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Listening Resources

Using Audioscripts

"25 Ideas for Using Audio Scripts in the ELT Classroom" by Philip Haines, English Language Teaching Global Blog, Oxford University Press. Many ELT student books come with audio scripts at the back. Learn 25 new ideas for how to make better use of this resource.

Listen and Write

Free site for improving listening skills with dictation exercises. Save your own audio files, share them with friends or students, and collaborate with others.

10 Dictation Activities

"10 Dictation Activities - Breathing New Life into an Old Staple" - provided by Dull, lengthy dictations are no longer so prevalent in most ESL classrooms, however, there is some value in the format,  and used in moderation, dictation activities can be a useful and stimulating exercise.

Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab

Activities at Randall’s ESL Cyber Listening Lab focus on everyday English comprehension skills at three levels based on content, voices, vocabulary, and natural speed. A combination of adult, teenage, and children’s voices are included.

Voice of America - Learning English

Learners absorb American English through content drawn from U.S. and world newsHealth and LifestyleScience and TechnologyArts and Culture, and other topics. Learners can build vocabulary, strengthen listening and speaking skills and improve the ability to communicate for work, school and everyday life. Users choose Beginning, Intermediate, or Advanced Levels.

Lyrics Gaps

Learn English (and other languages) by watching videos of popular songs. Students follow along with the lyrics and use either a drop list to select or type in the correct missing word. Of course be selective about which songs you choose for young learners.


English Listening Lesson Library Online offers over 3,000 free listening activities. Teachers and students can access lessons for beginner, intermediate and advanced learners.

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