Improve your listening

To improve your English listening, practice a few minutes every day!

1-Minute Listening

  • ListenAMinute.com – Listen to one minute of English!
    Click on the topic (there are more than 437 topics) to see the text.
    Click on “LISTEN” in the top left of the page to hear the mp3.

2-3 Minute Listening

  • BreakingNewsEnglish.com – English from the latest news.
    Click on the title to see the text, then click “LISTEN:MP3” in the top left of the page.
  • NewsEnglishLessons.com – English from the latest news (easier).
    Click on the title to see the text, then click “LISTEN:MP3” in the top left of the page.

6-8 Minute Listening

  • Six Minute English – BBC program.
    Click on the topic, and then you will see “Listen” (to hear the program) and “Text” on the right (to read the text).

10+ Minute Listening

  • Voice of America Special English – English newspaper with audio, articles, exercises, and more. These mp3s are “Special English” – English spoken slowly and with clear and correct pronunciation. It is not “natural” English, but it helps to train listening and pronunciation. On the left of the page, there are different categories (World, Health, Education, Business, etc) with lots of articles. On the right of the page, there are interactive vocabulary and grammar activities.

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