Chapter 4, Wizard of Oz | Free Audio Story The scarecrow tells Dorothy how it felt to see and hear for the first time. The scarecrow may not be much good at scaring crows, but he believes that he could be as good a man as any, and a better man than some, if only he had some brains. Night is falling as the two friends continue along The Yellow Brick Road. Read by Natasha. See Wiz OZ Activities Character Models and Following The Yellow Brick Road Journey Map The Road Through the Forest After a few hours the road began to be rough, and the walking grew so difficult that the Scarecrow often stumbled over the yellow bricks, which were here very uneven. The farms were not nearly so well cared for here as they were farther back. At noon they sat down by the roadside, near a little brook, and Dorothy opened her basket and got out some bread. Dorothy saw at once that this was true, so she only nodded and went on eating her bread. “That is because you have no brains” answered the girl. The Scarecrow sighed. “`Never mind,'” said the farmer.
The 7-step Listening Challenge How can your students develop their listening while away from your English classes ? A learner training moment of reflection on how to take responsibility for their language acquisition. Quiz me *Do you need to train your ears for the different accents and pronunciation out there? *Is it important to listen to a recording on a particular topic to check your general understanding? *Would you like to have a chance to check your pronunciation and intonation? *Do you believe it's important to test your knowledge of vocabulary and have immediate feedback? *Would you consider listening to books? *Is it important to check how much of the vocabulary and expressions from your English classes you can naturally remember? *Can on-line interaction with other students motivate you to learn more? If you (or your students) answered yes to any of the questions above, check out and choose from the7 tips below. The 7-step Listening Challenge 1st Listen and laugh with TV series, sitcoms in English 4th App challenge
Top 40 Free Audio Books on the Internet 40 Best Free Audio Books Online On our blog we recently showcased forty of the top free audiobook downloads available online. For the past three years we've featured a Free Audio Book every Friday as part of our Free Resource of the Day Emails. From these resources we've selected the top 40 free audiobook downloads. You can check them all out by clicking the link below: The 40 Best Free Audio Books Online Here are the top ten audio books from the list: 1. This edition of Mark Twain's great American novel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is one of the top free audio books on the internet. 2. Editor-in-chief of Wired Magazine Chris Anderson follows up his bestselling book The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business Is Selling Less of More, with his new book Free: The Future of a Radical Price. 3. A professionally recorded edition of Jane Austen's masterpiece Pride and Prejudice has recently been released as a podcast. 4. Here's a great short story you can listen to. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
Free English Reading comprehension tests and exercises online Reading comprehension is also an important part when you take an English test. Reading comprehension test can help you to improve vocabulary, grammar, and logical thought ability. There are some tips for you to improve reading skills: - Practice reading every day. - Take note all new words and learn them. - Try to answer all the questions. - After answer all the questions. - Practice reading techniques - scanning, skimming, intensive and extensive reading. + Scanning: You try to find a particular piece of information. + Skimming: You try to gather the most important information as quickly as possible. + Intensive reading: You try to find the details of a specific information. + Extensive reading: You try to find general information of a passage. Elementary Reading Tests
Audio Stories, Storytelling, Audio Fiction : The Moonlit Road.com Virginia devil folktale about a young man forced to spend the night in a terrifying house, with a terrifying family. But are they really as evil as the townfolk say? Written by Kyle Moore. NEW: Serena Mott, a radio major at Nova Scotia Community College, has created an audio version of this story: You wanna know about that place up there? Let me tell you; you should see her at night. That’s the ol’ Jessup place, that is. See, the Jessups aren’t welcome most places ’round here. They got a reputation. Most the time, folks just carry on like they don’t exist. And ain’t no one seen a Jessup attend a church here ever, and that has folks waggin’ their tongues about worshippin’ the devil or practicin’ witchcraft. Me? You weren’t there that night. Lord this was, what? Back then, my daddy owned this here garage, and I was makin’ a little cash workin’ for him. Well, it was late summer, and the mayor gone and cracked the block of his Mercedes. It was comin’ down hard that night. I looked up. Billy.
Select an English topic from the 54 topics available Each topic has 10 pictures (Beginner) or 20 pictures (Intermediate) with their accompanying written texts and spoken English recordings. There are 56 Beginner topics and 58 Intermediate topics to choose from. All the topics are free to use. They are suitable for adults, students and children starting to learn English as a second language. English Activities is a free online resource consisting of English lessons, English games and English tests to help both adults and kids studying ESL & EFL English. Key features of our EFL / ESL topics: 10 or 20 specially drawn pictures that clearly illustrate the concept being depictedEach picture has a standard text and recording that can be played as requiredThe language is beginner ESL EFL English and consists of words, simple phrases and short sentences in the first person present tense. English Activities should be used like this: English topics | English lessons | English gamesEnglish tests | English vocabulary
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Storytelling Festival Audio Archive - Center for Children's Books Storytelling Audio Audio files of past Center for Children's Books storytelling festivals are available. We hope you enjoy listening. The files are in MP3 format with the exception of the 2003 recordings which are RAM and will require Real Player. Storytelling Festival 2013 Video highlights from the 2013 festival are coming soon. Click this link for complete audio for the entire festival. Storytelling Festival 2012 Video highlights from the 2012 festival are available below. 2011 Storytelling Festival We are pleased to share audio and one digital story from our 2011 Storytelling Festival. Top Storytelling Festival, April 17, 2010 Storytelling Festival, April 18, 2009 Storytelling Festival, April 12, 2008 Storytelling Festival, April 21, 2007 Storytelling Festival, April 8, 2006 Recorded during the Encore Festival April 24, 2006 Storytelling Festival, April 9, 2005
Listening through video: 7 things to keep in mind A few months ago I was talking to a friend who’d just dropped out of his English classes halfway through the course. Here’s a condensed version of our conversation: “It was not a bad course at all, and the teacher was very friendly and knowledgeable. It’s just that…” “What?” “Well, I got tired of traveling all the way across town, twice a week, to do things I could easily do at home, on my own.” I immediately thought, of course, of a classroom full of students plodding through dozens and dozens of gap-fill activities. “We did far too many video activities in class.” Wait a minute. Students love video, right? “But isn’t that a good thing? “Well, the videos were fun and all, but, hello, I have YouTube on my phone.” And then his phone rang and we went back to talking about politics. But my friend’s comments kept nagging at me for weeks and ultimately prompted me to write this post, which begins with a question – now more rhetorical than genuine: Maybe. 1. 2. 3. 4. But here’s the good news: 5. 6. 7.
Best Free Audio Books Online April 2, 2009 LearnOutLoud invites you jump in and listen to 100 of the best free audiobook downloads available online. For many years now we've featured a Free Audio Book every Friday as part of our Free Resource of the Day Emails. 1. Listen to one of the all-time great works of American literature: The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. 2. Here's a set of free audio books that is almost too good to be true. 3. Download Jane Austen's undeniable classic Pride and Prejudice. 4. Here's a great short story you can listen to. 5. This edition of Mark Twain's great American novel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is one of the top free audio books on the internet. 6. It's time to pursue some ambitious reading (and listening) goals. 7. Audiobooks.org is now offering a free unabridged recording of Stephen Crane's Civil War novel The Red Badge of Courage. 8. Listen to William Shakespeare's famous tragedy Macbeth on streaming audio and MP3 download. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.
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