This is a new service from the Framingham Library. You can watch up to 5 free movies each month – at home, or on your phone with the Kanopy App.
Classic movies, international movies, educational movies (including learning English), and lots of movies for kids too. All you need is a Framingham library card. If you don’t live in Framingham, you can check here if your library also has this service. Or – you can check to see at your own library if they have Kanopy, or other services with movies, such as Hoopla or Overdrive.
Are there words – or groups of words – that are are especially difficult for you to pronounce, or understand, in English? “uncomfortable”; “sixth”; “how much does this cost”; “what are you going to do”?
On YouGlish.com you can type in those words, and then listen to how they are said – as part of conversation – by many different people in YouTube videos. Try it below. (Press the button to go to the next video.)
There are SO many videos on YouTube that can help you improve your English grammar (and much more!). Search for a video lesson about anything you want to study. You can start by searching for: beginner English grammar.
You will see many choices for videos. Which one should you watch?
- How much time the video takes – 5 minutes? 30 minutes? 2 hours?
- How many people watched (viewed) the video
(1.3M = 1.3 Million = 1,300,000)
(14K = 14 Thousand = 14,000)
- When was the video put on YouTube – 2 weeks ago? 8 years ago?
If you have a problem with something specific, watch some lessons on that. On YouTube, search for English past tense (or ESL past tense); or ESL verb to be; or ESL auxiliary verbs; or quoted and reported speech (direct and indirect speech).
When you find a video you like, you can look for more videos by the same people. Many people have a “channel” – a group of their videos – that you can go to on YouTube. Examples of some good YouTube channels for English learners are: Jennifer ESL, EngVid, and Rachel’s English.
There are more summer word videos like this on Vidtionary.com
More pictures like this on English for Beginners
EnglishNumber.com is a very good little website to help you learn and practice… English numbers!
Small numbers, large numbers, and numbers of all kinds – such as the name of years (2018), months, dates, fractions, math equations, decimals, and percentages.
There are listening exercises where you can see if you understand the numbers correctly.
This works best on your computer, but it mostly works on your phone/tablet.
Match the picture with the name of the tool, and find the words in the puzzle…
Answers below: Continue reading
Use this web page to practice saying the letters of the alphabet.
Touch the letter and you will hear it pronounced. Then try to repeat it out loud. When you think you can say the letters, try the Speaking Challenge and the Listening Challenge.