Selected Radio Programs (Be sure to check out our Podcast section!)
Send in your suggestions! YT's selections for classroom activities (like these)
Use these audios to practice skimming (listen several times and then try to explain in your own words what the episode is about) and to practice Self-Dictations... use them to take dictations of certain sentences you understand well.
From BBC International Radio (UK) - the Weekender - listen and read about some vocabulary
Politeness (6 min)
London life every Wednesday!
Moments of Science: 2-minute programs by the Indiana University (Real Player audio + scripts).
Earth on the Move
Your Dog's Got Mail
Slicing Up Language 2
Brain in Love
Sleep 1 & 2
Fasten Your Seatbelt
Hurricanes in California?
US American Radios
In NY, "horror stories" and Halloween (NPR - US American accent + Sri Lankan accent) Listen and summarize
On gay marriage (from an NPR interview)
GQ explains why he chooses to rap about violence
Niloofar Shahmohammadi shares what it's like to be a Muslim in the Midwest
On the differences between cities and developing connections in new places
Free Alternative Radio mp3 downloads on varios topics.
Free samples (6 min):
Noam Chomsky on War Crimes & Imperial Fantasies
Angela Davis on Radical Multiculturalism
Michael Moore on Stupid White Men
Naomi Klein on Debacle in Iraq