SALC

Here are some suggestions on how to use the SALC to practice and learn languages.

SALC - Here are some suggestions on how to use the SALC to practice and learn languages.

Listening Comprehension Intermediate or Advanced Level

listen learn

Listening comprehension exercises
with trailers of English-language movies

movie night

 Blood diamond  (Edward Zwick)
 Braveheart   (Mel Gibson)
 Cashback   (Sean Ellis)
 Fantastic beasts and where to find them  (David Yates)
 Girl with a pearl earring  (Peter Webber)
 Keeping mum  (Niall Johnson)
 The King’s speech  (Tom Hooper)
 The Martian  (Ridley Scott)
 The mission  (Roland Joffé)
 Perfume  (Tom Tykwer)
 Pirates of the Caribbean: On stranger tides  (Rob Marshall)
 The secret life of Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller)
 Shakespeare in love (John Madden)
 The sixth sense (Night Shyamalan)
 Titanic (James Cameron)

Thanksgiving Listening Comprehension

Watch the video; then answer the quiz.

The Mayflower Voyager

 

The Mayflower Quiz

Start
Congratulations - you have completed The Mayflower Quiz. You scored %%SCORE%% out of %%TOTAL%%. Your performance has been rated as %%RATING%%
Your answers are highlighted below.
Return
Shaded items are complete.
12345
678910
End
Return

 

 

 

Listening Comprehension through movie trailers

LISTENING COMPREHENSION 

Learning through media (movies, music, etc.) is one of the best ways to learn a new language.

Here’s what you do:

  1. Click on the video you want to watch below.

  2. Watch the video, and pay attention to it! (You can pause and rewind the video.)

  3. Answer the listening comprehension questions below the video.

  4. Check your answers.


Anger Management

500 Days of Summer
500 Days of Summer

Shutter Island

A Beautiful Mind

Sharkwater

Reading Comprehension Advanced

Endurance Athletes

bike1

Have you ever wondered why children always seem to have bags of energy and never run out of steam? Researchers have discovered that children have the stamina and levels of recovery of endurance athletes. In fact, scientists say children’s muscles recover from “high-intensity exercise” a lot quicker than athletes. A study looked at the performance levels of children when they were cycling, and compared their fitness to that of athletes. Researcher Dr Sebastien Ratel said: “We found the children used more of their aerobic metabolism and were therefore less tired during the high-intensity physical activities. They also recovered very quickly – even faster than the well-trained adult endurance athletes.”

The researchers hope that their findings will help scientists better understand how the human body changes with age. It could lead to advances in the fight against diabetes and other diseases. Dr Ratel said the research was particularly important as more children were become less active. He warned: “With the rise in diseases related to physical inactivity, it is helpful to understand the physiological changes with growth that might contribute to the risk of disease.” He added that children should maintain their fitness as they grow up and play as much as they could so they remain healthy as adults. He said: “Children seem to have the ability to play and play and play, long after adults have become tired.” 

Click on the following links to do exercises related to the passage:

20 questions

4-speed reading

Quiz