VOA Pronunciation Guide Pronouncing a person's name As administrator of the VOA Pronunciation Guide, I am constantly asked to provide the "correct" pronunciation of a person's name. Phrased as such, the question implies that there is only one "correct" way, to the exclusion of all others. How do we know what is "correct"? Even then, opinions will vary. With this in mind, please be aware that every entry in the VOA Pronunciation Guide database is a compromise, to one degree or the other. Pronouncing a place name At VOA, we treat people and place names differently. However, for place names, we rely upon the Merriam Webster Geographic Dictionary as a first source. Problem areas Significant confusion can occur when Merriam Webster's Geographic Dictionary lists more than one pronunciation for a place name. The guide is not intended to be a language teaching tool. Jim Tedder July 2003
Learn American English with VOA Learning English - Level Three The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe is known as an original writer of horror stories. Read and listen to this classic tale about a man who thinks he has committed the perfect crime. Not even the police think there is anything wrong - until the man starts to hear a heart. It is beating louder and louder... More The Lady, or the Tiger? Long ago, in very olden times, there lived a powerful king. The Open Boat by Stephen Crane, Part Two We continue the story of “The Open Boat” by Stephen Crane.
English Listening Lessons Latein - Monatsrückblick im Nachrichtenformat Info: Latein-Nachrichten Die Latein-Nachrichten bieten immer am Freitag die wichtigsten Nachrichten der Woche, komplett in lateinischer Sprache. Dazu gibt es einmal im Monat einen Monatsrückblick, Buchbesprechungen, die Kindernachrichten und kleine Nachrichtenfilme. Natürlich alles ebenfalls komplett auf Latein. Mehr... Nuntii Latini Radiophonia Bremensis quosdam cuiusque mensis praeteriti nuntios Kalendis Latine profert. Grex Translatorum Hannelore Zöllner, Dr. Nächste Nachrichtensendungen buten un binnen Ein journalistisches Magazin, das aus einer überschaubaren Region berichtet: Bremen – Bremerhaven und dem Unterweser-Raum. buten un binnen um 6 ist die Kompaktausgabe des Magazins. Mobile Version dieser Website Die Adresse m.radiobremen.de bringt Sie direkt zu der Version unserer Website, die für mobile Endgeräte optimiert ist! Suche Durchsuchen Sie den Bereich Nachrichten nach Ihrem Stichwort: Soziale Netzwerke
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
ESL Listening Comprehension Exercises: Movie clips to practice English | ELL/ELT SECTION 1: Movie Clips Learning through media (movies, music, etc.) is one of the best ways to learn a new language. The exercises below use movie clips to help you to better understand spoken English. Here's what you do: Click on the video you want to watch below.Watch the video, and pay attention to it! (You can pause and rewind the video.)Answer the listening comprehension questions below the video.Check your answers. The Great Gatsby Moonrise Kingdom Silver Linings Playbook Away We Go Bolt Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Chronicle The Avengers Adventureland The Royal Tenenbaums NOTE: All of these videos are protected by copyright.
Listening: English listening exercises and links for ESL/EFL students Table of Contents British Council Listening Downloads Download both MP3 audio files and PDF scripts. (British English) English Trailers A free website for studying English using movie commercials. Learning Resources News modules in either video or audio-only format (RealPlayer). Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab This site has a wide variety of excellent listening exercises. ELLLO (English Language Listening Lab Online) A nice collection of listening activities and listening games. BBC 24-Hour News Channel Listen to the news on the BBC. VOA News in Special English Listen to the news in Special English from the Voice of America. NPR (National Public Radio) Audio Archives Listen to programs previously broadcast on NPR or listen to their live program stream (NPR Audio Online) with RealPlayer or Windows Media. ESL Listening Links A huge list of things you can listen to on the Internet. Learn a Song Podcast Learn to sing folk songs that native English speakers sing. Audio Related to Readings Other Audio
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. Video: One Minute English - Short, fun ESL lessons. Mixer: Six International speakers answer one question. 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
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. 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 Hong Kong lawyer Albert Ho said the Chinese government’s actions are aimed at trying to silence the legal community. I’m Jim Tedder.
Links for listening to spoken English ESL Podcast - This website has a great collection of podcasts which you can listen to online or download to a portable device. Voice of America - This is a special section of the U.S. government-run website. You can listen to the news and learn English at the same time. Elllo - a free online listening resource of over 1,000 listening activities designed especially for ESL and EFL students and teachers. NPR - National Public Radio. Talk English - Fairly easy to use with many different topics. English Listening - Listen to speakers of English and read transcripts at the same time. English Online France - There's a really great collection here of videos and listening and speaking exercises. Audio English - Dialogue, narration, phrases, and role playing. Rong-Chang - Listen to and read conversations held my Americans.