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BBC: A free online resource I just discovered

 
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Genosha



Joined: 28 Aug 2006
Posts: 6
Location: Beijing

PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2006 9:16 am    Post subject: BBC: A free online resource I just discovered Reply with quote

Hi All

I just want to share with you what I think is a great free resource. If you knew about this already then why didn't you tell me!!
It has streaming videos if you have access to the internet in your class.
If you don't then you can download some audio files and the scripts in PDF (or even cut and paste a lot of them from the web page) Very interesting topics.

Oh and if you are teaching in China like me then don't forget the related link at the bottom of the right hand column

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/

Enjoy it!
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eslweb



Joined: 31 May 2006
Posts: 208
Location: United Kingdom

PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 4:05 am    Post subject: Online resources... Reply with quote

We do mention these things occassionally... Smile

For the other obvious ESL Websites, check out http://www.jamesabela.co.uk/ I've got links to most of the good ones including the BBC's learning English site...

James
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strider



Joined: 17 Jan 2003
Posts: 160
Location: France

PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Genosha,

You're right, the BBC is a great resource. Have you seen this http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/multimedia/pron/index.shtml ? It's an aid for pronunciation, including listening and IPA phonetic symbols.
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Genosha



Joined: 28 Aug 2006
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 3:53 am    Post subject: For those in China Reply with quote

Thanks eslweb and strider

Certainly thanks to Strider, that pronounciation section is quite useful. Here in China students place great importance on getting their pronounciation right.

Also, after further exploration I discovered a Chinese website. So for those of you teaching in China I have found my students enjoy using www.bbcchina.com.cn
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