Category Archives: Listening

Saudi Arabia to Permit Movie Theaters After 35-Year Ban: Listening Practice 5 (news)

By | January 17, 2018

You will hear a news story about Saudi Arabia’s policy changes to permit movie theaters. Listen carefully, and then decide whether the following statements are True or False. You can listen online, or download the Mp3 file by clicking this link. In 2019 Saudi Arabians will be able to watch films in cinemas. T/F The decision to allow cinemas… Read More »

Winston Churchill’s Darkest Hour: Listening Practice 3 (movie review)

By | December 26, 2017

Listen to a review on a movie called Darkest Hour, and then decide whether the following statements are True or False. You can listen online or download the Mp3 file by clicking this link. Darkest Hour is based on a true story. T/F The British almost lost to the Nazi when Winston Churchill was appointed Prime Minister. T/F The former… Read More »

UN Approves Resolution Rejecting US Decision on Jerusalem: Listening Practice 4 (news)

By | January 10, 2018

Listen to the news story about the United Nations Resolution, and then decide whether the following statements are True or False. You can download the Mp3 file by clicking this link. President Donald Trump declared Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. T/F The US President’s declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital was supported by the UN resolution. T/F The… Read More »

How Snow Forms: Listening Practice 5 (explanation)

By | December 12, 2017

You will hear a brief explanation of how snow forms. Listen carefully, and then decide whether the statements below are True or False. You can download the Mp3 file by clicking this link. The speaker explains how snow falls. T/F Snow contains snow crystals. T/F Ice particles group together to form snow crystals. T/F Water droplets turn into snow… Read More »

Snow Storm in The Middle East: Listening Practice 3 (news)

By | January 10, 2018

Listen to the news story about snow that fell in the Middle East, and then decide whether the following statements are True or False. You can download the Mp3 file by clicking this link. The speaker explains how snow forms. T/F Snow never falls in the Middle East. T/F The Eastern Mediterranean has recently seen the worst snow storm.… Read More »

Election Official Found Dead: Listening Practice 2 (news)

By | December 5, 2017

Listen to the news story about the death of an election official in Kenya, and then answer the questions below. You can download the Mp3 file by clicking the following link Election Official in Kenya Found Dead. 1. What could be the potential motif of the official’s death? A. political B. economic C. financial D. business E. rational 2.… Read More »

Why You Should Stop Smoking: Listening Practice 2 (exposition)

By | December 5, 2017

The following questions are based on ideas from Youtube about bad effects of smoking. You can download the Mp3 file by clicking this link Why You Should Stop Smoking. 1. What is the topic being talked about? A. the danger of smoking B. the link between smoking and memory loss C. the negative effects of smoking D. the number… Read More »

Animals of the Ice: Listening Practice 3 (report)

By | December 5, 2017

The following questions are based on a brief description of the walrus. You can listen online or download the Mp3 file by clicking this link Animals of the Ice. 1. The spoken text is categorized as a report because … . A. it describes in details one specific walrus B. it describes the walrus as species in general… Read More »

Elizabeth Taylor (Part 2): Listening Practice 5 (biography)

By | December 5, 2017

The following questions are based on the life story of Elizabeth Taylor, a famous Hollywood actress and one of the most beautiful women in the world. You can download the Mp3 file or listen online by clicking this link Elizabeth Taylor (Part 2). 1. What was the major problem that Liz Taylor was faced with? A. financial problem… Read More »