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The KKU FLT Online Resources Project aims to provide useful links for English Language Teachers and Learners. Please see the listening skills table belowWe welcome all suggestions. For any inquiries or suggestions, utilize the contact info located at the bottom of the page.  


 

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About

Contributors

1

Listen and Write

http://www.listen-and-write.com/

Listen-and-write is a listening skills improvement website which lets you listen to specific videos.

 

 

Mahmud

2

English Listening

https://www.englishlistening.com/

Listening is a natural way to learn a language. This website offers a very easy way to learn English: Just Listen. Enjoy!

Mahmud

3

ELLO

http://www.elllo.org/

English Listening Lab Online.

 

Mahmud

4

Yabla

https://english.yabla.com/?a=1517

Yabla specializes in helping you pick up English through videos in a natural way, with real English spoken by real people. You can check out some of their sample videos and see what it's all about.

Mahmud

5

Randall’s Lab

www.esl-lab.com

ESL teacher Randall Davis put together a very impressive site, filled with listening quizzes.

One of the things you’ll notice about the ESL Cyber Listening Lab at first glance is that the quizzes are divided into Easy, Medium and Difficult. Each quiz comes with a pre-listening activity, a multiple-choice quiz based on the listening and post-listening activities that include vocabulary exercises. These are wonderful ready-to-use listening activities for any level.

Mahmud

6

Talk English

www.talkenglish.com/Listening/listen.aspx

Talk English has listening lessons for Basic, Intermediate and Advanced students. Students have the possibility to listen to a conversation, complete a multiple choice quiz and read a script of the audio. Teachers and students can use the website online free of charge or pay a small one-time fee for unlimited downloads – we’re talking hundreds of dialogues in different levels. Additionally, there is an app for iPhone and Android.

Mahmud

7

ESL Fast

www.eslfast.com

ESL Fast offers 365 short stories with audio and text for intermediate students. The best thing about this site is the sheer number of stories available. At the bottom of the page, you’ll see a vocabulary list for each listening, plus a variety of exercises, including dictations. The site also offers easy conversations for beginner ESL students who have the unique opportunity to listen to short conversations on a variety of topics and speak to Mike, a “robot” that replies to questions and statements students type in a dialogue box, thus creating an actual, virtual “dialogue.”

Mahmud

8

ESL Aloud

http://esl-aloud.com/

This site literally has 1000s of English language podcasts to choose from. Since it’s regularly updated, you’ll never run out of authentic listening materials. Listen carefully how the speakers use their voices for intonation and pronunciation, and you’ll improve your English skills in a number of areas.

Mahmud

9

NPR

http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1

National Public Radio, known in the States as NPR, is the American radio broadcast network. One of its programs, “Five Minute News,” publishes a new five-minute news story every hour. Each story includes the transcript of the news report so you can listen and read along at the same time. This is recommended for Upper Intermediate to Advanced learners.

Mahmud

10

Great American Speeches

http://www.americanrhetoric.com/top100speechesall.html

This is a great website to listen to 100 top American speeches.

Mahmud

11

English for Children

www.rong-chang.com/easykids/

This website has short and easy listening audio tracks that are tailored to young learners. Each audio track comes with the text for reading, a vocabulary list, and exercises your young learners won’t have any trouble completing. There’s a second website with additional listening exercises for children.

Mahmud

12

English Conversation

http://englishconversations.org/

There are many different conversations, and you can listen, read the script and practice interactive listening activities. Business English topics are included.

Mahmud

13

English Attack

http://www.english-attack.com/

This website features one free video-based listening comprehension and vocabulary lesson daily drawn from recent blockbuster movies, hit TV series, music videos or news items.

Mahmud

14

Movie Segments for Warm-ups and Follow-ups

http://warmupsfollowups.blogspot.com/

Great classroom listening for a group.

Mahmud

15

Breaking News English

http://breakingnewsenglish.com/1701/170118-income-inequality.html

Very good listening activities for the classroom. Entire lesson plans, guides, and student packets available

Mahmud

16

Voscreen

http://www.voscreen.com/

Great practice to translate English listening to your native language. Not all native languages are supported, but most Indo-European languages and Arabic are.

Mahmud

17

engVid

http://www.engvid.com/

Great English instructional videos, quizzes, and practice.

Mahmud

18

PBS Video

http://www.video.pbs.org/

Excellent listening practice to learn how Americans (and some British) speak for both teachers and students. Many videos on FRONTLINE have teaching lessons associated with them and transcripts (written words) for the videos.

 

Mahmud

19

Lyrics Training

http://lyricstraining.com/

Learn English through songs

Mahmud

20

Listen Live Europe

http://www.listenlive.eu/

This website contains online radio stations for a variety of countries in Europe, including those in the UK and Ireland.

Mahmud

21

TalkStreamLive

http://www.talkstreamlive.com/

This network of streaming radio talk shows is a treasure trove of English listening resources.

Mahmud

22

TalkZone

http://www.talkzone.com/

This is another network of online talk radio shows to help you listen to more English.

Mahmud

23

iHeartRadio

https://www.iheart.com/

Just tell this website which type of music you like and they’ll set you up with a customized playlist of English music.

Mahmud

24

Live365

https://live365.com/

This network of online radio provides a listing of stations from all around the world.

Mahmud

25

Pandora

http://www.pandora.com/

Probably one of the first online music services, Pandora uses the technology from the music genome project to provide you with music you’ll love.

Mahmud

26

Poetry Out Loud

http://www.poetryoutloud.org/poems-and-performance/listen-to-poetry

Poems and performances to increase your creative listening skills.

Mahmud

27

Poetry Archive

http://www.poetryarchive.org/

The Poetry Archive has a variety of audio recordings of poets reciting their own poems.

Mahmud

28

EnglishClass101.com

https://www.englishclass101.com/

EnglishPod101 is one of the first resources I recommend to new English language learners. Their lessons and materials are top-notch.

Mahmud

29

6 Minutes English

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/6-minute-english/id262026947?mt=2

This new offering from the BBC gives you English lessons in bite-sized chunks.

Mahmud

30

Chad Vader

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL528026B4F7B34094

Ideal for Star Wars fans, this show is about Chad Vader, a day shift manager at the local Empire Market.

Mahmud

31

Long Story Short

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUG1Gr2-qk35AkoNnppsxkq7kNK6G16cQ

This series of short clips (each under five minutes) share the internal dialogue of a young man as he goes through his daily routine. Short sentences and big jokes make this one worth watching.

Mahmud

32

SOS; Save Our Skins

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9YyOlaeZln28s4pgTkP-nKBX7EOKzcgs

Part sci-fi, part horror, part comedy, S.O.S. won the best British Web Series award at theRaindance Web Festival in 2014.

Mahmud

33

Written It Down

https://www.youtube.com/user/writtenitdown/playlists

This unscripted comedy series by Australian actors won numerous awards at LAWebfest.

Mahmud

34

Viki

https://www.viki.com/explore?country=united-states

Viki is a community of television viewers who help create subtitles for shows from around the world. While mostly known for their Asian Dramas, they also have a wide selection of programs from English speaking countries.

Mahmud

35

USTV NOW

https://watch.ustvnow.com/subscription/free-channels

For American military personnel and families overseas, this service streams US TV networks online. The free service gets you seven networks like FOX, NBC,and ABC.

Mahmud

36

Listen A Minute.com

http://www.listenaminute.com/

This website contains listening contents which are alphabetically organized. The good thing is each listening material is followed by quizzes

Mahmud

37

TED talks

https://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksDirector TED Talks shares the best ideas from the TED Conference with the world, for free: trusted voices and convention-breaking mavericks, icons and geniuses, all giving the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. TED Talks are licensed under Creative Commons. Dr. Wafa Saud
38 Falibo-Conversations http://falibo-conversations.software.informer.com/

Listen to our lessons several times in order to get accustomed to the different accents. So, are you ready to take your first step towards fluency in English?

Learn New expressions that native speakers use in their daily conversations.

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Date of Last Update: 11/10/2017

Contributors: Dr. Munassir Alhamami (mhamame@kku.edu.sa) and  Mohammed Mahmudul Haque (malhg@kku.edu.sa)

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