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  • newIcebreakers and Discussion Starters with Nearpod and PollEverywhere
    This week I am hosting some guest bloggers. This is a guest post from Pamela Levine. Using technology for ‘First Week of School’ activities serves multiple purposes: 1) conveying to students that their classroom is a place where learning will be…
    - 14 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 10:41pm -
  • newBig Tools for Little Kids - Little Kids Get in on the Learning With Android Apps
    This week I am hosting some guest bloggers. This is a guest post from Amy Pietrowski.When I started teaching with Google Apps several years back, I never envisioned that I would be using them with Kindergartners and first-graders. The logging in fac…
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 10:00pm -
  • newEncouraging Student Collaboration Through Twiddla
    This week I am hosting some guest bloggers. This is a guest post from Mary Kate O'Meara.If you have been searching for an online collaboration tool that is versatile and easy to use, then Twiddla may be what you are looking for. Twiddla is a real-tim…
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:30pm -
  • newStudent Created Videos: Google Slides and Screencasting
    This week I am hosting some guest bloggers. This is a guest post from Jonathan Brubaker.Right place at the right time. The place was Edcamp Palm Springs. The time was a session on video in the classroom led by Jessica Pack. This perfect moment pushed…
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • Month in Review - The Most Popular Posts
    Moonrise in Maine.The end of the month is here. As I do at the end of every month I have put together a list of the most popular posts of the month. In this month's list you'll find resources for creating fun end-of-year review activities, free PDF h…
    - 1 day ago, 1 Jun 15, 11:25am -
  • Three Video Tutorials on Using Padlet in Your Classroom
    As I mentioned in my mailbag post yesterday, Padlet is one of my favorite tools for gathering comments and questions from students. I've also used Padlet as a task management tool, as a blogging tool, as a multimedia collage platform, and as a tool f…
    - 1 day ago, 1 Jun 15, 11:10am -
  • Mailbag - Answers to Questions from Readers
    Every week I receive a questions from readers of FreeTech4Teachers.com. Some of those questions are very specific to a classroom or school while others have a more broad appeal. Those with a broader appeal end up in my periodic mailbag columns. Here…
    - 2 days ago, 31 May 15, 10:11am -
  • The Week in Review - The Winds Are Changing
    Good evening from Woodstock, Maine where the wind is howling as the temperature is dropping. At this time of year around here we see a lot of rapid shifts in the weather. The shifts make it hard to plan outdoor activities (I should have ridden my bik…
    - 2 days ago, 31 May 15, 9:05am -
  • How to Create, Edit, and Share Notes on Google Keep
    After yesterday's post about making the most of Google Keep I received a few emails from readers wanting to know a bit more about how Google Keep works. To answer those questions I recorded the short video that you see embedded below (click here if y…
    - 3 days ago, 30 May 15, 2:14am -
  • Ten Great Tools for Telling Stories With Pictures - A PDF Handout
    Composing a story from scratch comes naturally to some people. For the rest of us creating a story from scratch can be a struggle. Over the years I’ve found that using pictures helps a lot of students get started on crafting stories. In some cases…
    - 3 days ago, 30 May 15, 1:53am -

BBC Learning English

New York's view from the top. Learn: hemisphere, flashes by, inevitably, trauma, landmark

- 6 days ago, 27 May 15, 7:44pm -
Fighting child marriage. Learn: a cause, neighbourhoods, to raise awareness, the norm, settling

- 13 days ago, 20 May 15, 11:12pm -
Obstacle race in Germany. Learn: marathon, requirements, scramble, slide, fancy dress

- 20 days ago, 13 May 15, 8:06pm -
Royal baby. Learn: a tribute to, monarch, named after, the late, in line to

- 27 days ago, 6 May 15, 7:24pm -
Hyphenation: Find out when to write hyphens

- 28 days ago, 6 May 15, 12:01am -
Return of the lynx. Learn: elusive, predator, ecosystem, pose a threat, livestock

- 34 days ago, 29 Apr 15, 6:23pm -

ESL About.com

  • 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.
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • newBasic English Modals Quiz
    This quiz focuses on basic modals used in English.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • newBeginning 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=
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • newESL: How to Use Expressions of Time
    Guide to the use of time expressions with various tenses in English.
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • newBusiness English Level Test - Take this Test to...
    English level test for Business English learners - 100 questions
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • newESL: How to Keep Improving Your English
    This guide on how to improve your English provides specific suggestions to making a plan for improving your English with specific goals in mind.
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • newIntermediate English Grammar Review Quiz
    Intermediate level English grammar review quiz testing the tenses, clause use, conditional forms, modifiers and more with corrected answers.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • newIdiom and Phrase Quiz - 1
    Idiomatic phrase quiz for intermediate to advanced level ESL EFL learners and classes.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • newReported speech Quiz
    Intermediate level English practice on direct and indirect or reported speech for ESL EFL students and classes
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • newVocabulary about Family and Relationships
    Vocabulary, phrases and words concerning and relating to Family and Relationships
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • newTOEFL Grammar Quiz
    This TOEFL grammar quiz focuses on the type of English grammar at a level generally found on the TOEFL test with follow-up corrections.
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • newESL: Learn to Write a Professional Letter of...
    Business letter for Letters of Acknowledgment Business English learners including helpful phrases and example letters.
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • 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=
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • newReview terms used to speak about language...
    Language terminology for learning the English language with definitions, examples and links to more in-depth content for terms A - E.
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • 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.
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • newGuide to Expressions of Quantity
    Guide to the most common expressions of quantity with examples of both count and noncount nouns.
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • 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.
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • newNoun Preposition Combinations Quiz
    Noun and preposition combinations quiz to test your knowledge of prepositions for in of to with and between with corrected answers.
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • 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=
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • newDialogue: Interview with a Famous Actor
    Beginner level dialogue for roleplay with follow up multiple choice quiz. This reading focuses on speaking about daily routines with the simple present
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • newPrepositions of Place Quiz - In At and On
    Test you knowledge of the prepositions in, on and at when used with places and positions. This quiz provides the correct answer for each question.
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • 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.
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • 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=
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • newReported Speech
    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.
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • newPrepositional Phrase Quiz
    Prepositional phrase quiz for learners of English testing word combinations with prepositions. > <link rel=stylesheet type=
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • 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.
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • 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=
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • newSimple Ways to Improve Your Reading Skills
    This short description of four basic reading skills are aimed at improving reading skills and include skimming, scanning, intensive and extensive reading.
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • newParts 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.
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • newHow to Write a Business Letter That Will Make a...
    A guide to the basics of writing letters to respond to inquiries especially written for English learners and business classes.
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • 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=
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • newSocial Networking Sites - Reading Comprehension
    This is a reading comprehension exercise for ESL learners that focuses on the growth of social networking sites. Key vocabulary list provided.
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • 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.
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • newCountable and Uncountable Nouns - How much -...
    A beginner's guide to countable and uncountable nouns and the use of
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • newThe 50 Basic English Questions
    50 basic English questions used to ask and answer questions about most daily tasks for English language learners.
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • newBusiness Letter Writing: Claim Letters
    Example business letter for a claim letter for ESL EFL ESP Business English Classes.
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • 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.
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • newWord Form Quiz - Economic Situation in the US
    This word form quiz concentrates on the noun, verb, adjective and adverb forms of content words in English with corrected answers.
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • 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=
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • newGrammar Quizzes - Learning Grammar - Testing...
    Quiz Repository at esl.about.com covering a number of areas
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • 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.
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • newParticiples
    This guide to participles discusses the various uses of the present and past participles in easy English with multiple examples of each learning point.
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • newPast Tenses Quiz
    Past tenses quiz checking the past simple, past continuous and past perfect tenses including the correct answer after each question.
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • newDaily English Lesson
    Free English lesson every day including listening, reading, idiomatic language, about your favorite stars and subjects.
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • new1000 Most Common Vocabulary Words in English
    Vocabulary Workshop Page 1 of a list of the 1000 most common vocabulary words in English
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • newFuture Forms Quiz
    This quiz focuses on the choice between any or some.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • newBeginning English Multiple Choice Tests
    ESL EFL English Multiple Choice Tests For Beginning Level Learners for in class use or on your own
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • newESL Lesson Plan for Conversation
    Listening and speaking lesson plan based on ordering food in a restaurant
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • newNumber Pronunciation And Spelling in English -...
    Pronunciation and spelling guide to numbers in English
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • newWhen 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.
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • 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.
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • newThe A An Quiz
    This quiz focuses on Articles - The A An.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • newLearn the Basics to Writing a Business Letter
    Business letter writing basics for English language learners including essential formatting, writing, and phrases.
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • newBritish vs. American English Vocabulary...
    Commonly confused words in British and American English
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • newImpromptu Speeches
    Learning to speak with confidence by doing impromptu speeches in class on a wide variety of topics can help ESL learners in other ares such as job interviews, small talk, and so on. These tips draw parallels to well written paragraphs and help studen…
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • 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.
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • newLower Intermediate English Grammar Review Quiz
    This lower intermediate English grammar quiz focuses on the present, past and future simple tenses, as well as other appropriate grammar.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • newAuxiliary Verbs Quiz
    English Grammar Review Quiz for ESL EFL English learners and classes focusing on auxiliary verbs.> <link rel=stylesheet type=
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -
  • newBeginning English Multiple Choice Test
    Beginning English multiple choice quiz focusing on past, present and future simple tenses, and simple conversational English with corrections.
    - 15 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:08pm -

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…
    - 32823 days ago, 14 Apr 05, 4:23pm -
  • How to Learn the Top Words
    To grow word power, it is important to learn the top words first. This is “high value” study because we meet the top words very often in speech and writing. If you want to know more about the top words, read Word Power is Life or watch Improve Yo…
    - 13 days ago, 20 May 15, 5:02pm -
  • The King of the Blues
    Click to Start TimerClick "I read this story!" to stop the timer. B.B. King was a great master of blues guitar. Though he passed away on May 14, 2015, he lived to be 89, and he played professionally for nearly 70 years. (His first recording was in 19…
    - 17 days ago, 16 May 15, 9:11am -
  • The Hawks and Their Friends (Part 1)
    Click to Start TimerClick "I read this story!" to stop the timer.More Jataka Tales by Ellen C. Babbitt BeeOasis Step 4 A family of Hawks lived on an island in a lake not far from the great forest. On the northern shore of this lake lived a Lion, King…
    - 26 days ago, 7 May 15, 11:30am -
  • 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…
    - 26 days ago, 7 May 15, 11:30am -
  • Are Lectures Effective? (Part 1)
    Click to Start TimerClick "I read this story!" to stop the timer.BeeOasis Step 2 The teacher stood in front of the class. He put his notes on a tall stand. The stand was in the middle of the room, and the teacher could move around behind it. As he fa…
    - 26 days ago, 7 May 15, 11:30am -
  • The Dead Wife
    Click to Start TimerClick "I read this story!" to stop the timer.By Andrew Lang BeeOasis Step 2 Once upon a time there were a man and his wife who lived in the forest, very far from the rest of their tribe. They often spent the day hunting together.…
    - 26 days ago, 7 May 15, 11:29am -
  • Newspeak and 1984
    Click to Start TimerClick "I read this story!" to stop the timer.Winston is an editor. Every day he works with words. His hands are soft, and he is not strong. He does not do hard physical labor. But his job is challenging and even dangerous. He work…
    - 26 days ago, 7 May 15, 11:29am -
  • The Kind Moon
    Click to Start TimerClick "I read this story!" to stop the timer.By Sara Teasdale BeeOasis Step 2   I think the moon is very kind To take such trouble just for me. He came along with me from home To keep me company. He went as fast as I could...
    - 26 days ago, 7 May 15, 11:27am -
  • The Stolen Plow
    Click to Start TimerClick "I read this story!" to stop the timer.More Jataka Tales by Ellen C. Babbitt BeeOasis Step 2 At one time there were two traders who were great friends. One of them lived in a small village, and one lived in a large town near…
    - 26 days ago, 7 May 15, 11:25am -
Get a feel for English

VOA Learning English

Scientists Testing Space Propulsion by Light

- 2 days ago, 31 May 15, 5:23am -
English in a Minute: Tip of the Iceberg

- 2 days ago, 31 May 15, 5:20am -
New Paint Resists Oil and Water

- 2 days ago, 31 May 15, 5:19am -
First Surgical Glue Approved for Use Inside the Body

- 2 days ago, 31 May 15, 5:19am -
Staying Up Could Put People at Risk for Health Problems

- 2 days ago, 31 May 15, 5:19am -
Express Yourself and Debate Opinions and Ideas

- 2 days ago, 31 May 15, 5:19am -

ESL on the Web

Language Learning on the Web

Nat Geo Pics (Use in Class!)

What Feeds Beneath
What Feeds Beneath
- 24 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 1:00pm -
The Power of Few
The Power of Few
- 2 days ago, 31 May 15, 1:00pm -
Model Behavior
Model Behavior
- 3 days ago, 30 May 15, 1:00pm -
Bird Feeders
Bird Feeders
- 4 days ago, 29 May 15, 1:00pm -
Light in the Dark
Light in the Dark
- 5 days ago, 28 May 15, 1:00pm -
Kids in the Field
Kids in the Field
- 6 days ago, 27 May 15, 1:00pm -
Oxford Learner's Dictionary

Word of the Day

  • newreason
    reason: to form a judgement about a situation by...
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  • pinnacle
    pinnacle: the most important or successful...
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  • close-knit
    close-knit: having strong relationships with each other...
    - 2 days ago, 31 May 15, 10:00am -
  • subliminal
    subliminal: affecting your mind even though...
    - 3 days ago, 30 May 15, 10:00am -
  • perspective
    perspective: a particular attitude towards something...
    - 4 days ago, 29 May 15, 10:00am -
  • indulge
    indulge: to allow yourself to have or do something that you like...
    - 5 days ago, 28 May 15, 10:00am -
  • gaze
    gaze: to look steadily at somebody/something...
    - 6 days ago, 27 May 15, 10:00am -
  • faux pas
    faux pas: an action or a remark that causes embarrassment...
    - 7 days ago, 26 May 15, 10:00am -
  • husky
    husky: sounding deep, quiet and rough...
    - 8 days ago, 25 May 15, 10:00am -
  • realign
    realign: to change the position or direction of something...
    - 9 days ago, 24 May 15, 10:00am -

UsingEnglish.com (Handouts)

  • Phrasal Verbs - Back (10 questions)
    Title: Phrasal Verbs - BackTopic: Phrasal VerbsLevel: IntermediateAccess: PublicInformation: Choose the correct answer.Handout Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/handouts/582.htmlOnline Quiz Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/582.html
    - 39 days ago, 24 Apr 15, 6:33pm -
  • Phrasal Verbs - Take 2 (10 questions)
    Title: Phrasal Verbs - Take 2Topic: Phrasal VerbsLevel: IntermediateAccess: PublicInformation: Choose the correct answer.Handout Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/handouts/581.htmlOnline Quiz Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/581.html
    - 47 days ago, 16 Apr 15, 8:13pm -
  • Phrasal Verbs- Finish (10 questions)
    Title: Phrasal Verbs- FinishTopic: Phrasal VerbsLevel: IntermediateAccess: PublicInformation: 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: IntermediateAccess: PublicInformation: 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: IntermediateAccess: PublicInformation: 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: IntermediateAccess: PublicInformation: 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: AdvancedAccess: Members OnlyInformation: Choose the correct answer.Handout Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/members/teachers/576.htmlOnline Quiz Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/mem…
    - 24 Mar 14, 1:35pm -
  • Parts of Speech 2 (10 questions)
    Title: Parts of Speech 2Topic: Parts of SpeechLevel: BeginnerAccess: PublicInformation: 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: BeginnerAccess: PublicInformation: 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: AdvancedAccess: Members OnlyInformation: Choose the correct answer.Handout Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/members/teachers/573.htmlOnline Quiz Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/members/quizzes/573.html
    - 24 Jun 13, 1:38am -
  • Lend & Borrow (9 questions)
    Title: Lend & BorrowTopic: VocabularyLevel: BeginnerAccess: PublicInformation: 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: IntermediateAccess: PublicInformation: 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: AdvancedAccess: Members OnlyInformation: Choose the correct answer.Handout Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/members/teachers/570.htmlOnline Quiz Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/me…
    - 11 Jan 13, 12:12am -
  • Idioms- Body 3 (10 questions)
    Title: Idioms- Body 3Topic: IdiomsLevel: AdvancedAccess: Members OnlyInformation: Choose the correct answer.Handout Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/members/teachers/569.htmlOnline Quiz Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/members/quizzes/569.html
    - 29 Nov 12, 11:28pm -
  • Idioms- Body 2 (10 questions)
    Title: Idioms- Body 2Topic: IdiomsLevel: AdvancedAccess: Members OnlyInformation: Choose the correct answer.Handout Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/members/teachers/568.htmlOnline Quiz Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/members/quizzes/568.html
    - 7 Nov 12, 11:42pm -
  • Spelling- Language Words (10 questions)
    Title: Spelling- Language WordsTopic: Spelling and PunctuationLevel: BeginnerAccess: PublicInformation: Choose the correct answer.Handout Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/handouts/567.htmlOnline Quiz Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/567.htm…
    - 15 Oct 12, 1:02am -
  • Enough & Too 2 (11 questions)
    Title: Enough & Too 2Topic: Adjectives and AdverbsLevel: BeginnerAccess: PublicInformation: 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: AdvancedAccess: Members OnlyInformation: Choose the correct answer.Handout Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/members/teachers/565.htmlOnline Quiz Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/members/quizzes/565.html
    - 15 Sep 12, 10:47pm -
  • Relative pronouns- Which & Where (10 questions)
    Title: Relative pronouns- Which & WhereTopic: Relative PronounsLevel: BeginnerAccess: PublicInformation: Choose the correct answer.Handout Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/handouts/564.htmlOnline Quiz Link: http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/564.ht…
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News English (Print Handouts)

  • Blatter boss of FIFA for 4 more years
    May 31, 2015. Sepp Blatter has been re-elected as the president of FIFA. The 79-year-old beat his only rival.
    - 2 days ago, 31 May 15, 9:30am -
  • Overtaking a big risk on the road
    May 28, 2015. A new survey in Britain shows that one in seven drivers has had to take evasive action because of their own risky overtaking.
    - 5 days ago, 28 May 15, 9:30am -
  • Famers help ease water problems in California
    May 25, 2015. The U.S. state of California is going through the worst drought in its history. Water supplies are now at dangerously low levels.
    - 8 days ago, 25 May 15, 9:30am -
  • Record airbag recall
    May 22, 2015. Authorities in the USA are recalling a record 34 million cars because of safety concerns over the airbags fitted in them.
    - 11 days ago, 22 May 15, 9:30am -
  • Prince Harry calls for return of military service
    May 19, 2015. Britain's Prince Harry has called for the return of military service. This is when young people have to spend a year or two in the army before they start work.
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  • Young Brits on Internet 27 hours a week
    May 16, 2015. A new survey in Britain reveals that young people spend over 27 hours a week online. This figure has trebled...
    - 17 days ago, 16 May 15, 9:30am -
  • Babies make husbands lazier
    May 13, 2015. New research suggests that husbands do not do their fair share of work around the house. A study from the Ohio State University says that men who do an equal share of...
    - 20 days ago, 13 May 15, 9:30am -
  • Spanish football suspended indefinitely
    May 10, 2015. Lovers of Spanish football are in shock over the sudden suspension of all games in the country from May 16. This means the penultimate and...
    - 23 days ago, 10 May 15, 9:30am -
  • Britain's new princess named Charlotte
    May 07, 2015. Britain's Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have named their newborn baby daughter.
    - 26 days ago, 7 May 15, 9:30am -
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  • newEngine Explosions
    While cruising at 40,000 feet, the airplane shuddered and Mr. Benson looked out the window. "Good lord!" he screamed, "one of the engines just blew up...>Category: Occupation Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 5.50
    - 21 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • newChoose Your Hell
    An airplane pilot dies at the controls. He goes to Hell. The devil takes him to the 'newly arrived' area. There are three doors, marked 1, 2, and 3. T...>Category: Religious Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 4.32
    - 21 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • newDinner?
    It was mealtime on a small airline and the flight attendant asked the passenger if he would like dinner."What are my choices?" he asked."Yes or No," s...>Category: Occupation Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 5.32
    - 21 hours ago, 1 Jun 15, 4:00pm -
  • Get Me My Drink
    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: Animal Jokes     >Explicitness: General     >Rating 5.36
    - 2 days ago, 31 May 15, 4:00pm -
  • Hearing Check
    Having lost most of his hearing a number of years ago, this elderly man goes to the doctor to be fitted with hearing aids which promise to allow him t...>Category: Miscellaneous Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 4.86
    - 2 days ago, 31 May 15, 4:00pm -
  • What Is Wrong
    This woman rushed to see her doctor, looking very much worried and all strung out. She rattles off: “Doctor, take a look at me. When I woke up this mo...>Category: Miscellaneous Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 5.64
    - 2 days ago, 31 May 15, 4:00pm -
  • Taking A Leak
    An American tourist in London was desperate to take a leak. After a long search he couldn't find any public bathroom to relieve himself. So he went do...>Category: Political Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 6.25
    - 3 days ago, 30 May 15, 4:00pm -
  • New Secretary
    Two friends meet in the office of one of them, a notorious techo-geek. "Hey, bud, how are ya?" "I'm good. Congratulations, that new secretary of yours...>Category: Workplace Jokes     >Explicitness: Adult     >Rating 6.35
    - 3 days ago, 30 May 15, 4:00pm -
  • Flowers
    A blonde and a brunette are walking past a flower shop. The brunette sees her boyfriend inside and says: "Oh no, my boyfriend is inside buying me flow...>Category: Blonde Jokes     >Explicitness: Adult     >Rating 6.32
    - 3 days ago, 30 May 15, 4:00pm -
  • Enter a Password
    A woman was helping her husband set up his computer, And at the appropriate point in the process. She told him that he would now need to enter a passw...>Category: Computer Jokes     >Explicitness: Adult     >Rating 7.13
    - 4 days ago, 29 May 15, 4:00pm -
  • At Pearly Gates
    Two doctors and an HMO manager die and line up together at the Pearly Gates. One doctor steps forward and tells St. Peter, "As a pediatric surgeon, I ...>Category: Occupation Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 5.22
    - 4 days ago, 29 May 15, 4:00pm -
  • Prayer
    I pray for Wisdom to understand my man; Love to forgive him; And Patience for his moods. Because, Lord, if I pray for Strength, I'll beat him to death...>Category: Gender Jokes     >Explicitness: General     >Rating 5.83
    - 4 days ago, 29 May 15, 4:00pm -
  • Breaking News Gently
    Six guys are playing poker. After losing $500 on one hand, Smith clutches his chest and topples over, dead at the table. To decide who's going to tell...>Category: Gender Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 5.44
    - 6 days ago, 27 May 15, 4:00pm -
  • Where to Place Them
    Take the prospective employees you are trying to place and put them in a room with only a table and two chairs. Leave them alone for two hours, withou...>Category: Occupation Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 4.17
    - 7 days ago, 26 May 15, 4:00pm -
  • Corporate Lesson
    A turkey was chatting with a bull. “I would love to be able to get to the top of that tree,” sighed the turkey, “but I haven’t got the energy.”“Well, ...>Category: Workplace Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating…
    - 7 days ago, 26 May 15, 4:00pm -
  • Business Star Signs
    Instead of star signs, what’s your business sign?Marketing You are ambitious yet stupid. You chose a marketing degree to avoid having to study in coll...>Category: Occupation Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 2.79
    - 7 days ago, 26 May 15, 4:00pm -
  • Vikings Anthrax Scare
    Minnesota Vikings football practice was delayed nearly two hours this morning after a player reported finding an unknown white powdery substance on th...>Category: Sports Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 6.06
    - 8 days ago, 25 May 15, 4:00pm -
  • The Ball Game
    A doctor at an insane asylum decided to take his patients to a baseball game. For weeks in advance, he coached his patients to respond to his commands...>Category: Sports Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 4.80
    - 8 days ago, 25 May 15, 4:00pm -
  • A Blind Mans Sport
    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 plac...>Category: Sports Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 4.45
    - 8 days ago, 25 May 15, 4:00pm -
  • Golfing on Mothers Day
    Three men gathered together for a round of golf on Mother’s Day. The men were quite surprised at being “let go” for the day, and each wanted to know h...>Category: Sports Jokes     >Explicitness: Adult     >Rating 6.67
    - 9 days ago, 24 May 15, 4:00pm -
  • Why Fishing Is Better Than Sex
    - When you go fishing and you catch something, that’s good. If you’re making love and you catch something, that’s bad.- Fish don’t compare you to othe...>Category: Sports Jokes     >Explicitness: Adult     >Rating 4.51
    - 9 days ago, 24 May 15, 4:00pm -
  • Bishop And The Ass
    A preacher wanted to raise money for his church and on being told that there was a fortune in horse racing, decided to purchase a horse and enter it i...>Category: Sports Jokes     >Explicitness: Adult     >Rating 6.53
    - 9 days ago, 24 May 15, 4:00pm -
  • Pain Everywhere
    A man went to the doctor one day and said: “I’ve just been playing Rugby and when I got back I found that when I touched my legs, my arms, my head, my...>Category: Sports Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 4.76
    - 10 days ago, 23 May 15, 4:00pm -
  • No Ears
    A rugby player was hurt very badly during a scrum and he had both of his ears ripped off. Since he was permanently disfigured, he decided to give up p...>Category: Sports Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 7.28
    - 10 days ago, 23 May 15, 4:00pm -
  • Mother Nature
    There were these two best friends out playing golf one beautiful day. After hitting their tee shots, both noticed that neither was even close to the f...>Category: Sports Jokes     >Explicitness: Adult     >Rating 6.34
    - 10 days ago, 23 May 15, 4:00pm -
  • Snowboarding Lesson
    When you’re 47 years old, you sometimes hear a small voice inside you that says: “Just because you’ve reached middle age, that doesn’t mean you should...>Category: Sports Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 2.74
    - 11 days ago, 22 May 15, 4:00pm -
  • New To Football
    A guy took his girlfriend to her first football game. Afterward he asked her how she liked the game.“I liked it, but I couldn’t understand why they we...>Category: Sports Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 4.92
    - 11 days ago, 22 May 15, 4:00pm -
  • Watching The Game
    A guy with leprosy wins tickets to see the world series. But when he gets there, he has trouble finding a seat because pieces of him are peeling and f...>Category: Sports Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 4.55
    - 11 days ago, 22 May 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: Animal Jokes     >Explicitness: Adult     >Rating 5.69
    - 13 days ago, 20 May 15, 4:00pm -
  • Bending Drunk
    Two old drunks in a bar. The first one says, "Ya know, when I was 30 and got a hard-on, I couldn't bend it with either of my hands. By the time I was ...>Category: Dirty Jokes     >Explicitness: Adult     >Rating 4.98
    - 13 days ago, 20 May 15, 4:00pm -
  • Boss Issues
    A boss was complaining in a staff meeting the other day that he wasn't getting any respect. Later that morning he went to a local sign shop and bought...>Category: Workplace Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 6.24
    - 13 days ago, 20 May 15, 4:00pm -
  • No Kidding
    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 5.77
    - 14 days ago, 19 May 15, 4:00pm -
  • Go To Work
    Hung Chow calls in to work and says, "Hey, boss I not come work today, I really sick. I got headache, stomachache and my legs hurt. I not come work." ...>Category: Workplace Jokes     >Explicitness: Adult     >Rating 6.64
    - 14 days ago, 19 May 15, 4:00pm -
  • Three Fools
    One day three children went to a herbalist,"we want a charm that will help us to write our Examination, said the children. The herbalist agreed! But t...>Category: Children Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 2.76
    - 14 days ago, 19 May 15, 4:00pm -
  • Golfing On Sunday
    One Sunday morning, a priest wakes up and decides to go golfing. He calls his boss and says that he feels very sick, and won't be able to go to work. ...>Category: Sports Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 6.18
    - 15 days ago, 18 May 15, 4:00pm -
  • Red Shirt
    There's a captain and his crew, and they always won naval battles. One day, a sailor called out "Cap'! 10 ships approching!" The Captain replied "Get ...>Category: Military Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 5.36
    - 15 days ago, 18 May 15, 4:00pm -
  • Veterinarian Sees a Doctor
    A veterinarian was feeling ill and went to see her doctor. The doctor asked her all the usual questions, about symptoms, how long had they been occurr...>Category: Occupation Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 3.88
    - 15 days ago, 18 May 15, 4:00pm -
  • Heart Attack
    A middle aged woman had a heart attack and was taken to the hospital. While on the operating table she had a near death experience. Seeing God she ask...>Category: Religious Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 6.51
    - 16 days ago, 17 May 15, 4:00pm -
  • Heart Transplant
    A man needing a heart transplant is told by his doctor that the only heart available is that of a sheep. The man finally agrees and the doctor transpl...>Category: Animal Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 4.85
    - 16 days ago, 17 May 15, 4:00pm -
  • Pick-up Lines
    If you're going to regret this in the morning, we can sleep until the afternoon. All those curves, and me with no brakes. Do you know the difference b...>Category: Gender Jokes     >Explicitness: Adult     >Rating 5.03
    - 16 days ago, 17 May 15, 4:00pm -
  • Adopted Turtle
    Deep within a forest a little turtle began to climb a tree. After hours of effort he reached the top, jumped into the air waving his front legs and cr...>Category: Animal Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 5.62
    - 17 days ago, 16 May 15, 4:00pm -
  • Two Bear Hunters
    Two men went bear hunting. While one stayed in the cabin, the other went out looking for a bear. He soon found a huge bear, shot at it but only wounde...>Category: Animal Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 5.16
    - 17 days ago, 16 May 15, 4:00pm -
  • Three doctors
    Three doctors are in the duck blind and a bird flies overhead. The general practitioner looks at it and says, “Looks like a duck, flies like a duck… i...>Category: Occupation Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 5.30
    - 17 days ago, 16 May 15, 4:00pm -
  • Bad Book
    A blonde stormed up to the front desk of the library and said, “I have a complaint!”“Yes, Ma’am?” said the librarian looking up at her.“I borrowed a b...>Category: Blonde Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 6.…
    - 18 days ago, 15 May 15, 4:00pm -
  • Surprising the Cows
    One evening, as Uncle John and his wife are entertaining guests with cocktails, they are interrupted by an out-of breath little Johnny who shouts out,...>Category: Animal Jokes     >Explicitness: Adult     >Rating 6.68
    - 18 days ago, 15 May 15, 4:00pm -
  • Two Guys in a Bar
    There were these two guys in a bar, which was on the 20th floor of a building. The first man said ” I bet you $100 I can jump out that window and come...>Category: Bar Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 5.26
    - 18 days ago, 15 May 15, 4:00pm -
  • Reading between the lines
    1 Bob Smith, my assistant programmer, can always be found2 hard at work at his desk. He works independently, without3 wasting company time talking to ...>Category: Workplace Jokes     >Explicitness: General     >Rating 7.07
    - 19 days ago, 14 May 15, 4:00pm -
  • The Programmer and the Engineer
    A Programmer and an Engineer were sitting next to each other on an airplane. The Programmer leans over to the Engineer and asks if he wants to play a ...>Category: Occupation Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 6.38
    - 19 days ago, 14 May 15, 4:00pm -
  • A Quickie Please
    A man goes into a restaurant and is seated. All the waitresses are gorgeous. A particularly voluptuous waitress wearing a very short skirt comes to hi...>Category: Dirty Jokes     >Explicitness: Adult     >Rating 5.80
    - 20 days ago, 13 May 15, 4:00pm -
  • Another Dumb Blonde
    A young ventriloquist is touring the clubs and one night he’s doing a show in a small club in a small town in Arkansas.With his dummy on his knee, he’...>Category: Blonde Jokes     >Explicitness: Clean     >Rating 6.78
    - 20 days ago, 13 May 15, 4:00pm -

VOA Learning English

  • newUS Promises $18 Million for Vietnam to Buy Patrol Boats
     The United States has promised $18 million to help Vietnam buy American-made coast guard patrol boats to improve its sea defenses.U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter was in Vietnam Monday to increase military ties between the two countries. As…
    - 8 hours ago, 2 Jun 15, 5:01am -
  • newRising Number of Executions in Saudi Arabia
    Human rights groups are reporting an increase in the number of executions in Saudi Arabia. Saudi executions are usually beheadings, where the prisoner is killed in a public place. Some observers say the increase could be a show of force by the govern…
    - 8 hours ago, 2 Jun 15, 5:00am -
  • newScientists Testing Space Propulsion by Light
     Can the sun provide power for a spaceship to travel to the edge of our solar system? The answer may come from a small satellite. A Delta V rocket carried the satellite into space earlier this (last) month. The rocket was launched from Cape Canave…
    - 8 hours ago, 2 Jun 15, 5:00am -
  • newIndia Suffers Fifth Deadliest Heat Wave in World History
     In the news today...Indian officials are blaming extremely hot weather for more than 2,000 deaths in the country. The extreme heat has been a problem for nearly two weeks across large parts of India. The severe heat wave is the second-deadliest…
    - 11 hours ago, 2 Jun 15, 1:30am -
  • Poverty, Gender Inequality Force Girls Into Marriage
    The public in Russia and beyond has expressed shock at the recent marriage of a Chechen girl to a man who is 30 years older. The girl is 17 years old. The man is a 47-year-old police chief. And he is already married to another woman.The girl report…
    - 1 day ago, 1 Jun 15, 5:02am -
  • WHO: Smoking Costs More Than You Think
    A single cigarette sold on a street corner may not cost a lot; however, the overall costs of smoking are huge.First, consider the cost of human life. The World Health Organization says about 10 people die of a tobacco-linked disease every minute. T…
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  • Films Explore Native Peoples, Culture Conflict
    The city of Los Angeles, California is famous as the home of America's movie industry. A recent film festival there presented a number of movies about native peoples and cultures. The Garifuna International Film Festival takes place every year in May…
    - 1 day ago, 1 Jun 15, 5:00am -
  • Could a Tattoo Cost You a Job?
     In the 1960s U.S., a tattoo was usually a sign of anti-social or illegal activity. Few people had them. Today, at least one in five Americans has a tattoo, including sports stars, actors and young professionals.But some people say tattoos still…
    - 2 days ago, 31 May 15, 5:03am -
  • Words That Are Their Own Opposites
    And now, Words and Their Stories, a VOA Learning English program about American expressions.When you are learning a language, context is everything. Here, “context” means the words around another word or phrase that help explain what the senten…
    - 2 days ago, 31 May 15, 5:01am -
  • Lawmakers Debate How to Deal with Free Trade's Results
    The United States Senate recently passed a measure called Trade Promotion Authority. Under the bill, the Congress can only vote for or against a trade agreement once it has been negotiated. This ability to “fast-track” such agreements would be im…
    - 2 days ago, 31 May 15, 5:00am -
  • Asia’s Boat People: Smuggled or Trafficked?
     Reporters are following the story of Muslim Rohingya and Bangladeshis as they go overseas in search of a better future. Thousands of Rohingya and Bangladeshis were put on boats, but left at sea. News media also have reported on the discovery of m…
    - 2 days ago, 31 May 15, 5:00am -
  • Group Helps US Children Learn About Healthy Foods
    Our story begins at the John Burroughs Elementary School in Washington, DC. The school’s kindergarten students are staying late today -- an hour after classes normally end.The boys and girls are not seeking help with reading skills or mathematics…
    - 2 days ago, 31 May 15, 5:00am -
  • FIFA Re-Elects Blatter Despite Corruption Scandal
    Sepp Blatter won a fifth term as FIFA president, while people around the world called for him to resign. The soccer organization has been rocked this week by arrests and corruption charges.The 65th FIFA annual congress took place in Zurich, Switzer…
    - 3 days ago, 30 May 15, 6:03am -
  • Everyday Grammar: Relative Pronouns
     In this week’s episode of Everyday Grammar, we are going to discuss the relative pronouns who, that and which.A relative pronoun relates to the noun it is describing. Relative pronouns introduce a relative clause. Think of relative clauses as…
    - 3 days ago, 30 May 15, 5:03am -
  • State Limits on Media Raise Concern in Turkey
     Turkey will hold elections in June. Before then, a Turkish government lawyer wants to close several TV stations linked to Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen and critical of the ruling AK Party.Government officials claim Mr. Gulen is working against…
    - 3 days ago, 30 May 15, 5:00am -
  • Blind Boy Defines His Life With Music
     When Frankie Moran first saw his son Cole, he could not imagine ever sharing his love of music with the boy. Cole had cognitive delays and other birth defects. And he was blind."When he was born I didn't see any eyes like how we have eyes. And…
    - 3 days ago, 30 May 15, 5:00am -
  • UN Supports Protection of Journalists in Conflicts
    The United Nations Security Council has approved a resolution on the protection of journalists in conflict zones. All 15 Council members voted Wednesday in support of the resolution.The measure comes as the number of deaths and kidnappings of news…
    - 3 days ago, 30 May 15, 4:59am -
  • FIFA President: Charges Bring Shame to Sport
     FIFA President Sepp Blatter said corruption scandals within the world soccer organization have brought "shame and humiliation" on the sport.Mr. Blatter spoke Thursday at the opening of the FIFA Congress in Zurich, Switzerland. He was speaking p…
    - 4 days ago, 29 May 15, 7:04am -
  • Successful Debaters Earn Business Benefits
    Over the last few weeks we discussed a method for teaching debate to English learners. Debate is a valuable way to practice communicating. It can also bring long-lasting rewards outside the classroom, especially for people working with Western busine…
    - 4 days ago, 29 May 15, 5:03am -
  • Greece Says No Payment to Lenders Without Deal
    Greece has said it cannot make its debt payment to the International Monetary Fund for June. The country’s Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis spoke on Greek television Sunday. He said the country needs to reach a deal with its creditors or it will not…
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  • Lord Mayor
    New Entry: 'Lord Mayor' 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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  • That's not how ____ do it.
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  • Travel Situations Email and Telephone Roleplays
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  • This & That Slapping Game
    New Entry: 'This & That Slapping Game' has just been added to the Lesson Plans area of UsingEnglish.com.
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  • Bugle
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  • Rock up
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  • Language Learning Ideas- Adverbs of Frequency Discussion
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BBC News in Pics (Use in Class!

In pictures: Senegal's Mouride Islamic sect
In pictures: Senegal's Mouride Islamic sect
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In pictures: Exotic animal rescue
In pictures: Exotic animal rescue
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Drones take whale survey to the sky
Drones take whale survey to the sky
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Pilgrimage to the mountains
Pilgrimage to the mountains
- 4 days ago, 29 May 15, 9:53am -
In pictures: Edinburgh Fringe poster contest
In pictures: Edinburgh Fringe poster contest
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In pictures: Inside an Indian high court
In pictures: Inside an Indian high court
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Language Log

  • The kitchen sink
    Randy Alexander asks: How do you say this in Chinese? This seems to be another one of those things where there is no standard name for it. Almost everyone I ask has a different name for it, and they have to think for a moment when I ask then how to s…
    - 1 day ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:24am -
  • "Horse of Cart"
    Tom Mazanec has been seeing a series of strange ads all over the Shanghai subway.  They're for a company that does one-on-one oral English practice over Skype, called 51talk.com.  Tom observes: 1. They're making a pretty funny and complicated joke…
    - 1 day ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:18am -
  • Budapest restaurant
    Blake Shedd sent in this photograph of a Japanese restaurant in Budapest called "Tokio": There are interior photos here. When I first looked at the name of the restaurant, both in Japanese and in English, there was something unsettling about the way…
    - 1 day ago, 1 Jun 15, 9:12am -
  • Mystery message
    Email from Diego Viana: I am a Brazilian journalist and reader of the Language Log blog. I'm writing to you because the blog came immediately to my mind when a friend showed me a piece of paper she found in a recently bought jacket. It's written in a…
    - 1 day ago, 1 Jun 15, 5:00am -
  • Tormented in Taiwanese
    A couple of weeks ago, we encountered the case of Chang Chun-ning being asked by her fěnsī 粉絲 ("fans") on the Mainland to change one of the characters in her name that they weren't familiar with: "7,530,000 mainlanders petition Taiwan actress t…
    - 1 day ago, 1 Jun 15, 2:42am -
  • Dilige et quod vis fac
    A few weeks ago, Eric Baković organized a "Short 'schrift" in honor of Alan Prince's forthcoming retirement, asking for – a paean – a poem – a story – a greeting – an expression of gratitude – a work of art (whatever that may mean to yo…
    - 2 days ago, 31 May 15, 8:24pm -

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BusyTeacher.org

  • School Objects
    This is a revision worksheet. Students do different activities to revise days of the week, colours and school objects. In the first activity, students find days of the week in a wordsearch. Then, they write them in the correct order. In the ...
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  • Movie Worksheet: We Bought a Zoo
    The worksheet includes 3 short fragments of the film, there are 4 types of questions: open, multiple choice, fill in the gaps and multi-optional (more than one answer is possible), students need to know present simple and continuous, past simple and…
    - 3 days ago, 30 May 15, 1:08am -
  • Savannah Animals
    A helpful powerpoint presentation to help kids relate the Savannah animals with their names. You can use as flashcards or as a part of a mimic game. It's very helpful with second language students, you can ask what the name of the animal is in their…
    - 3 days ago, 30 May 15, 1:00am -
  • Forest Animals
    A helpful powerpoint presentation to help kids relate the forest animals with their names. You can use as flashcards or as a part of a mimic game. It's very helpful with second language students, you can ask what the name of the anima is in their na…
    - 3 days ago, 30 May 15, 12:58am -
  • Farm Animals
    A helpful powerpoint presentation to help kids relate the farm animals with their names. You can use as flashcards or as a part of a mimic game. It's very helpful with second language students, you can ask what the name of the animal  is in their .…
    - 3 days ago, 30 May 15, 12:57am -
  • My Family
    This is a worksheet for practicing family members and third person singular and it is designed for elementary level. It includes an activity in which students are asked to write sentences using the words from the box. You may find it useful at the s…
    - 3 days ago, 30 May 15, 12:56am -
  • The UK of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    I use this ppt to introduce this country to my students. I think it will help you in your work. It is easy and gives your students the first impressions about the country. The ppt has one task.  After watching you can ask your students questions. .…
    - 3 days ago, 30 May 15, 12:55am -
  • Vertical Addition with Carrying
    Carrying is an important maths skill that builds on a child's understanding of place value. This maths worksheet was created for primary/elementary school students and it includes 20 vertical addition sums. This resource was created by PrimaryLeap.c…
    - 3 days ago, 30 May 15, 12:55am -
  • Song Worksheet: No Good in Goodbye by the Script
    This popular song has a lot of rhyme words like many other songs, but on top of that is has clever lyrics that play with similar sounds so it is very useful to practice phonetic speech and maybe pronuciation. Lyrics, instructions and key are in the…
    - 3 days ago, 30 May 15, 12:54am -
  • Pas Simple and Past Continuous
    This power-point presentation is helpful for teaching the past simple and past continuous tense  through examples and rules. It includes two tests to check your students understanding. It's appropriate for pre-intermediate and intermediate students…
    - 3 days ago, 30 May 15, 12:52am -
  • Song Worksheet: Ink by Coldplay
    This is a worksheet for the song "Ink" by Coldplay. It contains activities such as fill in the gaps, put the sentences in the right order, match the halves, write the opposite. It's recommended from pre-intermediate to advanced. The students will lo…
    - 3 days ago, 30 May 15, 12:51am -
  • Make Sure Your Students Are Getting What They Bargained for: 5 Tips for Teaching What Students Really Need
    Whether you have a curriculum you follow for the semester or you make class up as you go along, you need to know what to teach. Sometimes including the right content in class is tough. How do you know what your students really need to know? How do y…
    - 6 days ago, 27 May 15, 6:28am -
  • Teacher Appreciation: 5 Ways to Boost Your Attitude When You Need Some TLC
    We all have those not so great days. Even the most enthusiastic of teachers needs a little TLC from time to time . But sometimes we feel like taking care of our teacher selves means short changing our students, so we put ourselves last on the list.…
    - 6 days ago, 27 May 15, 5:51am -
  • Tuning in the Feedback: 6 Strategies for Giving Students Feedback on Speaking
    It can be awkward to interrupt your students as they are speaking, whether it’s to give them good or bad feedback on their spoken language. Here are six more subtle ways to offer feedback on spoken English without interrupting your students in t .…
    - 6 days ago, 27 May 15, 5:50am -
  • Play at Work: 5 Ways to Make Text Book Exercises Fun
    Text book activities are an easy go to in class. They target the specific skills students are learning, and they are right there ready to go, just open to the right page. But sometimes doing exercises from the book can be just plain boring. Students…
    - 6 days ago, 27 May 15, 5:44am -
  • We Are Family: 5 Tips for Helping International Students Form Strong Friendships
    For your ESL students, friendships are essential. Many of them have travelled from home, friends, and family to study the English language in a completely different country, away from all they know. And no matter who you are, you need a support syst…
    - 6 days ago, 27 May 15, 5:43am -
  • Basic Survival Sentences
    This worksheet contains some basic phrases to help students interact in English. It is very helpful to give to our students on their first day of class. It is also good because it will guide students who have difficulties to speak in English. It's s…
    - 8 days ago, 25 May 15, 10:20am -
  • Religious Groups
    This power-point presentation is related to different religions and religious groups such as: Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Hinduism. It includes some short information about each. It's appropriate for pre-intermediate and intermediate level. Enj…
    - 8 days ago, 25 May 15, 10:19am -
  • Colors
    This power-point presentation is helpful for reviewing the colors such as: pink, blue, green, black, yellow, brown, red and purple. It also includes question formation with "what". It is appropriate for young learners and complete beginners. Hope yo…
    - 8 days ago, 25 May 15, 10:18am -
  • Clothes Puzzle
    This worksheet aims at the revision of clothes through a puzzle. Young learners is known for liking puzzles and pictures. In this particular worksheet they are asked to look at different clothing items, which they will have already been taught and t…
    - 8 days ago, 25 May 15, 10:18am -
  • Song Worksheet: Heroes (Eurovision)
    A listening activity based on the lyrics of the song which came first in Eurovision contest 2015. The song carries a clear and positive meaning and it uses simple words and vocabulary. The missing words are  adjectives, verbs and nouns. Depending .…
    - 8 days ago, 25 May 15, 10:15am -
  • School, Action Verbs
    This power-point presentation is appropriate for teaching and reviewing school related action verbs such as: cutting, erasing, reading, using, etc. It's suitable for young learners. It also presents how to use present progressive and how to ask q .…
    - 8 days ago, 25 May 15, 10:14am -
  • How Many, Tere Is / There Are
    This power-point presentation is appropriate for teaching and practicing question formation with "How many", "There is and there are", and also it is helpful for reviewing school supplies related vocabulary items. It's suitable for young learners an…
    - 8 days ago, 25 May 15, 10:13am -
  • My Classroom
    This is a 2-page-worksheet for practicing "Classroom Items". It contains three activities and it is designed for elementary level. You may find it useful at the study stage of your teaching. Hope it works!
    - 8 days ago, 25 May 15, 10:10am -
  • Conditional Sentences Advanced Worksheet
    It's been too long since I last uploaded something. Well, this time I bring you a worksheet about conditional sentences. The three different conditionals are explained and there are exercises for each of them. The exercises are very diverse; you'll…
    - 8 days ago, 25 May 15, 10:09am -
  • Passive Role-play: Blame It on Your Dog
    This worksheet is a fun role-play to practice the passive voice (either past simple passive or present perfect passive). Students are to play a role of an infuriated parent, boss or teacher and a delinquent child, who has to think of excuses.&nbs .…
    - 8 days ago, 25 May 15, 10:08am -
  • Song Worksheet: Million Voices by Polina Gagarina (Eurovision 2015)
    This beautiful song performed by Russian singer Polina Gagarina is represented at the contest "Eurovision 2015". It is about faith in future, friendship of all peoples and world peace. In this worksheet students should fill in the blanks, make up th…
    - 8 days ago, 25 May 15, 10:07am -
  • Quiz on India
    This worksheet can be used to find out how much your students know about the country India. There are 11 mixed questions that students must answer. This is also a good exercise to practice research skills. This worksheet was created by PrimaryLeap.c…
    - 8 days ago, 25 May 15, 10:04am -
  • Quiz on China
    This worksheet was created for primary/elementary students. It can be used to find out how much your students know about the country: China. There are 11 mixed questions that students must answer including true or false, circle the correct answer, a…
    - 8 days ago, 25 May 15, 10:04am -
  • Song Worksheet: Born This Way by Lady Gaga
    A nice song to work with pre-intermediate sts to warm up or finish the class in a relaxed way. It has activities such as gap-filling and putting the lines in order. It contains a lot of vocabulary to work with sts beforehand. It goes rather quickly…
    - 8 days ago, 25 May 15, 10:03am -
  • Daily Routines Worksheet for Kids
    This worksheet is made for children around 6-8 years old to review daily routines vocabulary and telling the time. This worksheet contains three activities: 1. The teacher has to randomly name the daily routines that appear in the worksheet ...
    - 8 days ago, 25 May 15, 10:02am -
  • Movie Worksheet: Modern Family
    This worksheet is good to do something different in your class. Your students can watch this episode of Modern Family and complete this worksheet. In this worksheet you will find different types of activities: finding adjectives, correcting mistakes…
    - 8 days ago, 25 May 15, 10:00am -
  • Countable Nouns (Easy Explanation + Exercises PPT)
    This is a powerpoint presentation which provides easy and clear explanation of countable and uncountable nouns. In the end, there are interactive exercises. I am sure this activity will clear out any doubt students may have had throughout their lear…
    - 8 days ago, 25 May 15, 9:57am -
  • Song Worksheet: Hold Me Up by Conrad Sewell
    This song is one of my favorite which has such a good meaning. I'm sure this will help with listening skills. Students need just to fill in the gaps with the vocabulary they hear from the song and re-order some of the lyrics. This song is ea ...
    - 8 days ago, 25 May 15, 9:56am -
  • Simple Holidays Worksheet
    A super simple worksheet for complete beginners. It contains a basic vocabulary (transport, places to stay, things that are used on holidays and useful verbs in past simple). The aim of the worksheet is to give ss hints for speaking about their holi…
    - 8 days ago, 25 May 15, 9:54am -
  • Movie Worksheet: Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish (Steve Jobs' Commencement Speech)
    This is a video based activity for the final class of the year or the end of the course. Students first need to learn what a commencement speech is. Then as an example they watch the video, do the activities and write and present their own speech.&n…
    - 8 days ago, 25 May 15, 9:53am -
  • Demonstrative Pronouns
    This is a worksheet to practice demonstrative pronouns. Students look at the picture and, considering the distance between the objects and the girl, write sentences using this, that, these, those. They can also practise these pronouns orally before…
    - 13 days ago, 20 May 15, 2:18am -
  • The Body Parts
    This worksheet contains an activity in which the students are asked to look at the picture and write the body parts; cheek, neck, finger, foot, stomach, toe, and knee. It is appropriate for elementary level, particularly kids. You may find it useful…
    - 13 days ago, 20 May 15, 2:17am -
  • Grammar:Present Simple, Continuous, Past Simple and Used To
    This is a worksheet for practicing the grammar of present simple, present continuous, past simple, and used to. It includes two activities. First, the students are asked to use some cues to write answers. Secondly, they are asked to make questions.…
    - 13 days ago, 20 May 15, 2:16am -
  • Getting Ready for Page One: 9 Things You Can Do Before Your Students Read
    Don’t lead your ESL students into page-one panic. Help them get ready to read that long or longer passage with one of these nine pre-reading strategies . They won’t take a lot of effort on your part, but they will make a huge difference in ...
    - 14 days ago, 19 May 15, 9:05am -
  • The Best Things Come in Small Packages: 9 Best Reasons to Teach a Small Class
    I’ve never really been able to determine my own class size, and I think that’s pretty typical among ESL teachers. Some classes have been larger, and others smaller, but all of them have been assigned by my supervisors. And if I’m hon ...
    - 14 days ago, 19 May 15, 8:59am -
  • Once the Book Is Closed: 9 Follow-up Activities for Reading Passages
    We all know how important it is to get our students ready to read. If we don’t prepare them for what they will find between the pages, their comprehension will decrease and their stress will increase. But as important as it is to do activities b .…
    - 14 days ago, 19 May 15, 8:56am -
  • 10 Ways to Make Your Lesson Planning Easier by Using Worksheets in Class
    When it comes to worksheets, opinions run the gamut. Some teachers love them and use them in class and for homework every day. Other teachers are not so keen on copies, and they prefer to use more organic strategies for teaching. But like everything…
    - 14 days ago, 19 May 15, 8:49am -
  • Choose Your Own Vocabulary: 3 Simple Ways to Give Students Input on What They Learn
    Vocabulary is one of the most useful parts of the English language. Even if someone knows all the rules of pronunciation and grammar, without knowing what individual words mean, they will not be able to communicate with other English speakers. Perha…
    - 14 days ago, 19 May 15, 8:43am -
  • Musical Instruments
    This power-point presentation is appropriate for showing and introducing musical instruments such as: guitar, violin, trumpet, drum, piano, flute, daf, accordion, etc to our students. It can be suitable for any level especially for elementary studen…
    - 14 days ago, 19 May 15, 12:59am -
  • Present Simple vs Present Continuous
    In this worksheet students have to complete the sentences with the correct forms of the verbs in brackets. Then they are asked to match the sentences to the pictures. This worksheet is good for practicing and revising present simple and present cont…
    - 14 days ago, 19 May 15, 12:57am -
  • Let's Go Shopping
    This powerpoint presentation icludes different types of shops with real pictures. You can use it to introduce new vocabulary, to chek if students know any types of shops, it can also be used to practice spelling. Types of shops: a supermarket, a flo…
    - 14 days ago, 19 May 15, 12:56am -
  • Emotional Reported Speech
    This is a game to pracice reported speech. Students have to take one "tell-card" and one "adverb" card and then say one or two sentences (about what is written on the card) emotionally, trying to express the feeling of the adverb even if the meaning…
    - 14 days ago, 19 May 15, 12:55am -
  • A Creature
    This is a PDF file containing four clip arts in which the learners of English as a second language are asked to look and write the name of each of the creatures for each definitions. There is also a section in which the students are supposed to draw…
    - 14 days ago, 19 May 15, 12:51am -
  • Song Worksheet: I'm Yours by Jason Mraz
    This song has different exercises for developing listening skills. Students will have to identify the sound of words to match halves, complete sentences with pronouns and possessive adjectives, put lines in order and cross out the extra words. A lot…
    - 14 days ago, 19 May 15, 12:50am -
  • Jobs
    This handout can be used to introduce students to new vocabulary or as a revision. It can be a handout for speaking activities. You can ask students about their future plans, job opportunities, the most desirable or well-paid jobs. It's great for di…
    - 14 days ago, 19 May 15, 12:48am -
  • Each vs Every
    This is a powerpoint presentation to help teach the difference between each and every. I use it to highlight that we generally use each to express the idea of one by one, to emphasize individuality whereas we usually use every when we consider thing…
    - 14 days ago, 19 May 15, 12:48am -
  • Song Worksheet: I Believe I Can Fly by R.Kelly
    A worksheet with lyrics to 'I Believe I Can Fly' by R.Kelly for intermediate students. Students are to fill in the gaps and to put the lines of the chorus in the correct order. Key: 1) go on, 2) nothing, 3) love, 4) can do it,&nbsp ...
    - 14 days ago, 19 May 15, 12:46am -
  • Present Simple Affirmative and Negative Form Practice
    Two undemanding grammarl tasks useful for pactising the present simple tense. Students have to fill in the gaps with negative forms or use  the given verb to make an affirmative or negative form of present simple. It can be a short reinforcement .…
    - 14 days ago, 19 May 15, 12:44am -
  • Spelling Game- Outdoor Activities
    This worksheet is appropriate for young learners reviewing outdoor activities related vocabulary items and also the present progressive tense. Print out each card and fold the score part, then stick them on the board, divide the class into two group…
    - 14 days ago, 19 May 15, 12:42am -
  • Bingo Сards- Months, Days
    This worksheet is related to days of the week and months of the year vocabulary items. All you have to do is, print out and cut each bingo card and hand them out to the students, then you say each word randomly. A student who crosses all the words i…
    - 19 days ago, 14 May 15, 5:42pm -
  • Exercise Gogo Unit 9: How Many Are There?
    If you use Gogo series to teach your students, especially unit 9 "How many are there?", you will need it. The students have to write the answers, including numbers and plural nouns, to the question "What are they?" and "How many are there?". Also, t…
    - 19 days ago, 14 May 15, 10:44am -
  • Questions Words Worksheet
    A fill in the blank exercise for practicing the questions words. Students read the answers and decide which question word is adequate. The tenses are mixed. This helps ss to identify the question word according to the posible answers. It is a word f…
    - 19 days ago, 14 May 15, 10:42am -
  • Be Allowed to, Be Able to Triple Hit (Game)
    Grammar exercise: teacher or pupil writes a sentence (from the grid) on the backside of the board. Pupils guess by making sentences. If he/she does one part rightly -it's a hit. If he/she does two parts - it's a double hit with all three parts - .…
    - 19 days ago, 14 May 15, 10:41am -

Simple English News

  • 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,…
    - 7 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…
    - 14 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…
    - 20 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…
    - 33 days ago, 30 Apr 15, 5:12pm -
  • Do You Know New English Words? – Part 3

    - 39 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…
    - 47 days ago, 16 Apr 15, 10:23pm -
  • Steam Locomotive Competition in Zvolen
    Listen here Every year locomotives steam in to the city of Zvolen to compete in this very popular event. The engines come to this central Slovakian railway marshalling yard from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Luxembourg, Poland and Great Britain. The c…
    - 71 days ago, 23 Mar 15, 5:29pm -
  • Language Tip: Prepositions, Conjunctions
    PREPOSITIONS - always “on” with days and dates They will come on Monday. The English exams will be held on January 15. - always “at” with time reference I will be there at 5 o’clock. They brought it at 6 a.m. – “in” when we wish to sa…
    - 78 days ago, 16 Mar 15, 6:21pm -
  • Adidas and Puma Were Founded By Two Brothers
    Listen here – Intermediate level Adidas and Puma are synonymous as manufacturers of sports footwear, apparel and equipment. These trademarks are recognised worldwide as the leading innovative sports brands. Adolf Dresler started a successful compan…
    - 92 days ago, 2 Mar 15, 5:46pm -

Oxford University Press (ELT Blog)

  • 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…
    - 5 days ago, 28 May 15, 5:16pm -
  • Teaching with Web 2.0 Tools (Part 3) – Web Tools for Writing
    Magali Trapero Turrent is an ELT Editor at Oxford University Press, Mexico. She is the co-author of several books published by OUP as well as a teacher and former OUP Educational Services teacher trainer. In her posts, she shares her … Continue rea…
    - 11 days ago, 22 May 15, 5:09pm -
  • Continuing language learning: the role of L1 literacy in secondary L2 language and literacy development
    Many secondary second language learners face numerous challenges as they develop language and literacy in a second language at the same time they are learning subject area content in that second language. Fortunately, L1 academic literacy is not sepa…
    - 15 days ago, 18 May 15, 7:52pm -
  • Mexico Teacher’s Day: The Role of the Teacher in the 21st Century
    Lysette Taplin is an experienced English language teacher, editor and author of a number of ELT materials. Ahead of this year’s Teacher’s Day in Mexico, she discusses the changing role of the teacher and the implementation of digital tools in ……
    - 18 days ago, 15 May 15, 5:44pm -
  • Helping students to organise their ideas in writing tasks
    In January we asked over 450 teachers from around the world to vote for the biggest writing challenge they face in their classroom. Since then we’ve dedicated a month to each of the top three voted for challenges with a … Continue reading →
    - 20 days ago, 13 May 15, 6:16pm -
  • Teaching with Web 2.0 Tools (Part 2)
    Magali Trapero Turrent is an ELT Editor at Oxford University Press, Mexico. She is the co-author of several books published by OUP as well as a teacher and former OUP Educational Services teacher trainer. In her posts, she shares her … Continue rea…
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ELTjam

  • LinguSocial – The future of translation
    One of the great things about running ELTjam HQ from a co-working space is the different people and businesses working alongside you. We were amazed the other week to find that, unbeknownst to us, fellow co-worker and entrepreneur Marcel Goya ha…
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  • The Adaption Game: adapting print materials for digital contexts
    We invited speakers at the Innovate ELT conference to submit write-ups of their talks and this is the first. Here, materials writer Claire Hart reflects on an increasingly common role for writers: adapting print content for digital delivery.
    - 7 days ago, 26 May 15, 12:51am -
  • What we’re reading
    We’ve been lucky to get a slew of great guest blo […]
    - 11 days ago, 22 May 15, 7:24pm -
  • Notes from the oil tanker
    Few words have been so prevalent in ELT as 'EdTech' and it has not been unusual to attend conferences where perhaps more than half of the talks on the schedule made at least some reference to the impending digital disruption sweeping into our sector…
    - 13 days ago, 20 May 15, 8:27pm -
  • Reflections on Innovate ELT
    Last week's Innovate ELT conference in Barcelona owed much of  its success to the incredible delegates so naturally we turned to them for a write up. Keen blogger Adam Beale reflects on his experience for us.
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  • Knewton and ELTjam: exploring the potential of adaptive learning in ELT
    At last weekend’s Innovate ELT conference in Barcelona, […]
    - 18 days ago, 15 May 15, 9:10pm -

Teach English Online

  • Three Things You Need to Do to Become a Successful Online Teacher
    Working closely with online teachers has given me a great insight into what ultimately makes someone a success online. Having a plan in place is crucial and, recently, I discussed the importance of building trust with learners online. But in this po…
    - 4 days ago, 29 May 15, 12:48am -
  • Six Ways to Build Trust with English Learners Online
    Let’s say you have a website, you know your lessons are valuable, and you have a marketing plan that will bring English learners onto your site and social media channels. It all sounds great, but…. You won’t get paying learners/customers if yo…
    - 11 days ago, 22 May 15, 11:56pm -
  • Three Amazing Apps for Online Teachers (Part Two)
    A few months back, I wrote an article looking at the benefits of using Evernote, Asana, and LastPass as an online teacher. Since then, I have started using other useful applications, and today I want to share three that I’m sure you’re going to…
    - 19 days ago, 14 May 15, 11:04pm -
  • Building a New Brand for English Learners (and Why I Started Again)
    Last autumn, I stopped posting content for English learners on the website I started back in 2010. The reason? I was going in a different direction with my teaching and wanted to build a new brand that matched this. I created my first site, JDA Engl…
    - 24 days ago, 9 May 15, 1:06am -
  • Why Email Marketing Is so Powerful (and How You Can Get Started)
      Over the past two years, email has been at the center of my online marketing efforts for my different brands. But just like designing my site with WordPress, it took me a while to take the plunge and start building an email list. I’m not sure wh…
    - 46 days ago, 17 Apr 15, 11:37pm -
  • How to Create Videos: The Equipment and Tools You Need
      With my YouTube Channels, social media profiles, and online courses, I’ve made around 200 videos over the last 12 months. And in this post, I’m going to talk about the equipment and tools I use, along with alternatives to suit every budget. A…
    - 54 days ago, 9 Apr 15, 11:56pm -

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