The Washington Times, I believe, isn’t the greatest newspaper in the world. However, it has a great option on their stories called “Click To Listen.”  Students can pick a news story they want to read, click on “click to listen,” and, then, after a very short advertisement, hear the story read to them.  They can see the text at the same time.

I haven’t seen many other sites of major news sources that have had this feature.  I’ve placed in on my English Themes For Beginners and Early Intermediate under the News category.

(Ugh!  It was working the last time I tried it, but, of course, it isn’t the day I blog about it.  I’ve emailed them to find out what the problem is, and will let people know as soon as I hear back.  Thanks to Marco Polo at Autono Blogger for letting me know)