awesome-english

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A collection of awesome study resources for learners of English.

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A collection of awesome study resources for learners of English.
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Listening

Podcasts

Listen podcasts anytime and anywhere to improve your listening skill. Podcasts often have transcripts and them allow you to listen and read at the same time.

  • All Ears English - Learn advanced conversational american english.
  • ESL Podcasts - Anyone who wants to improve their english speaking and listening skills.
  • Culips Podcast - Learn conversational english for everyday use by native english speakers.
  • Luke’s English Podcast - Luke is qualified english language teacher and stand-up comedian who provides engaging and entertaining podcast series.
  • A Way with Words - Public radio program about language examined through history, culture, and family.
  • This American Life - One of the most popular podcast. Most of the stories are journalism, with an occasional comedy routine or essay.
  • 6 Minute English - Learn and practise useful English language for everyday situations with the BBC.
  • CNN 10 - A 10-minute digital news show that explains global news to a global audience.

Tech Podcasts

The collection of podcasts about technologies.

  • MageTalk - This is a great show with the latest news around Magento ecosystem, community and eCommerce.
  • Talk Python To Me - A podcast on Python and related technologies.
  • The PHP Roundtable - The PHP Roundtable is a podcast of web developers discussing PHP, JavaScript, community, open source.
  • Google Cloud Platform Podcast - The Google Cloud Platform Podcast, coming to you every week. Discussing everything from on Google Cloud Platform from App Engine to Big Query.

Live Radio Stations

Online radio stations is one of the best and most effective ways to improve your English listening skills, while also getting accustomed to the speed and tone of native English speakers.

Websites

  • Spotlight - Spotlight is a daily 15 minute radio program for learning English.
  • ESL Lab - Different levels of conversations.
  • EngVid - Free English Video Lessons.

Watching

YouTube

Live TV Channels

  • ABC7 Eyewitness News - TV station licensed to Los Angeles, California.
  • ABC News - ABC news TV channel.
  • Bloomberg - Bloomberg business TV channel in New York.
  • CBS News - CBS news is the news division of American TV and radio network CBS.
  • KTLA 5 - TV station located in Los Angeles, California, United States.

TV Talk Shows

Tech Shows

  • Bloomberg Technology - Bloomberg Technology focuses on the topics of technology, innovation and business.
  • BBC Click - BBC Click is the BBC’s flagship technology programme.
  • Sky News Swipe - Sky News`s tech show.
  • FRANCE 24 Tech24 - Tech24 explores the digital revolution and check out the latest technological trends.

Grammar

Learn more words

Word lists

  • Ogden's Basic English - 850 simplified Language Basic English Words by Charles K. Ogden. It was released in 1930. With just 850 words everything may be said for all the purposes of everyday existence. Simple English Wikipedia is based on these 850 basic English words.
  • Book: Verbal Advantage by Charles Harrington Elster - This book for advanced levels and will help you learn more words. It's highly recommended book which not just informative but also interesting and fun to read.

Flashcards

  • Memrise - Flashcard platform to build vocabulary with user created lists of words.
  • Quizlet - Simple tools that let you study words.

Online Dictionaries

  • Forvo - Find out how any english word is pronounced in different countries.
  • Dictionary - The world's leading digital dictionary. It provides defenitions, spellings, audio pronunciations, example sentences and word origins.
  • Thesaurus.com - The world's largest online thesaurus by Dictionary.com
  • Oxford Dictionaries - Dictionaries with meanings, definitions, pronunciations and pictures.
  • Linguee - Dictionary with many examples of usage and pronunciation.
  • ReversoContext - Translate word in context.

Speaking

Language Exchange Websites

Conversation Exchange Websites are a fantastic idea and you can study english with native English speakers.

  • iTalki - Get 1-on-1 online lessons with native language teachers.
  • Verbling - Verbling allows you to free practice english speaking skill by Google Hangout.

Speaking Lessons

Pronunciation

  • The Sound of English - Learn how to speak clear English with a neutral British accent. Very helpful resource to improve your pronunciation.

Online Classes

Private Classes

  • iTalki - One of the most popular resource where you can find a teacher 1 on 1.
  • Verbling - One of the most popular resource where you can find a teacher 1 on 1.

Group Classes

  • Lingoda - They have group and private classes, fixed monthly payment and really convenient interface where you can schedule your classes. All teachers are native speakers.

Reading

Exercises and Tests

  • ETS - English tests.
  • Ego4u - Grammar and tests.
  • Duolingo - Free language-learning platform that includes a language-learning website and app, as well as a digital language proficiency assessment exam.
  • LingoRank - Test and improve your english listening skills with TED talks.

Tools

  • Play Phrase - Tools allows to search and play specific soundbites from movies.
  • Lyrics Training - LyricsTraining is the new way to learn english and other languages through music and the lyrics of your favourite songs.
  • Quizlet - Simple tools that let you study words.
  • Grammarly - Grammarly makes you a better writer by finding and correcting up to 10 times more mistakes than your word processor.
  • Test your vocab - Measure your vocabulary sizes.
  • YouGlish - Improve your pronunciation
  • visuwords - to visualize words and its related lexicon

Answers

License

CC0

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