Teachers: A Study Guide

How You Should Study

We believe in the Listening First method. Find out more about it here. Learn how to study English on englishlistening.com

It's really easy.

  1. In the Explore section, use the boxes to filter passages
  2. Click on Passage that interests you
  3. Click on the Play button below the speakers picture
  4. Just listen

Listen to anything you like.


The Passage Selection Page

When you choose a recording, you are taken to the Passage Summary page for that recording. Here you will see the name of the passage, a short description of the speaker, a summary of the recording (which can be accessed by using the +), and statistics about the passage and speaker. To listen, click the audio button below the speaker's image.


When You Listen

Just relax, try to understand, and enjoy. You can pause: go back, go forward, or play it again.


The Listening Page

Listen to many different passages. Choose different speakers, different accents, and different topics. Just try to understand what the speakers are saying. That's all!

If you think a passage is too difficult, try listening to it again. Or read the transcript. If you don't understand, don't worry. Just choose a different passage.

There are two things you must do:

  • Listen to lots of different passages, remember to relax, and just enjoy listening
  • Try to understand what the speaker is saying

To Help You Study   

You can choose the type of English:

  • American
  • British
  • International

You can choose the difficulty:

  • A2 - Easy
  • B1- Intermediate
  • B2 - Advanced
  • C1 - Expert
  • C2 - Master

You can choose the topic:

  • Arts, Travel and Leisure
  • Business
  • Education
  • Family
  • Food
  • History, Politics and Social Issues
  • Lifestyle and Customs
  • Literature
  • Math and Science
  • Philosophy and Religion
  • Self-Introduction
  • Stories

You can choose the Purpose:

  • Description
  • Dialogue
  • Information
  • Lecture
  • Narration
  • Presentation

After Listening

After listening, you have a number of choices. You can:

  • Listen again
  • Take the test
  • Read the written transcript
  • Choose another passage

If You Don't Understand

Try any of the following:

  • Listen again
  • Read the written transcript-the speaker's words
  • Read the questions, and take the test

The Secret of Success

It takes a lot of time and hard work to learn a language. We try to make listening interesting. But to be successful you must:

  • Study often
  • Try hard

Study hard, but enjoy it. This is the secret to success.

Become an Active Listener!