The History of Pencils

The History of Pencils

What’s that black stuff inside your pencil? Listen to the story and learn the answers to important questions like that one.

The History of Ketchup

The History of Ketchup

How much do you know about the ketchup on your fries? Listen to the Level 4 lesson and learn how ketchup started as a fish sauce.

Dangerous Animals

Dangerous Animals

What are the world’s most dangerous animals? You might be surprised. Listen to this short podcast about four of nature’s deadliest animals.

A Korean Fable

A Korean Fable

Here’s a short English listening story about a foolish man who learns a lesson the hard way.

The History of Salt

The History of Salt

Salt is the only rock people eat. Surprising, it’s played an important role in world history. Learn more about this tasty mineral in this Level 2 listening exercise.

How to Improve Listening Fluency

How to Improve Listening Fluency

What does research say about the effect of extensive listening? Here is a short summary of some research which says an extensive listening program can improve listening fluency.