7 Little Words

     Playing word games will help increase your vocabulary.  7 Little Words is a very popular free word game app for iPhone/iPad and Android, but it’s a little too difficult for most people learning English.  However, there is a kid’s version – with easier vocabulary – that is fun and challenging to play. Here’s an example:  The hint for word #5 is “time off from school”, and the word is VACATION.

7 Little Words for Kids is available for iPhone/iPad (99 cents) and Amazon Kindle Fire ($2.99).
If you have an Android phone, you can look at this list of the 10 Best Free Word Games for Android.


   You can use Pinterest to see pictures and information about almost anything that interests you – such as chocolate desserts, or expensive cars, or origami.

You can also use Pinterest to help you learn English.  Just search Pinterest for what you would like to study. Include “ESL” in your search for results that are better for people learning English as a second language. For example:

or this one: ESL prepositions


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A Short Past Tense Test

   Here are some sentences from the “Terrible Teacher“.  All should be in past tense. Two are correct, and the other six have a mistake. Can you find the mistakes?

  1. On the weekend, I payed five dollars for a soda.
  2. I fell happy on the weekend.
  3. My sister visited me at the hotel.
  4. There were a party last Saturday night at the hotel.
  5. The president of the association give a speech.
  6. We listen and smiled.
  7. The party was over before ten o’clock.
  8. The president leave the party at nine o’clock.

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Help Finding a Job

    All libraries in the area have resources to help you find a job.  Many are available online.  Here are some resources at the Framingham Library:



  When you pronounce the word splash , it sounds like it’s meaning – such as the sound when someone jumps into water.  There are many other words like this in English that sound like their meaning (squeak, buzz, crack, poof…).  These words are examples of “onomatopoeia”  .  Here’s a video with lots of them…

50 Most Common Irregular Verbs

   Most verbs are Regular Verbs (where the past tense ends in -ed).  Irregular (means not regular) verbs are more difficult to remember, because there are no rules, and usually the past tense does not end in -ed).

Here is a Quizlet where you can practice learning the 50 Most Common Irregular Verbs.
This does not include the very common irregular verb to be.  We will practice with that another time.

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