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BBC Learning English—The King’s Speech

Level ★★☆☆☆

Feeling the pressure to get your TOEIC scores up? Before buying expensive texts and tapes, why not try BBC Learning English! BBC has a wonderful site with short news articles in both printed and audio form.

Here is an article about “The King’s Speech” winning a number of Academy Awards last week. Read the report, listen to the audio. See the photo of Colin Firth. Then scroll down to listen to the highlighted vocabulary words and read the definitions.

One of the young salesmen who make regular visits to my house was worried about new company English requirements. He was thinking about spending a large lump of his salary on the Rosetta Stone program. “Before spending anything at all,” I suggested, “why not spend some quality time with BBC Learning English?” It’s fun and free!

BBC Learning English:「英国王のスピーチ」

英国放送協会が提供するこのサイトは、英語の勉強に最適です。BBCですから、新しい話題も一杯です。まずは2011年のアカデミー賞4冠に輝いた「英国王のスピーチ」についてのBBCニュースをこのサイトで聞いてみましょう。主演のColin Firthや脚本を書いたDavid Seidlerの受賞スピーチも含まれています。Vocabularyの発音練習や説明もあります。