Below is a recording of me reading a piece of news from WikiNews. The original article is here. Let me know what you think of this. You can use it to practice your listening or imitation. hurricane.mp3
Monthly Archives: August 2005
Ray posted a great link on our forums to this site, which is a great resource for learning how to describe graphs. Ever wonder what the difference is between a “marked fall” and a “moderate fall” on a graph? This site provides pictures and examples to make help you understand. Just click on the links […]
Online Innovations Band Samples 创新口语在线分级参考
Thanks to Ray’s hard work, we now have innovations band samples up here. Click on the 耳机 to listen to a sample from each letter. We’d still prefer that you come in for a free placement test, but these samples can give you something to compare yourself to. Just a reminder that a new round […]
Harvey (刘洪波), Kajia (徐卡嘉), Zhang Hong (张宏) and I filmed a show called 成长 for Liaoning TV a while back, and it’s apparently going to air tomorrow (see the link). The topic was life while studying abroad.
爱毓毛 posted a link to this site on our forums. It’s a great site with all sorts of interesting information about American culture. I haven’t had time to look at all of it yet, but most of it looks quite accurate. Thanks, 爱毓毛!
My Book: 标准英语口语操练手册
It’s finally out! My handbook on practicing spoken English arrived today. The book describes a simple and effective way to practice your spoken English. Thanks so much to 胡老师，蔡菁，and 郭霞 for all their help and support. Also thanks to David Hull, Connie Wu, Rob Neal, and Eric Jenican for allowing their articles to be included […]
Hooked on 超女
Okay, I’ll admit it, I’m hooked on 超级女声. Oh, and I’m definitely a 玉米. Actually, even the international media has picked up on the phenomenon. Here’s an article from USA Today.
Common Ground 国际双行线
Last Saturday I had the opportunity to be a special guest BTV’s Common Ground (国际双行线) program. Three other guests and I talked about being foreign teachers in China. The most exciting part of the program was that several of the students from my Culture Class had the chance to attend the filming. Did you guys […]
Fat Man Walking
This man is walking across the United States in order to lose weight. Take a look at the sight. Rather than a site devoted to making fun of people for being obese, it tells the story of a man who has decided to take control of his life.
It’s taken me a while to take note of this, but Harvey (刘洪波), Larry(张皓), Victor (李鑫) and I went to Sina.com last week to answer questions about the newly released detailed band descriptors for the IELTS. You can read the transcript here. My favorite part was when I was talking about the importance of paraphrase […]