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Category Archives: Advanced general English
Free online Dictionary of English Pronunciation – How to Pronounce English words
Useful when preparing presentations. My students have difficulty with words like definite.
When your entry appears in pink, mouse over to hear it pronounced.Create lists of up to 15 entries like this: cat;cart;cut;caught etc.There are currently 160381 entries in the dictionary.
via Free online Dictionary of English Pronunciation – How to Pronounce English words.
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29 professional niche social networks you should know about | memeburn
An opportunity for non-native speaking graduate students to communicate in English online with researchers in their field.
29 professional niche social networks you should know about | memeburn.
Try the Google Search wonderwheel to build vocabulary in your field
Can you name the common US equivalents? | Online Games & Trivia by Sporcle
Practice speaking English while watching business videos – Practice speaking English while you watch great videos – EnglishCentral.com
Simple English Wikipedia – Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Simple English Wikipedia – Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
For English learners and faculty teaching ESP courses who might want to brush up on their scientific background.
Urban Dictionary, June 15: That’s What BP Said
Urban Dictionary, June 15: That’s What BP Said.
It is risky for non-native speakers to use some of the slang and new words on this site as it is hard to judge the right context when to use them, but advanced learners may appreciate this guide to slang and new words they might hear in movies or in conversations between native speakers on campus when studying abroad. Many slang words have a sexual meaning so some words might be offensive to certain people. It is also hard to know how common certain expressions are or what age group they are appropriate with and with whom, so I suggest this site for passive vocabulary rather than words to practice in conversation for non-native speakers. Native speaking faculty might also enjoy learning some words that their students are using.
I like this one. Koreans who shop at Emart will be familiar with this practice: