Listening is a problem for many students - because they do not get enough practice. Here is a list of Internet sites that may help you become a better listener.
I have not had time to try them out, but I will soon. Meanwhile here is a preliminary list. I thank my colleague Simon Sergeant, a teacher at the British Council Singapore, for sending me these links:
For some listenings, you'll need Windows Media Player; for others, you will need Real Audio. If you bought your computer within the last four years, you are likely to have these programs already installed.
Intermediate listening exercises in situations. Follow the instructions and see how well you do.
Children's stories. Some with texts. American English.
Click on 'Songs'
Listen and answer the quiz questions. American English
Business English exercises.
Elementary listening exercises.
We don't normally give dictations in class. But try these Internet dictations and check your score.
Advanced listening practice. Intended for students preparing for Certificate in Advanced English. But try it anyway! See how much you understand.
A complete list of listening exercises from the 'About.com' site.
More Listenings soon! Please try them out and post your comment. This is very important: by posting a comment you help other students decide what listening sites to use.