This is a beautiful story about a lion who loved going to the library. If you like children’s stories , you can hear more on storylineonline.net
This is an incredibly complete unit on the uses of the past simple and past continuous forms on BBC Learning English, a great website with loads of resources. In this unit, number 7, of their Lower-intermediate course you can also listen, watch and read about an event in the past century that will keep on people’s minds forever: the sinking of the Titanic (14th April 1912)
Do you use videos to learn English? Do you prefer watching them with subtitles? Is it a good idea? The following video can help you to consider what’s best for you.
These are several sites where you can find videos with subtitles:
This site contains a variety of interactive English exercises. They are designed to improve your listening, writing, reading, vocabulary and grammar skills.
If you want to get fun and learn real, authentic English, look through this website. It’s worth doing. The author, a teacher of English, describes his MULTIMEDIA ENGLISH CLASSROOM as “a free online classroom to learn English, designed for students from all around the world. It uses authentic material and is targeted at students of English who already have a basic knowledge of the language (though there is also a section for absolute beginners)”
These resources will help you build your vocabulary and practice your English with reading, listening comprehension and practice speaking dialogues.
La Mansión del Inglés offers you different activities: grammar, vocabulary, listenings classified in 3 levels of difficulty, reading…
Daily updated news videos prepared for students, including quick guides and transcripts, questions and newsquiz and other learning activities.
Lots of different activities to improve your English: from audio news, videos, vocabulary, grammar and quizzes to business English, with free materials which can be downloaded.
A wide range of listenings, graded according to level: easy, medium or difficult.
Online ESL site that uses authentic and natural videos of people speaking real English in streets across the world.
In ELLO you can find over 1,000 listening activities. Most listening activities include images, an interactive quiz, transcript of the audio and downloadable Mp3
Lots of different reading resources on this site, which also provide you with other materials to improve other English grammar, vocabulary or listening skills.
Different reading activities graded according to level: from beginner to advanced.
This site provides you with a guide to the symbols of the sounds of English, videos to show their pronunciation, activities to practise differences between sounds, informationa bout different elements of English pronunciation, interactive and downloadable exercises, quizzes…
Simple but useful speaking lessons on several communication situations.
This section of the ESL site contains many exercises for learners to practice the various aspects of written English, including spelling and punctuation. There are a number of texts to correct or complete, and suggestions on how to improve all the writing skills.
Get advice from a writing expert as well as vocabulary and grammar exercises to help you develop your writing skills.
I hope you’ve enjoyed your summer holidays and are full of energy for next year at school.
If you haven’t passed all your exams this year and need to take the September examinations next week, have a look at my previous entry on this blog. You can check the days and times there. Remember that next Monday 2 (listening, reading, writing parts) and/or Tuesday 3 (speaking part) you only have to do the parts you have not passed yet.
As for those who don’t have to do these exams, I’ve thought that that a bit of English might be entertaining and useful before starting classes at school, too. Here you have some websites that are full of interesting ideas for you:
Mostly listening and video activities:
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See on elt.oup.com
See on www.bbc.co.uk
Práctica de Comprensión Auditiva de Inglés. Nivel Avanzado (B2) de Escuelas Oficiales de Idiomas.
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