Exam preparation

IELTS from Cambridge
IELTS from British Council

IELTS video channel

IELTS self-practice blog

Academic writing phasebank from Manchester University

Academic Writing Podcasts from the Higher School of Economics

Independent Speaking sample responses

The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Great resource on Punctuation. Find 5 classy exercises on the bottom of the page with answers

Writing argumentative essays — simple and user friendly website.

Links U need 2 NO

EnglishTips — LOADS of resources in pdf format for download.

BBC English

British Council Learning English

The Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary

English Power Blog — a list of web-sites with ESL tools. Find a site you like according to your level and interests!


Quizlet  — a  great tool for building up your vocabulary

Snappy Words  — free visual online dictionary

Breakin News English — News for English learners! Audio + articles (text)+ tasks (with answers). Tasks are super good! Contemporary events; different topics! For levels Intermediate and higher.    — Collocation Dictionary online


 Malcolm Gladwell’s writing (advanced levels)


The online writing lab (OWL)


Academic Writing Podcasts from the Higher School of Economics

Absolutely Intercultural  — a fantastic podcast on hot topis

EslLab — Grammar- listening project  — a collection of listening links. Don’t mis it!

BBC podcasts  — just mount MP3 files on your player!

University College London lectures  Each lecture lasts an hour. Different topics. Enjoy!

Bath University Podacasts

Yale University Lectures/courses  (audio, video, text)

Business English (amazing resource)

Audio books online (downloadable)

LibriVox —  free audiobooks to download; good catalog! — 400 audiobooks for free! Look for FREE AUDIOBOOKS on the bottom of the page

Poetry  —  Witty and moving poetry by Billy Collins, audio, free!!!


EslLab — Grammar- listening project (EASY)

English Grammar Exercises

Lots of tests

More tests with explanation


Audacity  This is an audioprogram for voice recording wich will help you to work on your pronunciation. Just record yourself, then playback and listen to your answers. User-friendly and free. You can even create your own radio program!