ESL Learning

    English Language Book

 

 

DICTIONARIES

-wordreference.com: Free online dictionaries - Spanish, French, Italian, German and more. Conjugations and pronunciation,

 

-visuwordsVisual:Dictionary and Visual Thresaurus Interactive Lexicon.

 

-SkELL.Sketch Engine: Learn English collocations, find synonyms and look at useful English examples taken from real-life texts.

 

-wordhippo.com: Powerful word tools for creative needs. 

 

 

ONLINE DICTATIONS 

-LEO. Learn English Free. English dictation texts

 

GENERAL RESOURCES

- www.agendaweb.org  

vocabulary 

BOOST YOUR VOCABULARY

-languageguide.org/englishWebsite devoted to learn English vocabulary and English Grammar. In the first section you can improve your audio comprehension skills and build vocabulary, and in the second one, get some practice with irregular verbs. You can find the French translation of many words and expressions.

 

-michellehenry.frFantastic website full of resources to expand your vocabulary organized by topics.

 

- Mnemonic tricks to improve your English.

 

-lyricsgaps.com: A great way to improve your English skills through the music videos and typing the lyrics of the songs. 

 

 books

BOOST YOUR READING

-dreamreader.net

-GCF LearnFree.com 

-commonlit.org:Brouse their free collection of reading passages in all literati and nonfiction genres for grades 3-12.

-nationalgeographic.com(Culture and Exploration): Read National Geographic's latest stories about culture and exploration.

-wronghands1.com: Funny cartoons by John Atkinson

-gradereading.com 

-Audiobook with the written text "Before we were free"

-10 Ways to exploit reading texts

 

READINGS Level CEFR C1 

1-Lamb to Slaughter by Roald Dahl (with audio and reading comprehension questions)

2-The Bet by Anton Chekhov  (with audio and reading comprehension questions)

3-To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (with audio and reading comprehension questions)

4-The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin (with audio, vocabulary and reading comprehension questions)

5-The Storyteller by Saki (with audio and reading comprehension questions)

6-The Use of Force by Williams Carlos Williams (with audio)

7-The Cat's eye by Margaret Atwood (with reading comprehension questions)

8-A DJ on the Spanish coast

 

 

writing

BOOST YOUR WRITING

- The Writing Center (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill). Check the section "Tips and Tools"

- How to write better English sentences (www.stgeorges.co.uk)

- Writing Prompts

- How to write an essay in five steps.

 

 

 

listening

BOOST YOUR LISTENING

 - ESL Randall Online Cyberlistenings

- www.ello.org

 

 

grammar

ESL GRAMMAR

Collocations 

-What is a Collocation?

-Common Collocations Quiz

-Frequent Collocations in English

 

Verb Tenses

-Present simple and continuous activity B2

 

HINTS TO BOOST YOUR ENGLISH

-Fabulous trick to improve your English pronunciation.

-12 writing rules

-5 senses descriptive words

-Random idea blogspot.com

 

How to overcome the intermediate plateau: from B2 to C1/C2 

There are times when we feel like we are not learning much anymore. We eventually hit learning plateaus. Learning stops feeling like a rapid ascent and no matter how much study se do, it seems like we aren’t improving. Here you will find hints to achieve a proficient English.

 

1.Useful phrases for proficiency essays

2.Use collocations to talk about success or failure (plus quiz and answer key) 

 

Only for teachers !

-lessonsplansdigger.com: Great site to find free English lesson plans and teaching tips.

 

 

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