This American Life

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 in Listening |

This American Life is a 60 minute weekly radio program produced by National Public Radio in the US.  There is an incredible variety of stories on this show, just click the “Radio Archives” link on the top of the page, choose a year and start browsing.  The length of the program allows the presenters to speak at a relaxed pace and really explore their subject material sensitively and in depth.  One particularly good episode is The Giant Pool of Money, which explains and interviews people involved with the start of the economic crisis in...

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Weekly or monthly news sites

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 in Listening, Reading, Videos |

Do you have English websites that you like to read?  Here are some magazine sites that are updated frequently, maybe one of them will make its way into your bookmarks bar! The Economist The Atlantic Monthly Harper’s Mother Jones The New Republic Dissent Adbusters Salon Slate Wired Utne Reader Boston Review Esquire The Onion (satire) San Francisco Bay Guardian Village Voice (New York City) Chicago Reader The...

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Daily news sites

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 in Listening, Reading, Videos |

Do you have English websites that you like to read?  Here are some news sites that are updated daily, maybe one of them will make its way into your bookmarks bar! The Guardian The Independent BBC The New York Times The Los Angeles Times ABC CBC Google News Yahoo...

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Intermediate level English news sites

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 in Reading, Videos |

These sites have short articles written with relatively simple grammar and vocabulary Orange news Simple news website, check the “quirkies” section for some funny and strange articles. USA Today Very simple American...

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Advanced reading activities from the Guardian

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 in Learning Websites, Reading |

The Guardian is an excellent newspaper which is written at a high level.  They also publish classroom material with reading and vocabulary activites for beginning and advanced students.  Perfect if you want to do some practice exercises after reading, and they have an extremely wide range of topics to choose from.

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