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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/

 

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 WWW 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

 

WriteExpress Online Rhyming Dictionary

Useful for song and poetry writing. Includes the following categories: End rhymes, last syllable, Double Rhymes (e.g. Conviction, Prediction), Beginning rhymes

http://www.writeexpress.com/online2.html

 

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/

 

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/

 

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

 

ESL Grammar Notes

Three links to detailed information on grammar points.

http://www.fairnet.org/agencies/lca/grammar1.html

 

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

 

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/

 

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/

 

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 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

 

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

 

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

 

Gav and Peloso's Interactive Story

This is a moderated choose-your-own-adventure type of story where you get to write the story, and follow the story as it grows (and takes up much needed hard drive space.) You can even copy down the story location and come back to it later to see how it's grown.

http://www.nuc.berkeley.edu/neutronics/gav/wayfarence/

 

International Writing Exchange

Started in 1993, this fast became the most popular collaborative writing activity of the HUT Email Writing Project, largely due to it's firm yet flexible structure.
It's a flexible communicative project, with students writing to and receiving feedback from their global peers as well as their teacher.
The 5 main phases of each module are:
Introductory letterwith teacher feedback, and student's revised version
Article on a topic, e.g., Love and Marriage
Peer feedback 1, author's response, 3 , 4 and 5
Teacher feedback, followed by self-study, e.g., with Help Pages and XE demo, and exercises created by class teacher and peers
Virtual conference in HUT Virtual Language Centre
Evaluation and selection for IWE Journal

http://www.hut.fi/~rvilmi/Project/IWE/

 

Paragraph Punch Website

This web site is designed to help users learn how to write a basic paragraph. This is a free online lesson based on our popular Windows 95/98/NT application, Paragraph Punch.
Users develop an idea and write their own topic sentence, body, and conclusion. Program prompts guide students step by step through pre-writing, writing, organizing, editing, rewriting, and publishing.
Students’ completed paragraphs can be transferred to a word processing program, HTML editor, or e-mail application

http://www.paragraphpunch.com/

 

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/

 

 

 

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