For learners and teachers of English

Monday, October 14, 2002  

Penguin Dossiers
Penguindossiers.com is the magazine website for English Language learners.
Read about the latest films, sports legends, literary greats, current
affairs... What does Penguin Dossiers offer?
- Over 50 articles already in the archive and a new article every month
- On-line glossary for a quick and easy translation of new words
- Activities for every article to practise grammar and new language
- New Audio files to practise listening and pronunciation skills

posted by Jeffrey Hill | Monday, October 14, 2002

Sunday, October 06, 2002  

Listening Material from HKUST Language Center
On this page of the excellent Hong Kong UST Language Center site you can listen to discussions, conversations, jokes and stories. A transcript is provided for each item.

posted by Jeffrey Hill | Sunday, October 06, 2002

Saturday, October 05, 2002  

Spoken American English
List of contractions used in daily (American) speech with sound files. Also has selection of books that teach you more about how to speak American English.

posted by Jeffrey Hill | Saturday, October 05, 2002


Laugh Lab
Under the direction of Dr. Richard Wiseman at the University of Hertfordshire with assistance from the British Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's funniest joke was revealed on October 3, 2002. The study, which asked Internet users to submit their favorite jokes and rate the jokes of other contributors, amassed over 40,000 jokes and an amazing 2 million comments. The study also revealed some interesting results, such as regional preferences for certain types of jokes. For example, Americans and Canadians apparently prefer jokes that make others look foolish, whereas persons from the UK and Ireland enjoyed jokes that involved word play.

posted by Jeffrey Hill | Saturday, October 05, 2002

Friday, October 04, 2002  

Guinness World Records
In 1997, three diners at the Le Gavroche Restaurant in London spent £13,091.20 ($22,124.10) on one meal. This fascinating fact comes from the Guinness World Records site which is notable for its plentiful video clips.

posted by Jeffrey Hill | Friday, October 04, 2002