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University of Oxford Podcasts - Audio and Video Lectures

University of Oxford Podcasts - Audio and Video Lectures | OER for ELT - The Four Skills | Scoop.it
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Extremely useful for students who are planning to study abroad

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Musical English Lessons International

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Rossana_Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/TEFL-and-ICT-updates/109187459162342


Here is the review on FB: This site is a bit jumbled format-wise, but it offers scores of free worksheets with ready-made lyric gapfills. There’s a long list of artists, and each lyric sheet has tips on how to use the song in class. I’m keen to try, “Do You Want to Know a Secret?” for reported speech or maybe even “Whenever, Wherever” to practice gerunds and infinitives.

 

Musical English Lessons International grants teachers & students  permission to copy and use (but not sell) any of the ideas & information on the website. (so it is not exactly CC....but very similar!).

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Rossana Mandich's comment, May 16, 2013 11:36 AM
An unusual copyright, I know. Same as a CC license, but without the CC logos. I feel it's an Open resource, what do you think?
Francesca V's comment, May 19, 2013 3:00 AM
I think it's a great resource, but I'm not sure about the licence either.
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English Literature - Open Tapestry

English Literature - Open Tapestry | OER for ELT - The Four Skills | Scoop.it
Online learning platform that makes teaching simpler and learning more effective for educators and organizations. Adapt web content and tools to fit learner needs. Sign up for free!
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Francesca_https://www.facebook.com/pages/Open-Tapestry/206588836134566?fref=ts

https://twitter.com/OpenTapestry. There is educational content that you can use and adapt. The link http://www.opentapestry.com/courses/English%20Literature

leads you to very interesting material about English Literature.

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Rossana Mandich's comment, May 16, 2013 2:44 PM
Interesting collection of various materials. Teachers who're looking for materials on English Literature will find inspiration! However, not all the resources in the collection are CC.
Stefania Deplano's comment, May 18, 2013 10:15 AM
Very useful and practical. I’m going to try the platform soon and the English literature materials as well. Unfortunately the Facebook link doesn’t work.
Frailasteros Vasadema's comment, May 19, 2013 2:56 AM
The facebook link is now working
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Free English Grammar

Free English Grammar | OER for ELT - The Four Skills | Scoop.it

Free English Grammar online by prof Raffaele Nardella, Entry test, Courses, Audio and Video Grammar with interactive exercises, Communities Facebook, Google + e YouTube...

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Francesca_https://www.facebook.com/ranardel?fref=ts

A resource in Italian. Tests, courses, video and audio material. CC By NC ND

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Rossana Mandich's comment, April 28, 2013 4:51 AM
Thanks! The grammar tables and explanations are well organized and I'm sure Italian students will appreciate them. The Lessons are under copyright, unfortunately. The FB page looks useful as Mr Nardella gives interesting suggestions. Not much interaction with people who visit the page.
ilaria salvadori's comment, May 15, 2013 6:51 PM
Wow, an italian website...! it's the first I've came across lately!
Stefania Deplano's comment, May 18, 2013 10:22 AM
Very useful grammar reference with lots of interactive exercises. I like the idea of a grammar resource in Italian especially for low level students and for remedial work.
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Voices in the Dark - Free MP3 Audio Books

Voices in the Dark - Free MP3 Audio Books | OER for ELT - The Four Skills | Scoop.it
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Francesca_https://twitter.com/La_llama_feliz/status/184890769163829248:

Audio books and stories read aloud by real people for free! CC licence

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Rossana Mandich's comment, May 2, 2013 11:56 AM
I believe these sort of resources are greatly appreciated by students, if they are trained on how to use them.
ilaria salvadori's comment, May 15, 2013 6:30 PM
A teacher, we cannot forget the efficacy of audio books.
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MisCositas.com: Materials for ESL and EFL

MisCositas.com: Materials for ESL and EFL | OER for ELT - The Four Skills | Scoop.it
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Francesca_http://www.facebook.com/pages/MisCositascom/190662591830?ref=ts:

Materials for ESL and EFL: curriculum units, videos, realia and links. CC material.

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Rossana Mandich's comment, April 25, 2013 1:49 PM
Thanks! Click here for ELT material http://www.miscositas.com/english.html. The FB page givesa a lot of useful hints (for Spanish teachers, mostly, but not only). there's no interaction on the page.
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English Banana.com - the Best Free Website for Learning English. With free course books, podcasts, worksheets, games and quizzes for learning English!

English Banana.com - the Best Free Website for Learning English. With free course books, podcasts, worksheets, games and quizzes for learning English! | OER for ELT - The Four Skills | Scoop.it
We've got lots of free podcasts, downloads, books, games and quizzes for learning English!
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Stefania_ https://twitter.com/englishbanana/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/English-Bananacom/482358571820058

This site offers free printable resources for teaching and learning English. Creative Commons license.

 

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Rossana Mandich's comment, April 21, 2013 5:28 AM
Thanks! As the licence is only BY, the materials can be adapted. Great!
Francesca Vaghi's comment, May 14, 2013 1:20 PM
WOW! This is a veritable mine of material! You only need a good sight (fonts are a bit too small) and a bit of time to look for what you have in mind..
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Welcome to LORO - LORO , a collection of resources to support language teaching and learning

Welcome to LORO - LORO ,  a collection of resources to support language teaching and learning | OER for ELT - The Four Skills | Scoop.it
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Rossana_originally from the page Open Educational Resources (Facebook).

Contains resources for language teaching (English and other languages) available to download and reuse, including those used by the Department of Languages at the Open University, UK.

 

The materials made available via LORO ("Materials") are released under the terms of either of two Creative Commons licences:

i) The Attribution, Non-commercial, No Derivatives license
ii) The Attribution, Non-commercial Share Alike license.

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Francesca Vaghi's comment, May 14, 2013 1:13 PM
The English downloadable material has a very high level, so this is a resource which is particularly useful for students with CEF levels going from B2 to C2
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College Open Textbooks - repository of OT browsed by subject

College Open Textbooks - repository of OT browsed by subject | OER for ELT - The Four Skills | Scoop.it
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Francesca_https://www.facebook.com/pages/College-Open-Textbooks/159558390730891?fref=ts: College Open Textbooks is a nonprofit coalition of 15 institutions formed to help reduce the cost of textbooks by finding and promoting the use of public domain, peer reviewed textbooks.

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Rossana Mandich's comment, April 20, 2013 10:31 AM
Thanks! I liked the books on writing. Finding OER on writing is not always easy!
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Loudlit.org: literature for your eyes and ears

Loudlit.org: literature for your eyes and ears | OER for ELT - The Four Skills | Scoop.it
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Francesca_https://www.facebook.com/pages/LoudLitorg/158945514151497?fref=ts: It delivers public domain literature paired with high quality audio performances. They pair together great literature and accompanying audio. Materials are under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs2.5 License

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Rossana Mandich's comment, April 21, 2013 5:31 AM
I love it! Very useful. Adult syudents are often intersted in reading and listening to books, but they don't know where to start from!
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elllo: learn real English language with free listening, reading, and vocabulary activities and downloads

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Rossana_https://www.facebook.com/pages/Elllo/154569237896759: An English language listening website for esl/efl students and teachers. The site provides hundreds of interactive listening activities. Students can listen to interviews, watch flash audio slide shows, take quizes and download free MP3 files of the activities. CC licence.

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Francesca V's comment, May 18, 2013 8:58 AM
ELLLO.org is a great site! I've been using it for years, and I always recommend it to my students. Some of them have really improved their listening skills.
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Grammar Meets Conversation: Wh-questions (1) - Getting To Know You worksheet - iSLCollective.com - Free ESL worksheets

Grammar Meets Conversation: Wh-questions (1) - Getting To Know You worksheet - iSLCollective.com - Free ESL worksheets | OER for ELT - The Four Skills | Scoop.it
Grammar Meets Conversation: Wh-questions (1) - Getting To Know You Grammar-based ´Getting to know you´ worksheet aimed at practising the use of correct wh-question words, speaking, listening, asking for clarification, asking to repeat, note-taking...
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Rossana_https://www.facebook.com/iSLCollective

Website where teachers upload materials (.doc), often under a CC licence, (but not always!) as in the above example (I've personally used Philip's materials, they're great!), or this one http://en.islcollective.com/worksheets/worksheet_page?id=29398


It's a community of language teachers from around the globe who share their home-made worksheets .
You can download and save any ready-made, printable worksheets in doc format. Free registration and download.
Just make sure there are no mistakes in the worksheets, as sometimes this happens!

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Francesca Vaghi's comment, May 14, 2013 12:46 PM
Get on the resources page.. and you'll find any type of lesson you need! Unfortunately it is not all with a CC licence, but there is a veru useful search menu at the topo of the page: you can choose skills, vocabulary function, CEF level..
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Downloadable lesson materials

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As a new addition to the ELT-Resourceful site, I am now adding free downloadable materials, on PDFs. Just click on the link below each picture. All comments very welcome. http://youtu.be/MtV5kfH4lX...
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Rossana_ https://www.facebook.com/ELTresourceful.


Ready-to-use lessons with video and pdf, written by a skilled ELT materials writer. CC licence. Useful indications on CEF levels and skills involved.

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Stefania Deplano's comment, May 18, 2013 10:21 AM
Very good blog! If you go to downloadable lesson materials you find a very useful link for listening activities. http://storycorps.org/ Lots of recorded true stories and interviews, some of them animated. If you go to ‘education’ button there’s also a downloadable good guide lesson plan with suggestions for using the audio materials.
Francesca V's comment, May 19, 2013 3:04 AM
This is very useful material, although I am not sure about the licence
Rossana Mandich's comment, May 20, 2013 6:13 PM
The CC licence can be found inside the downloadable pdf documents
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Free graded readers for extensive reading - Teaching English

Free graded readers for extensive reading - Teaching English | OER for ELT - The Four Skills | Scoop.it
Extensive reading, extensive reading programme, graded readers, graded readers for Kindle, learning English, Teaching English, free graded readers
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for kindle, too
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LibriVox

LibriVox | OER for ELT - The Four Skills | Scoop.it
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Francesca_https://www.facebook.com/pages/Librivox/6052898669?fref=ts;&nbsp

https://twitter.com/tesResources/status/335658762130051073

Various pronunciations are accurate) is an online digital library of free public domain audiobooks, read by volunteers. The LibriVox objective is "to make all books in the public domain available, for free, in audio format on the internet".

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ilaria salvadori's comment, May 15, 2013 6:22 PM
A super-site, no comment...a point of reference for our class work!
Stefania Deplano's comment, May 18, 2013 9:02 AM
Brilliant, pleasant, useful!
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Open Content | University of Oxford Podcasts - Audio and Video Lectures

Open Content | University of Oxford Podcasts - Audio and Video Lectures | OER for ELT - The Four Skills | Scoop.it
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Stefania_ https://twitter.com/oxfordpodcasts

'Oxford University provides open content under a Creative Common license free for reuse, remixing and redistribution in education worldwide. A number of open content projects under the OpenSpires  umbrella http://openspires.oucs.ox.ac.uk/

 have made thousands of high-quality materials available for the benefit of international education.'

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Rossana Mandich's comment, May 2, 2013 11:51 AM
Thanks! Great source of materials that teachers can adapt to suit their students' needs!
Francesca Vaghi's comment, May 14, 2013 1:26 PM
Well, from a 'noble' university, some seriously good CC lectures. For higher CEF levels.
ilaria salvadori's comment, May 15, 2013 6:50 PM
Reusable open content project, especially that about Shakespeare.
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Simple English Wikipedia: an easier Wikipedia with easier terms and grammar

Simple English Wikipedia: an easier Wikipedia with easier terms and grammar | OER for ELT - The Four Skills | Scoop.it
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Francesca_https://www.facebook.com/pages/Simple-Wikipedia/63686501319

https://twitter.com/BestProAdvice/status/318411357479395329

The Simple English Wikipedia is for everyone! That includes children and adults who are learning English.

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Francesca Vaghi's comment, May 14, 2013 1:23 PM
They are lazy fat asses!... only joking!
ilaria salvadori's comment, May 15, 2013 6:27 PM
U R Right! lazy...the only use of FB is for chatting and homework trade, unfortunately. Trying to let it appear a didactic tool is a bet.
Stefania Deplano's comment, May 18, 2013 10:24 AM
Very practical. I always suggest this page to my students as a first step.
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LEARN NC: K–12 teaching and learning · from the UNC School of Education

LEARN NC: K–12 teaching and learning · from the UNC School of Education | OER for ELT - The Four Skills | Scoop.it
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Francesca_https://twitter.com/LEARNNC:

A repository of a miscellaneous type of material: lesson plans, learning materials. CC licence

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Rossana Mandich's comment, April 25, 2013 1:42 PM
I think the Twirtter page could be used as a source of materials to be adapted for ELT. There are a number of useful articles here http://www.learnnc.org/search?area=&phrase=english I haven't been unable to find learning materials for EFL, any help? ;-)
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The Mixxer - a free educational website for language exchanges via Skype | The Mixxer

The Mixxer - a free educational website for language exchanges via Skype | The Mixxer | OER for ELT - The Four Skills | Scoop.it
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Stefania_  https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Mixxer-Language-Exchange/104698579584497?fref=ts

this educational language exchange site helps learners and teachers to find language partners to improve foreign language fluency. Users practice a foreign language for free via Skype with a native speaker.

 

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Rossana Mandich's comment, May 2, 2013 11:55 AM
I love the idea of language exchange! Do you think FB really helps students get in touch with perspective partners? or does the exchange take place better on the website?
Francesca Vaghi's comment, May 14, 2013 1:17 PM
The idea behind it is inspiring: combine free lessons from the internet with activities for language exchanges with your partner. Especially suitable for self-teaching
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English Conversations - English Conversation for Language Learners | English Conversations

English Conversations - English Conversation for Language Learners | English Conversations | OER for ELT - The Four Skills | Scoop.it
Free English Conversations, Dialogues, Lessons, Courses, and Conversation Partners for English Language Learners. Also get Interactive Stories for Listening and Speaking.
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Stefania_ https://www.facebook.com/pages/English-Conversations/258050719393

They provide English language learners with real conversations, dialogues, interactive stories, bilingual recordings, lessons, and courses. Creative Commons licence.

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Rossana Mandich's comment, April 20, 2013 9:59 AM
Very useful! Thanks! I like the fact that you can dowload audios to use in class. The materials are suitable for beginners, too.
Francesca Vaghi's comment, May 14, 2013 1:06 PM
They aren't full lessons, but there are many! downloadable listenings and videos.
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Lessonstream.org by Jamie Keddie

Lessonstream.org by Jamie Keddie | OER for ELT - The Four Skills | Scoop.it
Formerly TEFLClips, ELTON award winner. By Jamie Keddie.
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Rossana _https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lessonstream/143749975678567

Ready -to-use complete lessons that you can dowload and use for free.

Very complete and professional! CC by-nc-sa (3.0)

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Francesca Vaghi's comment, May 14, 2013 1:02 PM
Unfortunately, there is not much material, but everything is CC and the lessons normally mention:Language level,Learner type,Time,Activity,Topic,Language timeline,Materials
ilaria salvadori's comment, May 15, 2013 6:33 PM
I must confess: I've appreciated the resources since the very beginning and I've decided to use one, "Message in the bottle" in my 4th secondary class. A success!
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Subject:Languages - Wikibooks, open books for an open world

Subject:Languages - Wikibooks, open books for an open world | OER for ELT - The Four Skills | Scoop.it
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Francesca_https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wikibooks/7622207049: A collection of open-content textbooks that anyone can edit by clicking on the "edit this page" tab that appears at the top of each page. All contributions remain under the ownership of the author. The Creative Commons attribution-share alike license ensures that the content (and its derivative works) will always remain freely distributable and reproducible.

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Rossana Mandich's comment, April 20, 2013 10:34 AM
Thanks! I found these two particularly interesting: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/English_in_Use
http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/English_for_B2_Students
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Real Life English

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Community, Culture & Integrated Learning
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Stefania_ https://www.facebook.com/GetRealLifeEnglish?fref=ts

A very active English speaking community started by a group of native speaking English teachers. It’s free and open. It offers multimedia resources, tips, updates and support. There’s a complete list of articles, free mini-courses and good ESL conversation podcasts. 

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Rossana Mandich's comment, April 12, 2013 4:56 PM
Thanks Stefania! I didn't know this blog. It looks really interesting and useful.
Francesca Vaghi's comment, May 14, 2013 12:57 PM
It is full of up-to-date listening material.. and not only that!
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English Language Teaching Materials | Hancock McDonald ELT

English Language Teaching Materials | Hancock McDonald ELT | OER for ELT - The Four Skills | Scoop.it
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Ilaria_Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hancock.mcdonald

web site: http://hancockmcdonald.com/materials?page=1 on a CC Licence (by)

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Rossana Mandich's comment, April 20, 2013 10:53 AM
Great!! Good materials, and they can be adapted, too! I liked the fact that you can browse by CEF levels.
Francesca Vaghi's comment, May 14, 2013 12:48 PM
I especially like the great ideas about the 'before and after' listening activities!
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Teaching English Toolkit - ELT Materials

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Rossana_ https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=421169031277566&id=169848199702640

 

Most of the resources on this site are licensed under a Creative Commons License (BY,NC,ND) and are accessible for free, especially the listening activities, which are varied and interesting. Teaching packs, on the other hand, are for sale only.

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Francesca Vaghi's comment, May 14, 2013 12:50 PM
I especially like the great ideas about the 'before and after' listening activities!
ilaria salvadori's comment, May 15, 2013 6:48 PM
A lot of resources are sold, even if the prices are very low, while others are free. Anyway, there are useful ELT lessons.