Lab – Listening
This lab offers practise in general and academic listening strategies using authentic listening texts.
✔ up to 36 tasks across 12 topics
✔ 50+ hours of self-guided “microlearning”
✔ 350+ intermediate to advanced activities
✔ develops advanced English, academic knowledge, study skills, critical thinking and autonomous learning
This interactive lab has hundreds of e-learning activities that offer practice in gist, specific and inference listening skills, encouraging an active use of the strategies that help achieve listening success.
Use this lab to practice listening skills and strategies for a variety of authentic audio texts, with engaging and up-to-date topics that provide a foundation for controlled and freer practice in preparatory, synchronous and reflective listening activities.
Whether you are a tutor, a language learner, or your major is Business, Economics, English or Engineering, our engaging listening lab helps support university-level studies in advanced English through the development of academic skills.
Explore tasks about:
➲ A Numbers Game ➲ Accessing the Arts
➲ Being the 1% ➲ Designing the Future
➲ Equality and Freedoms ➲ Evolving Technologies
➲ Fighting for Peace ➲ Healthy Living
➲ Language Perceptions ➲ Natural Disasters
➲ The Environment Crisis ➲ The Space Race
Use this lab to:
+ improve listening ability in a variety of authentic contexts, with topics such as ‘evolving technologies’ and ‘the environment crisis’
+ practice listening for gist, specific detail and inference listening with pre-, during and post-listening activities
+ develop skills in memorising and recalling audial information
+ learn to better prepare for and reflect upon advanced-level academic listening texts and topics
Join the community and:
✔ gain free access to this lab
✔ enjoy flexible learning and learner autonomy
✔ unlock the activities that interest you most
✔ download helpful written and audio lab texts
✔ connect with other students and tutors
✔ request support from our academic consultants
✔ video and audio texts
✔ knowledge and language checks
✔ skills practice and critical thinking activities
✔ assignments, discussions topics and quizzes