Listening

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Authentic Listening Resource Pack by Mark Hancock and Annie McDonald

This is a sample lesson from Authentic Listening Resource Pack based on a video in which Alan interviews Maria and Ning about university life in their home countries, Russia and China.

Life on Mars

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This is an authentic listening activity based on a video recording of a 3-minute lecture. Swiss scientist Bechara Saab talks about the possibility of a colony on Mars.

Priming for Listening

Speaker: 
Event date: 
Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 13:45
Venue: 
TESOL France Colloquium
Location: 
Paris
Extra info: 
Includes handouts
Talks - hancockmcdonald.com/talks

None of us throw our class into a listening unprepared, do we? It would be unfair - after all, in real life, we're normally listening with certain expectations. But often in ELT, our pre-listening activities are limited to a bit of discussion of the topic and maybe some pre-teaching of new vocabulary.

Pronunciation for Listeners

Materials - hancockmcdonald.com/materials

This is a sample lesson from our book Authentic Listening Resource Pack (Delta Publishing). You will find the photocopiable lesson on PDF below, as well as the audio material as a downloadable mp3 file.

The Intelligence of Ants

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This is an authentic listening activity from a radio programme on the subject of ants. It is a sample lesson from our new book Authentic Listening Resource Pack (Delta Publishing).

Authentic Listening Resource Pack

Authentic listening Resource Pack

Authentic Listening Resource Pack (Delta Publishing, Jan 2015) provides an invaluable bank of selected audio and video material offering authentic listening practice, essential in developing students’ listening skills in preparation for being exposed to “real” English.

Pronunciation for Listeners Webinar

Speaker: 
Event date: 
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 16:00
Venue: 
Delta Webinar
Extra info: 
Plus downloads
Pronunciation for listeners webinar

Think you heard it all? Think again! Expert listeners don't hear it all. They hear what's needed and disregard the 'noise'. But L2 listeners have to learn what counts as 'noise' in the target language. It’s not the ‘difficult’ words that present the biggest problem; it’s the ‘easy’ ones that are pronounced in unexpected ways.

Priming for Listening

Speaker: 
Event date: 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 10:30
Venue: 
IATEFL Harrogate
Location: 
Harrogate UK
Extra info: 
Includes handouts
Background knowledge?

None of us throw our class into a listening unprepared, do we? It would be unfair - after all, in real life, we're normally listening with certain expectations. But often in ELT, our pre-listening activities are limited to a bit of discussion of the topic and maybe some pre-teaching of new vocabulary.

Priming for Listening

Speaker: 
Event date: 
Friday, March 7, 2014 - 10:45
Venue: 
TESOL-Spain National Convention
Location: 
Universidad de Complutense de Madrid
Extra info: 
Handouts and downloads
Talks - hancockmcdonald.com/talks

None of us throw our class into a listening unprepared, do we? It would be unfair - after all, in real life, we're normally listening with certain expectations. But often in ELT, our pre-listening activities are limited to a bit of discussion of the topic and maybe some pre-teaching of new vocabulary.

White Christmas

ELT thoughts, news and updates - hancockmcdonald.com/blog

Have fun in class and raise awareness of how pronunciation affects listening at word level and across words. Find the teacher's notes and worksheet pdf below, plus a video/karaoke of the song, and an audio-only mp3.

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