Listening Practice for Upper Intermediate/Advanced Students
Below are a few websites for Upper Intermediate/Advanced students to use to practise their listening skills. If other teachers/students have any other recommendations, please share them too.
Hundreds of interesting talks/lectures.
Click on ‘topics’ and search for something that interests you.
You can also go to <a href="http://www.ted.com/playlists
" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">www.ted.com/playlists</a> to find good lists of talks (‘The most popular talks of all time’ is a good list).
Talks are usually 5-20 minutes.
Click on ‘view interactive transcript’ if you want to read the text while you listen.
You can also view all the TED Talks on their app (Android and Iphone).
esl-bits.net (definitely write ‘esl-bits.net’ NOT ‘www.esl-bits.net)
Listen and read interesting Intermediate/Advanced Listening texts (most are 5-40 minutes)
Listen and read audiobooks, short stories and novels (many classic British/American novels)
Choose ‘Faster Listening Speed’ and ‘Slower Listening Speed’ at the top of each dialogue
Excellent website for watching popular movies/TV programmes/documentaries etc.
Almost all programmes have perfect English subtitles
Easy to watch on your smartphone/computer (on the website or their Android/Iphone app).
You have to pay £8.99 a month for their basic package, but this a good price because it is a fun and easy way to improve your listening.