LISTENING/SPEAKING LINKS


Connect with English   Section 3 (Family Bonds) and Section 4 (Friendship and Love) are recommended.
Connect with English  Comprehension / Discussion Questions for Episodes 25-36
Connect with English  Comprehension / Discussion Questions for Episodes 37-48
NorthStar Audio Files Type the password F253EFE302 (if you need it) and hit enter. Select NorthStar 2 Listening and Speaking and then click the unit you want to study.
Student Resources for NorthStar Basic Listening/Speaking text. Choose an activity under Student Resources and then select the chapter you want to study. 
The Best Speech  A plea for environmental responsibility by a Canadian 12-year-old at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development.
BBC Learning English Click the audio file for each topic you open. Vocabulary notes will follow.
News for You Online  You can listen to a story, read it, and complete vocabulary and comprehension activities. The password for SJCC ESL students is 0E1757.
CNN Student News  Listening to a news report every day will improve your listening comprehension.
World Link 2   Activities and online resources for World Link 2 are at this site. If the Heinle Cengage Learning page comes up, just click continue and you should get to the page you need.
Breaking News English  See Recent Lessons or scroll down to lessons based on themes. An archive of over 1000 lessons is available.
ESL Podcasts  These podcasts are spoken slowly and clearly. Just scroll down to "The Latest Podcasts" and click the listen button. You can learn a lot of vocabulary by listening to these podcasts and the explanations that follow.
Sounds Good  Click Level 1 or Level 2 and work your way through the 12 Units. Directions are on each page. Click the sound icon to listen.
English Language Listening Lab Online (elllo) Choose a topic, click on the link and play the audio.
Online listening dialogues and listening games from elllo.
Video Nation Read the directions under listen out and answer the questions. Then click NEXT in the red column under Video Nation to select another video activity.
English for All  You can sign in or use the visitor link. There are 20 episodes with videos on topics related to the world of work. Parts of Quick Time videos may not play, but all of the audio files work well. To see the text for the video, click "View text of video." Work your way through the activities for each episode. The audio files will help with pronunciation.
Randall's Cyber Listening Cafe  Do the General Listening Quizzes that are marked easy and Short Listening Exercises (at bottom) marked medium. Pre-listening, Listening, and post-listening exercises give hours of listening practice.  
ESL All  More than ten pages of dialogues and listening activities can be found here.
Stories to listen to  The list of stories is from California Distance Learning Project. Click the name of a story you want to read. Click the LISTEN button to hear the story as you read. You can then work through the activities and hear the pronunciation of words.
The Lion King  Listen to the story of the Lion King and then retell it to a friend. Click AngloFile to start and then click the arrow. Follow directions to work your way through the story and questions.
The Wolf and the Crane  Click AngloFile to start and then click the arrow. You will be asked to predict the moral of the story (the lesson it teaches). A writing task follows. Read the directions carefully before playing the story.
Real English Video Lessons  Try the intermediate videos starting with Lesson 16. If too difficult, Click Beginning. 
Mansion Ingles  A great site for Spanish speakers. Select a dialogue under Intermediate Level. Click the earphone to start the audio. Continue with the interactive exercises that follow each listening file.
Practice Speaking English with Three Intelligent Robots  Write what you want to say and click "say." The robot will respond.  Better to listen to the links for practical speech tasks.

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