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  • Listening practice and quizzes for all levels of English language learners. Listen to conversations on everyday topics or practice listening for academic purposes with lectures and interviews.
  • Short video lessons using interviews with real people filmed on the streets of New York, Miami Beach, and Seattle. There are exercises for many videos, but for some there is only a transcript. Materials are available for English learners at different levels.
  • Listen to special news stories written for non-native speakers of English. There are current world news stories and feature stories on economics, education, health, American history and popular culture and other topics. You can read along with the text of the story while you listen.