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List of top links for Intermediate level

Dictionaries

Word reference: http://www.wordreference.com


LDCOE Dictionary: http://www.ldceonline.com
Pronouncing dictionary: http://www.howjsay.com/
Synonym/antonym dictionary: http://www.synonym.com/synonym/
Visual Dictionary: http://visual.merriam-webster.com

ESL Sites

BBC Learning: http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/


British Council learning: http://www.britishcouncil.org/learnenglish
A fun study site for learners of English as a Second Language:
http://www.manythings.org/
Activities for ESL Students: http://a4esl.org/
Agenda web – thousands of exercises: http://www.agendaweb.org/
English Online France: http://eolf.univ-fcomte.fr/
Adele’s ESL Corner: http://members.iinet.net.au/~adelegc/index.html
La Mansión del Inglés: http://www.mansioningles.com/
English Club – for teachers and students: http://www.englishclub.com/
Eleaston- Materials for teaching and learning: http://eleaston.com
World English: http://www.world-english.org

Contents and skills

Grammar
The English Aquarium
http://perso.wanadoo.es/autoenglish/freeexercises.htm#GENERAL
Miquel Llop’s Own resources- Grammar:
http://www.miguelmllop.com/practice/intermediate/grammar/indextogram
mar.htm
Grammar quizzes : http://www.better-english.com/grammar.htm
English 4 you : http://www.english-4u.de/grammar_exercises.htm

Vocabulary
Learning Vocabulary Fun: http://www.vocabulary.co.il/
Many things – Vocabulary: http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/
NonStopEnglish – Vocabulary: http://www.nonstopenglish.com/allexercises/
Self-study English Vocabulary quizzes: http://a4esl.org/q/h/vocabulary.html
La Mansión del Inglés – Vocabulary:
http://www.mansioningles.com/Vocabulario.htm
English- Spanish Vocabulary quizzes: http://iteslj.org/v/s/
Writing
Creative writing:
http://maputo.usembassy.gov/creative_writing_websites.html

Reading
BreakingNewsEnglish: http://www.BreakingNewsEnglish.com
Miquel Llop’s Own Resources- Reading:
http://www.miguelmllop.com/practice/intermediate/readingcomprehension
/readingcompindex.htm
100 short stories for ESL learners: http://www.rong-
chang.com/qa2/index.html
British Council Learning- reading:
http://www.britishcouncil.org/learnenglish-central-skills-reading.htm
ESL Reading: http://www.eslreading.com

Listening
Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab: http://www.esl-lab.com
Randall’s self-study topic guide: http://www.esl-lab.com/guide.htm
ELLLO: http://www.elllo.org
ESL Video: http://www.eslvideo.com
Yappr Video: http://es.yappr.com/welcome/Welcome.action
Three level listening: http://www.mansioningles.com/listening00.htm

Podcasts
• Interesting Podcasts:
BBC Podcasts: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/podcasts/directory/
PBS Podcasts: http://www.pbs.org/podcasts/
• ESL Podcasts:
ESLPod
http://www.eslpod.com/website/index.php
• The Poetry Foundation: read and listen to poetry or subscribe to a Poem a
day podcast:
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/journal/audio.html?show=Poem%20of
%20the%20Day

Audio-books
LibriVox
http://librivox.org/

Pronunciation
BBC Learning- Pronunciation:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/grammar/pron/
English File Intermediate – Pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary and more:
http://www.oup.com/elt/global/products/englishfile/intermediate/
Penpals and chats
Intercambio de idiomas:
http://www.mylanguageexchange.com/default_spn.asp

Learning with songs


ESL Video – Songs and quizzes: http://www.eslvideo.com

Teachers’ blogs: Intermediate Level

Blog de Ana Suárez


http://www.iescerrodelviento.com/ana/mis-clases-en-video

Intermediate students by Vicente


http://www.intermediate-students.blogspot.com/

English I2
http://www.englishi2.blogspot.com/

Katenglish
http://www.katenglish.blogspot.com/

Keep in touch by Javier Vedia


http://www.javiervedia.blogspot.com/

EOI Inca Intermediate 2 by Cristina


http://eoiincaintermediate2.blogspot.com/

English Online
http://blocs.xtec.cat/aripou/

EOISPOT
http://www.eoispot.blogspot.com

Biblioteca EOI Palma


http://bibliotecaeoipalma.blogspot.com

Coursebooks

Inside Out: http://www.insideout.net


English File: http://www.oup.com/elt/englishfile/intermediate
Natural English: http://www.oup.com/elt/naturalenglish
Headway:
Straightforward: http://www.macmillanenlish.com/straightforward/
Cutting Edge: http://www.longman.com/cuttingedge

Test your English


Interesting content on the Internet
Encyclopaedia and fact files

• Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
• Free Internet Encyclopaedia: http://clever.net/cam/encyclopedia.html
• Fact monster: http://www.factmonster.com
• How stuff works: http://www.howstuffworks.com

Books and Literature

• Mystery stories:
o Mystery.net: http://www.mystery.net
• Fables and stories
o Aesop's Fables: http://www.pacificnet.net/~johr/aesop/
• Short stories: http://www.short-stories.co.uk
• A poem a day:
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/journal/audio.html?show=Poem%2
0of%20the%20Day
• Book awards:
o Bookspot: http://www.bookspot.com/awards
• Lists of best books ever:
o Penguin Classics' 100 classic books you must read before you die:
http://www.listsofbests.com/list/11632
o The Guardian: The 100 greatest novels of all time:
http://observer.guardian.co.uk/review/story/0,6903,1061037,00.
html
o The Guardian: The top 100 books of all time
http://books.guardian.co.uk/news/articles/0,6109,711520,00.ht
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• Audio-books:
o Librivox: http://librivox.org
o Audiobooks for free:
 http://www.audiobooksforfree.com/screen_main.asp
• Books online
o La Mansión del Inglés:
http://www.mansioningles.com/Libros.htm

• Buying books online:


o http://www.amazon.com
o http://www.waterstones.co.uk
• Repeat after us. Online library and language Lab:
http://www.repeatafterus.com/
Libraries

o The British Library: http://www.bl.uk


o The Internet Public Library: http://www.ipl.org

Podcasts

• PBS: http://www.pbs.org/
• The Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk
• BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk
• Podfeed.net: http://www.podfeed.net/

Magazines

• Time Magazine: http://www.time.com/time/index.html


• Vanity fair : http://www.vanityfair.com
• Time Out: http://www.timeout.com

The Media

Newspapers

• http://world-newspapers.com/travel.htm
• The Times: http://www.the-times.co.uk or www.timesonline.co.uk
• British Media Online: http://www.wrx.zen.co.uk/alltnews.htm
• The Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/guardian/
• The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com
• USA Today: www.usatoday.com

Radio

• BBC Learning English:


http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/radio/index.sht
ml
• NPR (National Public Radio, USA): http://www.npr.org/

TV Online

• Euronews: http://www.euronews.net

• CNN: http://www.cnn.com/
• CNBC: http://www.cnbc.com

TV Series and other things:

• http://www.megavideo.com
• http://s12.alluc.org/
Videos

• Youtube: http://www.youtube.com
• Animebuffer: http://www.animebuffer.com
• Dailymotion: http://www.dailymotion.com

Cinema

o Magazines and reviews:


 http://www.uk.imdb.com
 http://www.movie-reviews.colossus.net/master.html
 http://www.filmcritic.com

o Film database:
 http://www.allmovie.com
 http://www.imdb.com
o Lingual Net (Learning with films):
http://www.lingual.net/lingualproductsitems

Films and TV scripts

o Films and TV scripts: http://www.script-o-rama.com


o Monty Phyton’s sketches:
http://mzonline.com/bin/view/Phyton/PhytonSkits
o Bits of Laurie and Fry (scripts): http://www.geocities.com/mmemym/
o Best movie monologues:
http://www.mymoviescripts.com/resources/movie-monologues.html
o Quotes and famous lines: http://www.filmsite.org/greatfilmquotes.html

Music

 The orchestra:

o http://www.playmusic.org
o http://www.sfskids.org
o http://www.nyphilkids.og/lockerroom/main.phtml?

• Lyrics: http://www.lyrics.com/
• Music database: http://www.allmusic.com
• Musicstarx: http://www.musicstarx.com/secciones/videos

• Music magazines:

• Learning English with songs:

o ESL Video: http://www.eslvideo.com


o Yappr: http://es.yappr.com/welcome/Welcome.action
• The History of music:
o Jazz: http://pbskids.org/jazz/nowthen/
o Pop: http://www.oli.tudelft.nl/jc84/
o Rock: http://www.history-of-rock.com/
o Rock Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_music

Food and health

• Food Network: http://www.foodnetwork.com

Sport

• BBC Sport: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport/

Travelling

- Countries and cities’ websites:


o Visit Britain: http://www.visitbritain.com
o Visit London: http://www.visitlondon.com
o I love NY: http://www.iloveny.com/home.aspx
o USA Tourist: http://www.usatourist.com
o New Zealand: http://www.newzealand.com
- Travel guides:
o Lonely Planet: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/
- Travel Magazine: http://www.thetravelmagazine.net/

Art

- Museums: http://www.museumsstuff.com/

Nature

- National Geographic: http://www.nationalgeographic.com


- Greenpeace: http://www.greenpeace.org/greenpeace.html

Weather and time

- Sam and the weather forecast:


http://www.activamultimedia.com/sam/index_ENG.htm
- World time zone: http://www.worldtimzone.com
- Time and date: http://www.timeanddate.com

Science and technology

- NASA: http://www.nasa.gov/
History and politics

- The British government:


o http://www.number-10.gov.uk/output/Page1.asp
o http://www.royal.gov.uk/output/Page1.asp
- History of English speaking countries:
- http://www.britannia.com/history/
- USA: History, government and politics:
- International Organizations
o United Nations: http://www.unglobalcompact.org
o European Union: http://www.europa.eu.int
o FBI: http://www.fbi.gov/

Miscellanea

• Anecdotage: http://anecdotage.com
• Humour Database: http://www.humordb.com

Interesting services

SitePal. Text to speech:


http://www.oddcast.com:80/home/demos/tts/tts_example.php?sitepal

Talk to Alice: http://www.tinglado.net/?id=practica-tu-ingles

Interactive games

ESL games

* Manythings: Interesting things for ESL students (Grammar, vocabulary, puzzles,


VOA Materials, easy things for beginners): http://www.manythings.org/

A4esl: http://a4esl.org/

Tefl games: http://www.teflgames.com/interactive.html

* BBC Interactive games: http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/try/links/Interactive-


games:grammar%7Cvocabulary

NonstopEnglish: http://www.nonstopenglish.com/

Your Dictionary.com – Grammar games: http://www.yourdictionary.com/dictionary-


articles/interactive-grammar-games.html

http://www.englishforum.com/00/interactive/
English Online France: http://eolf.univ-fcomte.fr/

ESL games and activities: http://www.jcckc.net/english/links_games.htm

ESL Partyland quizzes:


http://www.eslpartyland.com/quiz%20center/quiz.htm

http://www.mansioningles.com

http://www.mansioningles.com/Ejercicios00.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/quizzes/index.shtml

English 4 the world: http://www.brasyl.co.uk/e-


mesh/learners/lc_situations.html

http://pagesperso-orange.fr/michel.barbot/hotpot/exercises.htm

http://www.marshalladulteducation.org/student_lessons1.htm

Mr. Wong’s links: http://www.mister-wong.es/users/500100269/

Reading-

See Manythings: Quizzes based on VOA’s Special English programs

* Fablevision (See Living forever) http://www.fablevision.com/place/library/index.html

Listening

* ELLO: http://www.elllo.org
* Randall’s Cyber Lab: http://www.esl-lab.com

Videos

ESL Video: http://www.eslvideos.com

Yappr: http://www.yappr.com
Youtube : http://www.youtube.com
Teachertube: http://teachertube.com/

Pronunciation games
Words that rhyme with … (for children): http://www.roythezebra.com/reading-games-
word-level.html

Cloze tests and Test your English


Wordgames and crosswords

Puzzle Choice: http://www.puzzlechoice.com/pc/Puzzle_Choicex.html


A Game a Day: http://www.agameaday.com/
Crossword puzzles: http://iteslj.org/cw/
http://www.wordplays.com/p/index

Interesting content

PBS Kids (for children): http://pbskids.org

PBS Kids Go: http://pbskids.org/go/

Gamequarium (for children): http://gamequarium.com/

Funschool (for children): http://funschool.kaboose.com

Primary games(for children): http://www.primarygames.com/

Literacy interactive games: http://www.woodlands-


junior.kent.sch.uk/interactive/literacy.html

History games: http://www.schoolhistory.co.uk/games/

Active history: http://www.activehistory.co.uk

UK Museums: http://www.show.me.uk

Food games: http://www.eatwell.gov.uk/info/games/

BBC Interactive games (See British history- Women’s rights):


http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/interactive/games

British Council: http://www.britishcouncil.org/kids.htm

* ICT Games and quizzes See Who wants to be a millonaire?)


http://www.bradfordschools.net/content/view/229/174/

Lists of links to different games

* Interactive websites on Teacher Tap: http://eduscapes.com/tap/topic86.htm

Interactive websites: http://jc-schools.net/tutorials/interactive.htm


Top 100 interactive games: http://www.lethsd.ab.ca/mmh/games/top100.htm

Interactive literacy activities for kids: http://www.woodlands-


junior.kent.sch.uk/interactive/literacy.html

Squiglys: http://www.squiglysplayhouse.com/Games/index.html

Squiglys educational games:


http://www.squiglysplayhouse.com/Games/LearningWord.html

Bradford School: http://www.bradfordschools.net/content/view/226/182/

Read Write Think (Interesting links to sites with games and tools for students to create
poems, mind maps, …; See links too!):
http://www.readwritethink.org/student_mat/index.asp

Learning to learn : learning styles, assessment, study skills, mind maps, project
work, webquests and treasure hunts