The Fox and The GrapesA hungry fox saw some fine bunches of grapes hanging from a vine that was trained along a high trellis... And did his best to reach them by jumping as high as he could into the air. But, it was all in vain, for they were just out of reach. So he gave up trying, and walked away with an air of dignity and unconcern, remarking "I thought those grapes were ripe, but, I see now they are quite sour".
This category will contain audio resources for learning English.
Here you can listen to native English speakers using everyday words and phrases in English as a teaching tool.
This is a conversation between a young woman taveller, and a librarian, aimed at helping speakers of other languages learn English. He gives directions to local facilities and events.
A lion found a hare sleeping in her form [ ‘a shallow depression or flattened nest of grass’ ] , and was just going to devour her when he caught sight of a passing stag. Dropping the hare, he at once made for the bigger game, but finding, after a long chase, that he could […]
Below is a typical conversation, using everyday English, in what we in New Zealand call ‘dairy’. An indecisive man is buying milk. And bread.
This is a conversation between a young student and an older family member. The student has just started University in Auckland, New Zealand.
Here a tourist asks a local ( person ) for directions to a bus-station. The local tells her about two bus stations, one which services inner-city patrons, and the other which services inter-city patrons.
This is the first of a series of Aesop’s Fables which will appear soon on the website.
Below is a short audio of me talking about my day so far…
Here is a first sample welcome greeting: