Are you a beginner (CEFR level A1) learner of English? This section offers listening practice to help you understand familiar words and basic phrases when people speak slowly and clearly. Situations include meeting people, shopping and conversations at work.

Each lesson has a preparation task, an audio recording and two tasks to check your understanding and to practise a variety of listening skills. Make a start today.

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Listen to some requests from a manager to practise and improve your listening skills.

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Listen to a voicemail message and answer the questions to practise your listening skills.

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Listen to someone booking a table in a restaurant to practise and improve your listening skills.

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Listen to four people talk about their jobs to practise and improve your listening skills.

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Listen to a conversation about the university library to practise and improve your listening skills.

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Listen to a conversation between two new colleagues to practise your listening skills.

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Listen to a group of new students meeting for the first time to practise and improve your listening skills.

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Listen to introductions at a dinner party to practise and improve your listening skills.

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Listen to people ordering food and drinks in a café to practise and improve your listening skills.

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Listen to people organising a group project and answer the questions to practise and improve your listening skills.

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Listen to a conversation in a shop to practise and improve your listening skills.

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Listen to a teacher give students information about a new course to practise and improve your listening skills.