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Listening (Comprehension)
Story of the language course
(beginner A1)
Exercises
(beginner A1)
Audio Books
(intermediate learner B2-C1)
Speeches
(intermediate learner B2)
Barack Obama: On the death of Osama bin Laden
Barack Obama: A New Beginning
Barack Obama: Election Victory Speech
George W. Bush: 9/11 Address to the Nation
Ronald Reagan: Address on the Challenger Disaster
Nelson Mandela: Statement from the dock at the Rivonia Trial
John F. Kennedy: Ich bin ein Berliner
John F. Kennedy: Inaugural Address
Franklin D. Roosevelt: Pearl Harbor Speech
Franklin D. Roosevelt: The Four Freedoms
Winston Churchill: We shall fight on the beaches
Lou Gehrig: Farewell to baseball
Susan Anthony: On women's rights to vote
Abraham Lincoln: The Gettysburg Address
Listening strategies
Writing
Speaking George W. Bush: 9/11 Address to the Nation (2001)

President Bush addresses a joint session of Congress on September 20, 2001
President Bush addresses a joint session of Congress on September 20, 2001
George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is an American politician who served as the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009. He is a member of the Republican party.
A series of terrorist attacks occurred eight months into Bush's first term as president on September 11, 2001. On that morning, 19 al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four commercial passenger jet airliners. The hijackers crashed two of the airliners into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, killing everyone on board and many others working in the buildings. The hijackers crashed a third airliner into The Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. The fourth plane crashed into a field in rural Pennsylvania. Nearly 3000 victims lost their lives in the attacks.
On the night of September 11, George W. Bush addressed the nation in a speech that has become very well-known.
Taken from and adapted: en.wikipedia.org - George W. Bush (May 15, 2011) en.wikipedia.org - September 11 attacks (May 15, 2011)
Watch the video and listen to the speech. If you like, you can read along with the text. Otherwise, you can also jump to the post-listening exercise directly after watching the video.

Good evening. Today, our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts. The victims were in airplanes, or in their offices; secretaries, businessmen and women, military and federal workers; moms and dads, friends and neighbors. Thousands of lives were suddenly ended by evil, despicable acts of terror.
The pictures of airplanes flying into buildings, fires burning, huge structures collapsing, have filled us with disbelief, terrible sadness, and a quiet, unyielding anger. These acts of mass murder were intended to frighten our nation into chaos and retreat. But they have failed; our country is strong. A great people has been moved to defend a great nation. Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shattered steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve.
America was targeted for attack because we're the brightest beacon for freedom and opportunity in the world. And no one will keep that light from shining.
Today, our nation saw evil, the very worst of human nature. And we responded with the best of America — with the daring of our rescue workers, with the caring for strangers and neighbors who came to give blood and help in any way they could. Immediately following the first attack, I implemented our government's emergency response plans. Our military is powerful, and it's prepared. Our emergency teams are working in New York City and Washington, D.C. to help with local…