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May 18, 2013 09:55 AM PDT
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How to Help Students with Listening. Useful Tips.

1. Encourage students to listen to English as much as they can outside the class, e.g. films, TV, radio, songs, and use these regularly in the class.
Students are very keen on working out the words to current pop songs; you can make this easier by providing the words but with some blanked out and getting the students to fill in the blanks as they listen. Choose songs with clear, meaningful words. 

2. It is important to give students lots of practice in doing listening tasks in order for them to get used to listening tasks and carrying out the comprehension task at the same time. If students are completely familiar with the procedure for doing tasks, they will be able to concentrate fully on the listening material. 

3. Always get the students to read the questions before doing a listening task.

4. Always get students to give reasons for their answers during feedback. They will probably find it
difficult to note down key phrases as they are listening, but the knowledge that they will be asked to prove their answers acts as an important focusing motive.


May 05, 2013 11:15 AM PDT

Вы услышите интервью. В заданиях А5 - А9 обведите цифру 1,2 или 3, соответствующую выбранному вами ответу. Вы услышите запись дважды.

 А5. Why did we not see more great inventions 200 years ago?

A because inventors didn't have many ideas

B because electricity was not being used

C because inventors were not allowed to invent things

А6. The earliest kind of photocopier

A was invented by Alexander Bain.

B depended on the telephone for it to work

C was invented in 1876

А7. What was significant about the Atlantic Ocean?

A It was used to test long - distance phone calls and radio messages.

B Radio only became popular when it was sold across the Atlantic.

C The first long - distance phone call was to a place in Canada.

А8. What does the man say about the first PCs?

A They appeared in 1976.

B They were very big.

C They were owned by the government.

А9. What is Arpanet?

A an email program

B another name for the World Wide Web

C the first type of internet

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May 05, 2013 08:33 AM PDT

 Вы услышите разговор двух друзей Клэр и Винсента, которые только что посмотрели пьесу. В заданиях A1 - A4 обведите цифру 1,2 или 3, соответствующую выбранному вами варианту ответа. Вы услышите запись дважды.

A1 What did Claire like the least about the play?

1. the conversation

2. the set and costumes

3. the plot

A2 Vincent thinks the plot is...

1. predictable

2. unpredictable

3. well developed

A3 What was Claire surprised by?

1. how the play ended

2. how good the lead actress was

3. how slow - paced the story was

A4 What type of play did they see?

1. an old classic

2. a comedy

3. a tragedy

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May 05, 2013 02:13 AM PDT

Прослушайте текст и выполните задания.

Вы услышите 5 высказываний о личных достижениях. Установите соответствие между высказываниями каждого говорящего 1- 5 и утверждениями A-F. Используйте каждое утверждение, обозначенное соответствующей буквой, только один раз. В задании есть одно лишнее утверждение. Вы услышите запись дважды. Занесите свои ответы в таблицу.

A The speaker nearly gave up their challenge.

B The speaker liked the idea of helping others.

C The speaker was too busy to overcome the problem.

D The speaker admits to having a bad habit.

E The speaker wanted to do something exciting.

F The speaker didn't accept what someone told them.

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May 01, 2013 03:03 AM PDT
Предлагаемый подкаст имеет целью проверить навыки учащихся в понимании звучащей речи с извлечением запрашиваемой информации, что соответствует уровню В1 (повышенный уровень).

Listening for detailed information.

You will hear a woman called Susan talking on a radio show about somebody in her life who is very important. For each question, choose the corect answer (A, B or C).

1. Susan thinks she was

A unhappy because her grandmother lived with them.

B not an easy child to live with.

C not different when she was younger.

2. How did Susan feel about her father?

A He didn't care about her.

B She hated being teased by him.

C She thought he was too strict.

3. Susan used books

A as a way to hide and forget.

B th help her depression.

C to change her life.

4. When Mr Patterson arrived at school,

A Susan didn't take part in his lessons.

B Susan asked to speak to her.

C he became a popular teacher.

5. Susan worked on a project and

A changed the children working with her.

B forgot about not being confident.

C visited the River Thames.

A Key: 1. B 2. C  3. A  4. C  5. B

April 25, 2013 11:40 AM PDT

Listening for understanding the general information.

1. Writing Valentines has a very long history.

2. It's another time to spend money.

3. Valentines make a big business.

4. There's always something against the Day.

It's a traditional Valentine;s Day present and no one should spare money for it.

6. Its traditions tend to fade.

7. Even journalists need information about Valentine's day.

May 01, 2013 06:20 AM PDT

Предлагаемый подкаст имеет целью проверить сформированность навыков понимания звучащей речи с извлечением основной информации, что соответствует базовому уровню A2+.

Listening Comprehension
The target: understanding the main idea of the audiotext.

May 01, 2013 06:03 AM PDT

Английское слово podcasting означает “трансляцию” по сети Интернет файлов, чаще всего звуковых в формате mp3. В терминах podcasting’а такой файл называется podcast или episode (эпизод). Podcast является видом социального сервиса, это - отдельные файлы либо регулярно обновляемая серия ресурсов в Интернете. Работать с контентом данного сервиса можно в любое удобное для пользователя время и в любом месте. Всё, что необходимо, - это скачать выбранный файл на свой компьютер. Учащиеся могут как прослушивать, так и просматривать подкасты, а также создавать свои собственные по любой тематике, любой длительности и качества. Наиболее удобный способ воспользоваться podcast – директория www.podomatic.com, где содержатся и аутентичные подкасты, и созданные для учебных целей.

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