Vocabulary Builder

One of the first steps to fluency is learning more vocabulary. Try the Vocabulary Builder app to learn new words. The app has great support: audio pronunciation, definitions, different levels, progress tracking, and more. Recommended for all learners (Levels 100+).

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Minimal Pairs /ð/ and /z/

In a previous post, we introduced pronunciation practice with minimal pairs l and r. Here’s another quick list of minimal pairs th and z. There are beginner, intermediate, and advanced vocabulary you can repeat out loud. Remember, it’s especially useful to try these words in real conversation or with a practice partner so you can check if people understand your pronunciation.


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Minimal Pairs /l/ and /r/

Do you have trouble pronouncing l and r words, especially if they sound similar? For example, can you pronounce lane and rain clearly? These kinds of words are known as pair words.

English Club has a list of /l/ and /r/ minimal pairs that you can practice repeating out loud. There are beginner, intermediate, and advanced vocabulary. It’s quick practice that you can do regularly, and then use the words in real conversation. Check with your friends or teachers to see if your pronunciation is clear or not.


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Daily Conversation Starters

Speaking with people in a foreign language can be very difficult for learners, but that’s also one of the best ways to become fluent. A study group or partner in particular is useful for speaking practice. At Daily ESL, there are a lot of conversation starter exercises designed for a study group or class. Choose your topic, then listen to and read the script. Study the vocabulary, follow the discussion topics and exercises with your study group. These interactive conversation starters are great opportunities to practice speaking! Be sure to use the vocabulary, phrases, and conversation starter topics in your own daily life. Recommended for intermediate learners (Levels 300-400).

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Noun Games at Turtle Diary

Type, race, fly, find, and click those nouns at Turtle Diary. Young or beginner learners can play many different noun games. They’re a good way to study in a fun and relaxing way. Try them out! Recommended for beginner learners (Levels 100-200).

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Singular and Plural Words

Peach/Peaches. Book/Books. These are spelling examples of one (singular) or many things (plural). Review more words with Singular and Plural Match game app. It makes English bright, colorful, and fun! The game is available on iOS. Recommended for beginner learners (Levels 100-200).

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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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News with English Club

With news, you can learn English and a lot of other current topics. English Club has great news podcasts that teaches current events and gives English learning support like vocabulary and exercises related to the podcast. Follow their news regularly and you can try out their monthly quiz. Practice all the different English skills at once–listening, reading, vocabulary, and more! Recommended for intermediate to advanced learners (Levels 400+).

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Words with Friends

May the best friend win–that’s the challenge of Words with Friends! Try out this interactive and fun vocabulary app game. You can play with and challenge people to a test of skill. Think fast and fill the board with words you know! This is the last week of our Spring quarter, so de-stress from final exams with this app game.

The game is available on Android and iOS. You can also play it on Facebook. Recommended for all learners (Levels 100+).

Watch their short video below to see how it works. If you like it, try Words with Friends!

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Picture the Word

Some people learn words with letters and writing easily. For other people, learning words with pictures is easier; when they see an example, it helps them understand the topic better. With the app Vocabulary Group Study, you can learn more than 2,000 words through pictures. It’s like a picture dictionary. The app has other support features like audio to practice listening and speaking, quizzes, examples. You can also use it offline.

Vocabulary Group Study is available for Android. Recommended for beginner learners (Levels 100-200).

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