Listen, listen, listen!

Preparing for listening exams can be fun! Remember that the more you listen to English, the better you will be at listening tests and exams!

  • Listen to anything you can outside class in English. Songs, TV, films, video clips, the radio, podcasts... anything you are interested in.
  • Watch films in English with subtitles in English. If you listen and read English at the same time, this will help you hear the difference between the spelling of a word and its pronunciation.
  • Listen to songs and read the lyrics as you listen. Check out sites online where you can listen to songs and read the lyrics.

Do you have any top tips to practise listening outside the classroom?  What works for you?

Average: 4 (2 votes)
Personal online tutoring
EnglishScore Tutors is the British Council’s one-to-one tutoring platform for 13- to 17-year-olds.
English courses near you