Tag Archives: LANGUAGE PRACTICE

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.

EFL WEB EXPLORER (2)

My second post will be to describe a site which concentrates on EFL/ESL language tests. The site’s name is English-test.net. On this web you can find a good range of free language tests which  are distributed by levels (elementary, intermediate and advanced). The site offers preparatory tests for different EFL examniations like TOEICTOEFL,   GMATSAT,   GREMCAT,   PCAT,   ASVAB . There are also  worksheets, lesson plans, esl stories, a download section to work off-line, and a list of about a dozen glossaries and vocabularies with their correspondent tests, PDF prints and flashcards.  

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