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Listening Listening & Speaking Start Reading for Children (1) Simple present tense, 50-word passages for children to start reading and listeningStart Reading for Children (2) 50-word passages for kids to improve English through reading and listeningStart Reading for Children (3) 100-word passages to improve children's reading and listeningEnglish Level 1 Simple present tense, 50 words per passage with audio and exercises for English beginnersEnglish Level 2 Short passages with audio and exercises for English beginnersEnglish Level 3 Short essays for English beginners to improve reading and listeningEnglish Level 4 More short essays for beginners to improve reading and listeningEnglish Level 5 200-word essays for English beginners to transition to intermediate levelEnglish Level 6 250-word essays for English beginners to transition to intermediate level American Songs Conversations Free ESL Software Online Radio News BBC World News BBC's international radio. Online Videos Conversation Questions

Learn English for Free with elllo! Below are links to the various lessons on elllo. There are over 2,500 free lessons. There are seven main activity types. Views: Conversations with people from around the world. Listen as speakers from around the world discuss various topics. Audio lessons with multimedia 601 - 650 | 651 - 700 | 701 - 750 | 751 - 800 501 - 550 | 551 - 600 Audio lessons with quiz 301 - 350 | 351 - 400 | 401 - 450 | 451 - 500 101 - 150 | 151 - 200 | 201 - 250 | 251 - 300 1 - 50 | 51 - 100 Some activities use Adobe Flash. Listen to six people answering the same question. Students can listen to a short audio segment and choose the best picture that matches the audio. 46 - 75 (Version 2) 1 - 45 (Version 1) These lessons focus on academic English. News 01- 10 These two mini-series on elllo focus on every day life. Erina Goes to Canada Mari Goes to Australia Students can practice academic English and work on test tasking skills and reading speed with these activities. 19 Free Lessons

English Vocabulary Word Lists with Games, Puzzles and Quizzes This is a collection of English vocabulary word lists with online activities that use these word lists. Instead of studying the word list first, you can choose which game you want to play, then choose the set of words. Any Device - No Special Requirements Every Other Letter Game See a word with every other letter missing, guess what the word is, then see the answer. Which Word Game - Pick the right word to fit the context I * to go to a private school, but I don't any more.!@#$@! "Used to" is the correct phrase. !@#$@! "Stationery" is writing paper. ! "Alot" is not a word. ! "Veins" are what blood flows through, while "vain" is an adjective meaning "conceited." ! In most instances, "effect" is a noun, and "affect" is a verb. ! A "reel" is a part of a fishing rod, while "real" means genuine. ! "Lend" and "borrow" are opposite sides of a transaction; the person who is borrowing receives, while the person who lends is the one who gives. ! "Won" is the past tense of "win," while "one" is a singular number. ! To "shoo" is to tell or motion something or someone to go away, while a "shoe" is a piece of footwear. ! "Lone" means only one, while a "loan" is something (usually money) that has been borrowed. ! Each game consists of ten sentences with a word missing (represented by a blank line in the sentence). This game is similar to Proof It! Click here for more games.

Listening : Downloadable MP3 Files There are currently 10192 registered links.Main Page | Links for Students | Links for Teachers | What's New * American Stories in VOA Special English [FRAME] Short stories written by American writers rewritten in VOA Special English * VOA News in Special English - 10 Minute Audio with a Transcript Once a week, this website posts MP3 and RealAudio files plus a transcript. * VOA Special English - Words and Their Stories MP3 files and Text, 5 minutes, once a week, idioms, vocabulary, etc. * VOA Special English Mobile Site This is a good, clean, fast-loading website, not just for mobil devices. * VOA's Agriculture Report (Once a Week) (Voice of America) Downloadable MP3 file or RealAudio file and text. * VOA's Development Report (Once a Week) (Voice of America) * VOA's Education Report (Once a Week) (Voice of America) * VOA's Explorations (Once a Week) (Voice of America) * VOA's Health Report (Once a Week) (Voice of America) * VOA's In the News (Once a Week) (Voice of America) Has sound files of speeches

Literacy Center Education Network Important Infrequently Used Words To Know Paul V. Hartman (The Capitalized syllable gets the emphasis) alacrity a-LACK-ra-tee cheerful willingness and promptnessanathema a-NATH-a-ma a thing or person cursed, banned, or reviledanodyne AN-a-dine not likely to cause offence or disagreement and somewhat dull//anything that sooths or comfortsaphorism AFF-oar-ism a short, witty saying or concise principleapostate ah-POSS-tate (also: apostasy) person who has left the fold or deserted the faith.arrogate ARROW-gate to make an unreasonable claimatavistic at-a-VIS-tic reverting to a primitive typeavuncular a-VUNC-you-lar “like an uncle”; benevolent bathos BATH-ose an anticlimaxbereft ba-REFT to be deprived of something valuable “He was bereft of reason.” cynosure SIGH-na-shore (from the Greek: “dog’s tail”) center of attention; point to which all eyes are drawn. dilettante DILL-ah-tent 1. having superficial/amateurish interest in a branch of knowledge; 2. a connoisseur or lover of the fine arts Click to read: Like this: Related

China Detains 100 Lawyers, Activists China Detains 100 Lawyers, Activists China has detained or questioned more than 100 human rights lawyers and activists recently. Rights groups are sharply critical of the Chinese government. They are describing its actions as the worst crackdown in 20 years. The China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group reported Monday that 114 human rights lawyers and activists from 18 provinces were called in for questioning. Mass detentions follow lawyer’s disappearance On the morning of July 9, lawyer Wang Yu was taken from her home by police. Not long after Ms. Officials later detained some of those who signed their names to the list, as well as two members of the Beijing Fengrui Law Firm, Zhou Shifeng and Liu Xiaoyuan. One of those questioned was Ge Yongxi, a lawyer from Guangdong. He said “I don’t believe this [crackdown] will cool down people’s attention to Wang Yu’s and Zhou Shifeng’s cases. Mass arrests under national security law Earlier this year, China released a new “National Security Law.”

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