English listening practice ~ 1 minute English! “Bucket List”

  bucket list (noun) a list of things that you want to do before you die  ~This expression comes from the term “kick the bucket” which is slang that means to die. *This expression is very informal, it can be rude or insensitive (not sensitive/not caring) “I really want to go bungee jumping one day. It’s on my bucket list.” 100 year old …

Learn English listening to a story! ~The Grand Canyon

New words from the story: https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/carve?q=carve https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/deep_1?q=deep https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/afford?q=afford Listen to the story at the video below Read the text below Mr. and Mrs. Soto and their son Hector are at the Grand Canyon in Arizona. They are standing behind the railing and looking at the colorful walls of the canyon. The Grand Canyon was carved by the Colorado River many years ago. It is 277 miles …

Bear Story – English story with listening practice

Silly Bear Story The Kirkland family went camping in Yosemite National Park in northern California. They found a beautiful spot near a stream, and they set up their tent and started a fire.Mr. Kirkland left to search for more firewood. When he returned, he saw his wife and son up in a tree. A mother bear was roasting hot dogs …

“Going to the Dentist” story (English listening!)

Going to the Dentist New words from the story: https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/toothache?q=toothache https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/check-up?q=check-up https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/cavity?q=cavity https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/clench?q=clench ➤Listen to the story HERE↓ 👀 Read the text below↓ James is at the dentist’s office today because he has a toothache on the right side of his mouth. He bought some medicine at the drug store, but the pain didn’t stop. His last dental check-up was …

News conversation topics with AUDIO (Listening practice) Syrian refugees

Canadians prepare to welcome thousands of Syrian refugees (News story 2015) 1 – Read the story and study the new words. 2 – Listen to the story audio once or twice while reading the notes. 3 – Listen to the story audio again a few more times without the notes, just focusing on listening. Canada Welcomes Syrian Refugees Canadians are …

English listening practice (Unhealthy Breakfast)

Unhealthy Breakfast New vocabulary from the story: https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/bachelor?q=bachelor https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/routine_1?q=routine+ https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/cholesterol?q=cholesterol+ ➤Listen to the story HERE↓ 👀 Read the text below↓ Jack is a bachelor. He works in downtown Chicago as a shoe salesman. Every morning on his way to work, Jack stops at a donut shop and buys a chocolate donut and a cup of coffee. Jack likes this morning …

An apple a day… Listening practice!

Audio listening practice!  Listen to the MP3 from the story and fill in the blanks. Click the image the audio! An apple a day keeps the doctor away New research says eating an apple every day can _____ your body from a heart attack. The research is from Oxford _______ in England. The researchers said if people in England over …

"Humble rice cooker tries to conquer the world" – English Listening practice

↑ Click here to listen to or download the MP3. Listening practice – Listen to the audio and fill in the blanks. Ever hear of Tatung? The Taiwanese company used to ____ steel but in 1960 started selling rice cookers that to this day accounts for 95% of all rice cooker sales on the _____.      And now it wants …

Improve English listening – News story "Walking and Texting"

Listening Practice! Listen to the audio and fill in the missing words: Listen to the audio and fill in the missing words from the news story.  You can easily pause the audio and take time to write your answers. When you are done look at Monday’s blog post to see the complete story and check your answers. Good Luck!!! We’re …