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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…

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Hello! drawing app series

Hello Chalk, Hello Crayon, Hello Color Pencil and Hello Oil Painting make up a series of free iOS and Android apps that you can use to help you explain words and ideas in class, or to make fun drawings to add to your portfolios. The apps offer in-app purchases for more variety in pen size…

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History & Politics Out Loud

Listen to famous historical and political speeches on History & Politics Out Loud. Find background information and famous speeches from presidents, civil rights leaders, and also Lou Gehrig’s famous speech. It’s not a very comprehensive list, but it’s a good place to get a little English reading and listening practice, focusing on good speeches and…