FOR LEARNERS OF VIETNAMESE
video clips are in QuickTime format. If you don't have the correct
software, your computer may prompt you to download it in order to view
the video clip or click on QuicTime link above. You can view
the clip or save it to view offline by right-clicking
on the link and
select "Save target as..."
This site includes three video clips for beginning to intermediate
levels and several exercises for the three stages of listening.
video clip is
accompanied by activities relating to the three phrases of listening:
pre-listening, listening, and post-listening activities. The listening
phrase is comprised of global-listening (listen for the main
idea or the gist), specific-listening (listen for detailed
information) activities, and post-listening (integrated
are several ways to make the most of the exercises offered
on this site:
1) Listen and watch first:
This is the most challenging technique. If you’d
like to get an idea how good your listening skills are and/or if you
feel comfortable with your listening skills, follow the viewing and
listening activities as instructed to see how much you understand by doing the
related exercises. Remember you do not have to understand everything you hear in order to have general comprehension of the scenario and complete the exercises.
Get the keywords, then guess what have been said based on context and visual
For those who don’t feel up to the
challenge of viewing and listening to the video clips first, you might choose
to do just the opposite: read or skim the transcript first to get an idea of
the video clip is about, then view the video clip later to see how much you
are able to pick up and understand.
This third option is best for learners with very weak listening skills. Open
up the transcript in a new window or print out the transcript.
Then start the video clip so that you can follow the script as you watch and
listen. Doing this will help you to make the connection between what you hear
what it means. It is like watching a video with subtitles
Whatever technique you choose to approach and use the video clips on this site,
remember our goal is to improve your listening comprehension. You can keep
viewing and listening and checking the transcript as many times as it takes
can understand the sound without looking
at the transcript. If you can do these kinds of listening exercises
regularly, we guarantee that your listening comprehension will improve. Keep
checking back because in the near future, we will upload more video clips and
listening activities on this site.