Showing posts with label websites. Show all posts
Showing posts with label websites. Show all posts

Monday, 30 April 2012

Ted-Ed. Lessons Worth Sharing

Ted-Ed. Lessons Worth Sharing

Today I'd like to introduce you to this website, highly recommendable for teachers involved in bilingual projects. Besides, it's worth the visit if you are an English teacher looking for listening comprehension exercises. Ted Ed site offers videos about topics that can be found in the curriculum of several subjects. Plus, each video features a comprehension quiz, writing prompts and the chance to create your own lesson. But that's not all, teachers who sign up can make their own lessons from any youtube video. A fantastic tool for learners and teachers, a great resource for PILC and CLIL lessons.

Ted-d Video Tutorial

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Video Logs

Some internet users have video logs and they update them regularly. There is a wide variety of video logs and of course, we can find a good buch of them for English learners. Here's a compilation you might want to save in your favourites tool bar.

American English and much more with captioned news and features. Stories are read one-third slower than regular VOA English. You can also read, listen and learn with daily MP3s and texts at

Idioms, vocabulary, news, entertainment and much more.

Vocabulary, grammar patterns and conversations for young learners of English as a second language.

Five-minute podcasts with lessons for beginners, elementary and advanced students.

Short videos with free lessons on

Grammar, vocabulary, idioms and pronunciation. 

Videos and scripts for students and teachers.

Monday, 23 April 2012

International Book and Copyright Day

On 23rd April, we celebrate World Book and Copyright Day. Its origins are found in Spain because Cervantes died on this date, as well as Shakespeare and other writers. Later, the UNESCO declared 23rd April as a day to promote reading and publishing. In the UK, World Book Day is celebrated in early March, so that it doesn't clash with Easter holidays and students can properly celebrate it at school with their Language and Literature teachers. Here I'm suggesting you some interesting websites where you can read and create stories online, or even download books legally. So enjoyable!

                           Storybird. Make art-inspired stories to read, share and print

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Interesting Online Resources for English Learning

Hi! How is it going? I have researched and collected a series of resources to learn English that you will surely enjoy. Here below, you can click on the links and you will be redirected to fabulous sites with flashcards, games, exercises and info. Highly recommendable not only for students, but also for teachers and people involved in bilingual education. Science, history, maths... There are wonderful resources here. Have a look at this compilation. I hope you will find it useful.

Playcomic. Secondary Education

La Motxilla, CEIP Diputació

Brain Nook. Maths and English Games


The Problem Site

Andalucía's Education Board

Colour your English. First Year of Secondary Education

Lesson Plans for Teachers

Elementary English for the 1st, the 2nd and the 3rd year of Primary Education

English for Primary Students and Teachers

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Past Simple Quiz

We are going to take a quiz about the past simple. First, sign up on the website QuizEgg. It's free and it only takes 30 seconds. Don't forget your username and password because you might need them again for some other exercises. This one is a multiple choice quiz, so you have to click on the right answer from the four options. At the end of the quiz, you will see your results and the corrections. Good luck!

If you don't want to register, you can use this username and password:
Username: elementaryenglish
Password: elementaryenglish

Past Simple Quiz for Elementary Students by Pilar

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Create your own videogames and practise English

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Would you like to create your own videogames? Visit Sploder and you'll be able to select different platforms, heroes, enemies, powerups, obstacles and types of music. A natural way to practise English.

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Free Rice as an educational tool for teachers and students is a website that combines education and solidarity. It's a very helpful tool for both teachers and students; moreover it's available in several languages and the activities can be used in a wide variety of school subjects such as Maths, Literature, Science, Art, History, Geography and Languages. This makes it a great resource for CLIL and PILC teachers, who can help students reinforce content and vocabulary here.

Free Rice: your learning donates food

Today I'd like to encourage you all to visit the site
Freerice belongs to the World Food Programme, a branch of the United Nations that provides food to 90 million people every year. You can collaborate if you enter the site and play the educational games. For each right answer, you donate 10 grains of rice. Sponsored banners pay for the rice donated and the game improves your writing, speaking, thinking and, as a consequence, your marks. Click here and give it a go.