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Make Your Point

Make Your Point is a daily vocabulary e-mail service. Sign up (it’s free) and get an email every day with a new word, along with a definition, advice about how to use it, and examples to help you remember and use the word. Here’s today’s example: Some of the things that are included in your…

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Extensive Reading Central

Extensive Reading CentralĀ is a site where you can read and listen to a variety of stories and dialogues, then take quizzes about the content, take speed-reading tests, play games to improve your vocabulary, and more. You do have to sign up, but it’s free to use. When you sign up as a student, you’ll be…

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Crossword Labs

I remember spending a weekend once in graduate school making a bilingual crossword puzzle. It took time, and it was a fun. But was that time really worth it? Maybe not, in hindsight. If I’d had this, I probably would’ve used it: Crossword Labs. Here’s their example: Type in the clues and answers, hit “generate”…

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Plot Generator

With Plot Generator, you can fill in the blanks — like a Mad Lib — and generate a story using several different genres: mystery, romance, horror, movie script and more. One way to use this site is to click on “suggest” for the blanks, or “fill entire form with random plot ideas” and it might…

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Bab.la games

Test your language skills on bab.la games site. They have a matching quiz, hangman, and a memorizing/matching game. The fourth choice (German youth word of the year in this screenshot) changes every time you refresh the games page. You can play the games in many different languages, in three different levels of difficulty. I tried…