Practise your English listening skills and learn about world history, current events and different cultures at the same time. Hundreds of free teaching resources and self-study lessons for practising English listening skills. Browse a wide range of free English activities and comprehension tests sorted by level for IELTS, adult ESOL, ESL and EFL students and young learners. Explore our site for more free quizzes, games and activities including listening, reading, & writing, songs to learn English, videos, grammar and vocabulary, plus printable worksheets and free lesson materials for English language teachers.
A lesson about Friday the 13th superstitions for English language learners, with example sentences, reading, listening and writing activities, and a follow-up quiz on the song Superstition, by Stevie Wonder. Browse our site for many more free online English word games, vocabulary quizzes, lesson activities and worksheets for learners at all levels of English, and free lesson resources for ELT and literacy tutors.
Listening Comprehension exercise for ESL students and young learners about the history of Halloween. Watch a short video about the history of Halloween and then complete a multiple choice quiz. A free printable worksheet to accompany this quiz is also available.
An integrated skills lesson about Colonel Meow, a famous cat who became an internet sensation. Watch a short video to find out how Colonel Meow became famous and why, learn and revise some useful vocabulary and grammar, and complete a gap fill quiz. Part of a free series of online lessons about social media and popular culture. (Image credit: Ectelion7, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0)
An advanced English language listening exercise, for upper intermediate learners and IELTS students. Watch a news report about breaking down the barriers for women working in the technology industry, and answer a series of challenging listening comprehension questions. Suitable for classroom use or self-study.
A listening and vocabulary lesson about the northern lights for adult English language learners and IELTS students. Activities include speaking and listening practice, and a vocabulary and grammar review.
Practise your English listening skills and learn about world history, current events and different cultures at the same time. Browse a wide range of free English activities and comprehension tests. Suitable for classroom use, or self-study.
An Intermediate English lesson about The Tower of London. Watch a video about this famous London 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 English skills. (image credit: pixabay)
An intermediate online English lesson about Madam Tussauds, London's famous Waxworks Museum. Watch a video about this popular London tourist attraction, learn some useful new vocabulary, and complete a multiple choice quiz to test how much you have understood.
Watch a short video about the history of James Bond, and then try a multiple choice quiz to test how much you have understood. Part of a series of free English lessons about British life and culture, with online activities and free printable worksheets.
An interactive listening and vocabulary lesson about air pollution in England's capital city. Watch a short video about air pollution in London, learn and practise some challenging vocabulary, and complete a gap fill quiz.
A listening and vocabulary lesson on the Song Get Lucky by Daft Punk, to practise general listening skills and correctly identifying homophones. Watch the song video and complete a multiple choice quiz. Part of a free series of online lessons designed to learn English through listening to popular songs.
Intermediate ESL video listening exercise about extreme winter weather conditions causing chaos and disruption across the UK. Watch the video, and then do a multiple choice quiz. Browse our site for many more free English language lessons, quizzes, games and worksheets for English language students and young learners.
An online Gap Fill for English language learners on the song Winter's Tale by David Essex. Watch the video and complete the gaps in the lyrics by typing in the missing nouns. Part of a comprehensive collection of mobile friendly song lessons, featuring songs sung in English by popular artists and bands.
Intermediate English listening exercise about Halloween in the United States, for adult English language students and young learners. Watch a short video clip about how people celebrate Halloween in the US, and then complete an online multiple choice quiz. Part of a series of English lessons for adult ESL students and kids about US life and culture. Learn about various different aspects of life in the USA and improve your English with our free online quizzes about US festivals, places, and history.
This free interactive lesson about environmentally friendly ways to explore England's capital city is designed to help advanced English learners improve their vocabulary, practise their listening skills, and prepare for the Life in The UK Citizenship Test. Watch a short video about green tourism in London, learn and review some useful English words and expressions, and complete an IELTS style multiple choice listening quiz. Practise your English with our free series of online lessons about British life, history, places and people.
A free online lesson about St Paul's Cathedral, one of London's most famous landmarks. Learn about the history of St Paul's Cathedral, practise your listening skills, and revise some useful vocabulary for talking about numbers. Part of a free series of interactive lessons about British culture, history, people, and places. (Pre-Intermediate +)
This free online quiz about London's underground rail network will help you improve your English. Watch a short video to listen for some specific information about The London Underground, try a multiple choice quiz to test how much you have understood, and review some useful new vocabulary.
A listening and vocabulary lesson about how to eat a better diet, for Upper intermediate English learners and IELTS students. Watch a short video with tips on how to follow a healthy balanced diet, and complete a multiple choice quiz to test your understanding. Part of a free series of online lessons for English language learners, with interactive quizzes.
A listening and vocabulary lesson about happiness and how to cultivate it, for IELTS students and Advanced English learners. Watch a short video with tips on how to cultivate happiness and stay happy, and then complete a multiple choice quiz to test your understanding. Part of a free series of lessons about lifehacking for English language learners, with interactive quizzes.
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