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  • newThree Interesting Studies on Virtual Reality in Education
    This week at ISTE 2016 Google and Samsung had large booth displays devoted to virtual reality headsets. The proliferation of virtual reality headsets has been the catalyst for some good conversations about the value of virtual reality in education. M…
    - 4 hours ago, 30 Jun 16, 6:25am -
  • new5 Features to Look for on Formative in the Fall
    Earlier this week at the ISTE 2016 conference I had a nice meeting with the founders of the popular assessment tool, Formative. Formative is hard at work to add new features in time for the new school year in the northern hemisphere. The list of feat…
    - 5 hours ago, 30 Jun 16, 5:40am -
  • newConnect Your Classroom Through SeeSaw Connected Blogs
    On Tuesday morning at the ISTE 2016 conference I sat down with the founder of the popular digital portfolio tool, SeeSaw. He showed me some of updated features of SeeSaw's free product as well as the new analytics options within SeeSaw Plus (a subscr…
    - 8 hours ago, 30 Jun 16, 2:27am -
  • newApps Made by Students - And a Challenge for Your Students
    For the last few years Verizon has hosted the Innovative App Challenge for students. Verizon recently published the list of the best apps developed in the 2015-16 Innovative App Challenge. The top app was created by middle school students in Michigan…
    - 21 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 1:21pm -
  • newEvernote Shrinks Free Plan - Here's What I'm Using Now
    For a long time I have used Evernote as my primary tool for personal bookmarks. That's about to change because today Evernote announced that their free plan will soon only allow you to use Evernote on two devices. As I use three devices or more in th…
    - 22 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 12:36pm -
  • Digital Storytelling With the Latest Version of Buncee Edu Mobile
    Buncee is a nice tool that makes it easy for young students to craft digital stories. Recently, Buncee updated their iOS app to optimize for iPad and iPhone displays. The latest version of Buncee's iOS app brings the best content creation tools of th…
    - 1 day ago, 29 Jun 16, 12:29am -
  • Google Forms Can Now Automatically Grade Quizzes Without an Add-on
    For a long time Flubaroo has been one of my go-to recommendations for easy scoring of quizzes created in Google Forms. Today, Google made it easier than ever to have quizzes scored for you and to show students their scores. Now when you create a Goog…
    - 2 days ago, 28 Jun 16, 7:12am -
  • Google Cast for Education Gets Your Students on the Same Page
    This morning at the ISTE 2016 conference Google announced some great new features for teachers. One feature that immediately jumped out at me is the new Google Cast for Education Chrome app. The Google Cast for Education Chrome app enables teachers…
    - 2 days ago, 28 Jun 16, 2:23am -
  • The Classroom Bookshelf - A Blog of Literature Lesson Ideas
    This afternoon at ISTE 2016 I met with Kathy Ishizuka who is the editor of School Library Journal. Kathy shared with me her excitement about School Library Journal welcoming The Classroom Bookshelf as a new member of their blog network.The Classroom…
    - 3 days ago, 27 Jun 16, 8:47am -
  • The Best Ways to Use Padlet - Examples from Teachers
    This afternoon at the ISTE 2016 conference I had a nice meeting with Melanie Broder from Padlet. She told me about some of the things that Padlet is working on developing during the rest of the year. One of things is a community for educators. That c…
    - 3 days ago, 27 Jun 16, 5:06am -

BBC Learning English

Learn words from the news: propaganda, urged, distinguished

- 8 hours ago, 30 Jun 16, 2:02am -
BBC News Review: Brexit - what next for the UK and the EU?

- 10 hours ago, 30 Jun 16, 1:00am -
Looking for a job? English at Work is the series for you

- 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:53pm -
Linking words of contrast: BBC English Class

- 3 days ago, 27 Jun 16, 9:30pm -
DRAMA: The White Elephant - learn phrases related to competition

- 5 days ago, 24 Jun 16, 10:46pm -
Past habits without 'used to': Stop Saying

- 7 days ago, 23 Jun 16, 8:50pm -

ESL About.com

  • newReading - Identifying Skill Requirement
    Lesson helping students identify different reading types and remind them of different reading skills that they already possess in their native language.
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -
  • newLesson Plan - Future with Going to and Will
    Lesson plan and exercises for ESL classes focusing on the future with will and going to.
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -
  • newAdvanced English Grammar Review Quiz
    Advanced level English grammar review quiz testing the tenses, clause use, conditional forms, modifiers and more with corrected answers.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -
  • newLearn how to use complex subjects both and,...
    Both ... and and neither ... nor are paired conjunctions. As such, they take two different subjects which can change the conjugation of the verb.
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -
  • newThe 50 Basic English Questions
    50 basic English questions used to ask and answer questions about most daily tasks for English language learners.
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -
  • newHow to Teach Pronouns
    This guide on how to teach pronouns provides a framework within which you can introduce subject, object, and possessive pronouns, as well as possessive adjectives to beginning level English learners. It includes lessons and activities to help English…
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -
  • newTOEFL Grammar Quiz
    This TOEFL grammar quiz focuses on the type of English grammar at a level generally found on the TOEFL test with follow-up corrections.
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -
  • newAre you interested in English idioms? These...
    Idiom learning and teaching resources including quizzes, reference sheets, idiom themes for the ESL classroom.
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -
  • newIntermediate English Grammar Review Quiz
    Intermediate level English grammar review quiz testing the tenses, clause use, conditional forms, modifiers and more with corrected answers.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -
  • newESL Writing Workshop 1
    Lesson one of four lessons aimed at helping young learners learn how to write essays for ESL EFL English Classes
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -
  • newReported speech Quiz
    Intermediate level English practice on direct and indirect or reported speech for ESL EFL students and classes
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -
  • newHow to Conjugate Verbs
    How to conjugate verbs in English focuses on conjugating verbs by deciding on time of action, type of action and choosing the correct auxiliary verb to help understand how to conjugate in English.
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -
  • newFind out which type of business letter you need...
    This guide to different types of business letters provides a short introduction to some of the most important types of business letters in English for English learners who are interested in English for business purposes.
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -
  • newFirst Name, Last Name or Title?
    Discussion of the correct use of informal and formal forms when speaking about and to people including when to use last names, titles and first name only.
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -
  • newTOEFL Vocabulary Quiz
    This TOEFL vocabulary quiz focuses on the type of English vocabulary at a level generally found on the TOEFL test with follow-up corrections.
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -
  • newHow to Use Dialogues in Class
    Focus on how to use dialogues in the ESL classroom beyond just reading and understanding the text. These suggestions will help your students make the English learning experience more active.
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -
  • new50 Basic English Questions Quiz
    Printable beginner English Grammar Review Quiz beginning level ESL EFL learners and classes focusing on body idioms.
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -
  • newPrepositional Phrases Quiz
    Prepositional phrase quiz testing common expressions with prepositions followed by nouns for English learners with corrections.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -
  • newESL: Learn the Most Helpful Telephone Phrases
    Guide to the special language of telephoning in English including standard English phrases and idioms used on the telephone.
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -
  • newPersonal Descriptions
    This lesson focuses on learning how to write personal descriptions about yourself and others. The exercise provides tips to remember when writing personal descriptions.
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -
  • newNumber Pronunciation And Spelling in English -...
    Pronunciation and spelling guide to numbers in English
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -
  • newPresent Simple
    Examples, grammar and usage of the present simple tense in English.
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -
  • newHow to Ask Questions in English
    How to ask questions in English depends on the type of question you would like to ask, and the situation. Direct questions are the most common type of questions, but you can also learn how to ask indirect questions to be more polite, or how to ask qu…
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -
  • newProduction and Manufacturing
    Vocabulary and key phrases used in Production and Manufacturing for English for Specific Purposes classes and learners. Use this printable vocabulary sheet to help students focus on the most important vocabulary used in production and manufacturing.
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -
  • newLearn how to write a basic business letter
    Business letter writing basics for English language learners including essential formatting, writing, and phrases.
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -
  • newCommon Mistakes in English
    List of the most common mistakes in English for English as a Second language learners and classes.
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -
  • newLearn how to ask for a favor, as well as grant...
    Learn how to ask for a favor in English, as well as granting and denying a favor request with these common phrases and role play examples.
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -
  • newAdverbs of Frequency Quiz
    This quiz focuses on the choice between any or some.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -
  • newConfusing Words Quiz
    Test your knowledge of confusing words in English such as accept and except. This quiz provides the correct word for each sentence. > <link rel=stylesheet type=
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -
  • newTop 8 Essential Advanced Level English Learner...
    Recommendations for every advanced level American English or British English learner including course book, grammar books, exercise book, dictionary and vocabulary building resources.
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -
  • newBasic English Questions Quiz
    This English questions quiz tests basic English questions used in beginning conversations in English. Each question provides the correction.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -
  • newLearn English
    Learn English at this site with resources including grammar explanations, vocabulary reference pages, quiz sheets, pronunciation help, and listening and reading comprehension strategies.
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -
  • newHow to Write a Business Letter That Will Make a...
    A guide to the basics of writing letters to respond to inquiries especially written for English learners and business classes.
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -
  • newA, An, The
    Explanation and guide to the usage of A, An and The indefinite and definite articles including exceptions and multiple examples for each rule.
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -
  • newPrepositional Phrase Quiz
    Prepositional phrase quiz for learners of English testing word combinations with prepositions. > <link rel=stylesheet type=
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -
  • newShould You Take the TOEFL or IELTS Exam?
    Choosing which English test to take can be confusing. Often the choice comes does to either the TOEFL or IELTS. This guide will lead you through the main differences between the IELTS and TOEFL, as well as important points to take into consideration.
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -
  • newEnglish Verbs - Tense Resources
    Guide to verb tense resources including tense explanations, quizzes, tense related lesson plans, tense review in context resources.
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -
  • newRarely have I understood you - inverted...
    Guide to inversion and the various forms used for inverted sentences such as the negatives never, scarcely, only after, little, etc.
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -
  • newESL: 8 Ways to Improve Your English Vocabulary
    A guide to a number of methods to help you improve your vocabulary.
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -
  • newSales and Acquisitions
    Vocabulary sheet focusing on Sales and Acquisitions English for English for Specific Purposes Core classes and students. Use this printable vocabulary sheet to help students focus on key vocabulary used in sales and acquisitions.
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -
  • newChoosing which words to stress will improve...
    The correct use of intonation and stress is the key to understanding and being understood when speaking English.
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -
  • newESL: How to Use Expressions of Time
    Guide to the use of time expressions with various tenses in English.
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -
  • newPrepositions of Place Quiz - In At and On
    Test you knowledge of the prepositions in, on and at when used with places and positions. This quiz provides the correct answer for each question.
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -
  • newWriting English Drama Scripts in ESL Class
    ESL lesson plan encouraging students to create their own scripts based on romantic films they have seen to develop writing, collaborative, pronunciation and vocabulary skills in a unified activity.
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -
  • newPractice These Simple Tips to Master Your Next...
    This look at telephone conversations focuses on the standard patterns often found in business telephone conversations. It includes an overview, a role play and other classroom activities to help English learners learn standard telephone conversations…
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -
  • newLearn to order the events in written story in...
    Introduction to writing narrative paragraphs for lower level English ESL EFL learners and classes
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -
  • newUes this, that, these, and those to speak about...
    Learn how to use this, that, these, and those - important English words that you can learn to point out things that are here or there.
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -
  • newStarting a Conversation - Top Ten Questions
    Here are ten questions that will help beginning level learners of English when starting a conversation. Each question is followed by a number of questions to continue the conversation.
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -
  • newBasic English Conversations
    Basic English conversations help beginning learners build basic English skills. Each conversation group includes a few short conversations introducing basic English phrases.
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -
  • newUse this ESL lesson to help students practice...
    Lesson focusing on helping students improve their English pronunciation skills by focusing on stress and intonation
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -
  • newPrepositions Quiz - English Grammar Review Quiz
    Prepositions Quiz for intermediate level for ESL EFL English learners and classes.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -
  • newPreposition Use - in / at / on - prepositions...
    in / at / on - prepositions of time and date - English prepositions of time and date usage for English Learners
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -
  • new10 Tips to Speak English
    This step by step guide on how to speak English will help you perfect a study plan to help you speak English within a reasonably short amount of time. Strategies and objectives are provided to help you speak English with ease.
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -
  • newEnglish Pronunciation Exercises - Short Vowels...
    The following series of pronunciation exercises combines words beginning with the same consonant sound followed by similar vowel sounds. Voiced and voiceless consonants are paired by sounds.
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -
  • newDid you know that &quot;receive a discount&quot; is a...
    Examples and worksheets focusing on key collocation for English learners in various TESOL settings, as well as for self-study. Each sheet includes a number of collocation examples.
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -
  • newA guide to asking polite questions in English
    A quick review of the three forms used to ask questions in English with special attention to asking polite questions.
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -
  • newHere's a business meeting role play to practice...
    This example business meeting provides all the language that students need to participate successfully in business English negotions and meetings.
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -
  • newTeaching absolute beginners how to tell time
    Course Outline and Objectives for ESL Beginning Students to Establish Basic Communication Language Functions in English Telling Time
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -
  • newSimple Past or Present Perfect Quiz
    Choose between the simple past or present perfect tense in this quiz which includes a short guide to usage. Each question is followed by the correct answer.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
    - 14 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:26pm -

BeeOasis.com

  • newSincerely, Thomas Edison
    By Cana Short BeeOasis Step 2 (Part 1) An amazing thing happened this morning! I was walking down the street when I noticed a crowd gathered outside a local brokerage firm. People nearby told me that an important machine had broken down. The manager…
    - 4 hours ago, 30 Jun 16, 7:00am -
  • newThe Mink and the Wolf
    BeeOasis Step 3 By Andrew Lang (The Orange Fairy Book) In a big forest in the north of America lived many wild animals of all kinds. They were always very polite when they met. But they kept a close watch on each other because they were all afraid of…
    - 4 hours ago, 30 Jun 16, 7:00am -
  • newThe Last Gift
    By Hans Christian Andersen BeeOasis Step 3 There was once a rich, happy family, who were all gathered together. The master, the servants, and friends of the family were full of joy. On this day a son was born, and mother and child were doing well. Th…
    - 4 hours ago, 30 Jun 16, 7:00am -
  • newThe Child’s Story
    By Charles Dickens BeeOasis Step 3 Once upon a time, a good many years ago, there was a traveller, and he set out upon a journey. It was a wonderful journey, and it was to seem very long when he began it and very short when he got halfway through....
    - 4 hours ago, 30 Jun 16, 7:00am -
  • newHenry Ward Beecher, Friend of Slaves (Step 2)
    By Max L. Knowles BeeOasis Step 2 On February 5, 1860, a strange thing happened at Plymouth Church in Brooklyn, New York. Church members were not having a “bake sale.” They were having a “slave sale.”  But this sale was backwards. Church mem…
    - 4 hours ago, 30 Jun 16, 7:00am -
  • newA Lesson in Manners
    BeeOasis Step 2 One morning there was a loud knock at Dean Swift’s door. His servant opened it. There was a man outside holding a fat duck that had just been killed. “Here’s a present for Dean. It’s from Mr. Boyle,” the man said. He pushed…
    - 4 hours ago, 30 Jun 16, 7:00am -
  • newAndrocles and the Lion
    BeeOasis Step 3 Part 1 In Rome there was once a poor slave whose name was Androcles. His master was a mean man. The master enjoyed hurting his slaves. He often punished Androcles, even when he had done nothing wrong. At last Androcles decided to run…
    - 4 hours ago, 30 Jun 16, 7:00am -
  • newThe Wisdom of Socrates (Step 3)
    BeeOasis Step 3 The man mixed the hemlock plant into a drink. It was a strong cup of poison. And then, a slave led the man into a room where Socrates was waiting. When Socrates saw the man, he said, “Now, good sir, you understand these things. What…
    - 4 hours ago, 30 Jun 16, 7:00am -
  • The Oldest People on Earth
    BeeOasis Step 1 Many, many years ago, Egypt was the greatest country in the world. It was a beautiful land. It had a beautiful river called the Nile. Egypt had many great cities. There were also many large fields of grain. There was also much fine gr…
    - 1 day ago, 29 Jun 16, 8:58am -
  • Confucius: An Icon of Chinese Culture
    BeeOasis Step 4 By Max L. Knowles The teacher spoke his mind. He told the truth as he saw it, and this apparently offended leaders who had great power. And so, the teacher, whose name was Confucius, was forced into exile. He had to leave the state of…
    - 1 day ago, 29 Jun 16, 7:00am -
Get a feel for English

VOA Learning English

Conflict in Ukraine Divides University

- 1 day ago, 29 Jun 16, 6:23am -
How America Elects: Convention Rules

- 1 day ago, 29 Jun 16, 6:09am -
English in a Minute: Put Someone on the Spot

- 2 days ago, 28 Jun 16, 1:46am -
Lesson 19: When Do I Start?

- 2 days ago, 28 Jun 16, 1:03am -
Finding a Home at Emory University

- 5 days ago, 25 Jun 16, 12:52am -
News Words: Resilient

- 6 days ago, 24 Jun 16, 3:03am -

ESL on the Web

Language Learning on the Web

Nat Geo Pics (Use in Class!)

I Sea You
I Sea You
- 22 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 1:00pm -
Morning Harvest
Morning Harvest
- 2 days ago, 28 Jun 16, 1:00pm -
A Slow Stretch
A Slow Stretch
- 3 days ago, 27 Jun 16, 1:00pm -
A Fresh Look
A Fresh Look
- 4 days ago, 26 Jun 16, 1:00pm -
Time-Tested Town
Time-Tested Town
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Picturesque Provence
Picturesque Provence
- 6 days ago, 24 Jun 16, 1:00pm -
Oxford Learner's Dictionary

Word of the Day

  • newsmidgen
    smidgen: a small piece or amount of something...
    - 32 mins ago, 30 Jun 16, 10:00am -
  • pleonasm
    pleonasm: the use of more words than are necessary...
    - 1 day ago, 29 Jun 16, 10:00am -
  • auspicious
    auspicious : showing signs that something is likely...
    - 2 days ago, 28 Jun 16, 10:00am -
  • acceleration
    acceleration: an increase in how fast something happens...
    - 3 days ago, 27 Jun 16, 10:00am -
  • convoluted
    convoluted: extremely complicated and difficult...
    - 4 days ago, 26 Jun 16, 10:00am -
  • soggy
    soggy: wet and soft...
    - 5 days ago, 25 Jun 16, 10:00am -
  • guideline
    guidelines: rules or instructions that are given by...
    - 6 days ago, 24 Jun 16, 10:00am -
  • prevaricate
    prevaricate: to avoid giving a direct answer...
    - 7 days ago, 23 Jun 16, 10:00am -
  • overwhelming
    overwhelming: very great or very strong...
    - 8 days ago, 22 Jun 16, 10:00am -
  • solstice
    solstice: either of the two times of the year...
    - 9 days ago, 21 Jun 16, 10:00am -
  • staycation
    staycation: a holiday/vacation that you spend at or near your home...
    - 10 days ago, 20 Jun 16, 10:00am -

UsingEnglish.com (Handouts)

  • Phrasal Verbs - Roll (10 questions)
    Title: Phrasal Verbs - RollTopic: Phrasal VerbsLevel: IntermediateInformation: Choose the correct answer.Handout Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/handouts/586.htmlOnline Quiz Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/586.html
    - 8 Dec 15, 8:40pm -
  • Easily Confused Words (10 questions)
    Title: Easily Confused WordsTopic: VocabularyLevel: AdvancedInformation: Choose the correct answer.Handout Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/handouts/585.htmlOnline Quiz Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/585.html
    - 21 Sep 15, 10:19pm -
  • Idioms- Work (10 questions)
    Title: Idioms- WorkTopic: IdiomsLevel: AdvancedInformation: Choose the correct answer.Handout Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/handouts/584.htmlOnline Quiz Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/584.html
    - 5 Aug 15, 4:04pm -
  • Idioms- Sport 2 (10 questions)
    Title: Idioms- Sport 2Topic: IdiomsLevel: AdvancedInformation: Choose the correct answer.Handout Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/handouts/583.htmlOnline Quiz Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/583.html
    - 30 Jun 15, 5:52pm -
  • Phrasal Verbs - Back (10 questions)
    Title: Phrasal Verbs - BackTopic: Phrasal VerbsLevel: IntermediateInformation: Choose the correct answer.Handout Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/handouts/582.htmlOnline Quiz Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/582.html
    - 24 Apr 15, 6:33pm -
  • Phrasal Verbs - Take 2 (10 questions)
    Title: Phrasal Verbs - Take 2Topic: Phrasal VerbsLevel: IntermediateInformation: Choose the correct answer.Handout Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/handouts/581.htmlOnline Quiz Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/581.html
    - 16 Apr 15, 8:13pm -
  • Phrasal Verbs- Finish (10 questions)
    Title: Phrasal Verbs- FinishTopic: Phrasal VerbsLevel: IntermediateInformation: Choose the correct answer.Handout Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/handouts/580.htmlOnline Quiz Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/580.html
    - 16 Jan 15, 6:28pm -
  • Over (10 questions)
    Title: OverTopic: Phrasal VerbsLevel: IntermediateInformation: Choose the correct answer.Handout Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/handouts/579.htmlOnline Quiz Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/579.html
    - 19 Dec 14, 7:35pm -
  • Phrasal Verbs- In (10 questions)
    Title: Phrasal Verbs- InTopic: Phrasal VerbsLevel: IntermediateInformation: Choose the correct answer.Handout Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/handouts/578.htmlOnline Quiz Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/578.html
    - 25 Aug 14, 6:22pm -
  • Test Your Spelling 3 (10 questions)
    Title: Test Your Spelling 3Topic: GeneralLevel: IntermediateInformation: Choose the correct answer.Handout Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/handouts/577.htmlOnline Quiz Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/577.html
    - 16 Jun 14, 11:10pm -
  • Idioms- Furniture and Household Fittings (10 questions)
    Title: Idioms- Furniture and Household FittingsTopic: IdiomsLevel: AdvancedInformation: Choose the correct answer.Handout Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/handouts/576.htmlOnline Quiz Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/576.html
    - 24 Mar 14, 1:35pm -
  • Parts of Speech 2 (10 questions)
    Title: Parts of Speech 2Topic: Parts of SpeechLevel: BeginnerInformation: Choose the correct answer.Handout Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/handouts/575.htmlOnline Quiz Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/575.html
    - 24 Nov 13, 11:44pm -
  • Parts of Speech (10 questions)
    Title: Parts of SpeechTopic: Parts of SpeechLevel: BeginnerInformation: Choose the correct answer.Handout Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/handouts/574.htmlOnline Quiz Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/574.html
    - 14 Oct 13, 10:04pm -
  • Idioms- Animals 2 (10 questions)
    Title: Idioms- Animals 2Topic: IdiomsLevel: AdvancedInformation: Choose the correct answer.Handout Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/handouts/573.htmlOnline Quiz Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/573.html
    - 24 Jun 13, 1:38am -
  • Lend & Borrow (9 questions)
    Title: Lend & BorrowTopic: VocabularyLevel: BeginnerInformation: Choose the correct answer.Handout Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/handouts/572.htmlOnline Quiz Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/572.html
    - 18 Apr 13, 10:39pm -
  • Which or Where? (10 questions)
    Title: Which or Where?Topic: Relative PronounsLevel: IntermediateInformation: Choose the correct answer.Handout Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/handouts/571.htmlOnline Quiz Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/571.html
    - 16 Mar 13, 8:22pm -
  • Australian Rhyming Slang 2 (10 questions)
    Title: Australian Rhyming Slang 2Topic: Cockney Rhyming SlangLevel: AdvancedInformation: Choose the correct answer.Handout Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/handouts/570.htmlOnline Quiz Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/570.html
    - 11 Jan 13, 12:12am -
  • Idioms- Body 3 (10 questions)
    Title: Idioms- Body 3Topic: IdiomsLevel: AdvancedInformation: Choose the correct answer.Handout Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/handouts/569.htmlOnline Quiz Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/569.html
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    - 7 Nov 12, 11:42pm -
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  • newWhiskey Lesson
    A professor of chemistry wanted to teach his 5th grade class a lesson about the evils of liquor, so he produced an experiment that involved a glass of...>Category: Children Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 6.13
    - 22 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 1:00pm -
  • newThe Moral Of The Story
    Once upon a time there was a nonconforming sparrow who decided not to fly south for the winter. However, soon the weather turned so cold that he reluc...>Category: Workplace Jokes     >Explicitness: General     >Rating 6.46
    - 22 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 1:00pm -
  • newExciting Period
    A kindergarten class had a homework assignment to find out about something exciting and relate it to the class the next day. When the time came to pre...>Category: Children Jokes     >Explicitness: Adult     >Rating 6.32
    - 22 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 1:00pm -
  • Automatic Radio
    A lady bought a new Lexus. Cost a bundle. Two days later, she brought it back, complaining that the radio was not working. "Madam," said the sales man...>Category: Political Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 5.05
    - 2 days ago, 28 Jun 16, 1:00pm -
  • Johnny Has A Sweet Tooth
    One fine afternoon a gentleman was walking down the street; and as he came around the corner he spotted a young boy sitting in front of the local cand...>Category: Children Jokes     >Explicitness: General     >Rating 6.20
    - 2 days ago, 28 Jun 16, 1:00pm -
  • Cow on Train Tracks
    A passenger train is creeping along, slowly. Finally it creaks to a halt. A passenger sees a conductor walking by outside."What's going on?" she yells...>Category: Animal Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 4.39
    - 2 days ago, 28 Jun 16, 1:00pm -
  • Hookers' Children
    A mother and daughter were riding in a cab though New York City daughter noticed some scantily clad women loitering on a street "Mommy," the little gi...>Category: Miscellaneous Jokes     >Explicitness: General     >Rating 6.77
    - 3 days ago, 27 Jun 16, 1:00pm -
  • Think Simple, My Dear Watson
    Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson go on a camping trip, set up their tent, and fall asleep. Some hours later, Holmes wakes his faithful friend. "Watson, ...>Category: Miscellaneous Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 7.03
    - 3 days ago, 27 Jun 16, 1:00pm -
  • Drunk in Confessional
    A drunken man staggered into a Catholic church, sat down in the Confessional and said nothing. The priest is waiting and waiting and waiting. The prie...>Category: Religious Jokes     >Explicitness: General     >Rating 5.83
    - 3 days ago, 27 Jun 16, 1:00pm -
  • Old Lady's Three Wishes
    An old lady sits on her front porch, rocking away the last days of her long life, when all of a sudden, a fairy godmother appears and informs her that...>Category: Gender Jokes     >Explicitness: General     >Rating 6.02
    - 4 days ago, 26 Jun 16, 1:00pm -
  • The Devil And The Golfer
    A golfer is in a competitive match with a friend, who is ahead by a couple of strokes. The golfer says to himself, "I'd give anything to sink this nex...>Category: Gender Jokes     >Explicitness: Adult     >Rating 6.29
    - 4 days ago, 26 Jun 16, 1:00pm -
  • Employee Sport Preferences
    After a two year long study, the National Science Foundation announced the following results on corporate America's recreation preferences.1. The spor...>Category: Miscellaneous Jokes     >Explicitness: Adult     >Rating 5.35
    - 4 days ago, 26 Jun 16, 1:00pm -
  • Chldren's Prayer
    Two young boys were spending the night at their grandparents. At bedtime, the two boys knelt beside their beds to say their prayers when the youngest ...>Category: Children Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 5.29
    - 5 days ago, 25 Jun 16, 1:00pm -
  • Don't Lie to Mom
    John invited his mother over for dinner. During the meal, his mother couldn't help noticing how beautiful John's roommate was. She had long been suspi...>Category: Miscellaneous Jokes     >Explicitness: General     >Rating 6.95
    - 5 days ago, 25 Jun 16, 1:00pm -
  • Hammer Anyone?
    A man is in court for murder and the judge says 'You are charged with beating your wife to death with a hammer.' Then a voice at the back of the court...>Category: Miscellaneous Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 5.89
    - 5 days ago, 25 Jun 16, 1:00pm -
  • Alcohol Is Sin
    A guy was in New York on a business trip and decided to head to a local bar for a drink. Standing outside the bar was a nun holding a tin cup. As the ...>Category: Religious Jokes     >Explicitness: General     >Rating 6.70
    - 6 days ago, 24 Jun 16, 1:00pm -
  • Great Art Sale
    An artist asked the gallery owner if there had been any interest in her paintings that were on display. "Well, I have good news and bad news," the own...>Category: Occupation Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 5.17
    - 7 days ago, 23 Jun 16, 1:00pm -
  • Snow Parking
    One winter morning while listening to the radio, Bob and his wife hear the announcer say, "We are going to have 4-6 inches of snow today. You must par...>Category: Blonde Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 6.95
    - 7 days ago, 23 Jun 16, 1:00pm -
  • Who Enjoys Sex More
    A man and a woman were having drinks when they got into an argument about who enjoyed sex more. The man said, "Men obviously enjoy sex more than women...>Category: Dirty Jokes     >Explicitness: Adult     >Rating 5.74
    - 7 days ago, 23 Jun 16, 1:00pm -
  • Sending The Bill
    A doctor and a lawyer were talking at a party. Their conversation was constantly interrupted by people describing their ailments and asking the doctor...>Category: Occupation Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 4.93
    - 8 days ago, 22 Jun 16, 1:00pm -
  • Condom and The Penis
    Q:what did the penis say to the condom?A:cover me im going in......>Category: Dirty Jokes     >Explicitness: Adult     >Rating 4.76
    - 8 days ago, 22 Jun 16, 1:00pm -
  • Who Is Calling?
    The phone rang at the motor pool and an authoritative voice demanded to know how many vehicles were operational. Jim answered, ''We've got twelve truc...>Category: Military Jokes     >Explicitness: General     >Rating 7.16
    - 8 days ago, 22 Jun 16, 1:00pm -
  • Arabic Ad
    A disappointed salesman of Coca Cola returns from his Middle East assignment. A friend asked, "Why weren't you successful with the Arabs?". The salesm...>Category: Workplace Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 5.84
    - 9 days ago, 21 Jun 16, 1:00pm -
  • Midget Fortune- Teller
    Did you hear about the midget fortune-teller who escaped from prison?Now there is a small medium at large!!...>Category: Occupation Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 4.57
    - 10 days ago, 20 Jun 16, 1:00pm -
  • Department Head
    "How many people work in your office?" the boss asked the department head."Oh, about half of them, sir!"...>Category: Workplace Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 4.22
    - 10 days ago, 20 Jun 16, 1:00pm -
  • Flexible
    Finally, a friend's husband has decided that, at the ripe old age of 48, he needs to get into shape. They went to the gym where a trainer asked him if...>Category: Sports Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 3.79
    - 11 days ago, 19 Jun 16, 1:00pm -
  • Fly South
    Why do birds fly south for the winter?Because it's too far to walk....>Category: Animal Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 3.29
    - 12 days ago, 18 Jun 16, 1:00pm -
  • A Dog Bite
    One day, a mailman was greeted by a boy and his dog. The mailman said to the boy, "Does your dog bite?""No," replied the boy. Just then, the dog bit t...>Category: Animal Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 5.54
    - 12 days ago, 18 Jun 16, 1:00pm -
  • Hearing Aid
    An old man was wondering if his wife had a hearing problem. So one night, he stood behind her while she was sitting in her chair. He spoke softly to h...>Category: Miscellaneous Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 6.31
    - 12 days ago, 18 Jun 16, 1:00pm -
  • Call For Backup
    A police recruit was asked during the exam, "What would you do if you had to arrest your own mother?" He answered, "Call for backup."...>Category: Occupation Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 5.55
    - 13 days ago, 17 Jun 16, 1:00pm -
  • Its Natural
    Three girls walk into a bar; a brunette a red head and a green haired girl. The bar tender asks the brunette how she keeps her hair so brown. The brun...>Category: Bar Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 3.32
    - 13 days ago, 17 Jun 16, 1:00pm -
  • Guess a Thing
    A riddle for the dayArnold Schwarzenegger has a big one.Michael J. Fox has a small one.Madonna doesn't have one.The Pope has one but doesn't use it.Cl...>Category: Miscellaneous Jokes     >Explicitness: General     >Rating 5.53
    - 13 days ago, 17 Jun 16, 1:00pm -
  • Throwing Watches
    There were three men on a hill with their watches. The first man threw his watch down the hill and it broke. The second man threw his watch down the h...>Category: Miscellaneous Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 4.55
    - 14 days ago, 16 Jun 16, 1:00pm -
  • 600 Story Hotel
    Tom, Dick and Harry went to a party. After the party they returned to the hotel. The hotel was 600 stories high. Unfortunately for them, the elevator ...>Category: Miscellaneous Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 5.24
    - 14 days ago, 16 Jun 16, 1:00pm -
  • Expensive Fish
    Two avid fishermen go on a fishing trip. They rent all the equipment: the reels, the rods, the wading suits, the rowboat, the car, and even a cabin in...>Category: Miscellaneous Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 3.93
    - 14 days ago, 16 Jun 16, 1:00pm -
  • One Hole Behind?
    A man playing on a new golf course got confused as to what hole he was on. He saw a lady playing ahead of him. He walked up to her and asked if she kn...>Category: Miscellaneous Jokes     >Explicitness: Adult     >Rating 6.11
    - 15 days ago, 15 Jun 16, 1:00pm -
  • Bowels No Move
    An Indian named Chief Bowels lived in a teepee on the reservation. One day he received a letter from the state division of highways that said that the...>Category: Miscellaneous Jokes     >Explicitness: General     >Rating 6.39
    - 15 days ago, 15 Jun 16, 1:00pm -
  • Lawyers & Doctors Fight
    Two physicians board a flight out of Seattle. One sits in the window seat, the other in the middle seat. Just before take-off, an attorney sits in the...>Category: Lawyer Jokes     >Explicitness: General     >Rating 7.02
    - 15 days ago, 15 Jun 16, 1:00pm -
  • The Funeral Procession
    Hank was amazed at the length of the funeral procession going down Main Street. Watching awhile he observed that the cortege consisted entirely of men...>Category: Animal Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 6.33
    - 16 days ago, 14 Jun 16, 1:00pm -
  • Operation
    In a train compartment, there are 3 men and a ravishing young girl. The four passengers join in conversation, which very soon turns to the erotic. The...>Category: Gender Jokes     >Explicitness: Adult     >Rating 4.87
    - 16 days ago, 14 Jun 16, 1:00pm -
  • Money for the Dead
    An old miser, because of his exceptional thrift, had no friends. Just before he died he called his doctor, lawyer and minister together around his bed...>Category: Lawyer Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 6.75
    - 16 days ago, 14 Jun 16, 1:00pm -
  • Mirror, Mirror
    A young woman buys a mirror at an antique shop and hangs it on her bathroom door. One evening, while getting undressed, she playfully says, "Mirror, m...>Category: Miscellaneous Jokes     >Explicitness: Adult     >Rating 5.93
    - 17 days ago, 13 Jun 16, 1:00pm -
  • Nasty Comment
    A new business was opening and one of the owner's friends wanted to send him flowers for the occasion. They arrived at the new business site and the o...>Category: Occasions Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 6.38
    - 17 days ago, 13 Jun 16, 1:00pm -
  • Stop vs Slowdown
    A Lawyer runs a stop sign and gets pulled over by a Sheriff's Deputy. He thinks that he is smarter than the Deputy because he is sure that he has a be...>Category: Lawyer Jokes     >Explicitness: General     >Rating 6.97
    - 17 days ago, 13 Jun 16, 1:00pm -
  • Tossing for Answers
    A blonde reports for her university final exam which consists of mainly true and false questions. She takes her seat in the examination hall, stares a...>Category: Blonde Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 6.39
    - 18 days ago, 12 Jun 16, 1:00pm -
  • The French Farm Hand
    There was once a sheep farmer who had a French farm hand working with him to help castrate his sheep. As the farmer castrated the sheep, the French fa...>Category: Miscellaneous Jokes     >Explicitness: Adult     >Rating 6.25
    - 18 days ago, 12 Jun 16, 1:00pm -
  • Plugged In
    A husband went to work at 9 in the morning as usual. For some reason he had to be back home later during the day while running some errands. When he e...>Category: Gender Jokes     >Explicitness: Adult     >Rating 6.34
    - 19 days ago, 11 Jun 16, 1:00pm -
  • Mother of Six
    A man has six children and is very proud of his achievement. He is so proud of himself that he starts calling his wife "Mother of Six" in spite of her...>Category: Gender Jokes     >Explicitness: General     >Rating 5.37
    - 19 days ago, 11 Jun 16, 1:00pm -
  • The Dutch Uncle
    A man was taking his wife, who was pregnant with twins, to the hospital when his car went out of control and crashed. Upon regaining consciousness, he...>Category: Children Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 5.59
    - 19 days ago, 11 Jun 16, 1:00pm -
  • Burial
    Little Tim was in the garden filling in a hole when his neighbor peered over the fence. Interested in what the cheeky-faced youngster was up to, he po...>Category: Animal Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 6.83
    - 20 days ago, 10 Jun 16, 1:00pm -

VOA Learning English

  • newUS Government Using Social Media to Determine Terror Threats
     The United States government is increasingly using social media to investigate people who may represent a security threat to the country.  The latest example comes from the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection offi…
    - 5 hours ago, 30 Jun 16, 5:57am -
  • newRemembering Legendary Basketball Coach Pat Summitt
     This is What’s Trending Today:Pat Summitt led the women’s basketball program at the University of Tennessee for 38 years.Summitt started coaching the university’s women’s team while in her early twenties.Two years after being named…
    - 5 hours ago, 30 Jun 16, 5:44am -
  • newSettlements, Recalls Announced For Volkswagen and Toyota
     Volkswagen’s emissions cheating will cost the company at least $15 billion in the United States alone.On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Volkswagen would make the largest-ever automobile buy-back offer in U.S. history.…
    - 5 hours ago, 30 Jun 16, 5:36am -
  • newTurkey Attack Points to Growing Problem of Terrorism
     The suicide attack in Istanbul that killed at least 41 people is the latest in a series of deadly terrorism strikes to hit Turkey.Tuesday’s attack at Ataturk International Airport also wounded more than 200 people. Istanbul’s governor said…
    - 5 hours ago, 30 Jun 16, 5:20am -
  • newComic Book Fans Create Community at 'Awesome Con'
    Movies and television with superheroes are popular all over the world.Both young people and adults love characters like Batman and Spider Man.But for some people, such characters and their stories are more than just simple entertainment.Every y…
    - 5 hours ago, 30 Jun 16, 5:10am -
  • newSiri Comes to Mac Computers
    Earlier this month, Apple announced new technology at its yearly Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). In the last Personal Technology report, we talked about the changes to Apple’s iPhone and iPad operating system.Today we will discuss changes…
    - 6 hours ago, 30 Jun 16, 5:00am -
  • newJune 29, 2016
    A look at the best news photos from around the world.
    - 7 hours ago, 30 Jun 16, 3:33am -
  • new1300 UTC Newscast in English
    From Washington, this is VOA News.I’m Marti Johnson reporting.European Union leaders are meeting for a second day in Brussels on Britain’s pending departure from the EU.British Prime Minister David Cameron met with the leaders for the first…
    - 11 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 11:21pm -
  • Suicide Bombers Attack Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport
     UPDATE -- 1140 UTC:  Istanbul fully reopened Ataturk International Airport Wednesday. Officials now say the suicide attack killed 41 people and injured at more than 200. Suicide bombers at Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport killed a…
    - 1 day ago, 29 Jun 16, 6:46am -
  • New Benghazi Report Blames US Officials, Military
     A new report about the attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, criticizes the United States government.The report says the Obama administration, as well as military and intelligence agencies, did not provide enough security to pre…
    - 1 day ago, 29 Jun 16, 6:40am -
  • Obama’s Immigration Order Blocked by Supreme Court
    President Barack Obama is again urging the United States Congress to act on immigration.Obama made his latest appeal after the nation’s highest court failed to support his order protecting up to 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation.…
    - 1 day ago, 29 Jun 16, 5:59am -
  • UN Builds Legal Case Against North Korean Leadership
     The United Nations is continuing to build legal cases against North Korea’s leadership for crimes against humanity.UN officials are gathering statements and other evidence from more than 30,000 North Korean defectors to support the cases.Hu…
    - 1 day ago, 29 Jun 16, 5:55am -
  • Lady Gaga, Dalai Lama Meeting Angers China
    This is What’s Trending Today…A meeting between the Dalai Lama and singer Lady Gaga has angered the Chinese government and Chinese citizens.The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader was at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in the state of Indiana when…
    - 1 day ago, 29 Jun 16, 5:40am -
  • China’s Economic Slowdown Could Have Big Effect on Southeast Asia
     For Southeast Asia, the slowdown of China’s economy may have a bigger economic impact than the British vote to leave the European Union.China’s government reported the country’s economy expanded at 6.7 percent in the first three months of…
    - 1 day ago, 29 Jun 16, 5:39am -
  • June 28, 2016
    A look at the best news photos from around the world.
    - 1 day ago, 29 Jun 16, 3:52am -
  • How America Elects: Convention Rules
    How America Elects: Convention Rules
    - 1 day ago, 29 Jun 16, 1:35am -
  • Iraq Declares Fallujah Free of Islamic State
    Iraqi forces recaptured the city of Fallujah from Islamic State fighters after a month of fighting. On Sunday, Iraqi Lieutenant General Abdul-Wahab al-Saadi called Fallujah “fully liberated.” He also said the next step would be to retake Mosul.…
    - 2 days ago, 28 Jun 16, 6:02am -
  • British EU Vote Raises Many Questions
    British officials are dealing with international reaction to Britain’s decision to leave the European Union.British finance minister George Osborne spoke publicly on Monday for the first time since the British vote last week.Osborne tried to ca…
    - 2 days ago, 28 Jun 16, 6:01am -
  • Supreme Court Rejects Texas Abortion Law
     The Supreme Court ruled Monday that Texas went too far in regulating a woman’s ability to end a pregnancy.Justice Stephen Breyer wrote the opinion for the 5-3 majority. He said the Texas law is not medically necessary, and unconstitutionally…
    - 2 days ago, 28 Jun 16, 5:51am -
  • Exercise Can Protect Against Two Major Diseases
     From VOA Learning English, this is the Health & Lifestyle report.We all know that exercise keeps us healthy. But two new studies get more specific. They look at how exercise may lower the risk of two major causes of death – cancer and stroke.…
    - 2 days ago, 28 Jun 16, 5:50am -

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  • Gee up
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    - 44 days ago, 16 May 16, 11:26pm -
  • Recommendations with Superlative Adjectives
    New Entry: 'Recommendations with Superlative Adjectives' has just been added to the Lesson Plans area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 45 days ago, 16 May 16, 10:12pm -
  • Want Plus Prepositions of Position Personalised Drawing Game
    New Entry: 'Want Plus Prepositions of Position Personalised Drawing Game' has just been added to the Lesson Plans area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 48 days ago, 13 May 16, 12:20pm -
  • I ____ seen her already.
    New Entry: 'I ____ seen her already.' has just been added to the Language Polls area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 48 days ago, 13 May 16, 11:46am -
  • TPS
    New Entry: 'TPS' has just been added to the Chatlish area of UsingEnglish.com. This entry is only available in our members' area.
    - 52 days ago, 9 May 16, 8:11pm -
  • Like a bump on a log
    New Entry: 'Like a bump on a log' has just been added to the Idioms area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 52 days ago, 9 May 16, 8:09pm -
  • Country and Nationality Words- Discussion Questions
    New Entry: 'Country and Nationality Words- Discussion Questions' has just been added to the Lesson Plans area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 52 days ago, 9 May 16, 8:06pm -
  • The 100 most useful telephoning phrases
    New Entry: 'The 100 most useful telephoning phrases' has just been added to the Articles area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 52 days ago, 9 May 16, 7:04pm -
  • Cambridge First Certificate (FCE) Sentence Transformations- Same or Different
    New Entry: 'Cambridge First Certificate (FCE) Sentence Transformations- Same or Different' has just been added to the Lesson Plans area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 55 days ago, 6 May 16, 1:27am -
  • It ____ before I got there.
    New Entry: 'It ____ before I got there.' has just been added to the Language Polls area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 55 days ago, 6 May 16, 12:52am -
  • Untitled

    - 57 days ago, 4 May 16, 6:18am -
  • Countable and Uncountable- compare your days and weeks
    New Entry: 'Countable and Uncountable- compare your days and weeks' has just been added to the Lesson Plans area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 57 days ago, 3 May 16, 11:44pm -
  • Catfishing
    New Entry: 'Catfishing' has just been added to the Slang area of UsingEnglish.com. This entry is only available in our members' area.
    - 58 days ago, 3 May 16, 7:13pm -
  • DTRT
    New Entry: 'DTRT' has just been added to the Chatlish area of UsingEnglish.com. This entry is only available in our members' area.
    - 61 days ago, 30 Apr 16, 1:32am -
  • Bust a move
    New Entry: 'Bust a move' has just been added to the Idioms area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 61 days ago, 30 Apr 16, 1:23am -

BBC News in Pics (Use in Class!

Real to reel
Real to reel
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Nightscapes
Nightscapes
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Week in pictures: 18-24 June 2016
Week in pictures: 18-24 June 2016
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UK votes to leave EU
UK votes to leave EU
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UK votes in referendum
UK votes in referendum
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Flowers
Flowers
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Language Log

  • newIronic echoic fragments
    There's a hip/ironic rhetorical technique that involves mocking a statement by repeating bits of it as phrasal fragments. I was surprised to see this technique employed extensively in the "Plaintiffs' response in opposition to defendant Donald J…
    - 9 hours ago, 30 Jun 16, 1:46am -
  • newBritannia waives the rules
    "'Britannia waives the rules': The EU Brexit in quotes", BBC News 6/28/2016: Martina Anderson, MEP for Irish republican party Sinn Fein Northern Ireland voted to remain part of the EU. The vote could mean major changes to security on the border betwe…
    - 13 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 9:40pm -
  • newSystematic wanting
    Says Bagehot, the pseudonym-cloaked correspondent of The Economist who writes a page of comment on British affairs every week (25 June 2016, p. 27 in Brexit-delayed UK edition; not present in the US edition dated June 25): As early as January a top…
    - 17 hours ago, 29 Jun 16, 5:06pm -
  • Affinity — a curiously multivalent term
    Richard Warmington has pointed out that "affinity" is a contronym (a word with two opposite or contradictory meanings).  Another example of a contronym is "sanction", which can signify both "penalty for disobeying a law" and "permission or approval…
    - 2 days ago, 28 Jun 16, 10:27pm -
  • Change orders pressure
    An impressively ambiguous headline: Benjamin Kabak, "Second Ave. change orders pressure December completion", 6/27/2016. [h/t Anschel Schaffer-Cohen] Update — as Anschel Schaffer-Cohen observed in sending this in, the ambiguity is likely to send ma…
    - 2 days ago, 28 Jun 16, 8:18pm -
  • Misnegation correction
    Dahlia Lithwick, "The Ideal Allies", Slate 6/27/2016: Make no mistake, Whole Woman’s Health is a massive win for choice, even though nobody believed that the very core of Planned Parenthood v. Casey wasn't in peril this term.* *Update, June 27, 201…
    - 2 days ago, 28 Jun 16, 7:38pm -

Tech Savvy Educator

  • Any Requests for New Google Sites Tutorials?
    The new Google Sites is here! Well, sort of. For those that administrate their Google Apps for Education accounts, or have their own Google Apps Domain, you now have access to the Early Adopter Program, where you can request access to the brand new v…
    - 2 days ago, 28 Jun 16, 3:17am -
  • Help Me #ds106, You’re My Only Hope
    This coming Tuesday, May 31st, I’ll be working with some English 11 students about turning written memoirs into digital stories. The teacher has given me carte blanche to introduce students to a wide range of media and forms for turning a written w…
    - 33 days ago, 28 May 16, 10:18pm -
  • How the Sun Sees You
    Just a quick post, to share a small “a-ha” moment that I hope means I’ve successfully solidified my understanding of the Next Generation Science Standard’s “3D” learning. As a Science minor, and former middle school science teacher, I’v…
    - 34 days ago, 27 May 16, 3:41am -
  • Tech Director Chat #35 – Pedagogy vs Technology
    I always try to title each of these episodes with something that captures the majority of the conversation between Pete and myself. It doesn’t always work, as well tend to bounce around a number of topics. And it means that often I have to provide…
    - 51 days ago, 10 May 16, 9:34pm -
  • Video Story Problem – The Last Bookstore
    If you ever find yourself in downtown Los Angeles, you owe it to yourself to visit The Last Bookstore. It’s an amazing space filled with a labyrinth of books housed in an old bank building; the kind with the big metal vault doors, high ceilings, an…
    - 58 days ago, 3 May 16, 1:55am -
  • Tech Director Chat #34 – Wifi & Stuffed Animals
    Have you ever found yourself curious about how basic wifi networks work? No? Well then, that’s too bad, because Pete and I took far too much time to explain how they work using our own homegrown metaphor with highways, maps, traffic cops, and even…
    - 71 days ago, 20 Apr 16, 10:15am -

BusyTeacher.org

  • Comparative Pairwork
    The worksheet has been created bearing in mind young students who have been taught the comparative form of adjectives. They will have to work in pairs, get information from each other and then complete their own chart, based on the information colle…
    - 2 days ago, 28 Jun 16, 7:34am -
  • Write There Is and There Are
    This worksheet has been designed for young learners who have learnt basic vocabulary and they are now learning the use of there is and there are. The worksheet has ten illustrations with the help of which learners will have to produce their sentence…
    - 2 days ago, 28 Jun 16, 7:33am -
  • Clock
    This worksheet is useful for practicing and telling the time. Print and cut the clocks, you can draw the pointers. Put the cards on the table. And ask students to come and stand around the table, say the time they should grab the card. It's appropri…
    - 2 days ago, 28 Jun 16, 7:31am -
  • Speaking Cards 2
    This worksheet can be used for improving your students speaking skills. It contains different kinds of questions about different topics. It's appropriate for elementary and pre- intermediate students. Hope you find it helpful in your classes ...
    - 2 days ago, 28 Jun 16, 7:29am -
  • Speaking Cards
    This worksheet can be used for improving your students speaking skills. It contains different kinds of questions about different topics. It's appropriate for elementary and pre- intermediate students. Hope you find it helpful in your classes ...
    - 2 days ago, 28 Jun 16, 7:26am -
  • First Conditional Speaking Practice
    I've designed this PDF for reviewing first conditional sentences. Cut the cards and divide your class into pairs. Give each pair a set of cards. Have the ss place them face down. They take turns to choose a card and complete the statement. Hope it w…
    - 2 days ago, 28 Jun 16, 7:23am -
  • Game, Volcano
    Cut the cards and write numbers 1-18 on the other side of the cards. Place them on the board so the ss can see the numbers. Divide the class into 2 teams and write the name of each team on the board. They take turns to choose a number and answer the…
    - 2 days ago, 28 Jun 16, 7:17am -
  • 10 Things
    This is an activity that can be used for any level, as you can adjust it to be more or less complex according to your students' abilities. The phrases should be cut up into cards (preferably laminated) and taken at random to start a conversation, or…
    - 2 days ago, 28 Jun 16, 7:14am -
  • Present Simple and Past Simple
    A test or worksheet for the 8th or 7th  grade. It can be suitable for strong 6th grade (ESL class). The questions are multiple choice. The second part of the worksheet or the test includes writing sentences in the present simple or in the pa ...
    - 2 days ago, 28 Jun 16, 6:53am -
  • Song Worksheet: Earth Song (Radio Edit Version)
    This is the radio edit version (they are so many versions). I downloaded the song and then it turned out the lyrics are a bit different from the song - so to save the embarrassment in class, I made an effort to do this radio edit version. This song…
    - 2 days ago, 28 Jun 16, 6:40am -
  • Birthday Vocabulary
    I have designed this PDF for reviewing some vocabulary items about birthday, including a present, birthday cake, candle, balloon, etc. Have your students write complete statements for each picture. Hope it works.
    - 2 days ago, 28 Jun 16, 6:36am -
  • Comparative and Superlative Adjectives Expalnation
    I'ts a power point presentation starting with some examples of opposite adjectives, followed by a short explanation about comparative and superlative forms. It brings pictures to illustrate the examples and make learning easier. You can add ...
    - 2 days ago, 28 Jun 16, 6:35am -
  • Movie Worksheet: Bones Episode:The Proof in the Pudding
    The tasks encompass after-watching exercises for listening comprehension of Bones series (The Proof in the Pudding-S05E12). They are designed for either in-class or extra activities for advanced learners. The learners should know the characters of t…
    - 4 days ago, 26 Jun 16, 7:12pm -
  • Song Worksheet: If I Never See You Again
    A useful worksheet that a teacher could use in a class.  In the first part students have to recognize the artist, then read a brief description of the singer. When they finish students have to answer questions about the artist. There is a short v .…
    - 8 days ago, 21 Jun 16, 11:51pm -
  • Face to Face Game
    This worksheet provides nine role play cards. They contain information related to work and study, routine, family and hobbies. Students can simply ask each other questions and collect information, or look for a mate or even find out who another pers…
    - 12 days ago, 18 Jun 16, 5:51am -
  • Degrees of Comparison (Rules, Exercises, Test)
    The worksheet contains a scheme of the degrees of comparison (with examples) which explaines the rules of  the degrees of comparison as ajectives. It also contains 4 points (a point for each type fo adjective) with exercises. There is also a 3 po .…
    - 12 days ago, 18 Jun 16, 5:48am -
  • Simple and Continuous Tenses Table
    Simple and continuous tenses scheme with examples (present, past, future, present perfect). It's a simple table aimed at revising and/ar learning present and progressive tenses (present simple and continuous, past simple and continuous, future simpl…
    - 12 days ago, 18 Jun 16, 5:41am -
  • The First, Second and Third Conditional: Writing, Speaking and Reading Activities
    This worksheet about the conditionals contains a grammar overview, explaining the formation and use of the first, second and third conditional (by means of example sentences and schematic overviews). Students get to practise the conditionals through…
    - 12 days ago, 18 Jun 16, 5:33am -
  • Movie Worksheet: How Jay Park Is Changing Attitudes to Korean Beauty (Culture)
    This is a worksheet for a discussion lesson for adults based on a Youtube video (link and transcript included). It is designed for Korean students to talk about appearance in their culture, specifically tattooing and plastic surgery. It could be ada…
    - 12 days ago, 18 Jun 16, 5:31am -
  • Movie Worksheet: How to Give a Good Hug (Culture)
    This was produced for Korean adult students on the topic of hugging and the difference between Asian and western public displays of affection. It starts with a video clip from Buzzfeed's Youtube channel (transcript included) and lasts 50-60 minutes…
    - 12 days ago, 18 Jun 16, 5:28am -
  • Song Worksheet: 93 Million Miles by Jason Mraz
    It is a listening and vocabulary practice. This worksheet is nice to improve listening and vocabulary. First, students have to try to put words that they guess best fit the lyrics. After that, they are going to listen to the song and complete the ga…
    - 15 days ago, 15 Jun 16, 2:43am -
  • Movie Worksheet: Four Corners 1, A1
    I have designed this file for unit 3 of Four Corners 1, A1, Video. I ask my students to watch the video at home and do video activity book. And next session  I have them answer these questions in the classroom. Hope it helps.
    - 16 days ago, 14 Jun 16, 11:01am -
  • Famous People - Past Simple
    This worksheet includes some cues about three famous people. Put the students into groups of three and have them tell  other groupmates about them using past simple. It is appropriate for elementary level. Hope it works.
    - 16 days ago, 14 Jun 16, 10:56am -
  • English Consonant Sounds
    Cut the mobile phone. Have your students stand up and ask other students for their mobile numbers. They have to use English consonant sounds to say their mobile numbers. 
    - 16 days ago, 14 Jun 16, 10:55am -
  • Song Worksheet: Seven Years by Lucas Graham
    This is a gap-filling exercise for the song. Each part has instructions including what the ss have to do,contains ordering lines, filling in verbs or vocabulary.  Then once it's done, everyone can enjoy a good sing-along! Suitable for interm ...
    - 16 days ago, 14 Jun 16, 10:54am -
  • Countries, Pair Work Activity
    I have designed this file for practicing a capital city, currency, and language of different countries. Put the students into pairs and have them work together and complete the table. They have to ask about capital city, currency, and language of so…
    - 16 days ago, 14 Jun 16, 10:52am -
  • The Improvisation Game - 45 Second Speeches with 98 Fun Mini-speech Topics
    A great speaking exercise to get both your shy and bold students enthusiastic about speaking English. The goal of the game is to make a 45 second improvised speech on a random topic (98 topics are provided). You get points for making a succe ...
    - 16 days ago, 14 Jun 16, 10:52am -
  • Song Worksheet: Girls Wanna Have Fun by Miley Crus
    The song is to develop listening skills  and complete it with some daily vocabulary.
    - 16 days ago, 14 Jun 16, 10:48am -
  • Song Worksheet: Send My Love by Adele
    This worksheet can be used as an extra resource for your students. There are some filling the gaps using the highlighted vocabulary. For my classes, I usually play the song after introducing and repeating the vocabulary with the students. You can al…
    - 16 days ago, 14 Jun 16, 10:46am -
  • ESL Discussion Topics: Money
    A great conversation worksheet for introducing the topic of money. It includes vocab, reading of people's opinions and a long discussion section. There is also a follow-up on some of the grammar points: the + adjective and if.. would. This w ...
    - 23 days ago, 7 Jun 16, 10:16pm -
  • Have Got and Simpsons
    This worksheet is useful to revise have got, has got and physical descriptions. Great for beginners. I made it for Unit 2 of the book Our Discovery Island 1, Me. Please feel free to download it and use it as you wish. I've chosen The Simpsons becaus…
    - 23 days ago, 7 Jun 16, 10:56am -
  • IELTS Speaking Part 2 Cue Cards Dice Game
    An easy but fun activity to get students speaking in your IELTS Speaking class and you just need two dice. Get the students to roll the dice to choose their topic, then give them a minute to prepare their notes before you ask them to speak for about…
    - 23 days ago, 7 Jun 16, 10:54am -
  • Countries and Nationalities, Bingo
    I have designed this game for my elementary class. Print out the cards and the call sheet. Cut out the call sheet and put the squares in a hat or an empty bag. Hand out the cards to the students. Say the country and the students say the nationality…
    - 23 days ago, 7 Jun 16, 10:53am -
  • Backpack 3, Speaking Test
    I've designed these cards for units 4, 5, and 6 of Backpack 3 speaking practice. You can put the students into pairs or small groups and have them ask and answer. Hope it helps.
    - 23 days ago, 7 Jun 16, 10:53am -
  • Simple Present Practice
    Simple text on routines in the third person and vocabulary practice on daily actions. Reading comprehension through a true- false and questions. It can be used as a quiz to close up a unit or as a revision. It's suitable for elementary children aged…
    - 23 days ago, 7 Jun 16, 10:51am -
  • Greeting and Customs
    I have designed this worksheet for Top Notch 2A classes. It includes several questions for the first unit of this book, Greeting and Customs. It is designed for pre-intermediate and upper levels. You may find it useful in speaking classes. Hope you…
    - 23 days ago, 7 Jun 16, 10:47am -
  • Speaking Cards - Starter Level
    I have designed these cards for my starter classes. It includes different subjects including colors, jobs, foods, animals, and action verbs. Hope it works.
    - 23 days ago, 7 Jun 16, 10:42am -
  • Song Worksheet: Mamma Mia
    A popular song to work with children. This is a 1975 hit from the Swedish band ABBA’s album, ABBA. The title is an Italian interjection expressing surprise or anguish (literally, "My mother"). In 1999 the song gave its title to a ...
    - 23 days ago, 7 Jun 16, 10:41am -
  • Top Notch 2A, Speaking Cards
    I have designed this worksheet for speaking classes. It has got six speaking cards based on Top Notch 2A units. It is designed for pre-Intermediate and upper levels. Hope you find it useful. :-)
    - 23 days ago, 7 Jun 16, 10:37am -
  • Transport
    It is a PPT about different means of transport with catching images in order to get students attention. There are 15 slides showing trains,  a moped, subway (tube, underground), bikes, cars, planes, helicopter, canoe, ferry, ship, van, coach, tra .…
    - 23 days ago, 7 Jun 16, 10:29am -
  • Movie Worksheet: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    The target audience of this worksheet is elementary level, with a focus on describing people in terms of personality and appearance; there is also an opportunity for freer practice for describing someone else. I think it is mostly suitable for lower…
    - 23 days ago, 7 Jun 16, 10:28am -
  • Taming the Grammar Monster: 5 Fun Language Games for Students Who Like to Draw
    Are you a doodler? For some people, drawing comes second nature. They have talent from the youngest of ages and can make beautiful pictures in any number of mediums. Then there are people whose drawing skills are at least entertaining if not accurat…
    - 23 days ago, 7 Jun 16, 2:49am -
  • The Listening Catalyst: 3 Materials You Shouldn’t Be Without in the ESL Classroom
    I have taught my share of listening classes, and that means I’ve used my share of prerecorded dialogues and listening passages. They’re great, don’t get me wrong. But sometimes I can’t help but wonder, if these recorded ESL tex ...
    - 23 days ago, 7 Jun 16, 2:49am -
  • Banish Blithering Blabber: 6 Must Have Components to a Perfect Conversation Lesson
    There is little worse for a teacher than walking away from class feeling as though your lesson has been a flop. It doesn’t happen often, but it does happen. And perhaps the most challenging ESL class to feel good about is conversation class . Ho .…
    - 23 days ago, 7 Jun 16, 2:41am -
  • Bring the Cinema into Your Classroom: 7 Simple Activities You Can Do with Any Movie
    Whether it’s in the ESL classroom or an immersion setting, movies are a hit. People love movies. The movie business is proof that a good movie can make a huge impact on both society and individuals. That’s also true for your classroom. Mov ...
    - 23 days ago, 7 Jun 16, 2:03am -
  • Is It Your Unbirthday,Too?: How To Celebrate Birthdays Any Day Of The Year (Print and Go Lesson)
    It’s not every day you get to celebrate someone’s birthday. But almost every day is someone’s unbirthday! Birthdays are fun to celebrate, and they are a great chance to share some culture in your ESL classroom. So don’t wait fo ...
    - 23 days ago, 7 Jun 16, 1:58am -
  • Grammar: Present Perfect + Just, Already, Never, Ever, For, Since PPT
    Present Perfect + just/already/never/ This PPT describes the usage, form and epressions used with the present perfect tense.  
    - 29 days ago, 1 Jun 16, 1:58am -
  • Peter's Family
    It's about family members using a story about Peter. You can play with your students using this information and completing the information required. It gives all the informationin  in an interesting and fun way. As teachers we can share this ...
    - 29 days ago, 1 Jun 16, 1:45am -
  • Black and White: Clothes Items
    [thumb=left]http://busyteacher.org/uploads/posts/2016-05/1464576077_ann-5-clothes-bn-0.png[/thumb You can make a listening activity using these pictures. Give them to your ss and make oral phrases, e.g., : "a blue skirt" and ss have to look for the p…
    - 29 days ago, 1 Jun 16, 1:33am -
  • Clothes and Colors: Complete the Sentences
    Guided Practice: with this activity, ss have to look at the word bank and complete the sentences with only one word: a clothes item or a color, according to what they see. They can also learn plural and singular. Be aware that ss first have to li .…
    - 29 days ago, 1 Jun 16, 1:28am -
  • Clothes: Unscramble and Match
    In this worksheet, ss will have to unscramble 19 words first, and then complete the box with the correct letter according to the pictures. Here ss learn about vocabulary and spelling being engaged with the colorful pictures. Please, be aware that ss…
    - 29 days ago, 1 Jun 16, 1:27am -
  • Ice Breaker
    This is an ice breaker for elementary level. Have the ss complete the card and then put them all in an empty box. Students choose a card randomly and read it aloud for the class. Next, they have to guess who that person is. Hope it helps!
    - 29 days ago, 1 Jun 16, 1:25am -
  • Adjectives
    This power-point presentation helps elementary students to learn comparative adjectives such as smaller, bigger, taller, shorter, quieter, louder, faster, slower. It also suitable for young learners. Hope you find it useful in your classes. Have .…
    - 29 days ago, 1 Jun 16, 1:24am -
  • Look at All the Animals
    This power-point presentation helps students to learn the names of farm animals such as a goose, goat,cow, horse, etc.. It also presents comparative adjectives to compare animals. It's suitable for young learners. Hope you enjoy it!
    - 29 days ago, 1 Jun 16, 1:23am -
  • Past Simple Questions
    This worksheet helps you to improve students' speaking skills. This is also related  to simple past. It's appropriate for elementary students and maybe upper levels. Hope you find it useful in your classes. Have fun and enjoy.
    - 29 days ago, 1 Jun 16, 1:21am -
  • Story Book: Lost Kitten
    This power-point presentation helps students to identify farm and wild animals' habitat. This can be used as a warmer for teaching the story called "Lost Kitten". It's appropriate for young learners and beginners. Hope you find it useful in your .…
    - 29 days ago, 1 Jun 16, 1:19am -
  • Alien Cultures Game
    Based on Susan Verner's article, http://busyteacher.org/17951-how-to-help-esl-students-understand-each-other.html, this is just my approach to the alien cultures game. It is probably my best lesson. The file contains a suggested format, and two hand…
    - 29 days ago, 1 Jun 16, 1:18am -
  • Movie Worksheet: Mr. Young, Episode 1 - Season 1
    Recommended to children between ages 9-10 . We can use it to recycle vocabulary related to animals, places and objects. It's also used to improve students' skills to observe details and give opinions. It's important to use a pre-watching activitiy,…
    - 29 days ago, 1 Jun 16, 1:15am -
  • First Aid Kit for Outdoor Use: Guidelines You Should Follow
    Importance of first aid kit such as forceps, thermometer, instant ice-pack, basic splint, and sling, ointments that offer relief from skin irritation, butterfly bandages etc. In this article, we will be providing you a few guidelines to ensure that…
    - 29 days ago, 1 Jun 16, 1:13am -

Simple English News

  • Energy From Your Steps
    Listen here Students from Rice University have invented shoes which generate power. When you wear PediPower shoes, the energy from each of your step is stored and turned into power. This power, then, can be used for portable electronics. Words to wea…
    - 3 days ago, 27 Jun 16, 4:55pm -
  • Have You Ever Played Footballtennis?
    Listen here   Footballtennis, also known as futnet, is a ball game. It is played in a court which is divided by a net with two opposing teams. One, two or three players on a team try to score a point by hitting the ball and making it bounce in the o…
    - 10 days ago, 20 Jun 16, 6:21pm -
  • The Youngest Country – Liberland
    Listen here Vit Jedlicka, the self-proclaimed president of the newest country in the world, seized the opportunity and on April 13, 2015 formed a new state in the area which was terra nullius. Liberland lies on the Croatia-Serbia border along the wes…
    - 17 days ago, 13 Jun 16, 12:12am -
  • Quiz – Antonyms (Opposite Words)
    The post Quiz – Antonyms (Opposite Words) appeared first on .
    - 24 days ago, 6 Jun 16, 12:00am -
  • A Short Story Competition
    A pilot project focused on writing skills of non-native English students from Neveronys Gymnasium (a grammar school) has been finished. Students were asked to write a short and interesting story on any topic they wish. You can find and read the selec…
    - 31 days ago, 30 May 16, 12:49am -
  • Trains for Free in Slovakia
    Listen here (Level 1 – Basic) > Click on the play button (white triangle) on the left end of the audio bar below.   If you are a child, student (under 26) or a pensioner and live in the EU then Slovakia is the right place for you. The previous gov…
    - 38 days ago, 23 May 16, 12:46am -
  • Top NHL Player Helps Syrian Relatives
    Listen here (Level 1 – Basic) > Click on the play button (white triangle) on the left end of the audio bar below. Brandon Saad, twice a Stanley Cup winner with the Chicago Blackhawks, has not forgotten his family roots. He is actively supporting hi…
    - 45 days ago, 16 May 16, 12:48am -
  • Do You Know Europe?
    The post Do You Know Europe? appeared first on .
    - 52 days ago, 9 May 16, 12:42am -
  • Smell Dating
    Listen here (Level 2 – Advanced) > Click on the play button (white triangle) on the left end of the audio bar below.   You still have not found the right partner you are looking for. Then the new online dating service, called Smell Dating, might b…
    - 59 days ago, 2 May 16, 12:34am -
  • Giovanca: On My Way
    We introduce non-native English  singers and bands. Giovanca is a Dutch singer of Curaçao origin. She started her career as a background singer. Later in 2008, her first solo debut album „Subway Silence“ was released. She has also devoted herse…
    - 66 days ago, 25 Apr 16, 12:34am -

Oxford University Press (ELT Blog)

  • Beyond the classroom…involving parents in learning
    Vanessa has been teaching English as a Foreign language in Portugal for the past 20 years. She is currently teaching at Escola Superior de Educação.  Her areas of interest are teaching YLs, Teens and Pre-Teens. She joins us today to … Continue r…
    - 3 days ago, 27 Jun 16, 7:09pm -
  • IELTS Speaking Practice Part 2: Listening & Responding
    Louis Rogers is a freelance author and senior academic tutor at the University of Reading. Louis is co-author of Oxford EAP B1+, Foundation IELTS Masterclass, Proficiency Masterclass and Intermediate and Upper Intermediate Skills for Business Studies…
    - 23 days ago, 7 Jun 16, 5:52pm -
  • Four Secrets for Reading in the ELT classroom 
    Andrea Sarto is the author of Football Forever, a NEW Dominoes graded reader available now. He was born in the UK but has lived and worked in several different countries as an English-language teacher, trainer and editor. By his own … Continue read…
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  • A Framework for Communicative Speaking
    Tony Prince is a NILE trainer and has been Programme Manager for Presessional and Insessional courses at the University of East Anglia. Today he joins us to preview his upcoming webinar, A Framework for Communicative Speaking, and discuss clear com…
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  • Re-purposing the writing process for beginner ELLs
    Trio Writing authors Alice Savage and Colin Ward offer 6 practical activities to help your beginner level students write successfully in English. For native speakers, a writing process that starts with a plan and ends with sentence-level editing make…
    - 42 days ago, 19 May 16, 6:58pm -
  • 25 ideas for using WhatsApp with English language students
    Philip Haines is the Senior Consultant for Oxford University Press, Mexico. As well as being a teacher and teacher trainer, he is also the co-author of several series, many of which are published by OUP.  Today he joins us to provide 25 engaging…
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ELTjam

  • Applying startup thinking to teacher development
    Cambridge English and ELTjam have been working together to create a digital framework for teachers – an initiative to help language teachers develop their digital skills specifically to enhance teaching and learning. This post looks at how we have…
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  • ELTjam LXD Session: Ceri Jones on why we need a ‘CoachBot’
    Ceri Jones spoke at the ELTjam LXD Session in Birmingham recently, with the backdrop of the IATEFL Conference. Ceri gave us her take on Learner Experience design and what it might mean for language learning content.'I think we need some kind o…
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  • What could ELT publishers learn from startups about product/market fit?
    How many of your customers would be very disappointed if one of your products ceased to exist tomorrow? How many would register it only momentarily before replacing it with something that, as far as they’re concerned, is more or less interchangeabl…
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  • ELTjam LXD Session: Nick Robinson
    On the evening of the 13th April, amidst the noise and tomfoolery of the IATEFL Conference in Birmingham, we hosted a small, underground ELTjam Session. The topic of the evening was Learner Experience Design (LXD), and we invited four speakers to ta…
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  • ELTjam LXD Session: Lindsay Clandfield and the game changers
    ELT EdTech, if we use a video game metaphor, is like Pong.Possibly the best quote on the state of ELT digital products ever. Lindsay Clandfield was one of the four speakers that addressed the topic of Learner Experience Design (LXD) at our ELTjam S…
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  • Looking back at IATEFL and forward to Innovate ELT
    In this post we look back over IATEFL and some of our highlights and then take a look forward at what to expect from the up-coming Innovate ELT conference in Barcelona on the 6th and 7th May.The post Looking back at IATEFL and forward to Innovate EL…
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