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Listening and reading news in level

Listening and reading  news in level is a good way to help your students to improve their english. It is a great page with more than 2,000 world news .

Listening and reading news in level allow your students  to improve their English naturally and fast. All the articles are short and  use words which are used in English often. Each article is written in 3 levelsLevel 1 has the 1000 most important words. Level 2 has the 2000 most important words. Level 3 has the 3000 most important words.

If your students could  read and listen to two articles every day, their  reading and listening skills can improve fast.

Listening and reading news in level is a free  site  both for students and teachers. It  is also a great resource for English teachers who would like to discuss current world issues in the class.

But.. there are more things apart from reading and listening with news in level:

You have also people in levels  where you can meet the stories of people learning English.

Listening and reading english having fun with jokes in levels.

ROBINSON CRUSOE

An audio book written for level 2 and 3

Learning english with songs is also a good way to teach english.

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reading comprehension on line

Reading comprehension on line to improve your english and to teach. In mrnussbaum.com you will find out very interesting reading comprehension with activities on line apart from many other resources based in different school subjetcs. This webpage includes many  with games also  as it is shown below.

The reading comprehensions are organised in 5 different grades: 

Grades 1 and 2

Grades 3 and up

Grades  4 and up 

Grades 5+

What it’s very interesting indeed is that   in grades 1 and 2 you also have the audio.

Of course, you have also questions on line related with the reading.

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Learning english with audio books

Learning english with audiobooks

Learning english with audio books is a great technique to improve and learn english.

Lit2go is a great destination for audio and video learning. It contains over 50.000 educational audio books, podcast and videos. You have more than 160 titles.

How does this page work?

As an example I have chosen Oliver Twist

1.Choose your title from the collection and click on it.

4. And… here you are!

 

2. Go to: ” get this free title from”

 

 

3. As many books are divided in chapter, choose yours

There many more things apart  for literature as it is shown.

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DK SCIENCES FIND OUT!

GREAT EDUCATIONAL web  to search, learn, and explore information on a safe and secure site. Perfect for help with homework or in class. Highly  and perfect visual content that covers all curriculum subjects !

Quizzes, videos and animations to engage and fascinate any child.

 

Below, more explanations and links about this page that is divided into several sections. 

(click on each tab) 

ANIMALS AND NATURE 

The animal kingdom,     food chains,     cats,    dogs,    amphibians, mammals,    insects,    reptiles,    birds,    centipedes and millipedes,    fish,    plants,    invertebrates,    habitats and ecosystems,    primates,     whales dolphins and porpoises,    sponges,    aardvark,    anteaters and sloths,    arachnids,    armadillos,    badgers,    bats,    bears,    camels,    cattle,    crustaceans,    deer,    domesticated animals,    earthworms and leeches,    elephants,    giraffes,    hippopotamuses,    horses,    hyenas,    insect-eaters,    jellyfish corals and anemones,    mushrooms,    nocturnal animals,    otters,    pet care,    pigs,    plankton,    plant care,    rabbits and hares,    raccoons,     red pandas,    rhinoceroses,    rodents,    seals lions and walruses,    squids snails and shellfish,    starfish sea urchins and sea cucumbers,    weasels,    what is a living thing?

COMPUTER CODING

How do I start coding?,    programming languages,    scratch sprites,    scratch windows,     what is coding?,     what is the internet?,     What is Python?,    What is scratch?,    What is the wide world web?

DINOSAURS AND PREHISTORIC LIFE

Dinosaurs,     the first animals,     Cambrian explosion,     fossils,     prehistoric amphibians,    prehistoric fish,    prehistoric invertebrates,    prehistoric mammals,     prehistoric reptiles

 EARTH

Caves,     Coasts,     Continents,     crystals and gems,     deserts,     earthquakes,     glaciers,     landmarks of the world,     meteorite impacts,     mountains,     oceans and seas,     rivers, rock cycle,     rocks and minerals,     seasons,     structure of the Earth,    tectonic plates,     volcanoes,     water cycle,    weather

ENGLISH

Adjectives,     antonyms,      nouns,     parts of the speech,     punctuation,    synonyms,     verbs

HISTORY

Stone age,      bronze age,      iron age,     ancient Egypt,    world war I,     world war II,     Vikings,     Aztecs,     Incas,     Mayans,     ancient Greeks,     seven wonders of the world,     castles,     kings and queens,     black death,     Celts,     Tudors,     Victorian Britain,     explorers,     ancient Rome,     Mesopotamia,     Indus valley and civilization,     Mughals,     Modern India,     ancient China, the Napoleonic wars,     the Titanic,     fashion,     Guy Fawques and the gunpowder plot,     Anglo-Saxons,     Ellis-island,     great fire of London,     Maori,     Native Americans,    Nelson Mandela and apartheid,     Normans,     Pirates,     Presidents of United States,     slave trade,    spies,    the American West,    US Civil Rights,

HUMAN BODY 

Body defences,    brain and nerves,    digestion,    heart and blood,     keeping healthy,     life cycle,    lungs and breathing,     muscles, the senses,     skeleton and bones,    your amazing body ,   your water works,

MATHS

Adding and subtracting,     averages,     coordinates,     fractions,     geometry,     numbers,     prime numbers,     times tables,

MUSIC ARTS AND LITERACY 

Musical instruments,     poetry,     Shakespeare’s globe,     types of music,

SCIENCES 

Amazing inventions,      electricity,      energy,     famous scientists,     forces and motion,     heat,     light,    magnets, materials,     microscopes,      simple machines,    solids liquids and gases,     sound,

SPACE

Constellations,     life in space,     moon landscapes,     observing space,     the Solar System,    the space race,     the space shuttle,     Sun and Galaxies,

SPORTS

American football,     athletics,      baseball,     basketball,     cricket,     cycling,     football,    golf,    gymnastic,     hockey,     horse riding,    ice hockey,    lacrosse,     skateboarding,      skiing,     snowboarding,     swimming,     tennis,

TRANSPORT

History of aircraft,     history of cars,     history of tractors,     history of trains,

MORE FIND OUT 

Braille,     festivals and holidays,     special events,    what does a politician do?,    What is dyslexia? ,    what is a refugee?

AND MORE EXCITING EXTRAS TO DISCOVER :

About 80 short, fascinating and interesting videos with real facts.

Here there is a video as example: 

If you are interested, there is also a selection of some of the reference books, apps, and educational resources published by DK that you can buy. 

More than 150 quizzes to check your children acknowledgment

Many interesting facts to be discovered

It is also worth in this page their lovely and clear images. Here you have an  example:

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ESPRESSO ENGLISH

This web page offers some sample lessons and some free downloads as you see below

DOWLOADABLE  BOOK

VIDEOS

Free Samples of Espresso English E-Books & Courses – Espresso English  

Right-click on each link and then select “Save” or “Save as…” to download it.

English Listening Course

Phrasal Verbs in Conversation Course

Business English Course

English Idioms Course

1000 Collocations in 10 Minutes a Day E-Book

600+ Confusing English Words Explained E-Book

Slang & Informal English E-Book

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STORY BOOKS FLASHCARDS

GREAT RESOURCES: More than 100 useful and  lovely storybook patterns (pictures/flashcards) related with story books and classic tales to download.
 
Next you have an example.
 
At the bottom  of the page,you’ll find  the updated story list.
 
You can also watch some of these stories in video. 
 

Pete the Cat: Rocking in my School Shoes Color /B&W

Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes Color/B&W

The Hat Color/B&W

Panda Bear, Panda Bear…Color/B&W

Handa’s Surprise
Handa:Color/B&W
Animals:Color/B&W

How Do You Feel? Color/B&W/WS

I’m the Best Color/B&W

Dry Bones Color/B&W
Inch By Inch Color/B&W/

Activity:Who am I?

Japer’s Beanstalk Color/B&W

Bark, George Color /B&W

Cleo’s Alphabet Color/B&W

The Three Billy Goats Gruff Color/B&W

The Little Red Hen Color/B&W

Red Riding Hood Color/B&W

The Three Little Pigs Color/B&W

Gingerbread Man Color/B&W

Goldilocks and the Three Bears Color/B&W

Washing Line  Color/B&W
Rosie’s WalkColor/B&W

Chicka Chicka Boom
Color/B&W

Mouse Paint
Color/B&W

Go Away, Big Green Monster Color/B&W

It Looked Like Spilt Milk B&W

Where’s Spot?Color/B&W

Froggy Gets Dressed
Color/B&W

We’re going on a Bear Hunt Color/B&W
Quick As a CricketColor/B&W

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly Color/B&W
TitchColor/B&W

  O

Old Macdonald had a Farm

One Elephant Went Out to Play

Over in the Meadow

P

Papa, Please get the Moon for Me

Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What do you Hear?

Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons

Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes

Pete the Cat: Rocking in my School Shoes

Piggies

Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do you Hear?

Planting a Rainbow

Please, Mr. Panda

Q

Quick as a Cricket

R

Rain

Rainbow Fish

Rosie’s Walk

Red Riding Hood

S

See You Later, Alligator

Seven Blind Mice

Shoes from Grandpa

Silly Sally

Skip through the Seasons

Spring is Here

Stone Soup

T

The Ants Go Marchingl

The Cow Who Clucked

The Crunching Munching Caterpillar

The Farmer in the Dell

The Great Big Enormous Carrot

The Happy Day

The Hat

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not…

The Little Red Hen

The Mixed-up ChameleonThe Three Little Pigs

The Mitten

The Napping House

The Season’s of Arnold’s Apple Tree

The Snowy Day

The Story of the Little Mole

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

The Very Busy Spider

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Wheels on the Bus

There was an Old Lady Who…

There were Ten in the Bed

Time for Bed

Ten Fat Sausages

Ten Black Dots

Titch

Today is Monday

The Jacket I Wear in the Snow

Three Little Kittens

The Town Mouse & The Country Mouse

The Grouchy Ladybug

The Wind Blew

Tommorrow’s Alphabet

U

Under My Hood I Have a Hat

W

White Rabbit’s Color Book

Walking through the Jungle

Washing Line

We All Go Traveling By

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

What’s the Time, Mr. Wolf?

Where is the Green Sheep?

Where’s Spot?

Who Sank the Boat?

Who Stole the Cookies from the Cookie Jar?

Whose Baby am I?

 

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BITS: English Language Learning songs

BITS is a great and useful page created by Skip Reske. As he says, the only purpose of this site is to help students improve their listening and reading comprehension of the English language.
‘BITS English Language Learning’ is completely non-profit and contains no advertising.

– Songs in English: Listen – Read – Sing
Songs With Sing-Along / Read-Along Lyrics

 

You will find many, many songs realted with: 

Johnny Cash songs: The Last Years, The Byrds’ ‘Sweetheart Of The Rodeo”, Emmy lou Harris songs- The Early Years, John Gorka songs, John Prine songs, Kate Wolfsongs, Emmylou Harris Duets, The Be Good Tanyas, The Everbodyfields, O Brother, Where Art Thou? : songs from the movie , The Beach Boys, Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová, Merle Haggard  –  Dwight Yoakam, Bob Dylan – songs from the early years, The Supremes , Simon & Garfunkel, Tom Waits, Rod Stewart, Elton John, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Eagles, The Everly Brothers, Willie Nelson, Ricky Skaggs , Bruce Springsteen, Buddy Holly  –  Richtie Valens, Elvis Presley – songs from the early years, J.D. Crowe & The New South, Grace Slick  / Janis Joplin, The Fleetwoods, Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, Johnny Ace, Otis Redding, Crosby – Stills and Nash, Tracy Chapman, The Byrds,  Love Lost  , Anti-War- Dystopian & Apocalyptic Songs , Doo Wop Music,Cat Stevens , The Grateful Dead – ‘American Beauty’ ,Delta Blues: Mississippi John Hurt, Texas Blues: Mance Lipscomb, The Bee Gees , Songs for Summer,Songs for Spring, Songs for Winter, Songs for Autumn, Songs of Cities and Towns, Songs of Cars, Songs of Protest, Revolt, and Revolution, Songs of Friendship, Songs about drugs and alcohol, Bluegrass Ballads, A Blues Sampler, Six People, Cowboys songs, “Talking” Songs, America, Songs of Hope and Happiness, Songs of young love, Canadian Folk Singers

Marty Robbins

         “El paso” (Marty Robbins)  is one of my favourites from this wonderful collection (click on the image to sing-along)

 

 

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Loyal Books (free public audiobooks)

Discover great free books  in loyal books.

A page  with a simple interface and beautiful images. Create your own library from thousands of free audiobooks and eBooks. Read reviews from other users and stream audiobooks or download to listen offline. With featured books and top charts you’ll quickly be on your way to enjoying the best free books available.

You can download either the book or the audio or both.

Remember some details of epub format:

ePub is an open format defined by the Open eBook Forum of the International Digital Publishing Forum.

ePub format is a based on XHTML, XML and CSS.

ePub files usually have .epub extension.

TO DOWNLOAD THE BOOK:

After choosing your book, go at the bottom of the loyal book page and click  on one of these formats:

TO DOWNLOAD THE AUDIO :

After choosing your book go at the bottom of the loyal page and click on  one of the audiobooks formats

ATTENTION!!!!!

Maybe you need a free ePub Readers software or application for Windows systems to read your book.

Here I leave some of them:

Azardi Desktop
http://azardi.infogridpacific.com/azardi-download.html
STDU Viewer
http://www.stdutility.com/stduviewer.html

Sony Reader
https://ebookstore.sony.com/download/

Adobe Digital Editions
http://www.adobe.com/es/products/digital-editions/download.html
Sumatra PDF

Sumatra PDF supports viewing mobi ebooks since version 2.1. Sumatra is free, open-source and supports many other formats, like PDF, mobi, XPS, DjVu, CBR, CBZ.

http://blog.kowalczyk.info/software/sumatrapdf/

FBReader

FBReader is a cross-platform, open-source eBook reader that can also read ePub files.

http://fbreader.org/

Cool Reader

Cool Reader supports ePub and a few other formats.

http://crengine.sourceforge.net/

EPUBReader FireFox extension

EPUBReaderis a FireFox web browser extension.

https://addons.mozilla.org/es/firefox/addon/epubreader/

Calibre

Calibre is an eBook library manager with built-in eBook viewer.

http://calibre-ebook.com/

MagicScroll eBook Reader for Google Chrome
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/search-apps/ebook

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Online reading and listening lessons

English listening rocks  is a web page where you can find free online english listening lessons with 6 different levels. In each level you have different lessons with the listening file and the script.

They are lovely short stories to help students learn and improve english listening and reading skills

ESL teaching materials to help language students learn and improve english listening and reading skills

These listenings are for the high beginner level. The stories are focus on the 560 words in the english language.

These materials help intermediate students and are focus on the most common 1,120 words in the english language.

These stories are focus on 1686 words.

These stories require a good degree of listening and reading fluency. The vocabulary range includes the most common 2,248 words in english language

This level has words in the list of 2,800 most frequently used words.

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WInnie the witch stories

Winnie the witch  loves Wilbur, her big black cat. She also loves her orange and yellow stripy tights, pumpkin soup, and waving her magic wand.

 

Wilbur loves Winnie. He also loves broomstick rides with Winnie, cheesecake, and curling up in his basket.

Winnie the Witch, Winnie´s house cartoon

Winnie in winter

Winnie's Amazing Pumpkin

Winnie's new computer

Winnie flies Again

Winnie's Flying Carpet!

Winnie the witch's song

Winnie of the seaside

Winnie's magic wand

Winnie in Space

Winnie's Midnight Dragon

Happy Birthday, Winnie

Winnie the witch's vocabulary

Winnie the witch's song 2

I want to appreciate the great work done by Alex and her daughters to improve reading. Videos that I recommend you to have a look. click here if you want to know more about it.

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