Thursday, 18 April 2013

Cambridge English Readers

More good novels for language learners to read in English. The link takes you to their website with placement tests to help you choose your reading level and also worksheets based on the books.

Penguin Readers

Penguin Readers are English books at different levels to help make reading in English easy. You'll find sample chapters and some audio in the link. Penguin Readers and Oxford Bookworm titles are easily available in Germany. At a bookstore near you or online.

Bookworms :: Oxford Bookworms Library

Bookworms :: Oxford Bookworms Library

If you like reading in English you'll love these books. They come in 7 levels of English and are really fun. They also have apps available on the app store to read as e-books.

Funny!


Tuesday, 9 April 2013

False Friends Quiz

A short 12 question quiz on 'false friends' - words which sound the same in English and German but mean different things.

An easy quiz on nationalities

Business Englisch-Test

Verhandlungsicher?

Englisch ist im Job meist unabdingbar. Wie fit sind Sie im Umgang mit der Weltsprache? Testen Sie Ihren englischen Wortschatz, Ihre Grammatik-Kenntnisse und Ihre interkulturelle Kompetenz!

A Business English Test from the Süddeutsche Zeitung Online

German Coast Guard



So funny it's worth posting again.

Coffee Crossword Quiz for English Learners

Find lots of quizzes and crosswords on the BBC Learning English website.

Global Traffic Jam

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/general/sixminute/2013/03/130321_6min_traffic_jam.shtml

A podcast from the BBC's excellent 6 minute English series.

The flatmates - a series of short videos from BBC Learning English

The flatmates - a series of short videos from BBC Learning English

Report on death of ex-prime minister Thatcher from BBC Learning English

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/language/wordsinthenews/2013/04/130408_witn_margaret_thatcher.shtml

English Grammar in Use: Present Simple

A video clearly explaining the use of the present simple tense

3 Rules for Success

3 Rules for success

Ian McMaster reviews the book Simplify your life on Business Spotlight

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

ELLLO English Learning Listening Library Online

ELLLO has lots of listening texts which allow you to just listen or to listen and read at the same time. They also have some video content. A good site for practicing listening and understanding.