Category: Listening

The Best Job in the World. Video and Test.

The Best Job in the World. Video and Test.

A few years ago, small-ads offering the best job in the world appeared in newspapers around the world. What was this job about? Watch the video and do the comprehension test.

Listening Test B2. Sample Test Murcia.

Listening Test B2. Sample Test Murcia.

This is the listening sample test for the advanced level published by the Department of Education of Murcia. Read the questions before listening to the recording.

Are Gifted Children Born or Made? Video and Test

Are Gifted Children Born or Made? Video and Test

Some say given enough time, money and instruction, any child can develop a special expertise, but others insist gifted children are born. What do you think? In this video you have some information about the subject. A comprehension test with some feedback is provided.

Jake: Math prodigy proud of his autism. Video and test

Jake: Math prodigy proud of his autism. Video and test

At age two, Jake Barnett was diagnosed with autism and his future was unclear. Now at age 13, Jake is a college sophomore and a math and science prodigy. Watch the video about this amazingly bright boy. A comprehension test is included. 

Listening Test B2. Sample Test Asturias 2010.

Listening Test B2. Sample Test Asturias 2010.

This is the listening sample test for the advanced level that was published by the Department of Education of Asturias in 2010. The first part is a video featuring an interview to Stephenie Meyer, author of the romance vampire series Twilight. The second part is the recording of a news bulletin. Read the questions before listening to the audio. 

The Amazing Spider-Man. Video and Test.

The Amazing Spider-Man. Video and Test.

Here you have two videos related to the new Spider-Man film “The Amazing Spider-Man”. The first video is the official trailer; the second features an interview to film stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. Comprehension tests with partial transcriptions are included.

Bionic Hand is a Reality. Video and Test.

Bionic Hand is a Reality. Video and Test.

Watch this video about a prosthetic hand that brings to life fictional accounts of artificial, computer-driven replacement body parts. A comprehension test is included.

The Bionic Exoskeleton on Sky News. Video and Test.

The Bionic Exoskeleton on Sky News. Video and Test.

Watch this video about Ekso, a new bionic exoskeleton that helps people with spinal injuries to walk again. A comprehension test is included.

The deadly hoax. Video and comprehension test.

The deadly hoax. Video and comprehension test.

A hoax is an act intended to deceive or trick, especially a practical joke people play to have a laugh. However, sometimes things can take an unexpected turn. This video is about how something that was no more malicious than a joke turned out to be a very sad story. A comprehension test is included. 

The Spaghetti Tree Hoax. Video and test.

The Spaghetti Tree Hoax. Video and test.

The spaghetti tree hoax is a famous 3-minute hoax report broadcast on April Fools’ Day 1957 by the BBC current affairs programme Panorama. It told a tale of a family in southern Switzerland harvesting spaghetti 

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