BBC World Service – The Conversation


This radio series from the BBC focuses on women from various cultures on things that affect them. The accents are varied making it a great listening resource when talking about world Englishes. While the recordings are long and do not include a transcript, it wouldn’t be difficult to isolate sections for the classroom.

Level: High

Accent: Mixed International

Material: Authentic

Theme: Topical conversations

Format: Audio

Transcript: No

Length: 30 Minutes. There are also a number of shorter clips under 2 minutes

Frequency: Regularly updated

Download: Yes

Related Reading: No

Audience: Adult

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