International Language School of Vancouver-Canada

Listening, Speaking and Pronunciation


Sounds of English: Pronouncing English Sounds
The purpose of this section is to help learners of English with the pronunciation of specific sounds. On these pages you will find: pictures of how your mouth looks when you say sounds, a description of how to make the sound, and audio recordings of some words with that sound.
- http://www.soundsofenglish.org/pronunciation/sounds.htm


VOA Special English (Listen and Read Along). You can read different news articles and stories while you listen.
- http://www.manythings.org/voa/rss/


CBC Podcasting has a variety of Canadian podcasts for student to practice natural listening by native speakers. There are a variety of shows from sports to news to entertainment.
- http://www.cbc.ca/podcasting/


CNN Student News is an audio news site designed for English learners to help them understand the news. There are daily discussions, transcripts, and news quizzes to help with comprehension.
- http://www.cnn.com/studentnews/


ESL Cyber Listening has listening quizzes with lots of topics at easy, medium, and difficult levels.
- http://esl-lab.com/index.htm


BBC World Service Learning English is an interactive site with listening activities and comprehension quizzes to help students learn and have fun.
- http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/index.shtml


English Movie Trailer - Listening Comprehension is a fun site that helps students improve their listening skills by listening to popular movie trailers.


World Englishconnects students to news programs from around the world to help them practice listening to a variety of English accents and learn more about current event.