Companion Web Sites for Textbooks
Pathways 2: Listening, Speaking, and Critical Thinking
Access the audio files for the
lessons in your textbook. The Newbury House Dictionary
is also available on this site.
Hungry Planet A Photo Journal to accompany Unit 6
NorthStar Audio Files
Type the password F253EFE302 (if you
need it) and hit
enter. Select NorthStar 3 Listening and Speaking
and then click the unit you want to study.
Under Student Resources
for Longman Intermediate Listening/Speaking textbook,
click "Select Resource" and select Style
Glossary, Vocabulary Banks, or Internet Resources.
Quizlet on Why Spanking is Bad
This link parallels
the NorthStar 3 Chapter on spanking.
Open Forum 2
Download worksheets and audio files for the textbook,
Open Forum 2.
Link 3 Online activities and resources
for World Link 3 are at this site.
Sounds Good Click Level 3
or Level 4 and work your way through the 12 Units.
Directions are on each page. Click the sound icon to listen.
News Sites with Audio
The Dream Act Is Now
This video highlights exceptional
students whose lives are on hold until the Dream Act passes.
Story of "Fired Up! Ready to Go!" -
Obama for America
2012, a YouTube video.
Election Series Follow this guide to
learn about the Presidential election.
Clinton Global Initiative Listen
to podcasts of annual meetings of the Clinton Global
Student News Listening to
a news report every day will improve your listening
comprehension. Before listening, click "Transcript and Daily
Curriculum. Then select "Click here for a printable version
of the Daily Curriculum." Listen and see how many
questions you can answer.
(For one story in a daily news report)
News Listen to News Broadcasts
from different areas of the world. Select a region of the
world listed at the top of the page. Scroll to a news
report with audio and click the arrow to begin listening.
Click for a
Listening Journal Assignment. (Listening
Voice of America
Listen to and read special English reports on many
interesting topics. The recordings are slow and clear for
English language learners.
News for You
Online You can listen to a story,
read it, and complete vocabulary and comprehension
activities. The password for SJCC ESL students
English See Recent Lessons or scroll down to
lessons based on themes. An archive of over 1000 lessons is
Learners Monthly News Digest
From EnglishClub.com you
can listen to news summaries from 2006 through 2008 or open
the archive. At the end of the page you will find an
interactive quiz on the summaries you have read and listened
Practical Sites for Listening
The Moonlit Road
If you like Ghost Stories, this is the site for you.
The site is free. (You do not have to make a donation).
Scroll to find a story that may interest you.
Practice Everyday English in
Conversation. Select a topic on the left and listen to
the conversation or dialogue. Then print it and practice it with a partner.
topics under General Listening Quizzes (Medium ) and
topics under Listening Quizzes for Academic Purposes
(Medium). Pre-listening, Listening, and post-listening
exercises provide hours of listening practice.
This is a great listening
site. Listen to the directions as the page opens. Click
Exercises, Audio Articles, or Funny Videos
on the left. From the drop down menu you can select FEATURES,
STORIES, SONGS, or CHRISTMAS.
The Lion King
Don't miss listening to this wonderful
story with comprehension questions. Click AngloFile
to start and then click the arrow. Follow directions to work
your way through the story and questions.
Dictations based on readings Try this very challenging Dictation
Activity. Select a story. Click the arrow to play
and pause after every phrase. Type the prhase you heard.
Click "check" and the words you've typed will be written into
There are several stories to work with. You may want to
read the story first. The link is at the top of the page.
EnglishClub.com offers tips on the importance of speaking
practice, telephone English, and presentations and public
Scroll down to Contents
and select a topic to listen to. Click
each line to hear it.
Listening Activities At this ESL
Wonderland site, click a topic and do the comprehension
CNN Student News
Click on video (at left) to watch a news story.
of stories and Newsquiz are available.
Wired for Books
's online audio includes interviews with famous 20th century
authors and recordings of some of the most
important classics such as
Wonderland and A Christmas Carol as well as poems
by well-known authors. You will find hours of
listening pleasure at this link. Scroll down for the
classics. This site is advanced for intermediate listeners.
(RealPlayer or click the new MP3 page)