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Welcome to my world of ESL/EFL. A place where you can explore the world of learning English as a second language. There are many materials for you to download and use. Feel free to use the materials in a way that helps you. Every day there seems to be something new. I encourage anyone who logs on, to leave a comment or two... Looking forward to see how the site develops. I hope it helps... Mondo

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Thursday, December 04, 2008

3. Graded Readers (click here) for Teachers and Students


This area is devoted to providing materials for teaching and learning using graded readers. There are various levels spread across a number of different publishers. All graded readers are easily available from bookstores carrying English language materials, or directly from the publishers themselves.




Lessons Using Graded Readers
1. The Prince and the Pauper (Penguin Level 2)
2. The Man in the Iron Mask (Macmillan Level 2)
3. The Canterville Ghost and other stories (Macmillan Level 3)
4. The Phantom of the Opera (Macmillan Level 2)
5. The Black Cat (Macmillan Level 3)
6. Drive into Danger (Oxford Starter)
7. The Long Tunnel (Macmillan level 2)
8. Mine Boy (Macmillan level 6)

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

6. Voice of America (VOA) ~ Special English lessons (click here)


Visit the pages on this site for interesting and informative stories created in special English for ESL students.

Lesson
1. Have a headache, you're not alone
2. American Orchestra performs in North Korea
3. WHO Sees Tobacco Risk to a Billion Lives This Century
4. How to Do It: Making Paper by Hand
5. Music Would Not be the Same Without the Guitar

1. Mondos link to ELLLO Listening Activities (click here)


Visit the pages on this site for interesting and informative stories in natural English. There are many kinds of listening activities, worksheets, slide shows and explanations of specific aspects about the language used.

Special thanks to Simon for making me aware of this site, and the host of ELLLO for creating a valuable resource that everyone can benefit from.

Theme 1: Places where we live
Theme 2: Jobs and Career
Theme 3: Family
Theme 4: Pets
Theme 5: Three Meals a day
Theme 6: Daily Routines
Theme 7: T.V.
Theme 8: Learning Languages
Theme 9: Are you a shy person?
Theme 10: Favorite things

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

14. High Level Current Topics (click here)


Enter this site if you want to get some extra-reading practice on current topics in various newspapers.
Articles are roughly 300~500 words long.
There are also lessons with each reading.


Recommended Level of difficulty
- Students should have effective, but not perfect, use of English.

Student's ability: You can talk almost fluently and almost completely accurately. Everyday situations in an English-language environment do not worry you. You can take part in extended conversations or discussions and your vocabulary covers almost every circumstance. If you do not know a word you can almost always find a way of describing it. You have a knowledge of some idiomatic English, phrasal verbs, and colloquial expressions. You have studied all main areas of English grammar.

Equivalent to:

* IELTS score 5.5 - 6.5
* TOEFL iBT score 80
* TOEIC score 650 - 800

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