English listening practice

Learn English and practise listening with dictations and intensive listening exercises.

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What is MicroEnglish?

MicroEnglish aims to help you learn English while improving your listening comprehension.

MicroEnglish provides regular English dictations and listening exercises to give you practice listening to natural, conversational English in a variety of accents.

These listening exercises will help you to overcome the challenge of understanding spoken English.

How does it work?

The listening exercises on MicroEnglish are based on dictations.

Dictations are short, intensive listening exercises that focus on understanding individual words and phrases in a sentence.

Doing dictations regularly is a great way to become a stronger and more confident listener in English.

As well as developing your listening comprehension, dictations are also an excellent way to focus on vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation.

Vocabulary dictations

Short, intensive listening exercises focussing on useful phrasal verbs and idioms.


Short dictation exercises based on extracts from popular podcasts. View all.

Intensive listening

Very challenging intensive listening exercises based on popular podcasts.

Grammar dictations

Review and practise important grammar structures while improving your listening skills with these grammar focussed dictation exercises.

Will, going to, present continuous: future plans
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Will, going to, present continuous: future plans

Learn how to use will, going to, and present continuous to talk about future plans in English and improve your listening skills with these dictation exercises ...
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Learn 25 useful idioms and expressions for professional and business contexts with this micro-listening course.

Access 75 micro-dictations in 5 different accents to improve your listening while learning new vocabulary.

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