Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"
Jessica Beck
"Director of IELTS Training"

Today you’ll learn how to improve IELTS Listening skills with specific resources.

Catching numbers you hear is necessary for Listening.

A 3 Keys student recently asked about this in our closed Facebook group:

Could you please recommend something I could practice to improve my listening skills for numbers?

Enjoying business and finance podcasts and shows are great for this.

Our first recommendation is StartUp, by Alex Blumberg of Gimlet Media.

This is a fascinating look into being an entrepreneur.

Another great one is Business Unusual, hosted by a judge of the TV show Shark Tank.

Another great genre to practice numbers is history.

A super famous one is Hardcore History by Dan Carlin, whose goal is to make history accessible to everyone.

One more title to explore is The History Chicks.

For more of our favorite podcasts, check out these other episodes:

Listen the an episode for 20 minutes, then listen to that 20 minutes again.

Write down the numbers that you hear the first time, and check your understanding the second time.

Then, listen to the rest of the episode to keep improving your listening comprehension.

Leave your own podcast recommendations in the comments section below!

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