Autor: Jimena González Sanz.
Hi everyone! Welcome back to our English space where you can find interesting websites and ideas to improve your learning of Shakespeare´s mother tongue.
There are many webs that can help you achieve your vocab learning goal. Today I would like to provide you all a couple of amazing websites where you can improve your vocabulary, listening skills and a wide range of topics to deal with.
The first one is for those who are more visual learners and want to reinforce basic vocabulary. It is called language guide. You need to go to the vocabulary section to focus on it. Then you can find all these topics: Writing (The Alphabet, Writing) ; Numbers( Numbers, Ordinal Numbers); The Body (The Body, The Face, The Body II, The Digestive System, Medicine) ; Clothing (Men’s Clothing, Woman’s Clothing, Winter Clothing , Sewing); Food (Fruit, Vegetables, Food, Food II, Drinks); Animals (Farm Animals, Pets, Insects, Birds, Mammals, Reptiles & Amphibians, African Animals, Sea Animals) ; Nature (Plants, Landscapes, Weather, The Sea, Camping) ; The House ( The House, The Door, The Garden/The Yard,Indoors, The Den, The Dining Room, The Kitchen, The Kitchen II, The Bedroom, The Bathroom, The Bathroom 2, The Utility Room);Miscellaneous (Colors, The Family, Tools,School, Space, The Farm,Electronics, Construction, Money, History, Fantasy, Communication, Art, Instruments, Photography, The City, Jobs, Law & Order, The Military, Games, Computers, The Office, Babies, Kids,The Fair, Science,Religion, Shapes, Telling Time); Transportation (The Car, Travel, Land Travel, Sea Travel ) and Geography (Continents, Europe). There you will be provided with a selection of vocabulary related to the topic chosen. You can see and listen to it as many times as you want. Then, to test your learning you can do the speaking challenge (to say the word of the selected image, then you can listen to check if what you said was right) or the listening challenge (to click on the right image according to what you hear, you can get a hint if you click on the spelling and listen again as many times as needed). It is very easy to play and surely you can gain some vocab if you use and revise from time to time.
The second one is six minutes English from BBC. You can listen to the podcasts but you will also be able to find them on YouTube. Whether you are in the initial stage or the intermediate level it will provide you an opportunity to keep up with English language in a motivating and interesting way and, all in all, with just six minutes of your time. There is a variety of trending topics available. BBC has succeeded in creating a fun way to learn English. The episodes are based on everyday situations and feature a discussion between two people (there are several conductors as Neil, Georgina, Sam, etc.) The topics are very entertaining; they tackle questions such as «How colour affect us» or «High heels«. You will forget you are learning English. In addition, each episode has a transcript and a vocabulary list with definitions. I strongly recommend you have a look at it. Enjoy it!