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Abuhend
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Post by Abuhend » August 26th, 2019, 8:38 am

Hi everyone I m grateful for your efforts to help others.
I m teaching English and I want someone suggest audiobooks from librivox records that can help english learner from Arab world
I find audiobook very helpful in learning English

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Post by KevinS » August 26th, 2019, 8:55 am

It is difficult for me to suggest something as most of the LibriVox recordings are of works more than a century old. The slang and even the diction is different than from today, especially for the speech used among young people.

Do you have any preference for the types of material to be heard? Fiction or non-fiction? Adventure? Science?
"E agora, José?"

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Post by Abuhend » August 26th, 2019, 2:11 pm

I think stories are very helpful any type of stroies

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Post by KevinS » August 26th, 2019, 2:45 pm

Abuhend wrote:
August 26th, 2019, 2:11 pm
I think stories are very helpful any type of stroies
That helps us in suggesting things.
"E agora, José?"

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Post by KevinS » August 26th, 2019, 2:57 pm

I think as a first step, I would like to recommend the Coffee Break Collections. They are 15 minutes or less in length and span a wide range of subject matter.

https://librivox.org/group/474?primary_key=474&search_category=group&search_page=1&search_form=get_results
"E agora, José?"

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Post by annise » August 26th, 2019, 4:04 pm

We don't rate any of our books that way, so it would be something you would need to work out yourself by listening. I know from personal experience that listening to another language is much easier if the reader separates each word and that is not a reading style that is used in normal speech.
We do have a group of books that were designed to make reading easier https://librivox.org/search?q=syllable&search_form=advanced .
You don't specify what level English students you are dealing with you could try something like Aesop's fables but you would need to listen to the readers to see how suitable for your purpose they were.

Anne

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Post by KevinS » August 26th, 2019, 5:03 pm

annise wrote:
August 26th, 2019, 4:04 pm

We do have a group of books that were designed to make reading easier https://librivox.org/search?q=syllable&search_form=advanced .
I had no idea these existed. This seems like a very good thing.
"E agora, José?"

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Post by Abuhend » August 27th, 2019, 5:23 am

annise wrote:
August 26th, 2019, 4:04 pm
We don't rate any of our books that way, so it would be something you would need to work out yourself by listening. I know from personal experience that listening to another language is much easier if the reader separates each word and that is not a reading style that is used in normal speech.
We do have a group of books that were designed to make reading easier https://librivox.org/search?q=syllable&search_form=advanced .
You don't specify what level English students you are dealing with you could try something like Aesop's fables but you would need to listen to the readers to see how suitable for your purpose they were.

Anne
Aesop's fables are very good if they use a modern language I have suggest Aesop's and I start to use them but I stopped cause it is not in modern language

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Post by Abuhend » August 27th, 2019, 5:24 am

KevinS wrote:
August 26th, 2019, 5:03 pm
annise wrote:
August 26th, 2019, 4:04 pm

We do have a group of books that were designed to make reading easier https://librivox.org/search?q=syllable&search_form=advanced .
I had no idea these existed. This seems like a very good thing.
Thanks

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Post by mightyfelix » August 27th, 2019, 12:20 pm

Abuhend wrote:
August 27th, 2019, 5:23 am
annise wrote:
August 26th, 2019, 4:04 pm
We don't rate any of our books that way, so it would be something you would need to work out yourself by listening. I know from personal experience that listening to another language is much easier if the reader separates each word and that is not a reading style that is used in normal speech.
We do have a group of books that were designed to make reading easier https://librivox.org/search?q=syllable&search_form=advanced .
You don't specify what level English students you are dealing with you could try something like Aesop's fables but you would need to listen to the readers to see how suitable for your purpose they were.

Anne
Aesop's fables are very good if they use a modern language I have suggest Aesop's and I start to use them but I stopped cause it is not in modern language
That will be the case for most of the books you'll find here. As Kevin said, almost everything we record here is over 100 years old, so the language will not be modern.

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Post by ej400 » August 27th, 2019, 7:24 pm

Children's books are good too. Sadly Dr. Suess isn't PD yet... but I'd suggest those from the library. Otherwise poetry would work good for rhyming... I guess rhyming is good for English?

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Post by Abuhend » September 2nd, 2019, 11:58 am

ej400 wrote:
August 27th, 2019, 7:24 pm
Children's books are good too. Sadly Dr. Suess isn't PD yet... but I'd suggest those from the library. Otherwise poetry would work good for rhyming... I guess rhyming is good for English?
The problem with poem is that it is not easy to understand

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Post by annise » September 2nd, 2019, 12:06 pm

https://librivox.org/the-aesop-for-children-by-aesop/ is based on a more limited vocabulary. And the stories are short .

Anne

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Post by Abuhend » September 10th, 2019, 1:52 pm

I tried it before but
There are a lot of out dated words

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