English Listening Lessons

Improve your English listening with this series of free English lessons. Practise listening to dialogues and understanding natural English conversations. All lessons include a script, vocabulary notes and exercises to help you learn and use new language. Enjoy browsing through these Oxford Online English archives.

A Phone-In About ID Cards – Listening Lesson (C1-C2)

A Phone-In About ID Cards – Listening Lesson (C1-C2)

Have you ever phoned a radio station? In the UK, the USA and other English-speaking countries, talk radio – where listeners can phone in and give their opinions – is very popular. Listen to a man calling a radio host to say what he thinks about ID cards. You will review the grammar of talking hypothetically, some idiomatic phrases for giving opinions and the pronunciation of function words. This free lesson from Oxford Online English is for advanced learners.

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Paying a Restaurant Bill – Listening Lesson (A2)

Paying a Restaurant Bill – Listening Lesson (A2)

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Studying History – Listening Lesson (C1-C2)

Studying History – Listening Lesson (C1-C2)

Did you study history at school? Did you continue with it in higher education or do you enjoy discovering history in your free time? Listen to three old schoolfriends discussing their experiences of studying history. You will also review one of the most confusing areas of grammar and learn about pronunciation and informal vocabulary. This free lesson from Oxford Online English is for learners at advanced and proficiency levels.

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Asking for Information at a Tourist Office – Listening Lesson (A1)

Asking for Information at a Tourist Office – Listening Lesson (A1)

Listen to a conversation at a tourist office, where a man is asking for information. This free English lesson from Oxford Online English will help you to ask questions (and understand the answers) when you ask for information.

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Ordering at a Coffee Shop – Listening Lesson (A1)

Ordering at a Coffee Shop – Listening Lesson (A1)

Listen to a woman ordering a drink and something to eat at a coffee shop. This free English lesson from Oxford Online English will help you to understand the shop assistant and order what you want at a coffee shop.

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