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Internet damaging 20,000 U.K. stores

Internet damaging 20,000 U.K. stores | British life and culture | Scoop.it
English News Lessons: Free 26-Page lesson plan / 2-page mini-lesson - Retail Chains - Handouts, online activity, mp3... current events.
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Learning English - 6 Minute English - Reaching for the sky

Do you 'love' tall buildings? In 6 Minute English we step inside the European Union's tallest skyscraper: The Shard. 6 Minute English: 14 February 2013
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Royalty

Royalty | British life and culture | Scoop.it
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Alice Wujciak's curator insight, December 28, 2012 7:22 PM

Royalty . . . what could this be?  

 

Go see, and also follow the English Language Magazine on ScoopIt:  http://www.scoop.it/t/english-language-magazine

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Melissa : Scottish typical food - Audio Lingua - mp3

Melissa : Scottish typical food - Audio Lingua - mp3 | British life and culture | Scoop.it
Melissa talks about Scottish food habits : hours of the day, specialties...
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"Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens

Shona Whyte:

Loudlit.org has a collection of audio books, many retrieved from Project Gutenberg with audio via Librivox.org.

 

Here you can read along to the audio of Dicken's Great Expectations.

 

Unless you're a big fan of classic fiction, this is going to seem like hard work for language learning, but it's a good resource for general language input for upper intermediate and advanced learners (listen regularly for a short period).  You can also work on a short section using the shadow reading technique, where you keep the volume quite low and try to read aloud with the reader; this helps fluency and intonation.  Otherwise you can just listen and note words which are not pronounced as you expected, and look for patterns there.

 

Loudlit also has children's literature and poetry sections.


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Jay Kay's curator insight, February 25, 2013 3:14 AM

Wonderful for that long flight, or that commute in traffic

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Live from ... authentic interviews | Onestopenglish

Live from ... authentic interviews | Onestopenglish | British life and culture | Scoop.it
A series of innovative podcasts featuring interviews with members of the public. We started with London but have now travelled further afield, to Oxford, Edinburgh, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Andalucia and Geneva.
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LearnEnglish | British Council | Christmas – the good, the bad and the ugly

LearnEnglish | British Council | Christmas – the good, the bad and the ugly | British life and culture | Scoop.it
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Free TEFL lesson plan: Valentine’s Day

Free TEFL lesson plan: Valentine’s Day | British life and culture | Scoop.it
Free TEFL lesson plan (including Student Worksheets & mp3) about Valentine's Day. Detailed instructions to help TEFL teachers have a successful and entertaining class practising listening skills. Lots of communicative activities.

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Free Audio: Download the Complete Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

Free Audio: Download the Complete Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis | British life and culture | Scoop.it
Before the days of Harry Potter, generations of young readers let their imaginations take flight with The Chronicles of Narnia, a series of seven fantasy novels written by C. S. Lewis. Like his friend J.R.R.

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Live from London: Christmas

Live from London: Christmas | British life and culture | Scoop.it
This is the first of two 'Christmas special' Live from London podcasts. We went to Covent Garden and asked people the question: "What's a typical Christmas for you?
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ESL Holiday Lessons.com: Guy Fawkes Night

ESL Holiday Lesson plan on Guy Fawkes Night. Handouts and mp3 listening.
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Life in the UK: Spitalfields Market - Listening Comprehension Quiz

Spitalfields Market - Test your English reading and listening skills with this video listening activity for Intermediate English students and young learners.
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Cinematic listening: A ghost's guide to London | Onestopenglish

Cinematic listening: A ghost's guide to London | Onestopenglish | British life and culture | Scoop.it
Luke and James Vyner present a series of cinematic listening lessons that will take you and your students on a fantastic adventure through London – with your guide, Lord Jeffrey, the Ghost of London.
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ESL Holiday Lessons.com: April Fool's Day

ESL Holiday Lesson plan on April Fool's Day. Handouts and mp3 listening.
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