Academic Listening Skills

 

TED TALKS: Comprehension Questions

Level: ***** [B2/C1]

A selection of TED Talk lectures ranging from 8 minutes - 20 minutes. The worksheets are open comprehension questions based on key points and supporting details. The sheets also include a section on critical thinking questions. Click here

TED TALKS: Listening Test Questions 10+ minutes 

Level: ***** [B2/C1]

 10 long (10-14 minute) TED TALK lectures. The worksheets are a variety of question types (true, false, not given / matching ideas / open questions / gap fills / information tables / summaries). The tests are designed to replicate university English programme tests / exams. Click here

TED TALKS: Listening Test Questions 4-6 minutes

Level: ***** [B2/C1]

10 short (4-6 minute) ) TED TALK lectures. The worksheets are a variety of question types (true, false, not given / matching ideas / open questions / gap fills / information tables / summaries). The tests are designed to replicate university English programme tests / exams. Click here

Harvard Business Review: Test Questions

Level: ***** [B2/C1]

A selection of 10+ worksheets for HBR 3-4 minute talks on business topics. The talks are well-structured based around three or four key points. The worksheets are a range of questions mainly information tables and summaries. Click here

University Lectures

Level: ***** [C1/C2]

Real academic lectures from Stanford / Oxford / Harvard / Yale / NASA / RSA / Edinburgh and Australia. The lectures include power point and range in times from 40 - 60 minutes. The worksheets are open comprehension questions based on the main ideas and important supporting details. Click here

 

 

Pronunciation Listening - Gap fill / dictation

Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1/C2]

The top 60 academic words taken from the Academic Word List [AWL]. There are 10 gap fill activity sheets and 10 full dictation sheets. Listen to the recording and fill in the missing words in each sentence or try to write the whole sentence. This will help improve academic vocabulary and structure. Click here

 

 

BBC 6 Minute English

Level: ***** [B1/B2]   /  Members

Based on a radio show where the presenters discuss a variety of topics. The topic are key news stories and current affairs. The worksheets are usually six comprehension questions based around the key points and include critical thinking. Click here

AEUK Listening Tests - coming soon!

Level: ***** [B2/C1/C2]

New - AEUK is creating its own listening tests. The tests are a recording around 10-14 minutes long. The worksheets are a variety of question types (true, false, not given / matching ideas / open questions / gap fills / information tables / summaries). The tests are designed to replicate university English programme tests and examsClick here

 

 

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