Our vibrant listening skills section contains a whole host of tips and innovative lesson ideas for your listening classes. Check out our series of mini-plays on British culture, our audio soap opera, audio serializations of a selection of Macmillan Readers, our series of authentic interviews and lots more.
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Inside Listening skills
Meet Katie – a girl who is so bored with her life in Britain that she decides to go to California to make a fresh start. What happens to the boyfriend she leaves behind? And who is the tall, handsome stranger she meets on the plane? Each episode includes an audio file, the full transcript and student worksheets written by Lindsay Clandfield and Jo Budden.
Luke and James Vyner present a series of cinematic listening lessons that will take you and your students on a fantastic adventure through London – with your guide, Lord Jeffrey, the Ghost of London. Part audio guide, part audio play, this thrilling listening experience will excite and engage your learners whilst introducing them to the vibrant city of London and the colourful language that fills its streets.
A series of innovative podcasts featuring interviews with members of the public. We started with London but have now travelled further afield, to Oxford, Edinburgh, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Andalucia and Geneva. Each podcast comes with a set of worksheets for you to download and use in class.
We're very excited to announce the launch of our new series of mini-plays, bringing a slice of contemporary British life to your lessons. Each play includes a downloadable mp3 file, student worksheets with listening and language actvities and teacher’s notes, complete with tips to get the most out of the material.
Audio serializations of a selection of Macmillan Readers at various levels, with accompanying listening activities. Readers to choose from so far are: The Prince and the Pauper, The Importance of Being Earnest, Northanger Abbey, Owl Hall, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Secret Garden, The Space Invaders and The Well.
Miles Craven presents a series of short jazz chants – a fun way to practise stress and rhythm in the classroom, to help your students sound more natural when they speak English.
A selection of worksheets and lesson plans for imaginative listening lessons from our panel of expert authors.
A selection of useful and practical hints, tips and tricks, including FAQs on downloading audio and podcasts, and a series of articles by Adrian Tennant covering techniques and strategies for teaching listening.