Some good websites

The internet… a morass of free sites, sign-up-newsletters, pay-for-premium content… no doubt you have your favourites too. Please share your favourite sites in the ‘Leave a reply’ box below!

This is one of my favourites. Run by Sean Banville (who is British), there are currently nearly 2000 free interactive and printable EFL/ESL lesson plans, in up to seven levels, all based on events in the news. This site has been around for 10 years, isn’t as slick as those run by major publishers and is really run as a labour of love. You can make donations if you wish.

This project of The Internet TESL Journal ( has thousands of contributions from many teachers. It is mainly aimed at students, but this is a good site for homework tasks or additional practice. There are quizzes, tests, exercises and puzzles to help students learn English as a Second Language.

With over 8,000 resources, including lesson plans, worksheets, audio, video and flashcards, onestopenglish is the world’s number one resource site for English Language teachers. Onestopenglish is a teacher resource site, part of Macmillan Education, one of the world’s leading publishers of English language teaching materials.

The British Council has games, stories, listening activities and grammar exercises. You will find lots of listening activities and video content in Listen & Watch. There is also a Grammar section, IELTS exam practice materials and materials about Business & Work. To improve your academic writing, visit Writing for a Purpose.

Comprehensive materials for intermediate to advanced ESL learners from the BBC World Service. Uses simplified news stories to present English in context.

These are some sites we think are good and helpful. Are there any websites you’d like to share? Please go ahead and comment in the box below.

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One Response to Some good websites


  1. Karen Mizen says:

    A great way for students to work independently and practise their karaoke skills too! All ages seem to love this site-good for vocab, grammar, listening and confidence building too.

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