RECOMMENDED LISTENING… RADIO GARDEN

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Do you want to know what’s being played on the radio in England right now? Well, thanks to a website called Radio Garden you can hear radio from there, and almost everywhere else in the world.

The website takes the form of an interactive globe that can be rotated to pick up transmissions from every corner of the planet, clips from radio history and stories from listeners in different locations.

While it allows you to listen to radio from around the world, it’s so exhaustive you’ll probably find stations you didn’t know existed in your own city

 

In the section Live, you can explore a world or radio as it is happening right now. Tune into any place on the globe. What sounds familiar? What sounds foreign? Where would you like to travel and what sounds like ‘home’?

In the section on History  you can tune into clips from throughout radio history that show how radio has tried to cross borders. How have people tried to translate their nations into the airwaves? What did they say to the world? How do they engage in conversation across linguistic and geographical barriers?

Jingles offers a world-wide crash course in station identification. How do stations signal within a fraction of a second what kind of programmes you are likely to hear? How do they project being joyful, trustworthy, or up to the minute?

Finally, one can listen to radio Stories where listeners past and present tell how they listen beyond their walls. How do they imagine the voices and sounds from around they globe?

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LISTENING HELP FOR THAT’S ENGLISH STUDENTS

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HAVING DIFFICULTY WITH YOUR LISTENING SKILLS?

THE FOLLOWING LINKS MAY BE OF HELP TO PRACTISE FOR YOUR EXAM.

THE LINKS INCLUDE EXERCISES FROM VARIOUS LEVELS, SO CHOOSE CAREFULLY.

BULLET2  ESL-LOUNGE: (pre-intermediate)
BULLET2 ENGLISH TEST STORE – You may need to register to hear all of the exercises. It’s free        and safe!

BULLET2 Listen and Fill in the Gap of a Sentence – Easy Tests

BULLET2 Fill in the Gap of a Sentence – Medium Tests

BULLET2 English test store  Try the easy and medium levels – True/False exercises
BULLET2 Short talks– multiple choice
BULLET2 English Aula – Cambridge PET listening exams online (Los que están en rojo son
      gratuitos)
BULLET2Helendipity (A page of links I prepared last year for That’s English students.)

I hope they help you!​

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LISTENING PRACTICE…

JUST A LITTLE SOMETHING TO HELP YOU WITH YOUR LISTENING!

Have you ever heard of typography animations?

They’re powerpoint (or similar) presentations with the transcripts of speeches, film scenes, songs, etc  like in karaoke games.

Check out the videos on You Tube. Here are some examples for you.

STEP 1 – Listen without looking at the script.

STEP 2 – Listen and read.

STEP 3 – Listen again without reading. Take notes if you wish.

STEP 4 – Try to remember some of the sentences or expressions used. Check with your notes.

STEP 5 – Choose 3 or 4 items of language to learn and incorporate into your active vocabulary. (Sometimes this will not be possible or advisable, such as in the first example – a very short clip of the trailer for Inglourious Basterds!!!!)

THE NEXT VIDEO SHOULD NOT BE VIEWED BY STUDENTS WITH PSYCHIATRIC PROBLEMS!!!!

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