Onestopenglish update

26-Jul-2007

MEC Marketing Manager, Tim Howles, writes:

 

Here’s another great new feature on www.onestopenglish.com.

Over the last year, the demand for audio resources on onestopenglish has grown considerably, especially for authentic, native-speaker English language resources. In response to that demand, we’re delighted to announce a new section on the site – the Live from London podcasts.

In ‘Live from London’ we go to different parts of London to ask locals and visitors questions about their daily lives.

London is home to more than eight million people. It is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world. You can encounter more than 300 different languages in London and people from every continent in the world. The ‘Live from London’ podcasts bring some of this diversity into your classroom.

Each podcast includes:

  • an audio file of around two minutes in length.
  • interviews on stimulating topics your students will identify with.
  • authentic recordings of visitors and locals in London.
  • a variety of accents, including British and North American English.
  • a worksheet with vocabulary, listening and speaking activities prepared by onestopenglish author Lindsay Clandfield.
  • teacher’s notes with answer key, tapescript (including details of where the speakers are from) and extra suggestions for exploitation in class.

In the first of these podcasts, we went to London’s South Bank and asked people the question: ‘What do you usually have for breakfast?’

Check out the onestopenglish Staff Room to find out more.

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