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.
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
English MTV Method
Using Feature film in the EFL Classroom.
This page documents a teacher's experience trying to use feature film/video in
her ESL Classroom. Contains very useful ideas, reflections, activities to think
through prior to just pressing the play button. Useful site to begin prior to
visiting Karen's ESLPartyland site on Film Activities.
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.
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
Sports Illustrated for Kids
Sports Illustrated for kids.
Aardvark's EFL Resources
Interactive English Language Exercises
for students of English as a foreign
language (EFL). Grammar, Vocabulary and Idioms
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.
Dave's ESL Quiz Centre
[ Geography | Grammar | History | Idioms,
Slang, & Words | People | Reading Comprehension | Science | World Culture |
Writing ] From the ESL Café
Easy Vocabulary Quizzes with Pictures
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.
English Club Net Quizzes
A page full of quizzes... Beginner,
Intermediate, Advanced in Grammar, Vocabulary, and Pronunciation
English Club Presentation and Public
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
Netscape 3.0 or Internet Explorer 3.0 or higher).
Some tests might load slowly; please be
patient and wait till they load completely!
Karin's ESL Partyland Quiz Centre
Grammar | Idioms, Slang & Phrasal
Verbs | Reading | TOEFLesque | Trivia | Useful Expressions | Vocabulary | Links
All sorted according to levels:
easy, medium, and hard...
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
Spelling Rules and guidlines
Five Guidelines for Learning to Spell
and Six Ways to Practice Spelling
solve short mysteries.
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:
The English Spelling Zone
Learn some basic spelling rules, then
practice using them. Includes...
Plural Nouns, [ed] and [ing] words, Comparatives and Superlatives
Variety of Activities
Activities such as crosswords, reading
comprehension, grammar, and matching excercises.
Sounds of English
This page is an introduction to the
sounds of English. It has pictures and photographs to help you pronounce sounds,
as well as examples of those sounds. Some pages are still under construction.
New sounds and pictures are being added regularly, so keep checking back.
There is a picture of the inside of your
mouth and the important articulators, the parts of your mouth that help you to
make the sounds. There are further
linkes to learn about VOWEL and CONSONANT sounds and a page of links to other
WWW sites related to pronunciation.
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.
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.
Folk and Fairy Tales from Around the
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.
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
Language Tests: Vocabulary with
The following categories are available...
The English Learner
Learners of English will find all types
of interactive tests and exercises here:
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.
The Babylon Translator
Babylon is Faster and Easier than any
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
Spelling rules are there. The site will
not win any awards for visual design, but it has the most common rules.
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.
WordNet 1.6 Vocabulary Helper
Enter a word and let the search engine
explore the multiple variations of that word.
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.
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:
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
Students’ completed paragraphs can be
transferred to a word processing program, HTML editor, or e-mail application
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.
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.
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).