Learn English at Home

Online Courses

 

Here are some courses from Future Learn. You can register for free.

Exploring English language and culture

English for the workplace

 

Here is an online course from BBC Learning English. It is a good way to practise your English and includes activities to boost your grammar, vocabulary and punctuation.

Entry 3 Topic Work

 

Try these activities from ESOL Courses to practise different skills:

IELTS reading and writing: tourism in the UK

Martin Luther King Jr

 

 

Speaking and Listening

 

Listen to these recordings from British Council about a group of friends living in London. You can also do activities to practise the language they use.

Episode 1: Meeting friends

Episode 2: Job offer

Episode 3: Kicked out!

 

 Watch these videos from ESOL Courses:

How to study

How to be on time

Taking Life in the UK test

 

Randall’s ESL Listening Lab has many different listening activities:

A healthy lifestyle

Breakfast recipes

Leisure activities

 

For a fun listening activity, go to Lyrics Training– find your favourite song and type in the lyrics.

Reading

 

Here are some reading comprehension activities from ESOL Courses:

Cherry blossom festival

Water economics

Different articles and short stories 

 

The British Council Learn English website has lots of reading activities to help you understand everyday English and language you need for the workplace:

A flyer for a gym

A travel guide

An email request for help

 

 Do you enjoy reading stories? Try reading short stories on the British Council’s Learn English website:

Choose a story 

Writing

 

Boost your writing skills with these activities from ESOL Nexus:

What happens at a job interview

Writing a college assignment

 

Read this guide from Using English on how to write a formal letter.

 

Learn English Teens has a variety of activities for different types of writing:

A blog

A CV

A for and against essay

 

British Council Learn English offers many activities to help you develop your writing skills about familiar topics:

A professional profile for a job

A report on a student meeting

A restaurant review

Vocabulary

 

Look at these resources from ESOL Courses to develop your vocabulary for looking for a job:

Job search vocabulary list

Job search vocabulary wordsearch activity

 

You can find activities on the British Council website to learn the meaning, pronunciation and spelling of new words:

Health

Around town

Streets and roads

Appearance

Body parts

Football

Fruit

 

 Games to Learn English has different activities to practise your vocabulary:

Vocabulary

Spelling

 

Try these activities from ESOL Nexus to develop your vocabulary and improve your spelling:

‘i’ before ‘e’ rule

Words ending in ‘e’

Jobs

Adjectives of personality

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