Weekly listening - extra materials


WEEK 8 - How children teach themselves
week 8 video watch the video again, if you like
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Online listening exercises

Brit Council professional podcasts Transcripts include activities with answers for self-study.

Brit council magazine Large collection of recorded articles. Each listening includes pre-listening vocabulary and comprehension activities.

Australia Network This website is the Asia Pacific service of the ABC (government funded radio and TV). It has learning activities based on Australian news stories. There are video and audio podcasts available and some have related activities.

Note-taking advice

Listening and note-taking

Effective listening and notetaking

Listening podcasts

´╗┐If you have a long trip to school on the train you could save podcasts to your iphone or MP3 player.

Academic Listening BBC 12 part series of podcasts with transcripts on academic life.


ABC radio - pm ABC radio - am These two news and current affairs radio shows (in the morning and evening) included podcasts with transcripts so you can listen and read along to recent news stories.

ABC radio - The world today Stories in the news from Australia and around the world. Transcript included.

ABC radio - correspondents The ABC's overseas reporters give their interpretation and analysis of the week's major events. Transcript included.

ABC radio - podcasting home Homepage of ABC radio podcasts. Choose a topic you are interested in, such as sport, science or music.



General listening practice


ABC radio Triple J This is the ABC's youth network for people aged in their teens and twenties. It is known for playing alternative music - you will never hear Lady Gaga or Beyonce (yeah!) Melissa likes to pretend she is still young by listening to this station. If any students bother to check this out, tell me and we can have a music chat.