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Scarlett. By Chris Rose Here’s Scarlett, in the garden of a friend’s house in London on a sunny summer morning, the kind of mornings that are unusual in England.

Scarlett

Scarlett is twelve years old (“thirteen in November” she tells me), and is trying to understand the world around her. She asks questions about everything, all the time. I tell her that I want to ask her a question, and I ask her why she’s called “Scarlett”, and what the name means, and if it comes from anywhere in particular, and she says: “No it’s just a stupid name my parents chose because they liked it. I wonder if her parents named her after the heroine of a favourite film, perhaps, but then again, I know her dad and this sounds unlikely. Scarlett is worried about changing school after the summer, she worries that she’s too short for her age and that the other children at the school will make fun of her.

I tell her not to worry about the new school, tell her that she’ll be OK, and ask her about the new subjects she’ll be studying. Series 1 Episode 1 - Meeting Friends. Johnny: Hello!

Series 1 Episode 1 - Meeting Friends

Hello? Excuse me! Excuse me? Olivia: Just sit down anywhere – they don’t have waiters in here! Johnny: Oh, ok, is it ok if I sit here? The 10 Best Places to Find ELT Listening Materials. If, like me, you find that one of the most commonly heard requests from your learners is to provide them with additional listening materials to study with outside of class, this post is definitely for you.

The 10 Best Places to Find ELT Listening Materials

I’ve trawled the internet and the result of my extensive labors is the list of ten great resources you see below… enjoy! 1) Link Eng Park This site doesn’t actually produce any of its own materials, but it’s as close as an encyclopedia of all ESL online listening materials as you’re ever likely to find. If you can’t find something here for your teaching context, you almost might as well stop searching! Link Eng Park is a great resource for ELT podcasts. Reasons why I use this site Free to use (as are all on this list unless otherwise stated)Organized according to various levelsMany if not all include scripts of the listeningMany video clips as well as regular audioUpdated regularlySimple and effective search function 2) British Council Learn English Teens 3) Elllo 4) Easy Listening for Kids. Det har jag aldrig provat förut, så det klarar jag säkert! EDpuzzle. Radio Sweden. Storynory - Free Audio Stories for Kids.

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Take a look! ►Go to extras Extra worksheet activities to support the podcasts Podcasts in English are not just listening activities for efl and esl students to improve their conversation. From Our Partner Sites: Many thanks to partnersinrhyme for the jingle on our podcasts. Serial. Teachers TV. Listening practice.

The Christmas truce. The Christmas Truce of 1914 is widely seen as one of the very few uplifting moments in the futility of the First World War.

The Christmas truce

In this lesson, students will learn about the truce through listening to a podcast of the stories of soldiers who experienced it. After listening to this podcast, students will focus on the speakers’ use of narrative tenses and will go on to write a diary entry from the perspective of a WWI soldier. At Christmas 1914, there were a series of unofficial truces in no-man’s land. soldiers met between the trenches, talked, exchanged souvenirs and even played football. This is a photo of soldiers from the Royal Warwickshire Regiment talking happily with men from the 134th Saxon Regiment on Boxing Day. © IWM (HU 35801) You can access the podcast by clicking on the link below: Topic: The Christmas Truce during World War I Level: B2 Time: 90 minutes Aims: Copyright - please read All the materials on these pages are free for you to download and copy for educational use only.

Sounds Familiar? What you can hear You can listen to 71 sound recordings and over 600 short audio clips chosen from two collections of the British Library Sound Archive: the Survey of English Dialects and the Millennium Memory Bank.

Sounds Familiar?

You’ll hear Londoners discussing marriage and working life, Welsh teenagers talking with pride about being bilingual and the Aristocracy chatting about country houses. Free dialect and accent recordings for the performing arts. Bayardframe.