Sunday, March 9, 2008

Reading English Using Online Resources

Not everyone likes reading online, but if you want to browse through a book without going to the library, you can access many books online. There are lots of sites that come up if you Google 'free reading materials.' However, one of the easiest sites to find a range of classics at is called Read Print. Here you can choose, by author, American, British, and translated versions of books in the 'public domain.' You can't go wrong with any of the selections. In addition, if you want to listen to a book being read, there's another great site called 'Librivox'. Anyone can use this site, volunteer-record a book, or download a recording of a book. You can buy books on CD/tape, but now you can also listen to podcasts by people who enjoy reading books aloud. It is a wonderful tool for students who would like to know what words sound like as they're silently reading the book, or if you just want to be read to and not have to look at the words.

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