soundsofenglish logo
Printable Authentic Listening
about ** links ** handouts ** pronunciation ** activities & exercises ** tips for teachers ** home


These activities use 'semi-scripted' recordings. For each, the speaker was given a topic to talk about and recorded. There are PDF files with printable worksheets and, for most exercises, teacher's guides.

ESL professionals are welcome to print out and copy these resources in their classes.  They are for non-profit educational use only. 

You'll need to get the free Adobe® Acrobat® Reader®.

Audio is in MP3 format.

This page brought to you by Sharon Widmayer and Holly Gray. For more information, please e-mail feedback at

Copies of material on this site may be made for educational, non-profit use only. All rights reserved. (c) 2001-2007.

last updated 6/30/02