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Listening Skills

All videos and resources on this webpage are produced and edited by Professor She-hua Chou. You are welcome to email suechou@ntu.edu.tw with your suggestions or questions about learning English

TubeQuizard.com
TubeQuizard is an excellent tool for improving listening comprehension. It can: (1) boost your listening skills, (2) help you learn grammar and vocabulary

Active Listening Skills (1) (7’20”)

What makes listening difficult and what are the tools with which you can improve your skills on your own.

Active Listening Skills(2): Listening Strategies(5’28”)
Developing your English listening strategies helps you cope with different types of tasks!

Active Listening Skills (3):
BBC Radio 4: In Our Time (4’10”)
With its specialized discussion of various subjects, “In Our Time” provides a good source of academic language for university and postgraduate students.

Improve English Listening (4):
Fill in the Blank
(14’15”)
These types of  exercises are a comprehensive tool for listening, vocabulary, and grammar. They also offer shadow reading practice.
More resources: NTU library E-leaning website English Listening course
http://mediahive.lib.ntu.edu.tw/website/chou/chou.htm

Effective English Listening Practice:
IELTS Listening Test
(10’01”)
Doing IELTS Listening Tests is a good way to improving English listening ability. This   video shows the different test formats and types of texts.

IELTS Listening: section 2 (6’14”)
This  listening practice  is extracted from the British Council’s course “Understanding IELTS: Listening” on the Futurelearn website: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/understanding-ielts-listening

IELTS Listening: section 2 practice (5’13”)
This listening practice is extracted from the British Council’s course “Understanding IELTS: Listening” on the Futurelearn website: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/understanding-ielts-listening

IELTS Listening: section 3 matching and multiple choice practice (5’53”)
This section is extracted from the British Council’s course “Understanding IELTS: Listening” on the Futurelearn website: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/understanding-ielts-listening

IELTS Listening: section 4 notes completion task (6’40”)
This section is extracted from the British Council’s course “Understanding IELTS: Listening” on the Futurelearn website: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/understanding-ielts-listening