domingo, 26 de febrero de 2017

6 Minute English

BBC Learning English, as part of the BBC World Service, has been teaching English since 1943, offering free audio, video and text materials to learners around the world.

One of the resources provided by BBC Learning English is 6 Minute English, a free tool for learners interested in improving their English listening skills. Audios and texts can be downloaded.

This weekly podcast is published every Thursday. Useful If you don’t feel ready to listen to a full radio program for native English speakers.

On iTunes: 

On Google Play:

jueves, 23 de febrero de 2017

Short Stories

Short story section at East of the web. You can browse the library by genre (children's, crime, fiction, horror, humor, nonfiction, romance, sci-fi) or search it for a title, author or keyword. 

Clicking on an author's name lists all their stories along with further information and links. Stories can be read online, printed or downloaded for reading offline or on handheld devices.

Double clicking on any word in a story will bring up a dictionary definition along with an audio pronunciation of the word.


domingo, 19 de febrero de 2017


The following resource gives you an opportunity to practise your culinary English and to learn how to give instructions in English for a real-life activity like cooking.

Yummly is a mobile app and website that provides recipe recommendations personalized to the individual's tastes, semantic recipe search, a digital recipe box among other services.

martes, 14 de febrero de 2017

Science of Kissing

Why do we kiss? 

On St Valentine's Day an explanation from a scientific perspective. A very stimulating video. 

viernes, 10 de febrero de 2017

Kids World Fun

Portal dedicated to pre-teen children, parents and teachers, providing an informal learning center for children and families. It has a variety of activities best suited for children.

The activities are subdivided into different sections:
Fun Time (activities like animated stories, games, jokes, and much more)
Reading (reading material)
Activities (contests, art and craft, cards, coloring pages...)
Learn (English, Science, Math, study tips...)
Competitive Exams
Current Affairs

miércoles, 8 de febrero de 2017

USA Learns

USA Learns, a free website for adults to learn English online. Here you can practice English speaking, reading, writing, listening, grammar, vocabulary and more. The website was originally launched in 2008. Since then, more than 7 million adults from around the world have visited it.

Their beginning and intermediate English courses include hundreds of educational videos that will teach you American English. USA Learns also has thousands of English learning activities and quizzes that let you know immediately if you answer correctly.

The following video explains how to start learning English free with USA Learns. You will learn how to register, choose an English course and sign in next time. When you register on USA Learns, your work will be saved and you’ll be able to see your scores. You only need to register once. Registering on USA Learns is easy and free. (Source USA Learns)

viernes, 3 de febrero de 2017

ReadWorks Digital

Commited to solving reading comprehension crisis and student achivement gap, ReadWorks provides K-12 teachers, for free, with research-based units, lessons, and authentic leveled resources (non-fiction and literary passages, along with reading comprehension vocabulary, and teacher guidance).

ReadWorks Digital is also a free online site where teachers and students can engage with ReadWorks intereractively.

miércoles, 1 de febrero de 2017


Storynory is a website with a collection of stories (from original stories or myths to classic fairy tales) sorted into different categories. It is an excellent podcast for listeners of all ages, very useful in English classes and recommended to parents and students for outside reading, especially, for contexts with limited resources.

The audio stories are free and regularly updated. All their stories come with and HTML audio player. Their feed is also a free service.

On Twitter: @storynory
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