Here is another listening exercise. The text in this podcast contains most of the sounds of English. Listen carefully and see how many distinct sounds you can hear. See the transcript link above for the text and practice suggestions.
Text credit: accent.gmu.edu
Intro & Outro Music: La Pompe Du Trompe by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com
Here is the text of the recording:
Please call Stella. Ask her to bring these things with her from the store: Six spoons of fresh snow peas, five thick slabs of blue cheese, and maybe a snack for her brother Bob. We also need a small plastic snake and a big toy frog for the kids. She can scoop these things into three red bags, and we will go meet her Wednesday at the train station.
Use the read and look up technique*:
Please call Stella. / Ask her / to bring these things / with her from the store: / Six spoons / of fresh snow peas, / five thick slabs / of blue cheese, / and maybe a snack / for her brother Bob. / We also need / a small plastic snake / and a big toy frog / for the kids. She can scoop these things / into three red bags, / and we will go meet her Wednesday / at the train station.
* If you haven't tried the read and look up technique yet, you should! Here's the podcast where I explained and introduced it: