The Colon and the Dash

Has the colon and the dash often confused you? When and how should you use them? Here’s a quick writing tip on exactly that, from englishonline.net. So the next time you write something, give these two things a try!

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A very close look at English verbs

Have you noticed that there are different categories or kinds of verbs? What divides them into different kinds though? Here’s an article that explains in-depth about the kinds of verbs we have in the English language: “10 Types of Verbs (and Counting)” 

Check it out and learn how to use verbs and grammar even better! Recommended for intermediate to advanced learners (Levels 400+).

English with Lingualeo

Studying with apps are convenient and can help you study anytime and anywhere. Lingualeo is a grammar app that offers a lot of support:

Regardless of their current level of English, users will find useful exercises and materials in the app:

  • over 200 TED lectures with interactive subtitles
  • 7 trainings in game format for expanding vocabulary
  • 23 English grammar courses
  • over 100,000 texts, articles and excerpts
  • over 50 word kits with pictures, transcriptions and sound recordings
  • ability to practice without an internet connection
  • automatically synced with LinguaLeo.com

Try it out for Android or iOS (iPhone/iPad). Recommended for all learners.

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Verbs and Conjugations with LearnBots

Are verbs and conjugations difficult for you? Try out LearnBots’ verb app for iPhone or iPad users. It has a lot of exercises and support features like animation, native speaker audio, pictures, and list organization. Recommended for all learners.

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That Missing Comma!

Commas often go missing in many learners’ writing because grammar rules are confusing! It’s hard to remember all the rules, and commas can be especially confusing–they’re so small, but they have a major impact on the flow and meaning of a sentence. Here’s a great video that focuses on one specific topic–commas for compound sentences. Watch the video (it’s great for listening practice with a native speaker too). The next time you write compound sentences, you’ll know where that comma should go! Recommended for intermediate learners (Levels 300-400).

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The Road to Better Grammar

Improving your grammar takes some (or a lot of) extra practice. With Road to Grammar, you can take steps to get better at grammar, one activity at a time. The site has many things for you to try, from quizzes and games to worksheets and downloadable resources. Recommended for all levels.

Site Preview:

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Simple English News

You can stay current on news and learn English with Simple English News. This website has news stories and many support features like videos, audio, vocabulary and definitions, and English learning activities. All together, you can learn many different skills and interesting topics! Recommended for beginner and intermediate learners (Levels 100-300).

 

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Practice English Grammar

Grammar rules–remember the comma, don’t add that the es for plural this time, but not always…there are so many English grammar rules. It can be difficult to understand and remember them all, but the app Practice English Grammar can help you! The app offers many grammar practice resources:

  • 1000+ questions
  • 750+ flashcards
  • 100+ learning games
  • 16 topics
  • grammar articles
  • detailed feedback on questions.
  • offline mode availability

Practice English Grammar is available on Android and iOS. Recommended for all learners (Levels 100-800/EAP).

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Level 100 Study Page

Beginner students, we have a Level 100 Study Page! Use the page for class review and extra practice. The page has 10 topics. Each topic has review information, lessons, videos, exercises, or worksheets. The resources are in this post, or go to the Level 100 link from the top menu.

Level 100 Extra Study Material

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Click on the topics below for extra practice. Beginner students can learn from study pages, worksheets, videos, and more.

 

  1. Basic conversations
  2. Describe people, places, and things
  3. Ask for and give information
  4. Ask and answer questions about a person’s job/occupation
  5. Ask about and describe health problems
  6. Ask about and describe the weather
  7. Ask and tell about future activities
  8. Know American currency/money and prices
  9. Listen to and write letters, words, numbers
  10. Typing in English