Podcasts – Listen and Learn

How often do you use your phone, iPod, music player or tablet  to listen to music?  You listen to it while exercising, going to work or just relaxing at home.  Now use some of that time to learn something new about English. Instead of music, listen to a podcast.

A podcast is an audio file that you can download from the internet and listen to (as many times as you want) on your MP3 or music player. The podcast can be a few minutes long or maybe a bit longer like 20 to 30 minutes. People create podcast for MANY subjects and a lot of them are free.  Luckily there are many podcasts on the internet for English learners like you.  Let’s learn about some sites where you can get them.

Photo by WTCC Instructor M.Yanez

Photo by WTCC Instructor M.Yanez

 ESL Pod creates several podcasts every week on many different subjects. You can search a topic you are interested in and pick one to learn the vocabulary and dialog related to it

Photo by WTCC Instructor M.Yanez

Photo by WTCC Instructor M.Yanez

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For instance a recent podcast is #1047 – Having problems breathing  helps you learn phrases like

  • wheezing
  • short of breath
  • my nasal passages have been stopped up

Another great place to find free English podcasts is a website from Internet TESL Journals .  It links to many other sites that have podcasts

Photo by WTCC Instructor M.Yanez

Photo by WTCC Instructor M.Yanez

Do you listen to podcasts?  Do you have a favorite one?

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