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Life in The UK : The Tower of London - Intermediate English Listening

Life in The UK : The Tower of London - Intermediate English Listening | British life and culture | Scoop.it
A listening, vocabulary and grammar lesson about The Tower of London, for English language learners. Watch a video about this famous London icon and tourist destination, complete a multiple choice quiz, and revise the past simple tense. Part of a free series of online lessons about London history, people and places, designed to help students prepare for the Life in the UK Citizenship test and improve their level of English.
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8 Famous British painters listening quiz.

8 Famous British painters listening quiz. | British life and culture | Scoop.it

An easy listening game about British painters, using learning apps, Quia and Rhinospike.


Via Renee Maufroid, Esther, Shona Whyte
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Shona Whyte's curator insight, April 8, 2013 10:06 AM

Listen to audio descriptions of paintings and painters, then choose from a list of answers.

Shona Whyte's curator insight, April 8, 2013 10:08 AM

Nice use of online tools to create listening exercises.  Learners could do this too for speaking practice with the goal of creating quizzes for other learners.

sarspri's curator insight, April 12, 2013 10:49 AM

Be sure to click to open the audio portion of the activity.

 

If you like this type of resource, you might want to follow Shona Whyte's topic,"Learning technologies for EFL"

http://www.scoop.it/t/learning-technologies-for-efl

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Learning English - 6 Minute English - Reaching for the sky

Do you 'love' tall buildings? In 6 Minute English we step inside the European Union's tallest skyscraper: The Shard. 6 Minute English: 14 February 2013
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Country - England - Funky English

Country - England - Funky English | British life and culture | Scoop.it
Home > Listening > England
England

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English Words and Phrases: New Year Resolutions

English Words and Phrases: New Year Resolutions | British life and culture | Scoop.it
English lesson activities for ESL students and young learners about New Year Resolutions, with a simple definition, related vocabulary, a dictionary skills exercise, and a follow on multiple choice listening quiz.
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Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock | British life and culture | Scoop.it

English listening comprehension exercise about the famous British film director Alfred Hitchcock and the restoration of some of his silent films, to practise your English listening skills.


Via Sue Lyon-Jones, O Segrel Do Penedo
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The King under the Car Park

The King under the Car Park | British life and culture | Scoop.it
Some bones are found under a car park in Leicester. Are they those of King Richard III?
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The Notting Hill Carnival - Listening

The Notting Hill Carnival - Listening | British life and culture | Scoop.it

Video listening activity for English language learners. Watch a short video about the Notting Hill Carnival, and complete a multiple choice quiz. (Level: Intermediate)


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What it means to be British

What it means to be British | British life and culture | Scoop.it

EFLSMARTblog - Katie Melua discusses migration. Listening lesson written by David Mainwood for intermediate and advanced English learners. Katie Melua talks about coming to live in the UK, migration, integration and being British. Includes questions, and a writing activity.


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Peter Symonds Citizenship's curator insight, June 16, 2014 4:55 AM

Watch video as Katie Melua discusses her expericences as an immigrant to the Uk

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UK Culture | LearnEnglish | British Council

UK Culture | LearnEnglish | British Council | British life and culture | Scoop.it

Great source of podcasts of differing types.


Via Sharon Hartle, Sue Lyon-Jones
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Katharine Stapleford's curator insight, March 15, 2013 11:04 AM

Great podcasts for listening practice and citizenship

Sandra V. Barbosa's curator insight, March 17, 2013 2:58 PM

Saiba tudo sobre a cultura contemporânea no Reino Unido, ouvindo a esta série de podcasts. Este material é recomendado para alunos intermediários e avançados.

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BBC World Service | Learning English | Welcome to London

BBC World Service | Learning English | Welcome to London | British life and culture | Scoop.it
Intermediate English Language Course. Practise your English with listening, reading and speaking exercises. Follow our two characters through London. In this unit John and Fiona are travelling from Heathrow into the centre of London.

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Breaking News English ESL Lesson Plan on Class System

Breaking News English ESL Lesson Plan on Class System | British life and culture | Scoop.it
English News Lessons: Free 26-Page lesson plan / 2-page mini-lesson - Class System - Handouts, online activity, mp3... current events.
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Free TEFL lesson plan: Valentine’s Day

Free TEFL lesson plan: Valentine’s Day | British life and culture | Scoop.it
Free TEFL lesson plan (including Student Worksheets & mp3) about Valentine's Day. Detailed instructions to help TEFL teachers have a successful and entertaining class practising listening skills. Lots of communicative activities.

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Country - Scotland - Funky English

Country - Scotland - Funky English | British life and culture | Scoop.it
Home > Listening > Scotland
Scotland

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Free Audio: Download the Complete Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

Free Audio: Download the Complete Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis | British life and culture | Scoop.it
Before the days of Harry Potter, generations of young readers let their imaginations take flight with The Chronicles of Narnia, a series of seven fantasy novels written by C. S. Lewis. Like his friend J.R.R.

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Happy New Year!- Read, listen and learn a little English!

Happy New Year!- Read, listen and learn a little English! | British life and culture | Scoop.it
Around the world, people celebrate the new year in some strange ways.  In Scotland, the first person to visit your home after the midnight bells is called the first foot.  If it’s a tall, dark man,...
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The History of English in 10 Minutes

The History of English in 10 Minutes | British life and culture | Scoop.it

"Voiced by Clive Anderson, this entertaining romp through 'The History of English' squeezes 1600 years of history into 10 one-minute bites, uncovering the sources of English words and phrases from Shakespeare and the King James Bible to America and the Internet. Bursting with fascinating facts, the series looks at how English grew from a small tongue into a major global language before reflecting on the future of English in the 21st century.  From the Open University.


Via Diana Turner, Renee Maufroid, Juergen Wagner
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Heather Lam's curator insight, November 25, 2013 11:24 PM

how English language has evolved

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"Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens

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Loudlit.org has a collection of audio books, many retrieved from Project Gutenberg with audio via Librivox.org.

 

Here you can read along to the audio of Dicken's Great Expectations.

 

Unless you're a big fan of classic fiction, this is going to seem like hard work for language learning, but it's a good resource for general language input for upper intermediate and advanced learners (listen regularly for a short period).  You can also work on a short section using the shadow reading technique, where you keep the volume quite low and try to read aloud with the reader; this helps fluency and intonation.  Otherwise you can just listen and note words which are not pronounced as you expected, and look for patterns there.

 

Loudlit also has children's literature and poetry sections.


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Jay Kay's curator insight, February 25, 2013 3:14 AM

Wonderful for that long flight, or that commute in traffic

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London - 10 Things You Need to Know!

London - 10 Things You Need to Know! | British life and culture | Scoop.it
This is a listening exercise to use with the YouTube video 'London - Ten things you need to know!'. The video shows a guide who tells us about London's famous attractions and other facts.
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Glasgow Tourist Attractions

Glasgow Tourist Attractions | British life and culture | Scoop.it

A multiple choice listening exercise about the city of Glasgow, for intermediate English language learners.Part of a free series of lessons for English students and young learners about life in the UK.


Via Sue Lyon-Jones
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