Text To Speech in a Variety of Languages and Dialects Voices This natural sounding text to speech service reads out loud anything you like in a variety of languages and dialects in male and female voices. The TTS service speaks Chinese Mandarin (female), Chinese Cantonese (female), Chinese Taiwanese (female), Dutch (female), English British (female), English British (male), English American (female), English American (male), French (female), German (female), German (male), Hindi (female), Indonesian (female), Italian (female), Italian (male), Japanese (female), Korean (female), Polish (female), Portuguese Brazilian (female), Russian (female), Spanish European (female), Spanish European (male), Spanish American (female). Just type a word or a phrase, or copy-paste any text. Choose the speech rate that works for you. Start from any position on the text.
Listen to English around the World - Click on any of the flags below to hear accents from some of the main English-speaking countries Click on any of the flags below to hear accents from some of the main English-speaking countries. Hear more English accents. One of the best ways of improving your English is to listen to radio news and discussion in English on your computer. Using the links below you can get instant access to English language radio news programmes wherever you are in the world, without a radio. Perfect for listening practice and improving your listening skills. You might also want to visit our Listening Comprehension Exercises page.
Jacinda Ardern and ministers take pay cut in solidarity with those hit by Covid-19 New Zealand’s prime minister has said she and other ministers will take a 20% pay cut lasting six months to show solidarity with those affected by the coronavirus outbreak, as the death toll continues to rise. Jacinda Ardern said it was important the government’s most highly paid politicians show “leadership and solidarity” with workers on the frontline and those who had lost their livelihoods. Ardern, government ministers and public service chief executives will take the cut for six months, effective immediately. 25 awesome apps for teachers, recommended by teachers What are the best apps for teachers? We asked TED-Ed Innovative Educators and the TED-Ed community. Below, 25 awesome apps recommended for teachers, by teachers. For teaching students how to present, create and code TED-Ed More than 250,000 teachers use TED education tools to spark student curiosity and explore presentation literacy skills. “TED-Ed is an outstanding resource in my classroom,” says TED-Ed Innovative Educator Jennifer Hesseltine.
Oxford Owl from Oxford University Press Welcome to our free eBooks collection, developed for children aged 3–11 years old. We are making even more eBooks available here, for the duration of UK school closures, so that your child has more to read. If you'd like to learn more about how to support your child's reading, visit our Reading pages. All our eBooks are tablet-friendly. Max & Harvey We want everyone to know that we love The Vamps and all of their fans. When our producer played us this song for the first time, we loved it so much that we had to do our own version! Thank you all for the support and love - you make every day amazing ❤️ Our video for "Words"!!! Hope you enjoy! Special thanks to Devenity Perkins and Lexi Drew for joining us!
Socialising 4: Active listening Perhaps the most important skill connected with socialising is to ‘shut up and listen’. In practice, it can be very difficult to resist the temptation to turn every conversation into a conversation about what we consider the most interesting thing in the world, i.e. ourselves. The most skilful active listeners include nurses, social workers, psychotherapists and counsellors, so this lesson focuses especially on the techniques studied and used by these professionals.
Shakespeare, pub quizzes and rainbows: the upside of lockdown We are living in unprecedented times and across the country people are coming together in unprecedented ways – whether it’s through the power of social media, art or Shakespeare. Virtual pub quiz accidentally goes viral and raises £90,000 for NHS Unable to attend his usual pub quiz after the coronavirus lockdown came into effect, Jay Flynn decided to organise a virtual quiz with his friends through a Facebook event – when he checked back a couple of days later, over 30,000 people had signed up. “I’m not very good at social media and I’d set it public by mistake,” he explained. “It’s just mad.” English language learning games ESL/English learning games on Digital Dialects are completely free to use, do not require registration, and are designed for ESL students of all ages. Each ESL revision topic includes vocabulary lists and practice games with audio for teaching correct pronunciation. Materials are of use to beginner level English as a second or other language students, though those with some familiarity with the language may wish to try the English/ESL spelling games.
Best Short Stories for Middle Schoolers, As Chosen by Teachers It can be a challenge to get middle schoolers interested in reading. The thought of tackling a thick novel can be overwhelming, especially toward the end of the school year when attention spans and patience for reading are often running short. Short stories are always a great choice. In addition to requiring less of a time commitment, they are an easy way to expose your students to new authors and genres.