Learning through movies is one of the best ways to learn a new language. The clips below will improve your listening comprehension skills, helping you to learn and practice English as spoken by normal people every day! These particular clips are from recent movies. Good luck!
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Do you enjoy watching films in English? Watch a short scene from a recent film and then quiz yourself to see how much you understood. Clips from The Great Gatsby, Moonrise Kingdom, The Avengers, and more!
Really cool and easy to use site which helps you to improve your pronunciation, your listening and your vocabulary whilst watching video clips. You can watch almost anything from serious videos on things such as 'How to make a telephone call' to more fun things like interviews with Lady Gaga and even the 'Rapping Flight Attendent'! Speech recognition records your voice and provides instant feedback on pronunciation. TRY IT!
Visit the academic office to borrow headphones with a microphone to record and listen back to your speaking. The website will give you instant feedback on your pronunciation accuracy. How cool is that?!
This ESL video site created by Mike Marzio is for ESL and EFL students who want to improve their listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing skills via original efl esl video, interactive lessons, and self-grading exercises and quizzes.
See english how to videos on Wonder How To, like Use the passive voice in the English language, Ask "yes, no" questions in English, using "is", "are", and Ask and answer questions in the English language.
Thousands of free audio books that you can download in mp3, iPod and iTunes format for your portable audio player.
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Listen online or download mp3s of hundreds of classic books, all for free! Choose from adventure, mystery, history, science-fiction, romance, and many other genres. This site is helpful for students of all levels who need listening practice and want to improve their knowledge of classic literature. Highly recommended.
extr@ is a sitcom for English learners. It follows the story of Bridget and Annie, Hector and Nick, four good-looking 19-22 year olds who live in London. Check the website for extra resources and watch the episodes here: http://goo.gl/KjVLp
Looks like a website for children but IT'S NOT. This is a great resource for students who want to work on pronunciation using the phonetic alphabet; mini-games, flashcards, quizzes and even an entry / exit test. There's a mobile app too.
Listen to a number of free lectures from The British Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences.
THE BRITISH ACADEMY,
established by Royal Charter in 1902, champions and supports the humanities and social sciences. It is an independent, self-governing fellowship of scholars elected for their distinction and achievement.
Like to know the rules? Some learners benefit from understanding the system that underlies the language they are learning. This resource combines audio, video and flash animation to demonstrate the pronunciation of particular sounds of English.
Select one of the different types of Consonant (stops [p-t-k, b-d-g], fricatives [f-v, th-th, s-z, sh-ge], affricates [ch-dg], nasals [m-n-ng], liquids [l, r], or glides [w, y]) or Vowel (monophthongs [a, i, u etc], or - more likely for English - diphthongs [ai, ei, ou, au]).
You can learn the symbols if you like, but it's perhaps more useful to try to spot patterns and perhaps notice words or sounds you tend to mispronounce. Like many learning activities, best used little and often, rather than in a long session which is likely to prove confusing.
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