Category Archives: Radio programmes

World Cup English!

Start off with the basics – football vocabulary at the excellent British Council Premier Skills. Make sure you explore the whole site here – lots of fantastic learning resources.       To get the World Cup news every day, … Continue reading

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Present perfect listening practice

Present perfect – every learner’s favourite verb tense – plus listening practice – what could be better? Listen to Fatima take the present perfect challenge with BBC World Service. For follow-up work, there are plenty of links to more exercises … Continue reading

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Listen to local radio

An easy way to improve your English is to listen to the radio. Intensive listening: to news items or interviews you can rewind and replay until you have understood the whole item. Immersive listening: have the radio on in the … Continue reading

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Listening practice: podcasts!

A good way to practise your listening is to subscribe to one (or more!) podcasts. Choose a podcast on a topic you are interested in, and listen to it! Listen more than once, collect new words and practise your pronunciation. … Continue reading

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Saturday is Football Day!

Are you a football fan? Do you watch the Premier League? Keep up to date with all the news, fixtures and results at the official page. Every week a sports journalist interviews a celebrity and gets their predictions for this weekend’s … Continue reading

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Northern soul in Japan

Shine like Tokyo – Northern Soul goes East! If you like music, and you’re interested in culture, listen to this radio documentary. It’s about the northern soul music and dance craze in Japan. The music comes from America, was very … Continue reading

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