Listening to the news
Why not tell your students to listen to the news? It’s a great way to practice authentic listening. They can listen on the radio, on television, or on the internet. Miles Craven presents tips and tricks for using the news in class.
The BBC World Service is a good place to start.
For a monthly schedule of radio programs click here:
Tell your students to look out for the video and audio symbols. Explain they might like to download the programs and then they can listen as many times as they like!
There is even a special BBC World Service site for people learning English!
Some useful tips to give your students if they want to listen to the news.
Some great links to other ELT listening resources on the Internet.