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Just The Word

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Just The Word collocations - helps you in writing English
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useful and quick online tool for viewing collocations and common learner misuses

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Breaking News English | Reading at 200 wpm | Ukraine Tensions

Breaking News English.com - A FREE speed reading activity on Ukraine Tensions. Comes with more reading, activities, quizzes and a listening.
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This is an example of one of the pages at BNE that has scrolling words to force faster reading.   There are also comprehension questions to accompany it so you can check how you (or your students) are understanding at the different speeds.  

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Seslisozluk vocabulary workout

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Good practice for proficiency/TOEFL/IELTS level vocabulary - English-English definitions/synonyms

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Be Glad Your Nose is on Your Face | 100 Best Poems

Be glad your nose is on your face, not pasted on some other place, for if it were where it is not, you might dislike your nose a lot. Imagine if your precious nose Jack Prelutsky
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A fun poem suitable for intermediate level... some good grammar to play with perhaps, or an inspiration for students to write their own poems!

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TED: Ideas worth spreading

TED: Ideas worth spreading | ESL Reading and Vocabulary Resources | Scoop.it
TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading -- through TED.com, our annual conferences, the annual TED Prize and local TEDx events.
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Obviously, TED Talks can be useful for practicing listening skills, but they may have language or speed issues that make understanding the talk by only the ear difficult.  Fortunately, many of the TED talks have a transcript to accompany them, making them perfect for reading practice.  Reading and listening simultaneously can boost understanding and vocabulary as well as skills like recognizing emphasis and speaking styles.

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Science Daily

Science Daily | ESL Reading and Vocabulary Resources | Scoop.it

If you're interested in science topics, these are short, current articles (in natural ungraded language) that you might find interesting.

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English Vocabulary at Freerice.com

English Vocabulary at Freerice.com | ESL Reading and Vocabulary Resources | Scoop.it
For every correct answer you choose, 10 grains of rice are raised to help end world hunger through the World Food Programme.
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English with a Twist | A Blog About Learning The English Language

English with a Twist | A Blog About Learning The English Language | ESL Reading and Vocabulary Resources | Scoop.it
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Learn English Idioms with a Twist

 

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Free online speed reading software | Spreeder.com

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This site works on reading speed, but doesn't do anything to check comprehension.  Can be set for a level that you like, but I prefer the moving words at breakingnewsenglish because there the text moves as a whole rather than word by word. 

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Telescopic Text © Joe Davis 2008

An exploration of scale and levels of detail. How much or little is contained within the tiniest, most ordinary of moments.
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A fun experiment in sentence and story construction.

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Wiktionary:Academic word list - Simple English Wiktionary

Wiktionary:Academic word list - Simple English Wiktionary | ESL Reading and Vocabulary Resources | Scoop.it
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Simple to review version of the Academic Word List.

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Cambridge Dictionary - Word Families, Building Possibilities

Cambridge Dictionary - Word Families, Building Possibilities | ESL Reading and Vocabulary Resources | Scoop.it

See the different formations of a wide variety of words.

 

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DailyLit: Read books online by daily email and RSS feed

DailyLit: Read books online by daily email and RSS feed | ESL Reading and Vocabulary Resources | Scoop.it

Read books by getting small parts day by day in your email. Choose what you're interested in.  Discuss in community forums.

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Breaking News English

Breaking News English | ESL Reading and Vocabulary Resources | Scoop.it

Current Event readings with coordinated lesson materials that can be done independently or with a class.  

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