Tag Archives: Listening

IELTS Listening: The importance of making good notes

  The best listeners are engaged with whatever they are listening to. This could be a lecture at school or a conversation with a friend. Have you ever spoken to a friend and then thought, ‘Oh, what did he just … Continue reading

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IELTS Listening: Three things that can go wrong

  Most people find the Listening test more stressful than the Reading test. That’s because when you are reading, you have the texts in front of you and you can refer to them more than once. When you are listening, … Continue reading

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IELTS Listening: How important is spelling?

  The British Council’s LearnEnglish site answers this question clearly and succinctly: ‘Everything must be spelled correctly.’ So, what are the pitfalls? In this blog post we’re going to look at just one scenario. The problem In the IELTS Listening … Continue reading

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IELTS Listening: Making the impossible possible

The problem ‘We have to listen and read and write all at the same time — that’s impossible!’ This is a common comment from students preparing for the IELTS Listening test. It is not easy to do all of these things … Continue reading

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Teaching with How-to Videos: Adapting Authentic Tutorials into Listening Lessons

Practical, “how-to” tutorials are everywhere on the Internet. YouTube, as well as websites such as wikihow.com, instructables.com, and soyouwanna.com, have an incredible assortment of guides on how to do almost anything, from cutting up on … BusyTeacher: Free Printable Worksheets … Continue reading

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Beyond Top-Down and Bottom-Up: Nine Different Ways to Explore Listening

Consult several books about teaching listening and you will come across some of the same types of listening: top-down, bottom-up, listening for gist, listening for main idea, and listening for inferences. While these are crucial concepts, others are e … … Continue reading

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Listen Up!: Seven Mistakes to Avoid When Teaching Listening

Teaching listening is a challenging process. It’s vital to understand the key principles behind teaching this crucial skill. In this short article, I will describe several things you should avoid when teaching listening , and, along the way, I w … Continue reading

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How To Make A Listening Lesson From Nothing: 7 Steps You Need To Know Before You Press ‘Play’

Are you ready to press play? Don’t say yes until you’ve read and readied these seven steps for the perfect listening lesson. No matter what recording you have for your students, a prerecorded dialogue from the text book, a podcast, … Continue reading

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45 Listening Samlpe Preparation and Practice Training IELTS Tests Paperback +CD

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