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The Merit School Magazine
Articles, resources and news for English language students.
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Expert Proficiency Resources

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All the Student's Resource Book audio material available online.

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Daily Writing Tips

Daily articles on grammar, spelling, misused words, punctuation, fiction writing, freelance writing and more!
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Browse the Digital Public Library of America

Browse the Digital Public Library of America | The Merit School Magazine | Scoop.it
The Digital Public Library of America is a huge collection of digitized artifacts and exhibits from museums and libraries across the United States. Through the DPLA you can find documents, books, images, audio recordings, and video clips.
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David Corp's curator insight, April 23, 2013 9:37 AM

This looks like a fascinating resource. It seems to be open to developers to create different apps based on resources. There are photo / video exhibtions, archives, timelines, etc.

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Duolingo: Free Language Learning App

Duolingo: Free Language Learning App | The Merit School Magazine | Scoop.it

Duolingo provides fun extra language work, especially for beginners who want to pratcise listening, reading and speaking. The best thing is that it's free!

 

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English Grammar in Use Online

English Grammar in Use Online | The Merit School Magazine | Scoop.it

The popular grammar practice book online covering all of the grammar points from the intermediate level book. The first 6 units are free and then you must buy a subscription for access to the rest of the material. 

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Business English Vocabulary and Grammar Exercises

Business English Vocabulary and Grammar Exercises | The Merit School Magazine | Scoop.it
BusinessEnglishSite.com - Business English Vocabulary and Grammar Exercises for ESL Students
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Vidtionary: A Video Dictionary

Vidtionary: A Video Dictionary | The Merit School Magazine | Scoop.it
See and hear the meaning

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This looks fun. I reckon my two year old son would like this.

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Beth Panitz, Ed.D.'s curator insight, June 30, 2013 11:07 AM

Great contribution to Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, June 30, 2013 10:17 PM

Great tool for reaching visual and auditory learners!

Mrs Le Roy's curator insight, February 3, 2014 4:15 AM

un dictionnaire où on peut voir et entendre le sens des mots !

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Flo-Joe for First Certificate, Certificate in Advanced English and Certificate of Proficiency in English

Flo-Joe for First Certificate, Certificate in Advanced English and Certificate of Proficiency in English | The Merit School Magazine | Scoop.it
flo-joe: an online service for teachers and students preparing for cambridge first certificate in english (fce), certificate in advanced english (cae) and certificate of proficiency in english (cpe).
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English-Spanish Dictionary

English-Spanish Dictionary | The Merit School Magazine | Scoop.it
Diccionario español-inglés y buscador con acceso a millones de traducciones hechas por otras personas.
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Free Ebooks

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Freebook Sifter highlights newly free ebook titles, displaying them in a list according to their Amazon ratings and average star stats
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TEDEd: Lessons Worth Sharing

TEDEd: Lessons Worth Sharing | The Merit School Magazine | Scoop.it

Use engaging videos on TED-Ed to create customized lessons. You can use, tweak, or completely redo any lesson featured on TED-Ed, or create lessons from scratch based on any video from YouTube.  You must check this out.  Thanks to Rachel!

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Intercanvis Lingüístics

Intercanvis Lingüístics | The Merit School Magazine | Scoop.it

Apunta’t a un intercanvi lingüístic i practica llengües amb persones natives. Aquesta és la proposta que et fa el Talk 10, el servei d’intercanvi lingüístic de la UPC. Si hi participes, no només podràs millorar el coneixement d’anglès i altres idiomes, sinó també conèixer gent i cultures d’altres llocs i passar-ho bé. Comprova-ho! És gratuït i està obert a tothom.

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Elizabeth SanFe's comment, February 18, 2013 8:03 AM
Quan es això?
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Masterclass

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The complete audio for Proficiency Masterclass Student’s Book (‘Audio CD 1’ and ‘Audio CD 2’), audio scripts for all the listening exercises in the Student’s Book, and an answer key for all the exercises in the student's book.

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A Way with Words, public radio's lively show about words and language and how we use them.

A Way with Words, public radio's lively show about words and language and how we use them. | The Merit School Magazine | Scoop.it
A Way with Words is a lively hour-long public radio show about the English language.
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Visuwords: Visual Dictionary, Visual Thesaurus

Visuwords:                                           Visual Dictionary, Visual Thesaurus | The Merit School Magazine | Scoop.it

Playful word associations. Visually captivating. Connect words visually. Learn synonyms and other connections. Visuwords produces an interactive node graph network.

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Play online, learn online and feed the hungry!

Play online, learn online and feed the hungry! | The Merit School Magazine | Scoop.it
For every correct answer you choose, 10 grains of rice are raised to help end world hunger through the World Food Programme. (Here's a game to help students with English and feed the hungry at the same time!

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Speak Up!

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Attention all Merit UPC students! A range of Speak Up magazines and DVDs, specially tailored for Spanish speaking students are available in the Merit School library and the library of the UPC's Escola Industrial (EUETIB). Speak Up is a great way to learn English - watching new films and reading current affairs articles. The films include a glossary, games and activities.

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First for Schools: Free Practice Tests

First for Schools: Free Practice Tests | The Merit School Magazine | Scoop.it
Find out about helpful preparation materials, including: sample papers, coursebooks and online practice tests for the Cambridge English: First for Schools (FCE for Schools) exam.
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Choose to download paper-based practice tests or pratice the computer-based test online.

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The Up-Goer Five Text Editor

The Up-Goer Five Text Editor | The Merit School Magazine | Scoop.it

Can you explain a hard idea using only the ten hundred most used words? It's not very easy. Type in the box to try it out.


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Lada Smirnova's curator insight, January 31, 2013 8:45 AM

A fantastic activity for ELTeachers to train to grade their own language

Lada Smirnova's comment, January 31, 2013 9:00 AM
Thanks Nik Peachey
Cindy Kroeker's curator insight, January 31, 2013 2:08 PM

Simplify your vocabulary.

Hey, isn't that the opposite of what we're trying to do?

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UPCTERM, la terminologia tècnica de la UPC

UPCTERM, la terminologia tècnica de la UPC | The Merit School Magazine | Scoop.it

 

Base de dades multilingüe que conté la terminologia de les àrees UPC fruit del treball transversal entre l'SLT i altres unitats i professorat de la Universitat.


Idiomes: Català, castellà, anglès i francès.

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English Attack!

English Attack! | The Merit School Magazine | Scoop.it
Improve your English with hit movies, cult TV shows, music videos and games. Practice your English with friends from all countries
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Thanks to Rachel for this.

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torresmartai's comment, February 26, 2013 12:16 PM
my first surf here!!
torresmartai's comment, February 26, 2013 12:16 PM
my first surf here!!
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hope you enjoy it!
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Lyrics Training

Lyrics Training | The Merit School Magazine | Scoop.it
LyricsTraining is an easy and fun method to learn and improve your foreign languages skills, through the music videos and lyrics of your favorite songs...
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Online Writing Practice

Online Writing Practice | The Merit School Magazine | Scoop.it
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inklewriter is an online writing tool which is a fun way to practice writing. Do you remember those books where you get to choose which page to turn to next? Well, you can make these and share them online.  You can also use inklewriter to help you compose more conventional narratives.

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Khan Academy App

You can now download a free app for the iPhone or iPad which allows you to download video clips from the 3500 Academy store and learn anything for free. Great way to pass the time and learn about something new. 


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