I bought this for one of my ESL students, she was thrilled. The pronunciation is clear, the examples are dead on and the content is very useful for anyone learning English.
The first story led to some deep discussions about the universe with my ESL students. I am intrigued by the concept the story puts forth. I wasn't a huge fan of the second story, but two of my students said they really enjoyed it. This audiobook definitely added some creativity to my ESL lessons.
This is a personal favorite for me, as it always comes in handy with new students. Most English learners in the intermediate level do not know half of these idioms and phrasal verbs. The audio helps guide our lessons. I pause the audio to explain further. Very, very useful for English tutors.
I love the endings to both of these stories. They were easy enough for my ESL students to understand, but entertaining enough to not bore me to death during the lessons. I like to pause the multiple choice questions before the answers are spoken to let me students think.
I personally prefer science fiction and fantasy, but these murder mystery stories were a fun listen for my English students. The other audiobooks from this series have more multiple choice questions than this one. They get better after section 3 of the "learn English with short stories" series in my opinion. I'd say start with section 4 if you are not into murder mysteries, since you don't have to go in order with this material.
I needed some teaching material to help my English students study for the TOEFL. This is a fantastic tool, as it can help them learn the vocabulary much faster, allowing me to focus on other parts of the test with them.
Every entrepreneur and business person should have this audiobook in their motivational toolbox. It gets you into the right mood to do business, think big and have a positive attitude.
I would say I use this one the most, as I love to start my day out on a positive note.
His voice is uplifting. The affirmations have a lot of truth and are quite powerful.
This is a great way to quickly change your mood from negative to positive. There is no way you will be in a bad mood after listening to something like this.
This is great for English tutors who want teaching material during their lessons. English students can also use this by themselves. Some great stories here.
I'd compare it to the other few science fiction sections in the "learn English with short stories series."
I used these during a private English tutoring session. It took us two lessons to get through them. It led to some great discussions about humanity, morality and loneliness. My student was very happy with my teaching materials.
Great for English tutors and self-study for English learners.
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