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LISTENING & SPEAKING

Top Sites

ESL/EFL Conversations.

eslfast.com.

Hundreds of conversations under different topics with excellent audio.

A free site with hundreds of short stories and conversations for ESL/EFL learners to

practice listening and speaking.

ESL Listening Lab .

English Language Listening Online.

For Beginners

Easy Conversations. Hundreds of easy conversations, short ,interesting, with slow audio.

English for Children. 621 easy short stories for children and ESL/EFL beginners to practice reading and

Randalls ESL Cyber Listening Lab.


Listening activities come with transcripts, quizzes.

listening.

Short Stories for ESL/EFL Beginners.)6( 222 easy stories for ESL/EFL beginners to practice reading
and listening.

Short Stories for ESL/EFL Beginners.)2( 222 more easy stories for ESL/EFL beginners to practice
reading and listening.

Real English Lessons. The Real English ESL Video Exercises New & Exciting Lessons.

Conversations

ESL Conversations.

More than 1,500 conversations under different topics with high-quality

audio.

Easy Conversations.
and listen.

Hundreds of easy conversations, short and interesting, for you to read

Talk English.

Phrases for Conversations.

Learning Oral English Online.

Over 500 Business English lessons for people with office jobs.
Commonly used expressions in conversations provided by ESLgold.
An online conversation book with ten lessons including Meeting

Friends ,Apartment Hunting, and Shopping in USA.

Focus English.

Medical English Conversations.

Real English Conversations.

English Speaking Online.

A conversation site created by John Liang.


Animated dialogues for doctors, nurses, and pharmacists.
Learn how to improve your spoken English fast.
Its free and theres no software to download. All you need is a headset

with a microphone.

Free Online Software

U.S.A. Learns.

Excellent ESL Online software free for everyone who wants to improve their English

skills.

Ventures.

Well-known Sites

ESL Robot.

563Short Stories.

Daily Lessons.

Short Stories for ESL Learners.

Cambridges site for teachers and students who use their textbook Ventures.

Practice speaking English, free writing with an intelligent robot.


Listen to interesting short stories written for ESL learners.
A new English lesson each day, provided by English, Baby!
Listen to the 100 short stories, and do the questions & answers,

dictation exercises.

Free Mobile English.

Access the free website through your cellphones or mobile devices and practice

listening and speaking on the go.

www.eslyes.com A sister site of www.eslfast.com with new ESL short stories added weekly for ESL
learners to read and listen. The recent topic: Short Stories from New York City.

Livemocha.

Self-paced lessons, a vibrant community, and interactive tools to help you talk to the

world

ESL Online Talk Community.


with.

Where you can find friends from other countries to communicate

Integration of Listening, Reading, and Speaking Skills.

A pioneer ESL website which is the

earliest in using Web audio.

Online Radio News

National Public Radio.

Hourly newscast, 24-hour program stream, listen to your favorite

programs every day.

China Radio International.

Listening to the news and learning about new developments in

China.

Online Videos

Learning English Video Lectures.

Captioned Videos.

CNN Video News.

Movie Trailers.

Daily Comedy Video Show.

History Channel Video and Speeches.

Top 100 Speeches.

Other Sites

More than 100 short videos on many different topics.

several thousands of captioned videos from all over the Internet.


Watching CNN headline news online.
New movie trailers are added quickly.
Watch TV news in an interesting way.
Video and audio of famous speeches in history.

With video, audio, and text.

chatbots.org.

List of all chatbots virtual assistants, chat bot, conversational agents, and virtual

agents in the World.

Foreign Languages for Travelers.

An excellent site for people who want to quickly learn some

useful English or other foreign language phrases.

Conversation Questions.

Conversational structures.

NIV Bible.
read and listen.

For the ESL/EFL Classroom A project of the Internet TESL Journal.


Common conversational structures, idioms and phrases.

The online text of the New International version of the Bible, good for ESL/EFL students to

NIV Bible Download.

Audio Bibles.

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Excellent MP3 files of the New International Version of the Bible.

Choose a version, listen to a chapter every day.

ESL PODCASTING) (

ESL Podcasts

Audio English Lessons.

English as a Second Language Podcast.

Over 622 Talk show ESL podcasts from two Canadian brothers.
A new podcast is added each day for you to

download or listen online.

Learn Songs.

Learn to sing folk songs, campfire songs and group-singing songs that native English

speakers sing.

ITESLJ Podcast.

Links of Interest to Teachers and Students of English as a Second Language.

News Podcasts

NPR Podcast.

CBS Evening News.

CNN News Update (hourly audio.)

National Public Radio news updated daily.


Watch CBS evening news online.
The latest news happening in the U.S. and around the

world.

Fox News Podcasts.

Just click the Download Podcast button to sign up for FREE FOX News

podcast.

BBC Global News.

The Economist.

Other Sites

iTunes.

Podcast Bunker.

A list of high-quality podcasts.

Digital Podcast.

A comprehensive podcast directory.

Free English Now.

The free Spoken English course, downable audio files and texts, with contents from

The best stories, interviews and on the spot reporting from around the world.
Watch the famous The Economist online or subsribe and download.

Tips for podcast fans.

the Bible.

History Podcast.

A podcast devoted to learning about historical figures, events, and places.

Apple in Education.

Free Edcuational Podcasts.

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READING

Top Sites

How Apples products help with creating educational podcasts.


A wonderful way of homeschooling for free.

513Short Stories for ESL Learners.

ONE STORY A DAY, YOUR ENGLISH WILL BE GREAT! THE

best ESL reading materials online! Free for everyone to use.

Daily Lessons.

Adult Learning Activities.

A new English lesson each day, provided by English, Baby!


California Distance Learning Project. A free site to build your reading and

life skills.

622free short stories for ESL learners.

Practice answering yes/no questions, wh -questions, asking

questions, and dictation.

For Beginners

English for Children.)6( 622

English for Children.)2( 623

Super Easy Reading for ESL Beginners. 622

short stories (50 words each), simple present tense, + Audio.


easy short stories for children to practice reading and listening.
short stories (50 words each ,)simple present tense,

+ Audio.

Short Stories for ESL/EFL Beginners.)6( 222

Short Stories + Audio & Exercises for ESL/EFL

beginners to practice reading and listening.

Short Stories for ESL/EFL Beginners.)2( 222

more easy stories for ESL/EFL beginners to practice

reading and listening.

Super Easy Reading. 222

easy stories for beginners. Some stories are the same as the stories in the

Short Stories for ESL/EFL Beginners.

Easy Reading. 22 2

easy stories for beginners. Some stories are the same as the stories in the Short

Stories for ESL/EFL Beginners.

Star Fall.

A free public service to motivate children to read with phonics.

Learning Strategies

Key to College Success.

About 10 pages of sincere advice about how to be successful in college. You

must read it if you are preparing to study in the U.S.

Study Skills Guides for College Students.

Time management, notetaking, test taking, active

listening, stress management, researching, and memorization.

Study Skills & Strategies.

Top resources for FREE information on study skills, study strategies

and study aids.

Study Skills for Students.

Antimoon.com Learn English effectively.

Study skills checklist, 10 habits of highly successful students.


Articles on how to learn English effectively, based on

the experiences of successful learners.

History and Culture

Holidays in the U.S.A.

Biography.

Presidents of the United States of America.

Description of all the holidays from January to December.

Reading biographies, watching interviews and video clips.

32States of the United States.

Biographies of 43 USA Presidents.

Introduction to all the 50 states .Also learn the pronunciation

of names of the states.

Introduction to the United States of America

Bible Gateway.

.Online Culture Lessons by Paul Sparks.

All kinds of versions of the Bible in English and other languages, in text or pdf

format.

The English Learner Movie Guides. Detailed synopses of popular movies with an extensive glossary of
vocabulary and various cultural references.

This Day in History.

A short passage each day describing a historical event in American history.

Quotes

The Quotations Page.

The largest and oldest Quotations Page on the Web with about 30 categories

such as Great Leaders, Sarcasm, and Wisdom.

Finest Quotes.

Literature Quotes.

A huge collection of inspirational quotes, thoughts of greatestminds of history.


Quotations from the great works of literature. You can search for quotations in a

number of different ways.

Inspirational Quotes.

Read quotes and sayings from famous people in history.

Einstein Quotes.

Quotes To Live By.

Collected Quotes from Albert Einstein.


Inspiring quotations that are positive and thoughtful.

Public Domain Books

A Christmas Carol.

Christmas Stories.

Public Domain Books.

The famous novella by English author Charles Dickens.


Classic works from Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia Library.
Completely free books from a variety of different authors, collected here for

you to read online.

Other Sites

Impossible Puzzles .By William W .Li ,an MIT graduate, who came to the United States at seven. He
wrote this award-winning essay when he was thirteen.

Jokes in English.

Using Jokes and Humor to Learn English.

With text and mp3 audio from manythings.org.


Joes Jokes Read, Listen, and Learn English. A great way

to increase your vocabulary!

Jokes Collection.

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WRITING

Typing Practice

Touch Typing. Free Program that lets you exercise and learn Touch Typing.

Peters Online Typing Course. A set of free online typing lessons and exercises.

Type Racer. The global typing competition. Increase your typing speed while racing against others.

Jokes submitted by ESL/EFL instructors at iteslj.org for classroom use

Writing Exercises for Beginners

Jumbled Sentences. 222 Exercises for beginners to practice creating English sentences.

Verb Tenses and Scrambled Sentences. Practice creating sentences in different verb tenses.

Writing Exercises

Dictation Exercises. Online dictation to help improve your listening and writing skills.

Sentence Structure Writing Practice. Exercises designed to practice writing wh -questions, passive
voice, adjective clauses, and

noun clauses.

Free-writing Practice

Practice Free Writing with a Robot. An interesting way to improve ESL students writing skills.

Rons ESL Blogs. For ESL teachers to exchange ideas and for ESL students to practice writing.

ESL Online Talk Community. where you can find a friend from another country to communicate with in
English.

Daily Writing Prompts. Reveal inner thoughts, and share personal observations with the help of the
carefully crafted idea joggers.

Free Writing Guidelines. Principles and suggestions for free writing.

Writing Guides

Essay Structure. Basic essay structure, and structure of essays of all different kinds.

ESL Bee. For high intermediate or advanced English learners who have never taken a formal English writing
course.

Basic Paragraph Structure. Detailed discussion of the topic sentence, body sentences, and the
concluding sentence.

The Purdue University Writing Lab Handouts. One of the earliest online writing lab. The Handouts
section provides excellent guide to academic writing. There is also a section of English as a Second
Language.

Writers Workshop. Grammar handbook, citation styles, ESL resources ,and writing tips, from the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Online Guide to Writing and Research. University of Maryland University College (UMUC) prvides this
site, like an online writing textbook.

Writing Studio. Colorado State Universitys online learning environment, the Writing Studio.

Writing Guides. A concise, resource that will help you write solid college essays, research papers and book
reports.

Best Essay Tips. A student-oriented source for dealing with difficulties in writing.

Essay Info. Basics of essay writing, writing tips, essay types, citation styles, and so on.

Writing How to write English Texts. Punctuation, essays, and business letters.

English the Easy Way. Improve your Writing Skills including help with writing a resume and cover letters.

Vocabulary Lists

The Academic Word List. 372 most frequent words in the Academic Corpus.

Vocabulary for High Intermediate Learners. Lists of the words for students who want to increase their
vocabulary to the size of 4,000 7,000.

Common Mistakes

Common Mistakes. A collection of some of the most frequently misspelled, commonly confused and easily
misused words.

Common Errors in English Usage. The site explains some of the most commonly misused and
misunderstood aspects of English.

Students Essays. Learning from mistakes of other ESL/EFL writers.

Essay Topics

Good Essay Topics. A collection of great topics for your college paper or essay, and 10 tips for choosing a
thrilling essay Topic.

35Argument Essay Topics. Good topics for your essay, speech, or debate.

Writing Worksheets. Hundreds of writing topics provide teachers with meaningful writing tasks.

Format & Styles

APA Style. Official website of the American Psychological Association.

Technical Writing. An online textbook for technical writing. Its also a good online reference book.

Web Style Guide. An unabridged ,online version of the third edition of Web Style Guide: Basic Design
Principles for Creating Web Sites, by Patrick J. Lynch and Sarah Horton.

A Guide for Writing Research Papers. Based on styles recommended by the American Psychological
Association in question-and-answer format.

Research Tools

Web Frequency Indexer. Cut and paste an article here, and you will get a list of words used in the
article.

Web Concordancer. You can search an online corpus for a word and display all the sentences in which the
word occurs.

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EXERCISES AND QUIZZES

Top Sites

ESL Exercises. High-quality free ESL exercises for English learners to improve test-taking skills, grammar,
and writing.

Activities for ESL Students. Quizzes ,tests, exercises and puzzles to help you learn English as a Second
Language.

Grammar Exercises. Hundreds of free categorized grammar exercises.

For Beginners

Easy Grammar Exercises. High-quality free grammar exercises for ESL Beginners.

Agenda Web. Hundreds of free exercises to learn English online: grammar, verbs, vocabulary, listening,
reading, songs, and videos.

Elementary ESL Quizzes. Interactive grammar & vocabulary quizzes.

Interactive Mind Map. Based on English language (ESL) grammar quizzes.

English Grammar Quizzes Easy. Hundreds of quizzes created by ESL instructors from different parts of
the world.

Essential Lessons for Beginning English Learners. Using the 25 short lessons to study for tests,
review basic English essentials.

Easy to Medium Exercises. A large collection of easy grammar exercises from different websites.

ELC Study Zone Grammar Quizzes. Good grammar exercises for English beginners.

The Grammar Aquarium. Grammar notes, online and handout exercises for EFL and ESL.

Adeles ESL Corner. Grammar, vocabulary, and listening quizzes for beginners and intermediate levels.

Well-Known Sites

Sentence Structure Writing Practice. Exercises designed to practice writing wh -questions, passive
voice, adjective clauses, and noun clauses.

Flash Quizzes. The quizzes created by Charles I. Kelly, part of his great manythings.org website.

English Pool of Exercises. To practise different tenses according to your level of English.

Infinitives & Gerunds. Great exercises to practice infinitives and gerunds.

Karins ESL PartyLand. Thte Quiz Center with over 75 interactive quizzes.

EnglishClub Quizzes. Various kinds of quizzes to test your grammar ,vocabulary, and pronunciation.

Free English Tests for ESL/EFL. More than 1,000 grammar exercises for three different levels.

Adjective Clauses

Adjective Clauses Exercises. Combining the two sentences to make one ,using an adjective clause.

Combine each pair of sentences into one sentence containing an adjective clause.

Sentence Combining. Combining a pair of simple sentences into one complex sentence containing an
adjective clause.

Who, Whom ,Whose Practice using these pronouns in different kinds of sentences.

Other Sites

English Grammar Lessons. Complete grammar lessons with exercises for each topic.

English Tests. Tests of grammar at different levels.

BBC Quizzes. A wide range of vocabulary and grammar with thousands of questions in different kinds of
activities.

Interactive English Language Exercises. Great exercises for grammar, vocabulary, and idioms.

Online Activities. Interactive exercises about prepositions ,environments, and immigrants.

The Road to Grammar. More than 222 flash quizzes to practice all the grammar points.

ESLgo Quiz Center. Some grammar and vocabulary quizzes.

Exam English. Free online practice tests for most of the important ESL/EFL exams: TOEFL, IELTS, CPE,
FCE, PET and KET.

EFL Grammar Quizzes. All kinds of grammar exercises for beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.

ESLCafes Quizzes Center. Quizzes for geography, grammar, history, and people.

EFLnet Grammar Exercises. Grammar exercises marked with difficulty levels.

English on the Internet Tests & Quizzes. Grammar tests, knowledge tests, reading comprehension
and much more.

Grammar and Vocabulary Exercises. A variety of free English grammar and vocabulary exercises for
different levels.

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GRAMMAR

Online Grammar Handbooks

English Grammar Online. All grammar topics, example sentences, and exercises.

An On-Line English Grammar Book. An online grammar book with a lot of example sentences.

Beginning Level English Grammar. Including English grammar explainations for basic grammar such as
tenses, preposition use, adjectives and adverbs and more.

Grammar Handbook. An excellent online grammar handbook which explains and illustrates the basic
grammatical rules concerning parts of speech ,phrases, clauses, and so on.

Purdue Writing Lab :Grammar. Excellent site, brought to you by the Purdue University Online Writing
Lab.

English Grammar Book. With high-quality English lessons and exercises to help English learners learn
English grammar online.

Irregular Verbs

Common Irregular Verbs. For you to quickly find out the spellings of irregular verbs.

Irregular Verbs Exercises. Practice using irregular verbs in sentences.

English Irregular Verbs. Exercises for irregular verbs at different levels.

Irregular Verbs Flashcards. With five levels and each level contains twenty irregular verbs.

Irregular Plurals

Irregular Plurals. A complete list of nouns which have irregular Plurals.

Infinitives & Gerunds

Gerunds and Infinitives Tutorial. The Internets most in-depth tutorial on infinitives and gerunds.

Gerunds, Participles, and Infinitives. Purdue OWL provides a detailed overview of gerunds, participles,
and infinitives.

Verb Lists: Infinitives and Gerunds. Lists of verbs followed by an infinitive, by an object and an
infinitive, and by a gerund.

Grammar Notes

Sentences. Simple sentence, compound sentence, and complex sentences.

Grammar City. A free site that offers free video lessons with good illustrations of grammar rules.

Articles on Grammar. More than 70 articles about English language learning, teaching and usage, giving
descriptions and explanations for some of the more common problem areas.

Grammar Notes. Important grammar points including verb tenses, parts of speech, phrasal verbs, and
mathematical operations.

Guide to Grammar and Style. With so many different aspects of English grammar discussed.

Using English. Free English grammar and vocabulary worksheets and printable handouts.

Ask Grammar. Index of frequently asked questions.

English Grammar FAQ. Some of the postings made to the newsgroup alt.usage.english by John Lawler,
Professor of Linguistics.

Dr. Grammar. You can find answers to any of your grammar questions.

English Forum. Free English language help. Post your questions here and will be answered by someone.

American vs. British English

British vs. American English. Lists of the general spelling differences between British and American
English.

Differences between British and American Vocabulary. A list of words to show the spelling
differences between American and

British English.

Other Sites

Common Errors in English Usage. The site explains some of the most commonly misused and
misunderstood aspects of English.

The Grammar and Punctuation Glossary. A glossary of all the grammar, and punctuation terms.

English Club Grammar. Grammar lessons also have quizzes to check your understanding.

English Grammar. A fun study site with word games, puzzles, quizzes, exercises, slang, proverbs and
much more.

Grammar Bytes. Includes detailed terms, interactive exercises, handouts, and more!

Grammar Slammer. It has an easy-to-use format to help you find what youre looking for, and provide
rules and tips about writing clear English.

Zozanga Grammar Lessons. A free and independent web site for EFL/ESL learners and teachers.

The Internet Grammar of English. An online course in English grammar written primarily for university
undergraduates.

Daily Grammar. By signing up for this free email service, you will receive a short, fun grammar lesson
Monday-Friday .There will also be a quiz each Saturday.

BBC Skillwise. Enables adults to improve reading, writing and number skills.

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VOCABULARY

Irregular Verbs

Common Irregular Verbs. For you to quickly find out the spellings of irregular verbs.

Irregular Verbs Exercises. Practice using irregular verbs in sentences.

English Irregular Verbs. Exercises for irregular verbs at different levels.

Irregular Verbs Flashcards. With five levels and each level contains twenty irregular verbs.

Irregular Plurals

Irregular Plurals. A complete list of nouns which have irregular Plurals.

Words with Pictures

English Vocabulary. Learn the pronunciation and spelling of thousands of words using an image based
interface.

Easy Vocabulary Quizzes with Pictures. You choose one of the pictures to match the word.

Vocabulary Lists

Dolch Basic English List. The 220 most frequently found words in books that children read.

EnglishClub Business English Vocabulary. some of the most common words and phrases in thirteen
different business areas.

General Service List. The list of the most frequently used 2,000 words by Michael West.

The Academic Word List. 372 most frequent words in the Academic Corpus.

The Oxford.5555 The keywords of the Oxford 3000 were carefully selected by language experts and
experienced teachers as the words which should receive priority in vocabulary study.

Vocabulary for High Intermediate Learners. Lists of the words for students who want to increase their
vocabulary to the size of 4,000 7,000.

3222Collegiate Words. A list of words in alphabetical order with concise definitions.

Tests Preparation

TOEFL Vocabulary Exercises. Over a thousand real multiple-choice questions to prepare you for TOEFL
test.

GRE Vocabulary. A free site aimed to improve your vocabulary specifically for the verbal section of GRE.

Dome SAT Prep. Comprehensive study guides, practice tests and quizzes, and smart vocabulary drills.

SAT Preparation. A vocabulary oriented site that would help you prepare for the vocabulary section of the
new SAT exam.

SAT Vocabulary. PSAT and SAT Vocabulary Flashcards and Matching Games from Superkids.

Vocabulary Test. Free vocabulary test for TOEFL, GMT, SAT, GRE and more.

Vocabulary Level Test. Take a test to find out your vocabulary size