BBC World News – One-minute World News

This is a great way to painlessly improve your vocabulary and listening skills. A 60-second bulletin of world news, updated throughout the day. Listen once and see how much you can understand. Listen again and make notes. And if you’re really keen, use it as a dictation – listening and pausing as necessary.

American Stories in Easy English

Read and listen to some classic American short stories which have been specially adapted for learners of English. If you need to practice summary writing (riassunti) for school you can use these as original texts.