Updated 23rd May, 20221
It’s now getting really easy for English language teachers to create customized listening exercises. It’s now possible to create great audio exercises for dialogues, vocabulary and grammar. “Amazon Polly”, Amazon’s text-to-speech app, is easy to use. Google also has an excellent text to speech service. And there are many others. There are a range of voices with varying accents. And you can use punctuation and eliminate spaces between words (for example) to improve intonation and create more fluent conversations. This online service is going to get better….fast.