Sue e-teach, Hélène Cayuela recommande ce site d’histoires vécues, racontées par des gens ordinaires. Ils parlent de leur vie, de celle de leurs parents, d’une épreuve qu’ils ont vécu (Katrina, 9/11), etc. Il n’y a pas de transcription, mais le son est de bonne qulité et les textes sont faciles à comprendre pour des élèves de niveau intermédiaire ou plus (A2 en C.O.).
Iron Maiden (from the BBC)
“Iron Maiden are one of Britain’s most successful and influential heavy metal bands. They have recently released their 14th album. In this programme we find out a little of the history of the band and hear from lead singer Bruce Dickinson about the new album A Matter or Life and Death.”
You can download the transcript and the MP3 file, read the vocabulary, do a quiz and follow links to the biography of the group and their official site. intermediate students interested in music will enjoy this document.
Skinny models (from the BBC)
as a follow up to last week’s Learning English article about skinny models:
listen to this video news item about fashion shows in Milan asking models to carry with them a medical certificate attesting they are healthy. (no transcript)
Biographies of famous Londoners (from the BBC)
“The Blue Plaque” features short biographies of famous Londoners like Marx, Freud, Nehru, Ben Gourion, Benjamin Franklin, Karlorff or Jimmy Hendrix. For each bio you can download the MP3 file and the transcript, read the vocabulary and sometimes do a quiz. All texts are calibrated at about 350 words.
for example for Jimmy Hendrix
Some colleagues on e-teach decided that they could no longer wait for the “official” bank of audio files to train the students to the new STG baccalaureat. So they decided to start working together to build this bank themselves. They are still working on it, and they may also constitute another bank with audio resources for lower secondary school. You can see their work on Yvan Baptiste site:
and you can join the groups by contacting them on the lists.