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Podcasts and Downloads - BBC Learning English Drama

Podcasts and Downloads - BBC Learning English Drama
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41 unique ways to practice listening to English Our PhraseMix Premium service gives you a super-easy way to improve your English by listening to key example sentences. But there are lots of other ways to practice listening to English, if you're willing to put in the time and effort. We've pulled together a big list of 41 interesting ways that you can improve your listening skill. Tweet This Idea!Get hooked on an English TV show.Find an English-language drama or comedy that seems interesting, and start watching it from the beginning. Follow the storylines and get to know all the characters.

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Grammar Grater About the Podcast Grammar Grater® was a weekly podcast about English words, grammar and usage for the Information Age. To help sort through some of the confusion, host Luke Taylor and the Grammatis Personae Players™ would linguistic bugbears and put 'em through the Grammar Grater. Archives available here: Episodes Psychology and ELT – Story-Generating Activities ‘Getting learners to do what comes naturally to them’ Geometric Thriller: Look at the screen below. What do you see inside the frame? Well, clearly, there is an open box and three geometric shapes: a large triangle, a smaller one and a small circle. What happens however if these shapes start moving about? Giving Opinions Four Corners ESL/EFL Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 25 Minutes In this fun class activity, students practice expressing and defending their opinions. The teacher places a different sign (Strongly Agree, Agree, Disagree, and Strongly Disagree) in each corner of the classroom. Then, the teacher reads a statement that requires the students to give an opinion, e.g.

The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe Today we present the short story "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe. Here is Shep O'Neal with the story. True! Nervous -- very, very nervous I had been and am! But why will you say that I am mad?

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