Video Listening Comprehension Drill for TOEFL and TOEIC

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To watch video files here, you need Real Player. If you don't have one, you can download it for free at The textstream is added by SMIL(Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language). You may find more information on SMIL authoring at The original text and video files are obtained from Voice of America, where everything is copyright-free.

For your listening comprehension exercise, I recommend that you watch and listen to an video-only file several times before you check your understanding with the captioned video file. Good luck! Wooseob. (Email:

There are 57 sets of "news, SMIL, and text."

The Map That Named 'America' Now in Washington02 May 2007, 21:35 UTCVideoSMILText
Highway Air Pollution a Threat to Children's Lungs30 January 2007, 21:33 UTCVideoSMILText
Google and Yahoo Still Remain Popular01 December 2006, 22:53 UTCVideoSMILText
VoiceOver Internet May Pay Off for eBay29 November 2006, 01:20 UTCVideoSMILText
Mexican Border Security Goes High-Tech29 September 2006, 23:27 UTCVideoSMILText
New Planet Discovered Around Distant Star15 September 2006, 20:36 UTCVideoSMILText
Two Health Studies Show How Simple Lifestyle Changes can Help31 August 2006, 15:35 UTCVideoSMILText
Popularity of Microhomes on the Rise30 August 2006, 18:57 UTCVideoSMILText
Morning After Contraceptive Pill Now Available Without Prescription28 August 2006, 11:01 UTCVideoSMILText
Airport Security Hassles Benefit Niche Market Airlines28 August 2006, 02:06 UTCVideoSMILText
Chicago Passes "Living Wage" Law31 July 2006, 07:56 UTCVideoSMILText
Google Profits Soar in 2nd Quarter24 July 2006, 10:45 UTCVideoSMILText
Getting a Good Night's Sleep Will Help Your Memory12 July 2006, 14:02 UTCVideoSMILText
US 'Baby Boomers' Face Inheritance Woes06 July 2006, 21:04 UTCVideoSMILText
Celebrating July 4th in America03 July 2006, 05:16 UTCVideoSMILText
Growing Pains for eBay23 June 2006, 20:20 UTCVideoSMILText
Internet Safety: A Growing Concern14 June 2006, 13:57 UTCVideoSMILText
Bank of China Launches Successful IPO02 June 2006, 01:08 UTCVideoSMILText
US Government Takes Action on Identity Theft18 May 2006, 19:18 UTCVideoSMILText
American Youth Failing Geography 11 May 2006, 21:14 UTCVideoSMILText
New Study Says Two Related Viruses May be Treated With the Same Vaccine09 May 2006, 17:57 UTCVideoSMILText
ILO Says End of Child Labor Within Reach05 May 2006, 19:21 UTCVideoSMILText
US Anthem in Spanish Sparks Controversy02 May 2006, 19:31 UTCVideoSMILText
Two New Studies: Caffeine Not Harmful to Heart28 April 2006, 01:09 UTCVideoSMILText
National Park Dedicated to Jazz Back In Operation Where the Music Was Born26 April 2006, 20:09 UTCVideoSMILText
Biotech Companies Surpass Big Pharmaceuticals in New Drugs to Market20 April 2006, 20:42 UTCVideoSMILText
US Moves Step Closer to Manned Moon Mission12 April 2006, 23:46 UTCVideoSMILText
Singer Willie Nelson Helps Native American Cause10 April 2006, 18:44 UTCVideoSMILText
Working Man of the Century Retires24 March 2006, 20:31 UTCVideoSMILText
National Zoo Hatches First Kiwi in 30 Years23 March 2006, 23:17 UTCVideoSMILText
Preventing Deep-Vein Thrombosis10 March 2006, 22:14 UTCVideoSMILText
New York Stock Exchange Goes Public10 March 2006, 20:06 UTCVideoSMILText
Lung Cancer is the Most Common Cause of Death from Cancer Worldwide09 March 2006, 21:35 UTCVideoSMILText
AT&T-BellSouth Merger Proposed07 March 2006, 00:18 UTCVideoSMILText
Japan Sweeps Consumer Reports Magazine Auto Ratings03 March 2006, 02:27 UTCVideoSMILText
More Than a Third of U.S. Soldiers Returning from Iraq Seek Mental Services02 March 2006, 02:42 UTCVideoSMILText
Da Vinci Code Lawsuit Claims Author Stole Ideas From Another Book01 March 2006, 07:23 UTCVideoSMILText
Study Reports Growing Number of Treatments for Prostate Cancer01 March 2006, 02:32 UTCVideoSMILText
Mars Orbiter to Provide Unprecedented Detail of Red Planet28 February 2006, 05:15 UTCVideoSMILText
New Orleans Hosts Dog Parade During Mardi Gras23 February 2006, 21:50 UTCVideoSMILText
Famous US Gun Factory to Close23 February 2006, 16:45 UTCVideoSMILText
1918 Spanish Flu Holds Clues to Future Pandemics17 February 2006, 23:32 UTCVideoSMILText
Love Story on Skates: US Ice-Dancing Couple 17 February 2006, 13:52 UTCVideoSMILText
Olympic Skier Excels in Spite of Diabetes 15 February 2006, 22:31 UTCVideoSMILText
Committee to Protect Journalists Blasts Chinese Censorship of Internet15 February 2006, 18:26 UTCVideoSMILText
US Lawmakers to Question Internet Companies This Week14 February 2006, 19:27 UTCVideoSMILText
Study Shows Bacteria Found in Yogurt May Help Fight HIV14 February 2006, 01:15 UTCVideoSMILText
New Weapon Available for Battling Wildfires10 February 2006, 22:26 UTCVideoSMILText
Americans Turn to Spinning Wheel for Stress Relief10 February 2006, 21:32 UTCVideoSMILText
Can Valentine's Day be Good for the Health of your Heart? 10 February 2006, 14:48 UTCVideoSMILText
"First Lady" of Civil Rights Movement Honored by Presidents, Thousands of Others08 February 2006, 13:01 UTCVideoSMILText
Rhythmic Gymnastics Gains US Following30 January 2006, 01:16 UTCVideoSMILText
Bird Flu Computer Database Helps Scientists Develop a Vaccine24 January 2006, 08:32 UTCVideoSMILText
Exercise May Reduce Chance of Developing Dementia19 January 2006, 23:11 UTCVideoSMILText
Treatment Gives Hope For Ovarian Cancer Patients18 January 2006, 11:35 UTCVideoSMILText
Vietnam Veterans Remember Fallen Comrades at Christmas Time28 December 2005, 18:09 UTCVideoSMILText
New Solar Cell Could Make Solar Power Cheaper27 December 2005, 17:57 UTCVideoSMILText