Number one for English language teachers

Listening to the news

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Why not tell your students to listen to the news? It’s a great way to practice authentic listening. They can listen on the radio, on television, or on the internet. Miles Craven presents tips and tricks for using the news in class.

 The BBC World Service is a good place to start. 
www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice

For a monthly schedule of radio programs click here:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/cgi-bin/worldservice/psims/ScheduleSDT.cgi

Tell your students to look out for the video and audio symbols.  Explain they might like to download the programs and then they can listen as many times as they like!

There is even a special BBC World Service site for people learning English!
www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/index.shtml

They can try listening to different accents, for example American English on CNN or CBS:
www.cnn.com/
http://cbsnews.cbs.com

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