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Below is a selection of podcasting websites for learning English. You can either listen online or download the mp3 file to listen to later. Some of these websites have transcripts. If there is no link to download the mp3 file, simply right-click and select 'Save target as...'

 

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British EnglishRadioEnglish 

Radio programmes with shorter sentences and slower speech.

Level: Intermediate to Upper Inter. This website has sound Go>

British EnglishBBC 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>

British EnglishLearnEnglish 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>

 

English Lessons

CK's Listen and Repeat English

Practice pronunciation, listening and grammar together! Choose from irregular verbs, adjectives, the alphabet and more!

Level: Elementary to Pre-Inter. This website has sound Go>

British EnglishListen to English - Learn English

Articles on different topics

Level: Upper Inter. This website has sound Go>

English Idioms and Slang

Learn informal expressions. Please note that it is important to check a reliable dictionary or ask a native speaker if you wish to use accurately.

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

British EnglishAsk About English (BBC)

Questions and answers, with downloadable audio and scripts.

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

English as a Second Language

Each lesson contains a dialogue and a list of useful language.

Level: Upper Inter. This website has sound Go>

InternationalBob and Rob Show

Bob (American) and Rob (British) are English teachers in Japan.

Level: Upper Inter. This website has sound Go>

English Teacher John Show

Slow and clear lessons. Most podcasts do not have a transcript. 

Level: Upper Inter. This website has sound This website has video Go>

 

 

News

British EnglishBreaking News English

A new story every day, read slowly and clearly. You can also read the transcript.

Level: Upper Inter. This website has sound Go>

VOA Special English Reports

News reports in slower and simpler English.

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

 

 

Stories & Poems

British EnglishBritish Council LearnEnglish - Listening Downloads

Stories by Chris Rose.

Level: Intermediate to Upper Inter. Go>

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Level: Advanced to Upper Advanced. Go>

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Level: Advanced to Upper Advanced. Go>

Repeat After Us - Poetry

Level: Advanced to Upper Advanced. Go>

 

 

 

 

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You need...

Okey-Dokeyrecommends downloading the following free programs in order to benefit fully from the websites in our directory:

Adobe Reader

Flash Player

RealPlayer

QuickTime

Shockwave Player

 

 

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