Listening Practice

Would you like some academic-English listening practice? We’ve created a variety of listening tasks and professional worksheets to improve your listening skills, accessible for only a few Academic Marks. Select a topic below, download the text, and then unlock the pre-listening, while listening, and post-listening tasks to check your understanding.

Future Technology

Topic 1: Beautiful Solar Power

Difficulty: Intermediate-Advanced

Length: 08.53

Description: A short academic video about the importance of solar power and how this technology can be better integrated into society through creative design methods.

Topic 2: Technology Solving Problems

Difficulty: Intermediate-Advanced

Length: 10.03

Description: A short academic video about technological development since the Space Race, and a debate about whether such technology can fix humanity’s problems.

The Environment

Topic 1: Saving the Rainforest

Difficulty: Intermediate-Advanced

Length: 09.30

Description: A short academic video about the importance of saving the forest and how this can be achieved through the use of existing resources.

Topic 2: Solving Global Warming

Difficulty: Intermediate-Advanced

Length: 09.51

Description: A short academic video about the how the world came together thirty years ago to fight climate change and how it can therefore do it again. 

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