• Learn the difference between facts and fiction by reading the statements and deciding whether they are a true fact or not. Click on Binny to hear the statement again.

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  • Use this game to review the different pieces of information that you need for an address. There are 5 games to play to practice your reading, spelling, listening and vocabulary skills.

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  • What type of food can you cook? Look at this recipe and do the exercises to improve your writing skills. There is also a link to a video so you can learn how to cook the perfect omelette!

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    Updated date: Thu, 10/08/2015 - 03:49
  • In this game, you need to select the best title, picture and text to suit 3 different types of non-fiction writing: a children's book, a news item and a catalog entry.

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  • Do you use any social networking sites or keep a blog? Look at the blog post and do the exercises to practice and improve your writing skills.

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    Updated date: Thu, 11/26/2015 - 15:31
  • Read about Jenny's holiday in Scotland and do the exercises to practice and improve your writing skills.This lesson pays particular attention to writing contractions (e.g. 'I have' becomes 'I've').

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  • Where is the most interesting place you have traveled to? Did you send a postcard when you were there? Look at the postcard from New York and do the exercises to improve your writing skills.

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  • Which school subjects do you like and which do you dislike? Look at the school timetable and do the exercises to practice and improve your writing skills.

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    Updated date: Mon, 10/19/2015 - 06:33
  • How many text messages do you send every week? Read the text messages and do the exercises to practice and improve your texting skills.

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    Updated date: Fri, 11/20/2015 - 07:56
  • The aim of this game is to choose the correct way of writing a sentence from 4 possible options and win gold stars. How many gold stars can you earn?

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  • Elements of a Story is an interactive Web site where students can learn about different literary "ingredients" that make up a story. After watching and listening to an interactive version of "Cinderella," you will learn about various elements that are common to all stories: setting, characters, plot, exposition, conflict, climax, and resolution.

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  • In this game, you are a news editor and you need to alter some stories to make them more interesting, positive, and exciting for your readers. A great site to develop writing skills as well as using adjectives to describe people, things and events in a more exciting, engaging way.

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  • See if you can improve the scary story by improving the choice of verbs and adverbs and selecting the best illustrations.

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  • This site teaches you to think about what makes a good beginning and ending to a story. Read the part of the story about your chosen topic, then look at the options for a good beginning and ending. Can you make a well-structured story for people to read?

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  • Leaflets need to grab the reader's attention and provide as much information as possible using both words and pictures. In this game, you can have a go at making your own leaflet by choosing the best title, text and pictures.

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    Updated date: Fri, 09/18/2015 - 02:19
  • Some words have several meanings. You must put them into a sentence to determine their meaning. Read the sentences and take aim at Mr Duck Von Fly with your pies!

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  • Realistic story elements are the character, setting and plot in a story that are real or are things that can really happen. Read the paragraphs and identify the characters, setting and plot that you think are real, then check the reason to see if you are correct.

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  • Major Moustache is writing about his exciting adventures before he joined the Big Babies toy shelf. Help him to use proper paragraphs. For each answer you get correct you are rewarded with a fun animation.

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    Updated date: Mon, 08/15/2011 - 18:02
  • This resource helps you improve your writing skills. Look at the exam question and letter and do the exercises below. There are comprehension questions, as well as punctuation error correction questions.

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    Updated date: Mon, 10/05/2015 - 04:04
  • Do you spend too much time on social networking sites? Look at the blog and do the exercises to improve your writing skills.

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    Updated date: Thu, 11/26/2015 - 15:46
  • This is a game for 1 or 2 players. Spin the wheel and read the text. Try to figure out why the author wrote each passage: to inform, to entertain, or to persuade. Can you get to the finish line first?

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    Updated date: Tue, 12/06/2016 - 07:27
  • Read the sentences and decide what the author's purpose was in writing. Answer 15 correctly and watch the teacher fly!

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    Updated date: Wed, 12/14/2016 - 09:36
  • Sentence surgeons is a great interactive site providing lots of sentence correction activities to test your writing skills. Choose a topic and correct the poorly written sentences for spelling, usage, and punctuation.

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    Updated date: Tue, 05/26/2015 - 13:58
  • What are your views on reality TV? Are these types of shows popular in your country? Look at the essay and do the exercises to improve your writing skills.

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    Updated date: Thu, 12/10/2015 - 11:20
  • Is there a library at your school? Look at the library card and do the exercises to practice and improve your writing skills.

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    Updated date: Mon, 01/11/2016 - 13:13
  • Learn the difference between the commonly confused abbreviations "i.e." and "e.g.". Follow along with the transcript to pick up Grammar Girl's memory trick!

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    Updated date: Tue, 06/03/2014 - 16:12
  • This site is about writing emails. Look at the email and do the exercises to improve your writing skills. There is a preparation exercise as well to try before you start.

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    Updated date: Tue, 01/05/2016 - 12:26
  • What's your favourite film? Why do you like it? Look at this film review and do the exercises to improve your writing skills.

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  • This exercise helps you with your writing and reading skills. Read each description and choose the correct setting. Remember the setting of a story is the when (time) and where (place) it happens.

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  • Read the short story below. Then read each sentence and decide if it is part of the setting, plot or theme. Click on the word you think is correct. There is also an explanation of the answer as well to aid your understanding.

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  • A fact is something which is true, which can be proven. An opinion is a belief and can't be proven. Decide whether each sentence is fact or opinion

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  • Practice using your knowledge of nouns, verbs, adjectives, plural nouns, and adverbs with this fun, interactive game. Create the story by catching farm animals or eating fish labeled with a word that matches the part of speech missing in the story. There are lots of options so try and make your story as funny as possible!

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  • Paragraphs help readers to enjoy what has been written because they break text up in to easy-to-read sections. Learn how to incorporate paragraphs and some common connecting words into your writing. After reading, play the "Major Moustache" game to test your knowledge or take a self-test!

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  • This is an easy-to-use reference page for all the Parts of Speech. Very handy to bookmark in your Internet browser or print for reference in class.

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  • An abbreviation is a shortened form of a word or phrase. In written English, we use abbreviations to shorten common sentences to save time. This lesson will explain some common written abbreviations that are used in a business setting. The abbreviations explained are: ASAP, RSVP, ATTN, CEO, NO., N/A, PR.

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    Updated date: Mon, 06/02/2014 - 11:13
  • This page has a collection of written explanations, videos and games about writing for more advanced learners. Learn how to write in specific styles like for debate, in a newspaper, retelling a story, and creating fiction. If you enjoy writing in your first language you will learn invaluable tips for writing in English on this page.

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  • A great interactive resource to help learn about the different text types (persuasion, informative, descriptive, or instructive). Click on each type of text and answer the questions.

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  • This great video review all the punctuation rules for correctly using semicolons and colons. It gives lots of examples and illustrations to help you understand and see the right and wrong way to use both punctuation marks correctly.

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  • This is a good resource from the BBC to help you understand how to form a paragraph correctly. Help Major Moustache finish writing his memoirs by answering the questions about paragraphs correctly and collect your medals as you go along.

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    Updated date: Fri, 09/18/2015 - 02:08
  • Where in the letter should you write your name and address? How should you layout paragraphs? Where does the date go? This is a great interactive activity for students to learn how to write a letter. Understand where to write your name and address, how to layout paragraphs, and how to write concise, well worded letters that are set out correctly.

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  • This video reviews all the punctuations rules for plural and possessive nouns. It gives detailed examples and illustrations for both types of nouns and shows the differences between them.

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  • This video reviews all the punctuation rules for commas, the many uses and gives detailed examples and illustrations throughout.

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  • Learn about headline writing and other journalism topics with this cool journalism newspaper activity. Take a look at the examples and select the comment that best answers questions relating to various newspaper headlines. Learn why newspaper headlines should be short, informative and to the point.

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  • We do it every day, on paper, on our phones and on computers. But, what do you know about the history of writing? Watch this clip to find out more, then complete the comprehension questions to test your understanding.

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  • Match each cause (ice cream scoop) to the correct effect (cone). You can choose to use the timer or not.

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  • Understand how to write clear, well worded instructions with this interactive writing game. Select an activity such as making a sandwich and write step by step instructions for how the activity should be performed. It sounds easy but it’s not quite as simple as you might think. Can you complete all the challenges? Give it a go and find out!

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  • This resource tests your comprehension skills. Read the story in the storm cloud, then strike the tree (containing the main idea) with lightning.

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  • Includes advice on writing, from planning to writing the introduction and thesis (topic). Also some advice on ethics in writing, such as copyright issues. The Planning Guide is simple, but effective

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  • What are author's trying to do when they write? This resource asks lots of questions to do with the purpose of authors. Sink your opponent's ships by answering questions correctly.

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  • Words are often shortened to make them easier to read or write. These are called abbreviations. Use this game to practice recognizing some of the common abbreviations you are likely to come across in reading and writing.

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  • Three matching activities. Use the pull-down boxes to match the item on the left to the corresponding item on the right.

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  • Using examples or illustrations, an author can show you what a word means. Remember that these examples are not synonyms. Look for words or phrases like "such as," "including," or "consists of." Go through the lesson and complete the exercises to practice identifying 'Context Clues'.

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  • This fun story writing game will help teach you how to create the right atmosphere when planning stories based around a chosen topic. Use the correct words to create an atmosphere suitable for a ghost story, spy story or romance. What words help create a spooky atmosphere? How about a spy thriller? Choose your theme and use the tips provided to help write your sentences.

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  • Answer a question about the author's purpose and then take a shot at the basket.

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  • If you're an advanced learner you'll want to know the tips and tricks in this series of video lessons about writing. This page is constantly updated with a new lesson about improving your writing ability. Great resource for TOEFL takers.

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    Updated date: Thu, 08/11/2011 - 21:09
  • This page has a collection of written explanations and activities about various topics in writing. Some topics are very basic, for beginners, like sentence structure, while other topics are for intermediate/advanced writers. For example, differences between formal and informal writing and incorporating a certain tone or style for your intended audience. Check out all the topics to see if they will be of use to you!

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    Updated date: Mon, 08/15/2011 - 18:08
  • The Guide to Grammar and Writing contains scores of digital handouts on grammar and English usage about many topics! There are over 170 computer-graded quizzes and writing recommendations suitable for all learner levels, from beginning to advanced. For many quizzes and guides Javascript is required. There are also PDF and PowerPoint resources as well. An ideal site for a serious student.

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  • Test how well you can spot writing errors by searching the paragraph or paragraphs for incorrect words, bad grammar, and words spelled incorrectly. In most passages, there will be 10 to 12 errors.

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  • This game gives you practice in sequencing. Put the directions on how to build a snowman in the correct order for the story to make sense.

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  • This index links to pages that analyze the errors in authentic pieces of writing by ESL students at various levels of English language proficiency. This allows you to see others' mistakes and avoid them in your own writing. There are also links to two programs that enable users to run their own language analysis.

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    Updated date: Sun, 08/14/2011 - 13:28
  • If you use English in an office setting you'll want to avoid accidentally offending others or creating communication problems. This video lesson edits a sample email making a request to an outside company. Make your emails effective, succinct and polite by watching this video!

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    Updated date: Mon, 08/15/2011 - 17:37
  • If you use English in an office setting you'll want to make your emails as effective and polite as possible. This video lesson is like a private tutor and offers general tips on checking the spelling, grammar, layout and mechanics of your business emails. This sample email is about resolving a problem and setting up a meeting.

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  • If you use English in an office setting you'll want to avoid accidentally offending others or creating communication problems. This video lesson edits a sample email asking for feedback, or a review. Learn how to get a response faster and make your emails effective and polite by watching this video!

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    Updated date: Mon, 08/15/2011 - 17:38
  • If you use English in an office setting you'll want to make your emails as effective and polite as possible. This video lesson is like a private tutor and offers general tips on checking the spelling, grammar, layout and mechanics of your business emails. This email sample is about delivering the finished product to the client.

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    Updated date: Mon, 08/15/2011 - 17:38
  • If you use English in an office setting you'll want to make your emails as effective and polite as possible. This video lesson is like a private tutor and offers general tips on checking the spelling, grammar, layout and mechanics of your business emails when addressing senior employees or your boss.

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    Updated date: Mon, 08/15/2011 - 17:39
  • This site goes through how to write a good Essay in English. It includes sections on the different parts of an essay, how to go about writing your essay, and the different types of essay you may be asked to write. The site is very easy to navigate, and there are lots of useful words and phrases with links to their full definition.

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    Updated date: Wed, 09/24/2014 - 08:17
  • LEO provides online handouts about a variety of writing topics for Advanced English Learners. Use this site to find online information that can help with your writing. Click on the phrase below that most nearly describes what's bothering you about your writing.

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  • Do you need help writing English essays? This is a comprehensive resource about the principles of composition. It contains digital handouts on how to get started in the writing process, how to edit (and check for errors in logic), how to begin and conclude, and how to format papers. There is a separate section for several different kinds of essays -- development by examples, definition, cause-and-effect, comparison-contrast, argument, etc. -- and each of these sections contains at least one complete sample essay.

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    Updated date: Mon, 07/18/2011 - 20:23
  • A writing forum, dedicated to creative writing, where writers can use writing workshops, share techniques, and discuss every aspect of writing. Posts are up-to-date and answered daily.

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  • This site goes through how to write a good paragraph in English, including the different parts of a paragraph and the various different kinds of paragraphs you can have. It is very easy to navigate, and there are lots of useful words and phrases with links to their full definition.

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    Updated date: Wed, 09/24/2014 - 08:15
  • For advanced learners writing in or out of class this page offers tips and tricks to get your writing juices flowing. There are also some tips for taking essay exams.

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    Updated date: Wed, 08/03/2011 - 15:37
  • Great resource for students writing application and financial aid essays. This page is designed for writing with an audience of college professors and/or entrance committees. Offers excellent ideas, but requires a lot of reading.

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  • For advanced learners who are planning to complete writing assignments in English. This resource is specially designed for academic writing, but is appropriate for all types.

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    Updated date: Fri, 09/13/2013 - 07:42
  • This Grammar collection covers topics like Common Spelling Mistakes, Verb Tenses and the Parts of Speech. While this site is reliable and thorough, it is very wordy. Advanced learners with specific questions or issues will easily benefit from this site, but beginning students might be overwhelmed.

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  • This is a multi-functional site, covering different areas of writing (prose, poetry, fiction and drama). Explore either the girls or boys bedrooms and click the computer or newspaper to go to the English Zone. There are lots of different tutorials and activities to try.

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