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C1 Advanced Speaking Exam – Listening Lesson (C1)

In this free lesson from Oxford Online English, you will listen to examples of two candidates doing the four parts of the C1 Advanced speaking exam, and consider what to practise for the different areas of the marking scheme.

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Playing Cards – Listening Lesson (A1-A2)

Do you enjoy playing cards with your friends? Do you know the names of cards in English? Listen to two people talking about a card game in this free lesson.

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Making Holiday Plans – Listening Lesson (B1)

What are your plans for your next holiday? Listen to a conversation about holiday plans and learn new vocabulary in this lesson.

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Financial Problems – Listening Lesson (C1-C2)

Have you ever run your own business or known somebody who has? If so, closing the business due to financial reasons is something you probably don’t want to talk about, but…

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Building A Website – Listening Lesson (B2)

Building A Website – Listening Lesson (B2)

Listen to a conversation about websites and technology in this free lesson. You can learn useful English vocabulary to help you talk about the topic!...

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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…...

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Stinky Fruit – Listening Lesson (B1)

Stinky Fruit – Listening Lesson (B1)

Have you ever tried durian, blue cheese, or other stinky foods? Why do people eat things which smell so bad? Listen to two people talking about this topic and learn…...

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A Talk About Climate Change – Listening Lesson (C1-C2)

A Talk About Climate Change – Listening Lesson (C1-C2)

Climate change is one of the hottest topics around nowadays. Listen to a woman giving a talk in a conference call to colleagues, concerning what their company plans to do…...

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Too Hot – Listening Lesson (B1)

Too Hot – Listening Lesson (B1)

Do you like hot weather, or do you prefer a cooler climate? Listen to two people talking about the weather and learn some new words in this listening lesson....

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Making Holiday Plans – Listening Lesson (B1)

Making Holiday Plans – Listening Lesson (B1)

What are your plans for your next holiday? Listen to a conversation about holiday plans and learn new vocabulary in this lesson....

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A Football Match – Listening Lesson (B2)

A Football Match – Listening Lesson (B2)

Have you ever been to a football match? Listen to two people arguing about a match and learn some new vocabulary in this free English listening lesson....

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Renting An Apartment – Listening Lesson (A2)

Renting An Apartment – Listening Lesson (A2)

Are you planning to work or study in an English-speaking country? In this lesson, you can learn some useful phrases and questions for renting an apartment....

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Computer Problems – Listening Lesson (B1-B2)

Computer Problems – Listening Lesson (B1-B2)

Do you often have problems with computers or other technology? In this lesson, you’ll learn some useful vocabulary to describe computer problems in English....

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Where Are You From? – Listening Lesson (A1)

Where Are You From? – Listening Lesson (A1)

Where are you from? What is your country like? Listen to two people talking about where they are from in this free Oxford Online English listening lesson. This lesson is…...

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Getting a Refund – Listening Lesson (A2)

Getting a Refund – Listening Lesson (A2)

What do you do if you want to take something back to a shop? In this lesson, you can hear a woman trying to get a refund, and learn shopping…...

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Playing Cards – Listening Lesson (A1-A2)

Playing Cards – Listening Lesson (A1-A2)

Do you enjoy playing cards with your friends? Do you know the names of cards in English? Listen to two people talking about a card game in this free lesson....

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Talking About Films – Listening Lesson (B1)

Talking About Films – Listening Lesson (B1)

Do you like watching films and going to the cinema? Listen to two people talking about a film and learn useful new vocabulary in this free lesson....

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Train Ticket Problems – Listening Lesson (A2)

Train Ticket Problems – Listening Lesson (A2)

If you travel to an English-speaking country, you might want to take a train. Learn how to ask about train times and tickets in this free English lesson....

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Phoning for a Pizza – Listening Lesson (A1)

Phoning for a Pizza – Listening Lesson (A1)

Have you ever phoned to order a pizza? Listen to a conversation in which a man does this. You will hear the man in the pizza shop answering the phone…...

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Checking In At The Airport – Listening Lesson (A1-A2)

Checking In At The Airport – Listening Lesson (A1-A2)

Do you ever use English when you travel? This free English lesson will introduce some useful words and phrases to use when checking in at the airport....

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C1 Advanced Speaking Exam – Listening Lesson (C1)

C1 Advanced Speaking Exam – Listening Lesson (C1)

In this free lesson from Oxford Online English, you will listen to examples of two candidates doing the four parts of the C1 Advanced speaking exam, and consider what to…...

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Wedding Nightmares – Listening Lesson (B2)

Wedding Nightmares – Listening Lesson (B2)

When was the last time you went to a wedding? Did it go well? In this free English listening lesson, you can hear a woman talking about a wedding where…...

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Getting to Work – Listening Lesson (B1)

Getting to Work – Listening Lesson (B1)

How do you get to work, and how long does it take you? Listen to two people discussing transport and travel in this free listening lesson....

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Going to the Doctor – Listening Lesson (B1)

Going to the Doctor – Listening Lesson (B1)

Have you ever needed to go to the doctor’s in an English-speaking country?. Learn useful vocabulary to talk about illness and treatment in this free lesson....

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The Cooking Class – Listening Lesson (B1-B2)

The Cooking Class – Listening Lesson (B1-B2)

Are you an expert in the kitchen? In this lesson, you can hear a dialogue from a cooking class, and learn useful vocabulary to talk about food and cooking....

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Paying a Restaurant Bill – Listening Lesson (A2)

Paying a Restaurant Bill – Listening Lesson (A2)

Have you ever eaten in a restaurant in an English-speaking country? When the bill came, did you split it equally between everyone or did each person pay for what they…...

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Clothes Shopping – Listening Lesson (A2)

Clothes Shopping – Listening Lesson (A2)

Going clothes shopping—fun or boring? Could you use English to get what you want in a shop? Learn useful vocabulary for shopping in this lesson....

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Having a Guest in Your Home – Listening Lesson (A2)

Having a Guest in Your Home – Listening Lesson (A2)

If an English-speaking person visited your home, would you know what to say? Learn some useful phrases for welcoming guests in this lesson....

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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…...

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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…...

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The Football Results – Listening Lesson (A1)

The Football Results – Listening Lesson (A1)

Are you a football fan? Do you know about the English Premier League? Have you ever listened to the football results in English? Practise your listening skills with this free…...

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Talking About Exams – Listening Lesson (B1-B2)

Talking About Exams – Listening Lesson (B1-B2)

Do you get nervous before an exam? Listen to two people talking about their exams and learn some useful new words and phrases in this free lesson....

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Talking About Holidays – Listening Lesson (A2)

Talking About Holidays – Listening Lesson (A2)

Where did you go for your last holiday? Did you have a good time? In this free lesson, you can listen to a conversation about travelling and vacations....

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The IELTS Speaking Exam – Listening Lesson (B2-C1)

The IELTS Speaking Exam – Listening Lesson (B2-C1)

In this free lesson from Oxford Online English, you will listen to examples of a candidate doing the three parts of the IELTS speaking exam, and consider what to practise…...

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Arguing About Music – Listening Lesson (B1)

Arguing About Music – Listening Lesson (B1)

What kind of music do you like? In this free English listening lesson, you can hear two people with very different tastes talking about music and what they like, and…...

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The Boring Man – Listening Lesson (B1)

The Boring Man – Listening Lesson (B1)

Can you use English in social situations? Listen to a conversation at a party and learn new vocabulary in this free English listening lesson....

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Buying A New Phone – Listening Lesson (A2)

Buying A New Phone – Listening Lesson (A2)

What kind of phone do you have? In this free lesson, you can learn useful English words and phrases to talk about mobile phones and their features....

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Talking on the Phone – Listening Lesson (A1-A2)

Talking on the Phone – Listening Lesson (A1-A2)

Making phone calls is harder than talking face-to-face. In this free lesson, you can learn useful words and phrases to help you make phone calls in English....

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Train Station Announcements – Listening Lesson (A1)

Train Station Announcements – Listening Lesson (A1)

Do you catch the train in your country? Have you ever been to England and caught the train – or would you like to? In this free listening lesson from…...

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Financial Problems – Listening Lesson (C1-C2)

Financial Problems – Listening Lesson (C1-C2)

Have you ever run your own business or known somebody who has? If so, closing the business due to financial reasons is something you probably don’t want to talk about,…...

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Giving Directions in English – Listening Lesson (A2)

Giving Directions in English – Listening Lesson (A2)

If a tourist asked you for directions in English, would you know what to say? Learn how to give directions and explain where something is in this lesson....

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Ouch, My Head! – Listening Lesson (B1-B2)

Ouch, My Head! – Listening Lesson (B1-B2)

This poor guy has hurt his head, but his girlfriend isn’t too sympathetic… Learn vocabulary to talk about injuries and pain in this free listening lesson....

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