Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    fellipe88 is offline Newbie
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Portuguese
      • Home Country:
      • Brazil
      • Current Location:
      • Brazil
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    1
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Listening Training website?

    Hi. This is my first post here. I'm from Brazil and I'm looking to improve my speaking and listening skills.
    I've just found a nice website lyricstraining (don't know if I can post the link here) that helps with listening and understanding musics.

    My question is if anyone here knows if there's a similar website but with 'general' conversation. So instead of listening to music I'd like to listen to actual people talking.

    Thanks!
    Fellipe

  2. #2
    tom3m is offline Senior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Czech
      • Home Country:
      • Czech Republic
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    702
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Listening Training website?

    NOT A TEACHER

    Good evening and welcome to the forums. Rather than trying to find a website, I can recommend you watching TV in English i.e. English TV channels - BBC for example.

  3. #3
    Esgaleth's Avatar
    Esgaleth is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Other
      • Native Language:
      • Russian
      • Home Country:
      • Russian Federation
      • Current Location:
      • Russian Federation
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    5,426
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Listening Training website?

    Hi Fellipe,

    You might also find the following sites helpful:

    TED.com
    intelligencesquared.org
    randall's esl cyber listening lab

    You can easily find them yourself. The first two offer just authentic listening with optional scripts, the last one tests comprehension as well.

  4. #4
    englishlisteningworld is offline Newbie
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Canada
      • Current Location:
      • Japan
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    25
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Listening Training website?

    Hi,
    I can suggest that you find some listening practice that gives you the scripts. Listening to pure conversation without a script can be a major challenge! I am trying now in Spanish and without scripts, I am just guessing at what they are saying.
    Another feature that is handy is having a target for your listening. Just listening to 'anything' is overwhelming. try searching for 'targetted english listening' or a similar search term.

    -Les

  5. #5
    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Philippines
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    42,773
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Listening Training website?

    There are listening sites here: Listening - ESL Web Directory - UsingEnglish.com

    You might like this one: http://www.elllo.org/- it has a lot of listening activities designed for learners.

    How about this one? http://www.english-listening-world.com/
    Last edited by Tdol; 10-Nov-2012 at 10:46.

  6. #6
    emsr2d2's Avatar
    emsr2d2 is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    22,860
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Listening Training website?

    Most of the talks on TED are video + subtitles. They're very helpful and I used them a lot with my students in Spain.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

Similar Threads

  1. cult website=popular website?
    By thedaffodils in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 29-Apr-2008, 09:19
  2. listening website with script
    By Ju in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-Dec-2006, 00:22
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 18-Nov-2006, 02:30

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •