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Vocabulary links

English Vocabulary Building help for ESL EFL students, classes and teachers including learning lists, professional English, slang, jargon with quizzes, worksheets and lesson plans. - esl.about.com/od/engilshvocabulary/

@темы: ESL, English, Vocabulary, links


dictionary links

Visual dictionary
Explore the 15 major themes to access more than 6,000 images and see words like never before.
Plants & gardening
Animal kingdom
Human being
Food & kitchen
Clothing & articles
Arts & architecture
Transport & machinery
Sports & games

Mind Maps + dictionary
What is Snappy Words visual English dictionary?
It’s an online interactive English dictionary and thesaurus that helps you find the meanings of words and draw connections to associated words. You can easily see the meaning of each by simply placing the mouse cursor over it.

@темы: словари, topics, links, Vocabulary, Sports, Science, Our Planet, Human, House, Food&Cooking, Clothes, Art, Animal world


Vocabulary learning


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@темы: links, Vocabulary, English, ESL


19 Digital Tools to Build Vocabulary

19 Digital Tools to Build Vocabulary
Reference Tools
1. Lingro
Lingro is a cool tool for both the “wow” factor and for its usefulness. Simply type in a website address on the Lingro website and it instantly turns the website into a clickable dictionary that translates text in 12 languages. Lingro hides in the background until students need it. To use, students simply click on any word and several definitions of the word are instantly displayed. I could see this as very useful tool for just-in-time support for English language learners.

2. Lexipedia
Looking for a visual thesaurus? Then Lexipedia is for you. Simple to use. Just type in any word and Lexipedia instantly displays the target word along with other words. It also color-codes the words by both parts of speech and relationships. As you hover over a word, a complete definition is displayed.

3. Shahi
Shahi, as described on the website, is a visual dictionary that combines Wiktionary content with Flickr images, and more! An absolute new favorite for me. Besides serving as a nonlinguistic tool, I can also see this as a very useful tool for English language learners.

4. Snappy Words
Similar to Lexipedia, Snappy Words is another visual thesaurus. Teachers may want to introduce several of the thesaurus tools and allow students to select which works best for them. The visually sparse, cleaner display of Lexipedia works better for me.

5. Visual Dictionary Online
Check out Webster’s visual dictionary which is simple to use. Type in a single word or choose a theme that also includes many sub-categories from which to choose. Even though Webster’s is simple to use, there is a downside to this tool. After typing in a word search, 4 or 5 Google ads quickly appear above the definitions. Distracting. Yuk. It’s so clunky I almost didn’t include this tool.

6. Word Hippo
An all-in-one reference tool, Word Hippo does the following: defines a word, provides a meaning, provides a word that is opposite, pronounces a word, provides rhyming words, places the word in many different contexts, and translates the word. Whew! That’s a lot.

7. Wordnik
Wordnik has the look and feel of a traditional dictionary with a twist. Along with the definition, students can see images related to the word, hear related sounds, and even see tweets with the target word highlighted. The “related words” feature is particularly helpful. Wordnik also features a “Word of the Day,” “Random Words,” and pronunciations of words.

8. Your Dictionary
Your Dictionary bills itself as providing simple, straightforward definitions and the easiest-to-use online dictionary. That’s about right. Sometimes simple is good. In addition to providing a definition, Your Dictionary also includes a thesaurus and places the word in varied sentence examples.

9. MathWords
Math Words is a simple-to-use online dictionary specifically for math terms and formulas. This dictionary appears most appropriate for intermediate and secondary students.

10. Wordle
Type (or copy & paste) in a chunk of text or individual words and Wordle generates a word cloud of the key vocabulary based on word frequency. Wordle can also be used for many varied purposes – check out these 52 ideas for using Wordle to support learning.

11. WordSift
Similar to Wordle, students type (or copy & paste) in a piece of text and WordSift sorts the text based on word frequency. The visual thesaurus that displays beneath the words is a nice addition in WordSift. With the visual thesaurus, students immediately see how words are grouped semantically.

Games and Review
12. Flashcard Stash
While I think that flash cards are sometimes poor practice, students can benefit from instant recognition. Fluency, if you will, with a specific set of words. Now, if understanding doesn’t go deeper than instant recognition, students are in trouble. Teachers can sign up for a free account and create flashcards to coordinate with units of study.

13. Vocabulary Games
While I’m not a fan of word searches for review or “seatwork,” this website also includes a wide assortment of other vocabulary games that can be used on a SmartBoard for review purposes. To make a tool like this more effective, be certain to review the meaning of words as students play games.

14. Vocabulary Spelling City
A beefed-up version of vocabulary games, Vocabulary Spelling City includes many more game-like activities useful for reviewing words. A number of teacher-made lists are included such as analogies, compound words, math words, and many more. The free version seems to include about 5 activities and teachers can save lists. “Teach Me” pronounces words and uses each word in context. Teachers can use pre-selected sentences or create their own. Vocabulary Spelling City is a useful tool for students, teachers, and parents. While there is both a free and paid version, Vocabulary Spelling City seems like a natural for PTA funding. The classroom paid version allows students to practice in school and at home as well.

15. VocabAhead
VocabAhead is a useful tool for secondary students and teachers. Short videos – 30 to 60 seconds – accompany each word and make this tool stand out among others for secondary students. The Study Lounge, for students, features leveled word lists (grades 6-12) and SAT word lists. Students can view videos, hear pronunciations, practice, take quizzes, play games, track performance, and more. In addition, teachers can create their own word lists for students. Custom word lists can be embedded in a blog or class website which makes integration and review a snap. Apple and Android apps are also available for free download.

16. Free Rice
At Free Rice, students can practice matching words to the correct definition, and donate rice at the same time. For each correct answer, the United Nations World Food Programme donates 10 grains of rice to a country in need. How’s that for combining word learning with social goodness? When a student plays, there is a visual display of rice (see image) which is added to a bowl each time the student makes a correct response. Free Rice includes subject area lists in Geography, Science, Math, and others. It is leveled so students can play at just the right level of challenge for them. Note of caution: Free Rice may be addicting to you and your students.

Word Walls & Virtual Field Trips
17. Padlet
Padlet is an online space to create a collaborative, digital word wall. Getting a leg up on the more traditional word wall, Padlet allows users to create sticky notes that can include text, images, links and videos. Teachers can embed this into a classroom website or blog which makes it a go-to collaborative space for students. For primary students, teachers will probably want to create the wall with words and links for students. Older students will get the hang of it fairly quickly. A great, collaborative tool and virtual classroom space to build online references and key vocabulary for content units.

18. ThingLink
ThingLink is a tool for making images interactive. To use, simply upload an image, identify hot spots on specific parts of the image, and add text or web links to the image. In the classroom, teachers could use ThingLink to launch a unit by introducing students to key vocabulary or students could design interactive images as they become more familiar with vocabulary. There are many possibilities; I’d love to know how you use ThingLink to extend and deepen student learning.

19. TrackStar
TrackStar, a free online program, allows teachers to collect a series of websites and annotate them so that students can follow an online journey. With a little work, teachers can create a visual vocabulary field trip for students. Teachers determine topics which support units of study. TrackStar is a great way for students to experience multiple exposures to words in varied contexts (a characteristic of effective vocabulary instruction).
Do you have a favorite digital tool that you use to foster word learning with your students? Have I missed any that you love? Let me know in the comments.

@темы: ESL, links, Vocabulary


Частицы в английском языке

Частица – это служебная часть речи, которая придает словам дополнительные оттенки значения или ограничивает его

Частицы в английском языке не изменяются и не имеют грамматических категорий, а также не являются членами предложения.

Английские частицы можно разделить на следующие смысловые группы:

Выделительно-ограничительные (limiting particles) - even, only, merely, solely, just, but, alone
Такие частицы подчеркивают некое слово или ограничивают выражаемую им идею:

This project is merely a beginning.
Этот проект – всего лишь начало.

I only wanted to make clear several details.
Я лишь хотел прояснить несколько деталей.

Усилительные (intensifying particles) - even, yet, still, all, just, simply, never
Они усиливают значение соответствующего слова или подчеркивают его значимость:

Our clients demand still higher output.
Наши клиенты требуют еще большей производительности.

We have just a little bit more to go.
Нам осталось идти совсем чуть-чуть.

Уточнительные (specifying particles) - just, right, exactly, precisely
Данный тип частиц конкретизирует значение соответствующего слова:

Stand right on this white line.
Встаньте прямо на этой белой линии.

Everyone must be here precisely at 10.
Все должны быть здесь ровно в 10 часов.

Отрицательная частица (negative particle) not:
Not a soul here.
Здесь нет ни души.

Not all my books were successful.
Не все мои книги были успешными.

Дополняющая частица (additive particle) else.
Данная частица означает, что соответствующее ей слово дополняет нечто уже упомянутое в разговоре:

Do you have anything else to add?
Вы можете добавить что-нибудь еще?

What else can we do to help you?
Что еще мы можем сделать, чтобы помочь тебе?
Как видите, обычно английские частицы ставятся перед словами, к которым они относятся, реже они следуют за ними:

Everyone has helped us, even completely unfamiliar people.
Нам помогали все, даже совершенно незнакомые люди.

During February alone our losses made $1 mln.
Только за февраль наши убытки составили 1 миллион долларов.

@темы: Particle, Grammar, English, Vocabulary


Как отличить частицу от других частей речи

Многие частицы совпадают по форме со словами других частей речи – прилагательными, местоимениями и наречиями.

Отличить их можно по тому, что частицы, как и другие служебные части речи, не обозначают:

признаки, свойства и качества лиц и явлений, как прилагательные
свойства действий, как наречия
предметы или признаки, как местоимения
Иными словами, они не несут собственного значения, а лишь подчеркивают, выделяют или уточняют значение других слов:

Did the doctor come yet?
Доктор еще не пришел?
(yet – наречие)

Our neighbors have yet another quarrel.
У наших соседей еще одна ссора.
(yet – частица)
The plane has just taken off.
Самолет только что взлетел.
(just – наречие)

Just don’t give up.
Только не сдавайся.
(just – частица)

@темы: Vocabulary, Particle, Grammar, English


Make or Do?

@темы: English, Vocabulary


Vocabulary videos



This lesson is low level and revolves around an amazing video: SplitScreen. The video is all about one day in a man/woman's life, shown with splitscreens.

@темы: videos, links, Vocabulary, English, ESL


Nouns + prepositions


Using Context Clues to Understand Word Meanings

When a student is trying to decipher the meaning of a new word, it's often useful to look at what comes before and after that word. Learn more about the six common types of context clues, how to use them in the classroom and the role of embedded supports in digital text.
Here: from readingrockets.org

@темы: ESL, English, Vocabulary, links



10 best animal idioms in English
English idioms to express Emotions
Talking about fear
10 useful expressions for everyday English
Idioms to express happiness in English

10 best animal idioms in English

остальное тут

@темы: ESL, Idioms&Expressions, Vocabulary, videos


Videos - Travelling vocabulary

Asking&Giving Directions

British English vs American English -- Car & Road Vocabulary

Traffic & Commuting

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phrasal verbs with ASK, GO


Word games


Guardian and Observer style guide

About this style guide
This is the guide to writing, editing and English usage followed by journalists at the Guardian, Observer and theguardian.com
Edited by David Marsh and Amelia Hodsdon. Illustrations by Jakob Hinrichs.
Refer to Collins English Dictionary for guidance on anything that does not appear in the style guide.

+ for more of language usage and abusage:

@темы: словари, reference, Writing, Vocabulary, English


Activities for ESL Students

Activities for ESL Students
Quizzes, tests, exercises and puzzles to help you learn English as a Second Language (ESL)

@темы: ESL, English, Grammar, Vocabulary, general links, languages, links


Виселица на un-, ir-, im-, dis- etc.


Prefixes that mean "Not, Opposite"
Each word uses a prefix that means not, opposite" such as dis-, un-, in-, im-, il-, ir-,non-

@темы: English, Games, Vocabulary, Vocabulary Games, links


There are 2077 activities here

Matching, concentration, word search puzzle, and flashcards. Activities with this icon include one or more of these types. Although the activities are Java applets, the flashcards activity is also playable in HTML format. Sample: World Capitals.

Quiz. Sample: Basic Human Anatomy.

Battleship. Sink your opponent's ships by answering questions correctly. Sample: Exponents.

Challenge Board
Challenge board. Score points by answering questions correctly. For one or two players, and available in Flash and HTML formats. Sample: English Irregular Verbs.

Columns. Draw a line between the matching terms in the columns. Sample: Animal Classification.

Cloze. Complete the paragraph by filling in the missing terms. Sample: Mingling at a party.

Hangman. Guess the letters in a hidden word or phrase. Available in Flash and HTML formats. Sample: United States Presidents.

Jumbled Words
Jumbled words. Unscramble the letters to guess a word or phrase. Sample: Latin American Countries.

Patterns. Complete the pattern by choosing the correct item from each group. Sample: Irregular verbs in Spanish.

Picture perfect
Picture perfect. Reveal the entire picture hidden underneath the squares. Sample: Order the Planets.

Pop-ups. Choose the correct answer from a list of choices. Sample: English Vocabulary: To/Two/Too.

Rags to Riches
Rags to riches. Answer increasingly difficult questions in a quest for fame and fortune. Available in Flash and HTML formats. Sample: Luna and Beyond.

Ordered list
Ordered list. Put the list in order before running out of attempts. Sample: Multiplication Madness!

Scavenger hunt
Scavenger hunt. Track down answers to the questions by following the Internet links provided. Sample: Animal Facts.

Survey. Sample: Class and Instructor Evaluation.

Quia's activities were created by individual teachers around the world. To find out how to create your own activities using Quia, click here.

@темы: ESL, English, Games, Vocabulary, Vocabulary Games, general links



About LyricsTraining
LyricsTraining is an easy and fun way to learn and improve your foreign languages skills, through the music videos and the lyrics of your favorite songs.
LyricsTraining also has a special Karaoke mode that lets you sing and enjoy the full lyrics.

LyricsTraining and Language Learning

LyricsTraining is a perfect way to learn and improve your skills with other languages.
LyricsTraining helps you to learn new vocabulary and expressions, and reinforce grammar concepts through continuous exercise of writing the missing words.
But above all, LyricsTraining helps you train your ear to dramatically improve your capacity to recognize sounds and words of a foreign language in a very short time, training your brain almost unconsciously, whether you know the meaning of all the words or not.
Recent studies have shown that simple exposure to the sounds of another language sets up in our brain the structures and connections necessary for learning it.
In addition to that, music is a fun way to learn and listening to different accents and pronunciations allows greater flexibility to test to your ability to recognize the different sound patterns of another language. This is very different from the typical listening exercises in language classes, where the pronunciation is too perfect, which is not entirely practical in a real environment.
LyricsTraining is also a fun way to learn the lyrics of your favorite songs.

@темы: ESL, English, Listening, Vocabulary, links, videos

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