Here are some websites which can help you to improve listening:
- esl-lab.com - lots of general listening quizzes
- Conversations with comprehension tasks can be found at esl.com
- Practice note taking by listening to this conversation using these comprehension questions as guidelines:
1) What did the woman receive as a gift?
2) What kind of gift was it?
3) Why does she not want it?
4) Why can't she get her money back?
5) What can she do with it?
6) What would she like?
7) What kid of handbag would she like?
8) What kind of handbag was she looking for?
9) Where is the handbag that she likes?
10) What is the problem with the handbag she likes?
11) What can she have instead of a refund?
12) Who would she like to speak to?
13) What does the man think the manager will say?
14) Where has the manager been?
- http://www.agendaweb.org/ has a listening section on the right hand side with exercises.
- "Working Abroad" - Short listenings with questions from the BBC
- Watch and Listen - more short listenings without questions.
- Videos, transcripts and exercises from news stories at CNN can be found here.
- breakingnewsenglish.com has current stories with listening, reading and comprehension exercises.
- elllo.org is a great resource for short listenings and videos.
- Assorted science texts. BBC Radio broadcasts and introductory tests.
- Practice listening comprehension and note-taking at uefap.
- Eviews consists of interviews with comprehension exercises.
- Robotic sounding dialogues can be found at wakeupenglish.
- Read and listen to real stories at Adult Learning Activities.
- Various Listening Links can be found iteslj.org
- FocusEnglish.com has short dialogues to listen to.
- "How to ..." videos - watch and listen at video.about.com
- Watch news videos at yahoo.com
The Flatmates his a four part story from the BBC. With vocabulary aids, test questions (including listening comprehension) and grammar exercises.
Listen to short stories from the British Council.
Listen to poems from the British Council.
Podcasts and listening downloads on various topics from the British Council
Watch and Listen from the BBC.
Using YouTube in the English classroom
- Yahoo Radio Programs (by topic)
- Follow instructions on the telephone.
- Listen to famous American speeches at American Rhetoric
- Low level listening exercises with online tasks at Adele's ESL Corner.
- Watch and Learn from CNN Student News.