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ESOL – Literacy – Numeracy

3 interactive websites for practising English grammar and vocabulary

There are countless websites for practising English grammar and vocabulary. My favourites are englishgrammarsecrets, better-english and englishpage. These sites complement each other very well, offering interactive exercises covering grammar, vocabulary, prepositions, phrasal verbs and collocations. There is something here for every level of learner! englishgrammarsecrets This old favourite, englishgrammarsecrets.com, is an excellent website for practising…

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Triptico – an overview

I would describe Triptico as a suite of applications that are designed to be used in the classroom, on an electronic whiteboard, for making interactive activities. At last count, there were about 30 applications. Some of my favourites include: Word Magnets – for creating draggable words and images Student Group – for grouping students in…

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English Grammar Secrets

englishgrammarsecrets.com is an excellent website for practising English grammar. Choose from the list of grammar structures to see an explanation with examples. Then click on one of the exercises to practise. What’s great about the exercises is that they are all interactive; drag and drop, gapfill, matching. The site complements better-english and englishpage very well,…

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Telling the time – Interactive clocks

With the rapid decline in the use of the Adobe Flash plugin, Cambridge ELT has removed its excellent interactive clock for practising telling the time. I have kept the picture of the clock for a bit of nostalgia 🙂 However, there are a couple of good alternatives that I have been using with my learners:…

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QR codes in the classroom with QR Treasure Hunt Generator

The QR Treasure Hunt Generator is a web-based application which enables you to quickly and easily generate a quiz using QR codes. Why use it? More interaction between students when they work on a quiz in groups. For example, during induction, students were sent out looking for QR codes with questions about the facilities on…

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