Resources for Technical Reading

Technical English Vocabulary Word Lists with Games, Puzzles and Quizzes. A good site and Free!!!

One of the best ways to improve your vocabulary is to listen and read at the same time (it’s very good for your listening skills, too!) Here are some resources for that:

Voice of America – Science and Technology: These are broadcasts in simple English (only 1500 different words) on hundreds of topics. It started in 1959.

BBC World Service – Learning English: This site has hundreds of listening activities and text from the BBC extensive archives.

ELLLO – English Language Listening Lab Online. There are over 1000 free online listening activities for teachers and students. Many activities have quizzes and a transcript.

Spotlight Radio: uses a specially modified form of English to make listening to the radio easier. You can listen and read at the same time.

Connect with English: A video instructional series in English as a second language for college and high school classrooms and adult learners; 50 fifteen-minute video programs and coordinated books