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Your attention please: Upper Intermediate/Advanced students: Use the Talking People Podcast, its segment "Useful Language" external link to practice Listening & Repeating, to improve your fluency and accuracy (correctness). Skip the episodes for Elementary students! The ESL Podcast external link is recommended both for Intermediate Students through Advanced students, especially those who make grammar mistakes when speaking/writing, and/or who don't listen to English almost every day and/or never speak English! Intermediate's can listen to the Dialogues in that Podcast and Upper Intermediate's and Advanced students can use the episodes in the ESL Café. There are more listening exercises at our section Exercises - Listening. Meaning of symbols: no symbol = you'll remain on this website; external link = external link, you need to click the back arrow to get back to this website; Listen = opens an audio file; worddoc = opens a Word doc

mission possible April 28, 2013: fixed the broken links to the audios. Thanks, Silvia! Please, everybody, let me know if you encounter more problems!

Podcast Episode (audio) Listen Topic & Time Activity/Exercise
Level
ESL Podcast 334 Hiding from the Police external link 15'?
A story
Note-taking to expand language range, practice jotting down spellings, and jotting down key words for the re-telling of the story (mons)
Intermediate
Women's Hour (BBC) Helen Mirren Listen (uploaded audio coz' link kept breaking) do the first 9'
(all: 14') Interview
Skimming and scanning
Multiple-choice Worksheet worddoc (1 page)
Answers
Advanced
Women's Hour (BBC) June 29, 2007 Listen (uploaded audio coz' link kept breaking) 8'
The Full Moon
Skimming: Fact or fiction?
Fill-in-the-gap Worksheet worddoc (1 page) - scanning
Answers
Advanced

National Geographic external link
NG News 2/2/2007

Stonehenge Settlement Found Listen
Can't be found on their website. No more free podcasts episodes (snif)
5 minutes

Skimming and scanning (to do week Jan 16 in class)
Fill-in-the-gap Worksheet worddoc (2 pages: exercise + key)
Advanced
Science Friday external link April 6, 2007 Listen (uploaded audio coz' link kept breaking) 2'30'' (7' in all)
Converting blood types

Skimming
What is the news?

Advanced

National Geographic external link
NG News 8/25/2006

Pluto no longer a planet Listen
Can't be found on their website. No more free podcasts episodes (snif)

1 minute What did you learn about Pluto?
Make a summary of this news item
Advanced


FOR EOI Avanzado EXAM PRACTICE

Living on Earth external link Feb 2, 2007 external link
Gorilla of Sea Level Rise
8' Climate Change
Part 1 audio! (2 min)
Part 2 audio! (3 min)
Part 3 audio! (3 min)
Scanning
Fill-in-the-gap Worksheet
worddoc (3 pages)
Advanced
National Geographic external link
NG World Talk 5/1/2007
Endangered languages Interviewing a linguist! audio!
Can't be found on their website. No more free podcasts episodes (snif)
First 8 minutes

Skimming and scanning
Q&A Worksheet with Key worddoc (1 page)
Follow-up: build a 3-min monolog based on what you learned

Advanced
Here on Earth external link Three Women from Jerusalem external link (2007)

2'34"
Part 1 (bits)

Scanning. Fill in the gaps worddoc (1 page)
Advanced
TED Talks external link Eve Ensler external link (2004) 20 '
Happiness in Body & Soul
Notetaking to work out an outline later on - Teacher's Outline of EE's Talk worddoc (1 page)
Advanced
TED Talks external link Peter Gabriel external link 10'
(all: 14')
Witness (A human rights Project)
Skimming. Using the skeleton of meaning technique (noticing clearly pronounced words), noticing repeated words/synonyms/semantic fields to reconstruct meaning with those key ideas/words.
Advanced
Better@English external link

Perfectionism & Procrastination 1 external link 6'31"

Perfectionism 2 external link 7'45"
Perfectionism 3 external link 10'54"

Talking about perfectionism and procrastination Learn to speak about this topic by listening several times. Print the transcript. As you listen, underline the sentences you wish to learn! Jot them down in your Useful Language section. Practice with a partner!
Advanced

Arts & Ideas
BBC Radio 3 external link

Guerrilla Gardening 1 Listen Intro
Guerrilla Gardening 2 Listen In street - his beginnings & beds
Guerrilla Gardening 3 Listen In studio - the book and his blogging

1'
4'30"
8'

Speaking: Summary of parts, Retelling of interview
Note-taking: Outline of interview (with key words), Language you learned
Video shoot: become a guerrilla gardener! Act it out in class - the interview!
Advanced
ESL Podcast English Café, 101 external link 15'
Honolulu, Hawaii
Jot down all the spellings and web addresses
Notetaking - What did you learn about Hawaii?
Intermediate
Working on it / not doing it in class
Better@English external link Cultural Differences 1 external link 5'45"
Cultural Differences 2 external link 7'21"
Cultural Differences 3 external link 6'13"
Talking about cultural differences

Learn to speak about this topic by listening several times. Print the transcript. As you listen, underline the sentences you wish to learn! Jot them down in your Useful Language section. Practice with a partner!
Worksheet 4 Part3 worddoc (2 pages, exercise + transcript)
Listen to the excerpt before, as many times as you need, then answer the questions.

Advanced
Better@English external link
US/UK Englishes
Cultural Differences 3 Listen Excerpt of 1min something  
Intermediate
ESL Podcast English Café 110 external link

12'
Becoming a teacher in the USA

Jott down all the spellings and web addresses
Notetaking - What did you learn about requirements for becoming a teacher?
Intermediate
Better@English external link
US/UK Englishes
Junk Food external link (1 of 3) Junk Food Listen Discussing these questions external link
Intermediate
Greenpeace external link Deforestation
Rainforest, tissue paper
2005
audio! Kleenex: blowing away the forests external link  
Intermediate
Science Friday Podcast external link 2006 Science Highlights external link audio! 2006 Science Highlights external link
Some REALLY interesting information
 
Advanced