Free online English listening exercises
Click on a link to start practising your English listening skills:
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Our tip: fun exercises on English film trailers, commercials and songs.
The BBC one-minute world news keeps you up-to-date about what is happening in the world and is a great way to practise your English listening skills. You can use this guestionnaire/schedule to check if you have fully understood all of the items from the one-minute world news. This requires watching several times.
The BBC-website also has a 'learn English' part with listening exercises such as the 6 Minute English exercises (listening and reading activities)
CNN brings the latest news from an American perspective. It is interesting to compare the BBC and CNN, not only from a linguistic point of view.
Euronews offers the latest headlights from Europe in English (and is also available in other languages).
The http://www.esl-lab.com/ website really contains a great deal of listening exercises for different levels of English-learning and with a wide variety of subjects: very recommendable !
The official British Council website offers many videos and listening exercises that are often downloadable! These videos tell you everything you need to know about Great Britain.
http://www.esolcourses.com/ displays a series of listening exercises for various levels and subjects.
http://www.elllo.org/ offers a lot of listening activities but unfortunately doesn't indicate the level or difficulty of the exercises.
http://www.learnenglish.de/ offers a variety of activities and information. You can even take an English dictation which helps you improve both your listening skills and your writing skills!
Learn English by watching videos from http://english.yabla.com/. The site contains many, many interesting videos from different English speaking countries, yet doesn't really have exercises to go with the videos.
http://www.englishlistening.com/ has adapted the levels of its listening exercices to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). On the left side you can choose a video that matches your level. A1 exercises are easiest whereas C2 indicates the highest level.
Go to http://learningenglish.voanews.com/ to practise American English (reading and listening).