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ENGLISH DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDED WEBSITES

 

DICTIONARIES

 

RADIO & TELEVISION

 

NEWSPAPERS

 

British

American

Australian

 

PRONUNCIATION

 

GRAMMAR & VOCABULARY EXERCISES

 

LISTENING COMPREHENSION

§         Radio interviews: This BBC site has a collection of interviews, originally produced for radio, with people as diverse as Bob Marley and Margaret Thatcher or Rowan Atkinson. Many of the interviews are based around facets of British culture and are organised alphabetically. http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/audiointerviews/

§         Repeat After Us: A library containing 7,854 copyright-free texts and 1,820 recordings. Poetry, children's stories, prose, memorable quotes, nursery rhymes and more.http://www.repeatafterus.com/index.php

§         Englishcaster: Podcast lessons for learners of English. http://englishcaster.com/

§         ELLLO: English Language Listening Lab Online. Listen to English speakers from all over the world. Over 400 listening activities that include quizes and texts. New listening every day.http://www.elllo.org/index.htm

§         The English Listening Lounge: Short listenings at different levels on a variety of topics. http://www.englishlistening.com/

§         ESL-Lab.com: Randall's ESL lab offers listenings with online quizzes, activities and scripts, at easy, medium and difficult levels. http://www.esl-lab.com/

§         The Voices Project: a snapshot of the many ways people speak across the British Isles in the early 21st century. http://www.bbc.co.uk/voices/yourvoice/about_voices.shtml#A

§         Don't miss 'video nation'! Here you'll find video recordings on a wide range of topics you can choose from. http://www.bbc.co.uk/videonation/

§         Interested in the English language? Here you will find a weekly analysis of the English language. Voice of America Wordmaster also features grammar, slang, regional English, idioms, you name it.http://www.voanews.com/specialenglish/wordmaster/index.cfm

§         Want to keep your English up to date? Well, you can listen to David Crystal's talks http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/radio/specials/1728_uptodate/index.shtml

§         BBC recordings of news and other interesting stuff especially created for students of English. http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/

§         If you are more interested in American English this is the 'across the ocean' counterpart. http://www.voanews.com/specialenglish/index.cfm

 

PODCASTS

English Language Learning:

With English as a Second Language Podcast, you will improve your English by listening to native speakers talk and discuss topics of interest to you.  You'll learn new idioms and expressions and learn to use them the way native speakers do. http://www.eslpod.com/website/index.php

With TOEFLPod.com's TOEFL® Podcast, you will improve your English by listening to native speakers talk and discuss topics similar to those that will appear on the TOEFL® or IELTS exams.

http://www.eslpod.com/toefl/

With the English Through Stories Podcast, you will improve your English by listening to a fun, entertaining story each week.  You'll learn new idioms and expressions and learn to use them the way native speakers do. If you are an advanced speaker of English looking for an interesting, entertaining way to improve your English, listen to our new English Through Stories Podcast!  Each week, you'll hear a new episode of a drama or "soap opera" in English.

a series of video podcasts from Teachers' TV where celebrities find out just how tough it is to be a teacher. Other series:

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    • Eat better, do better
    • New beginnings
    • Inspirations

http://education.guardian.co.uk/teacherstv/0,,1753413,00.html

(Updated daily) -A 30-minute daily news and feature program in a simplified form of American English, made easier for those learning the language. ftp://8475.ftp.storage.akadns.net/mp3/voa/english/spec/special_english.mp3

Easy listening:

News:

Comedy:

Travel:

 

READING

    BOOKS ON-LINE

 

    STORIES

 

    HUMOUR

 

    QUOTATIONS

 

    ODDITIES

 

    BIOGRAPHIES

 

 

OTHER INTERESTING SITES FOR LEARNERS OF ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE

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