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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    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

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    #2

    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.

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    #3

    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.

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    #4

    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. Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    #5

    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 11:46.

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    #6

    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 - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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