ESL LIstening Exercise: Video Game Inventor

This English exercise is a listening lesson about an inventor. He is the guy who invented the first video game. So, all the video games which students enjoy today are based on the work of this man.

Video Game Inventor

Vocabulary

inventor, video console, license, a challenge, retire

Comprehension Questions

  1. How many years did it take to find a company that would buy his game?
  2. What game did people play with the first video game console?
  3. How many games of Odyssey were sold in the first year?

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ESL Listening: What is Coffee Lesson

Here is a short ESL video lesson that describes for English students what coffee is. By the end of this ESL lesson, my students should be able to describe what coffee is and where it comes from.

This video lesson and transcript comes from HowCast.

What is Coffee?

Vocabulary

tropical climate, high altitude, ripe, roasted

Comprehension

  1. Where does coffee come from?
  2. Is coffee a fruit?
  3. What color is the coffee cherry when it is ripe?

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ESL Listening: City Water Lesson

This ESL video tells English students a story about city water. It’s a listening exercise about the water supply in New York city. The video is the Futures Channel.

Go the the video here: esl-lesson-water.

Water Video Lesson

Vocabulary

gallon, facility, reservoir, gravity, elevation, faucets, valve

Comprehension

  1. How much water does New York city use everyday?
  2. How far below ground is the water facility?
  3. Is it longer than a football field?
  4. How many pipe sections are there?
  5. How far away is the water supply?

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ESL Listening: Ancient Tombs Lesson

This ESL activity helps English students improve their listening and vocabulary skills with a video about ancient Egypt. The video is from National Geographic.

Video: Tombs of Ancient Egypt

The link for this ESL video is here: ESL-video-Egypt.

Vocabulary

civilisation, pharaoh, embalm, life after death, linen, tomb, monument

Comprehension

  1. Where did ancient Egypt start?
  2. When did it start?
  3. How long did kings rule Egypt?
  4. Name four things the ancient Egyptians made or built.

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