Authentic Texts

Ths page has links to English Language news sites and other sites that ELTs can use for designing lessons using authentic language materials.

Bangkok Post Teaching Resources -- Using the latest news in Thailand, the site provides articles, audio, video and exercises for learning English. Several levels of articles are available. Posts have vocabulary lists.There are also plenty of archived articles.

NPR (National Public Radio for the USA) -- Podcasts with various American accents. Features real-life stories from real people. Stories come with audio files.

CNN International Edition -- CNN News

ABC News -- ABC News

NHK World News in English

BBC News

Using Online News in the Classroom -- This is an Internet TESL Journal article by Jarek Krajka. The article discusses issues related to using on-line news sources as well as provides ideas for using news sites to develop classroom materials.

Internet Movie Database -- This is a fantastic site for finding information about movies, actors and directors. It can be helpful for getting background information for EFL/ESL lessons that include movie clips. 

Listening Skills and Activities Resources

NPR (National Pubic Radio for the USA)

"It's amazing that the amount of news that happens in the world every day always just exactly fits the newspaper."
Jerry Seinfeld (1954 - )

 "Advertisements... contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper". 
Thomas Jefferson (1743 -1826)


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