Buried treasure from the BBC! (post 1 of 2) I was hunting around the Aladdin’s cave that is the BBC Learning English website and stumbled across these two gems – “Better speaking” and “First sight, second thoughts”, which are both great resources for the ELF classroom. In this post, we’re going to suggest ways you could use Better speaking. Watch out for our next post on First sight, second thoughts. Better speaking is a series of 12 podcasts, each around 10 minutes long, discussing ways students can improve their speaking. The great thing is, the series focuses on the fact that most English speakers use the language to interact with other non-native speakers.
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