Read and Listen for Free

Here is an English listening tool that you can use almost anywhere. is a website with free audio books. You can listen to the mp2 files on the computer or download the files to your mp3 player.

But here is the really interesting part for ESL students and teachers.

You can listen to the book and read the text at the same time. So, you get listening comprehension and reading comprehension at the same time. That is a great way to improve your listening and reading skills.

Here is an example.

Go the audio book website. Look down and click on The Gift of the Magi. It’s a wonderful Christmas story.

Now, click the small button that says Listen and Read.

After the page changes, you are looking at the the text of the story. Click the arrow to go the next page.

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