There are several ESL school listening activities on this page that will help you get better at listing to spoken English. It is often difficult for students to start to speak as they do not have a chance to practice listening to spoken English. This page will help you with this.
There are several recordings of a native English speaker talking on this page, and with each recording there are some questions or a task for you to do. This will give you a reason to listen as well as you can, so you can do well in the tasks. All the recordings are of a native English speaker, so when you listen to them you will be hearing the correct way to say and pronounce the words. If you are not sure of how the school vocabulary words should be spoken you can go to the ESL school vocabulary page that has a recording of the words being spoken by a native English speaker and listen to the correct pronunciation.
The four ESL school listening tasks on this page are as follows:
For this ESL school listening exercise you need to listen to the following recording and then decide which option (A-D) for each question has the words listed in the same order as they are spoken in the recording. When you have finished you can use the get score button to see the correct answers.
For this ESL school listening exercise you again need to listen to the following recording, but this time you should chose the option (A-D) that has the word that matches the spoken definition from the recording. Again there is a get score button so you can see how many you got correct.
In the next ESL school listening activity you need to listen to the following recording of a passage and then answer the questions that follow it. You can listen several times if you need to. Then there is the get score button that you can use again to see the correct answers.
At the end of this page there is a link that you can click that will show the full text of the passage so you can check your understanding.
For the last ESL school listening task you need to listen to the following recording and then write down what is said exactly as in the recording. To do this you might need to listen a few times. The recording has the passage being spoken twice. The first time is at a slow speaking speed while the second time has pauses after every few words and the punctuation is also spoken.
At the end of the page there is also a link to show the full text of this passage. You can look at the text when you have finished the dictation so you can see how well you did and how closely your answer matches the original.