Listening is one of the most vital skills to convey clear meaning and achieve communication purposes. It’s said that to possess this good skill, learners need an English speaking environment to practise as much as possible. Nevertheless, not every student of UPT has this fortunate opportunity. Hence, one question from learners in need of solution comes out, “How to improve listing skill without this environment?”. In order to partially solve the key problem, www.esl-lab.com is provided as one of the best learning sources to support students in practising and improving such an important skill.
www.esl-lab.comis an online lab with full of updated listening exercises as well as tests categorized into three ranks, easy, medium, and difficult. Students can find the most appropriate tests to satisfy their need and learning level. All of the tests are designed to facilitate students’ self study ability. Students only need to set up media or real player softwares in their computers to play listening tracks. After finishing answering all questions, students can verify their results by clicking the score button and reading the tapescript.
With this lab, students themselves can cultivate and enhance their listening skill to the extent that they wish to.
Macmillan Topics Festivals
In order to be a competent communicator in not only English but also other languages, you have to know the culture of the people you are talking to. The best way to learn their culture is investigating their festivals in which their belief, customs, etc. are best reflected through traditional food and celebrations. In ‘Festivals’ written by Susan Holden (2006), information and pictures about festivals in different places such as Carnival, Christmas, New Year, Easter, Eid for Muslims, Diwali for Hindus, Hanukkah for Jews, Budda’s Birthday in Asia, etc. are provided for you to read, reflect, compare and do research with fun projects. Now, let’s explore the world of festivals.