Category Archives: Spelling

EFL Web Explorer: Language Games

Traditional hangman games to practice vocabulary. Good site to be used on line with an interactive board:

http://www.languagegames.org/hangman/english/body

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

SOME WEBS TO PRACTISE WRITING (1)

The blue book of grammar and punctuation is a site developed by Jane Strauss with plenty of rules and quizzes to practise these areas of language learning. Although there is a subscription service to get all the content on-line, you can also access some very interesting activities to practice Spelling / Vocabulary / Confusing Words, Grammar Rules, Punctuation & Capitalization, Rules for Writing Numbers,Keystrokes for Signs and Symbols, More than Two Dozen FREE Quizzes in interactive format with answers
SPELLING, VOCABULARY AND CONFUSING WORDS is a site

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