Posted on Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The aptly-named Bibliomania is a wonderful stop for hearty fans of classic literature. Designed in a simple but friendly style, the site offers full texts of thousands of literary works by classic writers from different historical periods. Besides the texts, useful study guides and reference works such as Rhys' Biographical Dictionary of English Literature and Simonds' History of American Literature are also included to aid students in understanding the authors and the history of literature.


  • Classic fction, poetry, and short stories by timeless writers from Joseph Addison to W. B. Yeats
  • Classic drama including all of Shakespeare's plays and selected masterpieces by Moliere such as "The Miser" and "The Misanthrope"
  • Interviews with famous authors and special articles on various literary topics of interest
  • Study guides to some of the tougher works written specially for school and university students
  • Research section with a searchable library of reference books, biographies, religious texts, and non-fiction classics
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English Specialist

Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013

English Specialist is another useful website for the independent ESL student looking for free practice materials on the Internet. Neat and simple, the site offers a rich collection of resources designed for self-study including execises, quizzes, worksheets, and games.


  • Interactive exercises, worksheets, and oral drills focusing on key points of English grammar and structure
  • Topic-based quizzes and activities for thematic building of everyday vocabulary
  • Texts for reading comprehension practice
  • Fun section with jokes, tongue twisters, and games
  • List of recommended ESL websites
  • Can be used by students of English at various levels of proficiency: elementary, pre-intermediate, intermediate, upper-intermediate
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