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Beginner A1

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.

Choose a listening lesson

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

293

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

242

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

159

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

193

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

182

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

176

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

145

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

142

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

115

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

151

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

126

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