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Site of the Month 2011

Site Of The Month December 2011 ~ Exam English
Tara Benwell
If you’re preparing for an English exam, you’ll find plenty of free practice tests on the Exam English site. This site provides tips, articles, FAQ, and practice questions for IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC, and other international ESL/EFL exams. The site will also help you determine the level you have already reached based on CEF levels.

Site Of The Month November 2011 ~ The Free Dictionary
Tara Benwell
You have probably come across The Free Dictionary when looking up definitions for words online. Many people do not realize that The Free Dictionary offers more than just definitions. Visit the homepage and you will find Word of the Day, Article of the Day, Today’s Birthday, Quotation of the Day, a Spelling Bee (listen and […]

Site Of The Month October 2011 ~ English Online France
Tara Benwell
This site is full of self-study activities that you can do to practise your English language skills. There are games, listening exercises, typing exercises, text reconstruction activities, and matching activities.

Site Of The Month September 2011 ~ English Addicts
Tara Benwell
English Addicts is a self-study site for English learners based on current events from around the world. Choose from over 1500 lessons ranging from easy to difficult. Lessons include vocabulary, reading, listening, and typing tasks. There are also discussion questions and speaking tasks for teachers to use in class. Audio files are downloadable, and a […]

Site Of The Month August 2011 ~ Word Hippo
Tara Benwell
Word Hippo is a simple vocabulary resource that can help you when you have a quick question. If you need to find a synonym of a word, simply type it into the field “What’s another word for…”. Looking up a word in this way is similar to checking an online dictionary. If you want the […]

Site Of The Month July 2011 ~ Video Jug
Tara Benwell
Are you good at life? Video Jug can help you learn English as well as thousands of other useful things. This massive collection of “how to” videos is divided into separate channels. You can watch videos on beauty, technology, dating, or any other subject you are interested in. The “how to” videos come with a […]

Site Of The Month June 2011 ~ VocabAhead
Tara Benwell
VocabAhead is a vocabulary building site that is useful for advanced English language learners. Visit the study room, where you will find video explanations of at least 1000 difficult words. If you are preparing for exams or standardized tests, these words will be extremely useful for you. You’ll be less likely to forget the words […]

Site Of The Month May 2011 ~ Storynory
Tara Benwell
Storynory is a collection of free audio stories. Every week, since November 2005, Storynory has been publishing a new audio story on its site. You can imagine how big the collection is! These stories are a combination of classics, fairytales, original stories, and adaptations from around the world. You can read along with the text […]

Site Of The Month April 2011 ~ Storyline Online
Tara Benwell
Storyline Online is a website produced by the Screen Actors Guild Foundation. It features streaming video of actors reading popular children’s stories. Captions are available for each story, so that you can read along as you listen and watch. The professional actors provide extremely animated readings that can help you become familiar with the rhythm […]

Site Of The Month March 2011 ~ PhraseMix
Tara Benwell
This site is for advanced English learners who want to learn new words and expressions that are used “in the real world”, such as “Can I slide past you?” or “It seemed like a no-brainer”. A new phrase is added each day, along with a cartoon, an easy explanation, and a few examples. Phrases are […]

Site Of The Month February 2011 ~ Vocaroo
Tara Benwell
Vocaroo is a voice recording service that requires no registration. All you need is a microphone (built in works fine) and something to talk about. After clicking “Allow”, record your voice instantly. Then decide how you want to share your recording. You can email it to a friend or embed it in a blog. If […]

Site Of The Month January 2011 ~ VocabSushi
Tara Benwell
This is a vocabulary building site that is useful for advanced learners and those who are taking standardized tests such as the TOEIC, TOEFL, or SAT. The founder is an SAT tutor whose theory is that vocabulary should be learned in bite-sized pieces. The vocabulary is taught in context using contemporary examples from the news […]