English Listening Skills
Welcome to EnglishClub Listening for ESL learners, to help you learn and practise the skill of listening to English.
- What is Listening?
Listening is the first of the four language skills, which are: 1. Listening 2. Speaking 3. Reading 4. Writing
- Listening Quizzes
Listening Skills Guide
Strategies and tips for better English listening
Listen to News
Listen to a weekly news story in English. With this resource you can practise your listening, reading, writing and even speaking.
7 Ways to Hear English Everywhere
How can you hear English when you're not in an English-speaking country? Fortunately, there are many ways to hear and listen to English in almost all countries of the world.
Listen and hear
What's the difference?
Listen to English by Radio/TV
Listen to news in English with programmes from stations like the BBC, RT or Voice of America.
Sat in an oak.
The more he saw,
The less he spoke.
The less he spoke,
The more he heard.
Why can't we be like
That wise old bird?
Do you want to improve your English listening skills? What about your spelling, writing, and typing skills? Dictations can help in many ways. They even help you learn new vocabulary in context.
Listen to Poetry in English
Some classic pieces of poetry and other texts for you to listen to and read.
More listening practice by watching videos
This Week in History
Listen to a new story every Monday. Includes transcript, wordchecker and quiz.
Songs for Learning English
Easy English songs with subtitles
Listen online or download these English readings, many of which have transcripts, vocabulary notes and comprehension questions.
Listen to short stories by an ancient Greek writer.
Listen to excerpts from treasured children's stories.
Chinese Zodiac Animals
Which animal are you? Listen and learn.
Listen to famous excerpts by classic English authors.
Listen and learn English rhythm, rhyme and pronunciation.
Listening practice based on fun facts in easy English
12 Signs of the Zodiac
Listen and learn personality adjectives.
Songs for English Learners
Listen to these fun original English songs.
Listen to News
Audio news reports in intermediate English, with exercises
Learning English Video Project
Lots of listening practice. Watch short videos (with subtitles). Transcripts available too
Discussion Point: US Election 2016
Practise your listening by watching award-winning journalist John Pilger discuss Donald Trump’s election win. Check your understanding with the quiz and add your own comments.
Recommended Listening Links
God gave us two ears and one mouth so that we can hear twice as much as we say.