Gunpowder

Gunpowder

Gunpowder helped to change history by making armies strong and empires rich. And it was because of an accident. Learn the history of gunpowder in this Level 5 listening lesson.

Lightning

Lightning

Is lightning a line of electricity that shoots through the sky? Not really. Learn how lightning works in this Level 5 listening lesson.

Ballpoint Pen

Ballpoint Pen

Around the world, 57 ballpoint pens are purchased every second. How did this simple pen become so popular? Get the answer in this Level 5 listening lesson.

Printing Press

Printing Press

The printing press changed the way we learn and think. Here’s 1,500 years of printing history in one short Level 4 listening lesson.

Marie Curie

Marie Curie

Marie Curie was a great scientist who won two Noble prizes. Learn more about her amazing life in this Level 4 listening lesson.

Galileo

Galileo

Galileo was a scientist who wanted to understand the world with evidence and proof. Learn about his work and ideas in this Level 5 listening lesson.

Links

Links

Resources around the web about extensive listening.

Clouds

Clouds

What is a cloud? Get the answer in this Level 4 listening lesson.

Pizza

Pizza

Did really pizza come from Italy? That’s part of the story. Get the rest of the story in this Level 4 listening lesson.