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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RECOMMENDATION FOR THE SUMMER

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Looking for ways to improve your English this summer? Here’s a website that will keep you busy for a few weeks. It contains real spontaneous English videos from beginner to advanced level plus ejercises for each video. CLICK ON THE LOGO BELOW:

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RECOMMENDATION – NEWS IN LEVELS

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Excellent website for elementary to intermediate students, with news items in three different levels. Each item includes text and audio.

There is also a SKYPE section, where you can sign up to practise your English online with students from around the world. 

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Click on image to go to website:news in levels

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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SPEECHYARD

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Speechyard is a platform that allows English students, specially those at an intermediate and advanced level, learn English through films, series and books.

You have to sign up with your Facebook account or email address and then select your language, which will be used for translations.

Go to the content tab to choose either films or series or books. In the learning page you can learn the words and expressions that you have previously selected while watching a film or reading a book. And you can use the community page to practise your English with other learners.

There are thousands of full movies, series and books to choose from.

This video explains how Speechyard works.

DICTATIONS….links to dictation sites to help with your listening comprehension and spelling


LISTENING111Dictation has been used in language learning for many years, and methodologists have often made pedagogical claims for its value.

“Decoding the sounds of [English] and recoding them in writing is a major learning task” (Davis and Rinvolucri 1988).

Dictation can be “an effective way to address grammatical errors in writing that may be the result of erroneous aural perception of English….

Dictation can help students to diagnose and correct these kinds of errors as well as others.” (Frodesen 1991)

“…as students develop their aural comprehension of meaning and also of the relationship among segments of language, they are learning grammar.” (Montalvan 1990)

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OM DICTATION           DICTATIONS BY LEVELS         200 DICTATIONS

LISTEN AND WRITE (Here you can choose full mode, quick mode or fill the blanks mode. Find dictations by level. You must create an account to use – but it’s free!)

ENGLISH CLUB HAS     SHORT    MEDIUM   OR    LONG   DICTATIONS

ELEMENTARY AND INTERMEDIATE DICTATIONS AND SPELLING TESTS

DICTATIONS ACCORDING TO GRAMMAR INPUT (ELEMENTARY TO INTERMEDIATE)

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TO IMPROVE YOUR LISTENING SKILLS

LISTENING ONLINE FOR THAT’S ENGLISH STUDENTS

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ONLINE LISTENING

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