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English Language Test Preparation

English language test preparation: free information and practice to help you prepare for the IELTS, TOEFL, or other exams testing your English.

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Planning ESL Lessons

Planning effective ESL lessons: basic principles, parts of a lesson, and suggestions for student-centered lessons that work.

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17+ Engaging ESL Activities

These esl activities help students use what they’re learning. Some work as ice-breakers, quick breaks; or review; others help students practice the day’s lesson.

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Easy Reading for ESL Beginners: Good Books to Start with

Do you need easy reading for ESL Beginners? These children's picture books and "easy readers" (as well as a few adult) books can get you started!

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English Vowel Digraphs

Learn about English vowel digraphs to improve your pronunciation, spelling, and reading comprehension.

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War Vocabulary for News and History Reading

Do you know the war vocabulary that could help you understand what you read about history or the news?

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Free Word Search Puzzles for Academic Vocabulary +

These free word search puzzles make it fun to review important academic vocabulary—or see how much you can recognize!

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English Words from the Latin Root Ponere

Learn more than 30 English words from the Latin root ponere. See how many you can guess by just knowing their root and prefixes!

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Important Latin Roots

Use these Latin roots to help you master academic English and test vocabulary. It's easier to learn words in connected groups.

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Irregular Past Participles

Confused by irregular past participles? Here’s a list and lots of examples.

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