Listen to 10,000 hours of English !
Find some radio talk shows, podcasts, music in a subject that's interesting to you, or that is new to you.
Watch TV, movies, DVD's (from the library).
Eavesdrop (listen in on other people's conversations) and keep a little notebook in your pocket to write down your collection of idioms, collocations and expressions that you've heard on the street.
Learn how to start a conversation with a stranger, stretch a conversation and close a conversation.
Students please READ the INSTRUCTIONS carefully.
Then click the "speech bubbles" to answer the assignments in the discussion boxes.
- Kinetic 02/16

Listening Assignment #3: CBC Podcasts

Check out the following CBC radio show podcasts and then go to the "Speech Bubbles" to tell me what you think !

1. "INTERSECTIONS" with Niru Kumar

2. "NATURE OF THINGS" interesting for parents, business people AND everyone !
  • Born to be GOOD

3. "KNOW YOUR RIGHTS" - All about Canadian Law. Something all of us should be familiar with.
4. "AGE of PERSUASION" - All about Marketing and Advertising.
with Bernard St. Laurent. For those of you who speak French, this is an excellent show to listen to that has French Collocations explained in English. French Canadian culture.

6. "DNTO" the best of host Suk Yin Lee, hip easy listening ...

Strangers in the night (11/13/10) Apr 27, 12:00 AM

Getting to know the neighbours (10/02/10)

Why is small talk such a big deal? (07-10-10)

How far will you go to make conversation?" (05-15-10)

Makin' mistakes (03-05-11)

7. "Vinyl Cafe" Story telling about Canadian life with humour (funny).
8. "White Coat, Black Art" Medical Field, Canadian culture

9. Listen to the CBC News here anytime:

10. CBC EDMONTON > Learning English Resource:
Great listening exercises followed by vocabulary, comprehension questions, etc.
Go to

11. CBC Podcasts

Listening Resources

ØLearning //English// - //6 Minute// English - //BBC// original stories for kids, read by kids*

"How to learn English language at home ???"

1- Watch some English TV. TV is the best and most inexpensive teacher to learn real English.

2- Try listening to the Radio. It's the best way to learn also, (b)Because there is(are) no pictures,(.) You must train your ear to listen.

3- Use Adolescent Smart English programs. You get absorbed in <the> learning English. You will learn English automatically. This program is specially designed for the adolescent mind to learn English for their success in career,

4- Use your newly-learned idioms or vocabulary. Once you use the words which you memorized, you will never forget them(.)

5- Make friends with native-English speakers. (Y)you can communicate with a native English speaker fluently. You have to know enough things and have good listening skills if you want to have good conversations and try to ask a lot of questions to keep the conversation going. This is a big deal for non-native English speakers.

6- Spend more than two hours every day on reading English news or articles. Reading builds up your vocabulary, idioms, phrases, and the concepts of English structures.

7- The best way to improve your writing is to practice writing as much as you can, So you can make some pen pals and write them at least once everyday.

8- Join web groups or clubs where you can post questions freely and discuss the use of grammar. So you can practice writing and listening.

9- Share your children's home work and all the English practices which they have from the school. So you can kill two birds with one stone.

10- Use an English-English dictionary and bring your dictionary wherever you go. If you find some words that you don't know, look them up in your dictionary immediately.

I hope and I'm sure that you can get more knowledge in English language if you follow those ways.

Sincerely yours,

Busy 20/11/2013

Wow, Busy, I couldn't have said it better myself. Maybe our colleagues will listen to you. - Kamikaze 13/12/16