Listening Challenge 1 and Listening Challenge 2 Bundle

Get both listening challenges, save money and understand fast, native English in 30 days.

30 days of lessons with 2 lessons each day

Get 2 audio lessons and a transcript every day and do mini dictations to improve your listening skills.

Make fast progress!

At first this challenge is difficult, but after 30 days, you will notice a huge improvement in your understanding.

Listening techniques

Learn a new study technique that you can continue to use after the challenges are over.

'I can understand my textbooks and my teacher, but I don't understand real English'

Would you like to understand fast, native English in conversations and series and films?

I think there are two reasons why we don't understand native spoken English.

  1. We don't know enough vocabulary.
  2. We haven't practised listening enough.

In these challenges, we are going to fix number 2. It's really possible to make very fast progress in listening if you practise every day.

We'll do two things - mini dictations (this what really gives you fast progress) and lots of incidental listening as you go about your day.

What our students say:

Dalane from Brazil

I took both listening challenges to focus on feeling more confident to understand people's conversations. Sometimes I find it hard to understand conversations of my mother tongue (Portuguese from African countries or Portugal). So it also helped me to tune my ears.

Nicolas from Ukraine

The course was utterly useful for me. It gave many good examples of pronunciation. Using course materials you can hear local accents and train your ability to understand people when they change speech rate and use many thinking words unnecessary to explain what they want to say. Passing through the course, I was improving my ability to hear what people say.

Hubavina from Bulgaria

Listening and pronunciation are very difficult for me. This course is useful for me. You explain very well all the important things in the course and I like that. After this course, my English is better and I improve my understanding with comprehension and it is important for me. Thanks.

In this challenge, you will learn to:

  • Separate the words so that you can hear what the person said, instead of one long noise.
  • Get comfortable with the way that English speakers use different pronunciation (shorter words and dropped syllables and sometimes completely different sounds) when they're speaking quickly.
  • Understand the slang and different expressions that English speakers use in everyday speech.
  • Understand the extra noises and sounds English speakers use when they're talking (uhh, um, er, hmmm). These words are taken out of the audio in textbooks and on the radio, but we use them all the time!

What our students say:

Liudmilla from Russia

I really enjoy this listening course because you provide us real casual conversation between native speakers. You showed us how words flow, some spoken constructions and many diffrent British accents. I'll be waiting for another one! Thank you very much. You've done a great job!

Alice from Hong Kong

The course helps improve my listening. I am more confident in English listening now. I can understand more than before. The course is amazing. In each lesson, a British native English speaker will talk about some interesting topic in natural speed. It is always good for us to get familiar with different region accents in Britain and to distinguish them. It is utterly fascinating for those people who are interested in British accent.

Dina from Kazakhstan

It was a great listening course for me. Especially I liked the range of various topic, so I developed not only my listening skills but also I learned new vocabulary. It is really effective technique to understand more in English.

How the challenges work:

  • Every day for 30 days, you'll get two new lessons.
  • Each lesson has a real, natural conversation with a native English speaker. The conversations are fast and full of examples of the kind of pronunciation that many students don't understand. I'll help you to understand them!
  • The lessons include audio with full transcripts and video explanations and notes from me.
  • For each lesson there's a mini dictation (this is the part that really, really helps). I'll explain everything about the best technique for this.

What our students say:

Jaco from The Netherlands

I liked the different topics. They were very interesting and because of that, it was nice to listen to the conversations. I also learned to listen very carefully.

Olga from Russia

It was my first Listening Course and I absolutely loved it. It kind of "moved" me in the right direction and I started listening more and more. Utterly fascinating!

Daniele from Italy

I had a great conversation in English with a native speaker. Moreover, I feel like I have improved my pronunciation.

Hi, I'm Seonaid, your teacher

And together with the Perfect English Grammar team, I've helped tens of millions of students improve their grammar.

I'm a British native speaker of English. I have a Master's degree (MPhil) from Cambridge University in English and Linguistics and I've been teaching English for many years.

Languages are wonderful! I love teaching and I love thinking about languages and how we can learn them really well. I'm here to help you use the best techniques to improve your vocabulary and achieve your English goals.

Frequently Asked Questions

The challenges start whenever you like and you can keep them forever. We recommend that you spend 30 days per challenge.

You can keep the challenges forever and study them whenever you like. It doesn't matter if you don't finish in thirty days - you can do it later.

There's two short listening exercises every day. You'll need about fifteen or twenty minutes per exercise (maybe a little more at first, but you'll get faster!).

We have thousands of happy students! But if you do decide that the challenges aren't what you need, we offer a full 30-day guarantee. Just send us an email and we'll give you your money back.

Yes! You are very welcome to use this material in your classroom or with your private students. Everything can be downloaded, printed and photocopied.

Join the challenge!

Listening Challenge 1 and Listening Challenge 2 Bundle

$60(+ tax)

You'll get:

  1. 60 lessons, each with a real, natural conversation with a native English speaker
  2. Audio with full transcripts, video explanations and notes
  3. A mini dictation for each lesson
  4. Support from the Perfect English Grammar team