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NIEHS Kids’ Page

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, a US governmental organization focusing on researching environmental effects on health (and other things), has a kids’ page, which has many things to do that are suitable for EFL learners.   Discover & Explore This is a good place to browse and explore. You’ll find everything from quotations about the…

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Psychobabble

Psychobabble is a free app for iOS (universal app for iPhone and iPad). It’s a word association game that will help you activate the vocabulary that’s lurking somewhere in your brain, and it may help you to learn the correct spelling of the words. There’s a short tutorial that will start automatically when you open…

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Activities for ESL Students

Activities for ESL Students is a very large collection of quizzes and puzzles for English grammar and vocabulary. This site also has a list of bilingual quizzes for English t0 many other languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Spanish and many more … and yes, even Malay!)   Here’s an example of one of…

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BrainBashers

BrainBashers has a huge collection of games, quizzes, puzzles, riddles, illusions, word searches and more. The riddles and word puzzles are probably the best way to practice English, but the Sudoku-type puzzles and illusions will also give your brain some exercise. Some of the puzzles require flash. Here’s the most popular puzzle on the site…

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Business English quizzes

Some students told me yesterday that they want to practice more Business English. Here’s a site that has many, many (many, many) quizzes for grammar, vocabulary, phrasal verbs and more. It’s a no-nonsense site with a very simple layout and a few ads. The quizzes are mostly multiple choice. Here’s an example from the Grammar…