Students need many opportunities for listening practice. Check out these free online listening resources which students can access on their own for additional listening practice and activities.
- English Listening Library Online ello.org .
This site has listening activities with transcripts. There are also vocabulary, and speaking activities.
- Randall’s Cyber Listening Lab esl-lab.com
Listening quizzes with activities for all levels.
- Breaking news English breakingnewsenglish.com
Short news stories with transcripts for all levels. You can control the speed at which they are spoken.
- ESL Radio and TV eslradioandtv.com
News stories to listen to /and or watch online. Quizzes are available for the stories. This site has material for intermediate and higher level learners.
- 5 Minute English Listening 5minuteenglish.com/listening.htm
Short listening segments with practice activities
- ESL Podcasts eslpod.com
Free listening activities, but you must pay to download the activity guide. These are spoken very slowly. You can also get the podcasts on their Facebook page: ESL Pod