English Listening Skills

Welcome to EnglishClub Listening for ESL learners, to help you learn and practise the skill of listening to English.

Listening Skills Guide
Strategies and tips for better English listening

LISTEN & LEARN with Jaksyn Peacock
Listen to short, topical audio stories in Easy English.

Listen to News with Tara Benwell
Listen to News πŸ”ˆ
Listen to a weekly news story in English. With this resource you can practise your listening, reading, writing and even speaking.

7 Ways to Hear English Everywhere πŸ”ˆ
How can you hear English when you're not in an English-speaking country? Fortunately, there are many ways to hear and listen to English in almost all countries of the world.

Listen and hear
What's the difference?

Listen to English by Radio/TV πŸ”ˆ
Listen to news in English with programmes from stations like the BBC, RT or Voice of America.

owl sitting in an oak tree
A wise old owl
Sat in an oak.
The more he saw,
The less he spoke.
The less he spoke,
The more he heard.
Why can't we be like
That wise old bird?

Online Dictation πŸ”ˆ
Do you want to improve your English listening skills? What about your spelling, writing, and typing skills? Dictations can help in many ways. They even help you learn new vocabulary in context.

Listen to Poetry in English πŸ”ˆ
Some classic pieces of poetry and other texts for you to listen to and read.

ESL Videos πŸ”ˆ
More listening practice by watching videos

This Week in History πŸ”ˆ
Listen to a new story every Monday. Includes transcript, wordchecker and quiz.

Songs for Learning English πŸ”ˆ
Easy English songs with subtitles

Podcasts for English learners πŸ”ˆ
Listen online or download these English readings, many of which have transcripts, vocabulary notes and comprehension questions.

Aesop's Fables πŸ”ˆ
Listen to short stories by an ancient Greek writer.

Children's Stories πŸ”ˆ
Listen to excerpts from treasured children's stories.

Chinese Zodiac Animals πŸ”ˆ
Which animal are you? Listen and learn.

English Classics πŸ”ˆ
Listen to famous excerpts by classic English authors.

English Poems πŸ”ˆ
Listen and learn English rhythm, rhyme and pronunciation.

Interesting Facts πŸ”ˆ
Listening practice based on fun facts in easy English

12 Signs of the Zodiac πŸ”ˆ
Listen and learn personality adjectives.

Songs for English Learners πŸ”ˆ
Listen to these fun original English songs.

Listen to Recent Historical Events πŸ”ˆ
Short recordings and reading exercises for learners passionate about history, with images, videos, audio and quizzes

Listen & Learn πŸ”ˆ
Short, topical audio stories in easy English, with exercises

Listen to News πŸ”ˆ
Audio news reports in intermediate English, with exercises

Learning English Video Project πŸ”ˆ
Lots of listening practice. Watch short videos (with subtitles). Transcripts available too

Discussion Point: US Election 2016
Practise your listening by watching award-winning journalist John Pilger discuss Donald Trump’s election win. Check your understanding with the quiz and add your own comments.

More Listening Articles

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Recommended Listening Links

God gave us two ears and one mouth so that we can hear twice as much as we say.