isten in English



Listen in English is a free website. You can practice listening to English on many different topics.

Listening to ESL English tends to be easy, so learners can get a lot of confidence. However, when they try to speak to a native English speaker or watch an English TV show, they often discover their listening skill is not good enough to communicate.

The goal of this website is to take students from ESL English to natural English by providing short but natural listening activities with enough support to allow students to understand what they hear.

When you do an activity, you should:

  • Check the vocabulary first so that you know what to expect.
  • Listen one time all the way through and try to understand the general meaning.
  • Listen again until you can answer all of the questions.
  • Listen at least one more time while reading the script.

All of the activities have been designed to allow listeners to attempt them almost anywhere using their computer, tablet or phone. Each activity has been designed to take a relatively short amount of time (less than 10 minutes).

There are activities on many different topics:

  • Basic (listening and video) - from ESL listening activities - for low level learners
  • Pop Culture (listening and video) - from TV, movies & podcasts - for conversational language
  • News (listening and video) - from news videos and podcasts - for professional language
  • Academic (listening and video) - from TED and science websites - for academic language
  • Grammar Focus (listening) - to practice listening accuracy with complex language
  • Listen & Draw (listening) - to practice listening accuracy with descriptive language

This site is 100% free. However, if you like the site and find the content useful, please consider making a donation.