Listening is a difficult skill to master, especially when first learning English; the ESL cooking listening exercises on this page will help you practice listening. You can listen to and do the exercises on this page as many times as you need until you can manage them.
This page has four listening tasks for you to do. Each of the tasks has a recording of cooking vocabulary being spoken or used by a native English speaker. You can hear the words being used in a natural way so you can learn the correct pronunciation. Then after the recording in each exercise there are activities for you to do: either answering multiple choice questions or doing some writing. If you are unsure of how any if the cooking vocabulary should sound when being spoken you can go to the ESL cooking vocabulary page that has a recording of the words being pronounced by a native English speaker.
The four ESL cooking listening activities on this page are as follows:
In this ESL cooking listening task you need to listen to the following recording that has five groups of cooking words being spoken. You need to decide which option (A-D) in each question has the words in the same order as they are spoken in the groups from the recording. When you have finished you can use the get score button to see how well you did.
In the next ESL cooking listening task the recording has five definitions being spoken. In each of the questions you need to choose the option (A-D) that has the word that matches the spoken definition. Again you can use the get score button to see the correct answers when you have finished.
For this ESL cooking listening exercise you need to listen to the following recording of a passage being read and then answer the questions about it. You can listen to the passage a few times if you cannot answer any of the questions so you can find the correct answer. At the end you can again use the get score button.
There is a link at the end of this page that you can click so you can see the full text of the passage. You can then read it and see how well you understood it from just the listening.
In the final ESL cooking task you need to listen to the recording and write down the passage exactly as it is spoken in the passage. You can listen several time if you need to. The recording has the passage spoken twice with the first time being at a slow speaking speed and the second time with pauses after every few words and the punctuation also spoken.
Again there is a link at the end of the page that you can use to show the full text of the passage. You should use this to check your written answer with the original.