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Graded English language dictations free online

A graded collection of free online dictations for english language students and for English literacy studies. Each dictation is read four times - once for gist, twice while you write, and once more for you to check what you have written. Fast, studio-quality sound. Dictations are at all levels, and spoken by native speakers. This is one of the Fonetiks family of websites.
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Practice your listening, writing, spelling and punctuation by listening to a text, then writing in your notebook. 

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Language errors - correction exercises

Language errors - correction exercises | Writing in English | Scoop.it
Language errors - analysis and correction exercises.
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Everybody makes mistakes.  Can you fix the ones on this website?  Test yourself!

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Writing for a Purpose | LearnEnglish | British Council

Writing for a Purpose | LearnEnglish | British Council | Writing in English | Scoop.it

Writing for a Purpose includes:

- information about the types of writing and purposes for writing

- exercises to help you write

- examples from assignments that successful students have written

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If you want to study at a British (or other English-speaking) university, you will have to write assignments – you can find out how here!

 

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textadventures.co.uk

textadventures.co.uk | Writing in English | Scoop.it

Create, play and share text adventure games

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Use the Quest software to practice writing in a fun and creative way by designing a choose-your-own-adventure story to share on the web.  You can also play/read other people's adventures.

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Dvolver Moviemaker. Make digital movies online.

Dvolver Moviemaker. Make digital movies online. | Writing in English | Scoop.it

Practise your writing by making your own animated short films!  Great fun!


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Create Free Interactive Timelines – Stories Displayed on Maps | myHistro

Create Free Interactive Timelines – Stories Displayed on Maps | myHistro | Writing in English | Scoop.it
On myHistro you can create advanced geolocated timelines that you can play as presentations. Pin your events, videos and photos to the map and share them with friends and family.
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phraseup*

phraseup* | Writing in English | Scoop.it

phraseup* assists you with writing by finding and filling-in the words you can't remember. Students can look at their writing and try to correct their 'wrong words' by looking at collocations.


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E-Blogger: Create your free Blog

E-Blogger: Create your free Blog | Writing in English | Scoop.it

Practise writing by writing a blog.  You could write about your time in the UK  or anything that really interests you, but try to write a little every day to improve your skills.

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Glogster - join the visual communication network

Glogster - join the visual communication network | Writing in English | Scoop.it

Mix Web, Images, Text, Music and Video to create amazing interactive posters. You will need to create an account for this.

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Go! Animate: Make a Video. Amazing Animated Video Maker

Make a video online for free with GoAnimate! Make videos for YouTube and Facebook, create business and educational videos, make animated e-cards and more!
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Essay Map - Step-by-Step essay planner

An interactiv step-by-step essay planner.  This website takes you through the process of planning an essay, and helps you to think about what you will include and where.  At the end of the process, you will have an essay map which you can print off and use when writing up your essay.

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Letter Generator - follow the step-by-step guide and write either a friendly or a formal letter

Using the step-by-step guide and by filling in information online, you can generate your own friendly or business letters.  There are also samples and explanations to inspire you even more.

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BBC - Skillswise - Punctuation

BBC - Skillswise - Punctuation | Writing in English | Scoop.it
Learn how to improve your punctuation with these English skills resources, videos and games designed for adults who want to improve their literacy skills, as well as basic skills tutors and teachers.
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TYEDITING - The Learning Network Blog - NYTimes.com

TYEDITING - The Learning Network Blog - NYTimes.com | Writing in English | Scoop.it

Use these New York Times quiz questions for test prep or just for fun.

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Practice your writing and punctuation skills with this challenging blog. There is a new quiz question posted every Friday. This blog is best for upper-intermediate and advanced levels.

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oneword™

oneword™ | Writing in English | Scoop.it
one word. so little time.
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This website is a great way to practice writing skills, and it is very quick!

It's simple. You’ll see one word at the top of the following screen.

You have sixty seconds to write about it.

Click go and the page will load with the cursor in place.

Don’t think. Just write.

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Pixton Comic Maker

Pixton Comic Maker | Writing in English | Scoop.it
World's Best Way to Make & Share Comics
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Practice your writing with this fun website that lets you create comics and email them to friends.  You can also post to your Facebook. 

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Penzu

Free personal journal and online diary.
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One of the best ways to improve your writing is to practice everyday by writing down your thoughts in a personal diary or journal.  Penzu is a free online service that helps you do that. This website is also available as an app for iPhone and Android, so you can write in your Penzu journal from anywhere! You will have to sign up for an account to use it.

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Storybird - Artful storytelling

Storybird - Artful storytelling | Writing in English | Scoop.it

Using a variety of animations for inspiration, you can create your own  story book. Create an account, and begin writing stories immediately!

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WordPress.com

WordPress.com | Writing in English | Scoop.it

Another great blogging site where you set up and write your own blog.  You can also read the blogs of others to get inspired!

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English Text-to-Speech service

Free text-to-speech service. ImTranslator converts any text into a natural human-sounding English voice. Animated speaking characters read the text aloud. You can either type text or copy and paste it into the window.  Great for practising writing and pronunciation.

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Animoto - Video Slideshow Maker with Music

Animoto - Video Slideshow Maker with Music | Writing in English | Scoop.it

Animoto turns your photos and video clips into professional video slideshows in minutes. You can make fun interactive postcards to send to your friends and family.

You will need to create an account for this.

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MAKE BELIEFS COMIX! Online Educational Comic Generator for Kids of All Ages

Make your own comics online with MakeBeliefsComix.com! This online comic generator from author Bill Zimmerman helps you to practise your writing in a fun way!


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Write for 10

Write for Ten works in a very simple way: write something within 10 minutes. Because it is only 10 minuites, the writing doesn’t have to be perfect nor complete; it probably won't be great, but the idea is to just get you to write whatever.

 

Use Write for Ten to develop a habit of writing everyday. Use it to overcome writer’s block. Use it to free your mind to generate creative ideas. Just take ten minutes!

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Enda Tuomey's English Language Writing Website

Enda Tuomey's English Language Writing Website | Writing in English | Scoop.it
Original activities, materials, information and links for students and people learning English, TOEFL, PET, IELTS, and ICDL - the International Computer Driving Licence/License.

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