Hogeschool van Amsterdam

A-Z Studenten Culturele en Maatschappelijke Vorming

Part 1

Listening and Vocabulary


A. Go to the homepage of: http://www.esl-lab.com/

and select from General Listening Quizzes “Medium”: A Student Credit Card: http://www.esl-lab.com/credit/creditcardrd1.htm

  1. read the text under I. Pre-Listening exercises, look up the words you don’t know.
  2. do the listening exercise under II. Listening Exercises and check your answers; if anything is not clear, you can check the script.
  3. do the 4 exercises under III. Vocabulary Activities and check your answers.

[You can skip the Post-Listening Exercises]

B. Go to the homepage of: http://www.elllo.org/english/

select 1101 to 1150 in de left-hand margin.


  1. Warning Labels: exercise 1115 – if you want to read and listen at the same time, select “play” under first tab (‘transcript’); if you want to listen without reading the text at the same time, select the second tab (‘audio slide show’).
  2. select the third tab (‘vocabulary’) and study the vocabulary; look up words you don’t know.
  3. click on Vocabulary Quiz and then on Comprehension Quiz at the left-hand side of the text. Do the exercises.

C. Go to the homepage of the website www.elllo.org and select “Mixer”. On this site, on the left, you can sort by Level. Select one of the levels, for example level 5. You can select now any subject you like, listen to the conversation and do the vocabulary and comprehension quizzes.

If you can’t choose, select the direct link below.

Protest: http://www.elllo.org/english/1201/1201-Julia-Protest.htm

  1. If you want to read and listen at the same time, select “play” under first tab (‘transcript’); if you want to listen without reading the text at the same time, select the second tab (‘audio slide show’).
  2. Click on Vocabulary Quiz and then on Comprehension Quiz at the right-hand side of the text. Do the exercises.

This site does not always work properly; if it doesn’t, try some other time.



Select Vocabulary and then click Take test now. Check the results. Look up the words you don’t know.

More Vocabulary

The BBC has a very good site with all kinds of exercises: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/ . Select the option Features and then Words in the News. Then select any episode you like to practise your vocabulary.

Listening and Vocabulary

The same BBC site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/

offers a lot of extra practice material via the option 6 Minute English. Select any subject you like, listen to the story and do the exercises underneath. The best thing to do is listen to the story first, without looking at the text and then listen to the story again, while reading the text. This way you will automatically pick up new words.

Reading and Vocabulary

For Reading exercises you can explore the English Test Store site. Under the sections Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate Reading Tests and Advanced Reading Tests you will find lists of tests. Make your own, random selection or choose one of the direct links under Selection below.

Instructions: there are 5 tot 10 questions on a particular test. After having submitted the answer, you will hear whether it is correct or not. The next question on the text will then automatically appear.



I. Click on the link: http://englishteststore.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2977:English-Intermediate-Reading-Comprehension-Test-004&catid=133:english-reading-tests&Itemid=382

Instructions: Scroll down, click on start, read the passage and answer the questions. Click submit and you will get the next question on the same passage.

II. Click on the link: http://englishteststore.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2981:English-Intermediate-Reading-Comprehension-Test-008&catid=133:english-reading-tests&Itemid=382

Instructions: as above.

III. Click on the link: http://www.vocabulary.com/

Answer the questions. You can do as many rounds as you like. Each round consists of 10 questions.

IV. Click on the link: http://www.theproblemsite.com/games/wordspin/default.asp

Click on the tab 'rules'. Here you find the instructions to the game. Click on the tab 'set up' and then on 'begin game'. Very addictive!

Don’t forget to make a list of all the words you look up. Use the Vocabulary Building Worksheet attached to this module and make sentences as well.​

Gepubliceerd door  Faculteit Maatschappij en Recht 21 februari 2018