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The english alley to learn english

english alley homeThe English Alley is a 100 % free website with one goal: to help improve your English vocabulary

How does it work?

Here you can find plenty of  lovely drawings that show the different vocabulary terms. Everything is organized in themes (house, park, school…) Here, they are in alphabetical order

When you put the cursor over the drawings you will hear the pronunciation of the words, and if you click on many of them it will give you access to a new vocabulary page.


HOW TO BE ENGLISH (my collection)

I like  those pictures about:  “How to be english” . So, I have been collecting them from different webs. Now, I want to share   my collection in case it could be useful for you.


ATTENTION: The webs from I have taken my collection are said at the bottom of this page. Many thanks to all of them.

(Click on each to make it bigger)

Old BritainHTBE C12Ye olde Britain

Asking the wayHTBE C15Asking the way

Mind the GapHTBE C13Mind the gap

The mighty spudHTBE C16The mighty spud

Eat fish and chipsHTBE C17Fish and chips

DrivingHTBE C14Driving

HTBE C20Pets

British beerHTBE C26British beer

True BritishHTBE C30True Brit

Learning by doingHTBE C27Learning by doing

My englishHTBE C1 My english

The telephone boxHTBE C28The telephone box

HTBE C29Arrival

How to know your english HTBE C2How to know your English Fluency

Test your englishHTBE C24Test your english

How to be politeHTBE C3How to be polite

Real EnglishHTBE C23Real english

How to start a conversationHTBE C25Meeting and greeting

Speak slowlyHTBE C3Speak slowly

How to complainHTBE C6How to complaint

Terms of endearmentHTBE C4Terms of endearment

DepartureHTBE C9Departure

How to pronounce the “th”HTBE C5How to pronounce the TH

Tourist attractionsHTBE C10Shopping

QueuingHTBE D2When visiting England

Tea timeHTBE C7 Tea time

Winners HTBE D6winners

Dress senseHTBE C8Dress Sense

British virtuesHTBE D!·British virtues

Coming up from a tourHTBE DComing up fron a tour

Free time
HTBE D4Free time


Mailing HTBE D10Mailing

British TraditionHTBE D7English traditions

On the phoneHTBE D9On the phone

The ClockHTBE D8The Clock

PresentsHTBE D14Presents

NeighboursHTBE D12Neighboughrs

Traditiions HTBE D16Traditions

In the streetHTBE D13In the street

GardeningHTBE D19Gardening

British FolkHTBE D15British folk

MendingHTBE D20mending


Free TimeHTBE D18Freetime

How to say Good byeHTBE D21How to say goodbye


You can have next ones  from Lee Gone Publications, the how to be British collections:“The How to be British Collection of Postcards” 

UK map,English Breakfast, Practise your prepositions, British abroad, The Big Ben, Brain of Britain, Weather, Words you need, The English family, Teatime, Practice your conditionals…



ISL Collective

 Internet SecoISL COllective2nd Language Collective is  an international community of half a million ESL/EFL language teachers sharing self-made language teaching materials.

Enjoy their free teaching resources whether you’re teaching English as a second language (TESL) or foreign language (TEFL) in a school or via one-on-one tutoring.  You will find printables, projectables and teaching tips of any level  or material for your classes.

ISL COllective5

You can also  consider sharing the printable worksheets (doc/docx) and powerpoints (ppt, pptx) you created or type in ” teaching tips and ideas(“UPLOAD” menu) for others to benefit from.


ATTENTION!! To download the materiaISL Collective4ls you have to log in but it is very easy and it’s free!!!!

If you are using iSLCollective for the first time, you can sign up right here with your email or using your Facebook or Google account. If you sign up using your email, make sure to drag the blue box to the right before you click on the Sign up button to show that you’re not a spam robot.



ABCya (easy word clouds for kids) word clouds for kids! A word cloud is a graphical representation of word frequency. Type or paste text into the box below and press the arrow button to view the word cloud generated. The appearance of a word cloud can be altered using the graphical buttons above the cloud. It is also easy to save and/or print the cloud by simply pressing a button. A portion of this project is released under a BSD license .

*NOTE: You must enter 3 or more words for the app to function properly. *Teacher Tip: We suggest composing your words in a document (Google Docs or Word) and then copy and pasting them into the app. This way you can go back to your original document for edits.

I leave a video tutorial to make it easier


TXAGEDO (Word clouds)

Making tagxedo-2word cloud is fun, and is much more fun with Tagxedo! With Tagxedo, you can:

  • make word clouds in real-time

  • customize font, theme, color, orientation, and shape

  • fine-tune with lots of optionssave as images for printing and sharing

  • view your word clouds as thumbnails, and pick the one you want for further tweaking or saving

  • choose from many standard fonts

  • use custom fonts (e.g. downloaded from Font Squirrel, DaFont, FontSpace, or your own hand-drawn fonts)

  • constrain the word cloud to selected shapes (heart, star, animals, etc)

  • use images as custom shapes (e.g. a portrait, an animal silhouette)

  • ATTENTION You will probably need Silverlight program 





English Today full courses with subtitles

englishtodayA completed and excellent  English language course  with subtitles in english and with  different levels: elementary, low intermediate, upper intermediate, advanced and business.

English today is an essential tool in preparing various English examinations and tests required to study and work abroad.

The standard lessons are integrated by a special lesson at the end of each DVD. This may be either a video episode with an independent storyline or a cartoon based on typical literature or cinema genres and which explores the language of various expressive forms. Each lesson also contains a workshop section with  grammar tables for specific grammar skills .

Totally recomended above all if you are learning in your own.

CD 1 English Today English Subtitle (elementary)

Verb to be –Countries & nationalities- questions for personal information – The english alphabet- Numbers- Question words –Prepositions of place- Telling the time (clock)

CD 2 English Today English Subtitle (elementary)

There is/there are- countable/uncountable  – some/any-  This/that/these/those- present simple – frequency adverbs – so/enough – 

CD 3 English Today English Subtitle (elementary)

Modal verb “can”(ability/simple requests/ asking permission)  – making suggestion “would like” – more about some/any-


CD 4 English Today English Subtitle (elementary)

present continuous – express planned future – verbs ending “ing” -have to (dutes and responsabilities) – 

CD 5 English Today English Subtitle (elementary)

have- have got -past tense to be – instructions and directions using the imperative – past time expressions (on/in/ago/) –

CD 6 English Course Today Subtitle (elementary)

past tense regular verbs- past tense irregular verbs – pronunciation of past verbs – adjectives describing countryside and cities- adjectives describing things and people- adjectives and syllables – should for advices-

CD 7 English Today English Subtitle (elementary)

Adjectives- comparative and superlatives-

CD 8 English Today English Subtitle (elementary)

Future forms “will”- future forms “going to” – question tags- subject and object questions – 

CD 9 English Today English Subtitle (lower intermediate)

Use of “auxiliary” – Permission & obligation (must/have to)- phrases for talking on the telephone (telephone language)- 

CD 10 English Today English Subtitle (lower intermediate)

will/going to  for future – past continious tense – the different uses of like – so/such

CD 11 English Today English Subtitle (lower intermediate)

modal verbs “can”/”must”/”might” as probability/possibility- used to (past habits)

CD 12 English Today English Subtitle (lower intermediate)

comparative forms – present perfect

CD 13 English Today English Subtitle (upper intermediate)

simple past vs present perfect – present perfect and present perfect continuous – gerund and infinitive – first conditional –

CD 14 English Today English Subtitle

phrasal verbs- second conditional – useful language for socialising -farewll and future contacts – goodbyes – 

CD 15 English Today English Subtitle (upper intermediate)

The causative “have” -have something done used with services- past perfect tense-

CD 16 English Today English Subtitle (upper intermidiate)

Third conditional – wish to express regrets –

CD 17 English Today English Subtitle (upper intermediate)

position of adjectives – american & british english – 

CD 18 English Today English Subtitle (advanced)

passive form- phrases for socializing: recieving good/bad news;  inviting people to be comfortable; agreeing & disagreeing; leaving people; showing sorry –

CD 19 English Today English Subtitle (advanced)

making arreangements- special question forms

CD 20 English Today English Subtitle (advanced)

expressing your opinion -construction “used to” – get used to – be used to-

CD 21 English Today English Subtitle (advanced )

expressing likes and dislikes: to be keen on/ to be fond of /can’t stand/ can’t bear / really love/ mind doing something / dislike/ not to go in for- expressing feelings and regrets: should have +past participle/ wish / if only- 

CD 22 English Today English Subtitle (advanced)

useful phrases for socializing  – expressing probability: likely/unlikely /be bound to

CD 23 English Today English Subtitle (business)

job skills – business – ask about jobs -brainstorming techniques -describing company organisation and development

CD 24 English Today English Subtitle (business)

talking about crisis at work -agreeing and disagreeing – qualifications

CD 25 English Today English Subtitle (business)

report writing, writing e-mails for communications – 

CD 26 English Today English Subtitle (business)

business transaction expressions used at international business fares -languages and techniques used in presentations –


Learn languages efficiently with VocApp

VocApp helps you practice the specialized vocabulary you need, wherever you are and whenever you want, using your smartphone or tablet. You choose which modules to include in your training session. The function “My Words” enables you as a registered user to add your own words and expressions. 

You can build your vocabulary and optimize it with VocApp and reach your goals much faster. You can also put it your lessons in your blog , wiki… I think that VocApp is a great help at any level.

It is an aplication that allows you: to learn and repeat vocabulary, to learn and repeat sentences, to create your own audio courses in eleven languages, to create your own audio flascards from a text or from a photo, to download the mp3 or the pdf…  It makes remember your vocabulary faster.

You only need to create a free account.


Even if  some of the packages are not free…

 there are 3 packages that are totally free: 

1.- Top 1000 english words

2.- English in one day

3.- Academic word list

Anyway, in order to show you how to use VocApp, I leave  some very short videos (no longer than 2 minutes each) :

1.-What is VocApp?

2.-How to create your own set?

3. How to create your own set? (part 2)

4. How to learn?

5. Modes of learning

6. How to create your own course faster?

7. Repetitions, new, hard and mp3

How to create flashcards from a photo

How to create flashcards from a text

Mobile Flashcards = VocApp:)

Some more tips about VocApp:

voccapp4Multisensory flashcards provide your brain with just that – multiple types of input! As a result, you easily connect new words and phrases with ones you already know.

vocapp5Thanks to its spaced repetition algorithm you remember 95% of the material with just seven revisions per year (revision intervals are based on your learning history).

voccap6The more words you know, the more freely and accurately you can express yourself. Start speaking with confidence in no time!

voccap7Study anywhere, anytime with the Android & iOS apps. Time wasted while commuting or standing in line is in the past! Your progress is synced across all your devices.

voccap8Import, type, dictate or upload a photo… and let them do the rest! They’ll add translations, images, examples and pronunciation recordings.

vocapp9The key to success is consistency. VocApp helps you establish a study routine by keeping track of your current study streak and motivating you to study every day!

12 o'clockI have created a lesson related with the clock “It’s about twelve”

(click on the clock to go  there)


Interactive sites 4 education: Literacy

This a good page with an incredible collection  of fun, educational, interactive games and simulations for , english language apart from other subjects

These activities work great with your SMARTboard or interactive  whiteboard for whole group or small group instruction or use in the computer lab  or at home for individual learning.

Here I leave the ones related with literacy

abcalphabetical ordercapitalisationcompound wordsgrammar

parts of speech

phonemes & words



reading & sight words







Interactive sites for education

interactive S 4 educ1This a good page with an incredible collection  of fun, educational, interactive games and simulations for math, english language arts, science, social studies, 

These activities work great with your SMARTboard or interactive  whiteboard for whole group or small group instruction or use in the computer lab  or at home for individual learning.


Choose from them! 

Here I put all the subjects but you will find some of them in its specific area of this web.

interactive s 4 edu3abcalphabetical ordercapitalisationcompound wordsgrammar

parts of speech

phonemes & words




reading & sight words






interactive S 4 edu5ancient egyp

civil war


colonial times












maps & directions



native americans

revolitionary war


states and capitals


US president and government



US government



US president



















interactive S 4 edu4

animal adaptation


animal clasification




body systems


bones & skeleton system





clouds & condensation & water cycle









earth moon &sun


electricity & energy



float & sink


food chains




healthy living


insects & bugs



landforms forces of nature


life cycles




living things



magnets & compass


matter chemivcal & physical changes

natural disasters


physics & motion




rocks & minerals


season & weather




solar system








interactive S 4 edu2adition substraction division








area &perimeter




classsifying & sorting




counting & numbers












geometry shapes



greater than less than and equal



mean median & mode








number lines


number order







place value






tamgrams & tessellations

time & clock

interactive S 4 edu1

autumn fall






St Patrick's







interactive S 4 edu8composing musicmusic fun

virtual instruments

interactive S edu1

interactive S edu2


Do You Know Your British Idioms?

Whether you’re British or not, let’s see if you’re clued up on British Idioms..

Origen: Do You Know Your British Idioms?

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