Note:  This site has not been updated since 1995.  So the articles you find here are OLD.  Because of other duties of ours, we are afraid we won't be able to update them any more.  But we leave them here, because we believe that this site is a good showcase of how we can create useful learning resources by using the hypertext feature of the World Wide Web.  We hope someone will be interested in creating a similar site.  If you would like to hear more about this project, please contact Taku Sugimoto at

Welcome to Impact! Online, an interactive news magazine for intermediate and advanced ESL/EFL students. This web site features articles about current events, health, sports and entertainment, etc. In each article, certain words are highlighted. If you click on any of these words, you will be linked to a explanation page for that word.Some of these pages feature audio files, which will teach you how to pronounce the word.

 Impact! Online is a joint project of Lisa Page, from Passport Educational Publishing, and Taku Sugimoto, from the Department of Educational Psychology at University of Illinois. We want to know who you are and what you think, so please fill out our reader survey. We also have a mailing list which you can join if you would like to discuss Impact! Online with other readers.

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