A Guide to Web Surfing for EFL Students
The Internet is very exciting. It is
changing the face of human culture. However, the internet can also be
intimidating and overwhelming, because there are so many websites. Good web
surfers are good at searching for information and evaluating the sites that they
find. And just like real surfing, it takes practice to become good at web
surfing. You can learn alot just by playing on the web, but you can also waste a
lot of time. Ask yourself these questions:
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
Fun & Games: Word Search
A Java application that generates a word
games (word search, jumbled words and scrabble
Internet Island is designed to be a safe
environment where novice Internet users can learn and practice navigation
skills. At the same time they will experience how Internet can be used to
promote inquiry-based learning. Teachers who use this tutorial should know the
basics of clicking and dragging a mouse.
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.
OZ Reading Comprehension Page
Read the passage and then complete the
exercise that follows. This page includes a number of reading texts, many
related to Australian culture, all with quizzes that provide instant feedback on
the student's performance.
Alphabetical: Browse the thesaurus
through the alphabetical index of headwords
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.
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
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.
Help solve short mysteries.
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.
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: