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This sections provides you with Listening Comprehension tasks in PDF Format as well as links to the audio resources .

Multiple Choice Tasks

  • LC038 - A Nigerian - American Thanksgiving
  • LC036 - PlayStation - XBox Rivalry
  • LC034 - A Decade After The Fukushima Disaster
  • LC030 - Inviting The World To Dinner
  • LC027 - High-End Fashion and Recession
  • LC024 - High-Tech Elevators
  • LC021 - Teenagers Who Argue
  • LC020 - Millennials and Their Financial Situation
  • LC017 - Comics Crusader Mark Waid
  • LC016 - Power Woman Aliann Pompey
  • LC013 - The Ransomware Battle
  • LC010 - Single and Middle Class
  • LC007 - A New Kind of Snowboard Pants
  • LC003 - Diet Books
  • LC002 - Tour of Guantanamo Detention Centre
  • LC001 - AbbaWorld

Match Sentence Parts

  • LC042 - Is It Time To Shake Hands Again ?
  • LC039 - Bilingialism and Brain Power
  • LC037 - The Benefits of Singing
  • LC035 - Global Cocoa Crisis
  • LC032 - A Nuclear-Powered Mission To Mars
  • LC031 - America's Changing Mall Culture
  • LC028 - Margaret Thatcher
  • LC025 - Children Go Hungry During Pandemic
  • LC022 - Berliners Say Goodbye To Tegel Airport
  • LC018 - The Influence of Logos
  • LC014 - Cycling Across India
  • LC011 - Rockanomics: Rock Music and the US Economy
  • LC008 - Fascinated With Lego
  • LC005 - Philadelphia's Mounted Police Program
  • LC004 - Guinness Storehouse

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  • LC041 - Skateboarder Tony Hawk
  • LC040 - Poisonous Water
  • LC033 - Exploring Venus
  • LC029 - Running Out Of Water
  • LC026 - Chicago Blackhawks Win Stanley Cup
  • LC023 - Mystery Skype
  • LC019 - Banking With The Amish
  • LC015 - E-Books For Children
  • LC012 - History and Origins of Ice Skating
  • LC009 - Brazil's Falling Birth Rate
  • LC006 - Shanghai Tower
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Are you an elementary (CEFR level A1)  learner of English? Practise and improve your listening skills with these listenings and exercises.

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A young man sleeping in bed

A good night's sleep

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At the library – giving personal information

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Two young people talking

Describing people

Students walking into school

First day at school

A student talking to an office worker

Getting an ID card

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Interview with a swimmer

Two students walking and talking

Introducing a friend

People watching a film in a cinema

Inviting someone to the cinema

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Online safety conversation

A server in a coffee shop taking an order

Ordering food in a café

Different colour pencils

Spelling colours

Listen to the spelling of the colours and do the exercises. If you don't know the colours in English, do this vocabulary exercise first.

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Two students talking

Understanding numbers

Listen to the numbers and do the exercises to practise and improve your listening skills.

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Here, you will find listening comprehension exercises divided into the following four levels of difficulty:

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This page has ESL listening worksheets that you can download and print for free. You can use them offline to help get better at listening to and understanding English.

ESL listening worksheets can help you improve your English level.

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This is the most recent listening worksheet that has been added to the site. New material is added regularly so check back often to see what is new.

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All the material contained in the worksheets comes from the listening section of the Excellent ESL 4U website. It has been represented so that it is easier and simpler for people who do not want to use the Internet while doing the tasks. If this is you, then you can download the ESL listening worksheets.

Each worksheet has four listening exercises. These are listening to a group of words and identifying to correct order from options, listening to a definition of a word and finding the correct word, a listening comprehension where you have to listen to a spoken passage and then answer questions and finally a dictation passage.

For all the activities you will need to listen to a recording. Each exercise in the work sheet has a link to a Soundcloud track that you will need to listen to. You can either click the link within each pdf or copy the link into your web-browser to get to the recording.

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On the last page of each ESL listening worksheet there are the answers to the three exercises that are multiple choice questions and the two passages from the listening comprehension and dictation are given so you can see them to check how well you understood the original.

There are also four other complementary worksheets about each of the topics covered by the listening worksheets on this page. They can be found on the following pages:

  • ESL vocabulary worksheets
  • ESL reading worksheets 
  • ESL writing worksheets
  • ESL conversation worksheets

The vocabulary worksheet has a list of words and definitions that about the topic, and you should make sure you have learnt them before attempting the listening worksheets on this page. You can also download the vocabulary as ESL flashcards that you can use to learn the words.

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The following list contains all the listening worksheets you can download from the site. Just click on the one or ones you want and they will open in a new tab in your browser. Then save them to your own computer.

  • Banking listening worksheet
  • Doctors listening worksheet
  • Meeting someone new listening worksheet
  • Halloween listening worksheet
  • Pets listening worksheet
  • Weather listening worksheet
  • Shopping listening worksheet
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  • Legal listening worksheet
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  • Eating out listening worksheet
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  • Taking a trip listening worksheet
  • Family members listening worksheet 
  • Party listening worksheet  
  • Christmas listening worksheet  
  • University listening worksheet  
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  • Supermarket listening worksheet  
  • Birthday listening worksheet 
  • Hotels listening worksheet  
  • Cities listening worksheet  
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  • New Year listening worksheet 
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There are several ESL New Year listening tasks for you to do on this page so you can learn how to listen to the vocabulary.

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There are example ESL New Year conversations on this page as well as some exercises and activities.

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