Stimulus Sounds Library

Stimulus Sounds Library

This part of the School Radio website offers a range of 200 + audio clips, available at any time, organised by category.

They can be used to foster listening skills or serve as stimulus for a range of other work.

It's a flexible learning resource for you to use as you wish.

Weather

  • Heavy rain on roof
  • Dramatic thunder storm
  • Fog (fog horn)
  • Lightning strike 1
  • Lightning strike 2
  • Long thunder roll
  • Rain in puddles
  • Rain on foliage
  • Heavy rain on roof
  • Storm: rain and wind
  • Summer: a summer’s day
  • Thunderclap 1
  • Thunderclap 2
  • Thunderclap 3
  • Thunder and rain together
  • Thunder storm
  • Wind: blizzard
  • Wind: blustery through fence
  • Wind: gusty through wire
  • Wind: low pitched
  • Wind: tornado

Transport

  • Boat: cabin cruiser passes
  • Boat: canal narrow boat
  • Boat: rowing boat
  • Boat: sailing boat
  • Car: approaches and skids
  • Car: (exterior) passes
  • Car: fast depart
  • Car: (interior) starts up and runs
  • Car: skids to a stop
  • Car: starts up and drives off
  • Ferry: blows horn
  • Ferry: recorded in bridge
  • Helicopter lands
  • Helicopter takes off
  • London tube train approaches platform
  • London tube train (interior)
  • Lorry starts and departs
  • Lorry starts into constant run
  • Lorry (exterior) passes
  • Motorbike passes
  • Motorbike starts and departs
  • Motorbike starts and runs
  • Ship: paddle steam horn only
  • Ship: paddle steamer with horn
  • Steam train: approaches and passes
  • Steam train whistles
  • Train (125 diesel) passes
  • Train (electric) constant run
  • Train (electric) departs
  • Train (electric) passes
  • Train - wheels on the track
  • Turbo prop plane lands
  • Turbo prop plane takes off

Animals

  • Baboons playing
  • Cat (growling)
  • Cat (miaowing)
  • Chickens
  • Chimpanzees
  • Cockerel
  • Cows
  • Dog (barking)
  • Dog (drinking)
  • Dog (arguing)
  • Donkey
  • Elephants (trumpeting)
  • Goat
  • Goats (several)
  • Hens
  • Horse (neighs)
  • Horse (snorts)
  • Horse (trots past)
  • Horse (coming out of stable)
  • Kitten (miaowing)
  • Lamb (bleating)
  • Leopard
  • Lion
  • Panther
  • Pigs (grunting)
  • Sheep
  • Tiger
  • Wart hog

Birds

  • Blackbird
  • Buzzard
  • Cockatoo
  • Cockerel
  • Coot
  • Duck (Mallards)
  • Geese
  • Nightingale
  • Owl (Tawny)
  • Oystercatchers
  • Robin
  • Rook
  • Rookery
  • Seagulls
  • Skylark
  • Sparrows
  • Swans
  • Thrush

Inside

  • Amusement arcade
  • Concert hall
  • Factory (milk bottling plant)
  • Fish market
  • Hospital (foetal heart beat)
  • Hospital (maternity unit)
  • Library
  • Rail station
  • Restaurant
  • School classroom
  • Supermarket
  • Theatre audience
  • Zoo (bird house)

Outside

  • Big Ben strikes one
  • Children playing (park)
  • Children playing (playground)
  • Church bells
  • Crowd - cricket match
  • Crowd - royal occasion
  • Crowd - cheering marathon runners
  • Crowd - children outside
  • Crowd - football crowd during match
  • Crowd - football crowd, goal scored
  • Crowd - football crowd, near miss
  • Farm (sheep farm)
  • Footsteps (shingle)
  • Footsteps (snow)
  • Footsteps (pavement)
  • Harbour
  • Park
  • Rainforest – afternoon
  • Rainforest - early afternoon
  • Rainforest – evening
  • Rainforest – night
  • River scene
  • Seawash
  • Stream
  • Swimming pool
  • Traffic in town
  • Woodland (dawn)
  • Woodland (spring)

Jobs

  • Ambulance service
  • Blacksmith
  • Builder (building site)
  • Bus driver
  • Carpenter (sawing)
  • Coffee stall worker
  • Dairy farmer (hand milking)
  • Dentist (drilling)
  • Explorer
  • Fire brigade - fire engine departs
  • Fire brigade - fire extinguisher deployed
  • Fire brigade - hoses and ladders deployed
  • Fire brigade - hoses used on fire
  • Gallery attendant
  • Jet pilot
  • Market trader
  • Milk round
  • Painter and decorator (painting)
  • Police - police car with siren
  • Police - police siren

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Ballooning
  • Cricket
  • Darts (3 darts thrown)
  • Football - crowd during match
  • Football - goal scored
  • Football - near miss
  • Golf - shot out of bunker
  • Horse racing
  • Ice skating
  • Marathon run
  • Motor sport - rally race
  • Scuba diving
  • Skiing
  • Snooker
  • Squash
  • Speedway
  • Swimming - outdoor pool
  • Swimming - indoor pool
  • Table tennis
  • Trampolining

Comedy

  • Clockwork
  • Cork pops
  • Dragon breathes fire
  • Dripping taps
  • Footsteps in mud
  • Gibberish phone call
  • Horns
  • Laughing horse
  • Monster flies away
  • Old banger
  • Swannee whistle 'up'
  • Swannee whistle 'down'

Space

  • Flying saucer takes off
  • Beaming down
  • Alien walking in a swamp
  • Meteor passes
  • Laser weapon
  • Helpful space robot
  • Alien sounds
  • Space craft starts engines
  • Space craft door opens
  • Space craft door opens 2
  • Space craft talking computer
  • Space craft talking computer 2
  • Space craft alarm signal
  • Space craft alarm signal 2
  • Space craft engine hum
  • Space craft lands

Programmes to download

Programmes to download at any time

Download programmes

A collection of programmes to download as mp3 files at any time. Includes dance and music.

Podcasts

Podcasts

Current podcasts

See all School Radio and other Learning podcasts available from the BBC Podcast Directory.

Contact us

Contact us

Contact us

We are always pleased to recieve your feedback, suggestions and pupils' work.

WW1 commemoration

WW1 Performance Pack

WW1 Performance Pack

Commemorate the outbreak of WW1 by staging our specially-written play 'Archie Dobson's War'.

Private Peaceful - listen now!

Click to listen to Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo

Private Peaceful

All 13 episodes of Michael Morpurgo's moving WW1 story are available to listen to online.

Teacher's notes

Teacher's Notes

Online Teacher's Notes

Notes to support the programmes including details of all the series content.