ESL Listening – Copy

I don’t know what to think of this ESL listening video.  It’s not a highly educational lesson, though it does teach ESL listening students how to hear and pronounce a single word.

ESL Listening Skills

The video does have great style: think Japanese punk fused with cool animation and a single thought. Definitely, a 1 minute diversion for the English class when you need a break from other listening skills activities. Think Friday afternoon fun.

“COPY” Official Videoclip from yasudatakahiro on Vimeo.

English Listening Lesson – Seconds

Teach English Listening and Speaking

  • Focus: speaking, listening and evaluating
  • Time: 25-40 minutes
  • Level: intermediate and up

Main Idea

This video lesson helps ESL students improve English listening skills, especially for numbers. The ESL video also has a simple but powerful message for students learning English.

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Death the Dialogue

Here is an ESL classroom video lesson written by a student. Her name is Skyler Buffmyer. The video looks and sounds like poetry for the 21st century.

Watch the English video and answer these questions.

  • What does she like in the morning?
  • What does she think about herself?
  • What is she afraid of?
  • What is a crush?
  • What does she think about dolls?
  • How often does she go to therapy?
  • What is this video about?
  • Why did she make this video?

death the dialogue from skyler buffmyer on Vimeo.

Tsunamis Video

This English classroom video from National Geographic gives a nice explanation of tsunamis.

Watch the ESL video and answer these listening comprehension questions.

  1. What are the signs that a tsunami is coming?
  2. What does tsunami mean in Japanese?
  3. Why does Japan get lots of tsunamis?
  4. What is the main cause of a tsunami?
  5. What makes an earthquake?
  6. How fast do underwater waves travel?
  7. How is a tsunami wave different from a normal wave?
  8. What happens when a tsunami recedes?
  9. How many waves are usually in a tsunami? How often do they come?
  10. When was the deadliest tsunami? How many people died?