As you know that there are a lot of free great lessons for students & teachers on iTunes.
This post will show you how to get free quality resources to support your studies, for example in studying foreign languages.
A- Fastest way (when you knew podcast name, keywords… NOT RECOMMENDED for first time users):
Certainly you need to install iTunes first.
B- Manual way (you can manually browse to many popular podcasts )
Step 1 : Certainly you need to install iTunes.
You can download and install it for free from here: http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/
Step 2: Open your browser (Firefox, Google Chrome…) and visit Podcasts for Education> Language Courses with this link:
Certainly you can subscribe to other categories, here we focus on finding free educational podcasts.
Step 3: You will see a lot of popular podcasts in step 2, select a letter to begin to find your favorite podcasts or simply try one of the popular podcast link if you do not know any specific course. Remember we here are talking about free podcasts only, so try to find the free one huh
For example here I have found one:
Free EF PodEnglish: http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/ef-podenglish/id214220712
Step 4: Click on the blue button “View in iTunes”
It will open the podcast in iTunes:
Click on Subscribe Free and confirm to subscribe again, iTunes will start to download for you. If you want to download a specific file, just double click on FREE under the tab Price.
Or you can download all click on Get All as the image bellow
These essays and paragraphs use topic sentences and other features of Western academic writing. They are useful models for international students who are planning to take the IELTS test (International English Language Testing System), or study in a university in the USA, the UK, Australia or New Zealand. There are task 1 and task 2 style examples.
To do some exercises on these texts click here.
Argumentative paragraph about cars.
Private cars are becoming a very controversial issue these days but they are important in our modern lives for two main reasons, poor public transport and business. Many people in the world live in towns, villages and even cities that do not have good buses or trains. Without cars these people could not travel to work, to the shops or do many other important things. Also, in many towns and cities buses stop before midnight but in today’s busy world people are busy twenty four hours a day. The next point is that cars help the economy in two ways. Firstly, the car industry gives many people in the world jobs and helps countries to develop. Secondly, many people today need cars in their work. Doctors need to visit patients, salespeople need to visit customers and computer technicians need to visit businesses. In conclusion, although cars can cause problems it is impossible to live without them in modern life.
The chart shows the fluctuations in the numbers of international students attending the Sydney International Language Centre in 2001.
At the start of the year numbers were quite high at 170, this was because there were a large number of students in University Preparation (UP) before the March intake. The student population remained the same until the end of February when 40 graduated from ELI and took up their offers in Bachelors and Masters courses. In both April and May, 15 extra students enrolled into ELI courses. There was a sharp increase in June when 20 new students entered UP courses. In July there was only an increase of five students as the Winter course intake was at the end of July and this was too late for students who were entering university in the second semester. In comparison to the first semester, there was a sharp drop in numbers as 50 students left, leaving only 135 students in ELI for August. From here until the end of the year there was a steady rise in student numbers to a peak of 180 in December.
Overall it shows steady growth when compared to the 2000 enrolments.
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