Listen to everyday conversations recorded by native British English speakers in our LearnEnglish Podcasts series, and improve listening skills. Listen to podcast hosts Tess, Ravi, Adam and Jo chatting with different people and talking about different everyday topics, such as their favourite celebrities, making plans for the weekend, having a dinner party and which cities they like to live in.
The app helps you learn everyday English by providing 60 episodes and over 20 hours of free listening about a wide range of topics, as well as great new features that help you listen and understand the conversations.
LISTEN, READ AND CHECK THAT YOU UNDERSTAND
In every episode, listen and read along with a moving audioscript. The audioscript gets highlighted to help you focus on listening. Comprehension questions come with each episode so that you can check your listening and whether you understand the conversation.
HOW THE APP HELPS YOU LEARN EVERYDAY ENGLISH
The best way to improve your listening skills is to listen to a little bit every day and try to listen to a wide range of different topics in English. When you’re listening, try to remember or write down as many of the main points as possible.
FEATURES BACKGROUND PLAYING AND OFFLINE ACCESS
The audio plays even when the screen is turned off. This is a popular request from our users – thank you all for your feedback.
You can also:
- download episodes onto your tablet or phone and listen offline
- delete episodes after you’ve listened to them to create space on your tablet or phone. Re-download episodes when you want to listen again.
We love to hear from our users! If you have any feature requests, feedback or need technical support, get in touch with us through the Feedback and Support button in the Help screen in the app.
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LEARN ENGLISH WITH THE BRITISH COUNCIL
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The British Council creates top English learning apps for learners of all ages. You can download our apps to practise grammar, vocabulary and listening. Visit our website to see all our apps www.britishcouncil.org/mobilelearning.
- We've fixed a bug that was causing the app to crash when playing the last episode of any series. Thank you for reporting it to us!
We hope you enjoy improving your English listening skills with LearnEnglish Podcasts!
Ratings and Reviews
This is very useful in order to improve my listening skills and it also helps with my vocabulary
Thank you for your great review!
Great job. This app is amazing for learning English!
I'm really recommend you, if you need to improve your English this is the app!
Thank you for your review and we hope you enjoy using the app. :)
Helpful for learning English and a great tool for those who are in a basic level
Thank you and we are glad to know that you find the app helpful! :)
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