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Joke of the day | Winnie-the-Pooh Songs | Tongue-Twisters | Irish Blessings | Game Zone

English Grammar

100's of printable pages : Table of Contents | Alphabetical Index | Common English Irregular Verbs

  1. Simple present of the verb to be and Exercises
  2. Simple present of other verbs and Exercises
  3. Present continuous and Exercises
  4. Present perfect and the present perfect continuous and Exercises
  5. Simple past and Exercises
  6. Past continuous, the past perfect and the past perfect continuous and Exercises
  7. Future tenses and Exercises
  8. Conjugations with the auxiliary would and Exercises
  9. Subjunctive and Exercises
  10. Modal verbs and Exercises
  11. Transitive and intransitive verbs and Exercises
  12. The passive voice and Exercises
  13. Nouns: The formation of plurals and Exercises
  14. Singular countable nouns and Exercises
  15. Plural countable nouns and Exercises
  16. Uncountable nouns and Exercises
  17. Nouns indicating possession and compound subjects and Exercises
  18. Personal pronouns and Exercises
  19. Other pronouns and Exercises
  20. Determiners and Exercises
  21. Adjectives: Position in a sentence and Exercises
  22. Adjectives used in comparisons: Part I and Exercises
  23. Adjectives used in comparisons: Part 2 and Exercises
  24. Adverbs: Position in a sentence and Exercises
  25. Adverbs of manner and adverbs used in comparisons and Exercises
  26. Prepositions and Exercises
  27. Phrasal verbs and Exercises
  28. Conjunctions and Exercises

Chinese-English Dictionary

This Chinese-English dictionary provides a searchable interface for the CEDICT dictionary put together by Paul Denisowksi. Searches can be conducted by Chinese (using either the GB, Big5, or Unicode encodings), Pinyin, or English.

Phonics

Phonics Index | A , B , C , D , E , F , G , H , I , J , K , L , M , N , O , P , Q , R , S , T , U , V , W , X , Y , Z

Short A | Short E | Short I | Short O | Short U

Long A | Long E | Long I | Long O | Long U

Picture Dictionary / Word Bank

Picture Dictionary Index

At the Bakery | In the Bathroom | On the Farm | At the Fruit Stall | In the Garage

In the Kitchen | In the Living Room | At the Restaurant | At the Vegetable Stall | At the Zoo

Word Families / Rhyming Words

An alphabetical list of word families / rhyming words.

Long vowel sounds

ace , ade , age , aid , ail , ain , air , ake , ale , ame , ape , ate , ay
each , eal , ear , eat , ee , eel , eep , eet
ice , ide , ie , ife , ight , ike , ile , ind , ine , ite , y
oat , oke , old , sl-ow
ube , use , ute

Short vowel sounds

ab , ack , ad , ag , all , am , amp , an , and , ank , arm , ap , ar , ash , at , aw
ed , ell , en , ent , est , et
ick , id , ig , ill , in , ing , ink , ip , ish , it
ock , og , oil , oo , ood , oof , ook , ool , oom , oon , oop , oot , op , ore , orn , ot , ought , ould , ouse , out , h-ow , br-ow-n , ox , oy
uck , ug , um , ump , un , unk , us , ust

Online Articles

The History of Phonics: The Oldest Argument in the World
Phonics: Learning to Play by Ear
Break Out Of The Teaching Rut And Teach English In Hong Kong
Intonation In English: Expressions Of Two Words
Learn A Foreign Language Online
Learn To Teach English As A Foreign Language
Teaching in Korea
The Challenge Of Learning The Chinese Language
Break Out Of The Teaching Rut And Teach English In Hong Kong
Intonation In English: Expressions Of Two Words
Learn A Foreign Language Online
Learn To Teach English As A Foreign Language
Learning Tips for Students
Teaching in Korea
The Challenge Of Learning The Chinese Language
See the Articles Index for more articles.

Free Online Word Search Games

Have fun with some of the word searches below, or see the word search index.

Halloween | Monopoly The World Edition | Letterlanders from Letterland | Winnie the Pooh
House of Horror | Transformers | Star Wars - The Clone Wars | The Little Mermaid | Kung Fu Panda
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe | NBA Basketball Stars | The Beano - Dennis the Menace
Top Gear - Cool Cars | The Simpsons | Lilo & Stitch: The Series | The Incredibles | High School Musical
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader | Twilight | Hannah Montana | Spider-Man 3 | Cinderella
Disney Heros | Thomas the Tank Engine | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows | Toy Story 3

Over 2,800 Idioms

ahead of time
back to the drawing board
calculated risk
dark horse
early bird catches the worm
face the music
gang up on someone
hair stand on end
if worst comes to worst

jam on the brakes
kangaroo court
lame duck
make a beeline for something
nail down
odds and ends
pad the bill
quaking in his boots
rain check

save face
take a back seat
ugly duckling
vamoose
wade into
X marks the spot
yakety-yak
zero hour
[ more idioms ]

Quotations

Quotations Index Education Quotes  

Susan B. Anthony
Aristotle
Warren Buffett
Deepak Chopra
Winston Churchill
Confucius
Roald Dahl
Albert Einstein
Henry Ford

Robert Frost
Mohandas Gandhi
Jean Paul Getty
Bob Hope
C. S. Lewis
Abraham Lincoln
Ronald Reagan

Tony Robbins
Awaken the Giant Within
Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi
Pope Benedict XVI
Oscar Wilde
Deng Xiaoping

Poems

Poetry Index
Maya Angelou
Lewis Carroll
Phoebe Cary
Emily Dickinson
Robert Frost

Kenneth Grahame
Diana Hendry
John Kitching
Myra Cohn Livingston
Gervase Phinn
Edgar Allan Poe

Andrew Taylor
Jennifer Tweedie
Brenda Williams
William Wordsworth
William Butler Yeats

Famous Speeches:

Speeches Index

Susan B. Anthony, On Women's Right to Vote - 1873

Tony Blair, To the Irish Parliament - 1998

Winston Churchill, Their Finest Hour - 1940

Queen Elizabeth I, The Spanish Armada - 1588

Mahatma Gandhi, Quit India - 1942

John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address - 1961

John F. Kennedy, "Ich bin ein Berliner" - 1963

Martin Luther King, Jr., Birth of a New Nation - 1957

Martin Luther King, Jr., "I have a dream" - 1963

Martin Luther King, Jr., Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance - 1964

Martin Luther King, Jr., I've Been To The Mountaintop - 1968

Abraham Lincoln, The Gettysburg Address - 1863

Nelson Mandela, Inaugural Address - 1994

Pope John Paul II, The Holocaust Speech - 2000

Ronald Reagan, "Tear down this wall!" - 1987

Mother Teresa, Nobel Lecture Speech - 1979

Business English

Job Interview Questions

Game Zone for Free Web Games

Game Zone Index | Balloon Pop | Scrambled Word Game | Thesaurus Tangle | Find the Words

Words, Songs and lots more !

Children's Songs | Christian Songs | Nursery Rhymes | Aesop's Fables

Joke of the day | Winnie-the-Pooh Songs | Tongue-Twisters | Irish Blessings

 

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