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BBC Learning English - Watch and Listen

Listening and vocabulary practice on a range of topics. Some have mp3 files to download. You can also read the script as a pdf file.

Recent BBC Learning English downloads

Level: Upper Inter to Advanced. You need RealPlayer and Adobe Reader. This website has sound Go>

Learning English Radio

Internet radio programmes (three per week) on the subject of learning English. You can download the script as a pdf file.  Part of the BBC World Service.

Level: Advanced. You need RealPlayer and Adobe Reader. This website has sound Go>

10 Downing Street

Videos and audio from the office and home of the British Prime Minister.

Level: Advanced. You need RealPlayer. Go>

A Day in the Life of the Prime Minister (Tony Blair)

More videos (Tony Blair)

Recent Downing Street videos (Gordon Brown)

Prime Minister's Questions

History audio

History films

Pulse of the Planet

2-minute stories and science, nature and world cultures.

Level: Advanced. This website has sound Go>

BBC Roadtrip

Stories from around the UK.

Level: Upper Inter to Advanced. You need RealPlayer and Adobe Reader.  This website has sound Go>

The Savvy Traveler

Programmes from a radio travel show that visits interesting and unusual destinations.  The programmes are about 5-8 minutes long.  Some have no text, but many have a transcript, so you can read as you listen.  You may need to visit several pages before you find one with a text!

Level: Advanced to Upper Advanced. You need RealPlayer. This website has sound Go>

For more stories, try the 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001 archives.

BBC World Service - Words in the News

Current stories.  Listen, read and learn news vocabulary. 

Level: Advanced. You need RealPlayer.  This website has sound Go>

LearnEnglish Professionals - Podcast & Listening Downloads

Business-related interviews. Download the mp3 and the script as a pdf file. 

Level: Upper Inter to Advanced. You need Adobe Reader.  This website has sound Go>

ABC Asia Pacific - English Bites

Video files and exercises from a daily Australian TV programme.

Read the transcript in the middle and click the orange words to see the meaning.

Use the links on the right to print the transcript or do further language practice.

English Bites

Study English: IELTS Exam Preparation

Level: Advanced. You need RealPlayer & Flash. This website has video This website has sound Go>

InternationalEFL.net Videos

Watch funny TV ads and read the words.

Level: Upper Inter to Advanced.  This website has video Go>

CNN Archives

Choose a topic and an news item.  Then select Story and click RA to listen.  Sometimes the text is not exactly the same as what you hear. 

Level: Upper Inter to Advanced. You need RealPlayer. This website has sound Go>

Randall's ESL Lab

So many listening exercises!  Try the 'Hard' ones.  To read the words, click on Quiz Script at the bottom of the page. 

Level: Intermediate to Advanced. You need RealPlayer. This website has sound Go>

Career Profiles - Biotech

Videos of staff of a biotechnology company, answering questions about their jobs. To watch and read at the same time, right click the 'movie' icon and select 'Open in a new window'.

Level: Advanced. You need QuickTime.  This website has video Go>

CLA Movie Trailer Dictations

Watch film trailers and type the words you hear.

Level: Upper Inter to Advanced. You need QuickTime. This website has video Go>

 

 

 

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