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InternationalESLClub.gr Trailers

Type the missing words.

Level: Intermediate to Upper Inter. You need QuickTime.  This website has video Go>

InternationalReal English

Videos of real conversations, with subtitles. You need RealPlayer. This website has video Go>

What are the French like? - Intermediate / Upper Intermediate

What's your astrological sign? - Intermediate / Upper Intermediate

The Jones family (personality adjectives) - Upper Intermediate

California Distance Learning

An adult education site. Choose a topic, choose a story and then click listen at the bottom of the page. 

Level: Intermediate to Upper Inter.  You need RealPlayer. This website has sound Go>

British EnglishBritish Council LearnEnglish - Listening Downloads

Stories by Chris Rose. Listen, read and do exercises.

Level: Intermediate to Upper Inter. Go>

BBC Learning English - Watch and Listen

Listening and vocabulary practice on a range of topics. Some have mp3 files to download. You can also read the script as a pdf file.

Level: Upper Inter to Advanced. You need RealPlayer and Adobe Reader. This website has sound Go>

RadioEnglish 

Radio programmes with shorter sentences and slower speech.

Level: Intermediate to Upper Inter. This website has sound Go>

English Trailers

Watch film trailers and learn vocabulary. Select a movie, click the button and then click Script to read the words.  There is a huge selection of films.

Level: Intermediate to Advanced. You need QuickTime. This website has video Go>

InternationalELLLO!

The English Language Listening Lab Online. There are a huge number of activities - games, songs, role-plays and interviews with native speakers from all over the world.

Level: Intermediate to Advanced. You need Flash. This website has sound Go>

British EnglishBBC Learning English - The Flatmates

A weekly online soap. Listen, read, try a quiz and vote for what happens next week.

Level: Upper Inter. Go>

British EnglishListen to English - Learn English

Podcasts on different topics

Level: Upper Inter. This website has sound Go>

British EnglishBBC Learn English - Talking Business

Listen to, read and download telephone conversations. Learn useful expressions.

Level: Upper Inter. You need Flash. This website has sound Go>

British EnglishBBC World Class

International news for kids, updated every day. Listen to bulletins and read the scripts here.

Level: Upper Inter. You need RealPlayer. This website has sound Go>

VOA Special English Reports

News reports in slower and simpler English.

Level: Upper Inter to Advanced. You need RealPlayer. This website has sound This website has video Go>

CLA Movie Trailer Dictations

Watch film trailers and type the words you hear.

Level: Upper Inter to Advanced. You need QuickTime. This website has video Go>

Lingual.net - Learning English Through Movies

Watch with subtitles. Some have quizzes and scripts.

Level: Upper Inter to Advanced. You need Flash.   This website has video Go> 

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Breaking News English

A new story every day, read slowly and clearly.

Level: Upper Inter. This website has sound Go>

British EnglishStories for Dictation

Choose a story, then click 'solution' to read the text.

Children's fairy stories

Level: Intermediate to Upper Inter. You need Flash. This website has sound Go>

Randall's ESL Lab

So many listening exercises!  Try the 'Medium' ones.  To read the words, click on Quiz Script at the bottom of the page. 

Level: Intermediate to Advanced. You need RealPlayer. This website has sound Go>

English as a Second Language Podcast

Each lesson contains a dialogue and explanations of useful language.

Level: Upper Inter to Advanced. This website has sound Go>

InternationalEFL.net Videos

Watch funny TV ads and read the words.

Level: Upper Inter to Advanced.  This website has video Go>

 

 

 

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