Useful links

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Reading.

Listening.

Writing.

Speaking.

General English learning resources.

Dictionaries & Encyclopaedias

Useful Books.

 

Reading

 

BBC Online

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/

BBC Learning English

The Guardian

The Times

The Los Angeles Times

The New York Times

South Africa's Mail and guardian

The Sydney Morning Herald

The Economist

New Scientist

Scientific American

World Newspapers Online

The Bangkok Post Learning Post

Great Books Online

Bartleby-more great books

Englishworks-Useful reading exercises

English for Everybody reading

EFL graded reading

 

Listening

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/

BBC World Service-Learning English

BBC Radio

ABC Radio-Australia's main broadcasting network

Great set of links for listening

America Free TV

Yahoo podcasts

 

Writing

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/

The Online Writing Lab at Purdue

The Writing Centre-University of Madison Wisconsin

University of Richmond-Writing Centre

Essay Writing Centre

http://www.leeds.ac.uk/skillscentre/for-students/skills-grid/academic-skills/report.htm

University of Leeds Skills Centre

The ESL Cafe's Student Discussion Boards

 

Speaking

Yahoo Chat

http://www.eslcafe.com/chat.html

The ESL Café's Chat Central

 

General English learning resources

 

Using English For Academic Purposes

Self-Study Quizzes For ESL Students

Randall's ESL Lab

Official IELTS Website

Activities for students

 

Dictionaries and encyclopaedias

Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

Longman Web Dictionary

Dictionary.com

Wordreference.com

Wikipedia-Online Encyclopaedia

NationMaster.com

Classic Encyclopaedia

The Quotation's Page

 

Useful books

 

Grammar books

 

Practical English Usage

By Michael Swan

Oxford University Press 2005

ISBN : 0194420981

 

English Grammar in Use-Intermediate

By Raymond Murphy

Cambridge University Press 2004

ISBN : 0521537622

 

Advanced Grammar in Use

By Martin Hewings

Cambridge University Press 2005

ISBN : 0521614031

 

Books for IELTS

Focus on IELTS

By Sue O'Connell

Longman 2002

ISBN : 0582447720

 

IELTS Testbuilder

Sam McCarter

Macmillan ELT 2003

ISBN : 1405014040

 

Essential Practice Tests

By Russell Whitehead

Heinle & Heinle 2005

ISBN : 1413009751

 

IELTS Practice Tests Plus

By V. Jakeman & C. McDowell

Longman 2001

ISBN: 0582514576

Focus on IELTS

By Sue O'Connell

Longman 2002

ISBN: 0582447739

 

Vocabulary learning books

English Vocabulary Organiser

By Chris Gough

Language Teaching Publications 2000

ISBN : 1899396365

 

English Vocabulary in Use-Advanced

By Michael McCarthy

Cambridge University Press 2002

ISBN : 0521653975

 

Test Your English Vocabulary in Use-Advanced

By Michael McCarthy

Cambridge University Press 2005

ISBN : 052154534X

 

Dictionaries

Advanced Learner's English Dictionary

Collins Cobuild 2006

ISBN : 0007210124

 

The Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

Oxford University Press 2005

ISBN : 0194316491

 

Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases

Penguin Books Ltd 2004

ISBN : 0140515038

 

 

 

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