I recently stumbled upon this website which is a new and interesting idea. It collects writing from anyone on the web. You can write articles and submit them to the site. The site is called Helium. I’m not sure why, but if you are interested, I looked at the “English Language” catagory and there are about 80 articles on the English Language. Some are obviously aimed at ESL students. If you want to check it out go here:

http://www.helium.com/channels/807-English-Language

http://www.helium.com/knowledge/48486-speaking-good-english

scroll down until you see this part…

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and select an article. Don’t forget you can go to the next page at the bottom to look at all the articles.

Cheers

Here is a new Recent News Lesson Plan with audio Mp3 file.  Hope you enjoy this one as well.  The Audio file has little extra news bits at the beginning for your interest and to help you with listening.  I try to go slow, but let me know if you have any suggestions about my reading speed.

US Withdrawing 12,000 troops from Iraq

Audio Mp3

Here are some new lesson plans for this week.  Hope you enjoy!  If you find any problems with the translations, please let me know!  I do it by myself, and use logic rather than true knowledge of Chinese language to do these translations.

Hypertension Might Hinder Thinking

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