Sunday, April 28, 2013

BEST WEB PAGES FOR ENGLISH CLASSES


The best way to take advantage of this blog is to subscribe in order to find out when there are changes because I will be constantly updating this blog for all those professors who want instant access to an “anthology” of web pages that will help you in preparing and explaining the basics of the English Language. I hope it will be of use. Even though it does not appear so, all titles are clickable. 

1. Englishpage.com: This page is excellent because it gives very detailed explainations with examples on the verb tenses, including modals, conditionals, prepositions with verbs, etc. It also has exercises. This page should be shared with every student as a point of reference.

2. Learning English Online: (or Englisch-Hilfen.de) This page encompasses more than the former and tries to cover most English Grammar with examples. This is also a very good point of reference.

3. Reverso: (or Verb conjugations) This page is very good in order to see the complete conjugations of the most common irregular verbs.

4. Elements of Style by Strunk and White: This PDF is very good in that it gives you the basic style rules (punctuation, etc.) used in English.

5. Grammar and Syntax Summary: This is a summary I made awhile back of English grammar and will be updating it soon.

Outside of this, I have added some other pages below that deal with specific topics, which I hope will be of use. Please leave your comments below.

MULTI THEME PAGES
Mansión de Inglés

VERBS
Verb + To
Can vs. Be Able To
Passive Voice
What is a Modal Verb
Modal Verbs in Passive Voice
Reporting with Passive Voice
Catenative Verbs
Verb endings with -ed
Use of “I were”
Proved vs. Proven

DIRECT/INDIRECT SPEECH AND QUESTIONS
Direct/Indirect Speech
Direct/Indirect Questions 1
Direct/Indirect Questions 2
Direct/Indirect Questions 3
Question Tags
Open/Closed Questions

OBJECTS, COMPLEMENTS, COUNTABLE/UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS, GRADABLE/NON GRADABLE ADJECTIVES, ETC.
Objects and Complements
Use of Articles 1, Use of Articles 2
Use of Some, Any A, An 1, Use of Some, Any A, An 2
Use of Much and Many 1, Use of Much and Many 2
Noun/Adjective forms
Countable/Uncountable Nouns 1, Countable/Uncountable Nouns 2 
Collective Nouns
Definite Articles 1, Definite Articles 2, Definite Articles 3
Gradable and non Gradable adjectives
How to modify adjective forms (ed, ing)
More on countable and uncountable nouns

GRAMMAR
How to use “that” and “which”
Grammar lessons
“in” or “on”
Use of “that”
“that” vs. “which”
Infinitive vs. Gerund
Gerund vs. Infinitive 2
Gerund vs. Infinitive 3
Gerund vs. Infintive 4
Gerunds
Prepositional Phrases
Grammar Goofs
“I will” vs. “I am going to”
Gotten vs. Got
Aferwards vs. Afterwords
May vs. Might
Used to
Used to
Modal Verbs
Modal Verbs
Modal Verbs
Phrasal Verbs

EXERCISES
English Exercises
Business Exercises
Game to practice conditional
Vocabulary
Conversations
Better English

USEFUL VIDEOS
Vubiq Company Description - Adam Button, CEO
Video on numbers
How to build an inspirational business
History of English
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rf8MCY1asZI&feature=edu_spotlight
http://www.engvid.com/
http://www.youtube.com/user/RebeccaESL

USEFUL MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPERS
Harvard Business Review
The Economist
The Wall Street Journal

USEFUL ARTICLES
Employee engagement
First Impressions

EXECUTIVE SUMMARIES
1. Example A
2. Example B
3. Resource A
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