May I say that I’m really very impressed with the German lingQ library. There is a magnificent breadth of materials, enough to please the most finicky tastes. The German tutors (and students) must have all worked very hard to produce so much!
I’m coming to the conclusion that I need to work my German comprehension harder, listening to pieces at least 10 minutes long with some really quite tough sentence constructions and vocabulary. Something like “der Spiegel” articles along the lines of “thanks to hurricane Minnie’s devestating impact on the 'Tiger economies’of the Far East and the impending solar eclipse we’re all possibly going to die,”
Could anyone suggest some sources of material please?
I thought about your question but have no idea besides Deutsche Welle. Unfortunately it is very seldom that transcripts are offered on German websites. Did you try out the collection “Wissenspodcast mit AHA-Effekt! Der Infotainment-Podcast”? Look in category “Geschichte” and you will find parts of this collection.
Or “Der Sonntagssoziologe” but I don’t know if you like the subject.
On a higher level is the Collection “Charles Dickens” with the Christmas Story in category “Literatur”.
Also “Computer Club 2” is in a normal speed.
Wissenspodcast mit AHA-Effekt! Der Infotainment-Podcast"? looks great Vera! I have selected the whole collection and, if it is an interesting as it looks, will soon have worked through it. There’s just one thing that’s puzzling me, how to download the mp3s. It seems that clicking the download button doesn’t start a download, but the quicktime player. I really want to listen on my mp3 player somewhere quiet. Is there a way to do this?
Computer club 2 looks good too.
Deutsche Welle’s slowly spoken German I think I will soon grow out of, though I would have found it quite challenging a couple of years ago! Again it’s not as easy as I first thought to find the mp3s and download them. It keeps wanting to play them in an application for me!