18/05/2008

English made special for you

Would you like to get some more practice in American English? Voa News has a section of news that can be read and listened to at the same time- the language they use is "Special English". This section is specially designed for people like us, whose native language is NOT English. Here you have the explanation they give:

"On October 19, 1959, the Voice of America broadcast the first Special English program. It was an experiment. The goal was to communicate by radio in clear and simple English with people whose native language was not English. Special English programs quickly became some of the most popular on VOA. They still are. Special English continues to communicate with people who are not fluent in English. Over the years, its role has expanded. It helps people learn American English while they learn about American life and stay informed about world news and developments in science."

Why not give it a try? Click here to get started.

Hope you like it!

7 comments:

Tabona said...

Saludos Laura, veo que sigues con tus blogs de manera continuada, ¿Podrias indicarme como darse de alta en las listas de Google Reader, de otra persona?, recuerda que en esta herramienta tu eres la experta. Saludos cordiales Octavio Cardoso

Laura said...

Hola Octavio,

Qué bueno verte por aquí. No sé cómo tú puedes acceder a los feeds a los que está suscrita otra persona, no creo que haya manera.

Sin embargo, si yo decido "compartir" los artículos que más me hayan interesado para que otras personas los puedan ver, simplemente dándole al botón de "compartir", se me genera un URL donde se van almacenando esos artículos.

Ahora viene la pregunta: ¿cómo puedes tú acceder a esa página donde yo voy compartiendo mis posts favoritos? Esa página es accesible públicamente, pero sólo si yo te doy la dirección la puedes encontrar.

Otra pregunta: ¿cómo puedo yo misma llegar a conocer el URL donde se almacenan mis posts favoritos? Dentro de mi Reader, arriba a la izqda, encima de "Añadir suscripción", haces click en "Tus elementos compartidos" y ahí te sale la página y varias sugerencias sobre cómo difundirla entre tus conocidos o lectores.

¿Te he ayudado en algo?

Salu2.

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