To the student

To the teacher



Whether you are a student of English on a pre-sessional English language course at university or you are working on your own to improve your academic language skills, this website will help you learn some important listening strategies and prepare you for future lectures.

It is built around a research study that was commissioned by the company Kleenex for their "Let It Out" campaign and implemented by the Social Issues Research Centre in Oxford under the direction of the anthropologist Kate Fox. It was aimed at investigating the emotional state of Britain.


Watch the Kleenex "Let It Out" advert:



If you are a learner of English and want to do the exercises on this site on your own, click here for some information.

If you are a teacher of English and want to use some the exercises in your lessons, click here for suggestions.


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