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TOEFL, TOEIC, and jobs

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Tweet I want to talk about something that I have talked about on Twitter. On Twitter, it’s hard to explain an idea completely. So I’m going to talk about it here. The TOEIC is a test that many companies in […] [...]

What’s on the Front Page?

Tweet We call the first page of a newspaper the “front page.” Newseum’s Today’s Front Pages website shows front pages from many American newspapers, and a few others from around the world. It’s a good way to read short phrases of English (headlines) and look at photos. Just remember that news English often breaks the […] [...]

Vote in the US Election

Tweet If you are not a US citizen, of course, you can’t vote in the upcoming US presidential election. But many people around the world care about this election. If you have an opinion about who you would like to vote for, you can go “vote” here: http://www.betavote.com/ Just choose who you would like to […] [...]

Election News

Tweet This year, a lot of people around the world are interested in the US presidential election. Americans are very interested in this election too. The person who is elected can make a big difference, both internationally and in the daily lives of Americans. For example, the United States does not have national health care, […] [...]

What do other people think about your hometown?

Tweet I enjoy reading travel guides, newspaper articles, and blogs about places I would like to visit and places I have visited or lived in myself. I like reading other people’s points of view about where I live. Sometimes they mention things that I didn’t notice. Other times I totally disagree with them. Sometimes I […] [...]

News! Read all about it.

Tweet First, I need to apologize for not posting often enough. I’m trying to finish my master’s thesis, and I only have two weeks left! I hope that by mid-June I’ll be less busy and I can pay more attention to Readable. Previously, I posted about Learning Resources, a great site featuring news articles. Unfortunately, […] [...]

Daily Yomiuri Online English Special

Tweet There’s an interesting set of articles about English currently online at website for the Daily Yomiuri, a Japanese newspaper. I agree with many, though not all, of the ideas expressed in the articles. Here are two I particularly liked: “Forging Paths toward Fluency” by Brian Chapman: “A key element in learning a foreign language […] [...]

Listen and Read at Learning Resources

Tweet Learning Resources lets you read short news stories and listen to a recording of the story. If the article is too hard, you can click on “Abridged Story” and “Story Outline” to help you. Afterwards, you can check yourself by answering questions. The news stories come from two TV stations in the San Francisco […] [...]