The English You Need

Learn English Online Promo Video
Here's a promo video for my new Learn English Online site. DESCRIPTION Learn English Online (https://www.learnenglishonline.net) is a directory of the best resources available on the internet for learning English as a second or foreign language. You will find over...
Publ.Date : Tue, 20 Jun 2017 07:34:19 +0200

Cartoon ? Trump to Visit Paris
This cartoon by Peter Brookes from The Times relates to the announcement that President Trump will visit France in July. BACKGROUND Donald Trump will attend France?s Bastille Day celebrations in Paris on 14 July, after accepting an invitation from the...
Publ.Date : Sat, 01 Jul 2017 07:34:44 +0200

Site of the Day ? The Times in Plain English
The Times in Plain English is a free online newspaper that features stories based on articles from the New York Times and other top American newspapers. 'Plain' here means 'easy to understand', and the stories are freshly written to reflect...
Publ.Date : Wed, 29 Nov 2017 07:53:46 +0100

Site of the Day ? Gif Lingua
Everyone is familiar with GIFs. A GIF is basically an image file format that is animated by combining several other images or frames into a single file. GIFs are all over the Internet on blogs and social media, and are...
Publ.Date : Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:37:21 +0200

Site of the Day ? Read Listen Learn
Reading is one of the four main skills that learners of English need to improve (the others being Listening, Speaking, and Writing), but it's not always easy to find interesting reading material at the right level. Most of the main...
Publ.Date : Tue, 18 Jul 2017 07:28:17 +0200

Everyday English for ESL ? Lesson 6 ? Returning Goods
This is lesson six of my Everyday English for ESL course, in which a customer returns a pair of shoes to a shop. You can download a free 10-page PDF workbook to accompany the lesson, and see the course description...
Publ.Date : Fri, 28 Jul 2017 07:37:12 +0200

Everyday English for ESL ? Lesson 5 ? Cookie Recipe
Here's lesson 5 of my Everyday English for ESL course. This lesson features a recipe for cookies. You can download a free ten-page PDF workbook for this lesson here. COURSE DESCRIPTION Do you already have a basic knowledge of English,...
Publ.Date : Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:38:45 +0200

Free Online TOEIC Practice Test
There are lots of TOEIC preparation resources available for free on the internet (you can see my own list here), but there's only one official practice test, and that's the one from ETS, the organization behind the TOEIC. This is...
Publ.Date : Tue, 14 Nov 2017 18:07:20 +0100

Everyday English for ESL ? Lesson Eight ? Restaurant Meal
This is the video for lesson eight of my Everyday English for ESL course, which is available on Udemy. In this lesson a couple order a meal at a restaurant. You can see the course description below, and find the...
Publ.Date : Fri, 01 Dec 2017 08:39:04 +0100

Music Video: Artists For Grenfell ? "Bridge Over Troubled Water"
This is the official video for the Artists For Grenfell's charity single "Bridge Over Troubled Water". You can find a full list of all the artists involved here. Related articles Simon Cowell to release Grenfell Tower charity single on Wednesday...
Publ.Date : Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:59:12 +0200

Site of the Day ? Write & Improve
DESCRIPTION Write & Improve is a free service from Cambridge English for learners to practise their written English. Submit your written work and receive feedback in seconds, covering spelling, vocabulary, grammar and general style. There are a number of free...
Publ.Date : Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:01:12 +0200

Guest Post: Skype English Classes vs. Traditional English Classes
With internet access becoming cheaper and more accessible, more and more students are turning to online English lessons with Skype to improve their English skills rather than signing up for courses in traditional academies. When considering which type is best...
Publ.Date : Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:23:12 +0200

Everyday English for ESL ? Lesson Seven ? The Weekend
This is lesson seven of my Everyday English for ESL course, which is available on Udemy. In this lesson two work colleagues discuss what they did at the weekend. You can see the course description below, and find the previous...
Publ.Date : Wed, 15 Nov 2017 21:58:16 +0100

Everyday English for ESL ? Lesson 4 ? Airport Check-in
Here's the fourth lesson of in my Everyday English for ESL course on YouTube. In this lesson, a passenger checks in at the airport. You can download the PDF file for this lesson, and view the course description below. COURSE...
Publ.Date : Sat, 15 Jul 2017 08:33:27 +0200

Slideshow: 50 Photos for ESL Activities
Photos are a great way for promoting discussion in the ESL classroom, and here's a selection I put together for my EM Normandie students. The original idea was to use the photos to practise Part One of the TOEIC Listening...
Publ.Date : Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:43:26 +0200