As well as reading and writing, listening is important: this ESL legal listening page will give you experience of doing this. Once you have completed the exercises on this page you will be better able to listen to spoken language in legal situations.
This page has 4 exercise for you to do. In each of them you will need to listen to a recording and then answer questions or do an exercise. The ESL legal vocabulary page has a recording of the pronunciation of the vocabulary items spoken by a native English speaker so you can learn the correct sound before starting the exercises on this page.
The 4 tasks on this page are:
The first ESL legal listening exercise has 5 questions with 5 groups of words in each question. You need to listen to the following recording and decide which option (A-D) in each question has the order the same as in the recording. Listen a few times if you need to. When you have finished you can click the get score button to see how you did.
For the second ESL legal listening exercise the recording has 5 definitions spoken, and in each question you need to decide which option (A-D) has the word that matches the definition. Again you can use the get score button to see the correct answers.
The recording in this ESL legal listening task has a passage being read quite slowly. You need to listen to it and understand it before answering the questions that follow. Listen to it a few times if you need to. Then click the get score button to see how many you got correct.
At the end of the page there is a link that you can click to show the text of the passage so you can check your understanding. Only look once you have finished everything.
The final ESL legal listening exercise is a dictation task where you have to write down the recorded passage exactly. The recording has the passage read at a quite a slow speed first, and then again with pauses after every few words and the punctuation spoken. If you need to, you can listen a few times.
Again there is a link at the end of the page for you to click to show the text of the passage so you can check your answer.