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Larry Ferlazzo's Blog

  • Neat Photo & Video Project Documents Family Life Around The World
    “Family.Life” is a Syracuse University project that ” explores family as the center of life around the world.” The images are indexed by theme, a few of which you can see in the image at the top of this post. … Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jun 15, 11:13am -

Free Tech for Teachers

  • newThe Month in Review - The Most Popular Posts
    Good evening from Philadelphia where I have been attending the ISTE conference for the last few days. I've met some great people and had a good time learning about new apps and new ideas here. Many of those things will appear in blog posts over the n…
    - 18 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 12:10pm -
  • new81Dash Offers a Revamped Tool for Backchannels and More
    Last summer at ISTE 2014 I learned about 81Dash. One year later 81Dash is still going strong and has launched a revamped user interface. All of the same great features of 81Dash are still there, they're just a bit easier to find and use than before.A…
    - 18 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 11:31am -
  • newGoogle Classroom Gets a Share Button and More New Features
    This week Google Classroom received updates that teachers and administrators should note.A new "share to Google Classroom" button is starting to appear on popular sites and services including Quizlet, Discovery Education, PBS, and Duolingo. The share…
    - 19 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 11:15am -
  • 5 Takeaways from Redefining Professional Development
    On Monday afternoon at the ISTE conference I was one of four people on a panel discussion titled Redefining Professional Development for the Curriculum of the Future. Unfortunately, I didn't get as much time to speak as I had hoped for. Throughout th…
    - 1 day ago, 1 Jul 15, 12:54am -
  • SeeSaw - Easily Create Digital Portfolios on iPads, Chromebooks, and Android Tablets
    Disclosure: SeeSaw's parent company is an advertiser on FreeTech4Teachers.comSeeSaw, a powerful and popular iPad app for creating digital portfolios, is now available as a Chrome web app and as an Android app. The new apps allow students to create an…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jun 15, 1:42am -
  • Create Stop Motion Animations with KomaKoma
    This is a guest post from Kate Wilson (@katewilson13) of EdTechTeacher, an advertiser on this site.Stop Motion was one of the original video creation techniques. By stringing together a series of single images and displaying them quickly in order, f…
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  • Teaching American History Through Art
    Picturing America is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association. Picturing America is an interactive gallery of artwork related to events, people, and themes in American history. You can browse the…
    - 3 days ago, 29 Jun 15, 12:53pm -
  • Dozens of Online Games and Quizzes About Grammar
    Road to Grammar is a free resource featuring quizzes, games, and lessons for English language learners. Visitors to Road to Grammar will find grammar quizzes. Most of the quizzes provide students with instant feedback. Part of the feedback that st…
    - 3 days ago, 29 Jun 15, 12:51pm -
  • Design a Green Helicopter for Sikorsky's Helicopter 2050 Challenge
    For the fifth year in a row Sikorsky is hosting a helicopter design contest for students. The Helicopter 2050 Challenge asks students between the ages of nine through sixteen, to design unique and environmentally-friendly helicopters.To enter the cha…
    - 3 days ago, 29 Jun 15, 12:26am -
  • The Week in Review - The Most Popular Posts
    Good morning from an airplane somewhere over New England. I'm currently on my way to the annual ISTE conference in Philadelphia. It should be a great few days of connecting and re-connecting with other people who are passionate about teaching and edu…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Jun 15, 9:03pm -

BBC Learning English

The secret of giraffes' long legs. Learn: spindly, hindrance, evolutionary, modestly proportioned

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Ivory protest. Learn: ornaments, confiscated, illegal, slaughtered, crushed

- 7 days ago, 24 Jun 15, 6:59pm -
Monuments in Nepal reopen. Learn: devastation, heritage, precarious, cash-strapped, kick-start

- 14 days ago, 17 Jun 15, 10:55pm -
Oil painting copy shop. Learn: masterpieces, mass-produced, replicas, revenue, original

- 21 days ago, 10 Jun 15, 9:53pm -
Paris 'love locks' removed. Learn: tradition, eyesore, hazard, weighed down, gave way

- 28 days ago, 3 Jun 15, 9:36pm -
New York's view from the top. Learn: hemisphere, flashes by, inevitably, trauma, landmark

- 35 days ago, 27 May 15, 7:44pm -

ESL About.com

  • newBeginning Guide to Teaching ESL
    An advice guide to non-English ESL EFL teachers who volunteer to teach English for charity, to friends, on a part time basis or as a hobby
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  • 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.
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 9:11pm -
  • newIrregular Past Verbs Quiz
    This quiz focuses irregular verb past forms.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
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  • newBeginning English Quiz
    Beginning level English quiz tests basic English tenses, conditional and superlatives, and simple conversational English with corrected answers.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 9:11pm -
  • newESL: Essential Phrases You Need to Run a...
    Phrase Reference Sheet for Participating in a Meeting provides all the language that students need to participate successfully in business English negotions and meetings.
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 9:11pm -
  • newReported speech Quiz
    Intermediate level English practice on direct and indirect or reported speech for ESL EFL students and classes
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 9:11pm -
  • 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.
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 9:11pm -
  • 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=
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  • newBeginner Dialogues - Giving and Requesting...
    Dialogue for Beginning Level English ESL EFL Learners and Classes - Telling the Time
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 9:11pm -
  • newNumber Pronunciation And Spelling in English -...
    Pronunciation and spelling guide to numbers in English
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 9:11pm -
  • newVocabulary You Should Use for Writing Business...
    Useful vocabulary useful for writing business letters in English for Specific Purposes. These phrases are important for any English learner using English on a daily basis for work.
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 9:11pm -
  • 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=
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 9:11pm -
  • newActive Voice to Passive Voice Quiz
    Intermediate level English practice changing active voice sentences into the passive voice for ESL EFL students and classes
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 9:11pm -
  • newA Simple Way to Write an Essay
    How to write a standard essay in English following a common essay outline structure also known as the hamburger essay.
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 9:11pm -
  • newEquivalency Chart
    Use this equivalency chart to write the same idea using different forms. Equivalencies are used to vary writing structures for good writing style.
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 9:11pm -
  • newDefinite and Indefinite Article Quiz
    Definite and Indefinite articles use quiz which provides a short explanation and the correct answer for each question.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 9:11pm -
  • newEnglish Verbs - Tense Resources
    Guide to verb tense resources including tense explanations, quizzes, tense related lesson plans, tense review in context resources.
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 9:11pm -
  • newFinancial Terminology Quiz
    This financial terminology quiz focuses on common expressions used when speaking about finance and money in English.
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 9:11pm -
  • 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.
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 9:11pm -
  • newThe 50 Basic English Questions
    50 basic English questions used to ask and answer questions about most daily tasks for English language learners.
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 9:11pm -
  • newHow to Study English Effectively
    This short introduction to how to study English effectively provides helpful hints and exercises to help you study English well.
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 9:11pm -
  • 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=
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 9:11pm -
  • newTips and Strategies for Teaching English...
    Tips and strategies concerning the teaching of English conversational skills
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 9:11pm -
  • new1000 Most Common Vocabulary Words in English
    Vocabulary Workshop Page 1 of a list of the 1000 most common vocabulary words in English
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 9:11pm -
  • newESL: Get Ready for the Airport with this Roleplay
    Dialogue for Beginning Level English ESL EFL Learners and Classes - At the Airport
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 9:11pm -
  • newPrepositional Phrase Quiz
    Prepositional phrase quiz for learners of English testing word combinations with prepositions. > <link rel=stylesheet type=
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 9:11pm -
  • newHow to Teach the Present Simple
    Guide to teaching the present simple for English teachers who teach ESL and EFL classes with appropriate lesson and activity suggestions.
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 9:11pm -
  • newTOEFL Grammar Practice 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.
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 9:11pm -
  • newTim's Day
    Beginning level English reading comprehension focusing on daily work routines and the present simple tense.
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 9:11pm -
  • newPreposition Quiz In On At
    Test you knowledge of the prepositions in, on and at when used with dates and times. This quiz provides the correct answer for each question.
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 9:11pm -
  • newShould You Use "Have" or "Have Got"?
    A guide to when to use the possessive verb forms Have and Have Got with multiple example sentences of correct and incorrect usage.
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 9:11pm -
  • newConditional Forms Quiz
    Conditional forms quiz tests your knowledge of the first, second and third conditional forms for real, unreal and imagined past situations. > <link rel=stylesheet type=
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 9:11pm -
  • newBeginner Dialogues - In a Shop
    Dialogue for Beginning Level English ESL EFL Learners and Classes - Telling the Time
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 9:11pm -
  • newHow 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.
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 9:11pm -
  • newHere are 10 tips on how to get English learners...
    10 tips for helping English learners start using a wider range of vocabulary for ESL and EFL classes.
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 9:11pm -
  • newBeginner Verb Tense Quiz
    Beginner verb tense quiz checks your understanding of basic tenses including the present simple, continuous, future and past simple including answers.
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 9:11pm -
  • newNon-Continuous Verbs
    A look at common verbs that are not used in the continuous - progressive - forms.
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 9:11pm -
  • newWords to Help You Express Your Opinion in English
    There are a number of words and phrases that can help express your opinion. These words and phrases are common in creative writing, writing reports, and other types of writing intended to persuade.
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 9:11pm -
  • newTop ESL Conversation Lessons Plans
    Top ESL conversation free lesson plans for use in class with beginner to advanced level classes. Each lesson includes a short overview, lesson objectives and outline and copyable materials for in-class use.
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 9:11pm -
  • newPast Tenses Quiz
    Past tenses quiz checking the past simple, past continuous and past perfect tenses including the correct answer after each question.
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 9:11pm -
  • 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.
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 9:11pm -
  • newBeginning English Multiple Choice Tests
    ESL EFL English Multiple Choice Tests For Beginning Level Learners for in class use or on your own
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 9:11pm -
  • newIn / On / To / At
    30 essential basic English lessons for beginning English learners. This lesson focuses on prepositions of place and is followed by a short quiz to test your understanding. Page 2.
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 9:11pm -
  • newGerund or Infinitive Quiz
    Choose between the gerund or the infinitive form for the second verb in this quiz. Each question is followed by the correct answer.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 9:11pm -
  • newBusiness Letter Writing: Claim Letters
    Example business letter for a claim letter for ESL EFL ESP Business English Classes.
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 9:11pm -
  • newLearn the Basics to Writing a Business Letter
    Business letter writing basics for English language learners including essential formatting, writing, and phrases.
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 9:11pm -
  • newEnglish Grammar - Causative Verbs
    Explanation of the Engilsh causative verbs have, make, and get with examples of structures and usage including example sentences.
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 9:11pm -
  • newWhat's the Difference Between American and...
    A discussion of the differences between standard American and British English in pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar with examples.
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 9:11pm -
  • newAsking for Things
    Guide to common phrases used for asking and requesting things in English for English learners and classes.
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 9:11pm -
  • newBeginning English Grammar Review Quiz - 3
    Beginner English Grammar Review Quiz beginning level ESL EFL learners and classes focusing on body idioms.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
    - 9 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 9:11pm -

BeeOasis.com

  • new21 Tips for a Lifestyle of Reading
    Even if we (or our students) know the benefits of reading, we may still have trouble developing a lifestyle of reading. One way we can solve this problem is to see how avid readers keep a lifestyle of reading. With this in mind, here are 21 Tips for…
    - 32793 days ago, 14 Apr 05, 4:23pm -
  • Experience Flow (Part 1)
    Click to Start TimerClick "I read this story!" to stop the timer.Shaun White is a world famous snowboarder. Watch him slide down the pipe in slow motion. He goes up one side and flies into the air at an extreme height. Time stands still. Coming down,…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jun 15, 11:15am -
  • El Greco: Genius of Spanish Art (Part 1)
    Click to Start TimerClick "I read this story!" to stop the timer.BeeOasis Step 2 El Greco wanted to be a great artist. (His name means “the Greek.”) Like many Greek artists of his time, El Greco moved to Venice, Italy. Venice was alive with cultu…
    - 4 days ago, 28 Jun 15, 10:05am -
  • Death Calls at Dinner (Part 1)
    Click to Start TimerClick "I read this story!" to stop the timer.From Five-Minute Mysteries BeeOasis Step 2 It was dark outside, but the lights at the Brown household were burning bright. In this usually quiet neighborhood, the Browns were throwing a…
    - 4 days ago, 28 Jun 15, 10:00am -
  • First in Flight
    Click to Start TimerClick "I read this story!" to stop the timer.They wanted to make a new kind of machine. It was something that had never been made before. They needed a new kind of engine. But no one would build it for them, so they built it thems…
    - 4 days ago, 28 Jun 15, 10:00am -
  • Knocking on Heaven’s Door
    Click to Start TimerClick "I read this story!" to stop the timer.  BeeOasis Step 2 He came out of nowhere. In 1961, he just appeared in New York City, wanting to do music. And in one short year, he held a record contract in his hand. By the middle o…
    - 4 days ago, 28 Jun 15, 10:00am -
  • The Boy Who Cried Wolf (Part 1)
    Click to Start TimerClick "I read this story!" to stop the timer.BeeOasis Step 2 By Aesop The Boy was bored. It was not interesting staying in the fields all day and watching sheep. The sheep always did the same thing. They ate grass. They walked aro…
    - 4 days ago, 28 Jun 15, 10:00am -
  • The Meaning of Haiku (Part 1)
    Click to Start TimerClick "I read this story!" to stop the timer.BeeOasis Step 2 An old man is walking along a rocky river bed. He is a traveller, but he is carrying only a few things. He can hear the songs of birds and the breath of the wind. The...
    - 4 days ago, 28 Jun 15, 10:00am -
  • Saved by the Belt (Part 2)
    Click to Start TimerClick "I read this story!" to stop the timer.BeeOasis Step 3 At last, the police came, and Michelle was rescued. A policeman climbed up the tree and helped her down. But it wasn’t the policeman that saved her life. It was her sa…
    - 4 days ago, 28 Jun 15, 9:32am -
  • The Swing
    Click to Start TimerClick "I read this story!" to stop the timer.By Robert Louis Stevenson BeeOasis Step 1 How do you like to go up in a swing, Up in the air so blue? Oh, I do think it the most pleasant thing Ever a child can do! Up in...
    - 4 days ago, 28 Jun 15, 9:25am -
Get a feel for English

VOA Learning English

TALK2US: Confusing Words in English

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To Build A Fire by Jack London

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News Words: Unleashed

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English in a Minute: Out of the Woods

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News Words: Crippling

- 6 days ago, 26 Jun 15, 12:24am -
Most African Children with AIDS Have No Access to Medical Care

- 8 days ago, 24 Jun 15, 4:13am -

ESL on the Web

Language Learning on the Web

Nat Geo Pics (Use in Class!)

The Best Seat in Yosemite
The Best Seat in Yosemite
- 17 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 1:00pm -
Getting Their Shot
Getting Their Shot
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Put a Wing on It
Put a Wing on It
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Peak of Dawn
Peak of Dawn
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Tree Top
Tree Top
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Bay Breach
Bay Breach
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Oxford Learner's Dictionary

Word of the Day

  • newconceptualize
    conceptualize: to form an idea of something in your mind...
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  • smidgen
    smidgen: a small piece or amount of something...
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  • pleonasm
    pleonasm: the use of more words than are necessary...
    - 3 days ago, 29 Jun 15, 10:00am -
  • auspicious
    auspicious : showing signs that something is likely...
    - 4 days ago, 28 Jun 15, 10:00am -
  • acceleration
    acceleration: an increase in how fast something happens...
    - 5 days ago, 27 Jun 15, 10:00am -
  • convoluted
    convoluted: extremely complicated and difficult...
    - 6 days ago, 26 Jun 15, 10:00am -
  • soggy
    soggy: wet and soft...
    - 7 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 10:00am -
  • guideline
    guidelines: rules or instructions that are given by...
    - 8 days ago, 24 Jun 15, 10:00am -
  • prevaricate
    prevaricate: to avoid giving a direct answer...
    - 9 days ago, 23 Jun 15, 10:00am -
  • overwhelming
    overwhelming: very great or very strong...
    - 10 days ago, 22 Jun 15, 10:00am -

UsingEnglish.com (Handouts)

  • 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
    - 2 days ago, 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
    - 68 days ago, 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
    - 76 days ago, 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
    - 29 Nov 12, 11:28pm -
  • Idioms- Body 2 (10 questions)
    Title: Idioms- Body 2Topic: IdiomsLevel: AdvancedInformation: Choose the correct answer.Handout Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/handouts/568.htmlOnline Quiz Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/568.html
    - 7 Nov 12, 11:42pm -
  • Spelling- Language Words (10 questions)
    Title: Spelling- Language WordsTopic: Spelling and PunctuationLevel: BeginnerInformation: Choose the correct answer.Handout Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/handouts/567.htmlOnline Quiz Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/567.html
    - 15 Oct 12, 1:02am -
  • Enough & Too 2 (11 questions)
    Title: Enough & Too 2Topic: Adjectives and AdverbsLevel: BeginnerInformation: Choose the correct answer.Handout Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/handouts/566.htmlOnline Quiz Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/566.html
    - 18 Sep 12, 4:23am -
  • Idioms- Body (10 questions)
    Title: Idioms- BodyTopic: IdiomsLevel: AdvancedInformation: Choose the correct answer.Handout Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/handouts/565.htmlOnline Quiz Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/565.html
    - 15 Sep 12, 10:47pm -
  • Relative pronouns- Which & Where (10 questions)
    Title: Relative pronouns- Which & WhereTopic: Relative PronounsLevel: BeginnerInformation: Choose the correct answer.Handout Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/handouts/564.htmlOnline Quiz Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/564.html
    - 14 Aug 12, 7:02pm -

News English (Print Handouts)

  • Disney bans selfie sticks at theme parks
    June 30, 2015. Disney will ban selfie sticks at all of its theme parks around the world from July the 1st. The entertainment giant has become the latest company to ban the sticks.
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jun 15, 9:30am -
  • Holland ordered to cut greenhouse gases
    June 27, 2015. A court in Holland has ordered the Dutch government to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least a quarter by 2020.
    - 5 days ago, 27 Jun 15, 9:30am -
  • Taylor Swift pulls album from Apple Music
    June 24, 2015. The U.S. pop star Taylor Swift has removed her best-selling album '1989' from Apple Music.
    - 8 days ago, 24 Jun 15, 9:30am -
  • Online shoppers fooled by fake reviews
    June 21, 2015. A consumer watchdog in the UK has reported that many Internet sites are full of fake reviews.
    - 11 days ago, 21 Jun 15, 9:30am -
  • Jurassic World breaks box office record
    June 18, 2015. The movie Jurassic World has broken box office records around the world. It is the first movie ever to make more than 500 million dollars at movie theatres on its opening weekend.
    - 14 days ago, 18 Jun 15, 9:30am -
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  • newHarry's Exam
    A first-grade teacher, Ms Brooks was having trouble with one of her students. The teacher asked, "Harry what is your problem?" Harry answered, "I'm to...>Category: Children Jokes     >Explicitness: General     >Rating 7.16
    - 14 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 4:00pm -
  • newBlind Bunny
    One morning a blind bunny was hopping down the bunny trail, and he tripped over a large snake and fell, KerPlop!, right on his twitchy little nose. "O...>Category: Lawyer Jokes     >Explicitness: General     >Rating 5.34
    - 14 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 4:00pm -
  • Viagra Side Effects
    A woman asks her husband if he'd like some breakfast. "Bacon and eggs, perhaps a slice of toast? Maybe a nice sectioned grapefruit, and a cup of fresh...>Category: Dirty Jokes     >Explicitness: Adult     >Rating 5.41
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • Adam's Mate
    One day while walking through the Garden of Eden, Adam looked up to the Heavens and spoke to God. "Father this place is great, but there is one thing ...>Category: Gender Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 5.64
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • Good Reason
    At 7 AM, a lone wife hears a key in the front door. She wanders down, bleary eyed, to find her husband in the kitchen – drunk, with ruffled hair and l...>Category: Gender Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 4.00
    - 3 days ago, 29 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • Golden Saloon
    A guy comes home completely drunk one night. He lurches through the door and is met by his scowling wife, who is most definitely not happy. "Where the...>Category: Bar Jokes     >Explicitness: General     >Rating 6.32
    - 3 days ago, 29 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • Human Race
    A little girl asked her mother, "How did the human race come about?" The Mother answered, "God made Adam and Eve; they had children and, so all mankin...>Category: Religious Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 6.46
    - 4 days ago, 28 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • Obsessions
    A psychiatrist was conducting a group therapy session with four young mothers and their small children. "You all have obsessions," he observed. To the...>Category: Occupation Jokes     >Explicitness: Adult     >Rating 7.11
    - 4 days ago, 28 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • $500
    Two couples were playing cards one evening. One of the husbands, Jerry, accidentally dropped some cards on the floor. When he bent down under the tabl...>Category: Gender Jokes     >Explicitness: Adult     >Rating 7.04
    - 5 days ago, 27 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • Salesman's Nightmare
    A little old lady answered a knock on the door one day, only to be confronted by a well-dressed young man carrying a vacuum cleaner. "Good morning," s...>Category: Occupation Jokes     >Explicitness: General     >Rating 6.93
    - 5 days ago, 27 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • Reincarnation
    Bryan came home from the pub late one Friday evening stinking drunk, as he often did, and crept into bed beside his wife who was already asleep.He gav...>Category: Bar Jokes     >Explicitness: General     >Rating 6.83
    - 6 days ago, 26 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • A Mormon
    A Mormon was seated next to an Irishman on a flight from London. After the plane was airborne, drink orders were taken. The Irishman asked for a whisk...>Category: Religious Jokes     >Explicitness: General     >Rating 6.36
    - 6 days ago, 26 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • Keeping A Secret
    At a dinner party, several of the guests were arguing whether men or women were more trustworthy. No woman, said one man, scornfully, can keep a secre...>Category: Blonde Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 4.80
    - 7 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • Baby Belly
    A three year old walked over to a pregnant lady while waiting with his mother in the doctors office. He inquisitively ask the lady, "Why is your stoma...>Category: Children Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 6.70
    - 7 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • Tampons Wonder
    Two young boys walked into a pharmacy one day, picked out a box of tampons and proceeded to the checkout counter. The man at the counter asked the old...>Category: Children Jokes     >Explicitness: General     >Rating 6.44
    - 7 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • Lost Wife
    A geezer walks up to a beautiful woman in a shopping mall. "Excuse me" he says "But I've lost my wife here somewhere and I can't find her. Could you p...>Category: Gender Jokes     >Explicitness: General     >Rating 6.63
    - 8 days ago, 24 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • Improvement
    "Ever since we got married, my wife has tried to change me. She got me to stop drinking, smoking and running around until all hours of the night. She ...>Category: Gender Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 5.17
    - 8 days ago, 24 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • Black Powder
    A guy enters a bank to see about getting a business loan. "What kind of business do you want to start?" asks the bank manager. "I have some black powd...>Category: Dirty Jokes     >Explicitness: Adult     >Rating 5.43
    - 9 days ago, 23 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • Wandering Dog
    An old, tired-looking dog wandered into the yard. I could tell from his collar and well-fed belly that he had a home. He followed me into the house, d...>Category: Children Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 6.26
    - 9 days ago, 23 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • Sleeping Pills
    An exhausted looking blonde dragged himself in to the doctor's office. "Doctor, there are dogs all over my neighborhood. They bark all day and all nig...>Category: Blonde Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 5.65
    - 9 days ago, 23 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • From Alabama
    It was the first day of Third Grade in a new town for Little Johnny. As a test, his teacher went around the room and asked each of the students to cou...>Category: Children Jokes     >Explicitness: General     >Rating 6.17
    - 10 days ago, 22 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • Poor Pirate
    One day a Pirate and a bartender were talking to each other in a bar. The Bartender asked the pirate "Where did ya get that peg leg from?" The Pirate ...>Category: Occupation Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 5.14
    - 10 days ago, 22 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • Starting Salary
    Reaching the end of a job interview, the Human Resources Person asked a young Engineer fresh out of MIT, "And what starting salary were you looking fo...>Category: Occupation Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 5.60
    - 10 days ago, 22 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • Radio Show
    Just keep in mind this was on live radio.... On the morning show at WBAM FM in Chicago, IL, they call someone at work and ask if they're married or in...>Category: Dirty Jokes     >Explicitness: Adult     >Rating 7.30
    - 11 days ago, 21 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • Official Visits
    An african ambassador visited Russia and was entertained by his opposite number, the Russian ambassador. For three days, the African ambassador was wi...>Category: Political Jokes     >Explicitness: Adult     >Rating 6.82
    - 11 days ago, 21 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • Whose Egg Is It?
    A Scotsman and an Englishman lived next door to each other. The Scotsman owned a hen and each morning he would look in his garden and pick up one of h...>Category: Miscellaneous Jokes     >Explicitness: General     >Rating 6.06
    - 12 days ago, 20 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • Anxious Cab Driver
    A taxi passenger tapped the driver on the shoulder to ask him a question. The driver screamed, lost control of the car, nearly hit a bus, went up on t...>Category: Occupation Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 7.15
    - 12 days ago, 20 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • 16 Years Of Meat
    It was many years ago since the embarrassing day when a young woman, with a baby in her arms, entered his butcher shop and confronted him with the new...>Category: Gender Jokes     >Explicitness: General     >Rating 6.10
    - 12 days ago, 20 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • Burglar
    "Get this." said the English bloke to his mates, "Last night while I was down the pub with you guys, a burglar broke into my house. "Did he get anythi...>Category: Gender Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 6.51
    - 13 days ago, 19 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • Interesting Point Of View
    A woman's husband had been slipping in and out of a coma for several months, yet she stayed by his bedside every single day. When he came to, he motio...>Category: Gender Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 6.52
    - 13 days ago, 19 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • Where Do Babies Come From?
    A mother is in the kitchen making dinner for her family when her daughter walks in. “Mother, where do babies come from?” The mother thinks for a few s...>Category: Children Jokes     >Explicitness: Adult     >Rating 6.61
    - 13 days ago, 19 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • Buying Curtains
    A woman walks into a store that makes curtains.She says to the clerk,“I would like curtains the size of my computer screen.”The clerk says,“Why the si...>Category: Computer Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 4.24
    - 14 days ago, 18 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • Blonde in The Mirror
    Two blondes are walking down the street when one of them looks down and finds a mirror.She picks it up, looks into it, and says, “WOW! I know this per...>Category: Blonde Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 5.61
    - 14 days ago, 18 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • Southern Piece
    After having been served in a Las Vegas cocktail lounge, a real southern gentleman beckoned the waitress back and said quietly, "Miss, y'all sure are ...>Category: Dirty Jokes     >Explicitness: General     >Rating 5.41
    - 14 days ago, 18 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • Caught In The Act
    A wife comes home after a shopping trip, and she's horrified to see her husband in bed with a young woman. She's about to storm out of the house, and ...>Category: Dirty Jokes     >Explicitness: Adult     >Rating 6.16
    - 15 days ago, 17 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • Nursing Home
    Two old ladies, Sunny and Tina, were outside their nursing home having a smoke, when it started to rain. Tina pulled out a condom, cut off the end, pu...>Category: Dirty Jokes     >Explicitness: Adult     >Rating 6.53
    - 15 days ago, 17 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • Where do you live?
    Ida Mae passed away and Bubba called 911. The 911 operator told Bubba that she would send someone out right away. “Where do you live?” asked the opera...>Category: Miscellaneous Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 5.80
    - 15 days ago, 17 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • President Clinton's Baseball
    President Clinton and his wife are at the first baseball game of the season. At the start of the game the pitcher comes up in the stands and whispers ...>Category: Sports Jokes     >Explicitness: General     >Rating 4.76
    - 16 days ago, 16 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • The Golfer
    Why did the golfer take two pairs of pants with him to play golf?In case he got a hole in one....>Category: Sports Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 4.06
    - 16 days ago, 16 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • Worst Gifts
    1. The gift of a free membership to weight watchers.2. The "Monica gift set including a cigar, beret, and stain remover.3. A ride-on vacuum cleaner - ...>Category: Occasions Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 3.58
    - 17 days ago, 15 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • Heavenly Golf
    Moses, Jesus and an old man are golfing. Moses steps up to the tee and hits the ball. It goes sailing over the fairway and lands in the water trap. Mo...>Category: Sports Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 6.40
    - 17 days ago, 15 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • Christmas Note From Mom
    Dear Darling Son and That Person You Married:Merry Christmas to you and please don't worry. I'm just fine considering that I can't breathe or eat. The...>Category: Occasions Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 4.40
    - 18 days ago, 14 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • Christmas Party Festivity Levels
    Festivity Level 1: Your guests are chatting amiably with each other, admiring your Christmas tree ornaments, singing carols around the upright piano, ...>Category: Occasions Jokes     >Explicitness: General     >Rating 4.41
    - 18 days ago, 14 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • Christmas Alert
    All units are to be on the lookout for the following individual(s) that are WANTED by an agencies within the United States of America. The US State De...>Category: Occasions Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 2.94
    - 19 days ago, 13 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • Fire Truck
    Dear Santa,I've written you for three years now asking for a fire truck. Please, I really really want a fire truck this year!Love,JoeyDear Joey,Let me...>Category: Occasions Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 5.16
    - 19 days ago, 13 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • Football Coach
    A football coach had a star quarterback who was as dumb as a post.The only way the kid could stay on the team would be to pass all his classes, which ...>Category: Sports Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 4.29
    - 20 days ago, 12 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • Make My Husband a Millionaire
    A woman was telling her friend, “It is I who made my husband a millionaire.” “And what was he before you married him?” asked the friend. The woman rep...>Category: Gender Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 6.46
    - 20 days ago, 12 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • Y2K Transition
    Our staff has completed the 18 months of work on time and on budget.We have gone through every line of code in every program in every system. We have ...>Category: Computer Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 5.08
    - 20 days ago, 12 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • Good Looking Wife
    Guy walks into a bar and orders a double scotch. Gulps it down in one drink and peeks into his shirt pocket. Orders another double scotch. Tosses it b...>Category: Gender Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 5.36
    - 21 days ago, 11 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • Keyboard Error
    Person turns on the computer without a keyboard plugged in.When she turns on the computer, the computer finds out that there is no keyboard attached a...>Category: Computer Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 2.87
    - 21 days ago, 11 Jun 15, 4:00pm -

VOA Learning English

  • newBringing the Internet Closer Helps Students
    More than 100 million people in Nigeria are not connected to the Internet. There are only a few networks that offer service and it is costly and undependable. Now, a new project provides a resource for off-line viewing at no cost.A non-profit organ…
    - 50 mins ago, 2 Jul 15, 5:03am -
  • newClash Reported At Border of Vietnam, Cambodia
    Cambodian and Vietnamese social media have been reporting on a clash along the border between the two countries. The fighting happened Sunday. Hundreds of Cambodians and Vietnamese were involved. At least 10 people were reported injured.The fightin…
    - 53 mins ago, 2 Jul 15, 5:00am -
  • newDrug-Resistant Tuberculosis Less Likely to Spread
    The number of multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis cases is rising. Multi-drug-resistant TB results from a bacterium – a group of small living things that can cause disease. The bacterium is hard to kill because it has become resistant to two or more…
    - 53 mins ago, 2 Jul 15, 5:00am -
  • newIran Nuclear Talks Deadline Extended
    Negotiations on Iran's nuclear program have been extended until July 7, U.S. officials said Tuesday. The announcement came during continuing discussions in Vienna, Austria.The negotiations were to end June 30.Also Tuesday, U.S. President Barack O…
    - 23 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 7:04am -
  • Is There a ‘Skills Gap’ in US Job Market?
    The United States’ job market has millions of unfilled jobs. Many of those jobs require technical skills. However, employers say many of those jobs are vacant because they cannot find people with the right skills to do the work. Labor experts call…
    - 1 day ago, 1 Jul 15, 5:03am -
  • Greece Offers a Proposal as Time Limit Runs Out
    Greece has made a proposal shortly before it was about to default on a loan payment and European leaders agreed to consider it in an emergency conference call on Tuesday.The country’s leaders had said it is not able to make a payment of $1.8 bill…
    - 1 day ago, 1 Jul 15, 5:01am -
  • Sweet Potatoes as Medicine
     From VOA Learning English, this is the Health and Lifestyle Report.We Americans have an expression: “If you give a person a fish, they will eat for a day. If you teach a person to fish, they can eat for a lifetime.”One way to explain this…
    - 1 day ago, 1 Jul 15, 5:00am -
  • China to Prepare Private Ships for Military Use
    China is forcing private shipbuilders to build civilian vessels that can be used by the military during times of conflict. Experts say the new “dual-purpose” ships will strengthen China’s efforts to claim territory in disputed areas of the East…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jun 15, 5:01am -
  • Motorcycle Lovers: We Are Not Criminals
     Some law enforcement officials in the United States say motorcycle clubs are criminal gangs. Investigators were especially critical of such clubs after a shooting in May in the southwestern city of Waco, Texas. Several groups of motorcyclists had…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jun 15, 5:00am -
  • Study Explores Air Pollution’s Deadly, Preventable Effects
     Air pollution is the biggest environmental health risk in the world, says the World Health Organization.Part of the problem is particulate matter -- very small particles floating in the air. Particulate matter, also known as PM, may get trapped…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jun 15, 5:00am -
  • Time Limit for Agreement Expected to Pass in Iran Nuclear Talks
     It increasingly appears there will not be an agreement with Iran to limit its nuclear activities -- at least not by June 30.On Monday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met in Vienna with the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Yuk…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jun 15, 12:41am -
  • Nigerian Immigrant Lives the American Dream
    Lookman Afolayan Mashood moved to the United States from Nigeria in 1996. For several years, he worked in a restaurant as a dish washer and cook. Later, he directed day-to-day operations at the eatery.About five years ago, he and his girlfriend, Na…
    - 3 days ago, 29 Jun 15, 5:02am -
  • Experts: Climate Change Is a Medical Emergency
    Health and medical experts gathered in Washington this week for talks on climate change and public health. They met at the White House. The meeting was held a day after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a report on climate change. The…
    - 3 days ago, 29 Jun 15, 5:00am -
  • Recording Mozart in Russia’s Ural Mountains
     Russia’s political relations with Western countries have worsened because of the situation in Ukraine. Some observers are looking to cultural cooperation to help ease tensions. Take the story of Teodor Currentzis, a Greek-born orchestra conduct…
    - 3 days ago, 29 Jun 15, 5:00am -
  • Robots Ready to Work in Restaurants
    For many years, machines have been doing work that people once did, including some difficult jobs. Search and rescue operations in dangerous environments are often seen as the first areas that will employ high technology robots. But there is another…
    - 3 days ago, 29 Jun 15, 5:00am -
  • More American Fathers Stay Home to Raise Kids
    It’s four o’clock on a Wednesday at a private swimming pool in the Washington, D.C. area.Two fathers talk about getting their kids ready for a baseball-themed birthday party that evening. Both fathers are trying to get their sons dried, dressed…
    - 4 days ago, 28 Jun 15, 5:03am -
  • Iran Nuclear Talks May Push Beyond Time Limit
    From VOA Learning English, this is In The News.The United States and Iranian officials meet in Vienna for a final round of talk on Iran’s nuclear program. However, a top U.S. official says negotiators may not reach an agreement by the time limit…
    - 4 days ago, 28 Jun 15, 5:00am -
  • Don't Be Caught With Your Pants Down
     Now, the VOA Learning English program, Words and Their Stories.Have you ever considered all the English expressions that include words about clothes? Let’s hear Faith Lapidus name a few off the cuff, or without any preparation.People wear p…
    - 4 days ago, 28 Jun 15, 5:00am -
  • Children in US Help Wild Elephants in Thailand, Kenya
     On Miriam Gardsbane’s 9th birthday two years ago, her aunt gave money to a group that cares for elephants. The woman, who lives in Kenya, told the group she was giving the money to celebrate Miriam’s birthday.Miriam and her mother then visi…
    - 4 days ago, 28 Jun 15, 5:00am -
  • Social Media Offers Small Comforts to Syrian Refugees
    The Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan is where many Syrian refugees live. Inside the camp, families are using the social media website Twitter to tweet -- send messages -- to friends and family. As the war in Syria intensifies and the humanitarian cris…
    - 4 days ago, 28 Jun 15, 4:58am -

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  • Business English- Giving Reasons in Negotiations
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    - 18 days ago, 14 Jun 15, 12:08am -
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  • Present Simple and Continuous- Discuss and Agree
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  • Business English- Present Perfect and Simple Past- Meetings Roleplays
    New Entry: 'Business English- Present Perfect and Simple Past- Meetings Roleplays' has just been added to the Lesson Plans area of UsingEnglish.com.
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  • I was shocked ____ them leave.
    New Entry: 'I was shocked ____ them leave.' has just been added to the Language Polls area of UsingEnglish.com.
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  • Kornikova
    New Entry: 'Kornikova' has just been added to the Cockney Rhyming Slang area of UsingEnglish.com. This entry is only available in our members' area.
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  • Kettle
    New Entry: 'Kettle' has just been added to the Slang area of UsingEnglish.com. This entry is only available in our members' area.
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  • Academic English- Leading seminars & discussions longer phrases game
    New Entry: 'Academic English- Leading seminars & discussions longer phrases game' has just been added to the Lesson Plans area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 25 days ago, 6 Jun 15, 9:06pm -
  • Academic English- Leading seminars & discussions review
    New Entry: 'Academic English- Leading seminars & discussions review' has just been added to the Lesson Plans area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 25 days ago, 6 Jun 15, 9:05pm -
  • Go off half-cocked
    New Entry: 'Go off half-cocked' has just been added to the Idioms area of UsingEnglish.com.
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  • IELTS Speaking Part One- Rephrasing
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  • Arrangements, Plans, Predictions and Spontaneous Decisions- Future Forms
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  • Conspiracy Theories- Speculating about the Present and Past Practice
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  • It's a machine ____ pills
    New Entry: 'It's a machine ____ pills' has just been added to the Language Polls area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 31 days ago, 1 Jun 15, 12:43am -
  • How to teach like and would like
    New Entry: 'How to teach like and would like' has just been added to the Articles area of UsingEnglish.com.
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  • Free teacher handouts & online quizzes
    New Entry: 'Free teacher handouts & online quizzes' has just been added to the Site News area of UsingEnglish.com.
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  • 2DLoo
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  • Forum Policies- Cross-Forum Posting
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  • Sore loser
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  • Alphabet Homophones and Minimal Pairs
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  • Academic Discussions- Giving Positive and Negative Feedback
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  • Leading Seminars/Discussions Politeness Competition Game
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BBC News in Pics (Use in Class!

In pictures: Hottest July day
In pictures: Hottest July day
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Your pictures: Lines
Your pictures: Lines
- 11 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 7:07pm -
In pictures: Heathrow airport
In pictures: Heathrow airport
- 12 hours ago, 1 Jul 15, 5:23pm -
United Kingdom: From Mummers to Conker Champions
United Kingdom: From Mummers to Conker Champions
- 1 day ago, 30 Jun 15, 6:06pm -
In pictures: Combating trachoma in Sudan
In pictures: Combating trachoma in Sudan
- 3 days ago, 29 Jun 15, 9:00am -
VIDEO: Louisiana's Creole cowboys
VIDEO: Louisiana's Creole cowboys
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Language Log

  • Multiscriptal graffiti in Berlin
    Gábor Ugray took this photo last week outside a Turkish-run Italian restaurant in Berlin’s Kreuzberg district, a diverse mix between run-down and hip: We have often encountered multiscript writing in East Asia, e.g.,: "Multiscript Taiwan adverti…
    - 1 day ago, 30 Jun 15, 11:07pm -
  • Revivalistics
    Ghil'ad Zuckermann writes: A free MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on language revival will begin on 28 July 2015. All are welcome. Details are here.  
    - 1 day ago, 30 Jun 15, 8:25pm -
  • The Greek ballot measure
    Below is a guest post by Jason Merchant. With the eyes of the world on the developments in Greece this week, the exact form of the question that will be put to Greek voters this coming Sunday, 5 July, in the referendum that Prime Minister Tsipras ann…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jun 15, 2:48am -
  • Goldensmell salt and milkfish balls
    Jackie and Mimi, Toni Tan's daughters, spotted two interesting products at the Asian supermarket near their home. The operative readings on the respective packages are: jīnzhīwèi 金之味 ("golden taste") shīmùyúwán 虱目鱼丸 (lit., "louse…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Jun 15, 11:03pm -
  • Just riffing
    Ellen Leanse, "'Just' Say No", women2.0 2/17/2014 (republished as "Un'Just'", LinkedIn 5/15/2015, and  "Google and Apple alum says using this one word can damage your credibility", Business Insider 6/25/2015 — the quotes are from the Business Ins…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Jun 15, 8:41pm -
  • Civilized language
    Sign at a bus station in Inner Mongolia: It says: yòng wénmíngyǔ 用文明语 ("use civilized language") jiǎng pǔtōnghuà 讲普通话 ("speak Putonghua [Modern Standard Mandarin — MSM]") If you look that up on the internet, you will find th…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Jun 15, 12:25pm -

Tech Savvy Educator

BusyTeacher.org

  • Present Simple and Present Continuous
    This is a four-page worksheet for present simple and present continuous. It includes different activities and it is designed for elementary level. Hope it helps!
    - 1 day ago, 1 Jul 15, 1:55am -
  • Prepositions of Location
    This is a worksheet for practicing prepositions of place ( in, on, under, behind, in front of and between). This worksheet is appropriate for young learners and elementary students. They're going to look at the picture and write the best answer for…
    - 1 day ago, 1 Jul 15, 1:52am -
  • Movie Worksheet: Lazy Town - First Day of Summer
    A worksheet which is based on one of the episodes of Lazy Town- First Day of Summer. There are also some summer words that were mentioned in the film + answers at the end. I hope it will be useful for you and your students. https://www. ...
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jun 15, 4:10pm -
  • Present Perfect vs Past Simple
    This power-point presentation is helpful to teach present perfect vs past simple and also present perfect with for and since and make questions with how long. It's appropriate for pre-intermediate students. Hope you find it useful in your classes.
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jun 15, 3:38am -
  • Present Perfect with For and Since
    In this worksheet you'll find a present perfect (with for and since) activity. Print the worksheet and give them 10 minutes to choose the best answer, then give them some time to check the answers with their partners. It's appropriate for pre-interm…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jun 15, 3:34am -
  • In Shape/ Past Simple
    This is a worksheet for practicing past simple. The students are asked to read a text and answer or write the questions. It is designed for elementary level. Hope it works!
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jun 15, 3:33am -
  • Prepositions of Location
    This power-point presentation is helpful for teaching and reviewing prepositions of location such as: behind, in front of, next to, between, under, on. It's appropriate for young learners and elementary students. Hope you find it useful in your clas…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jun 15, 3:31am -
  • Jobs, Bingo
    Bingo is an exciting game. This file contains some cards for playing bingo about different jobs. The instruction of the game is included. Hope it helps!
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jun 15, 3:20am -
  • Jobs
    This is a worksheet about jobs. It includes two activities about what different people do in our society. It contains different jobs such as a mail carrier, waiter, plumber, TV reporter, carpenter, etc. It is designed for elementary level. Hope i .…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jun 15, 3:19am -
  • Healthy Food and Junk Food
    This worksheet includes different junk and healthy foods. Cut the cards and put them on your desk. Divide the board into 2 parts, healthy foods and junk foods. Divide your class into two teams. Team A should place healthy foods and team B should pla…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jun 15, 3:18am -
  • Speaking Card
    This worksheet includes different questions about Language. You can put your students into pairs or small groups and encourage them to talk. Hope it works!
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jun 15, 3:16am -
  • Correction Symbols
    This PowerPoint includes different correction symbols. You can teach these symbols to your students and then correct your students' writings in this way. So, they can rewrite their writing and correct their own mistakes. This is a technique to raise…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jun 15, 3:15am -
  • Documents
    This PowerPoint includes different documents, such as ID card, driving licence, credit card, letter, etc. You may find it useful at the engagement part of your teaching. Hope it works!
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jun 15, 3:14am -
  • Pantomime, Jobs
    Pantomime is an exciting game. This is a game for practicing jobs. Cut the cards. Each student is asked to mime the statement and the others have to say. Hope it works!
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jun 15, 3:12am -
  • Song Worksheet: I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing by Aerosmith
    Listening activity for the song I don't wanna miss a thing by Aerosmith. Choose the correct word in bold and in capital letters from the lyrics already provided. There are some words to choose from, so that students practice  listening skill ...
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jun 15, 3:11am -
  • Days of the Week
    My senior students like all sorts of puzzles very much. These worksheets are suitable to practise vocabulary easily in different ways and having fun. With crosswords, scrambled words and "snake-words" they can revise the days of the week and the ord…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jun 15, 3:08am -
  • Personal Nouns
    Exercises about personal pronouns, to be used to replace a noun or nouns and to rewrite sentences using pronouns. To be used for elementary level, maybe begginers with outstanding comprehension about the language in use and with a previous knowledge…
    - 2 days ago, 30 Jun 15, 3:04am -
  • Movie Worksheet: Pocahontas (Nature Vocabulary)
    This worksheet aims at teaching young learners specific nature related lexical items. Students are asked to place the given words in the correct group. Small pictures are also included to provide ss with visual aid and before categorizing words they…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Jun 15, 11:03pm -
  • Song Worksheet: Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
    I devised this for some students who are rock musicians. It can facilitate some interesting discussion as the meaning is not entirely clear and the fact that the singer apparently committed suicide though the appropriateness of this subject would ha…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Jun 15, 5:31am -
  • Summer Holidays
    An activity for September for year 9/8th grade/4ème. Students learn how to speak about their summer holidays. They have to find the missing words, and then they can interview a classmate, talk about their holidays or write a few line about what ...
    - 5 days ago, 27 Jun 15, 5:29am -
  • Conversational Questions- Jobs and Occupations Ppt
    Nice activity for your conversational class. I sometimes use it as a filler for an ordinary class. Here you will find different questions to discuss, e.g. about working hours, motivation, men and women at work, promotions,retirement, conditions and…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Jun 15, 5:28am -
  • Adding Adjectives (2)
    This English resource was made for primary/elementary students. Students are asked to add a descriptive adjective to each underlined noun. This will make the sentences more interesting and is good practice for story writing. This worksheet was creat…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Jun 15, 5:25am -
  • Focus Meter
    This is for children who are having behavior issues in the classroom. The teacher fills in the circles at the end of each day and at the end of the week, depending on their behavior, the child can either choose their activity for a certain length of…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Jun 15, 5:23am -
  • Present Simple Questions
    In this worksheet you'll find 5 activities to learn and practice present simple questions. At the beginning there are examples of yes/no questions and wh questions. Then, students identify different pharses and write them in the correct column (what…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Jun 15, 5:21am -
  • The Oxford English Dictionary - New Words for 2015
    The Oxford English Dictionary have just announced their latest additions - this time it's more than 500 words, phrases and meanings that have entered into common use over the last 10 years. I have picked out some of my favourites to discuss with my…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Jun 15, 5:20am -
  • Story Book Worksheet : A Visit to the City (Listening)
    This worksheet is helpful for improving your students listening skills. It is appropriate for elementary students esp. young learners. It's based on a story book called A Visit to the City (Dolphin Readers, level 2) and by the way here is a link to…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Jun 15, 5:17am -
  • The Worldwide Quiz
    This vocabulary revision game can be done as an individual task or as a whole class competition when the teacher reads individual lines and students call out the suitable answer. There are often more than one correct answer, of course. The fastest s…
    - 5 days ago, 27 Jun 15, 5:17am -
  • Adding Adjectives
    This English resource was made for primary/elementary students. Students are asked to add a descriptive adjective to each underlined noun. This will make the sentences more interesting and is good practice for story writing. This worksheet was creat…
    - 7 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 5:36am -
  • Summer Puzzle
    The worksheet has been designed for young learners to revise vocabulary related to "summer" The puzzle is provided with illustrations in order for the learners to both be motivated and aided to circle the target vocabulary. I believe it could be use…
    - 7 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 5:35am -
  • Countries and Nationalities
    This worksheet helps students create questions with the verb to be. They can interview 5 of their classmates, they will pretend they are from another country. This encourage students to create questions and use countries and nationalitites in Englis…
    - 7 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 5:30am -
  • Expressions of Frequency
    This power-point presentation is appropriate as an engagement for teaching and practicing expressions of frequency such as : everyday, once a week, twice a week, three times a week and etc. It's suitable for young learners. Hope you and your stud .…
    - 7 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 5:27am -
  • Movie Worksheet: How to Make Tea the British Way - Anglophenia Ep 31
    Another Anglophenia episode is here. Watch the video and learn how to make the best cuppa the British way. This is a mostly speaking activity which includes some questions on the video. Also, it has some information on tea in general. Hope you find…
    - 7 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 5:26am -
  • Daily Routines
    This power-point presentation is appropriate for teaching daily routines and weekdays to young and elementary language learners. It contains activities such as: sweeping, washing the dishes, taking out the garbage, making the bed and etc. Hope it .…
    - 7 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 5:25am -
  • Song Worksheet: We Are the Champions by Queen Bingo
    The teacher will ask students to read the words, and then, choose 9 to put into the bingo card. While listening to the song, check if it was chosen the right ones. If the student chose 3 words in a row, horizontally, vertically or diagonally, it's b…
    - 7 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 5:22am -
  • Song Worksheet: I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For by U2 (Bingo)
    The teacher will ask students to read the words, and then, choose 9 to put into the bingo card. While listening to the song, check if it was chosen the right ones. If the student choses 3 words in a row, horizontally, vertically or diagonally it's b…
    - 7 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 5:17am -
  • Animals Puzzle Search
    It's a word document with a word puzzle search about animals, it's really easy to do. 
    - 7 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 5:14am -
  • Song Worksheet: Baby Love by Petite Meller
    A listening set of exercises based on the Song "Baby Love" (2015). This activity includes ordering sentences, discriminating words, correcting spelling and reviewing some gerunds. [youtube=http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDBJVgIVPcs&index=1 .…
    - 7 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 5:12am -
  • Daily Activities, Game
    This board game is really useful for reviewing daily activities. It is appropriate for young learners. You copy and cut the cards, write numbers 1-8 on the other side of each card. Pin/ stick them on the board and divide your students into two group…
    - 7 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 5:11am -
  • Prepositions of Time
    This worsheet helps students who will be learning the prepositions of time.  There are  exercises where they can use in, on, at.  They are simple but very useful for learning. 
    - 7 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 5:09am -
  • Disasters Vocabulary
    Simple worksheet to train spelling of the words on the topic "Disasters", includes 4 tasks: match two halves of the words, find the words in the wordsnake, put letters in the correct order, label the pictures. I used it as a homework after the class…
    - 7 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 5:05am -
  • 12 Months Of The Year
    My senior students like all sorts of puzzles very much. These worksheets are suitable to practise vocabulary easily in different ways and having fun. With crosswords, scrambled words and "snake-words" they can revise the months and the ordinal numbe…
    - 7 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 4:56am -
  • Mechanical Lab
    This worksheet is for the people  who are  learning mechanical vocabulary, in this activity students write different words of the technical vocabulary in English and Spanish. 
    - 7 days ago, 25 Jun 15, 4:47am -
  • Story Book Worksheet : City Girl, country Boy (Listening)
    This worksheet is helpful for improving your students listening skills. It is appropriate for elementary students esp. young learners. It's based on a story book called City Girl, Country Boy (Dolphin Readers, level 4) and by the way here is a link…
    - 8 days ago, 24 Jun 15, 12:14pm -
  • Navigating Difficult Issues: Avoiding Pitfalls While Moving Forward
    Some topics invite more discussion than others and even conflict. This is actually good for discussion, that students have strong opinions on the topic and that they are willing to engage in defending their ideas. However, just because an issue is c…
    - 9 days ago, 23 Jun 15, 5:32am -
  • Do We Really Have to Work Together? Discussion Groups and Dynamics
    Discussion groups and group work in general has become important and gained an increasingly dominant position in education over the past thirty years, especially in language classes. In ESL classes in particular it is very hard to conceive of a clas…
    - 9 days ago, 23 Jun 15, 5:32am -
  • What Do I Say to Her Now? Teaching How to Respond to a Peer
    Often class discussion stalls not because of the group dynamics and that the students don’t like their peers, but more because they simply don’t know what to say to each other in an academic discussion. And while they may chat away on a co ...
    - 9 days ago, 23 Jun 15, 5:32am -
  • Virtual Debate: 7 Advantages of Online Discussions
    The ideas “online” and “discussion” seems an oxymoron to many, that engagement in discussion can occur with participants removed in time and place. How to facilitate such discussions is confusing to many teachers, and online di ...
    - 9 days ago, 23 Jun 15, 5:31am -
  • Too Cool for School? The Pitfalls and Promise of Independent Online ESL Teaching
    For new online ESL teachers, there are basically two choices when it comes to deciding how you’ll work: you can join an online school and work for them, or you can market yourself and teach independently. There are obvious pros and cons to each, .…
    - 9 days ago, 23 Jun 15, 5:31am -
  • General Description
    This worksheet is appropriate for reviewing and practicing how to describe people. It's appropriate for elementary students. This worksheet includes some questions related to physical appearance and phrases for age. Hope it works for you and your st…
    - 10 days ago, 22 Jun 15, 6:42am -
  • Birthdays
    This is a worksheet suitable to revise the months and the ordinal numbers. First the students read the whole sentences and then they fill in the corresponding dates in their short forms. At the end they tell each other the dates of their own birthda…
    - 10 days ago, 22 Jun 15, 6:41am -
  • Dates and Days of the Week
    With this worksheet your students can practise the ordinal numbers and the days of the week. They learn how to say the dates in a correct way and the different ways to write them. If they know the other months they can tell each other their birthday…
    - 10 days ago, 22 Jun 15, 6:40am -
  • Story Book: City Girl, Country Boy
    This power-point presentation is based on a story book called "City Girl, Country Boy" (Dolphin readers, level 4) which is suitable for elementary language learners. It shows some differences between city and the country lifestyle. It also includes…
    - 10 days ago, 22 Jun 15, 6:40am -
  • How Much Are the.......? Shopping
    An information gap exercise for groups of 3. This is a speaking and listening exercise to practice sentences structures associated with food shopping e.g. "How much are the----?" "Excuse me, I don't know". It also provides revision of food vocabular…
    - 10 days ago, 22 Jun 15, 6:38am -
  • Movie Worksheet: Transport in London
    This is a worksheet featuring a youtube video report on transport preparations in London ahead of London 2012 Olympics. It is intended for intermediate students and above and can trigger discussion on transport problems in big cities and their possi…
    - 10 days ago, 22 Jun 15, 6:30am -
  • Houses- Vocabulary and Speaking
    The first exercise is the gap fill. Students work in pairs and try to complete the questions about houses.They are given the first letter of each word. Once finished they ask each other the questions. The second worksheet is a matching exercise a .…
    - 10 days ago, 22 Jun 15, 6:29am -
  • Food Quantities
    This is a worksheet for practicing "Food Quantities". It is designed for elementary level and it includes an activity in which language learners are asked to look at the pictures and write. Hope it works!
    - 12 days ago, 19 Jun 15, 11:28pm -
  • Daily Activities Worksheet
    This is a worksheet for practicing Daily Activities. It is designed for elementary level and it includes an activity in which the language learners are asked to look at the pictures and write. Hope it works!
    - 12 days ago, 19 Jun 15, 11:28pm -
  • Grab the Cards, Expressions
    This is a game for practicing expressions, like sleep well, merry Christmas, well done, etc. It is designed for pre-intermediate level and the instruction of the game is included. Hope it works!
    - 12 days ago, 19 Jun 15, 11:27pm -
  • Summer Poem
    A nice warmer or filler for your lessons - a poem about summer, the main activity is  for students to fill in the gaps. The words are given on the slide as well and in the end they see the whole poem. It can also lead to discussing why your stude .…
    - 12 days ago, 19 Jun 15, 11:26pm -

Simple English News

  • Langauge Tip: Miscellaneous
    Miscellaneous • Have (get) + something + past participle (the third form of a verb) means that we use someone else services to do, repair, etc. something for us. I must have my shoes repaired. We had our house painted last year. • Be + said + to…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Jun 15, 9:02pm -
  • The World’s Smallest Opera House
    Listen here Tony Amato, a butcher’s son, decided to change his life in New York and make his dream come true. With his wife Sally standing firmly beside him, he founded the Amato Opera in 1948. The auditorium had around 100 seats. At first, perfor…
    - 8 days ago, 23 Jun 15, 9:41pm -
  • A Bank Robber Who Helped People
    Listen here Pretty Boy Floyd was not just an ordinary American bank robber. Unlike other bank robbers, Floyd, while robbing a bank, would destroy property mortgage documents, thus releasing many citizens from their debt burden. The people of Oklahoma…
    - 20 days ago, 12 Jun 15, 12:39am -
  • Smoothie
    Listen here A smoothie, also known as smoothy or smoothee, is a chilled beverage made from fresh fruit and vegetables using a powerful electric blender with blunt blades. Sometimes smoothies include added sugar and crushed ice. The drink dates back…
    - 28 days ago, 4 Jun 15, 3:58pm -
  • Don’t We Need English Anymore?
    Listen here Skype, a computer communications application, introduces a new interpreting service Skype – Translator. Currently up to 50 languages can be automatically translated as chat messages are typed. Additionally Skype can, in almost real time…
    - 37 days ago, 26 May 15, 3:42pm -
  • Language Tip: Who, Whom, What, Which, Whose, How Much, How Many, That
    QUESTION – WORD who – only with humans whom – only with humans what (which) – only with things which of – with both humans and things whose how much how many Who can come? Everybody can come. Whom (who) did you meet there? I met Peter there…
    - 44 days ago, 19 May 15, 3:49pm -
  • A Man With a Big Heart – Christiano Ronaldo
    Listen here The famous Portuguese football megastar has donated 7 million Euros to help Nepal in an emergency relief operation. This relatively poor Himalayan country was struck by a devastating earthquake last month. The epicentre was located at the…
    - 49 days ago, 13 May 15, 7:22pm -
  • Can an Economic Crisis Make Us Fatter?
    Listen here Would you expect people to become overweight when, in difficult economic times, they have to struggle hard? Under such dire economic circumstances people purchase cheaper, lower quality food, often containing unhealthy additives. This may…
    - 63 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 5:12pm -
  • Do You Know New English Words? – Part 3

    - 69 days ago, 24 Apr 15, 5:00am -
  • Essential Tips on How to Lose Your Facebook Friends
    Liste here Don’t forget – change your cover image regularly, just like clockwork. Don’t stop adding your selfies. The best option is to do it everyday. Keep all your friends informed about every single triviality, the ordinary boring things fro…
    - 76 days ago, 16 Apr 15, 10:23pm -

Oxford University Press (ELT Blog)

  • Preparing to teach EFL for the first time – what should you consider?
    Emily McLaren is an English language teacher and travel blogger who is currently based in Glasgow, Scotland. She has taught English in Thailand and continues to travel and use her TEFL qualification and skills wherever possible. In this post, Emily…
    - 3 days ago, 29 Jun 15, 5:40pm -
  • Peer Interaction in Foreign Language Settings
    Dr Jenefer Philp is a senior lecturer at Lancaster University, and Director of Studies of the MA  in Applied Linguistics and Language Teaching. She is interested in what research on second language acquisition has to say for the classroom. She … C…
    - 12 days ago, 19 Jun 15, 6:01pm -
  • Let’s celebrate 70 years of ELT Journal
    This year Oxford University Press is excited to join IATEFL in the effort to bring more teachers to the 50th annual IATEFL conference in Birmingham through the Scholarship scheme. Sponsoring a scholarship seemed to be the most natural way to … Cont…
    - 14 days ago, 17 Jun 15, 5:56pm -
  • 10,000 hours of English – how do you teach yours?
    Today, we feature a post from a guest blogger. Irina Lutsenko is a teacher of English from Saint Petersburg, Russia. Over her 10 years in the profession, Irina has taught teenagers, university students and adults. The courses she has taught include…
    - 21 days ago, 10 Jun 15, 7:25pm -
  • World Environment Day: Going paper-free in your EFL Classroom
    This Friday, June 5th, marks UN World Environment Day, a day recognised to encourage worldwide awareness and action for the environment. With the theme this year being: ‘Seven Billion Dreams. One planet. Consume with care’, it’s worth looking…
    - 29 days ago, 3 Jun 15, 5:45pm -
  • Integrating video content in the EFL classroom with International Express – Part 4
    Fancy livening up your classroom with some ready-made video activities? This is the final part of a series of four articles in which Keith Harding and Rachel Appleby share ideas for using the stunning new International Express video material. Each u…
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