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LINKS
 

linguee.com: like a dictionary for words AND phrases, with examples from real-life contexts.

http://www.manythings.org/audio/sentences/

http://tatoeba.org/eng/sentences/show/1113237

CONJUGATE ANY VERB
http://conjugator.reverso.net/conjugation-english.html

questions for a new acquaintance
http://www.fun-questions.com/6/icebreakers/fun-questions-to-get-to-know-someone-new-friends.html

more on MODALS
http://www.englishpage.com/modals/modalforms.html

GRAMMAR BASICS FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS
http://www.drlemon.com/Grammar/basics.html

PRONOUNCE TEXT
http://www.acapela-group.com/

TRANSITION WORDS
https://users.wpi.edu/~arivera/transi.html
http://utminers.utep.edu/micontreras/trans.htm
http://www.smart-words.org/linking-words/transition-words.html

“A SHORT OVERVIEW OF ENGLISH SYNTAX”
http://www.lel.ed.ac.uk/grammar/overview.html

FRASES HECHAS - COMMON PHRASES / SAYINGS (pretty damn complete)
http://www.learn-english-today.com/idioms/idiom-alphalists/alpha-list_A/id_A1-abbreviated-aces.html
also:
http://www.knowyourphrase.com/phrase-meanings/a.html
http://www.gingersoftware.com/content/phrase-of-the-day/#.WDSWzJIe7TN

ALL PARTS OF SPEECH BY CATEGORY (GINGER SOFTWARE)
http://www.gingersoftware.com/content/grammar-rules/

COMPARATIVE / SUPERLATIVE:
http://www.materamabilis.es/FUENTES/COMPARATIVE%20AND%20SUPERLATIVE%20ADJECTIVES.pdf

PHRASAL VERBS
A pretty complete list of phrasal verbs: http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/phrasals.htm
The grammar of phrasal verbs: https://www.englishclub.com/grammar/verbs-phrasal-verbs.htm
- http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/phrasals.htm
- http://www.abaenglish.com/blog/25-most-useful-phrasal-verbs/


quiz, assorted: http://a4esl.org/q/h/vm/ppva.html
Intermediate quizzes in many areas: http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/intermediate/
- http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/phrasals.htm
- http://www.abaenglish.com/blog/25-most-useful-phrasal-verbs/

VERBS AND THEIR PREPOSITIONS:
http://www.bedava-ingilizce.com/prepositions/verb_pre.htm
quiz: http://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/verbs-and-prepositions-exercise-1.html

AJECTIVES AND THEIR PREPOSITIONS:
http://www.english-4u.de/adj_prep.html

DEPENDENT PREPOSITIONS (ON VERBS, NOUNS AND ADJECTIVES)
http://www.englishpracticeonline.com/verbs-adjectives-and-dependent-prepositions/

QUIZZES
Phrasal verbs, assorted: http://a4esl.org/q/h/vm/ppva.html
Intermediate quizzes in many areas: http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/intermediate/
Advanced level quizzes in many areas: http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/advanced/
comparative/superlative: http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=6009
verbs and their prepositions: http://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/verbs-and-prepositions-exercise-1.html

CONVERSATION / ESSAY QUESTIONS
Essay Questions on various topics: http://ieltsliz.com/100-ielts-essay-questions/
conversational questions: http://www.proofreadingservices.com/blogs/esl/14711713-24-excellent-esl-conversation-questions-for-adults
interesting conversation starters: http://www.alexandrafranzen.com/2014/11/26/100-questions-to-spark-conversation-connection-at-the-thanksgiving-table/


COMPREHENSIVE ENGLISH QUIZZES
quizzes: http://www.learnenglishfeelgood.com/esl-english-grammar-exercises.html
http://www.englishliteracysite.com/english-literacy-exercises.html (for native and near-native)

DIALOGUE LISTENING / READING

3 different ways to say the same thing http://www.agendaweb.org/listening/practical-english-conversations.html

http://www.thirdcoastfestival.org/library/887-all-you-need-is-a-wall-memo ——
what is happening?
what is the grandmother’s name?
what does the narrator tell her grandmother as she is lying in bed?
what is the recording they listen to?
Whose voice is on one of the recordings?
What is the wall, bed, hillside- what does it mean?

http://www.thirdcoastfestival.org/library/1143-all-grown-up-blues ——
how old is the mother? how old is the daughter?
what is the difference between the mother’s childhood and the childhood she is providing for her child, according to her?
what does the little girl want to be when she grows up?
what is the dilemma that the mother feels about raising her child?

http://www.thirdcoastfestival.org/library/1737-what-happened-to-greg-and-what-happens-to-him-next ——
What is the relationship between the narrator and the person he is describing? Where had they met? What happened to Greg? What does the narrator thinks will happen now to Greg, in the afterlife?

 

SOUTHERNISMS:
http://www.examiner.com/article/southern-isms-50-of-the-funniest-southern-expressions-and-colloquialisms

 

vocab: feelings

 


GAME-DICTIONARY (advanced)
http://www.merriam-webster.com/word-games/june-wod-2016

REPORTED SPEECH
http://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/reported-speech-exercise-5.html
http://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/reported-speech-exercise-4.html

MORE REPORTED SPEECH:
http://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/reported-speech-exercises.html


JOKES
https://www.englishclub.com/esl-jokes/1~index.htm - jokes levl 1
https://www.englishclub.com/esl-jokes/3~index.htm - jokes level 2
https://www.englishclub.com/esl-jokes/5~index.htm - jokes level 3
more of all levels - http://www.esljokes.net/contents.html
more: http://iteslj.org/c/jokes.html

DUO LINGO

COMICS

memes

 

ESOTERIC VOCABULARY
http://users.tinyonline.co.uk/gswithenbank/unuwords.htm

 

ONOMATOPOEIA
categories: http://examples.yourdictionary.com/5-examples-of-onomatopoeia.html
alfabetical list: http://www.onomatopoeialist.com/

GAMES
Would You Rather(3)
http://either.io/
https://www.rrrather.com/
http://would-you-rather-quiz.com/
Scruples
https://quizlet.com/9224133/scruples-flash-cards/original
Taboo
http://www.playtaboo.com/playpage.php
Family Feud
http://zone.msn.com/gameplayer/gameplayer.aspx?game=familyfeud&instance=default&dr=t

 

English vocabulary

Sam Lloyd's mathematical puzzles (Will Shortz recommendation)

 

FUNNY:

english is crazy
http://www.boredpanda.com/funny-english-language-jokes/

designer problems:
https://www.demilked.com/comic-illustrated-designer-problems-seth-roberts-brian-hawes-creative-market/

 

ARTICLES (copied from other link page, not necessarily English lessons-related

Driver claps along, dies happy.

more about tumeric

CIA torture report, 2014

Battling cancer with a low carb, hi fat diet

Thailand - Meditation Retreat 1

Vipassana Meditation Centers Network Directory

Aimee Mann on her lyrics

Fitness Center donates exercise balls to grade school

OCCUPY and TEA PARTY united in distrust of concentrated power

"Douchebag" white racist slur

Monkey Selfie

photographer trades service for lodging, travels the world

two pastors and 90 year old man jailed for feeding the homeless

Uses for Banana Peels

extraordinary photos of animals in the wild

50 Shades Of Grey written by a man

8 major types of WINE