Thursday, January 22, 2009

Top Listening Activities

From time to time, people ask me about my favorite listening activities on my site, Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab ( It is sometimes hard to pick which ones because my family and I have created so many over the past 10 years. However, here are some of them, based on topic and personal interest.

1. A Story to Remember:
A story of a man who was approached by an alien creature. Or was it?

2. Car Repairs:
A man has real problems trying to get his car fixed in a small town.

3. Budget Hotel Rooms:
A man encounters a few surprises at his hotel. Has something like this happened to you?

4. A Great Car Deal:
A woman tries to buy a car from an interesting salesman.

5. Just a Hair Cut, Please:

Disaster strikes a man who gets the hair cut of his life. What do you think happens?

6. Car Accident:
A teenager has a car accident, but who's fault was it? Listen and find out.

7. First Date:
A girl is going out on her first date with a guy name Dirk? How do things turn out?

8. Grocery Shopping:
A woman sends her husband to the store to pick up some things, but what does he get instead

9. Street Market:
A man tries to bargain with a seller in a street market. What problems does he encounter?

10. Traffic Ticket:
A man is stopped by the police? Why and how does the driver talk himself out of his situation?

Please let me know what types of materials and topics you would like to see in the future.


1 comment:

  1. Hi Randall! Why don't you create a conversational English room on and once a week you could teach us some English language skills using some of the lessons/postings you have on your website? It could be a closed room (not a public one)so that only your blog readers would be allowed to join in. What do you think?


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