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If you are a dedicated student who is looking for more ways to improve your English outside of the classroom, you’ve come to the right place! This blog is going to give you some excellent, free-to-use websites that will help you continue to develop your English at a time and place that suits you.
Here are some of the most useful websites for self-study:
Voscreen helps you improve your English with short video clips from different films and tv series, some of which you may recognise! On Voscreen you can select the specific grammar or vocabulary areas you want to focus on, before watching a short clip with your selected language. You can watch with or without subtitles and repeat clips as many times as you want! This is a great way to see grammar and vocabulary being used in different contexts, and to listen to a variety of different accents for some all-important pronunciation practice. All you need to do is sign up for free with your email address!
BBC Learning English has loads of free resources aimed at all ages and levels! You can find video and podcast activities, grammar, vocabulary and listening practice, news articles on a variety of topics and even a downloadable app so you can study on the go! Check out the 6 Minute English series for interesting and informative Podcast lessons to learn and practice English for every day situations!
Use the British council’s Learn English website for all your English-studying needs! There are activities focussed on the 4 skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking as well as numerous grammar and vocabulary activities. You can also find specific activities for General English, Business English and there is a dedicated section to help you understand more about the IELTS exam.
If you are a music lover, you might not know that listening to some of your favourite songs is a great way to develop your English. On Lyrics Training, there is a huge library of music videos, and you can filter videos by different genres to find music to your taste. Practice your listening skills and complete the gaps, choosing your level of difficulty!
ESOL Courses publish a huge amount of free digital resources for students from a Beginner level of English all the way up to Advanced. Take a look at their interactive listening and reading activities, Grammar and vocabulary lessons and quizzes and games. They also have designated sections for English for Work, as well activities about life in the UK and USA.
If you’re looking for some more exam-focussed activities, try these websites alongside your Exam Course at English Path!
IELTS Speaking is a great website to help you understand more about the Speaking part of the IELTS exam. You can find typical speaking questions from the IELTS exam, lots of vocabulary for different topics you can expect to find in your exam, short video and grammar lessons and even a section where you can record yourself answering questions and listen to other users answering the same questions.
Check out IELTS Liz for all your IELTS exam needs and queries. With a vast amount of IELTS experience, IELTS Liz will introduce you to typical exam topics, give you excellent reading, writing, listening and speaking advice, provide you with some model answers and provide you with everything you need to know before you take your exam.
Flo Joe is the place to go for all things Cambridge! This website will give you plenty of grammar and vocabulary activities, as well as focussed exam practice for Cambridge exams including the PET, FCE, CAE and CPE. Flo Joe will prepare you for all the different types of questions you might find in your Cambridge exam.
Are there any other websites you like to use for your English learning not mentioned here?