Section 2: Developing Effective Listening Strategies:

Helpful Internet Links for Listening Strategies

 

Listening Sites-Talks & Speeches

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/audiofiles.html
For University of California-Berkeley lectures- audio

http://www.princeton.edu/WebMedia/lectures/
For Princeton University lectures-audio and video

http://www.history.com/media.do
For some famous historical speeches

http://www.ilc.cuhk.edu.hk/english/poetry/
For talks on poetry

http://www.EnglishListening.com/flmenu.phtml?level=3
Very short listening clips

http://www.fhradio.org/archives.html
For health related talks-but currently audio files are being updated

http://realguide.real.com/
You can search RealAudio and RealVideo sites on the web

http://www.lclark.edu/%7Ekrauss/toppicks/listening.html
Includes listening activities from beginner to advanced levels.

http://www.efl.net/
This site includes a collection of famous poems, songs, stories, exercises & games for listening and reading practice. However, you'll need to download and install an application (ComAudio Pro) and then download the files you want to listen to before you can extract them for use. But there's also a ComAudio Online link that'll give you access to materials for vocabulary learning instead.

 

Listening Sites-Radio/News

http://www.cnnradio.com
For audio daily news stories. (note: cnn.com also has video, but you have to pay a monthly fee)

http://abcnews.go.com/sections/us/video_index/video_index.html
ABC news- audio & video

http://www.npr.org/programs/
NPR-has news, interviews and archives of old pieces

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/
PBS-has video archive

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/
National Geographic magazine has a video archive on a variety of topics

http://www.will.uiuc.edu/main/listen.htm
For some interesting radio program archives (like NPR)

http://www.voa.gov/
Voice of America-go to Webcasts and choose English

http://www.wrn.org/ondemand/
For radio broadcasts from around the world (including Australia); updated dai
ly

http://www.radiotower.com
For radio broadcasting available on the Internet; search talk and news

http://www.wabcradio.com/
NewsTalk Radio - listen to live broadcasts.

 

Advice on Preparing and Giving Presentations

http://www.the-eggman.com/writings/keystep1.html

http://www.englishclub.com/speaking/presentations.htm

http://www.kumc.edu/SAH/OTEd/jradel/effective.html

http://www.comm.toronto.edu/~frank/guide/guide0.html

 

Advice on Note-Taking

http://www.yorku.ca/cdc/lsp/notesonline/note1.htm

 

General Advice on Listening/Speaking

http://lc.ust.hk/~sac/advice/english/adlistencont.htm
Advice on how to improve your listening to a variety of sources.

Links to Links

http://esl.about.com/cs/listeningresource/
Links to listening sites

http://esl.about.com/cs/listening/
Links to links-choose the advanced only

http://www.ilc.cuhk.edu.hk/english/links/listening.htm
More links to links

http://iteslj.org/links/ESL/Listening/
Links to links-although many of these are low level.

http://www.ohiou.edu/esl/english/listening.html
Links to many other sites for listening practice.

 

Miscellaneous

http://www.hollywood.com/celebs/
has some lists of interviews with Hollywood celebrities (film)

http://www.esl-lab.com/
For extra listening practice. Choose "Listening quizzes for academic purposes? or ?long conversations with RealVideo." Choose only difficult to very difficult

http://www.eviews.net/
You have to subscribe and pay a fee. This lists interviews according to various accents of English! The topics are also rather academic (serious topics).

http://www.audible.com/
Through audible.com, you can choose from over 4,500 audiobooks and 14,000 other audio programs, download your selections, and listen to them whenever you want-but they charge a fee for this.
You can, however, listen for free to to short "samples" from their audiobooks.

 

 

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