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03/13/16
Using Internet Web-sites for Listening comprehension and Pronunciation
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CAEL Website – Listening Resources

http://www.cael.ca

Go to Educators Materials - EAP Practice links

This is an excellent site that includes listening strategies, improving bad listening habits, academic listening skills, and
links to some of the best listening resources such as CBC and Swiss Radio International.

Randall ’s ESL Cyber Listening Lab

http://www.esl-lab.com

A great web-site for listening practice at three levels: general listening activities,
listening for academic purposes, and long conversations with real video.

BBC World Service

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/

This site is designed to help English students listen to the news events, jobs, sports, and music and includes transcripts.

The English Listening Lounge

http://www.englishlistening.com

Practice at three different levels, complete question & answer sections, and follow along with listening transcripts.

ESL Wonderland – Activities for ESL Students

http://www.eslwonderland.com

A wide rang of listening comprehension activities accompanied by readings and transcripts.

CBC – Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

http://www.cbc.ca This site has headline news and live radio. Also check out the large collection of podcasts on science (Quirks and Quarks.)

NPR –NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO

This site has a vast collection of commercial-free podcasts from
their radio broadcasts. http://www.npr.org/sections/npr-extra/2015/01/26/379428852/npr-launches-a-new-podcast-directory

TED

A fabulous collection of short videos of short speeches by famous intellectuals and designers. TED

CNN

http://www.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/index.html

Breaking news transcripts and real audio.

CNN Newsroom

http://turnerlearning.com/newsroom/index.html

Half- hour radio programs designed for North-American high-school students.

Great Speeches

http://www.chicago-law.net/speeches/speech.html

Famous speeches by John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Richard Nixon, Malcom X, etc.

Internet Talk Radio Archives

http://museum.media.org/radio

Archives of early internet radio broadcasts for English speakers.

Audio for ESL/EFL

http://www.manythings.org/listen/

Phonetics— The Sounds of American English—from the University of Iowa

This is a great site for showing how the mouth forms various sounds in English. A moving diagram demonstrates the position of the mouth, tongue and lips.

http://soundsofspeech.uiowa.edu/

On-line Dictionary

http://www.macmillandictionary.com/options.html
This new online dictionary from MacMillan has a choice of American or British pronunciations.

Interesting things for ESL students (pronunciation site)

http://www.manythings.org/e/pronunciation.html

Learn English is a free, on-line, educational resource helping ESL and EFL students to learn English words. The flash site incorporates over 1,500 English words and phrases you can hear it spoken. http://www.learn-english.co.il/

Vocabulary websites!

Dictionary sites

GRAMMAR SITES

ESSAY WRITING - COMPOSITION, PUNCUTATION, AND GRAMMAR

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12/27/13
Sentence Master News for 2014
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New Web Site Format

The website will evolve into the HTML 4 transitional format and start to populate HTML 5 code into the design.

The basic website design will use a single column format. This is the easiest to render into any of the many portable and mobile devices used to view web pages. You can practice your English grammar, vocabulary and writing on an ipod, ipad, laptop, notebook, desktop, xbox or android phones and tablets using the Sentence Master practice word card English language writing exercises.

We hope to find a game programmer and offer an online learning format using animation.

You can still download a PDF copy of the “Blueprint to English” an excellent English grammar cheat sheet. This PDF version contains most of the Brown’s corpus most used 1000 English words on the Sentence Master Practice Word Cards. These are easy to print as a paper version.

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05/29/13
How to Write Sentences Updates
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For English writing tips and examples go to the following links:

How to write English Sentences - Introduction

How to write English Sentences - start with a basic thought

How to write English Sentences - choose one of the six basic sentence constructions

How to write English Sentences - choose one of the four sentence types

How to write English Sentences - choose the correct English verb tenses

How to write English Sentences - choose the active or passive voice

How to write English Sentences using Nouns

How to write English Sentences using Noun Phrases

How to write English Sentences using Articles

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If you liked the English grammar explanations and samples and would like more - you can buy the 96 page grammar summary “Blueprint for English” eBook (for 5 dollars)and get the SentenceMaster practice word cards. Use this grammar eBook to become an English writer.

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05/25/13
Updates to the SentenceMaster Website
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We have updated several sections of the website.

We have expanded the Celebrity Sentence Writing Exercises.

http://www.sentencemaster.ca/celebrity-sentences.html

http://www.sentencemaster.ca/celebrity-sentences2.html

http://www.sentencemaster.ca/celebrity-sentences3.html

Try the exercises - test your pop culture and English language writing skill.

 

Sentence Master Practice Word Cards

You get: 400 practice word cards which includes: Conjunction Cards, Article Cards, Verb Cards, Noun Cards, Pronoun Cards, Preposition Cards, Adverb Cards, Adjective Cards and some free bonus word cards.

You have 2 options to get your own set of Sentencemaster practice word cards

1. You can buy the Blueprint for English eBook which includes the practice word cards and download it right away at Lulu. Use this link - Yes it is faster and cheaper and includes more.

2. Use the Paypal button to complete your purchase and we will snail mail your paper set!!

 


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05/04/13
Welcome
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Welcome to Sentence Master Games

The SentenceMaster English grammar writing games provide a fun practical hands-on learning experience that will help students improve their English writing, practice their English grammar, vocabulary and language comprehension.

Sentencemaster has some easy and free English writing exercises for you to learn and practice your English Vocabulary and English language comprehension.

Start with the One Word Card Writing Exercises. Simply select the correct word to fill in the blank and complete the English sentence. You can practice how to use English articles, prepositions, conjunctions, verbs, adverbs, adjectives nouns and pronouns in English sentences.

Continue with the Two Word Card Writing Exercises. You can practice with the adjective and noun combinations along with the adverb and verb combinations.

Once you have finished the two card exercises you can continue with the Three Word Card Writing Exercises. You can practice with the adjective and noun combinations along with the verb combinations.

Once you have finished the three card exercises you can continue with the Four Word Card Writing Exercises. You can practice with the adjective and noun combinations along with the adverb and verb combinations.

When you have completed the four word card writing exercises - then you can continue on with the Sentence Master Challenges. Start with the six word card challenges. Once you have mastered the six word card challenges then try the eight word card challenges, then the ten word card challenges and then the advanced 13 word card challenges.

When you have finished the exercises and the challenges then you can try the Grid Quizes. There are 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 line Grid Quizes. Play with your friends to see who can make the most sentences.

http://www.sentencemaster.ca/

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03/25/11
SentenceMaster Page Directory Part 2
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Sentence Master English Grammar Writing Exercises

Sentence Master English Grammar fill in the blanks Writing Exercises using adjective adverb conjunction article preposition verb noun and pronoun word cards to complete the sentences.

Link to Sentence Master English Grammar Writing Exercises

Adjective Word Card Writing Exercises

You can practice using English adjectives to complete sentences. These Sentence Master writing exercises use adjective word cards to fill in the blanks. These writing exercises will help you expand your vocabulary of English adjectives.

Link to Sentence Master English grammar adjective writing exerises

Article Word Card Writing Exercises

There are only three articles used in the English language: “a, an & the”. There are two types of articles: indefinite ‘a’ & ‘an’ and definite ‘the’. You can practice using English articles to complete sentences. These Sentence Master writing exercises use articles word cards to fill in the blanks.

Link to Sentence Master English grammar article writing exerises

Conjunction Word Card Writing Exercises

Conjunctions link words, phrases, and clauses. You can practice using English conjunctions to complete sentences. These Sentence Master writing exercises use conjunction word cards to fill in the blanks. These writing exercises will help you expand your vocabulary of English conjunctions.

Link to Sentence Master English grammar conjunction writing exerises

Adverb Word Card Writing Exercises

An adverb can modify a verb, an adjective, another adverb, a phrase, or a complete clause by indicating manner, time, place, cause, or degree. You can practice using English adverbs to complete sentences. These Sentence Master writing exercises use adverb word cards to fill in the blanks. These writing exercises will help you expand your vocabulary of English adverbs.

Link to Sentence Master English grammar adverb writing exerises

Preposition Word Card Writing Exercises

A preposition links nouns, pronouns and phrases to other words in a sentence. You can practice using English prepositions to complete sentences. These Sentence Master writing exercises use preposition word cards to fill in the blanks. These writing exercises will help you expand your vocabulary of English prepositions.

Link to Sentence Master English grammar preposition writing exerises

Noun Word Card Writing Exercises

A noun is a word used to name a person, animal, place, thing, or abstract concepts. A noun can function in a sentence as a subject, a direct object, an indirect object, a subject complement, an object complement, an appositive, an adjective or an adverb. You can practice using English nouns to complete sentences. These Sentence Master writing exercises use noun word cards to fill in the blanks. These writing exercises will help you expand your vocabulary of English nouns.

Link to Sentence Master English grammar noun writing exerises

Verb Word Card Writing Exercises

The verb is perhaps the most important part of the sentence. A verb or compound verb states something about the subject of the sentence. The verb depicts actions, events, or states of being. You can practice using English verbs to complete sentences. These Sentence Master writing exercises use verb word cards to fill in the blanks. These writing exercises will help you expand your vocabulary of English verbs.

Link to Sentence Master English grammar verb writing exerises

Pronoun Word Card Writing Exercises

Pronouns as a part of speech can replace a noun, another pronoun, noun phrases and perform most of the functions of a noun. You can practice using English pronouns to complete sentences. These Sentence Master writing exercises use pronoun word cards to fill in the blanks. These writing exercises will help you expand your vocabulary of English pronouns.

Link to Sentence Master English grammar pronoun writing exerises

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02/01/09
Sentencemaster Page Directory
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Sentence Master Games Home

Sentence Master Games provide a fun practical hands-on learning experience that will help students write English sentences, practice their English grammar, vocabulary, comprehension and improve their English writing

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How to Write English Sentences - Introduction

Before you write an English sentence you have to get organized. The first stage of organization is choosing the single or complete thought that you are stating, describing, explaining or asking. The thought should include 1. a subject, and 2. an action or state of being.

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How to Write English Sentences - “start simple”

The following are examples of starting with a basic thought and experimenting by adding the different English parts of speech, phrases and clauses.

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How to use six basic sentence constructions formats

Now we have to decide which of six basic English sentence construction formats best suits your sentence.

Link to How to use six basic sentence constructions formats

How to Write the Four Types of English Sentences

What type of sentence best matches your thought: declarative, imperative, interrogative or exclamatory.

Link to How to Write the Four Types of English Sentences

How to Write English Sentences using Verb Tenses

To describe any actions or states of being the writer must use a verb or verbs to show who or what initiated, experienced or received the action or state of being.

Link to How to Write English Sentences using Verb Tenses

How to Write Active and Passive English Sentences

The first style decision is writing with a voice. Writers have to choose to write an active or passive English Sentence.

Link to How to Write Active and Passive English Sentences

How to Write English Sentences using Nouns

Nouns may act as any of the following: subjects of the verb, direct or indirect objects of the verb.

Link to How to Write English Sentences using Nouns

How to Write English Sentences using Noun Phrases

For most writing purposes noun phrases can be treated as single grammatical units performing the work of a noun in the sentence.

Link to How to Write English Sentences using Noun Phrases

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Welcome to Sentence Master Games
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English writing is now more important than ever before.

The Internet has enabled millions of people to communicate in writing via email, BBS forums and text messaging. Having the ability to communicate in English correctly and efficiently is now more important than ever. The old formula of 90% oral and 10% writing has morphed to about 60% oral and 40% writing for most professions. To succeed in the professional digital age correct English writing is mandatory.

The SentenceMaster English grammar writing games provide a fun practical hands-on learning experience that will help students improve their English writing, practice their English grammar, vocabulary and language comprehension.

Sentencemaster has some easy and free English writing exercises for you to learn and practice your English Vocabulary and English language comprehension.

Start with the One Word Card Writing Exercises. Simply select the correct word to fill in the blank and complete the English sentence. You can practice how to use English articles, prepositions, conjunctions, verbs, adverbs, adjectives nouns and pronouns in English sentences.

Continue with the Two Word Card Writing Exercises. You can practice with the adjective and noun combinations along with the adverb and verb combinations.

Once you have finished the two card exercises you can continue with the Three Word Card Writing Exercises. You can practice with the adjective and noun combinations along with the verb combinations.

Once you have finished the three card exercises you can continue with the Four Word Card Writing Exercises. You can practice with the adjective and noun combinations along with the adverb and verb combinations.

When you have completed the four word card writing exercises - then you can continue on with the Sentence Master Challenges. Start with the six word card challenges. Once you have mastered the six word card challenges then try the eight word card challenges, then the ten word card challenges and then the advanced 13 word card challenges.

When you have finished the exercises and the challenges then you can try the Grid Quizes. There are 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 line Grid Quizes. Play with your friends to see who can make the most sentences.

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