I don't love the Internet, though my wife thinks
I spend too much time at our computer. And I don't think that the
Internet will solve all of our problems. But I do think it has a lot of
strengths, and one of them is how easily a "web author" (in this case,
that's me) can combine written words with pictures and sounds.
When you're trying to learn or practice your English, however, it's
easy to see the possibilities this offers.
Because the function of Bite Sized English is to help you with your
English, I want to offer as much listening exercise as possible. Not
all, but most of the lessons I make here will be available as "spoken"
That means you'll be able to press the "play" button in your web
browser to hear the text of the lesson spoken aloud.
How you decide to use the spoken lessons is up to you. I'll be posting
some suggestions in the How
To Learn English series that began today.
You can listen while reading, to hear the
pronunciation of new vocabulary. Or you can listen before
reading, to practice listening. Another option is to speak along with
the audio, to train the 'melody' of your English.
This lesson was written by Toby, an American English teacher
that lives in Germany. Toby is the creator of Bite Sized English.