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ESL Fast - A huge free online English learning resource. Words and Their Stories in VOA Special English (ESL/EFL) Idioms & Phrases. There are 105 five-minute audio files.

Words and Their Stories in VOA Special English (ESL/EFL) Idioms & Phrases

That is about 9 hours of listening and reading.Idioms, Proverbs, Expressions and Interesting Words Adjectives Expressions with the Word "Cold"cold, cold-blooded, cold-blooded killer, get cold feet, cold shoulder, cold fish, cold-hearted, out in the cold Expressions with the Word "Hot"hot potato, not so hot, hot shot, hothead, hot under the collar, hot line Expressions with the Word "Easy"as easy as falling off a log, a piece of cake, as easy as shooting fish in a barrel, easy come, easy go, Easy Street, go easy on a person, an easy touch, a soft touch, take it easy Animals "Bird" Expressionsfor the birds, eats like a bird, a birds-eye-view, birds and the bees, birds of a feather flock together "Cat" Expressionslooks like the cat that ate the canary, play cat and mouse with someone, that looks like something the cat dragged in, the cat's meow and the cat's pajamas.

Body & Health Colors. Studying in the USA - Foreign Student Series in VOA Special English. There are 41 four-minute programs.

Studying in the USA - Foreign Student Series in VOA Special English

That is about 3 hours of listening. Foreign Student Series in VOA Special English This series was broadcast once a week from September 10, 2008 to July 15, 2009. An IntroductionThis is the first in our series of programs for anyone interested in higher education in the U.S.First StepsIn part 2 of our series on American higher education, advice about where to get information on colleges and universities.College, University or Institute?

Part 3 of our Foreign Student Series explains the different kinds of higher learning institutions in the U.S.Public or Private? About These are good for people studying English because it is possible to read along while listening.These are in VOA's Special English.These will print very cleanly (without printing the MP3 player and menu.)The source of the original pre-edited material is "All text, audio and video material produced exclusively by the Voice of America is public domain. Other VOA Material on This Web Site. About Places in VOA Special English. There are 96 fifteen-minute programs and 11 shorter ones.

About Places in VOA Special English

That is about 22 hours of listening. Buildings and Other Man-Made Things Cities Islands Museums * The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City National Parks National Monuments * Everglades National Park (Florida, USA) Other Parks, Scenic Places Seven of America's Natural Wonders - Niagara Falls, the Everglades, the Badlands, the Grand Canyon, Death Valley, the Alaskan Glaciers and Mount KilaueaThe Indiana Dunes (Near Chicago, Illinois) - The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and the Indiana Dunes State ParkLa Brea Tar Pits: Where Animals Lived, and Died, Thousands of Years Ago Rivers, Waterways and Lakes * The Great Lakes.

Stories About People (Biographies) in Easy-to-Understand English. There are 265 fifteen-minute MP3 files and 11 shorter MP3 files.

Stories About People (Biographies) in Easy-to-Understand English

That is about 66 hours of listening. Activists & People Important to Social Reform Betty Friedan - Women's RightsCesar Chavez - Labor ActivistFrederick Douglass - African-Americans's RightsJane Jacobs - Activist, Writer, Moral Thinker And EconomistLabor Leaders: Samuel Gompers, John L. Lewis, Walter Reuther, A. Philip Randolph, and Cesar ChavezMargaret Sanger - Led the Fight for Birth Control for WomenMartin Luther King, Jr. - Part 1- African-Americans's RightsMartin Luther King, Jr. - Part 2Molly BrownRosa Parks - - African-Americans's RightsSamuel Gompers - 'The Grand Old Man of Labor'Susan B.

Artists Athletes (People Who Do Sports) Business & Industry Henry Ford - Part 1 - Automobiles / CarsHenry Ford - Part 2Katharine Graham - Owner and Publisher of The Washington PostMadam C.J. Entertainers Health. American Mosaic- About America and Its Culture in VOA Special English. There are 333 fifteen-minute programs.

American Mosaic- About America and Its Culture in VOA Special English

That is about 83 hours of listening. Each program usually has one report, an answer to a veiwer's question and a featured musician. About These are good for people studying English because it is possible to read along while listening.These are in VOA's Special English.These will print very cleanly (without printing the MP3 player and menu.)The source of the original pre-edited material is "All text, audio and video material produced exclusively by the Voice of America is public domain. However, some images and graphics are licensed for use andcovered by all applicable copyright laws. " Other VOA Material on This Web Site. American History in VOA Special English. There are 246 fifteen-minute programs and 5 four-minute programs.

American History in VOA Special English

That is about 62 hours of listening. About 'The Making of a Nation' Radio Program Introduction and Overview of 'The Making of a Nation' (You may skip this one.) This Is America - About America and Its Culture in VOA Special English. There are 287 fifteen-minute programs.

This Is America - About America and Its Culture in VOA Special English

That is about 71 hours of listening. Sections on This Page: 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2008 - 2007 - 2006 - 2005 More You can read the transcripts for 178 earlier THIS IS AMERICA programs. However, these have no MP3 files. About These are good for people studying English because it is possible to read along while listening.These are in VOA's Special English.These will print very cleanly (without printing the MP3 player and menu.)The source of the original pre-edited material is "All text, audio and video material produced exclusively by the Voice of America is public domain. Other VOA Material on This Web Site. VOA Special English - Read and Listen Online Here.