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28 boring words & what to use instead

Are you bored of using the same common words?

In this infographic there are a selected  number of alternatives that you can use instead and that help you to make your speech and writing more varied and exciting.

 

Words like new, next, things, feel, seem, best, young, just, almost, right, old, long, other, important, sad, happy, good, bad, like, nice, only, real, sweet, funny, little, bit, pretty or smart.

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Free PPT’s templates- revise and play

 

 

This is a very useful blog created by an english language teacher in Japan that offers a great collection of free power points, excel and word  templates .

They are useful games to learn, and play.

Here you will find ONLY the templates  and tutorials for help so that you could  use them  in a personal way .

A great and fun way to teach, of course.

And this is my contribution with the game I have created with one of the free templates from tekhnologic:  jeopardy.It revises some vocabulary and grammar: present perfect, present simple and order order of adjectives…

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II Plan de atención a la diversidad en Castilla y León

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DK SCIENCES FIND OUT!

GREAT EDUCATIONAL web  to search, learn, and explore information on a safe and secure site. Perfect for help with homework or in class. Highly  and perfect visual content that covers all curriculum subjects !

Quizzes, videos and animations to engage and fascinate any child.

 

Below, more explanations and links about this page that is divided into several sections. 

(click on each tab) 

ANIMALS AND NATURE 

The animal kingdom,     food chains,     cats,    dogs,    amphibians, mammals,    insects,    reptiles,    birds,    centipedes and millipedes,    fish,    plants,    invertebrates,    habitats and ecosystems,    primates,     whales dolphins and porpoises,    sponges,    aardvark,    anteaters and sloths,    arachnids,    armadillos,    badgers,    bats,    bears,    camels,    cattle,    crustaceans,    deer,    domesticated animals,    earthworms and leeches,    elephants,    giraffes,    hippopotamuses,    horses,    hyenas,    insect-eaters,    jellyfish corals and anemones,    mushrooms,    nocturnal animals,    otters,    pet care,    pigs,    plankton,    plant care,    rabbits and hares,    raccoons,     red pandas,    rhinoceroses,    rodents,    seals lions and walruses,    squids snails and shellfish,    starfish sea urchins and sea cucumbers,    weasels,    what is a living thing?

COMPUTER CODING

How do I start coding?,    programming languages,    scratch sprites,    scratch windows,     what is coding?,     what is the internet?,     What is Python?,    What is scratch?,    What is the wide world web?

DINOSAURS AND PREHISTORIC LIFE

Dinosaurs,     the first animals,     Cambrian explosion,     fossils,     prehistoric amphibians,    prehistoric fish,    prehistoric invertebrates,    prehistoric mammals,     prehistoric reptiles

 EARTH

Caves,     Coasts,     Continents,     crystals and gems,     deserts,     earthquakes,     glaciers,     landmarks of the world,     meteorite impacts,     mountains,     oceans and seas,     rivers, rock cycle,     rocks and minerals,     seasons,     structure of the Earth,    tectonic plates,     volcanoes,     water cycle,    weather

ENGLISH

Adjectives,     antonyms,      nouns,     parts of the speech,     punctuation,    synonyms,     verbs

HISTORY

Stone age,      bronze age,      iron age,     ancient Egypt,    world war I,     world war II,     Vikings,     Aztecs,     Incas,     Mayans,     ancient Greeks,     seven wonders of the world,     castles,     kings and queens,     black death,     Celts,     Tudors,     Victorian Britain,     explorers,     ancient Rome,     Mesopotamia,     Indus valley and civilization,     Mughals,     Modern India,     ancient China, the Napoleonic wars,     the Titanic,     fashion,     Guy Fawques and the gunpowder plot,     Anglo-Saxons,     Ellis-island,     great fire of London,     Maori,     Native Americans,    Nelson Mandela and apartheid,     Normans,     Pirates,     Presidents of United States,     slave trade,    spies,    the American West,    US Civil Rights,

HUMAN BODY 

Body defences,    brain and nerves,    digestion,    heart and blood,     keeping healthy,     life cycle,    lungs and breathing,     muscles, the senses,     skeleton and bones,    your amazing body ,   your water works,

MATHS

Adding and subtracting,     averages,     coordinates,     fractions,     geometry,     numbers,     prime numbers,     times tables,

MUSIC ARTS AND LITERACY 

Musical instruments,     poetry,     Shakespeare’s globe,     types of music,

SCIENCES 

Amazing inventions,      electricity,      energy,     famous scientists,     forces and motion,     heat,     light,    magnets, materials,     microscopes,      simple machines,    solids liquids and gases,     sound,

SPACE

Constellations,     life in space,     moon landscapes,     observing space,     the Solar System,    the space race,     the space shuttle,     Sun and Galaxies,

SPORTS

American football,     athletics,      baseball,     basketball,     cricket,     cycling,     football,    golf,    gymnastic,     hockey,     horse riding,    ice hockey,    lacrosse,     skateboarding,      skiing,     snowboarding,     swimming,     tennis,

TRANSPORT

History of aircraft,     history of cars,     history of tractors,     history of trains,

MORE FIND OUT 

Braille,     festivals and holidays,     special events,    what does a politician do?,    What is dyslexia? ,    what is a refugee?

AND MORE EXCITING EXTRAS TO DISCOVER :

About 80 short, fascinating and interesting videos with real facts.

Here there is a video as example: 

If you are interested, there is also a selection of some of the reference books, apps, and educational resources published by DK that you can buy. 

More than 150 quizzes to check your children acknowledgment

Many interesting facts to be discovered

It is also worth in this page their lovely and clear images. Here you have an  example:

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Biology Colouring Pages & Worksheets

Many interesting activities in this site for your children to learn that can be an incredible source of new material. 

Let’s discover each one better…………………..

 Let’s discover each one better:

COLOURING PAGES &WORKSHEETS

A way to have fun coloring while learning about the living world:

Anatomy

Animals

Birds

Cells

Insects

Insects animals

Plants

Ugly bugs

GAMES & SIMULATIONS

Sometimes the best way to learn biology is by playing a game or using a simulation.  Here a list from the current collection of fun biology games. 

Bee dance game

Beetle dissection tool

Bone anatomy viewer

Cell viewer and game

Doctor Know

Lizard Island

Monster Maker

Latch & Catch

Peppered moths

Sciences detectives:Training room scape

Skeleton viewer

Venom

QUIZZES

The biology quizzes are based on  Ask A Biologist articles. You might want to read the article first, or if you feel up to the challenge, give them a try before reading each article.

 The quizzes also require JavaScript running on your browser.

LISTEN & WATCH

Biology Podcast and Videos

From the Ask A Biologist website you can listen to them in their popular biology podcast show. Dr. Biology has been speaking with many of the biologists that are discovering new worlds and exploring new frontiers in biology. There are over 80 episodes and they will add  more interviews. Each show includes a full written transcript and content log.

PUZZLES

All of them are based based on the articles at the Ask A Biologist site.

The first number is the word search puzzle

The second one is the crossword

A Nervous Journey 43 KB 42 KB
An Invisible Watery World 45 KB 55 KB
Ant Farm 41 KB 28 KB
Ants 89 KB 82 KB
Bats 36 KB 28 KB
Big Bad Beetles 52 KB 41 KB
Birds and Their Songs 39 KB 37 KB
Building Blocks of Life 87 KB 94 KB
Cloning Ewe 54 KB 48 KB
Collecting Ants 34 KB 32 KB
Crazy Climate and Wacky Weather 168 KB 97 KB
Darwin and Mendel’s Afternoon Tea 43 KB 31 KB
Desert Diggers 49 KB 47 KB
Desert Fruits Rock! 120 KB 117 KB
Face to Face with Ants 41 KB 39 KB
Feather Biology 32 KB 24 KB
He Ain’t Tasty He’s My Brother 61 KB 33 KB
How Do Beetles Reproduce? 48 KB
How to Find What You Need on the Internet 96 KB
I Spy an Ecosystem 42 KB 29 KB
Linnaeus and the World of Taxonomy 42 KB 31 KB
Making Life Crystal Clear 49 KB 43 KB
Making the List 53 KB 46 KB
Metamorphosis – Nature’s Ultimate Transformer 100 KB 93 KB
Mighty Morphing Tree Lizards 62 KB 46 KB
Migrating Monarchs 28 KB 19 KB
Mite Mighty Foe to ‘Killer’ Bees in State 66 KB
Nature’s Medicine 34 KB 28 KB
Not So Scary Scorpions 73 KB 45 KB
Perfect Python Parenting 84 KB 37 KB
Pollen – Nature’s Tiny Clues 40 KB 30 KB
Sea Urchins Do Research 38 KB
Secrets of a Superorganism 34 KB 38 KB
Seeing Color 82 KB 72 KB
Solving a Genetic Mystery 85 KB 117 KB
Sonoran CSI 55 KB 54 KB
Spaced Out Physiology 96 KB 112 KB
The Tale of the Two Headed Lampropeltis getulus californiae 47 KB 32 KB
Time Traveling Plants 78 KB
True Bugs 41 KB 35 KB
Wastewater: Nature’s Power Drink? 35 KB
Where In The World Is Kazakhstan? 93 KB
Why Are English Sailors Called Limeys? 57 KB 1 KB
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RADIO GARDEN

In this web you can listen to the radio anywhere in the world. In the link there’s a globe similar to the one in Google Earth with a lot of green dots. Each dot is a local radio station. When you click on it you can listen to that radio station. It’s very useful to listen to real English.

ATTENTION!!!  BE PATIENT  because It can take a couple of minutes to finish the connection. You will see how the Earth becomes smaller and smaller till you can see all those green dots.

Here I leave one of my favourites (click here or on the image).

It’s Share Radio (London) 

A  good idea is to  listen to the radio at the same time you are looking for something or even working in your computer. It can help a lot!

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Breaking News English

A great site to improve your students listening abilities. As you see, this web page offers 2,369 Free English Lessons in 7 different levels.

In each lesson you will find out the next sections:

You can choose among:









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Dictionaries

Dictionaries

A great collection of the best on line dictionaries all over the web.

Just have a look!

Word Reference.com

Free online dictionaries – Spanish, French, Italian, German and more. Conjugations, audio pronunciations and forums for your questions.  

Vocabulary.com

A great tool either to improve your vocabulary as student or, as a teacher to help your students.  It’s more than a simple dictionary. TRY IT!

Collins Dictionary

 More than 500,000 words, meanings, phrases, synonyms and antonyms. It is ideal for everyday use at home, for study, at the office and on the go. 

McMillan Dictionary Online

Pronuntiation, translations, language resources and many other things that you can explore.

Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary

A great dictionary for general British English on Cambridge Dictionaries Online.

 Merriam-Webstern

America’s most useful and respected dictionary,Word of the Day, facts and observations on language, lookup trends, and wordplay. With many usage examples.  

Longman Dictionary

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Online   

Using English

English language site specialising in English as a Second Language (ESL) established in 2002 with a large collection of tools & resources for students, teachers…, It covers the full spectrum of ESL, EFL, ESOL, and EAP subject areas.  

Dictionary.com

An online source for English definitions, synonyms, word origins, audio pronunciations, example sentences, slang phrases, idioms, word games, legal and medical terms, Word of the Day and more.  

Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary

Used by over 35 million learners of English worldwide. You will find out any word.  

Oxford Living  Dictionary

This dictionary is more than a dictionary: videos, quizzes, grammar, thesaurus… Very recomendable!!

The Free Dictionary.com

This dictionary allows you to create your own personal homepage by adding and removing, dragging and dropping, and “using or losing” existing content windows…

SPECIFIC DICTIONARIES

LINGUEE

It is a web service that provides an online dictionary for a number of language pairs. It incorporates a search engine that provides access to large amounts of bilingual, translated sentence pairs, which come from the World Wide Web. ATTENTION !!!! Linguee is not an automatic translation machine!  

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

What’s the difference between two similar words?   

GRAPH words

Fantastic free semantic field maps and thesaurus synonimes 

Synonyme Finder 

Speak and write with confidence. To help you avoid using the same word too repetitively, redundantly, recurrently, incessantly,  etc.  

Cogney rhyming slang dictionary

Do you want to know about cogney rhyming slang, the secret language of London?

VISUWORD

Fantastic free graph words and thesaurus synonyms for teachers and students

Phrase up Dictionary

phraseup assists you with writing by finding and filling-in the words you can’t remember

Phrasal verbs dictionary 

A reference of 3,451 current English Phrasal Verbs (also called multi-word verbs) with definitions and examples. 

Visual Dictionary Online

Explore the 15 major themes to access more than 6,000 images and see words like never before.

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ESPRESSO ENGLISH

This web page offers some sample lessons and some free downloads as you see below

DOWLOADABLE  BOOK

VIDEOS

Free Samples of Espresso English E-Books & Courses – Espresso English  

Right-click on each link and then select “Save” or “Save as…” to download it.

English Listening Course

Phrasal Verbs in Conversation Course

Business English Course

English Idioms Course

1000 Collocations in 10 Minutes a Day E-Book

600+ Confusing English Words Explained E-Book

Slang & Informal English E-Book

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Learn an idiom every day

From August 2014, it has been published an interesting collection of idiom cards created by idiom land .

For each idioms you can find:

Its usage in a movie, with the short transcrip of the dialogue

Its explanation in a card 

A funny idiom card

Of course, you can download the idiom land  application on your mobile phone or on the app store but you have to pay for it.

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