Welcome to your TOEFL Listening course.
Many of you may be intending to take the TOEFL test at some stage, and I hope this course will help you practice some of the skills you need to help you pass the test. There are several places on the Internet where you can practice listening exercises. The following are good places to start:
Click on any of the links from this page and you will find A LOT of listening exercises!
3) Try the ESL Cyber Listening Lab created by Randall Davis.
It is important that you know how to send and receive voice files to take part in this class.
If you are using Eudora 3 or Eudora Pro the easiest way is to use Pure Voice. You can download it from:
Although Pure Voice is designed to be used with Eudora you can attach Pure Voice documents to any email program.
Many of you will be familiar with Real Audio. It is used by many sites all over the internet. It is possible to send and receive voice files using Real Audio. To record Real Audio files you can use the free Real Player Producer G2.
You can use the Real Player Producer to convert .wav files to real audio (or video) files.
Several of the listening exercises in the following lessons use Real Audio so YOU MUST HAVE REAL AUDIO to do these lessons. To download Real Audio go to http://www.real.com/ to download the latest Real Player.
1) use Sound Recorder (installed on most machines) to record and listen to messages, but they create .wav files.
PLEASE DON'T SEND .WAV FILES VIA EMAIL. THEY ARE HUGE FILES AND TAKE AGES TO DOWNLOAD!!!!
Sound Recorder will only let you record
files up to one minute long. If you want to record longer .wav messages
you can use Goldwave.
If you have trouble downloading and installing these programs let me know and I'll try and help you. (OR, check out the tutorial on the EFI home page about how to download and install software.)
As assignments are completed I will mark
them off on the assessment grid so you
always check where you are up to. (Further information on assessment.)