Website Review: Voice of America

Website Review: voanews.com/learningenglish

In short: Really high quality listening site. Voice of America offers current news stories you can listen to and read. Updated daily, the site presents a lot of material. All of the stories, in eleven categories, are read slowly and without complicated vocabulary or grammar. Some of the stories are just three minutes long. Others are as long as 30 minutes. For hundreds of video news stories (with subtitles), check out Voice of America’s YouTube channel: youtube.com/voalearningenglish

For students: If you’re interested in studying in the U.S.A., check out this series of stories. You’ll learn about scholarships, studying strategies, and more. There are already more than 40 stories in the series.

For teachers: Try putting the students into groups based on what kind news interests them. Then have everyone in the group listen to all the stories in that category for a week before reporting to the class.

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