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External Language Resources


Bab.la

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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

BBC Learning English

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You may need to download Realaudio player.

BBC Pronunciation Tips

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Listen to and practise your vowel sounds.

BBC World Service

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

BBC World Service

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For world news and many interesting articles.

BBC World Service

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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.

British Council Learn English

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Listening, grammar, vocab, games, IELTS and business


Click*n*Learn

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

CNN

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

Concordancer

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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.


Dictionary.com

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

Digital Dialects

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Language learning content (vocab) for many languages

Elfs Interactive Learning.

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Fun exercises for guests, try the storyboard.

Elllo

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Videos with transcripts and quizzes - listening comprehension

Elllo

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Videos with transcripts and quizzes - listening comprehension

English Attack

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Lessons to learn English with videos, fill in the gaps etc.

English Central

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





EnglishOnline

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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

EnglishPage

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Good for exercises on grammar, vocabulary, reading articles by topics and exchanging ideas with other learners in the chat room.

ESL Student Resources

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This site has links for language skills (under the heading: Skill); areas of special interest (under the heading Topic); and academic research using the Internet (under the heading: Study). A very useful site.

ESL Video

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Videos with quizzes - listening and reading comprehension


Evaluating Websites

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A guide to help you judge the quality of sites you visit.