Stories are everywhere – in the street, in newspapers, on TV. Every day you tell a lot of anecdotes and real life stories. Telling a story is one of the easiest way to teach and learn something as it helps us understand our world and personal experience better.
I would like to introduce a great place to listen to the real stories of people.
StoryCorps is an American non-profit organization whose mission is to record, preserve, and share the stories of Americans from all backgrounds and beliefs. It is not a website prepared for English Language Learners. However, it can help you in so many ways.
First, all these videos and audio records have transcripts. It means you can read and listen to them at the same time. If subtitles aren’t shown, you can turn them on by using the icon marked on the picture.
Second; you can download and listen to them anytime, anywhere.
Third; you will be a part of real people’s lives by listening to their stories from their own voices. It is so real, powerful and emotional.
If you like to share your own stories or listen to the stories on your mobile devices, you can download StoryCorps app and step into this huge community.