National Public Radio recently revived This I Believe, a program that invites people to write and, if selected, read a one minute essay. The link on my website will lead you to the selected essays where students can read and hear the essays that have been selected for broadcast.

They are more appropriate for Intermediate and Advanced English Language Learners.  You can find it near the bottom of the Reading section on my Intermediate page.

Having students write their own “This I Believe” essay after reading the ones on NPR makes for a great exercise, too.