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Internet resources

April 28, 2007

Hello again,

The new breed of Internet resources, using podcasts, allows teachers and students to access high quality listening materials. Never before has there been such a wide choice of free, and ...

regularly updated material. I have selected three sites that are well worth exploring and I quote from their introductions although I can’t pretend to have tested the validity of their claims.

The site introduction tells us:
Business English Pod delivers free weekly MP3 podcast lessons for intermediate and advanced business English learners. Each podcast is focused on a particular skill (meetings, presentations, telephoning etc.) and language function (clarifying, disagreeing, questioning etc.).

2. http://carterandrigby.mypodcasts.net/
According to the blurb:
The podcasts on this site will help you to improve your English vocabulary and pronunciation and your listening skills. There are three short (2 or 3 minutes) podcasts every week, in clearly spoken English. You can download them to your computer, or subscribe using a programme such as iTunes or Yahoo, or simply listen to them by clicking the Flash player on the web page beneath each episode. You can put the podcasts on to your iPod or MP3 player, and listen to them on your way to school or work. The full text of each podcast is on this site (and will also appear on your iPod screen), so you can look up the meanings of words that you do not understand in a dictionary.

3. http://www.englishthroughstories.com/
Here the claim is:
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.

Let me know if you use these sites and tell readers what you thought of them.

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