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Teaching EAPP? (English for Academic and Professional Purposes) Looking for authentic lectures and resources? A good resource.
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Multiple choice comprehension questions on graded audio recordings of scripted dialogues, plus vocabulary and grammar exercises.
60 second recordings of scripted monologues, with gap-fill, spelling, and discussion exercises.
Huge range of listening (audio, video) and pronunciation (transcription) resources with learning activities.
NB: This site uses a variation on IPA (/e/ instead of /ɛ/; length markings; see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Phonetic_Alphabet_chart_for_English_dialects)
Scripted dialogues with multiple choice questions and scripts.
Oxford dictionaries spelling challenge: type each word you hear to see how well you can spell
Texts read aloud followed by vocabulary practice with audio and comprehension questions
Watch movie trailers with clickable transcripts allowing you to jump to a particular place in the trailer.
Native speakers read short texts aloud, which listeners can follow onscreen or
print a PDF with a gap-fill exercise. There are also vocabulary definitions.
Scripted audio and video clips with optional captions and comprehension questions.
Fill in the blanks as you listen to and watch music videos.
The US Public Broadcasting Service features a daily video news report with transcript and discussion questions.
Video clips under 10 minutes featuring famous and ordinary individuals interviewed on all sorts of topics. (You also have the option of videorecording and uploading your own story.)
Listen online or download mp3 files to hear novels chapter by chapter. LM Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables, Paul Auster's The Red Notebook, and Dickens' Great Expectations were favourites.
Streaming and downloadable free audiobooks
Fairy stories and classic books to listen to and read online or via podcast.
Over one thousand full-length documentaries in English on a variety of topics.
2 minute video extracts with optional subtitles, followed by vocabulary practice (type the word you hear, check native pronunciation with clickable phonetic symbols; repeat a word into your mic and get immediate feedback). Share on Facebook.
Live audio/video chat
https://www.verbling.com (chat with native speakers)
http://livemocha.com: Live text, audio or video chat with other learners of English. You can also record a video role-play for feedback from a native speaker (but only once without paying).
PHONETICS & PRONUNCIATION
The phonemic chart plus sounds, stress and intonation exercises.
Short explanations and advice for hearing and producing English sounds.
The Sounds of American English: articulatory phonetics of vowels and consonants with animation, video and transcription
My second year English majors found more listening than speaking activities, but some daring individuals tried out a number of free live audio/video chat sites designed for language learning.
What university students in France choose to work on for a complementary self-study assignment in an introductory class on phonetics for pronunciation skills.
RhinoSpike is an online language learning community tool that lets users around the globe connect and exchange foreign language audio files. Get any foreign language text read aloud for you by a native speaker!
Home page says: Submit some text that you want read aloud in a foreign language. Record your voice for an Audio Request in your native language. Download the audio file for your submission. Learn the language through real, native input.
This could be nice for language teacher training: have trainees make and request recordings and evaluate the outcomes.
Hanyu pinyin is the official system of transcribing Chinese language sounds and pronunciations into latin script. The pinyin or pin yin system is recognized globally as the standard for transcribing and learning Chinese pronunciation in speech.