BBC learning English: http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/language/wordsinthenews/index.shtml

BBC iplayer: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/radio

BBC skillswise: http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/words/listening/

Listening Comprehension and NOte-taking: http://www.uefap.com/listen/listfram.htm

English listening online: http://www.elllo.org/  (recordings with transcripts and vocabulary notes)

Listen and Watch from BC: http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/listen-and-watch

BBC Academic Listening (with scrpits and programme)http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/general/talkaboutenglish/2009/04/090427_tae_al.shtml

Real English ESL free videos and lessons: http://www.real-english.com/new-lessons.asp

Breaking News English (English lesson plans and podcasts for  studying current events and news): http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/

Cyber listening Lab: http://esl-lab.com/( american accentsXXX)

VOA special English: http://www.voanews.com/specialenglish/index.cfm

Videos on newspaper site:

Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/video   

Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/telegraphtv/

Independent: http://www.independent.co.uk/extras/sound-and-vision/

Financial Times: http://www.ft.com/video

Videos of Talks and Lectures:

TED:Ideas worth spreading: http://www.ted.com/

Self Access Centre (Recordings of lectures, with transcripts and tasks): http://www.sacll.co.uk/

Academic Earth ( Video lectures from American, British and Australian universities) http://academicearth.org/

Youtube EDU: http://www.youtube.com/edu

Big think(Video interviews, some with transcripts, with experts in a range of fields) http://bigthink.com/

Videos at MIT: http://watch.mit.edu/

EnglishCentral (Videos with transcripts, vocabulary, etc.)http://www.englishcentral.com/watch


Manybooks (free ebooks): http://www.manybooks.net/

Penguin Readers: http://www.penguinreaders.com/    Oxford Readers: http://www.oup.com/elt/catalogue/teachersites/readers/?cc=gb    Cambridge English Readers: http://www.cambridge.org/elt/readers/   Macmillian Readers: http://www.macmillanenglish.com/readers/portal/portal.html


Pronunciation Tips:http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/grammar/pron/ Sounds of English: http://www.soundsofenglish.org/    Ship or Sheep: http://www.shiporsheep.com/      Howjsay.com: http://www.howjsay.com/  Phonetics Focus: http://cambridgeenglishonline.com/Phonetics_Focus/  Pronunciation Animation: (sounds, stress, intonation): http://www.cambridge.org/other_files/Flash_apps/Pronunciation/index.htm  Speaking Phonemic Chart: http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/try/activities/phonemic-chart

BBC Learning English: http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/

British Council learning English: http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/

Language Centre from University of Victoria: http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/courses/elc/studyzone/

Activities for ESL students (Quizzes, tests, puzzles,word games, exercises etc.) http://a4esl.org/    http://www.manythings.org/

Learn ENglish with premier League and the British Council: http://premierskills.britishcouncil.org/

Headway online: http://elt.oup.com/student/headway/;jsessionid=49A9280F9D9E6C0EDC6F430F25B40856?cc=global&selLanguage=en


Official websites: http://ielts.org/      competely free materials: http://www.ielts-exam.net/

Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): http://www.pearsonpte.com/pteacademic/Pages/home.aspx




1.Academic English

Using English for Academic Purposes (UEfAP)


English for academic study http://www.englishforacademicstudy.com/student/index.php

2. Writing

General advice

BBC skillswise: http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/words/writing/

University of Richmond Writer’s web: http://writing2.richmond.edu/writing/wweb.html

The writing Handbook: http://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/

Writing Machine: http://www4.caes.hku.hk/writingmachine/

Purdue OWL: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/

Advice from university of Toronto: http://www.writing.utoronto.ca/advice

Academic Writer: http://vlc.polyu.edu.hk/academicwriter/

The Guardian style guide: http://www.guardian.co.uk/styleguide

Before writing

The process of writing : http://www.uefap.com/writing/process/procfram.htm

Getting started: http://writing2.richmond.edu/writing/wweb/started.html

Prewriting (Invention): http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/673/01/


Organising the essay: http://www.uefap.com/writing/organise/orgfram.htm

Purdue OWL: organizing your argument : http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/693/01/


From University of Richmond Writer’s web:http://writing2.richmond.edu/writing/wweb/intros.html

From virtual language centre, Hong Kong: http://vlc.polyu.edu.hk/academicwriter/Frames/framesIntroduction.htm


Introductions, Body Paragraphs, and Conclusions forAigument Papers:http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/724/01/

Introductions and Conclusions: http://www.writing.utoronto.ca/advice/planning-and-organizing/intros-and-conclusions

Thesis Statement  tips can be found also in above web pages.


http://www.uefap.com/writing/parag/parafram.htm    writing module: http://www.victoria.ac.nz/llc/academic-writing/  effective paragraphs: http://writing2.richmond.edu/writing/wweb/paragrph.html   http://vlc.polyu.edu.hk/academicwriter/Frames/framesParagraphs.htm   Inside the paragraph: cohesion and topicalisation: …..Paragraphs and Paragraphing: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/606/01/  Using topic sentences: http://www.writing.utoronto.ca/advice/planning-and-organizing/topic-sentences

Conclusions  ( referring above websites)

Sentences: Sentence fragments and complete sentence: http://writing2.richmond.edu/writing/wweb/fragment.html  Strategies for Variation: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/573/01/  Clear, Concise Sentences: http://writing.wisc.edu/Handbook/ClearConciseSentences.html    Academic Phrasebank: http://www.phrasebank.manchester.ac.uk/

Connecting words and transition signals:

Connecting words: http://unilearning.uow.edu.au/effective/6c.html   transition signals: http://www.lc.unsw.edu.au/onlib/trans1.html 


Guide to punctuation: http://www.informatics.sussex.ac.uk/department/docs/punctuation/node00.html   Punctuation made simple: http://lilt.ilstu.edu/golson/punctuation/   Punctuation :http://www.writing.utoronto.ca/advice/style-and-editing/punctuation  Names of Punctuation Marks:


Harvard system of referencing Guide: http://libweb.anglia.ac.uk/referencing/harvard.htm  Plagiarism  and how to avoid it: http://www4.caes.hku.hk/plagiarism/   Verbs for referring to sources: http://www.writing.utoronto.ca/advice/english-as-a-second-language/referring-to-sources  Worldcat: (find a book, click on Cite/Export then Harvard (or another style) and copy the reference: http://www.worldcat.org/    INTO harvard referencing presentation: https://portal.uea.ac.uk/courses/1/INTO-RC01-SEP08/content/_636544_1/dir_!48617276617264207265666572656e63696e67.zip/player.html

Source: from IAIA http://www.iaia.org/publicdocuments/Activity_Resources/Key_Citations/Key%20Citations_SIA%2009%20Oct.pdf

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