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Zuletzt geändert am: Sun, 22.02.2009 von Sigrid Wagner-Dorka

Englisch lernen, üben und wiederholen im Internet

Grammar Exercises

Here is an interesting link for all those students who enjoy clicking on a choice of buttons and learn English at the same time. All you need is a computer, and a few minutes of extra study time. Your results will improve if you repeat the exercises the next day. Regular users will be most successful. Have fun. grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/quiz_list.htm


English Language Sources on the Internet

Why not use the internet for learning purposes, too?
FIVE STEPS to become perfect:

  1. Make a habit of looking at a good-quality English website regularly for a few minutes a day. EVERY DAY!
  2. Read along, read aloud, read diagonally, read for pleasure or read for information, BUT: READ!
  3. Check the words you don't know: there are websites that help you find the meaning of the word (www.leo.org, www.dict.cc, and others). Or use your old-fashioned book on the shelf. BUT: USE ONE!
  4. Make sure you remember some of the words, structures, stylistic elements used in the text. Type them up in an extra document on your computer, re-read them tomorrow, and don't forget to re-read the entries you made yesterday. REPEAT!
  5. Sooner or later you should notice a progress! Then tell yourself: Well done! By then, your habit might even have changed into a hobby. CONGRATULATIONS!

Here are 14 links to get you started: (enough for the first couple of weeks. And there are, of course, many many more...)

Websites for ESL-Students (ESL = English as a Second Language):
English news for ESL-Students:
- read. listen, fill in gaps, answer questions, and check solutions www.englishclub.com/listening/news.htm
- listen while reading (repeatedly): www.manythings.org/listen/ eg: obama09031.html
American collection of (many!) links for ESL-Students: eslus.com/esl/resource.htm

GB-Newspapers:
The Times - www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/
The Guardian - www.guardian.co.uk/
The Independent - www.independent.co.uk/

US-Newspapers:
The New York Times - www.nytimes.com/
The Washington Post - www.washingtonpost.com/
Chicago Tribune - www.chicagotribune.com/

Magazines:
The Economist - www.economist.com/
Time Magazine - www.time.com/time/
The New Yorker - www.newyorker.com/

Israel and the Arab world:
The Jerusalem Post - www.jpost.com/
Al Jazeera - english.aljazeera.net/

Movies:
Internet Movie Database - www.imdb.com/

WD, 07 February 2009