I seriously suggest that CL4 students and future LAZ students (we changed the name to protect the innocent!) listen REGULARLY to the audio files at the following link:
The information is excellent – if very British. I’ll try to find news links to sites from other English speaking countries.
I’ve added this, and other links from newspapers and giornalism around the world to a new category under the blog-roll at the side of this page. DO check it out. It is called International English Language Audio and Video News . This is a great way for you to listen to news from around the world, and hear accents from around the world. It is, of course, all in English! Some sites require a plug in for your browser or a particular type of video player – such as Windows Media Player 11 or Real Player. The sites provide links for downloading these plug-ins.