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
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
Listening : Podcasts There are currently 10192 registered links.Main Page | Links for Students | Links for Teachers | What's New If you don't have podcast software, try one of these freeware programs.iPodder (Mac, Windows & Linux) or try iTunes (Mac & Windows) Categories: 30 Newest Podcasts by ESL Podcasters (a4esl.org/podcasts) You can listen to recent podcasts without needing to subscribe to many RSS feeds. a4esl.org/p = Easy Online RSS Reader for ESL Podcasts From this page, you can easily and quickly listen to many podcasts. Barry Bakin's ESL Podcast RSS = BBC - Radio - Podcasts - 6 Minute English Podcast for ELT Bob DuCharme's International Business News for ESL A weekly podcast spoken slowly with spaces between words.RSS = Charles Becker's English Pronunciation Pod (Charles Becker) Fast-forward past the first minute to hear the content. Charles Kelly's 'Learn a Song' Podcast Charles Kelly's Jokes in English Podcast esl.culips.com
p = Easy Online RSS Reader for ESL/EFL Podcasts From this page, you can easily and quickly listen to many podcasts. At the top of the page, you will see a menu. Choose a podcast from the menu. This one is a daily podcast. VOA Special EnglishRSS = To find other podcasts not listed in the menu, try these links. See Only the Newest Podcasts Recent Podcasts by ESL Podcasters Sam Margolis' Simple English News Charles Kelly's Learn a Song Listen and Repeat Podcast Sean Banville's Breaking News English Charles Kelly's Jokes in English Selected MP3 Files for EFL/ESL Students Peter Travis and Fiona Joseph's Flo-Joe Robert Diem's Bob and Rob Show Kenneth Beare's English Feed Kris Fedorak's EnglishPod - Business English
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.
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
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