ESL Listening – UFO Sightings

Do you believe in UFOs?

This ESL listening lesson explores the idea of aliens and their travels to Earth.

ESL Listening Lessons

The listening lesson begins with a video from called, UFO Sightings: Kenneth Arnold.

First, download the listening worksheet here: ufo-sightings. Check the vocabulary words and phrases. Then watch and listen to the video.

Listening Comprehension Questions

Comprehension Questions

  1. In the video, what is ‘a sighting’?
  2. Describe Kenneth Arnold.
  3. In what US state does this story take place?
  4. How fast were the objects flying?
  5. What were the approximate dimensions of the flying objects?
  6. Did journalists believe Ken’s story?
  7. What nickname did the newspapers give to the flying objects?
  8. What happened to Ken after spotting the flying objects?
  9. The press called him, The man who started it all.  Started what?
  10. Summarize this story.

ESL Listening – Eiffel Tower

This ESL lesson uses a video from to teach English students about the Eiffel Tower.

Eiffel Tower

Watch and listen to the video about the Eiffel Tower.

Listening Worksheet

Here are the listening questions for the Eiffel Tower video lesson. Read the questions below or download the worksheet: esl-eiffel-tower-worksheet.


  • Bird’s eye view
  • Triumph
  • Skyscrapers
  • Vulgar
  • Architects
  • Rivets
  • Radio antenna
  • Landmark
  • Masterpiece


  1. What is the nickname of Paris?
  2. Why was the Eiffel Tower built?
  3. When did it open?
  4. How many people visited the tower when it first opened?
  5. Why was the tower special when it opened?
  6. Did the people of Paris like the tower when it first opened?
  7. How long did it take to build?
  8. How many metal parts are there?
  9. How many rivets are there?
  10. How much does it weigh?
  11. How much did it cost?
  12. What is the tower’s height?
  13. What was scheduled for 1909?
  14. How many annual visitors are there?
  15. How did the tower get its name?