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Larry Ferlazzo's Blog

  • newA Useful Lesson When Teaching Problem/Solution Essays – & Other Topics
    Sequencing activities are great lessons for teaching language and higher-order thinking, particularly if students are challenged to explain their reasons for putting texts or pictures in the order they choose. Chronological order is the typical seque…
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  • newFive Most Popular Posts Of The Week
    Here’s the latest edition of this every-weekend feature . These are the posts appearing this blog that received the most “hits” in the preceding seven days (though they have originally been published on an earlier date). You might also be … C…
    - 7 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 1:31pm -
  • newAnnouncing “Question Week 2016″!
    Warren Berger, author of “A More Beautiful Question” writes: It’s always a good time for asking questions, but now there’s an especially good time: the week of March 13 to 19, otherwise known as “Question Week 2016.” I am organizing this…
    - 7 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 1:03pm -
  • newTwo New Useful Teaching Resources On The Presidential Elections
    Here are two new very useful resources that I’m adding to The Best Sites To Learn About The 2016 U.S. Presidential Elections: Great Free Resources for Teaching Election 2016 is from The New York Times Learning Network. Campaign 2016 is … Continue…
    - 8 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 12:04pm -
  • newJust Updated “Best” List On The United Nations
    Even though United Nations Day is in October, I’ve just updated my “Best” list on the organization. Feel free to offer more suggestions….
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  • newJust Updated “Best” List on Map-Making Tools
    I’ve just revised and updated The Best Map-Making Sites On The Web. Feel free to offer additional recommendations….
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  • “Drawing Out” Book Is Excellent For ELL Beginner Homework
    The primary “homework” I’ve usually given to my English Language Learners is working online with either Duolingo or Raz-Kids. Recently, I’ve supplemented that with follow-up to the Concept Attainment-Plus writing instruction I’ve developed…
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  • Here’s An Example Of How I Scaffold A Short Writing Prompt
    I’ve written in my books and here on this blog about how I often have students – ELL and proficient English students – respond to simple writing prompts with a paragraph following either an “ABC” (Answer the Question; Back it … Continue r…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Feb 16, 2:37pm -
  • My New BAM! Radio Show Is On How Principals Help Teachers Grow
    How Great Principals Help Teachers Grow: They Do This, Not That is the title of my latest ten-minute BAM! Radio Show. I’m joined by Mark Estrada and Diana Laufenberg, who have both contributed to an upcoming post in my Education … Continue readin…
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Free Tech for Teachers

  • newQuizlet's Practice Mode Now Works on Mobile Devices
    The popular flashcard and test-prep service, Quizlet, has added a much-requested feature to their mobile app. You've long been able to review flashcards on Quizlet's mobile apps. Now you can take practice tests on the Quizlet mobile app. According to…
    - 33 mins ago, 12 Feb 16, 8:00pm -
  • newHow to Create a Video-based Poll
    ClipChoose is a free polling tool that I featured in a blog post last month. On ClipChoose you can create a poll that is based on a comparison of two or more videos. In the video embedded below I demonstrate how to create a video-based poll on ClipCh…
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  • new11 Backchannel & Informal Assessment Tools Compared in One Chart
    Last winter I made a series of charts in which I compared popular ed tech tools. I'm now going through those charts and removing some tools and adding some new ones. The chart embedded below is the updated version of my chart comparing 11 backchannel…
    - 21 hours ago, 11 Feb 16, 11:33pm -
  • newThe First Presidential Election - A Hip Hughes History Lesson
    A few weeks ago in my post about the Electoral College I included a list of lessons about Presidential Elections from 1900 through 2012. Those lessons were created by Keith Hughes. This week he released another lesson. Keith's latest lesson is about…
    - 22 hours ago, 11 Feb 16, 10:43pm -
  • newHow to Make Your Writing Funnier - And 21 Other Writing Lessons
    The Writer's Workshop is a TED-Ed playlist featuring short lessons on writing. Some of the lessons are on basic things like When to Use Me, Myself, or I while other lessons are of a more conceptual nature like How to Build a Fictional World. The late…
    - 22 hours ago, 11 Feb 16, 10:12pm -
  • Track Who Has Completed Your Form and More in the Latest Version of Google Forms
    Over the last few months Google has tried to persuade people to use the new version of Google Forms. I, like many others, have been reluctant to change because the new version lacks some of the functions that I love about the older version of Google…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Feb 16, 10:31am -
  • Photos for Class + Canva = Fun Animal Stories
    Photos for Class is a great tool for locating Creative Commons licensed images that your students can use in all kinds of projects. The great thing about Photos for Class is that when students download an image from the site all of the attribution in…
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  • How to Compare Maps Side-by-Side in GE Teach
    Last week I wrote a post in which I featured using GE Teach to compare maps side-by-side. GE Teach can be a powerful tool when you dive into the features hidden within it. In the video embedded below I demonstrate how to access and use the features o…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Feb 16, 2:37am -
  • How to Create Historical Facebook Profiles With Google Drawings
    Creating a fake Facebook profile for a character in a book or of a famous person in history could be a good way to get students interested in writing about that person. Doing that on Facebook.com is a violation of Facebook's terms of service, but t…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Feb 16, 1:03am -

BBC Learning English

All that glisters is not gold - Shakespeare Speaks

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Pronouncing unstressed words like 'a' and 'an'

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outsider, refurbishing, adapting

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News Review 9th February 2016: Hong Kong - learn the words from the news

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BBC English Class: Learn about indefinite articles with singular countable nouns

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DRAMA: The White Elephant: 9 Learn phrases about keeping secrets

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ESL About.com

  • Speaking Practice Online for English Learners -...
    Short listening exercises that provide the opportunity to practice speaking English by taking roles in dialogues.
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  • Guide to Teaching English - Standard Curriculum...
    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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  • Beginning English Grammar Quiz
    Take the beginning English grammar quiz to test your knowledge of English. Each question is followed by an answer, as well as information to study.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
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  • Tenses Chart
    Tenses chart for English language learners and classes. Each picture provides visual clues for all major tenses in English, as well as an example sentence to help illustrate. A quick conjugation and grammar explanation is also provided.
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  • Intermediate 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=
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  • Active Voice to Passive Voice Quiz
    Practice changing active voice sentences into the passive voice for with this English learning quiz for intermediate level learners.
    - 1 day ago, 11 Feb 16, 8:26pm -
  • Business English Level Test - Take this Test to...
    English level test for Business English learners - 100 questions
    - 1 day ago, 11 Feb 16, 8:26pm -
  • How to Write an Informal Letter
    English writing lesson plan focusing on how to write informal letters with vocabulary drill and structure analysis.
    - 1 day ago, 11 Feb 16, 8:26pm -
  • Reported speech Quiz
    Intermediate level English practice on direct and indirect or reported speech for ESL EFL students and classes
    - 1 day ago, 11 Feb 16, 8:26pm -
  • ESL: How to Use Expressions of Time
    Guide to the use of time expressions with various tenses in English.
    - 1 day ago, 11 Feb 16, 8:26pm -
  • TOEFL 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.
    - 1 day ago, 11 Feb 16, 8:26pm -
  • Participles
    This guide to participles discusses the various uses of the present and past participles in easy English with multiple examples of each learning point.
    - 1 day ago, 11 Feb 16, 8:26pm -
  • TOEFL 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.
    - 1 day ago, 11 Feb 16, 8:26pm -
  • How to Teach Pronunciation
    This guide on how to teach English pronunciation provides suggestions, activities and lesson plans appropriate for each level.
    - 1 day ago, 11 Feb 16, 8:26pm -
  • Basic 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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  • First 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.
    - 1 day ago, 11 Feb 16, 8:26pm -
  • Beginning English Quiz
    Beginning level English quiz tests basic English tenses, conditional and superlatives, and simple conversational English with corrected answers.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
    - 1 day ago, 11 Feb 16, 8:26pm -
  • Tell others what others have told you using the...
    Guide to using reported speech in English including detailed information on sentence transformation through changing tense, use of reporting verbs and the change of time expressions, pronouns and more.
    - 1 day ago, 11 Feb 16, 8:26pm -
  • The 50 Basic English Questions
    50 basic English questions used to ask and answer questions about most daily tasks for English language learners.
    - 1 day ago, 11 Feb 16, 8:26pm -
  • Daily English Lesson
    Free English lesson every day including listening, reading, idiomatic language, about your favorite stars and subjects.
    - 1 day ago, 11 Feb 16, 8:26pm -
  • Parts of Speech Quiz for Advanced Level English...
    Quiz focusing on the eight parts of speech for advanced English learners and classes. Students choose the appropriate part of speech for each vocabulary item in context.
    - 1 day ago, 11 Feb 16, 8:26pm -
  • When to Use Any or Some
    This basic English lesson focuses on the use of any and some to speak about a non-specific amount and for compound words.
    - 1 day ago, 11 Feb 16, 8:26pm -
  • Prepositional Phrase Quiz
    Prepositional phrase quiz for learners of English testing word combinations with prepositions. > <link rel=stylesheet type=
    - 1 day ago, 11 Feb 16, 8:26pm -
  • Future Forms Quiz
    This quiz focuses on the choice between any or some.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
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  • Number Pronunciation And Spelling in English -...
    Pronunciation and spelling guide to numbers in English
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  • English Verbs - Tense Resources
    Guide to verb tense resources including tense explanations, quizzes, tense related lesson plans, tense review in context resources.
    - 1 day ago, 11 Feb 16, 8:26pm -
  • How 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.
    - 1 day ago, 11 Feb 16, 8:26pm -
  • How to teach English one to one successfully
    Discussion and overview of the advantages and disadvantages of teaching English one to one. Tips are provided on doing a needs analysis, as well as planning lessons to make sure students come away satisfied.
    - 1 day ago, 11 Feb 16, 8:26pm -
  • Simple 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=
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  • Learn 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.
    - 1 day ago, 11 Feb 16, 8:26pm -
  • Beginner Verb Tense Quiz
    Beginner verb tense quiz checks your understanding of basic tenses including the present simple, continuous, future and past simple including answers.
    - 1 day ago, 11 Feb 16, 8:26pm -
  • Comparative Quiz
    Test your knowledge of how to use the comparative form in English by selecting the correct ending. Each question is followed by a correction.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
    - 1 day ago, 11 Feb 16, 8:26pm -
  • Beginning English Multiple Choice Tests
    ESL EFL English Multiple Choice Tests For Beginning Level Learners for in class use or on your own
    - 1 day ago, 11 Feb 16, 8:26pm -
  • Should You Use &quot;Have&quot; or &quot;Have Got&quot;?
    A guide to when to use the possessive verb forms Have and Have Got with multiple example sentences of correct and incorrect usage.
    - 1 day ago, 11 Feb 16, 8:26pm -
  • TOEFL 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.
    - 1 day ago, 11 Feb 16, 8:26pm -
  • How is teaching grammar in an ESL class...
    An overview to teaching grammar in an ESL / EFL setting. This article discusses the questions that need to be asked before beginning to teach the class as well as an explaination of the importance of a bottom up style of teaching.
    - 1 day ago, 11 Feb 16, 8:26pm -
  • Prepositions 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.
    - 1 day ago, 11 Feb 16, 8:26pm -
  • Types of Nouns
    The guide to different types of nouns includes explanations for concrete and abstract nouns, countable and uncountable nouns, pronouns, common nouns and collective nouns. Explanations are in easy English which make this article especially useful for…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Feb 16, 8:26pm -
  • Learn the Basics to Writing a Business Letter
    Business letter writing basics for English language learners including essential formatting, writing, and phrases.
    - 1 day ago, 11 Feb 16, 8:26pm -
  • Tenses in English
    This quick overview of tenses in English provides a quick look at how many tenses there are in English including the basic function of each tense.
    - 1 day ago, 11 Feb 16, 8:26pm -
  • A 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.
    - 1 day ago, 11 Feb 16, 8:26pm -
  • Tips and Strategies for Teaching English...
    Tips and strategies concerning the teaching of English conversational skills
    - 1 day ago, 11 Feb 16, 8:26pm -
  • Preposition 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.
    - 1 day ago, 11 Feb 16, 8:26pm -
  • Inglés Básico - Presente Simple o...
    Este cuestionario se Cuándo Usar Presente Simple o Presente Continuo.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
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  • Confusing 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=
    - 1 day ago, 11 Feb 16, 8:26pm -
  • English Grammar - Causative Verbs
    Explanation of the Engilsh causative verbs have, make, and get with examples of structures and usage including example sentences.
    - 1 day ago, 11 Feb 16, 8:26pm -
  • Past Tenses Quiz
    Past tenses quiz checking the past simple, past continuous and past perfect tenses including the correct answer after each question.
    - 1 day ago, 11 Feb 16, 8:26pm -
  • ESL: A Guide to Using Inverted Sentences
    Guide to inversion and the various forms used for inverted sentences such as the negatives never, scarcely, only after, little, etc.
    - 1 day ago, 11 Feb 16, 8:26pm -
  • Conditional 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=
    - 1 day ago, 11 Feb 16, 8:26pm -
  • Financial Terminology Quiz
    This financial terminology quiz focuses on common expressions used when speaking about finance and money in English.
    - 1 day ago, 11 Feb 16, 8:26pm -
  • Make or Do Quiz
    The difference between make and do is very minimal and causes a lot of problems, try this quiz to see if you know when to use make or do.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
    - 1 day ago, 11 Feb 16, 8:26pm -
  • Present perfect worksheets in English
    Printable present perfect worksheets for online and in-class use. These present perfect worksheets begin with a quick review of the present perfect and common time expressions used with the present perfect.
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  • Definite 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=
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  • Learn English
    Learn English at this site with resources including grammar explanations, vocabulary reference pages, quiz sheets, pronunciation help, and listening and reading comprehension strategies.
    - 1 day ago, 11 Feb 16, 8:26pm -
  • Gerund 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=
    - 1 day ago, 11 Feb 16, 8:26pm -
  • ESL: 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.
    - 1 day ago, 11 Feb 16, 8:26pm -
  • Prepositions Quiz - English Grammar Review Quiz
    Prepositions Quiz for intermediate level for ESL EFL English learners and classes.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
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  • Useful Vocabulary for the Resume and Interview
    Guide to finding a job in an English speaking country - appropriate vocabulary
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  • Beginning 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=
    - 1 day ago, 11 Feb 16, 8:26pm -

BeeOasis.com

  • newThe Lion and the Fox (Step 2)
    BeeOasis Step 2 Once there was a great Lion. He ruled the forest. And all the animals feared him. He ran to the top of gray, rocky mountains. He listened to the wind blow, and he watched the snow fall. And there, the Lion was King. He walked upon the…
    - 11 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 9:54am -
  • newThe Lady in Black
    By Eleanor H. Porter BeeOasis Step 2 The house was very still. In the little room over the porch, the Lady in Black sat alone. Near her, a child’s white dress lay across a chair. On the floor at her feet lay a tiny pair of shoes. A doll hung...
    - 14 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 7:00am -
  • newET and Intelligent Life
    BeeOasis Step 2 Click here to see a Step 4 version of this story. The film ET warmed the hearts of millions of children and adults. It was funny and exciting. And it told a hopeful story about love and friendship. In one scene, ET points his finger t…
    - 14 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 7:00am -
  • newMeaning to Live (Step 3)
    BeeOasis Step 3 Part 2 Viktor also worked hard to recreate the manuscript of his book. He sneaked small pieces of paper for writing, and he wrote down his ideas again. Tragically, Viktor’s brother, father, mother, and wife were executed in the pris…
    - 14 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 7:00am -
  • newIs Crying Good for You?
    Why do people cry? Maybe tears are good for us. Maybe they calm our minds and cleanse our bodies. Yet researchers have shown that crying can make people feel worse. Psychologists from the US and the Netherlands recently studied crying. They checked d…
    - 14 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 7:00am -
  • newA Horseman in the Sky
    By Ambrose Bierce BeeOasis Step 3 Carter Druse was born in Virginia. He loved his parents, his home and the South. But he loved his country, too. And in the autumn of 1861, when the United States was divided by a terrible civil war, Carter Druse, a s…
    - 14 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 7:00am -
  • Karl Marx and the Communist World
    BeeOasis Step 4 Karl Marx (1818-1883) was a German philosopher, economist, and historian. He wrote mainly about economics and politics, and he is credited as the founder of communism. For Marx, the history of society has been the history of class str…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Feb 16, 7:00am -
  • The Luck of Roaring Camp
    By Bret Harte BeeOasis Step 2 Roaring Camp was the noisiest gold mining town in California. More than one-hundred men from every part of the United States had come to that little camp. They stopped there for a short time on their way to getting rich.…
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  • A Feel for English
    Jack fell asleep under a pile of books. When he woke up, he pushed away the pile and said, “Oh no! Tomorrow’s test! I gotta study more words and rules.” And so he did, all night long. Mary sat in an easy chair, enjoying a light book and a cup..…
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  • Bred with a Purpose
    BeeOasis Step 2 He is the star of books, movies, and TV shows. Maybe you know him from the film The Mask, with Jim Carrey. Perhaps you know him from the TV show Frasier, or maybe you saw him in the film My Dog Skip. He is full of energy...
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Get a feel for English

VOA Learning English

The Future of Bitcoin

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annual (adjective)

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“They” Wins as Linguists’ Word of the Year

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Everyday Grammar: Irregular Plurals

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allow (verb)

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Scientists Find Most Ancient Evidence of War

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ESL on the Web

Language Learning on the Web

Nat Geo Pics (Use in Class!)

Sweat and Swing
Sweat and Swing
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First Snow, First Light
First Snow, First Light
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Rays of Color
Rays of Color
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Double Down
Double Down
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Birdcall
Birdcall
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Wintry Walkabout
Wintry Walkabout
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Oxford Learner's Dictionary

Word of the Day

  • newmesmerize
    mesmerize: to have such a strong effect on you...
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    exhilarate: to make somebody feel very happy...
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    gripping: exciting or interesting in a way that...
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    pensive: thinking deeply about something...
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  • blogosphere
    blogosphere: all the personal websites that exist...
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  • clincher
    clincher: a fact, a remark or an event...
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  • emblazon
    emblazon: to decorate something with a design...
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  • determination
    determination: the quality that makes you continue trying...
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  • horticulture
    horticulture: the study or practice of growing flowers...
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  • debacle
    debacle: an event or a situation that is a complete failure...
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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
    - 66 days ago, 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
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  • 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
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  • 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 -
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    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 -
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News English (Print Handouts)

  • newDrought Leaves Ethiopia Facing Food Crisis
    February 12, 2016. International charities have issued a stark warning about a looming humanitarian catastrophe in Ethiopia.
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  • School teaches baby orangutans survival skills
    February 10, 2016. Baby orangutans in Indonesia are going to school to learn skills like finding food and making a nest. The school hopes the skills the young apes learn will mean...
    - 2 days ago, 10 Feb 16, 9:30am -
  • Euro politicians told to stop speaking English
    February 08, 2016. The European Parliament has urged its politicians to stick to their native language instead of using English.
    - 4 days ago, 8 Feb 16, 9:30am -
  • Luxembourg to develop asteroid mining
    February 06, 2016. The tiny European nation of Luxembourg is not well known as a major player in the space race. However, its government has just made big investments in the future industry of asteroid mining.
    - 6 days ago, 6 Feb 16, 9:30am -
  • Dubai world's busiest international airport
    February 04, 2016. Dubai International Airport (DXB) has retained its crown of being the world's busiest international airport in terms of passenger numbers.
    - 8 days ago, 4 Feb 16, 9:30am -
  • Zika virus could affect 4 million people
    February 02, 2016. The World Health Organisation has warned that the Zika virus outbreak in Latin America could turn into a global pandemic.
    - 10 days ago, 2 Feb 16, 9:30am -
  • Women do not get enough sleep
    January 30, 2016. It will come as no surprise to know that a lack of sleep isn't good for us. A new report suggests sleep deprivation can result in long-term health issues.
    - 13 days ago, 30 Jan 16, 9:30am -
  • Bananas in danger of becoming extinct
    January 27, 2016. There is bad news for banana lovers. The most common banana in the world is in danger of becoming extinct.
    - 16 days ago, 27 Jan 16, 9:30am -
  • Fairy tales could be 6,000 years old
    January 24, 2016. The famous 19th-century fairy tale collector Wilhelm Grimm suggested fairy tales dated back thousands of years. Scientists now support his theory and claim that...
    - 19 days ago, 24 Jan 16, 9:30am -
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  • newUnlucky Driver
    A policeman pulled a car over and told the driver he had won $5,000 dollars in the seatbelt competition. "What are you going to do with the money?" as...>Category: Miscellaneous Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 6.35
    - 7 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 2:00pm -
  • newThe Island
    A retired corporate executive, now a widower, decided to take a vacation. He booked himself on a Caribbean cruise and proceeded to have the time of hi...>Category: Gender Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 5.16
    - 7 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 2:00pm -
  • newToo Tired to Go On
    There were three people stranded on an island, a brunette, a redhead, and a blonde. The brunette looked over the water to the mainland and estimated a...>Category: Blonde Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 5.24
    - 7 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 2:00pm -
  • Railroad
    A man who had spent his whole life in the desert visited a friend. He'd never seen a train or the tracks they run on. While standing in the middle of ...>Category: Miscellaneous Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 4.67
    - 1 day ago, 11 Feb 16, 2:00pm -
  • On a Lonely Island
    A guy is stranded on an island with only a Doberman and a pig for company. There's plenty of food and water, and the weather is beautiful, so he's doi...>Category: Animal Jokes     >Explicitness: Adult     >Rating 5.32
    - 1 day ago, 11 Feb 16, 2:00pm -
  • Switched Inputs
    For a computer programming class, I sat directly across from someone, and our computers were facing away from each other. A few minutes into the class...>Category: Computer Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 4.79
    - 2 days ago, 10 Feb 16, 2:00pm -
  • Artificial Intelligence
    An Annapolis computer science major was given an artificial intelligence assignment for one of his classes. He ended up creating a program where you c...>Category: Military Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 2.85
    - 3 days ago, 9 Feb 16, 2:00pm -
  • Speech-Recognition Demo
    At a recent Sacramento PC User's Group meeting, a company was demonstrating its latest speech-recognition software. A representative from the company ...>Category: Computer Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 5.32
    - 4 days ago, 8 Feb 16, 2:00pm -
  • Technology
    Three men are sitting naked in the sauna. Suddenly there is a beeping sound. The first man presses his forearm and the beeping stops. The others look ...>Category: Computer Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 6.44
    - 4 days ago, 8 Feb 16, 2:00pm -
  • The Princess Frog
    A computer programmer happens across a frog in the road. The frog pipes up, "I'm really a beautiful princess and if you kiss me, I'll stay with you fo...>Category: Animal Jokes     >Explicitness: Adult     >Rating 5.19
    - 4 days ago, 8 Feb 16, 2:00pm -
  • Automatic Aeroplane
    The world's first fully computerized airliner was ready for its maiden flight without pilots or crew. The plane taxied to the loading area automatical...>Category: Computer Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 4.17
    - 5 days ago, 7 Feb 16, 2:00pm -
  • Picking Locks
    There were two blondes, and they had just came from a store.The blonde that owned the mustang had locked her keys in the car. She was trying to pick t...>Category: Blonde Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 5.26
    - 5 days ago, 7 Feb 16, 2:00pm -
  • Gambling Nude
    Two bored casino dealers are waiting at the crap table. A veryattractive blonde woman arrived and bet twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) on a single ro...>Category: Gender Jokes     >Explicitness: Adult     >Rating 7.13
    - 5 days ago, 7 Feb 16, 2:00pm -
  • Blonde Jokes
    Q. Do you know the true reason for all of these blonde jokes?A. Brunettes and redheads think they look smart making them all up!Q. What do you call a ...>Category: Blonde Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 3.38
    - 6 days ago, 6 Feb 16, 2:00pm -
  • Blind Parachuting
    A blind man was describing his favorite sport, parachuting. When asked how this was accomplished, he said that things were all done for him: "I am pla...>Category: Animal Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 5.46
    - 6 days ago, 6 Feb 16, 2:00pm -
  • Most Drunk
    Three women left separately after a very late night out drinking Guinness until the early hours. They met the next day for an early pint, and compared...>Category: Bar Jokes     >Explicitness: Adult     >Rating 5.40
    - 6 days ago, 6 Feb 16, 2:00pm -
  • Measuring Height
    Bubba and Junior were standing at the base of a flagpole, looking up.A woman walked by and asked what they were doing. "We're supposed to find the hei...>Category: Blonde Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 6.50
    - 7 days ago, 5 Feb 16, 2:00pm -
  • No Seeing Eye Dog
    A man goes to a bar with his dog. He goes up to the bar and asks for a drink. The bartender says "You can't bring that dog in here!" The guy, without ...>Category: Animal Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 5.50
    - 7 days ago, 5 Feb 16, 2:00pm -
  • Bedroom Golf
    Each player shall furnish his own equipment for play, normally one club and two balls. Course played on must be approved by the owner of the hole. Unl...>Category: Sports Jokes     >Explicitness: Adult     >Rating 5.02
    - 8 days ago, 4 Feb 16, 2:00pm -
  • Drunk Dart Shooting
    A drunk goes into a bar. He is very, very drunk - can hardly stand up. He slurs his way up to the bar and says: "Hey, bartender! Gimme a martini!" "No...>Category: Bar Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 4.11
    - 8 days ago, 4 Feb 16, 2:00pm -
  • Seeing Eye Dog
    A blind man walks into a store with his seeing eye dog. All of a sudden, he picks up the leash and begins swinging the dog over his head. The manager ...>Category: Animal Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 4.98
    - 8 days ago, 4 Feb 16, 2:00pm -
  • Drinking Beer
    After the Great Britain Beer Festival, in London, all the brewery presidents decided to go out for a beer.The guy from Corona sits down and says, "Hey...>Category: Bar Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 6.20
    - 9 days ago, 3 Feb 16, 2:00pm -
  • Differentiating Horses
    A fellow walks into a bar very down on himself. As he walks up to the bar the bartender asks, "what's the matter?" The fellow replies, "well I've got ...>Category: Animal Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 4.78
    - 9 days ago, 3 Feb 16, 2:00pm -
  • Parents Change
    Being a parent changes everything. But being a parent also changes with each baby. Here are some of the ways having a second and third child is differ...>Category: Children Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 6.61
    - 9 days ago, 3 Feb 16, 2:00pm -
  • Beer Troubleshooting
    SYMPTOM: Feet cold and wet.FAULT: Glass being held at incorrect angle.ACTION: Rotate glass so that open end points towardceiling.SYMPTOM: Feet warm an...>Category: Bar Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 4.73
    - 10 days ago, 2 Feb 16, 2:00pm -
  • Bringing Babies
    Deep In the back woods of Tennessee, a hillbilly's wife went into labor in the middle of the night, and the doctor was called out to assist in the del...>Category: Children Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 5.96
    - 10 days ago, 2 Feb 16, 2:00pm -
  • Flight Control Software
    At a recent software engineering management course in the US, the participants were given an awkward question to answer. "If you had just boarded an a...>Category: Occupation Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 5.52
    - 11 days ago, 1 Feb 16, 2:00pm -
  • Change Boarding Gate
    At the airport for a business trip, I settled down to wait for the boarding announcement at Gate 35. Then I heard the voice on the public address syst...>Category: Sports Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 5.34
    - 11 days ago, 1 Feb 16, 2:00pm -
  • Insensitive Words During Childbirth
    -- Gosh, you're lucky. I sure wish men could experience the miracle of childbirth.-- Do you think the baby will come before Monday Night Football star...>Category: Children Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 5.67
    - 11 days ago, 1 Feb 16, 2:00pm -
  • Flight Attendant Announcements
    Occasionally, airline attendants make an effort to make the "in-flight safety lecture" and their other announcements a bit more entertaining. Here are...>Category: Occupation Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 6.97
    - 12 days ago, 31 Jan 16, 2:00pm -
  • In-Flight Coffee
    On reaching his plane seat a man is surprised to see a parrot strapped in next to him. He asks the stewardess for a coffee where upon the parrot squaw...>Category: Workplace Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 6.16
    - 12 days ago, 31 Jan 16, 2:00pm -
  • In The Hotel Lobby
    A man is in a hotel lobby. He wants to ask the clerk a question. As he turns to go to the front desk, he accidentally bumps into a woman beside him an...>Category: Dirty Jokes     >Explicitness: Adult     >Rating 7.16
    - 13 days ago, 30 Jan 16, 2:00pm -
  • Nice Children's Tale
    Little Red Riding Hood is skipping down the road when she sees the Big Bad Wolf crouched down behind a log. "My what big eyes you have, Mr. Wolf," say...>Category: Animal Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 5.59
    - 13 days ago, 30 Jan 16, 2:00pm -
  • Pregnant
    A seventeen-year-old girl goes to see her mom and tells her that she has missed her period for two months. Very worried, the mother goes to the drugst...>Category: Gender Jokes     >Explicitness: Adult     >Rating 6.55
    - 13 days ago, 30 Jan 16, 2:00pm -
  • What's In Your Limo?
    A limousine had encountered a red traffic light and was waiting for it to change when a small mini also drives up. The haughty businessman int he back...>Category: Miscellaneous Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 6.06
    - 14 days ago, 29 Jan 16, 2:00pm -
  • Watched By Jesus
    A burglar broke into a home and was looking around. He heard a soft voice say, "Jesus is watching you". Thinking it was just his imagination, he conti...>Category: Religious Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 7.24
    - 14 days ago, 29 Jan 16, 2:00pm -
  • Train Delay
    A few days after Christmas, a mother was working in the kitchen listening to her young son playing with his new electric train in the living room. She...>Category: Children Jokes     >Explicitness: General     >Rating 6.97
    - 14 days ago, 29 Jan 16, 2:00pm -
  • Religious Bear
    In the middle of a forest, there was a hunter who was suddenly confronted by a huge, mean bear. In his fear, all attempts to shoot the bear were unsuc...>Category: Religious Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 6.13
    - 15 days ago, 28 Jan 16, 2:00pm -
  • Vodka Advice
    A new priest at his first mass was so nervous he could hardly speak. After mass he asked the monsignor how he had done. The monsignor replied, "When I...>Category: Religious Jokes     >Explicitness: General     >Rating 6.67
    - 15 days ago, 28 Jan 16, 2:00pm -
  • The Cleaning Bill
    Two Buddies were drinking in a bar one night and had became extreamly drunk. One guy was so drunk that he had got sick all over his shirt. He looks at...>Category: Bar Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 5.76
    - 15 days ago, 28 Jan 16, 2:00pm -
  • Slogans for Women
    1.I'm busy. You're ugly. Have a nice day. 2.Warning : I have an attitude and I know how to use it. 3.Remember my name - you'll be screaming it later. ...>Category: Gender Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 5.18
    - 16 days ago, 27 Jan 16, 2:00pm -
  • Playing Golf
    Moses and Jesus were playing golf one day. Moses pulled up to the tee and drove a long one. The ball landed in the fairway, but rolled directly toward...>Category: Sports Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 5.18
    - 16 days ago, 27 Jan 16, 2:00pm -
  • Magical Wish
    One day, down in the mystical forest, a magical frog was hopping towards a water hole. The forest was so enormous that the frog had never laid eyes on...>Category: Animal Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 6.11
    - 16 days ago, 27 Jan 16, 2:00pm -
  • Heart Attack
    A young woman, who was at her father's funeral, asked her mother, "Mom, how did Dad die?" Her mom replied, "Heart attack." "What was he doing?" the da...>Category: Dirty Jokes     >Explicitness: Adult     >Rating 5.45
    - 17 days ago, 26 Jan 16, 2:00pm -
  • Money For Clothes
    There is a girl walking up the stairs in a church one day. As the priest is walking by, he looks up and notices that this girl is not wearing any pant...>Category: Miscellaneous Jokes     >Explicitness: Adult     >Rating 6.89
    - 17 days ago, 26 Jan 16, 2:00pm -
  • Special Trick
    The little boy greeted his grandmother with a hug and said, "I'm so happy to see you grandma. Now maybe daddy will do the trick he has been promising ...>Category: Gender Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 6.68
    - 17 days ago, 26 Jan 16, 2:00pm -
  • Speeding Pope
    The Pope arrives at JFK and he's met at a baggage claim by a driver in a bad suit and a clip-on tie, holding a hand-lettered sign that says, "Pope." A...>Category: Religious Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 6.86
    - 18 days ago, 25 Jan 16, 2:00pm -
  • Balcony Life
    Bill and Marla decided that the only way to pull off a Sunday afternoon quickie with their 10-year-old son in the apartment was to send him out on the...>Category: Children Jokes     >Explicitness: Adult     >Rating 7.14
    - 18 days ago, 25 Jan 16, 2:00pm -
  • Accepting The Commandments
    God offered his tablet of commandments to the world. He first approached the Italians. "What commandments do you offer?" they said. He answered, "Thou...>Category: Religious Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 6.77
    - 18 days ago, 25 Jan 16, 2:00pm -
  • The Cloth In A Bar
    A priest, a father, and a rabbi are walking home from their respective services when they pass a bar.The priest says, "I wish we could all go in and h...>Category: Bar Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 5.33
    - 19 days ago, 24 Jan 16, 2:00pm -

VOA Learning English

  • newUN: More Female Genital Mutilation Than Thought
    Millions more girls and women are victims of female genital mutilation than previously thought, said the United Nations (UN).UNICEF is the UN children’s agency. They said in a report released Thursday that at least 200 million girls and women ali…
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  • newCareer and Fans 'Rise Up' for Singer Andra Day
    Andra Day's life changed when Stevie Wonder called her on the telephone. The music superstar asked Day if he could work with her.That was almost six years ago. Stevie Wonder had heard about the singer from his wife at the time, Kai Millard Morris.…
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  • newCarnival and Mardi Gras Around the World
    People all over the world enjoy one big celebration leading up to Lent, the most solemn part of the Christian calendar. Lent leads into Good Friday and Easter.
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  • newNorth Korea Ordered Military Takeover of Kaesong
    North Korea has declared a military takeover of the Kaesong industrial area and called South Korea’s decision to suspend operations a “declaration of war.”North Korea said it was responding to South Korea’s decision to suspend operations at…
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  • newRussia Offers Ceasefire Proposal for Syria
    Russia is proposing talks about a ceasefire in Syria, but European diplomats have expressed concerns about the offer.The Europeans see the proposal as a way to delay agreement on how to end the Syrian civil war. They say the plan would give Russia…
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  • newDid a Meteorite Kill a Man in India?
    It sounds like the opening act of a science fiction film.Indian officials say they believe a meteorite killed a man on Sunday in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.A local television station, NDTV, reported an Indian government minister as saying t…
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  • newHillary Clinton's Campaign Email Goes Viral
    This is What's Trending Today...The hashtag #ImNotKiddingMaddi is everywhere on social media this week. The hashtag comes from an email sent by former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. She is one of two candidates seeking the Democratic Part…
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  • newEnglish @ the Movies: 'Felt Like I Belonged'
    Our English @ the Movies phrase today is "felt like I belonged." It is from the movie "Burnt," which stars Bradley Cooper. He plays a man with a passion for cooking. What does he mean when he says the kitchen is the only place that he has ever "felt…
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  • newPast Unreal Conditionals
    This week, we are going to talk about the past unreal conditional. Past unreal conditionals are often used to express wishes about the past. They often show regret, or sad feelings about something that happened in the past. Here's an example:If I…
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  • ASEAN-US Summit May Not See Major Results
    United States President Barack Obama will host the leaders of the 10 ASEAN members next week in California.ASEAN is the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Its 10 member countries are Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philip…
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  • 'Hello,' Can You Pay Me?
    Adele’s song “Hello,” off her latest album, “25,” is one of the top-selling songs of all time.The music publication Billboard reported that it is the first song to reach 1 million downloads in a single week.Adele’s fans around the wor…
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  • Trending Today: Egypt Rolls Out Red Carpet
    This is What’s Trending Today.When you see a red carpet outside an event, it often means that the activities taking place inside are important.When movie stars arrive at the opening of a new film, or attend an awards ceremony, they walk on a re…
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  • Helping Blind People 'See' Great Artwork
    An American photographer is making copies of great artwork available for blind individuals and those with very poor eyesight.  At least 285 million people worldwide are either blind or considered visually impaired. They are unable to see or enjoy…
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  • Cameron: Time for WikiLeaks Leader to Face Rape Charges
    British Prime Minister David Cameron says it is time for Julian Assange to leave the Ecuadorean embassy in London.Cameron told the British Parliament Wednesday that Assange should answer rape charges against him in Sweden.“What he should do is…
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  • Facebook Updates with New Features
    Facebook has been making changes that may affect the way you use its popular social network service.You may have seen friends use some of the new Facebook features and wondered what they are. Or maybe you have even used them yourself.Collages and…
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    Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders easily won the New Hampshire presidential primary election Tuesday night.  Businessman Trump is seeking the Republican Party nomination. Senator Sanders of Vermont wants the Democratic Party nomination.​The resu…
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  • VOA English Newscast: 2200 UTC February, 9 2016
     From Washington, this is VOA news…I'm Dave DeForest reportingNew Hampshire votes:Residents formed long lines at polling stations to vote in America's first primary election of the 2016 presidential race. Polling stations will be open betw…
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    Russian airstrikes in Syria have helped Syrian government forces in their offensive against rebels.Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have moved within 25 kilometers of the country’s border with Turkey for the first time since Augus…
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  • Have the ear of someone
    New Entry: 'Have the ear of someone' has just been added to the Idioms area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 15 days ago, 28 Jan 16, 10:07pm -
  • On edge
    New Entry: 'On edge' has just been added to the Idioms area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 15 days ago, 28 Jan 16, 10:06pm -
  • Have the edge
    New Entry: 'Have the edge' has just been added to the Idioms area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 15 days ago, 28 Jan 16, 10:05pm -
  • Will for Future Predictions- Things in Common
    New Entry: 'Will for Future Predictions- Things in Common' has just been added to the Lesson Plans area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 15 days ago, 28 Jan 16, 9:07pm -
  • PEBCAK
    New Entry: 'PEBCAK' has just been added to the Chatlish area of UsingEnglish.com. This entry is only available in our members' area.
    - 17 days ago, 26 Jan 16, 8:07pm -
  • PEBCAC
    New Entry: 'PEBCAC' has just been added to the Chatlish area of UsingEnglish.com. This entry is only available in our members' area.
    - 17 days ago, 26 Jan 16, 8:06pm -
  • It is/ They are & my/ your/ his/ her Drawing Game
    New Entry: 'It is/ They are & my/ your/ his/ her Drawing Game' has just been added to the Lesson Plans area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 17 days ago, 26 Jan 16, 7:59pm -
  • The investor had lost millions of dollars before he realized that he ____ by his fund manager.
    New Entry: 'The investor had lost millions of dollars before he realized that he ____ by his fund manager.' has just been added to the Language Polls area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 19 days ago, 24 Jan 16, 9:27pm -
  • Hang fire
    New Entry: 'Hang fire' has just been added to the Idioms area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 24 days ago, 19 Jan 16, 8:04pm -
  • Hold fire
    New Entry: 'Hold fire' has just been added to the Idioms area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 24 days ago, 19 Jan 16, 8:04pm -
  • Dealing with Requests and Enquiries Responses- Card Games
    New Entry: 'Dealing with Requests and Enquiries Responses- Card Games' has just been added to the Lesson Plans area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 24 days ago, 19 Jan 16, 8:01pm -
  • Charlie Chan
    New Entry: 'Charlie Chan' has just been added to the Cockney Rhyming Slang area of UsingEnglish.com. This entry is only available in our members' area.
    - 25 days ago, 18 Jan 16, 10:05pm -
  • Fudge
    New Entry: 'Fudge' has just been added to the Slang area of UsingEnglish.com. This entry is only available in our members' area.
    - 25 days ago, 18 Jan 16, 10:02pm -
  • In the can
    New Entry: 'In the can' has just been added to the Idioms area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 25 days ago, 18 Jan 16, 9:53pm -
  • Travel English- Simplest Responses and Key Words Games
    New Entry: 'Travel English- Simplest Responses and Key Words Games' has just been added to the Lesson Plans area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 25 days ago, 18 Jan 16, 9:48pm -
  • Double down on
    New Entry: 'Double down on' has just been added to the Phrasal Verbs area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 27 days ago, 16 Jan 16, 11:08pm -
  • Double down
    New Entry: 'Double down' has just been added to the Phrasal Verbs area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 27 days ago, 16 Jan 16, 11:07pm -
  • Telephoning Roleplays- Future Tenses
    New Entry: 'Telephoning Roleplays- Future Tenses' has just been added to the Lesson Plans area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 29 days ago, 14 Jan 16, 7:55pm -
  • DITYID
    New Entry: 'DITYID' has just been added to the Chatlish area of UsingEnglish.com. This entry is only available in our members' area.
    - 31 days ago, 12 Jan 16, 9:44pm -
  • It's ____ job.
    New Entry: 'It's ____ job.' has just been added to the Language Polls area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 31 days ago, 12 Jan 16, 9:21pm -
  • Small talk after not meeting for a while
    New Entry: 'Small talk after not meeting for a while' has just been added to the Lesson Plans area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 31 days ago, 12 Jan 16, 9:20pm -
  • Bow to
    New Entry: 'Bow to' has just been added to the Phrasal Verbs area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 31 days ago, 12 Jan 16, 9:13pm -
  • Bow down to
    New Entry: 'Bow down to' has just been added to the Phrasal Verbs area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 31 days ago, 12 Jan 16, 9:10pm -
  • Bow out
    New Entry: 'Bow out' has just been added to the Phrasal Verbs area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 31 days ago, 12 Jan 16, 9:08pm -
  • Fused Participle
    New Entry: 'Fused Participle' has just been added to the Glossary area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 35 days ago, 8 Jan 16, 7:34pm -
  • Pump up
    New Entry: 'Pump up' has just been added to the Phrasal Verbs area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 35 days ago, 8 Jan 16, 5:44pm -
  • Pump out
    New Entry: 'Pump out' has just been added to the Phrasal Verbs area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 35 days ago, 8 Jan 16, 5:42pm -
  • Pump (money) into
    New Entry: 'Pump (money) into' has just been added to the Phrasal Verbs area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 35 days ago, 8 Jan 16, 5:40pm -
  • Pump in
    New Entry: 'Pump in' has just been added to the Phrasal Verbs area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 35 days ago, 8 Jan 16, 5:39pm -
  • Personal Pronouns and Possessive Adjectives Drawing Game
    New Entry: 'Personal Pronouns and Possessive Adjectives Drawing Game' has just been added to the Lesson Plans area of UsingEnglish.com.
    - 37 days ago, 6 Jan 16, 9:53pm -

BBC News in Pics (Use in Class!

Your pictures: Cold weather
Your pictures: Cold weather
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Inside the Padmini taxis of Mumbai
Inside the Padmini taxis of Mumbai
- 1 day ago, 11 Feb 16, 10:07am -
Lartigue's life in colour
Lartigue's life in colour
- 2 days ago, 10 Feb 16, 9:52am -
Charity appeal to trace slum families
Charity appeal to trace slum families
- 3 days ago, 10 Feb 16, 1:51am -
Lunar New Year in pictures
Lunar New Year in pictures
- 4 days ago, 8 Feb 16, 2:01pm -
Pre-Raphaelites on Paper
Pre-Raphaelites on Paper
- 4 days ago, 8 Feb 16, 9:43am -

Language Log

  • newSandals, Sandwiches, Sanders, whatever…
    Megyn Kelly, reporting on the New Hampshire primary: On the Democratic sides, Bernie Sandal- Sanders — "Sandals", it could catch on — in the summer months — he has bested Hillary Clinton … Your browser does not support the audio element. Chri…
    - 21 hours ago, 11 Feb 16, 11:49pm -
  • Tell the truth!
    It was a linguistic maneuver that had possibly never been tried before in the history of real estate: tell the straight truth about the property, no varnishing, no slathering with adjectives like "stunning". Just tell it like it is. One brave firm of…
    - 1 day ago, 11 Feb 16, 6:27pm -
  • The Universal Apocrypha of Linguistics and Verbal Ordnance
    The first panel from today's Girl Genius refers to Traubhünd's Universal Apocrypha of Linguistics and Verbal Ordnance: …better known these days as the Oxford English Dictionary…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Feb 16, 7:30am -
  • Pussy and pusillanimous
    Email yesterday from P.O.: Professor Liberman, we need you. You're no doubt aware of Trump's recent comment, quoting a supporter. But now TPM has gone and printed a reader email linking 'pussy' to pusillanimous'. I had never heard this before, and I'…
    - 2 days ago, 10 Feb 16, 6:12pm -
  • Chinglish medley
    An assortment of Chinglish signs and menu items from my files (I forget who sent them to me).  There are eight all together.  Before diving into an examination of them one after the other, I should note that the last two partially result from the p…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Feb 16, 7:47am -
  • Endowed chairs at the 2017 Linguistic Institute
    Anyone familiar with academia will have noticed how often the high-prestige invited participants at conferences or summer schools and the holders of endowed professorships tend to be men. Well, not so much in linguistics, it would seem. Look at the l…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Feb 16, 6:20am -

Tech Savvy Educator

  • Give Your Students an Andrew Huang Challenge
    I drift in and out of my obsession with Youtube. I’m split between the middle-aged father of two reality that I grow more comfortable with each day, and the younger millennial-esque yearnings to lose countless hours within the digital chasm that i…
    - 2 days ago, 10 Feb 16, 11:48pm -
  • Your Favorite Educational Video Game was Programmed on a TypeWriter
    Alright, so the title is totally clickbait, but I couldn’t help share what I’ve found to be an enchantingly brief dramatization of the the origins of everyone’s favorite educational video game, Oregon Trail. Well, at least everyone of my genera…
    - 15 days ago, 29 Jan 16, 5:11am -
  • Is Stoicism Appropriate in Ed Tech?
    I’m supposed to be an educational technology cheerleader for my school district. I’m supposed to champion the unrestrained exploration and adaptation of technology in all areas of K-12 learning. I’m supposed to network with individuals that hav…
    - 23 days ago, 20 Jan 16, 12:06pm -
  • Reinventing Historical Propaganda Through Memes
      Providing hands-on challenges and tasks in History classes can be difficult; sure, economic simulations, debates,  and reenactments of significant events can all “juice” up a lesson or unit, but as a Social Studies minor, I encountered a lot…
    - 28 days ago, 15 Jan 16, 11:59am -
  • Tech Director Chat #32 – Transforming Classrooms
    We had a tremendous amount of excellent questions this week, and we tried to work through as many as we could, balancing out questions from within district and those coming from Twitter. We touched on upgrades to laptops, installation of new interact…
    - 31 days ago, 12 Jan 16, 10:40pm -
  • Tech Director Chat #31 – Email Etiquette
    Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the amount of spam, junk, and other email flotsam that floats into your inbox? You’re not alone, especially if you’re a teacher. I regularly see teachers with hundreds of unread emails in their inboxes, and often…
    - 38 days ago, 5 Jan 16, 10:20am -

BusyTeacher.org

  • newPast Simple Easy Grammar Practice
    This is a simple worksheet to practise past simple (positive, negative and interrogative forms). It contains regular verbs only as it's created to be used when introducing past simple. It is designed to practise using did and didn't. Pretty adaptabl…
    - 12 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 8:50am -
  • newCrime Vocabulary and a Short Discussion
    This power point presentaion is to practice crime vocabulary. There are 18 pictures with captions that will help your students remember the new vocabulary. There are also some questions to discuss in pairs or with the whole class followed by a polic…
    - 12 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 8:48am -
  • newEnglish Articles (A/An/The) - Create Sentences
    This revision worksheet provides students with practice and revision of the English articles (a/an/the). The teacher can print out the document as many times as he or she likes and present it in class as a game. Firstly, the teacher needs to point o…
    - 12 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 8:46am -
  • newIrregular Verbs with Pronunciation
    My students would always ask me how to pronounce some irregulars. So I decided to make this list and help them (and myself).I took the list of irregulars they have in their books and made it. I also added a link where they can practise their pronunc…
    - 14 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 6:13am -
  • newComparison of Adjectives
    This worksheet has a short review on how to compare adjectives in English. I have included all form of adjectives (short,long and irregular). I used colours because I liked learning like that. Colours stick out and learners acquire better. There are…
    - 14 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 6:12am -
  • newValentine's Day Worksheet - Reading, Vocabulary, Grammar and Writing
    A worksheet about the Valentine's Day with some historical facts, vocabulary, grammar and writing exercises. Ask students to read the text out loud and correct their pronunciation. Then, before any vocabulary explanation, ask them to do exercise 1.…
    - 14 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 6:07am -
  • newIt´s Afternoon and the Family....
    It is a worksheet about  the present progressive tense, where you can develop reading comprehension skills and practice the grammar. Students can practice and improve their vocabulary using dictionaries if necessary. 
    - 14 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 6:04am -
  • newUrban Tribes
    This worksheet can teach some things about the urban tribes. You can understand the culture, custom and many qualities that are seen in the lives of the different urban tribes. The reading text is followed by comprehension questions.
    - 15 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 6:01am -
  • newRequests in Class
    This is a Power Point Presentation of the most common requests  in class.E.g. May I go to the bathroom? May I come in? May I drink some water? Can you lend me...?) You can print them and have them at the back of your classroom as posters so your .…
    - 15 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 5:59am -
  • newPhrasal Verbs
    Here you can find some common phrasal verbs with examples. Use the list for puzzles, games  and vocabulary work.
    - 15 hours ago, 12 Feb 16, 5:57am -
  • Raindrops on Roses, Whiskers on Kittens: 3 Simple Activities to Get Your ESL Students Talking
    Everyone likes to talk about the things that they like, and your students are no exceptions. When we like something we are passionate about it, and we want others to share that passion. That’s why getting students to talk about their favorite th .…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Feb 16, 12:10am -
  • Song Worksheet: Healthy Food Will Make You Smile
    It is a song worksheet about eating healthy food. Students have to listen to the song and fiil in the missing words which are given in the worksheet. You may find the song on You Tube by the same title.  It is a good activity about eating healthy .…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Feb 16, 1:15am -
  • High Frequency Words - Asked to An
    High frequency words are words which occur most frequently in written material, for example, "and", "the", "as" and "it". Learning to identify these words will help children read quickly and comfortably. These flashcards can be used in the classroom…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Feb 16, 1:13am -
  • High Frequency Words - If to Off
    High frequency words are words which occur most frequently in written material, for example, "and", "the", "as" and "it". Learning to identify these words will help children read quickly and comfortably. These flashcards can be used in the classroom…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Feb 16, 1:12am -
  • High Frequency Words - Too to I'm
    High frequency words are words which occur most frequently in written material, for example, "and", "the", "as" and "it". Learning to identify these words will help children read quickly and comfortably. These flashcards can be used in the classroom…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Feb 16, 1:12am -
  • High Frequency Words - People to Old
    High frequency words are words which occur most frequently in written material, for example, "and", "the", "as" and "it". Learning to identify these words will help children read quickly and comfortably. This worksheet was created by PrimaryLeap.co.…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Feb 16, 1:11am -
  • High Frequency Words - Now to Their
    High frequency words are words which occur most frequently in written material, for example, "and", "the", "as" and "it". Learning to identify these words will help children read quickly and comfortably. This worksheet was created by PrimaryLeap.co.…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Feb 16, 1:11am -
  • High Frequency Words - From to Just
    High frequency words are words which occur most frequently in written material, for example, "and", "the", "as" and "it". Learning to identify these words will help children read quickly and comfortably. This worksheet was created by PrimaryLeap.co.…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Feb 16, 1:10am -
  • High Frequency Words - Look to Back
    High frequency words are words which occur most frequently in written material, for example, "and", "the", "as" and "it". Learning to identify these words will help children read quickly and comfortably. This worksheet was created by PrimaryLeap.co.…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Feb 16, 1:09am -
  • High Frequency Words - Big to Very
    High frequency words are words which occur most frequently in written material, for example, "and", "the", "as" and "it". Learning to identify these words will help children read quickly and comfortably. This worksheet was created by PrimaryLeap.co.…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Feb 16, 1:09am -
  • High Frequency Words - One to Dad
    High frequency words are words which occur most frequently in written material, for example, "and", "the", "as" and "it". Learning to identify these words will help children read quickly and comfortably. This worksheet was created by PrimaryLeap.co.…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Feb 16, 1:08am -
  • High Frequency Words - Were to Mum
    High frequency words are words which occur most frequently in written material, for example, "and", "the", "as" and "it". Learning to identify these words will help children read quickly and comfortably. This worksheet was created by PrimaryLeap.co.…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Feb 16, 1:08am -
  • High Frequency Words - Be to Then
    High frequency words are words which occur most frequently in written material, for example, "and", "the", "as" and "it". Learning to identify these words will help children read quickly and comfortably. This worksheet was created by PrimaryLeap.co.…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Feb 16, 1:07am -
  • High Frequency Words - What to Went
    High frequency words are words which occur most frequently in written material, for example, "and", "the", "as" and "it". Learning to identify these words will help children read quickly and comfortably. This worksheet was created by PrimaryLeap.co.…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Feb 16, 1:07am -
  • High Frequency Words - Can to Her
    High frequency words are words which occur most frequently in written material, for example, "and", "the", "as" and "it". Learning to identify these words will help children read quickly and comfortably. This worksheet was created by PrimaryLeap.co.…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Feb 16, 1:06am -
  • High Frequency Words - His to We
    High frequency words are words which occur most frequently in written material, for example, "and", "the", "as" and "it". Learning to identify these words will help children read quickly and comfortably. This worksheet was created by PrimaryLeap.co.…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Feb 16, 1:06am -
  • High Frequency Words - They to At
    High frequency words are words which occur most frequently in written material, for example, "and", "the", "as" and "it". Learning to identify these words will help children read quickly and comfortably. This worksheet was created by PrimaryLeap.co.…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Feb 16, 1:05am -
  • High Frequency Words - He to You
    High frequency words are words which occur most frequently in written material, for example, "and", "the", "as" and "it". Learning to identify these words will help children read quickly and comfortably. This worksheet was created by PrimaryLeap.co.…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Feb 16, 1:04am -
  • High Frequency Words - The to In
    High frequency words are words which occur most frequently in written material, for example, "and", "the", "as" and "it". Learning to identify these words will help children read quickly and comfortably. This worksheet was created by PrimaryLeap.co.…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Feb 16, 1:03am -
  • Look at the Animal and Write
    This worksheet has been designed for young learners of English. As it is known young children like animals and they tend to know a lot about them, their eating habits and their environment. Learners are asked to look at the animals and write somethi…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Feb 16, 1:01am -
  • Conditional Sentences Step 2
    This worksheet follows the ppt on conditional sentences. The same images have been used in order to help my students recollect the conditionals and rules. It's always a good idea for students to practise the rules separately and the last exercise is…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Feb 16, 1:00am -
  • Conditional Sentences
    This ppt can be very useful for your students. It explains the rules for making conditional sentences (zero, first and second). It includes images and explanations. I usually ask my students what they think about the image they see; what their concl…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Feb 16, 12:58am -
  • Irregular Verbs with Pronunciation
    I made this list of irregulars for my students. They would always ask me how to pronounce verbs in the 2nd and 3rd columns, so I decided to make my life easier. :) I used the irregulars they had in their book and added the pronunciation. It helped t…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Feb 16, 12:56am -
  • Comparison of Adjectives
    It includes rules for comparing adjectives (short, long, irregular and spelling rules). It also has a set of sentences to practise the presented material. It looks like a short review.The first part can be used as classroom poster. You just need to…
    - 3 days ago, 10 Feb 16, 12:55am -
  • Three Ring Classroom: 6 Tips for Classroom Management with Young Learners
    How would you describe your classroom? Is it lively? Sedate? Serious? Free? There is no perfect way to set up an ESL classroom, especially when kids are involved. Much of making your classroom a success comes from your own personality as well as the…
    - 4 days ago, 9 Feb 16, 6:41am -
  • Teach It Like Beckham: The Language of Soccer
    I should begin with a confession. Like many British guys, I’m a huge fan of football (though I’ll call it soccer, just to make things easier) and although I support a premiership team which is so awful that my students routinely make fun o ...
    - 5 days ago, 8 Feb 16, 5:51am -
  • Let’s Be Indirect: Teachers’ Top 9 Fun and Creative Activities for Practicing Reported Speech
    He said, she said…these words are important for more than gossiping. They help English speakers understand exactly who said what. Sometimes the words are direct, or quoted. Other times they are coming through an intermediary. A tells B what C s ..…
    - 5 days ago, 8 Feb 16, 5:03am -
  • Turning Native: Advanced Pronunciation and Accent Reduction Tactics for ESL
    If learning a language to native level is like climbing a mountain, then the last obstacles before the summit are probably the issues of accent and pronunciation. Depending on your students’ backgrounds, and how much speaking practice they&rsquo .…
    - 5 days ago, 8 Feb 16, 2:21am -
  • Little and Often: An Experienced ESL Teacher’s View on Homework
    What’s your position on homework? I’ve met teachers who see it as absolutely essential, and others who regard it as a complete waste of everyone’s time. I imagine you’re somewhere in the middle, as I am, but the debate over hom ...
    - 6 days ago, 6 Feb 16, 10:10am -
  • Music Video Worksheet: 'Thrift Shop' by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
    A worksheet for busy teachers who want to enjoy their lesson while getting the best out of their students. Contains true or false questions, fill-in-the-gaps, and opinion questions about the music video, 'Thrift Shop'. Teachers can simply play the m…
    - 6 days ago, 6 Feb 16, 9:37am -
  • Cinderella's Story - Past Simple and Continuous Worksheet
    This worksheet contains a gap filling exercise contrasting the past simple and past continuous tenses through the story of Cinderella. Students are asked to complete the sentences using the past simple or past continuous form of the verbs given in c…
    - 7 days ago, 6 Feb 16, 6:23am -
  • Adjectives - Opposites Presentation
    A list of adjectives for introducing adjectives for the first time. You can use this presentation to teach adjectives and how to use them with the verb to be. You can make it more fun by asking your ss to color the pictures and make sentences using…
    - 7 days ago, 6 Feb 16, 6:22am -
  • Movie Worksheet: The Avengers
    Ss start watching the movie at 33' and watch it until Captain America stops the fight between Thor and Iron Man. Then, they can take time to answer the questions about the movie. If necessary, ss can watch the scene again. There are seven questions…
    - 7 days ago, 6 Feb 16, 6:20am -
  • Song Worksheet: They Don't Care about Us by Michael Jackson
    A gap-filling activity. Students listen to the song by Michael Jackson, and fill in the gaps in the text using the words given in the box above. Extra ideas: before listening you can discuss the title of the song, the problems described in it, famou…
    - 7 days ago, 6 Feb 16, 6:19am -
  • Movie Worksheet: Annoying Walkers (US English Slang)
    This worksheet includes a parody news video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOSyuKrcX_Y) introduction about slow walkers in NY City being fitted with collars which deliver electric shocks to slow people. There is a comic strip taken from www.domand…
    - 7 days ago, 6 Feb 16, 6:17am -
  • Movie Worksheet: IT Help Desk Service
    This worksheet starts with some general questions about IT help desks - what kind of people work at the help desk, what the most common problems are, etc. Students then watch a clip from the sitcom The IT Crowd (UK). There are comprehension question…
    - 7 days ago, 6 Feb 16, 6:16am -
  • Classroom Poster - What's the Date?
    I've created this poster to have a quick overview at hand on the subject of telling the date. It has been carefully designed to be visually attractive, and it still provides ss with all the information they need on this subject. Should you feel the…
    - 7 days ago, 6 Feb 16, 6:15am -
  • Movie Worksheet: What Is a Calorie (TED Video)
    Based on the TedEd video "What is a calorie", this worksheet is great for CLIL teens who are taking science in English, as well as adults. The animation helps understanding, and the questions help students to follow the video. It can be followed by…
    - 7 days ago, 6 Feb 16, 6:13am -
  • Expressions and Linking Words
    This worksheet helps your students to improve their speaking skills, they are going to find out new expressions and linking words for speaking. Hope you find them useful. 
    - 7 days ago, 6 Feb 16, 6:11am -
  • Valentines
    Here is a full Valentine's day lesson including reading, listening, discussion, a writng task and homework. 
    - 7 days ago, 6 Feb 16, 6:10am -
  • Homework Reward Chart
    It's a chart to paint or glue some stars depending on the homework done.  It can be used by the teacher to have more control of the students' homework and you can also give a reward to the students that complete the whole chart. This chart can be .…
    - 7 days ago, 6 Feb 16, 6:06am -
  • Perpetual Motion: 14 Ways to Motivate and Challenge Advanced ESL Students
    It’s very natural, when learning a new skill, for the rate of learning and improvement to feel as though it’s tapering off after a while. That initial rush of success, when a language student is transformed from someone who can say virtual ...
    - 9 days ago, 3 Feb 16, 10:41am -
  • Song Worksheet: I'm Yours by Alessia Cara
    Write the missing words on the board in a different order. Have ss repeat the words. Ask them if they understand the words. Ss listen to the song without the lyrics. Then, hand ss the lyrics and tell them that the words that are missing are on the b…
    - 10 days ago, 2 Feb 16, 11:50pm -
  • Song Worksheet: Let's Get Fit
    This is a song that I found on the internet. The author is Jack Hartman and I think it is very interesting for practicing numbers form 1 to 100 wiht children using TPR activities that are fun and easy. Just use the video link that I printed below .…
    - 10 days ago, 2 Feb 16, 11:48pm -
  • Song Worksheet: A Little Teapot
    This is a worksheet for kindergarden with lirycs of  A Little Teapot. It is good to imitate the movements and dance. Later they can color the picture below. I recomend it only for complete beginners like a warm up or end of class activity. I ...
    - 10 days ago, 2 Feb 16, 11:44pm -
  • Music Idioms
    The PPT contains some pictures with idioms related to music (found on the Internet), examples of their usage (found in different online dictionaries) and one exercise (filling the gaps activity) where students are supposed to use the idioms. You can…
    - 10 days ago, 2 Feb 16, 11:42pm -
  • Dragon Parade Puppet Craft
    This is a craft activity perfect to be used after a cultural lesson on the Chinese new year. Students are required to use some extra materials such as construction paper, glue, scissors, and sticks. This fun and cute Chinese dragon hat can be displa…
    - 10 days ago, 2 Feb 16, 11:42pm -
  • Chinese New Year Vocabulary
    This worksheet provides a wide range of vocabulary related to adjectives of personality, practising superlative sentences and matching vocabulary with images about the wonderful country of China. Teachers can use this worksheet as a warm up to intro…
    - 10 days ago, 2 Feb 16, 11:40pm -
  • Superlative Mandala
    This worksheet is useful to practice superlatives. Students are encouraged to read about the meaning of mandalas and their importance in Indian tradition. There is a reading comprehension part as well as a couple of mandalas for students to color an…
    - 10 days ago, 2 Feb 16, 11:37pm -

Simple English News

  • Weird Laws Still In Effect or Don’t Ask Women to Dance
    Listen here Here is a selection of the most ridiculous laws, which are still in effect, in some states of the USA. Who knows how many Americans break laws without even knowing it. Alabama Dominoes may not be played on Sundays. Alaska Digging snow fro…
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  • Pranksters Replaced President’s Flag With Underwear
    Listen here   A Czech group of radical activists, disguised as chimney sweeps, gained access to the flagpole of the President’s Office in Prague. On accessing the roof space, they replaced the official Presidential flag with a large pair of red un…
    - 12 days ago, 1 Feb 16, 12:44am -
  • The First PC Virus Is 30 Years Old
    Listen here The world’s first personal computer virus appeared in January, thirty years ago. The bug, known as Brain, destroyed memory and slowed the hard drive. The virus was created by two brothers from Pakistan. They wanted to prevent customers…
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  • Have You Sledged This Winter?
    Listen here We are all different. Some of us hate cold winter days. We dream about summer days or, if rich, go to warm sunny destinations such as the Caribbean. Others enjoy skiing, ice skating and sledging with friends or a chilly stroll on squeakin…
    - 26 days ago, 18 Jan 16, 12:41am -
  • Book Reviews: A Walk on Broken Glass
    From: Christine Skelton, December 2015, York, England I was recommended ‘A Walk on Broken Glass ‘ by my brother who knows that I like history. I found the book very interesting. The characters came alive through the skilful writing. It gave a viv…
    - 30 days ago, 13 Jan 16, 6:29pm -
  • The Most Read Language Tips in 2015
    The Top Three Most Read Language Tips in 2015   1 Many, Much, A lot of, Little, Few, Less, Fewer, More   2 Who, Whom, What, Which, Whose, How Much, How Many, That   3 Adjectives   WE ALL SPEAK ONE LANGUAGE – WE ALL UNDERSTAND EACH OTHER BETTER.…
    - 33 days ago, 11 Jan 16, 12:17am -
  • Lithuania: Kaunas, Trakai
    If you would like to find out more about Lithuania then you can read presentations made by pupils and students of Neveronys Gymnasium (in many European countries a school with strong emphasis on academic learning is called “Gymnasium”).  The pre…
    - 35 days ago, 8 Jan 16, 4:53pm -
  • The Most Visited Categories in 2015
    The Top Three Most Read Categories in 2015   1 BUSINESS   2 WORLD NEWS   3 FOOD AND RECIPES   THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US
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  • Happy New Year 2016 in 50 Languages
    Simple English News Wishes Everyone a Very Happy, Peaceful and Successful New Year.
    - 43 days ago, 31 Dec 15, 10:26am -
  • The Most Read Articles in 2015 – Bryndza dumplings
    The Top Five Most Read Articles in 2015   1 Recipes: Bryndzove halusky (Bryndza dumplings)   2 Human Rights for Animals?   3 Adidas and Puma Were Founded By Two Brothers   4 A Man Who Can Speak 19 Langauges   5 Recycling or Upcycling?   THANK Y…
    - 47 days ago, 28 Dec 15, 12:58am -

Oxford University Press (ELT Blog)

  • #NationalStorytellingWeek – Top 10 Tools for Expression in the EFL Classroom

    - 10 days ago, 2 Feb 16, 7:43pm -
  • Encouraging ESL learner independence
    Lara Storton has seventeen years of experience in ESL, teaching English for Academic Purposes and teacher training, and has recently written the Milestones in English Student’s Book and Teacher’s Book at B1+ level. She joins us today to outli…
    - 18 days ago, 25 Jan 16, 7:57pm -
  • Bottom-up decoding: listening
    Mark Bartram has been a teacher, teacher trainer and materials writer for more than 30 years. His titles for OUP include Venture and Think English for Italian high school students, High Spirits on Holiday for middle school students, and a … Continu…
    - 23 days ago, 20 Jan 16, 8:43pm -
  • Mixed-ability teaching: Preparing for a class and managing the classroom
    Edmund Dudley is a teacher trainer, materials writer and teacher of English with more than 20 years of classroom experience. Ahead of his webinar on the subject, Ed joins us today to discuss mixed-ability teaching and setting learning goals for … C…
    - 24 days ago, 19 Jan 16, 8:40pm -
  • Perspective, Pace and Passing: Teaching English in a Foundations Programme
      Gary Pathare has been an English teacher since 1990 and has taught at Dubai Men’s College, the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) since 2001.  He is author of the forthcoming Milestones in English B1 and B2 Student’s Books, publishing … Co…
    - 25 days ago, 18 Jan 16, 9:18pm -
  • The art of juggling: developing the language learner’s vocabulary
    Diana Lea taught English in Czechoslovakia and Poland before joining Oxford University Press as a dictionary editor in 1994.  She is the editor of the Oxford Learner’s Thesaurus, and today looks at why and how language learners use a thesaurus ……
    - 29 days ago, 14 Jan 16, 7:01pm -

ELTjam

  • We need to talk about LX
    Frustration, anger, confusion, boredom and repetition are all hallmarks of bad user experience (UX); unfortunately, they're often hallmarks of language learning too, especially when it takes place digitally. But bad UX is not the only reason digita…
    - 3 days ago, 9 Feb 16, 6:06pm -
  • ELTjam’s top 5 posts of 2015
    As 2015 draws to a close, we look back at our most popular posts of the year. As ever, we’ve had some gems this year, so here’s your chance to make sure you haven’t missed out. And this year’s number one post was also the most-read ELTjam p…
    - 52 days ago, 22 Dec 15, 9:47pm -
  • ELT and disruptive innovation: what does the theory actually tell us?
    In this guest post, Ed Pegg looks at disruptive innovation:The terms 'disruption' and 'disruptive innovation' seem to have entered the ELT lexicon in recent years but do you know what the terms actually mean? According to Clayton Christensen, the…
    - 67 days ago, 8 Dec 15, 1:46am -
  • Apple’s electric car and the death of language teaching as we know it
    When I was four, going on five, a TV show called Knight Rider premiered in the UK. I loved it and remained a fan for most of my childhood (OK, I admit it; I’m still a fan). There was The Hoff, of course  –  all leather jackets, open shirt but…
    - 72 days ago, 2 Dec 15, 9:07pm -
  • It’s not about Content or UX, it’s about Product
    Publishers often seem to struggle to look beyond content as the primary driver of their products, while for tech companies it's often not much more than an afterthought. End result? Products that fall flat, create poor experiences and don’t l…
    - 78 days ago, 26 Nov 15, 8:40pm -
  • Does Agile work in ELT print publishing?
    Two years ago, ELTjam asked whether it was possible to produce an ELT course book using Agile workflows in the strictest definition of the term, creating lots of discussion. At emc design, we're starting to see our clients use many different approach…
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