If you have always wanted to improve your English, why not use the internet to educate yourself? Just read this post and get hold of free online resources that will help you master the language bit by bit in a number of ways for free!
I want to refer a special site right in the beginning.
If you have always wanted to increase your vocabulary, then this site is for you. Basically you choose the right meaning of a word out of four choices and every time you have a correct answer 10 grains of rice are allotted to feed the hungry. Now, 10 grains are not much, so you should play often and for long! And guess what happens while you are busy at saving the world? Your word stock increases!
And what if you have clicked a wrong answer? Well, then they show you the right answer. The same word reappears after a while along with the old choices and you get to choose again! This repetitive procedure really helps!
Have fun playing games and learning English!
Type in a word and search many dictionaries at once. Also has a reverse dictionary and translations.
Choose from 4287 random sentences to practise the different tenses according to your level of English. You have to form positive and negative sentenses and questions.
First choose, which tense, kind of sentence and (Level 0 (absolute beginners)
Level 1 (elementary)
Level 2 (lower intermediate)
Level 3 (intermediate)
Level 4 (upper intermediate)) level you want to practise.
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Improve English listening online
ello l English listening online
Listening Lessons (Views, Mixer, Games …)
Activities include multimedia, free MP3 files, vocab tasks, language notes, print page and more.
I am not referring the translation option as a learning tool. Browser-based translation can be quirky. While it sheds some light on inaccessible knowledge (due to language barriers), the unwary newbie might not be able to tell the difference between right and wrong.
I AM suggesting the listen option. Just type anything (or copy-paste from somewhere) in the text field and click the “listen” option.
Please do NOT try to talk in that accent in real life! Use it only as a tool to listen to the sound of the word.
Lingro l Browser bookmarklet
The lingro browser tools (bookmarklets) allow you to open any site you’re viewing using lingro with one click. Once you have copied the bookmarklet to your browser, click it when you’re on a page you want to view with lingro. The Firefox extension is especially useful for translating words on sites like Facebook which can’t be viewed with the web-based version of lingro. And of course lingro will still keep track of all the words you translate so you can review your personal vocabulary history using our study tools and games.
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Quick Lingro Lookup is truly amazing! If you find a word on a site that you don’t understand if you want to learn how to pronounce it, all have you to do is launch Quick Lingro Lookup in your browser. Every single word on that site becomes clickable after that and if you click a word Lingro will load the word meanings and the audio of the pronunciation right in that page!
Learn English idioms and phrases online
The phrase finder
Learn English Synonyms online
You can search for English synonyms in these sites:
Learn to rhyme in English
Rhymer l Free online rhyming dictionary
Also browse rhyming words
Poetry.com Rhyming Dictionary and Thesaurus
Other interesting sites about the English language
This is a map of the wheel-ruts of modern English. Etymologies are not definitions; they’re explanations of what our words meant and how they sounded 600 or 2,000 years ago.
The dates beside a word indicate the earliest year for which there is a surviving written record of that word (in English, unless otherwise indicated). This should be taken as approximate, especially before about 1700, since a word may have been used in conversation for hundreds of years before it turns up in a manuscript that has had the good fortune to survive the centuries.
- AniGrammar [ Kids/Teens ] – Using graphics, quizzes and activities to teach about capitals, contractions, and nouns
- Beginner’s Tense Tests [ Teens ] – English practice for beginning level students with quizzes. Answers available under arrows.
- Commonly Misused Words [ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] – Explains the difference between similar words with different meanings. [Adobe PDF file.] [PDF]
- Daily Grammar [ Kids/Teens ] – A series of free, on-line grammar lessons covers all the parts of speech, as well as punctuation.
- Education Place English [ Kids/Teens ] – Focuses on grammar usage through game quizzes aimed at the correct grade level.
- English Grammar [ Teens/Mature Teens ] – Describes the different parts of a sentence and provides examples of correct and incorrect usage.
- Grammar Bytes [ Kids/Teens ] – An index of terms, rules, interactive exercises, and handouts for students and teachers.
- Grammar Glamour [ Teens ] – Middle school students offer an overview of the parts of speech and basic rules.
- Grammar Gorillas [ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] – These animals need help identifying parts of speech.
- Grammar: Parts of Speech [ Teens/Mature Teens ] – Free video-enhanced course includes example sentences and quizzes. [RealPlayer or Windows Media plug-in]
- Guide to Grammar and Writing [ Teens/Mature Teens ] – Contains scores of digital handouts on grammar and English usage, computer-graded quizzes, and recommendations on writing in various issues. [Acrobat Reader, sound card, and PowerPoint recommended but not required.]
- How to Use Articles (a/an/the) [ Teens/Mature Teens ] – Explains how to use definite and indefinite articles. Includes count and non-count nouns, geographical usage, ‘a’ versus ‘an’, and when not to use them.
- Interactive Quizzes [ Teens ] – A collection of interactive multiple choice grammar and reading quizzes.
- Nouns and Pronouns [ Kids/Teens ] – Provides information on concrete, abstract, common, proper, compound, and collective nouns. Also goes over types of pronouns.
- The Plural Girls [ Kids ] – Fun game teaches pluralization. Help the cats find their way through the world of ‘S’ in a multiple choice and fill in the blanks games.
- Rats [ Kids/Teens ] – Features a game of adjectives and adverbs. [Requires shockwave plugin]
- Schoolhouse Rock: Grammar Rock [ Kids/Teens ] – Offers lyrics to songs that aid with grammar and parts of speech.
- Sentence Builder [ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] – Has helpful tips on parts of sentences.
- Stufun: Grammar [ Kids ] – Provides grammar, dictionary, similar sounding words, and interactive exercises.
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