Let current events news and features help your students to boost their listening comprehension! This menu of pretested recordings produced by reliable sources from across the Internet give students critical practice in listening skills. The computer lab-based activity is available in two, general listening levels. Ideal for ELL/ESL students and for Current Events activities. Students interact with the spoken text in these recordings by listening carefully for specifics. They record their listening on a graphic organizer and define a set of select academic, vocabulary words, phrases, terms, and even idioms. You can challenge their comprehension and build on their oral, academic skills with follow-up partner and small group exchanges in the classroom. For more rigor, students also can summarize the critical facts and main points of recordings in writing. These recordings also would work well in an all-class setting.