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1 RECOMMENDED WEB SITES FOR STUDENTS OF ENGLISH SITES OF SPECIAL INTEREST Created and updated by EOI Bilbao News, TV shows, Videos. Some sites are really interesting. Resource site for both teachers and students. : This site offers instructional materials on all aspects of the English language and at a variety of levels Most interesting links for EFL teachers and students. Lots of activities with Hot Potatoes. Hundreds of English grammar, vocabulary, verbs and listening exercises. Everything you need to improve your English. Biographies, interviews, games and videos. ESL / EFL podcasts on current events. EFL learning site. Grammar and vocabulary, news, business English, lesson plans. A bit of everything. Very complete. Lessons, games, quizzes, blogs, forums, chat, lesson plans. Nearly 100 of TV series, all in English. There are lots of links in each chapter and it s easy to find them subtitled in Spanish. Exercises, Web-based Materials, Workshops and links for Teaching and Learning, WebQuests. British Council web site. Full of ESL/EFL resources. English for all levels. A fun study site. Movies and TV series in English, many of them subtitled in English. The official site of the public American radio. Interesting news. Resource site for English language teachers. Authentic and natural ESL videos of people speaking real English on streets across the globe. Talks by remarkable people. Subtitles available. Hundreds of exercises of all kinds. Tools & resources for students and teachers s of videos, articles, showing you how to do most things. A bit of everything. web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/index.htm English language lessons and practice exercises. English language activities, exercises and tests. SPEAKING Tips and advice to improve your speaking General guide to an oral exam at intermediate level. Conversation questions for the ESL/EFL Classroom. Activities and useful links based on contemporary U.K. topics and issues. Practise your language skills with other members of the worldwide community. Effective public speaking skills. Page 1 of 5

2 A speech recognition platform allows you to practise SPEAKING with any video you choose and then get instant feedback on how well you are doing. Topics and conversation questions. Speaking tasks to prepare for oral exams. Speaking skills for advanced learners with podcasts. LISTENING Learn in the comfort of your own home. Very complete. Listen online, script and download mp3. Full of excellent listening: stories, articles, poems. Most of them downloadable. English listening exercises. Listening resources designed especially for ESL and EFL students and teachers. Links to sites where you can listen to English. English Listening Lounge. A natural way to learn English; it is fun and it works. ESL Vocabulary Quizzes for Listening Activities. Conversational English skills. Dictation, mainly literature followed by short listening exercises. A collection of Guardian Weekly podcasts. learnenglishfeelgood.com/eslvideo Clips from recent movies and video-based exercises. The podcast website for people learning English Find the song, read the lyrics and sing along. An excellent site for news. Instant access to 1000's of LIVE Internet Radio feeds with descriptions, details and ratings. Listen to reports about science and technology. Online radio tuner to listen, discover and share radios with your friends. Many hours of recorded classes. All levels available. Voice of America learning English podcasts. READING AND VOCABULARY Reading resources and exercises. Reading. This is a sub-page of the Internet TESL Journal. Stories with learning resources. Online grammar notes and exercises Free audio books. Each week a different theme with an article. Vocabulary pictures and exercises. The wordplay web site with lots of topics. Monthly dossiers, some with audio. Reading resources. Focusing on English Words as Presented by a Variety of Linguists and Specialists in Etymology. WRITING Interactive writer s models with tips. Guide to writing a basic essay. Advanced Composition for Non-Native Speakers of English. An extensive resource for aspiring writers. Essay writing. Great dictation programme-choose a text, listen and rewrite or fill in the gaps. Page 2 of 5

3 Test your spelling with some interactive activities. Learn English writing. Sample compositions with corrections. Argument and opinion essay writing. Ten steps to writing an essay. GRAMMAR Grammar quizzes, tests, exercises and puzzles A fun way to learn English grammar. Guide to grammar and writing. Grammar notes and handouts for EFL Phrasal verbs Grammar, punctuation, tests Grammar lessons for self study or consolidation. English language course: grammar, reading, podcasts. In-depth English tutorials featuring dozens of interactive exercises. Learn/teach verb tenses. English for beginners. Grammar exchange forum. Explanations, meanings, prepositions, dictionary, games, corpus Irregular verbs, pronunciation. PRONUNCIATION A wide range of fun resources to help you improve your pronunciation. English pronunciation practice. Authentic American pronunciation. Listening/pronunciation from Okanagan College in Canada. Pronunciation links of Interest to EFL Students. Pronunciation lessons. Pronunciation tips. ESL pronunciation work page. Online pronunciation guide. An English pronunciation dictionary with instant sound. American English pronunciation practice. Word stress and sentence stress. Tips to improve pronunciation. Pronunciation activities and exercises. DICTIONARIES Cambridge dictionaries online. Little Explorers visual dictionary Translation of short texts, max. 150 words. To practise idioms Google translator. online version of the CD-ROM of the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Dictionary and thesaurus online. Slang dictionaries and language links. Excellent dictionary, encyclopaedia and thesaurus. Page 3 of 5

4 Online translation dictionaries. Online dictionary. ENGLISH LANGUAGE EXAMS Cambridge ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) is a non-profit assessment organization that provides examinations in English language ability for non-native speakers of English and English teaching qualifications. The exams cover general English, business English, academic English and English for young learners. Cambridge ESOL also offers teaching qualifications such as CELTA and DELTA and is renowned for its major research and validation operation. or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) measures the ability of non-native speakers of English to use and understand North American English as it is spoken, written and heard in college and university settings or 'International English Language Testing System', is an international standardised test of English language proficiency. It is jointly managed by University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations, the British Council and IDP Education Pty Ltd, and was established in NEWSPAPERS, MAGAZINES Access to newspapers in English, French and Spanish. All about the United Kingdom s national, regional and local press News, audio and video. Breaking world news. Also top stories from business, politics, health, science, technology, music, arts and culture Sunday paper. Thousands of world newspapers at your fingertips. Worldwide news in English and mobile friendly news websites. Satirical magazine. An interactive newspaper for beginners that uses videos Guía para prensa online a nivel mundial Page 4 of 5

5 WORK / STUDY ABROAD European youth portal. Work and volunteer programmes abroad. Central Applications Office for higher education in Ireland. University and higher education in the UK. Volunteering in the UK. Directory of the world s embassies and consulates. Au-pair work. Information on educational opportunities for students in other countries. Advice on studying in the UK and Australia. USA education guide for international students. LIFE AND CULTURE Food, crafts and parties for every celebration. All about British life and culture. Explore Canada. Northern Ireland Tourist Board. Information you need to enjoy a holiday or business trip. A wealth of information about the holiday, including its history and related activities. Learn about everything Irish. British culture, customs and traditions. Learning resources for all of your favourite seasonal holidays. Provides information about each state concerning geography, tourism, history An Insiders Travelers Guide to the United States of America for visitors from around the world New Zealand Tourism guide. Ireland as a holiday destination. London s visitor s guide. Scotland s visitor s guide. The official Visit Wales site. Fascinating facts and stories of Ireland and the Irish people. Maori culture. EUROPEAN LANGUAGE PORTFOLIO (COUNCIL OF EUROPE) European Centre for Modern Languages. Educational European Programmes (MEC). European Language Portfolio. Page 5 of 5

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