A GREAT resource from the BBC for learning sounds, linking and assimilation:
Oxford Online dictionary: includes spoken words in British and American accents, phonetic transcription, definition and example of natural use of the word in a sentence.
Ship or sheep: allows you to listen to the difference between 2 similar vowels (such as ship/sheep, bet/bat, loop/look)
Sounds: Audio clips of all the sounds of Australian English. A great resource from UTS.
Useful websites for listening/shadowing
Breaking news English: world news for English language learners with transcripts
BBC Reel: BBC Reel will introduce you to a new idea, concept, place or person that will expand your mind, teach you something new or change how you see the world.
Ted Talks: inspirational/educational talks on a wide range of issues – with transcripts
example of great public speakers include: