Other Language Speakers, Learning English – Resources

Update: While I was working with others, to prepare them for the TOEFL, I created two PDFs, from the many websites below, correcting mistakes, clarifying explanations, and so on. The first one explains the main English verb tenses, with many examples:

english-verb-tenses

The second is a collection of 75 questions that are presented on TOEFL websites, but often they only give the answer, without explaining why their answer is correct. I gave it my best effort to attempt to explain most of them.

toefl-grammar-weaknesses

Many of the people who visit my websites are actually native speakers of the language I am learning, who are themselves learning English. With this in mind, I wish to list the resources that I use, when guiding people on http://www.lang-8.com or http://www.gospeaky.com.

Although I reference websites that are in English, by using the Chrome browser and its built-in translation, you can translate the site in a single click.

Je suggère que vous prenez quelques cours en ligne que vous écrivez vos phrases. Vocabulaire en ligne gratuit et expressions

https://www.speaklanguages.com/english/vocab/
https://www.speaklanguages.com/english/phrases/
http://lingohut.com/fr
http://www.goethe-verlag.com/book2/FR/
http://www.goethe-verlag.com/book2/_VOCAB/FR/FREM/FREM.HTM

Bonnes phrases et mots à connaître pour les essais en anglais

https://www.oxford-royale.co.uk/articles/words-phrases-good-essays.html
http://www.smart-words.org/linking-words/transition-words.html
http://englishharmony.com/sentence-starters/
http://www.fluentin3months.com/conversation-starters/
http://basicenglishspeaking.com/common-expressions-english/

Apprendre 50 langues App – French

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.goethe.fr&hl=en.

Mots de transition

http://www.smart-words.org/linking-words/transition-words.html

Other Smart Phone Apps

Duolingo
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.duolingo&hl=en

Mindsnacks
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/learn-french-by-mindsnacks/id409947305?mt=8

Hello Talk
https://www.hellotalk.com/#en

Fluent Panda

Triplingo
http://www.triplingo.com/

Mosalingua
http://www.mosalingua.com/en/our-apps/

Hi Native
https://hinative.com/

Quizlet
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.quizlet.quizletandroid&hl=en

Think Bilingual!
https://itunes.apple.com/app/apple-store/id984967146?mt=8

Quiz Grammaire

http://www.grammar-quizzes.com

Livres anglais et étrangers

http://www.loyalbooks.com/Top_100

Anglais Parlé

http://fr.talkenglish.com/
http://fr.talkenglish.com/lessonindex.aspx

Alphabet

http://englishtexts.ru/english-grammar/abc
http://lingust.ru/english/english-lessons/lesson1
https://audio-class.ru/abc.php

Ponctuation

http://www.thepunctuationguide.com/
http://linguapress.com/grammar/english-punctuation.htm

Structure de phrase

http://esl.fis.edu/learners/advice/syntax.htm
http://www.eslgold.com/grammar/basic_sentence.html
http://linguapress.com/grammar/word-order.htm
http://www.weblearn.in/sentences/

Anglais Pratique d’écoute

https://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/60-second-science/
http://www.podclub.ch/fr/emissions/owen-in-china-english
http://www.podclub.ch/fr/emissions/gerry-s-diary-english-fr
http://www.podclub.ch/fr/emissions/gerry-s-news-digest-a

Temps de verbe

http://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/verb-tenses.html
http://www.ef.edu/english-resources/english-grammar/verbs/
http://www.eslcharts.com/verb-tenses-chart.html
http://englishgrammarsecrets.com/index.html

Grammaire

http://www.talkenglish.com/grammar/
http://www.learnenglish.de/grammarpage.html
https://www.englishclub.com/grammar/
https://webapps.towson.edu/ows/index.asp
http://www.grammarbook.com
http://www.ef.com/english-resources/english-grammar/

100 Modèles de phrases anglaises

http://basicenglishspeaking.com/100-common-phrases-and-sentence-patterns/

Les dix types de phrases en anglais

https://webapps.towson.edu/ows/sentpatt.htm.

Comprehensive Site for English

http://www.learnenglish-online.com/

Sentence Creation

http://www.learnenglish.de/grammar/sentencetext.html
https://www.englishgrammar101.com/sentence-structure

On-Line Language Checker

https://www.languagetool.org/

Writing Prompts for Essay Ideas

http://www.dailyteachingtools.com/journal-writing-prompts.html
https://education.depaul.edu/student-resources/academic-success-center/Documents/501writingprompts.pdf
https://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/11/13/500-prompts-for-narrative-and-personal-writing/?_r=0

Proofreading French (for me)

http://french.about.com/od/mistakes/a/proofreading-and-editing.htm

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

I get asked about this test all the time, and I’ve helped people develop a study plan for taking this test, but of course, I have never personally taken the exam. Let me lay out the general approach. First, learn about the exam by reading the Wikipedia entry.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Test_of_English_as_a_Foreign_Language

There are websites that already lay out a general plan, and the first link includes Forums where test takers can share strategies:

https://www.englishclub.com/esl-exams/ets-toefl-tips.htm
http://www.toeflgoanywhere.org/toefl-planning-registration#to-do-list
http://www.toeflgoanywhere.org/apps/todolist/downloads/TOEFL_PLAN_to_do_list.pdf
http://www.stuff.co.uk/toefl.htm
http://www.examenglish.com/TOEFL/toefl_structure_1.htm

The plans do not cover how you are going to study English, but rather how to register and take the exam. If I were studying English, I would not worry about very specific grammar rules in English. There are too many of them, and native speakers make grammar errors all the time. I would focus on taking practice tests:

https://www.4tests.com/toefl
http://www.examenglish.com/TOEFL/

I would also learn the 400 “must know” English words. I’ve seen this list, and it is similar to the words found on the American SAT exam that High School students take. As always, the Internet allows you to use the hard work of others:

https://quizlet.com/13067750/400-must-have-words-for-the-toefl-flash-cards/

The above deck is all in English, but you can search Quizlet for a version that includes your native language, by just using Quizlet’s search engine and “TOEFL must know 400”.

There are similar tests to the TOEFL, like the IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

http://www.stuff.co.uk/ielts/ielts.htm
http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams/ielts/
http://takeielts.britishcouncil.org/

Finally, there is the ESL (English as a Second Language) exams:

https://www.englishclub.com/esl-exams/levels-test-wc.htm
http://a4esl.org/q/h/
https://www.esl-languages.com/en/study-abroad/adults/online-tests/index.htm

All of these resources can help you find your weaknesses, and help prepare you for taking a test under pressure.

If you are looking for personalized training, I’ve always been impressed with this site’s grammar examples:

http://www.myenglishteacher.eu/ask/

Their tutor page is here:

http://www.myenglishteacher.eu/

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