oCoder Education - English listening Audios are suitable for learners with different levels of English. Here are some ways to make them easier (if you have a lower level of English) or more difficult (if you have a higher level of English).
You can choose one or two of these suggestions – you don't have to follow all of them!
Making it easier
Read all the exercises before you listen to the audio.
Look up the words in the exercises that you don't know or don't understand in a dictionary.
Play the audio as many times as you need.
Play each part of the audio separately.
Answer all questions in the exercise.
Read the transcript after you have listened to the audio.
Making it harder
Listen to the audio before you read the exercises.
Only play the audio once before answering the questions.
Play the whole audio without a break.
Don't read the transcript.
Now, listen to the audio and do the exercises on the following tabs.
If you do not complete all the question, you can play the audio again.
After that, read the dialog to make sure that you understand all word in the audio.
Who are the adults the speaker lives with?
Sue and Dave
Zach and Sue
Dave and Zach
Sue and Afzal
How long each week does Zach stay with his mother?
One day each week
Half a week
On school days
On the weekends
When does the speaker sing in the bath?
When Zach is home
When no one is home
When he gets ready for work
What is this talk mainly about?
The decorations in the speaker's home
The events that go on in the garden
The life of Zach and his teacher
The speaker and the people he lives with
My name is Afzal.
I'm twenty-eight years of age.
I live in East Oxford in a shared house with... Um... A friend of mine.
Her name is Sue and she is a yoga teacher.
I live there along with someone else called Dave.
And my little boy who is five and a half years old.
His name is Zach.
He lives with me for half a week and then he goes off to his mother.
She also lives in Oxford.
And he goes to school not far from where she lives.
He goes to primary school.
He likes sweets and biscuits and cartoons and dressing up.
He likes playing with water pistols and having friends round to stay.
He likes birthday parties and ice cream.
Um... My hobbies... I like music, gardening, reading poetry.
A little painting that is oil and not watercolors.
I also like to sing in the bath.
But i don't do that very often, because there is generally someone in the house.
Um, like I said before, it's a shared house.
And, uh, we all have to mind what we do.
The other day I was in the garden and I heard, my little boy asking Dave, not to leave his cigarette butts out in the garden.
He said this was because, Mrs Martin his teacher said, cigarette butts were poisonous, and the birds would eat them.
So we shouldn't do this.
Dave, who used to be a Marine, thought this was very funny.
But said that he would not leave any more cigarette butts in the garden.