2011
04.12

Do you use websites to practise your English skills for your exams?

Here is a list of websites that you may find useful as resources to practice your reading, listening, vocabulary, grammar  and summarising skills in English for exams such as the TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC and Cambridge exams.

www.npr.org - American news and culture website.  Good reading and listening practice for all exams, particularly to practise integrated skills for the TOEFL.

www.flo-joe.co.uk – Cambridge website with vocabulary exercises updated daily.  Great for Cambridge exams and the TOEIC.

www.voanews.com – Another American news website.  A little more formal/academic than npr but great for the same exams and skills practice.

www.bbc.co.uk – UK news website.  Excellent resource for vocabulary, grammar, reading and listening skills practice for the TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS and Cambridge exams.  Be sure to check out the learn English section at www.bbc.co.uk/learning/subjects/english.shtml

www.guardian.co.uk – UK news website.  More formal/academic than the BBC.  Excellent resource for vocabulary, grammar, reading and listening skills practice for the TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS and Cambridge exams

www.elllo.org – Listening and comprehension practice website.  Great for lower level students preparing for the TOEIC or the FCE.

www.thisamericanlife.org – American website that contains podcasts and audioblogs on various topics.  Useful for listening and note-taking practice, especially for gaining cultural knowledge for the TOEFL.

www.nationalgeographic.com – Great web resource for a variety of topic based articles to improve reading, listening and vocabulary skills for the TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS AND Cambridge exams.

www.economist.com – Academic political and economic focussed website.  This is a fantastic resource for higher level students wishing to expand their vocabulary knowledg and improve advanced listening and readin skills.  Suitable for TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAE and CPE.

There’s a lot here.  Please try them out one by one and let us know what you think.  Also, if you have any other useful websites to suggest please post them up here for everybody.

Cameron – camerondean@ecenglish.com

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