President Obama's Inaugural Speech Read and listen to the speech.
This I Believe  Listen as you read essays on what people believe from  Click "More" to get to the full essay and the listening link.
Malala Yousafzai addresses the United Nations On the occasion of her sixteenth birthday, Malala Yousafzai, survivor of a Taliban assassination attempt, addresses the United Nations on behalf of young girls everywhere and their right to an education.

TED (for Technology, Entertainment and Design ~ an event that features speakers who have won prizes to help change the world)- Watch, read, and listen to speakers from all over the world present their ideas on changing the world. (captioning available)

The African Americans - Many Rivers to Cross  Episode 1 in stories of the African American people.

Additional Videos for the African American Series

Don't Insist on English! - Listen to this provacative and entertaining talk on TED by a longtime English teacher in Dubai, Patricia Ryan.
Author Khaled Hosseini  Listen to the author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns discuss becoming a writer and several other topics.
CNN Student News  Listening to a news report every day will improve your listening comprehension.
PBS Student News  Scroll to the video of the day and to the video archive to view PBS News Hour videos.
MSNBC News  Listen to the daily news on MSNBC.
Voice of America  Special English (spoken slowly) - Listen to reports on a variety of topics in clear English spoken slowly.
Voice of America News  World News with audio files. When the page opens, click the sound icon. You can also select articles from various regions of the world or listen to the latest news from Voice of America (top link on left).
VOA Science, Technology, and Health Topics  Listen to Webcasts on issues related to science, technology, and health.
Free Speech Radio   Free Speech Radio News offers a headlines package on a daily basis.
National Public Radio  Click one of two audio links at the very top of the page. You may also want to listen to podcasts--link at lower left side of page. They play with MP3/4 audio.
CNN Student News  Click on video to watch a news story. Transcripts of stories and Newsquiz are available.
Movie Sound Clips  Select a movie file, listen to the sound clip, and drag the words to put them in the correct order. Use the "Next" or "Contents" buttons to navigate the site.
Dictation with Movie Trailers  Select a movie file. Then play the entire trailer only listening. Start the player again and type in phrases. Pause it and check your words. The whole text will soon be filled in. A great dictation exercise with video.
A Biography of America   The Annenberg Corporation for Public Broadcasting presents videos on American history. Don't miss this amazing site. Scroll down to Individual Program Descriptions and click  to access videos. Sign up first. It's free.
Online Speeches  American Rhetoric offers more than 200 short audio clips from politicians, actors, preachers, athletes, singers, and other noteworthy personalities; Top 100 Speeches from America's best speakers; audio and video database of many Hollywood movie speeches and much more.
Living on Earth  Sound Journalism for the Planet. Click the audio file for a show title and then click the link to get the transcript.
BBC Interviews of Famous People  Listen to interesting interviews of famous people in a variety of professions.
The Moonlit Road   "Ghost stories and strange folktales of the American South, told by the region's most celebrated storytellers."
ESL Cyber Listening Lab  Select topics under General Listening Quizzes (Difficult) and topics under Listening Quizzes for Academic Purposes (very difficult).  Pre-listening, Listening, and post-listening exercises provide hours of practice.
Wired for Books   Listen to the voices of many of the greatest American writers of the 20th century.
Medical Dialogues  Medical dialogues in British English with script. Click on one of the topics and  then on "See full cartoon." Wait for the sound file to load.
History Channel  The Video Gallery is avaliable at the top of the page or check video in the bar above the ad.  Browse Great Speeches listen to speeches by famous people.
Watch and Listen  Audio and video files from BBC Learning English.
Medline Plus  Medline Plus offers Interactive Health Tutorials on Diseases and Conditions and Tests and Diagnostic Procedures. Click a topic of interest and then "Go to Module."  Follow the audio instructions to use the program.

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