I think you will find the BBC’s Learning English website a very helpful and interesting website:
For practice with listening and written responses here is an introductory link:
When you have listened and responded to this, you can find other topics on the elllo.org website.
If you feel more confident, select a Ted.com short talk which interests you.
- write down 5 – 10 new words, or words used in a surprising way;
- find the main argument or idea
- identify the supporting arguments or ideas
- write down any questions you have about the topic — What else do you want to know about it?
I hope you enjoy these links,