, and many people enjoy buying tickets to games. Listen to this radio broadcast about basketball to learn more about this popular sport. To see the full transcript and vocabulary notes, click "Quick Script" at the top of the page.

    Status: Published
    Updated date: Tue, 08/02/2011 - 18:13
  • Have you ever wanted to learn a martial art? Listen to this description of six types of martial arts and answer the questions to check your comprehension of spoken English. You can check your answers, but there is no script! This is for upper intermediate and advanced learners looking for a challenge.

    Status: Published
    Updated date: Wed, 08/10/2011 - 21:29
  • Judo is a martial art which originated in Japan, based on ancient methods of self defence practiced by peasants.  The sport is increasing in popularity around the world. You can check your answers, but there is no script! This is for upper intermediate and advanced learners looking for a challenge.

    Status: Published
    Updated date: Wed, 08/10/2011 - 21:29
  • Shirley talks about being a performer and the difference between and gigs and jams. Includes audio file of native English (U.S. / Australia) conversation with transcript and vocabulary notes.

    Status: Published
    Updated date: Tue, 10/11/2011 - 04:24
  • Listen to a boy describe his experiences at summer camp and the daily routine at the camp. Check your comprehension of what you heard with the quiz, then continue with the vocabulary exercises related to the lesson.

    Status: Published
    Updated date: Thu, 09/08/2011 - 08:56
  • Silvia and Diego talk about things they like to buy and keep as collectibles. Includes audio file of non-native English conversation with transcript and vocabulary notes.

    Status: Published
    Updated date: Wed, 10/19/2011 - 02:14
  • He has rummaged round shops all over Europe and garage sales in America. He has hung about in Arab souks and Indian bazaars, but he has never seen anything quite like my grandmother’s elephant. This audio file about collections includes a vocabulary preparation, transcript and a comprehension task. All items, including the audio file, are downloadable.

    Status: Published
    Updated date: Wed, 04/09/2014 - 07:31
  • A debate on if it is more important for teens who participate in sports to focus on winning or if they should focus on enjoying playing the sport and working as a team. New phrases and vocabulary are explained by clicking on the blue words.

    Status: Published
    Updated date: Thu, 08/18/2011 - 14:57
  • Are you a fan of the Olympics? The theme of this series is the 2008 Olympic Games. This is the second part of the five-part series and focuses on the vocabulary from part one used in context. Listen to Jennifer talk about her favorite Olympic sports and respond to her questions.

    Status: Published
    Updated date: Fri, 07/15/2011 - 03:19
  • Are you a fan of the Olympics? The theme of this series is the 2008 Olympic Games. This is the third part of the five-part series and focuses on listening practice. Listen and answer the questions you hear about the Olympic Games. Great for studying with a friend!

    Status: Published
    Updated date: Fri, 07/15/2011 - 03:21

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