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Theories of Reading - 1

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Teaching English - British Council & BBC

  • all levels
  • excellent articles

Recycling Vocabulary

Teaching English - British Council & BBC

  • all levels
  • excellent learning and teaching tips

ESL About - Reading Activities

  • beginners
  • intermediate
  • advanced
  • Reading skills activities
  • Reading comprehension
  • Reading Lesson Plans

ESL About - Vocabulary Activities

  • beginners
  • intermediate
  • advanced

  • Vocabulary Activities
  • Vocabulary Quizzes
  • Vocabulary Reference

Academic Vocabulary from Nottingham University

  • upper intermediate

  • advanced

  • How to use the Academic Word List (AWL) to extend your vocabulary

  • Teaching Academic Vocabulary

Reading & Remembering

from the University of Canberra

  • upper intermediate

  • advanced

  • How to read academic texts

  • A word on speed reading

  • How to remember what you've read

Study Skills from Uni Learning

University of Wollongong

  • intermediate

  • advanced

  • Effective writing

  • Academic writing

  • Writing sentences

  • Essay writing

  • Report Writing

  • Reading

  • Note-taking

  • Critical thinking

N.B. To get into the site click on the padlock where it says 'click here to begin'.

Short Stories - from the English Club

  • upper intermediate
  • advanced
  • vocabulary
  • vocabulary quiz
  • comprehension quiz  

Current TEFL news stories


  • advanced
  • provided by Guardian TEFL
  • interesting news from round the world on TEFL developments
  • archive available

Learn English Vocabulary

from English-at-home.com

  • advanced
  •  variety of vocabulary tests
  • vocabulary email service 

Idioms, Vocabulary Exercises

from English Forum. com

  • elementary
  • intermediate
  • interactive exercises
  • vocabulary exercises of variable quality
  • idiom exercises with helpful notes after the right/wrong feedback

Language Worksheets

from Worksheet Library

  • grade 6
  • reading comprehension worksheets designed for children who have English as a first language

A Word A Day from Wordsmith.org

  • elementary
  • intermediate
  • advanced
  • gives a new word or phrase each day e.g. 'purple passage'
  • explains it
  • short text to illustrate meaning
  • you can click to listen to it
  • you can receive it free by email each day
  • also provides internet anagram server

You can also read newspapers or visit the libraries or you could go to the listening & speaking section to find many more reading activities.


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