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:
How can I find the information that I need most efficiently?
How can I evaluate the information that I find?
This site will help you learn how to be a better web surfer. Start by taking the
Internet Knowledge Quiz.
A Web of On-line Grammars
This page maintains links with on-line
grammars of as many languages as can be found on the Web. It includes all types
of grammars: reference grammars, learning grammars, and historical grammars.
Grammars are selected for their accuracy and effectiveness for learning the
language they describe. All are free unless otherwise indicated.
An Elementary Grammar
The Indefinite Article
The Definite Article
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
Modal Auxiliary Verbs
To Make and To Do
Been and Gone
Modal Auxiliary Verbs
To Make and To Do
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.
Caroline's ESL Website
There are a copy of well presented texts
for students to read and then answer questions. The questions are all multiple
choice and the page automatically provides a score for the student.
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
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 not (prohibition)
Superlative: the biggest
Okanagan University College
Pronunciation pages provide assistance in basic pronunciation. There is also a
set of links to other WWW sites. You will need shockwave for some of the
features on this site to work properly.
ESL Grammar Notes
Three links to detailed information on
A Free program of english classes.
Useful for students for self-study and practice.
Girl Tech's mission is to encourage
girls in technology use by creating products and services just for them.
Colorful and lively with areas such as Chick Chat, Game Cafe, Invention, Girl
Views, Sports, Girls' World, Bowtique, Tech Trips.
Hypertext English Language Practice
These pages provide information and
practice exercises about the grammar and vocabulary of English. Excercises
include the following areas: Phrasal verbs with 'ON'
Phrasal verbs with 'UP'
Defining and non-defining relative clauses
Learning English Online
Studying English on the Web
Vocabulary and Idioms
Written by an ESL/EFL practitioner,
NetGrammar focuses on English grammar through interactive listening, reading and
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.
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.
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
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
Planet English is an international
English language course - designed by teachers and delivered through quality
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.
Study Com's English Online web
A free online english web with a variety
of courses and classses for students.
Test Your English
Test your level of English. Follow the
instructions on the main page.When you are done, and press the submit button,
the test is marked and sent back to the user via email.
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.
The English Grammar Clinic
The English Grammar Clinic is an
oustanding resource for students and teachers as well as those who just like the
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
The English Learner
Learners of English will find all types
of interactive tests and exercises here:
hangman and more.
EnglishLearner.Com also offers English lessons by e-mail at three levels every
week - completely free!
The Semantic Rhyming Dictionary
What can I do with the rhyming
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.
Type in your word or phrase and press
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