ESL-Library Podcasts

These mini-podcasts are short and sweet and feature audio previews from ESL-Library lessons. Your students can listen to these recordings for homework or extra listening practice via iTunes. Watch for a new episode each Wednesday.

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Podcast: Militarized Police

By Tara Benwell

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

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In this week’s podcast, students learn about an American program that transfers military surplus to local law enforcement agencies. What happens when a police department begins to look like the army?

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Podcast: Robin Williams

By Tara Benwell

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

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Share this week’s podcast with your English learners, and try our ready-made Famous People lesson plan about Robin Williams.

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Podcast: Ocean Garbage

By Tara Benwell

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

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Share this week’s mini-podcast with your English learners, and try our ready-made Discussion Starters lesson plan about Ocean Garbage.

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Podcast: Modern Slavery

By Tara Benwell

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

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Share this week’s podcast with your English learners, and try our ready-made Discussion Starters lesson plan on Modern Slavery.

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Podcast: Amelia Earhart

By Tara Benwell

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

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Listen to this week’s podcast and try our Mini Biographies lesson plan about Amelia Earhart.

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Podcast: Blue Jeans

By Tara Benwell

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

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Listen to this week’s podcast about Blue Jeans, and try our Famous Things lesson plan.

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Podcast: Ordering Fast Food

By Tara Benwell

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

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In this week’s mini-podcast for English learners, students learn useful vocabulary and phrases for ordering fast food. Share the podcast with your students and try our ready-made Everyday Dialogues lesson plan.

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Podcast: World Cup (Low Intermediate)

By Tara Benwell

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

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Who is Pickles, and what does he have to do with the World Cup? Share this week’s podcast with your English learners, and try our low-intermediate World Cup lesson plan.

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Podcast: Hosting the World

By Tara Benwell

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

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Hosting the word for a mega-sporting event may not be all it’s cracked up to be. Share this podcast with your high-intermediate students, and try our NEW Discussion Starters lesson plan.

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Podcast – Aboriginal Day

By Tara Benwell

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

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Share this week’s podcast with your English learners and try our ready-made lesson plan about Aboriginal Day.


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A “Firestorm” Over E-Cigarettes

Are e-cigarettes a safe alternative to traditional cigarettes? Should users be allowed to use these devices in public? Get your students talking!

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However: 7 Sentence Positions & 2 Uses

ESL-Library blog: August 27, 2014

However you look at it, "however" is tricky to teach and learn! Our editor explores the two main functions of this word and reviews the various sentence positions and punctuation for each function.

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