English listening practice

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Diplomacy in action

Mar. 12th 2010 5:47 PM

This English exercise is based on an interview we did with Doug from the U.S.

Doug talks about his work and training as part of the United States’ diplomatic corp; what it takes and why he enjoys his work.

Napoleon. An old hand at diplomacy.

Napoleon. An old hand at diplomacy.

The teaching materials include an MP3 version of the interview, plus a glossary, comprehension questions and answers, a lesson plan for TEFL teachers, plus a full transcription, all in PDF format, located here.

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Teaching kids

Jan. 27th 2010 4:07 PM

This English exercise is based on an interview we did with Chris from the U.S. She grew up on the West Coast.

Teaching kids

Teaching kids

Chris talks about teaching kids, and the differences between kids’ learning processes and adults’ learning processes. She also touches on the value of kids learning a second language at an early age; how it is easier for them and helps them learn subsequent languages.

The teaching materials include an MP3 version of the interview, plus a glossary, comprehension questions and answers, a lesson plan for TEFL teachers, plus a full transcription, all in PDF format, located here.

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EFL listening exercise mp3-American accent

Oct. 4th 2009 5:58 PM

This English listening exercise is based on an interview with Steve. He speaks with an accent typical of the southern parts of the United States and talks about how he felt when returning to the US after living in Spain, the differences, good and bad, and maybe how things could improve.

Is this really Socialism versus Capitalism?

Is this really Socialism versus Capitalism?

We hope you enjoy this English exercise.

The English exercise is HERE.

If you have ideas or suggestions as to how we can improve, please write to us here.

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The use of internet-based technology in the public classroom

Aug. 20th 2009 2:03 PM

Here is our latest eView. This is with Adam. He speaks with an accent from the West Coast of the United States and talks about his early experiences on computers, as well as teaching at public schools.

old-computer

We hope you enjoy this English comprehension listening exercise. The English exercise is HERE.

PS We’re still experimenting as to the best format, timing, etc., and if you have an idea or suggestion as to how we can improve, please write to us here.

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Teaching English in the United States

Jul. 25th 2009 4:28 PM

Here is our latest eView.

We’re still experimenting as to the best format, timing, etc., and if you have an idea or suggestion as to how we can improve, please write to us here.

This eView is with Nancy. He speaks with an accent from the midwest of the United States and talks about her job as a secondary school teacher.

Did you ever give your teacher an apple?

Did you ever give your teacher an apple?

We hope you enjoy this English comprehension listening exercise.

The English exercise is HERE.

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