Listening comprehension can be tricky, I know. Whenever you get the chance – try to listen to as much English as possible! If it is not a habit already – turn off the subtitles whenever watching an English-speaking movie.
Below you will find some links to improve your listening skills. You will also find links to different dialects and accents.
CNN Student News is a ten-minute, commercial-free, daily news program designed for middle and high school classes. It is produced by the journalists at CNN. This award-winning show and its companion website are available free of charge throughout the school year.
News in Levels – world news for students of English in three different levels (1, 2 and 3).
Agenda Web – hundreds of free exercises to learn English online: grammar exercises, verbs exercises,songs, vocabulary activities, listening, reading, videos. Phonetics, movies, grammar worksheets, flashcards, dictionary, learning…
CNN Student News is a ten-minute, commercial-free, daily news program designed for middle and high school classes. It is produced by the journalists and educators at CNN. This award-winning show and its companion website are available free of charge throughout the school year.
Learn English, feel good – an ESL (English as a Second Language) site that offers some movie clips as listening exercises.
Visit Lyrics Training and listen to songs and fill in the missing words in the gaps.
Listening comprehension from Teaching English from BBC.
A lot of listening and watching activities from BBC.
Randall’s ESL Cyber Listening Lab.
English Club – listen to a monthly news digest online.
Radio Sweden in English – your source of news from Sweden.
Dialects and Accents
The speech accent archive – native and non-native speakers of English all read the same English paragraph and are carefully recorded.
Elllo – listen to dialogues from all over the world and do exercises connected to them.
Listen to the weekly news in rather uncomplicated English on Newsreel from UR.se. There are also exercises and a full transcript to every program.