RECOMMENDED LISTENING, READING, GRAMMAR and VOCABULARY BUILDING LINKS

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/arts - Listen to the radio. You don’t have to listen in ‘real time’ and you have the possibility to rewind! Book of the week, book at bedtime, the afternoon play, Saturday play, the popular serial The Archers, interviews .... http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/news - the radio news whenever you have a minute to listen (maybe after reading the headlines in the papers?) and you can rewind if you need to. http://www.euronews.net/create_html.php?lng=1&page=detail_info to watch videos of the news of the day. (There is also a written text to follow while you are listening/watching.) http://news.google.com/news?ned=uk Read the main news stories from a selection of newspapers from an English speaking country of your choice – South Africa, UK, US, Australia ….. http://www.expatica.com/be/main.html Belgian news in English http://www.flandersnews.be/ Flemish/Belgian news in English http://www.esl-lab.com/ - to practise listening (USA accent). Choose a topic in your level. You can do a pre and/or post listening exercise, fill in a gapped transcript (click text completion quiz), read the full transcript (click quiz script), look up the meanings of key vocabulary (click pink words) and review key vocabulary with sample sentences. http://www.englishlistening.com - more listening practice (USA accent). There is a Free Guest Area that you can use. Click New, Regular or Advanced Listener and each section will give you ten passages to listen to. You will also find study aids at the bottom of each passage – questions, questions and answers and transcript.

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subjects . extensive scene by scene glossary of vocabulary and various cultural references. Choose the number of words you want and then choose the title you want. http://www. http://www.for people who are looking for some guidelines for something to read.uk/arts/bigread/top100.com/books/bookchap. http://www.com/talks Public lectures of ‘ideas worth spreading’ .shtml . this is a list of Britian’s top 100 best loved books.com/index.ted.eslnotes.sparknotes. http://www.html for free study guides to an almost endless list of novels providing a chapter by chapter summary. Choose a film from the movie menu and then click pdf.html Recent newspaper articles printed in two versions .denverpost.htm The printable first chapter of the latest fiction and non-fiction books reviewed in the Washington Post..classicshorts. http://extras.librivox.com/index.breakingnewsenglish.bbc. There are a lot of useful vocabulary exercises to help you learn and memorise the words in each article.html The English Learner Movie Guide – summary of the plot.com/bib.co. You can listen to the article read in a UK accent... 2 .washingtonpost.storybytes.htm A very long list of printable first chapters to choose from.‘easier’ and ‘harder’.com/collegesurvival/watkins/learning_companion/1e/students/timed_reading. word or html for the docs.. http://www.http://www.cengage.all lengths.a collection of classic short stories.com/wp-srv/style/books/chapterone.html Timed reading to improve speed and both overall and detailed understanding http://www.org download audiobooks for free http://college. http://www.html A collection of (very) short stories ranging from 2 to 2048 words.com/lit/index..html . http://www.com/view-length/index. a list of the major characters.

com/students/idioms/crossword_puzzle.wordchamp. this is the English learning site for you! See ‘Language resources’ for podcasts. http://www.html A list of irregular verbs with French translations.133.com/english/ together! this is the blog for English learners and teachers I wish I had put 3 .elcivics.com/ If you like football. listening.com/ cool clear grammar reference site (click the book icon at ‘terms’) http://www.140. tapescripts and notes. (Just keep clicking ‘Next’) http://jeffreyhill.e-anglais.com/puzzles/xwd-index.com/ressources/verbes_irreguliers.html crossword puzzles http://linguapress.englishpage.pdf http://languagecaster. synonyms .eslmania.http://dictionary.com as your grammar reference site http://www.cambridge. translations.com/esl-crossword-puzzles/crossword-puzzles.a collection of dictionaries http://www.org/ definitions.typepad.htm http://www. alternative vocabulary ….chompchomp..websters-online-dictionary..englishpage.102/JustTheWord/ Word combinations.html Drill the most important irregular verbs with e-flashcards.. http://www. www.com/irregularverbs/irregular_verb_flashcards.do for vocabulary building http://193.com/lingua2/Home. http://www.org/ .

com/food.com/CultureUK/ British culture http://www.com/list_5910602_high-reading-list-british-authors.historic-uk.effingpot.shtml British food and drinks http://www.http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_literature intro to British literature 4 .html high school list of British authors http://en.ehow.