Free listening resources

One major theme of this blog is free resources that you can access online to help you study English. There are lots of good resources on the internet, but they can be hard to find sometimes. So I hope I can help you find resources that you’ll enjoy using.

Here are a few resources for listening that I have come across recently:

  • is a website full of free audiobooks, which are books that have been read aloud and recorded. Some books are by amateur authors, but there are also famous books. You can listen to these books on an mp3 player.
  • LibriVox also provides free audiobooks.
  • The English Listening Language Lab Online is a wonderful site that lets you listen to short podcasts (sound recordings). The speakers come from all over the world and talk about lots of interesting topics. If you want to, you can check your listening skills by taking a quiz afterwards! I highly recommend this site.

If you like any of these sites, please leave a comment. Also, please comment if you have some other site you would like to recommend.

Don’t forget to recommend Readable to your friends if you think it’s useful! It’s a new project and I am really hoping to have lots of readers. Thanks for coming by!

2 thoughts on “Free listening resources”

  1. Perhaps your advanced ESL students would also benefit from visiting the excellent BBC ( website, hearing news and stories from National Public Radio (, and following business news at Marketplace ( Finally, the Voice of America website includes fascinating features in “Special English” for both intermediate and advanced ESL students.

    You’ve created a very strong, practical, and inspiring website. Consider me a fan.

  2. Hey there,

    This is such a nice blog and thanks so much for all the info you have given in the topic.

    I was in desperate need of such weblinks where i can download the MP3 in egnlish for learners. In fact, I was looking for Audible English Long stories and conversation.

    And i guess by coming to your blog i have got exactly what i needed.

    Good Work..keep it going..



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