Resources for Teens & Adults

The best way to improve your English (other than coming to class and doing your homework of course) is to read, listen and incorporate English into your daily life as much as possible! Please find below a small selection of online resources to help you.

Dictionaries

English learner’s dictionary http://oald8.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com
Great dictionary that shows all parts of speech, synonyms & antonyms www.visuwords.com
Dictionary with “collocations” i.e. words that go together – good for writing www.just-the-word.com
English and German dictionary http://en.pons.com/translate

English Newspapers & Magazines

Reading, listening and vocabulary practice with up-to-date news articles for all levels www.nytimes.com
www.telegraph.co.uk
www.economist.com
www.theguardian.com/uk
www.breakingnewsenglish.com
English magazine with tips and vocabulary in German www.spotlight-online.de

Listening

English radio www.bbc.co.uk/worldserviceradio
Offers a mass of lectures on a variety of topics – for advanced students www.ted.com/talks
Dictations and listening practice while hearing about the news www.listen-and-write.com
Watch English videos online with subtitles. Then record your own voice reading the text and compare your pronunciation. www.englishcentral.com
Lots of listening exercises with quizzes www.esl-lab.com

Grammar Explanation

English grammar explanations and quizzes www.englishgrammarsecrets.com
Alphabetical index of grammar explanations www.edufind.com/english/grammar/grammar_topics.php

ESL Online Learning with Various Resources

BBC site devoted to learning English with a lot of useful resources www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish
Vocabulary, listening and grammar separated by level and topic www.teachya.com
Offers grammar tutorials, readings practice with prepositions and phrasal verbs http://www.englishpage.com/index.html

Phrasal Verbs, Idioms & Slang

Download this Book by George Sandford that makes phrasal verbs fun & easy.

Site for advanced students with phrasal verb practice. If you scroll over the “Phrasal Verbs” tab on the left you will see a list of all the verbs. www.advanced-english-grammar.com
Phrasal verbs, idioms and slang separated by easy, medium and difficult. www.learn-english-today.com/idioms/idioms_proverbs.html
Alphabetical list of idioms as well as idioms divided into categories http://www.idiomconnection.com/

English Exam Resources

Free practice and tips for Cambridge Exams www.flo-joe.co.uk

For Young Learners

Educational kids computer games and activities for elementary students www.abcya.com
Free printable activities for grades 1-8 www.activityvillage.co.uk
Interactive resources for kids to practice reading, listening and writing http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/

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