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Grammar practice for upper intemediate

If you want to explore the many possibilities the World Wide Web offers you to do some practice on-line, scroll down and check all the possibilities before you make your own choice

 1. Webs with upper-intermediate (B2+) grammar practice:

 

2. Some grammar points for upper intermediate (Indexed by alphabetical order):

Conditional sentences: 

 

Pasive voice:

 http://web.educastur.princast.es/eoi/eoiovied/maribel/inf_ger/match_sentences.htmSome exercises prepared by Maribel González http://web.educastur.princast.es/eoi/eoiovied/maribel/passive_crosswords/rewrite_passive.htm

 

Reported speech:

 

 

Phrasal Verbs:

 Exercises: http://a4esl.org/q/h/idioms.html

50 Phrasal Verbs [break, call, do & get] http://wwwedu.ge.ch/cptic/prospective/projets/anglais/exercises/50phras4.htm

50 Phrasal Verbs [give, go & look] http://wwwedu.ge.ch/cptic/prospective/projets/anglais/exercises/50phras7.htm

50 Phrasal Verbs [make, put & take] http://wwwedu.ge.ch/cptic/prospective/projets/anglais/exercises/50phend.htm

 50 Phrasal Verbs (a choice): Crossword http://wwwedu.ge.ch/cptic/prospective/projets/anglais/exercises/50phrasx.htm

 

Verb Patterns:

 

 

 

3. Different kind of grammar practice (by type of exercises):

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Cloze tests:

 

 

Rephrasings.

 

 

Wordbuilding:

· Word Building exercises http://www.xtec.es/%7Eogodoy/sac/wordbuilding/exercises.htm

 4. Miscellaneous:

 

 

If you want to explore the many possibilities the World Wide Web offers you to do some practice on-line, scroll down and check all the possibilities before you make your own choice

 

1. Webs with upper-intermediate (B2+) grammar practice:

 

2. Some grammar points for upper intermediate (Indexed by alphabetical order):

Conditional sentences: 

 

Pasive voice:

 

 

Reported speech:

 

 

Phrasal Verbs:

 

 

Verb Patterns:

 Infinitives or gerunds: Some exercises prepared by Maribel González http://web.educastur.princast.es/eoi/eoiovied/maribel/inf_ger/match_sentences.htm

 

 

3. Different kind of grammar practice (by type of exercises):

 

Cloze tests:

 

Rephrasings.

 

 

Wordbuilding:

· Word Building exercises http://www.xtec.es/%7Eogodoy/sac/wordbuilding/exercises.htm

 4. Miscellaneous:

 

 

If you want to explore the many possibilities the World Wide Web offers you to do some practice on-line, scroll down and check all the possibilities before you make your own choice

 

1. Webs with upper-intermediate (B2+) grammar practice:

 

2. Some grammar points for upper intermediate (Indexed by alphabetical order):

Conditional sentences:

 

Pasive voice:

 

 

Reported speech:

 

 

Phrasal Verbs:

 

 

Verb Patterns:

 

 

 

3. Different kind of grammar practice (by type of exercises):

 .

 

Cloze tests:

 

 

Rephrasings.

 

 

Wordbuilding:

· Word Building exercises http://www.xtec.es/%7Eogodoy/sac/wordbuilding/exercises.htm

 4. Miscellaneous:

 

 

 

Scroll down and check all the possibilities before you make your choice

Activities for ESL students at http://a4esl.org/ 

Online English Grammar http://www.edufind.com/english/grammar/toc.cfm

· Upper-Intermediate exercises http://valenciaenglish.netfirms.com/englishstart.htm#Grammar

· 410 Grammar topics (grammar practice for intermediate students by the University of Victoria, British Columbia (Canada). http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/410/grammar/index.htm

· Level 490 materials (some cloze tests and reading practice) http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/490/index.htm

· Level 570 materials http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/570/index.htm

· English Exercises on-line http://wwwedu.ge.ch/cptic/prospective/projets/anglais/exercises/welcome.html#lowint

· ESL BLUES Pre-intermediate to high-intermediate level English http://ww2.college-em.qc.ca/prof/epritchard/

· Natural English book. Grammar practice on-line for upper-intermediate http://www.oup.com/elt/global/products/naturalenglish/upp/a_grammar/

SELF ACCESS CORNER (Intermediate practice)

I have just explored Self Access Corner a web-site developed by Olga Godoy for intermediate students. It is worth paying a visit if you are a teacher or a student involved in self access learning using the World Wide Web.

GRAMMAR WEBS:

Some webs with their own selection of grammar exercises:

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INTERNET:

Webs with grammatical points for upper intermediate (Indexed by alphabetical order)

Conditional sentences:

· Some exercises prepared by Maribel González http://web.educastur.princast.es/eoi/eoiovied/maribel/conditionals_exercises/index.htm

Pasive voice:

· http://web.educastur.princast.es/eoi/eoiovied/maribel/inf_ger/match_sentences.htmSome exercises prepared by Maribel González http://web.educastur.princast.es/eoi/eoiovied/maribel/passive_crosswords/rewrite_passive.htm

· http://web.educastur.princast.es/eoi/eoiovied/maribel/passive_crosswords/right_wrong.htm

Reported speech:

· Introduction http://esl.about.com/library/lessons/blrepspeech.htm

· Cambios en los tiempos verbales http://www.lingolex.com/indirecto.shtml

· Reporting statements http://www.aitech.ac.jp/~iteslj/quizzes/9901/tm-reported1.html

· Reporting questions http://www.aitech.ac.jp/~iteslj/quizzes/9807/lm-reported.html .

· Test practice http://www.flo-joe.co.uk/fce/students/tests/tsindex.htm

· Some exercises prepared by Maribel González http://web.educastur.princast.es/eoi/eoiovied/maribel/reported_speech/index.html

Phrasal Verbs:

· Exercises: http://a4esl.org/q/h/idioms.html

· 50 Phrasal Verbs [break, call, do & get] http://wwwedu.ge.ch/cptic/prospective/projets/anglais/exercises/50phras4.htm

· 50 Phrasal Verbs [give, go & look] http://wwwedu.ge.ch/cptic/prospective/projets/anglais/exercises/50phras7.htm

· 50 Phrasal Verbs [make, put & take] http://wwwedu.ge.ch/cptic/prospective/projets/anglais/exercises/50phend.htm

· 50 Phrasal Verbs (a choice): Crossword http://wwwedu.ge.ch/cptic/prospective/projets/anglais/exercises/50phrasx.htm

· Phrasal Verb Dispenser (Shockwave required) http://www.stuff.co.uk/phrasal.htm

· Jumbled Phrasal Verbs http://www.quia.com/jw/3318.html

· Phrasal Verbs Hangman http://www.quia.com/hm/7066.html

· Phrasal Verbs: separable or non-separable? http://www.quia.com/pop/2746.html

· More phrasal verbs http://esl.about.com/library/vocabulary/blphrasalbuild1.htm

Verb Patterns:

· Infinitives or gerunds: Some exercises prepared by Maribel González http://web.educastur.princast.es/eoi/eoiovied/maribel/inf_ger/match_sentences.htm

INTERNET ADVANCED ENGLISH PRACTICE: Exercises and examination practice .

· Karin’s ESL PartyLand

· World English http://www.world-english.org/

· Grammar, rephrasings, a little vocabulary http://personal.telefonica.terra.es/web/anamerca/Extra%20exercises.htm

· Interactive rephrasings http://www.xtec.es/%7Eogodoy/sac/rephrasing/rephrexercises.htm

· Word Building exercises http://www.xtec.es/%7Eogodoy/sac/wordbuilding/exercises.htm

· The FCE Trainer http://www.flo-joe.co.uk/fce/students/tests/tsindex.htm

· Vocabulary tests which are corrected on line at http://www.readingmatrix.com/quizmaker/index.php?fuseaction=home.samples

CLOZE TESTS:

· Many interactive Cloze tests at The Half-Baked Interactive Exercises http://www.lapasserelle.com/lm/pagespeciales/half.baked/halfbakedcloze.html [last visited 20/05/08]. Check the following examples:

· Cloze tests also at http://www.testyourenglish.net/english-online/menu/cloze-tests.html [last visited 20/05/08]

· Cloze tests at UNRESTRICTEDAREA.COM, Matthew Furfine’s website [last visited 20/05/08] http://www.unrestrictedarea.com/esl/clozetestshome.html

REPHRASINGS:

· Rephrasings at Self-Access corner, a website by Maria Godoy. It gives you the solutions to the exercises. Check the many aexercises on the left-side bar. http://www.xtec.es/~ogodoy/sac/rephrasing/rephrexercises.htm

· http://web.educastur.princast.es/eoi/eoiovied/maribel/inf_ger/rewrite.htm

 

AUTHORING TOOLS (3)

4TEACHERS.ORG is a professional site for teachers who want to use technology with their students. It offers a good choice of authoring tools under subscription. You can always use them on a trial base.

EFL Web Explorer: comprehensive sites

English Study Direct is a site written by academic professionals with he following specific aims:

  • to promote quality online English courses that offer personal tuition
  • to provide an organised database of links to quality learning resources for students
  • to provide a database of links to quality web resources for teachers and researchers
  • to provide a database for consultancy services in academic English online to promote quality online English courses that offer personal tuition

It includes a useful Language Tests section where you can find Free Practice Exercises for students.

In this section you can do practice on:

a) Listening & Speaking

b) Reading & Vocabulary

c) Writing & Study Skills

d) Grammar

e) English Language Exercises and Activities – mixed

f) Test Practice – IELTS, TOEFL, CAEL, Cambridge

IMPROVE YOUR LISTENING ON INTERNET (2)

One site I have visited recently is ELL English Listening Lounge, a site for people who want to practise listening comprehension. Their philosophy is simple: “To learn English listen a lot. ” With this motto in mind they have developed a site with passages spoken by “real people, speaking real English, talking about what interests them. There are passages for everyone: easy passages for beginners, and more difficult passages for advanced students. The English Listening Lounge is inexpensive and is a very effective way to learn English. If you listen often your English will improve.”

For every passage you listen you can choose to see questions (Q) questions and answers (Q/A) or transcripsts (T).

The recordings are clear and not very long.

CUT-TO-FIT DIGITAL MATERIALS FOR THE LANGUAGE CLASS

One of the most important problems which stop teachers using ICT for the English class is the lack of first-class materials to be used for group or individual work.  Cambridgeenglishonline is a site where you can contact your own designers to produce the materials your curriculum requires. You can get some good examples of their work on their web  http://cambridgeenglishonline.com/. The British Council is one of their clients.

Angeles Hernandez Polanco
Escuela Oficial de Idiomas de Santander
https://angeleshernandez.wordpress.com/

LISTENING COMPREHENSION. A web classification for the practice of Listening comprehension for Intermediate to advanced students

37 selected sites to practice listening comprehension

The following websites have been selected for their good language quality and we  have classified them according to any of the following categories. As this is a blog entry, the update of this classification will be posted at the permanent page Improve your listening in my blog:

(1) News services
(2) Language Laboratories
(3) Teachers’ webs
(4) Organisations, both private or public

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SOME WEBS TO PRACTISE VOCABULARY AND SPELLING (2)

I’d like to share a great tool for practicing spelling and learning new words, that I’ve just come across.

At spellingcity.com you can practice and enhance both your vocabulary and spelling, by listening to lists of words which are pronounced alone or in a sentence and spelt out.

This free tool, which can be used as a refresher on the overhead projector or at a language lab for individual work ,  contains over 30,000 words including plurals, contractions, past and future tenses. You must register to make the most of it. Then you can make your own word list to do sound and sentence practice, some tests and play computer games. It uses a real person’s voice to represent the individual words after which they give you a whole sentence.

The pick a game section let you practice games with your own word lists or other peoples’ lists. You can play Word Search, HangMouse, Unscramble, Audio Word Match, Which Word?, Missing Letter or Unscramble Sentence

Angeles Hernandez
Computer Assisted Language Learning: Theoretical backup and practical issues