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Fleex

Downloadable tool that allows you to find subtitles online for your videos, both in English and your native language. Pause your video at any time to show dual subtitles, and get instant translation. Click words to get definitions and more. Use the arrow keys to jump forward and backwards, from line to line. Fleex has all you need to grasp all of that English goodness in your videos.

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Bab.la

Bab.la language portal offers you dictionary translations, language quizzes & games, vocabulary lessons for learning and much more. bab.la is interactive: You can enter your own translation, create your own language test or your own vocabulary flashcards
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Dictionary.com

This dictionary uses American spellings. It also has a thesaurus which is an excellent way to find synonyms.
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Reverso

Translation, dictionary, conjugation etc in various languages
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Shahi Dictionary

Shahi is a visual dictionary that combines Wiktionary content with Flickr images
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Vocabulary

Go to this site and enter the URL (website address) for the site you wish to visit. When you visit this site you will be able to click on any word you do not understand and a definition will come up.
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Abeweb

Various resources for English learners by level
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BBC World Service

An excellent resource with listening, reading, grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary practice as well as Business English and chatrooms to practise communicating in.
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BBC World Service

Listen to what*s on now or click on *programmes* to see an A-Z list of all the programmes available. I recommend *From our Own Correspondent* as a particularly interesting programme.
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Click*n*Learn

Learn English, French, Spanish and Valencian - grammar, vocab through games
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CNN

For news on various topics including: business, technology, law, scince and space, travel, education and politics.
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Concordancer

After you have done the *Exercises on Academic Vocabulary* above, use this concordancer to find how almost any word can be used. Try looking for words in the different word lists.
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Elllo

Videos with transcripts and quizzes - listening comprehension
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English Central

Record your voice and compare it to the original. it points out mistakes
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EnglishOnline

You need to pay for writing courses, but Lessons on Conversation, Grammar, Idioms and Vocabulary are free if you register. You may need to download Realaudio player. Click on LESSONS then choose a lesson, eg Today*s Lesson and then work through sections
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