Resources for listening
and speaking practice
Although not so
abundant as other type of material (and probably not so popular), we can
also find listening and speaking materials for the foreign language classroom
on the net. You should also have in mind that this type of material is
usually slower to download and sometimes requires special software. There
are two types of listening materials: authentic material and purpose-written
listening material for the English classroom. I will also add to this list,
sites with information about songs, lyrics and music, as this popular resource
is usually used in the English classroom with listening tasks.
Radio. A public news service for the Internet community.
Cyber Listening Lab, an online listening quiz site created
to help ESL/EFL students self-test and improve their listening comprehension
via interactive Web pages.
to" guide for using the Internet to teach listening and speaking skills.
This page is written by Kent Trickel, a TESL specialist and instructor
at University of Florida's English Language Institute. The page is devoted
to helping ESL teachers effectively use the internet to teach listening
and speaking skills. It contains links to other sites on the Internet as
well to some of Kent's own projects that may be of interest to ESL teachers
Listening Neighbourhood. Using streaming audio on the
net, students can practice their listening skills. Many topics and activities
are available. Also written by Kent Trickel, these pages are designed to
be used for ESL listening practice in the computer lab. Students can choose
from a variety of topics, depending on their interests. These pages can
also be assigned as homework for ESL students. Each topic page contains
not only listening comprehension questions, but also questions for class
and small group discussion. Try a sample activity for ESL beginners
ESL Listening Activity. I think it is a good way to start!
Idioms Listen to a short dialogue to learn an idiom (from
the "weekly idiom" section in the Comenius Group site).
Quizzes by John Wong from Hong Kong.
Games, a site with really creative ideas (games) for
Lyrics Server. This is perhaps the
most popular site with song lyrics. I have found it to be quite comprehensive
(it claims to have 67000 lyrics). You will find any song you are interested
in. With the text of the song you can prepare a song worksheet. If you
want to add some information about the singer or the group, or even add
a picture to make the worksheet more visually attractive and stimulating
go along to Yahoo
and click on music, then artists, or to Lycos.
The International Lyrics Server site also offers interesting links to other
lyrics and music sites:
a) Lyrics Links
Liedertexte, Lyrics - A really useful list of links to lyrics sites.
40 Lyrics - Lyrics to the chart breakers of the last decades.
Hip-Hop Lyrics Archive - Excellent for HH and Rap lyrics.
Quizzes - How good are you? New Quiz every month.
b) Music Links
list. This site has a search engine the results of which
includes Web pages (both official and unofficial sites), any newsgroups
and mailing lists devoted to a particular artist, as well as any music
bulletin boards related to the artist or group you are interested in.
Guide - Find information to over 200 000 albums.
Universe - The best place to buy CDs. Audio samples available.
- Check out the latest music news.
- Never miss a music event on TV anymore.
Music Database - Find Chords/Tabs/MIDI to many many songs.
Music Project. Its-online
provides teachers and students with a list of links related to the subjects
covered in The Music Project (Part One and Part Two). If you have not read
about this project, do not waste more time and do it!!
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