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Dave Sperling's ESL Chat Central

Main entrance to the ESL Chat Café. First time users must register (you will need an email account in order to receive a confirmation number). You must enter this number within a short time period in order to be fully registered. It is used as a precaution against others entering your name and abusing priviledges. Afterwards, you will have access to the chat area and can choose a room according to level/interests. There are separate rooms for teachers and for students.

http://www.eslcafe.com/chat/chatpro.cgi

 

KidLink

Kidlink is a grassroots organization aimed at getting youth through the age of 15 involved in a GLOBAL dialog.

http://www.kidlink.org/english/index.html

 

Laurie's Internet Chat Site

A Java based, easy to use chat site on the www. You enter a name and off you go. The following additional instructions might be useful to know: /quit This command will let you leave the chat again.
/me does something. Sends an "action" or "emotion" to a channel.
/msg username text Sends a text privately to the user with the given name
/join channel Allows you to open another channel
/whois username Requests additional information about the user with the given name
/who channelname Shows a list of all the users in the given channel name
/users Shows a list of all users on the server
/ignore username Ignores the user with the given name, that means, you will not receive any more messages from that user
/unignore username Stops ignoring the given user again
/ignorelist Shows a list of all users you ignore
/oplist Shows a list of temp and perm operators (ops) and marks the temp ops with brackets.
/oplist channel Shows a list of temp and perm operators (ops) in the given channel.
/away message Switches to away mode and sets the away message
/away Leaves the away mode again

http://www.laurieo.com/Interactive_area/CHAT/chat.html

 

Learning HOW to CHAT

Okay, so you want to chat, but wait, wait! Before you begin, I'd like to suggest a few ideas that will make communicating at the Chat Center a fun experience. Includes simple instructions and guidlines for CHAT etiquette/protocol.

http://www.esl-lab.com/chat/howchat.html

 

Randall's ESL Chat Centre

This site is designed for both ESL and EFL students and teachers around the world. Visitors can chat in several different rooms, create their own private chat areas, find pen friends via the WebBoard, and more.
Teachers can use the Chat Center as part of classroom activities or as a means of communicating with other educators.

http://www.esl-lab.com/chat/

 

Yahoo Chat

Excellent variety of topics of interest to young people. Because of the nature of chat as a means of communication, it might best be categorised under the content block "Oral Communication" as it is more oral in 'nature' than written!

http://chat.yahoo.com/

 

Acronym Finder

Look up 124,800 acronyms/abbreviations & their meanings.
A searchable database containing common acronyms and abbreviations about all subjects, with a focus on computers, technology, telecommunications, and the military.

http://www.acronymfinder.com/

 

An English Homophone Dictionary

Homophones are words that are pronounced alike even if they differ in spelling, meaning, or origin, such as "pair" and "pear". Homophones may also be spelled alike, as in "bear" (the animal) and "bear" (to carry). But this list consists only of homophones that are not spelled alike.

Homonym is a somewhat looser term than homophone, sometimes referring to all homophones and only homophones, and sometimes referring to the subset of homophones that are spelled alike.

http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/writing/homofone.htm

 

Cambridge University Press Online Dictionary

Enter one word that you wish to search for in the space provided.
For example, to search for the idiom try your luck, type either try or luck.
You may choose from the Cambridge International Dictionary of English, Cambridge Dictionary of American English, Cambridge International Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs or Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms.

 

http://www.cup.cam.ac.uk/elt/dictionary/

Net Lingo

A collection of net acronyms, CHAT phrases, email smileys... All about Internet language.

 

http://www.netlingo.com/

One Look Dictionary

Dictionary word count = 2994189 words in 595 dictionaries now indexed This website indexes other dictionary indexes. Simple to use

 

http://www.onelook.com/

 

Roget's Thesaurus

Alphabetical: Browse the thesaurus through the alphabetical index of headwords
Categorial Outline: Browse the thesaurus through the six broad categories into which Mr. Roget classified the entire vocabulary of the English language

 

http://www.thesaurus.com/index.html

 

Roget's Thesaurus (2)

Another version of the famous Thesaurus.

 

http://humanities.uchicago.edu/forms_unrest/ROGET.html

Synonym Dictionary

This is a project at Vancouver Webpages to generate copyright-free lists of English synonyms for a search engine. For a more comprehensive list, go to WordNet (http://vancouver-webpages.com/wordnet/index.html)

 

http://vancouver-webpages.com/synonyms.html

 

The Anagram Dictionary

It's interesting the number of anagrams that are fitting: Eternity and entirety, backward and drawback, discern and rescind, demand and madden, comedian and demoniac, American and cinerama, aspirate and parasite, oldies and soiled, lust and slut, to name a few of many hundreds. Certainly there'd be some impact on the meanings and popularity of words from how they sound and look. To some small degree we've been subconsciously shaping our language to make nice anagrams since it began.

 

http://www.orchy.com/dictionary/anagrams.htm

 

The Dictionary

 

Have a question about words, grammar or language?

 

http://www.dictionary.com/index.html

 

The Semantic Rhyming Dictionary

What can I do with the rhyming dictionary?
You can use it to help write poetry, song lyrics, greeting cards, witticisms, and more. Using the three phonetic query functions described below, you can find words that rhyme with, almost rhyme with, or sound exactly the same as a certain target word. Using the two semantic query functions, synonyms and ``semantic siblings'', you can find words that approximate or have the same meaning as an intended concept. Combining the two features can help you balance sound and meaning in a poetic writing venture.

 

http://www.link.cs.cmu.edu/dougb/rhyme-doc.html

 

The WorldWideWeb Acronym and Abbreviation Server

A list of (mostly) acronyms (abbreviations constructed from the first letters [or first few letters] of the words of a phrase. Technically speaking, an ACRONYM listing is not a dictionary.

http://www.ucc.ie/info/net/acronyms/index.html

 

Webster's Thesaurus

Type in your word or phrase and press ENTER/RETURN.

 

http://www.m-w.com/thesaurus.htm

 

Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia Online

Like the famous CD Rom, only online and free. Has map indexes, subject categories (physical sciences, life sciences, geography, social sciences etc.). This is where a lot of students get answers for homework assignments and/or projects.

 

http://encarta.msn.com/

 

The Knowledge Adventure Encyclopaedia

Information about a large number and variety of interesting topics. "A great homework helper". Simply type a word into the form provided and press enter.

http://www.letsfindout.com/

 

Global English Learning Centre

Practice your English... Take a free minicourse. Listen! Speak!
Play a game. Sing along with Karaoke. Enjoy yourself and learn English at the same time!
Chat with other English learners and teachers online--24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Make sure all your English documents are perfect with the help of Your Personal Editor.
Check out the GlobalEnglish Discussion Center and interact with other people from all over the world.

 

http://www.globalenglish.com/registration/bin/front_door.asp

 

The Cornelius English Language Centre

The Comenius Group developed this site so that students, teachers and speakers of English from around the world can have on line access to relevant materials, lessons and products.
Choose from the following selections
Learn about our Business and Academic English Writing courses.
Find software to learn English The Comenius Software Shop.
Meet English speakers from any country The E-Mail Key Pal Connection.
Improve your English by Fluency Through Fables.
Broaden your English vocabulary with The Monthly Idiom.
Learn about John Amos Comenius.
Learn about The Comenius Group.
Read press articles about The Virtual English Language Center.
Access some useful links for students of English.

 

http://www.comenius.com/index.html

 

Fun & Games: Word Search

 

A Java application that generates a word games (word search, jumbled words and scrabble

http://www.thesaurus.com/fun/wordsearch/index.html

 

Games online

Hangman
Adjectives
Word and Sentence Scramble
Family Word Scramble
Clothing Word Scramble
Sentence Scramble

 

http://members.aol.com/Ccochran50/games.htm

 

Webster's Word Games of the Day

Got two minutes? Play a new puzzle every day or visit our puzzle archive to play games you missed during the past month. Our word puzzles come in four hot formats:

Definition Demolition:
Use definition clues to unscramble three words before the bomb goes off!
Flip Flop:
It's as easy as matching the synonyms, antonyms, or slang terms before time runs out.
Transform Brainstorm:
Presto chango! Transform one word into another one letter at a time by matching the clues.
Match Maker:
Know your word histories? Or geography? Or history? Prove it with our hot matching challenge

 

http://www.m-w.com/mw/game/

 

Where's Waldo

Includes games and puzzles using Shockwave

 

 

Word Turtle

This is a custom seek and find word search game. You give FunBrain a list of words which it then hides in the puzzle. Select a level and whether you want to play against FunBrain or if you want the puzzle to be printed out on paper so you can play it away from the computer. The site has four levels (easy, medium, hard, super hard) based on the numbers of words, and has a variety of vocabulary themes (fruit, pets, instruments, countries, etc) also clearly labelled according to skill level.

 

http://www.funbrain.com/detect/index.html

 

An Elementary Grammar

CONTENTS
Word Order
The Indefinite Article
The Definite Article
Nouns
Pronouns
Adjectives
Comparison of Adjectives
Comparison of Adverbs
Prepositions of Time
Prepositions of Place
The Simple Present Tense
The Present Continuous Tense
The Future Tense
The Simple Past Tense
The Past Continuous Tense
The Present Perfect Tense
The Present Perfect Continuous Tense
Auxiliary Verbss
Modal Auxiliary Verbs
To Make and To Do
To Get
Been and Gone
Modal Auxiliary Verbs
To Make and To Do

 

http://62.6.162.42/intro.html

 

English Club: English Grammar

These English grammar pages will help you to study and understand the structure of English. Don't be afraid of grammar! The grammar of any language is there to help you. Remember that the language came first. The grammar is only a reflection of the language.Verbs & Tenses
Present simple: I do
Present continuous: I am doing
Present perfect simple: I have done
Present perfect continuous: I have been doing
Past simple: I did
Future: will: I will do
Future: going to: I am going to do
Future: present continuous: I am doing
"Used to do"
"Be used to something"
Questions: Do you do?
Passive: It is done Modals
Have to (obligation)
Must ('obligation')
Must not (prohibition)

Adjectives
Adjective order
Comparative: bigger
Superlative: the biggest

Determiners
Each/every
Some/any

Prepositions
At/in/on (time)

 

http://www.englishclub.net/grammar/index.htm

 

Net Grammar

Written by an ESL/EFL practitioner, NetGrammar focuses on English grammar through interactive listening, reading and writing activities.

Research in second language acquisition suggests that students expect and need to learn the formal rules of a language in focus. That is why NetGrammar was developed with that focus in mind where students will practice new structures in a variety of contexts in order to help them internalize and master the many structures of English. NetGrammar provides an abundance of both controlled and communicative exercises so that students can bridge the gap between knowing grammatical structures and using them.

NetGrammar follows a six-step approach at the Unit Level. The first step is contextualiazing the new content through clear objectives, language functions and notes where new structures are shown in context. This is followed by a presentation of the structures (Grammar Focus) with grammar charts and explanations. The third step is listening where students hear a variety of short conversations, interviews, storytelling, etc. The fourth step is reading. Here, students can find a variety of short authentic passage.. The fifth step is writing where students can practice the new structures by cues given to them. They can also e-mail their writing products to their instructor and/or other friends. And finally, the six step is the review section, which can be used as a self test. The exercises in this section test the structures of the unit and can be e-mailed to the instructor and/or other friends.

 

http://busboy.sped.ukans.edu/~allenq/netgrammar/Introduction/a101a1_101000.html

 

Online English Grammar

This website includes an enormous table of contents with hyperlinks to all the online grammar you could want!

You can scroll through the Table of Contents to scan down or up to the item that you are looking for.
You can search by clicking on a letter of the alphabet which will take you to the alpabetical category in the Subject Index

You can conduct a key-word search of the Table of Contents by using your browser's 'find' option (in Netscape this is under 'Edit') and typing in a word relevant to your search (note - this does not search the whole grammar but only the Table of Contents.

 

http://www.edunet.com/english/grammar/toc.cfm

 

Online Grammar

This area is meant to be used by entry levels of ESL classes at this point.
Advanced students should try "crazy English" or the "terrible teacher"

http://www.clta.on.ca/grammmar.htm

 

The English Grammar Clinic

The English Grammar Clinic is an oustanding resource for students and teachers as well as those who just like the English language.
Send your English grammar question to us and the professional teaching staff at Lydbury English Centre will post the answer where you will be able to view it.
There is a page of FAQs (frequently asked question) pages for speedy research.
Finally, the grammar café for a chat with friends

http://www.edunet.com/english/clinic-h.html

 

The Grammar Gorillas

Our friends, the Grammar Gorillas, need help identifying parts of speech. If you click on the right word in the sentence, our friends get a banana. And you know, a gorilla with a banana is a gorilla with appeal. A fun activity for beginner and advanced learners.

http://www.funbrain.com/grammar/index.html

 

Discover Channel Lesson Plans

Pick a subject area to browse all our lesson plans for that subject regardless of grade level. You can also view The Complete List—every lesson plan we’ve created, all on one page.The Discovery Channel Lesson plans are each broken down into: Vocabulary (with sound files to play a reading of a word in context from the literature), WWW Links, Questions, Commentaries, Activities and Educational Standards. A very useful resource.

http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/subjects/k-12.html

 

Primary School English (ESL) Games

Welcome to some cool English Games Ideas that will make your lessons seriously fun! The site targets the learner level and includes a message about the skill that is being developed/practiced: Vocabulary, conversation, Parts of the body, Days of the week, listening... But the activities are lesson based plans to be used in your CLASSROOM, they are not ONLINE games.

http://www.shikoku.ne.jp/tamagawacyu/eng/primarygames/gamemenu.htm

 

Randall's ESL Cyberlistening Lab

General listening quizzes using Real Audio Player. Allows you to download files to use on a local PC and is divided into three levels: Easy, Medium, and Hard. Also has a section for advanced secondary called Listening for Academic or specific purposes, divided into levels: Medium, Hard and Very Hard

http://www.esl-lab.com/

 

300 pages for Students and Teachers of English

The most important aims we had in mind when we decided to create this website were:

To learn about and use new teaching techniques and resources.
To suggest new ways of teaching English that take advantage of current communication and information technological advances and to integrate them in the educational curricula of the Education Department of Andalucia Autonomous Government (Spain).
To pay due attention to students’ diversity by adapting the curriculum to their different needs and learning processes, thus implementing more personalized teaching techniques.
To help students develop autonomous learning techniques through the building up of new skills and study habits.
To improve EFL teaching and learning by incorporating new technologies on a regular basis.
To establish a solid foundation for collaborative projects with teachers of other school subjects, in the same school or with other schools in Spain or abroad.
To enable students to familiarize themselves with multimedia software and Internet tools (especially the web, e-mail and ftp), while using English as a means of communication.
To use resources available on the Internet in order to foster the practice of English. There exist websites with practical information that can be used in TEFL classes: grammar practice, mailing lists, listening activities, reading, etc.
To teach students how to use browsers, navigate through the web and reach the information they need. The Internet contains authentic material that can be used in a wide variety of project works.
To make students aware that the information available on the Internet can help them in planning their own professional or academic future. There exists a myriad of websites created by universities and private firms.
To gather a series of multimedia grammar exercises for self-study and self-correction.
To develop good group-work habits in students and teachers through the use of the same or similar resources and the subsequent information and experience exchange with other students in the same or a different school.

http://www.arrakis.es/~alallena/Principal.htm

 

English for Speakers of Other Languages

This site is part of the English for Speakers of Other Languages Resource Site. It contains information that should be helpful for all ESOL students. There are links for beginners as well as intermediate and advanced students organized into 8 categories.

http://troy.gc.peachnet.edu/www/human/esol/studentb.htm

 

Internet TESL Journal's Crossword Puzzle links

There are so many crossword puzzle pages in this site, that I decided to include the page of links to the crosswords. Teachers should read through the list and decide which theme, topic, or level is appropriate to their individual needs. The results of this self-access searching could then be communicated through the discussion area of this web.

http://www.aitech.ac.jp/~iteslj/links/ESL/Games/Crossword_Puzzles/

 

Karen's ESL Partyland

Fun site with variety of activities and projects for ESL students to use and practice English

http://www.eslpartyland.com/

 

Kid's Space

For younger language learners.

http://www.ks-connection.com/

 

Tower of English

Fun site with variety of activities and projects for ESL students to use and practice English

http://members.tripod.com/~towerofenglish/

 

World Wide Kids Web

Links to lots and lots of fun stuff, mostly geared to the younger learner.

http://pages.prodigy.net/ldever/kids/index.htm

 

CNN Newsroom and Worldview

A free, 30-minute block of commercial-free news and features programming accompanied by a Daily Classroom Guide, developed especially for school use.

http://cnn.com/CNN/Programs/CNNnewsroom/daily/

 

CNN World News Fringe Stories

A web site that will provide a wealth of short human interest stories to motivate students to read short texts of high interest and low level vocabulary. Changes constantly as a source of texts for reading activities

http://www.cnn.com/WORLD/index.html

 

Create Your Own Newspaper

 

http://crayon.net/

 

ESL Partyland News Activities

News, magazines, Film, Television, and Video Activities. It is difficult to find good sites with activities engaging students of EFL in content from their popular culture. This site is considered to be among the very best.

http://www.eslpartyland.com/news/stnews.htm

 

iT's Magazine

iT's Magazine is a bi-monthly magazine for teachers and students of English around the world. It was first published in 1990 as a magazine for teachers of English in Spain but over the years has developed into an international magazine. The aim of the magazine is to provide teachers and students with up-to-date teaching material based on what is happening in the world today. iT's Magazine can be used in different ways: Teachers can use the magazine as a source of supplementary teaching material.
Students can use the magazine for self-study purposes. iT's Magazine can also be used as an alternative to the traditional course book.

http://its-online.com/itsmagazine.html

 

SOON Online Magazine

This is the LEARNING ENGLISH section of the SOON ONLINE MAGAZINE in easy English. The whole magazine is designed to help those learning English, or who speak it as a second language. You will find many ideas, and links to other sites.

http://www.soon.org.uk/page17.htm

 

 

Sports Illustrated for Kids

Sports Illustrated for kids.

http://www.sikids.com/

 

USA Today Weird Stories

A web site where teachers can find interesting but strange stories from the news media. These stories are high in interest and easy to read in terms of vocabulary.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nweird.htm

 

Aardvark's EFL Resources

Interactive English Language Exercises
for students of English as a foreign language (EFL). Grammar, Vocabulary and Idioms

http://www.baysights.com/aardvark/interactive/

 

About.com Quiz Central

A collection of online quizzes that are indexed according to their topic. Also indicates the expected level of the student. Has material related to the TOEFL exam as well.

http://esl.about.com/education/esl/blquiz.htm

 

Dave's ESL Quiz Centre

[ Geography | Grammar | History | Idioms, Slang, & Words | People | Reading Comprehension | Science | World Culture | Writing ] From the ESL Café Guy!

http://www.pacificnet.net/~sperling/quiz/

 

Easy Vocabulary Quizzes with Pictures

These are intereactive JavaScript quizzes for students of English as a second language.
Perhaps native English-speaking children will find them fun, too.
Click the correct picture. You can use the RETURN key to close the alert window.

http://www.aitech.ac.jp/~itesls/vq/

 

English Club Net Quizzes

A page full of quizzes... Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced in Grammar, Vocabulary, and Pronunciation

http://www.englishclub.net/leisure/quiz/index.htm

 

English Learner.com

The tests on this page are in the order of difficulty; "Intermediate" means approximately two years of learning English (about 200 lessons); "Advanced" is somewhere near Cambridge Proficiency level.

To view the following tests, quizzes and crosswords correctly, you'll need a Javascript-enabled browser (at least Netscape 3.0 or Internet Explorer 3.0 or higher).

Some tests might load slowly; please be patient and wait till they load completely!

http://www.englishlearner.com/tests/test.html

 

Self-study Quizzes for ESL

A Very Large Collection of Quizzes for Students of English as a Second Language
This is a part of The Internet TESL Journal's Activities for ESL Students The site is organised along the following New Quizzes | Reading | Writing | General Knowledge | Holidays | Trivia Grammar | Homonyms | Learn About Places | Idioms, Phrasal Verbs & Slang | Scrambled Words | Vocabulary
Interactive JavaScript Quizzes for ESL Students

http://www.aitech.ac.jp/~iteslj/quizzes/

 

Spelling Rules and guidlines

Five Guidelines for Learning to Spell and Six Ways to Practice Spelling
-a handout for students-

http://www.ldonline.org/ld_indepth/teaching_techniques/spelling_studying.html

 

The Case

Help solve short mysteries.

http://www.TheCase.com/kids/





 

The English Corner

Hello everybody! and welcome to ' the English corner'. We sincerely hope that you find 'this page' interesting and useful in your daily life as teacher and we would like you contribute, sharing experiences, opinions, practical tips and suggestions.The web has a number of subdirectories: Resources
Activities
Music
Travels & Holidays
Information & Contacts
Experiences

http://nti.educa.rcanaria.es/cep_sc_tenerife/pepe/english6.htm

 

The English Spelling Zone

Learn some basic spelling rules, then practice using them. Includes... Plural Nouns, [ed] and [ing] words, Comparatives and Superlatives

http://members.home.net/englishzone/spelling/spelling.html

 

Variety of Activities

Activities such as crosswords, reading comprehension, grammar, and matching excercises.

http://www.ctv.es/USERS/carmen/activities.htm

 

Famous People's Birthdays

Who else was born on your birthday?

http://www.famousbirthdays.com/

 

The Internet Movie Database

The Internet Movie Database has the most complete and up-to-date data on all the movies that your students have watched, and will be watching for years to come. It is a great resource for information to meet the needs and interests of students... Read summaries of movie plots, find out about the actors, add your own information. Locate short movie trailers, solve arguments!!!

http://uk.imdb.com/

 

The CMU Pronouncing Dictionary

The Carnegie Mellon University Pronouncing Dictionary is a machine-readable pronunciation dictionary for North American English that contains over 100,000 words and their transcriptions.
This format is particularly useful for speech recognition and synthesis, as it has mappings from words to their pronunciations in the given phoneme set. The current phoneme set contains 39 phonemes, for which the vowels may carry lexical stress.
0 No stress
1 Primary stress
2 Secondary stress

http://www.speech.cs.cmu.edu/cgi-bin/cmudict

 

Aesop's Fairytales online

Our online collection of Aesop's Fables includes a total of 654+ Fables, indexed in table format, with morals listed. There are many more on the way. Most were translated into English by Rev. George Fyler Townsend (1814-1900) and Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) the rest are from Jean De La Fontaine in French and translated to English by several good internet souls. Included are Real Audio narrations, Classic Images, Random Images, Random Fables, Search Engine, Message Forum and much more on the way. Recently added are 127 Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen with 209 Grimms Fairy Tales coming soon along with much more mythology and stories for your reading pleasure.

http://www.pacificnet.net/~johnr/aesop/index.htm

 

Folk and Fairy Tales from Around the World

Welcome to my archive of folk and fairy tales. The stories in this collection represent a small sampling of the rich storytelling art that is the common heritage of humanity. Stories from many parts of the world are included here.

http://members.xoom.com/darsie/tales/index.html

 

Cambridge EFL Online

Cambridge EFL On-line is the website of the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate, English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Division.
In this site you will find full information on all of the Cambridge EFL examinations and tests, as well as the latest news from Cambridge

http://www.cambridge-efl.org.uk/

 

Language Tests: Vocabulary with Pictures

The following categories are available...
ANIMALS (1)
ANIMALS (2)
ANIMALS (3)
SCHOOL
FRUIT

http://www.geocities.com/CollegePark/Square/8901/index10.htm

 

Babel Fish Translator

Runs out of the Altavista Search engine. As with most translators, you enter text or an http address, choose which languages you wish to translate to and from, and the machine translates (if possible) your request.

http://babelfish.altavista.digital.com/cgi-bin/translate?

 

The Babylon Translator

Babylon is Faster and Easier than any Dictionary
Paper, electronic or CD-Rom
Translates expressions and abbreviations
Babylon translates expressions such as "make ends meet" or "more or less" and abbreviations such as "btw"(by the way) or "asap" (as soon as possible)
Babylon is comprehensive
Ultra rich vocabulary of words and expressions; Babylon not only translates words and phrases but also proper names and geographical places AND
Computer terms such as "ftp", "smtp"
Medical terms such as "macrosomia" and "endoscopic surgery"
Legal terms such as "seisin" and "arbitration clause"

http://www.babylon.com/trans/index.html

 

Mag's Word Finder

Ever wondered how many words you could make out of the letters in your name? Choose a dictionary, type in a word or phrase, and fire away! There is also a list of other word games on the web

http://it.ncsa.uiuc.edu/~mag/cgi-bin/findwords/



 

Spelling Rules

Spelling rules are there. The site will not win any awards for visual design, but it has the most common rules.

http://server.riverdale.k12.or.us/~bblack/spelrul.htm

 

Vocabulary in context sites

Many people believe, myself included, that vocabulary is best learned in context. With this idea in mind, I'd like to offer this ever expanding vocabulary resource, placing vocabulary in contextual areas and presented in a quiz format. You will also find vocabulary reference tools and guides.

http://esl.miningco.com/education/esl/blvocab.htm

 

The Quotations Page

This page was originally developed as a catalog of Quotation resources on the Internet; it has since evolved into a large-scale Quotation site with many original resources.

http://www.starlingtech.com/quotes/

 

The Student Showcase

The student showcase is an electronic magazine, containing articles and
prose written by high school students.

Although minor changes may have been made, the materials contained
herein have not been professionally edited, and may contain errors in syntax
or usage as they appeared in the students' original submissions.

Materials have been organized by content for easier browsing.Feature Articles
Are You Stupid?
Cigarette Smoking: A bad or a good thing?
Drugs: Should we or shouldn't we?
Stop the Bloodshed
They are Not Different
Tattoos
To Serve or Not to Serve (That is the question)

http://www.amalnet.k12.il/meida/english/showcase/engi0026.htm

 

Wacky Web Tales

Wacky Web Tales is a story generator. Student inputs a series of required words (noun, past tense verb, exclamation, etc) and the program generates a short story. There is help on the parts of speech. There are also examples of published tales from other students. Target is Grade 4 (native speakers presumably).

http://www.eduplace.com/tales/

 

 

 

 

© Jamie Fowlie, 2000