… on heroes

Some links to  video and audio documents seen in class or to go further and train your oral comprehension skills.

A 6 minute English podcast .

A transition from the American Dream to the men who built America,

https://www.history.com/embed/3406915954

https://www.history.com/embed/4726851561

https://www.history.com/embed/4725827776

https://www.history.com/embed/4725315836

https://www.history.com/embed/4725827742

https://www.history.com/embed/4725315815

And women, almost forgotten…

or famous and influential,

about IoT

Make  up your opinion on this hot new topic, the Internet of Things.

Some articles  from The Guardian and The Economist

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/may/06/what-is-the-internet-of-things-google

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jun/23/smart-devices-solve-crime-murder-internet-of-things

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/sep/14/data-generation-insights-internet-of-things

https://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21721656-data-economy-demands-new-approach-antitrust-rules-worlds-most-valuable-resource

And some videos

 

 

Working on your oral comprehension

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Understanding the news, a movie, a song is one of the skills that stresses most students. Nothing strange about that, once you’ve heard it, it’s gone, you have to be quick, to make sense of a few or more words to get the meaning of what is said and in many situations, there is no way to rewind.

However, it is a part of all our language exams, so here are a few sites where you can train, practice and improve your listening and understanding skills.

I’ll start with two sites which provide “slower” news, and scripts.

VOA (Voice of America) provides many ways of improving comprehension and learning vocabulary. There’s also a YouTube Channel, Listen and read along based on VOA news with a script you can follow.

Same thing for News in levels.

If you like karaoke, music, singing along or just another way to practice English, try Lyricstraining.

One website I like a lot because, there are many videos and audios, different levels, interesting subjects, and the speakers are not always native speakers, is Elllo.

CNN10 is obviously a reference, international news for students in 10 minutes, quizzes to check your weekly news and scripts.

BBC  provides so many excellent services to help students learn English that I can’t even begin to list them. I encourage you to browse through the BBC Learning English, section especially 6 Minute English and take your time, you can search by level or by programmes.

If you feel comfortable I would advise listening to the BBC Global News, 30 minutes of news and reports.

Last but not least, there’s the Ted.com website, talks about so many subjects that you will necessarily find one that will appeal to you.

There are also zillions of YouTube channels to help you, and here is one: