Parapal-Online: Free Interactive English Language Exercises

Posted on Monday, July 15, 2013

Parapal-Online is a great online source of interactive exercises for students of English as a second language. The exercises are varied in type and provide practice in general English, business English, and academic English. There are also colourful activities for children and special resources for mobile devices.

Features:

  • General English exercises on a range of essential topics including grammar, punctuation, spelling, vocabulary, listening, and letter/email writing
  • Academic writing exercises on the fundamentals of essay and paragraph writing and specific types of essays (descriptive, cause and effect, compare and contrast, argumentative)
  • IELTS graph description exercises and Cambridge FCE/CAE exercises
  • Business English exercises for intermediate level
  • Gap-fill and multiple-choice exercises for children
  • Mobile exercises for Android, iPhones, and Blackberries
  • Free downloadable software for creating customized exercises
Site URL: http://www.parapal-online.co.uk/

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Story Arts

Posted on Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Heather Forest's Story Arts is a website about storytelling and methods of using it to develop students' language skills. Packed with exciting resources, the site will be useful for English language teachers seeking to use stories as a teaching aid in their classroom.

Features:

  • Story library with concise versions of world folktales and Aesop's fables for retelling
  • Specialist articles on storytelling and its applications in education
  • Lesson plans, games, and activities prepared for teachers of English as a second language, math, and the sciences
  • List of links to more websites about storytelling
Site URL: http://www.storyarts.org/index.html

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