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Listening comprehension often remains difficult for students although spoken English improves. However, "practice makes perfect" so why not download some of the BBC podcasts?

You don't have to concentrate and understand everything, passive listening is enough. Check out music and chat on


Lots of interesting activities at British Council Learn English


Read for fun. Reading books is another way to improve your vocabulary and grammar without real work. Chose a level that is easier or below your actual level and enjoy the story without using a dictionary.


Improve your listening skills Watch the videos and try the activities in the following (TED.ED) lessons. If we work together these will be customised to reflect your interests.