Extensive Reading Central

Extensive Reading Central is a site where you can read and listen to a variety of stories and dialogues, then take quizzes about the content, take speed-reading tests, play games to improve your vocabulary, and more. You do have to sign up, but it’s free to use. When you sign up as a student, you’ll be…

BBC Learning English Drama

This section of BBC Learning English focuses on drama. The website is slightly different than the podcast program, which is what I’m introducing here. Recently, I’ve been using the Overcast podcast app for my phone, but you can also listen on the Overcast website. The podcast has three recent series available. From most recent to…

Upstanders

“Upstanders” is a series of short stories, videos and podcasts created by Starbucks. The stories are about “ordinary people doing extraordinary things to create positive change in their communities.” Here’s an introduction: The podcast episodes are about 15 minutes. The videos accompanying the stories on the website are about 5 minutes. The first story I listened…