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One Minute English - Students can watch a video and take a quiz. These lessons take just a minute to do and are designed for ESL students.

Learn English Through Football

Learning English Through Football

Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab - For English as a Second Language

This ESL listening Web site created by Randall Davis helps ESL/EFL students improve their listening comprehension skills through practice with self-grading quiz pages.


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CBeebies Radio

Share audio content online and completely free of charge with audioBoom. Post it here and to other social networks. Sign up now or download the free app.

ESL Listening Lessons

Listening lessons for ESL learners with audio files for all levels, quiz type questions, and text to follow along

Mary Gaitskill Reads John Cheever - The New Yorker

Mary Gaitskill joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss John Cheever’s “The Five-Forty-Eight,” from a 1954 issue of the magazine.

Feeling Burned Out at Work? Join the Club

Video: Burnout is claiming victims at work and companies aren’t ready to cope, say psychology and human-resources experts. An always-on work culture, combined with feelings of job insecurity and directives to do more with less—even when business is booming—has driven workers to the breaking point.

Dawn French – A Boy is Born with no Body

When we get together with friends and family, one of the things that is almost sure to happen is for someone to tell a joke. When they are told properly, they do more than break the ice, they make us feel good as well. In this skit, we see a rather familiar scene, with Dawn French as the Vicar of Dibley telling a joke to her sidekick, Alice Tinker. As usual, Alice doesn’t quite get the humour of it all.

Interview: Anna defines and uses numerous Aussie slang terms

Learn Australian slang in this interview episode of Aussie English where Anna defines and uses numerous Aussie slang terms.



Interview: Anna Defines And Uses Numerous Aussie Slang Terms

Stream Interview: Anna Defines And Uses Numerous Aussie Slang Terms by Aussie English from desktop or your mobile device

The death of dialect? Don't believe a word of it

A British Library project preserves words used in different parts of the country. How many of them can you recognise?

Episode List

Learn Australia English with The Aussie English Podcast. Here's the podcast episode list.

Episode List:
WWP: Xmas Day Recap
WWP: Aussie Eng

Evolving English WordBank

Words and phrases contributed by visitors to the British Library’s Evolving English exhibition in 2010/11


Reading and Listening Comprehension Practice (link)

Reading and Listening Comprehension Practice (link)

Julia: Hi!Sammy: What do you mean, hi?!Julia: Well. Hi. Hello. Good evening!Sammy: No, Julia, it's not good evening! It's twenty-five to six!Julia: Ah. Come on, Sammy! I'm five minutes late. Five minutes!Sammy: No, Julia! The film started at ten past five. You are 35 minutes late!Julia: Uh-oh. Was our date for five o'clock? Sammy! Wait. ... Look, Zombie Attack starts at a quarter past six. What time is it now?Sammy: Twenty to six. But I hate horror films.Julia: Yes, me too.Sammy: My Brother's Wedding starts at twenty past six.Julia: My Brother's Wedding?Sammy: It's a comedy.Julia: Great! Let's watch that.Sammy: OK.

Exclusive: A global money-laundering scheme enabled criminals to funnel at least $20bn out of Russia and into offshore funds, British property, private school fees and even rock music tours. UK banks such as HSBC, RBS and Coutts processed $738m in the ‘Laundromat’ scheme

O Fortuna Misheard Lyrics.

"O Fortuna" is a poem written in Medieval Latin, so the lyrics are nearly incomprehensible for those that do not know the dead language. This animated video speculates what the poem would say if the lyrics were all in English.

Heritage Bicycles | Investopedia

After working in a New York bike shop, Michael Salvatore moved back to his native Chicago with the plan for a new hot spot for cyclists like him. Where most stores catered to performance riders, Salvatore, a fifth generation entrepreneur, envisioned a destination for casual, everyday riders to talk shop, get repairs, and enjoy a delicious cup of coffee. Heritage Bicycles was born, using the combination of a coffee shop and general store to better engage with his bicycle repair customers. He’s on the uphill climb of an ambitious expansion.

Small Business The Next Step | Investopedia

Investopedia profiles some of the fastest growing small businesses in the country and goes inside the process of how their owners and operators found the path to greater growth.




The DOL rule from all angles. Fiduciary Focus is your one-stop resource for learning how the DOL's fiduciary rule is changing the advice business.

What the What Is Quantum Computing? We’ve Got You Covered

Thanks to the superposition principle, a quantum machine has the potential to become an exponentially more powerful computer. If that makes little sense to you, here’s quantum computing explained.

Here Are The '40 Funniest Movie Scenes'

Now enjoy the laughs.