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Listening Exercises

Are you looking for some free English lessons? I have found that people love learning through watching videos. So here you will find free English lessons with listening exercises that use video clips and radio as a basis for hearing and learning vocabulary. I use video clips that cover a large range of topics, like photography, commercialism, intelligence, health...and so much more.

Listening to English being spoken by native speakers is a key part of learning the language. Traditional methods of learning involved a lot of grammar, written work and gap-fill exercises, which led to many being able to read English, but not understand it when it is being spoken.

Listening to native speakers speak the language has many important advantages:

  • You hear the language being spoken at the actual speed that it is used in real life
  • You learn the proper intonation of the language
  • Spoken English has colloquial vocabulary that is not used in the written language
  • You hear the correct pronunciation of words during the listening, so it will help you with accent reduction
  • You are exposed to different English accents from around the world
  • You have to begin to understand the spoken word, before you will be able to speak it properly yourself

These free lessons are appropriate for upper intermediate, advanced and proficiency level English. Some of the documentaries are quite long, but don’t be put off by this, as they are all very interesting and enjoyable.

Make sure that you go through the new vocabulary first, and then when you watch the video clip, or listen to the extract, make sure to listen out for the new words. You will find out how to use them in context, how they are pronounced, and the more you hear them, the easier they will be to remember.

Free Downloadable Listening Exercises



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Life as a Spy

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