English blogs for English readers

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 in Listening, Reading, Videos |

Do you have English websites that you like to read?  Here are some blogs and journals that are updated regularly, maybe one of them will make its way into your bookmarks bar! Boing Boing Wonkette Jezebel You Are Not So Smart Bad Science Lifehacker Monbiot News of the...

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Weekly or monthly news sites

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 in Listening, Reading, Videos |

Do you have English websites that you like to read?  Here are some magazine sites that are updated frequently, maybe one of them will make its way into your bookmarks bar! The Economist The Atlantic Monthly Harper’s Mother Jones The New Republic Dissent Adbusters Salon Slate Wired Utne Reader Boston Review Esquire The Onion (satire) San Francisco Bay Guardian Village Voice (New York City) Chicago Reader The...

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Advanced reading activities from the Guardian

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 in Learning Websites, Reading |

The Guardian is an excellent newspaper which is written at a high level.  They also publish classroom material with reading and vocabulary activites for beginning and advanced students.  Perfect if you want to do some practice exercises after reading, and they have an extremely wide range of topics to choose from.

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Natural English explained at UsingEnglish.com

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 in Grammar, Learning Websites, Vocabulary |

Using English is particularly useful for its phrasal verb dictionary, idioms dictionary and ask a teacher forum.  They have quizzes about phrasal verbs and if you have any questions they have special forums for phrasal verbs and idioms.  If you’ve heard an expression in a film or read something in a book that you just can’t understand, ask the helpful people at Using English.  I post there sometimes,...

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Advanced writing techniques for American university students

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 in Grammar, Writing |

The Guide to Grammar and Writing is a resource for American college students so the language on the site is considerably more advanced than on a site for English learners.  However, the information is extensive and you may find the pages on punctuation (under Word and Sentence Level) and sentence combining skills (under Paragraph Level) particularly...

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