AUDIOBOOKS: A GOOD IDEA FOR YOUR SECOND READER (1B2)
YOU MIGHT BE WONDERING ABOUT WHAT BOOK TO READ FOR THE SECOND TERM. IT HAS TO BE AN ORIGINAL BOOK, NOT A GRADED READER… IF YOU HAVE PROBLEMS WITH LISTENING COMPREHENSION, AUDIOBOOKS MIGHT BE A GOOD CHOICE FOR YOU. HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF THEM? AUDIOBOOKS ARE RECORDED READINGS OF YOUR FAVORITE BOOKS…..
Is it hard to find time to read books in English?
Or if you do read sometimes, do you ever wish you could hear someone saying the sentences aloud while you read?
It would help your English pronunciation so much—and your listening!
Well guess what? You can have a native English speaker read books to you whenever and wherever you want!
How? Through audiobooks, that’s how.
“English audio books are a great resource for ESL students. As you are beginning to acquire and build your language and reading comprehension skills it will be important to also learn pronunciation and to understand the language as it is spoken. You can find a variety of English audiobooks online for free or for a small fee. You can listen to an audio book while fishing. After placing your catfish lure on your pole head out on the boat and enjoy a book and a day at sea. Depending on the type of stories you are interested in—you will need to search for topics or authors that will provide you with an engaging experience.
When you listen to books you are able to follow along with the text and hear how an English speaker will pronounce different words you are unfamiliar with. This is the best way to learn new vocabulary and how to use specific grammar skills when speaking, reading and writing. English audio books provide an easy way to listen to a variety of action packed stories and then practice your reading comprehension skills. Once you have listened to the English audio book—you should be able to answer questions about the story that will reflect your understanding of the material. Once you are able to do this accurately—you should be able to move up to the next level.
Another benefit to English audio books is listening to the language spoken at different speeds. Since many people do not speak slowly with many pauses in between words—you will need to increase the speed that you understand the English language. The easiest way to do this is to find English audiobooks that offer one to three different speeds that you can listen to. As you gain confidence in your reading skills—you will be able to move up to a normal speed and still be able to understand the stories being read.
Overall, an English audio book is the perfect solution when you are learning the English language. Not only will you be able to practice your comprehension, but you will also learn the correct pronunciation of many everyday words.”
GET STARTED TODAY!!
BEFORE CHOOSING A TITLE, TRY TO FINS OUT IF THERE IS AN AUDIOBOOK VERSION. FOR EXAMPLE “I AM MALALA”
REMEMBER THAT YOU CAN FIND THEM IN MP3 OR MP4 FORMAT AND DOWNLOAD THE AUDIO FOR YOU TO LISTEN TO IT ANYWHERE!!
THIS MIGHT BE A SELECTION OF POSSIBLE TITLES….
THERE´S A LIST ON MCARGOBE´S BOOKSHELF B2 ON MY BLOG LINKED TO GOODREADS