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Better at English

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Better at English: Free English lessons. Podcasts based on authentic English usage, idioms, slang and everyday English conversations. Improve your vocabulary; listen to English and learn English in just a few minutes a day.


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Learning English

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BBC Learning English - Express English | Every week we ask people a different question. Listen to what the people featured in the video say, then join the conversation!


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Listen A Minute

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Easier English Listening and Activities: Free EFL/ESL lessons with online activities and handouts for teaching and learning listening.


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Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab

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(US English) This ESL listening Web site created by Randall Davis helps ESL/EFL students improve their listening comprehension skills through practice with self-grading quiz pages.


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ESL-Library Podcasts | ESL Library Blog

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These mini-podcasts are short and sweet and feature audio previews from ESL-Library lessons. Your students can listen to these recordings for homework or extra listening practice via iTunes. Watch for a new episode each Wednesday.


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Phonetics: The Sounds of English- The University of Iowa

Phonetics: The Sounds of English- The University of Iowa | Listen to English!  Speak in English! | Scoop.it

Like to know the rules?  Some learners benefit from understanding the system that underlies the language they are learning.  This resource combines audio, video and flash animation to demonstrate the pronunciation of particular sounds of English.

 

Select one of the different types of Consonant (stops [p-t-k, b-d-g], fricatives [f-v, th-th, s-z, sh-ge], affricates [ch-dg], nasals [m-n-ng], liquids [l, r], or glides [w, y]) or Vowel (monophthongs [a, i, u etc], or - more likely for English - diphthongs [ai, ei, ou, au]).

 

You can learn the symbols if you like, but it's perhaps more useful to try to spot patterns and perhaps notice words or sounds you tend to mispronounce.  Like many learning activities, best used little and often, rather than in a long session which is likely to prove confusing.


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EnglishCentral.com

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Really cool and easy to use site which helps you to improve your pronunciation, your listening and your vocabulary whilst watching video clips.  You can watch almost anything from serious videos on things such as 'How to make a telephone call' to more fun things like interviews with Lady Gaga and even the 'Rapping Flight Attendent'!   Speech recognition records your voice and provides instant feedback on pronunciation. TRY IT!


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Ben Piscopo's curator insight, May 8, 2013 9:10 AM

An amazing web app... I'm speechless!

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Visit the academic office to borrow headphones with a microphone to record and listen back to your speaking.  The website will give you instant feedback on your pronunciation accuracy.  How cool is that?!

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elllo | English Listening Online

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Really comprehensive website with lots of authentic listening materials.  Lots of different accents to listen to.  Transcripts are available and there are quizzes too.


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Lyrics - 1,000+ ELT Videos - EFL CLASSROOM 2.0

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BBC Radio 1

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Listen to BBC Radio 1, home of the Official Chart, the Live Lounge and the world's greatest DJs including Chris Moyles, Scott Mills, Fearne Cotton, Greg James, Zane Lowe, Annie Mac and many more.

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Big Think | Blogs, Articles and Videos from the World's Top Thinkers and Leaders

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Blogs, Articles and Videos from the World's Top Thinkers and Leaders...

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6 Minute English

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BBC Learning English - a weekly six minute podcast lesson, with a printable transcript and online quiz.


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Robert Paulraj's curator insight, September 15, 2013 1:27 PM

BBC Learning English is in celebratory mood as they mark 70 years of teaching English! Welcome to Learn English online with the help of this free website from the British Council with games, stories, listening activities and grammar exercises. You can search for your favourites or have a look at the site map to find out where everything is. You will find lots of listening activities and video content in Listen & Watch. We also have a Grammar section, IELTS exam practice materials and materials about Business & Work. To improve your academic writing, visit Writing for a Purpose.

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Listen & Watch

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LearnEnglish | British Council | audio and video materials with language practice activities that you can do on your computer while you listen or watch.


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Free Public Domain Audio Books

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Thousands of free audio books that you can download in mp3, iPod and iTunes formats for your portable audio player.


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English as a Second Language Podcast

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English as a Second Language Podcasts - Useful listening resources to learn and practise your listening skills. Updated regularly, with new episodes several times a week. US (American) English.


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EnglishCentral.com

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Really cool and easy to use site which helps you to improve your pronunciation, your listening and your vocabulary whilst watching video clips.  You can watch almost anything from serious videos on things such as 'How to make a telephone call' to more fun things like interviews with Lady Gaga and even the 'Rapping Flight Attendent'!   Speech recognition records your voice and provides instant feedback on pronunciation. TRY IT!


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Ben Piscopo's curator insight, May 8, 2013 9:10 AM

An amazing web app... I'm speechless!

Embassy English's curator insight, July 3, 2013 11:37 AM

Visit the academic office to borrow headphones with a microphone to record and listen back to your speaking.  The website will give you instant feedback on your pronunciation accuracy.  How cool is that?!

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Learning English - Home

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BBC Learning English - a site which covers EVERYTHING about learning English!  Wonderful pronunciation videos as well as great up to the minute vocabulary!


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english-at-home.com

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Here´s a site that can help you improve your written and spoken English with lessons, articles and interactive tests and exercises: The English Speaking section is packed with tips and advice to improve your speaking so that you become more fluent and confident with your spoken English. While the Speaking section helps you find the correct words to use, the Pronunciation section gives tips actually saying the words, so that native English speakers will understand you easier. The comprehensive English Grammar section covers everything you need. In the Vocabulary and Idioms section you'll find help with many different subjects, from using a dictionary, how to describe people and behaviour as well as lots of tips to help improve your vocabulary. There´s also a Reading page - it's regularly updated to help you practise your reading skills and if you need help with business, the world of work and other real-life situations, make sure you visit the Business English section too. Finally, there´s a selection of games and quizzes to help improve your English.


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Listen and Write - Dictation

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Listen-and-write is free listening practice. Online dictations for different levels.


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Learn Languages Online For Free Through Music Videos and Song Lyrics: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Dutch

Learn Languages Online For Free Through Music Videos and Song Lyrics: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Dutch | Listen to English!  Speak in English! | Scoop.it

LyricsTraining is an easy and fun method to learn and improve your foreign languages skills, through the music videos and lyrics of your favorite songs...


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english - How-To Videos & Articles « Wonder How To

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See english how to videos on Wonder How To, like Use the passive voice in the English language, Ask "yes, no" questions in English, using "is", "are", and Ask and answer questions in the English language.

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