How to Use the Web to HAVE SOME FUN - and improve your English too!!
Question: Books, style guides, newspapers, magazines, TV, movies, radio, podcasts, games, quizes... What do all these things have in common?
Answer: You can pretty much get all of these, FOR FREE, on the internet. AND, while your having fun, you may pick up some English skills too.
Obviously, I am writing for my ESL people out there, but I think you natives will find this informative and helpful as well, ( and maybe you can use it in YOUR classrooms... )
There are SO MANY RESOURCES out there for your enjoyment; let's review some of the best. Today, why don't we focus on the big scary...
Have a grammar problem, check out some of the following online resources...
-GRAMMAR GIRL: http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/
This site is really great for ADVANCED learners, or for native teachers, etc. Almost EVERY grammar question is answer on this site... The grammar tips are given in the form of a very easy-to-listen-to podcast. Check out this one, on the subject of WHO vs. WHOM:
Here is a DIRECT LINK to the podcast for that day.
-GRAMMAR BYTES is another really great resource for your grammar questions. This site is targeted at the intermediate ESL learner Their site is full of worksheets, tests, and exercises... BUT, best of all, they have a YOUTUBE CHANNEL:
OK, let's get one more link in here:
ENGLISH-JAPANESE SENTENCES, 500 pages of them!!
How do you say 何でわたしなの? in English? How can you say お行儀よくしなさい?? Just hop on over to this website, with THOUSANDS of simple phrases translated from English to Japanese, and back. On this site you can actually learn a bunch of OTHER languages, from Arabic to Korea, from Hindi to French...
Well, that's all for today folks, check back here again soon for more links, sites, and quick and dirty tips!