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  • Guided Study

    All of these sites have a variety of activities for different levels:

    Practice activities for students at IH Palermo to do at home or at school.

    Great selection of different activities you can access at school.

    Online activities to match your student's book. 

    More activities from a popular student's book.

    • Learn English with the BBC                                                               

    Interesting articles, videos and drama, as well as grammar and vocabulary.

    Grammar and vocabulary, reading and listening with an insight into UK culture.

    Free English lessons online.

    Free English video lessons online.

    Free English lessons every day.

    Extra Listening

    Great listening practice for lower levels.

    Short listening texts for Intermediate students. Great if you don't have much time!

    American English exercises at different levels.

    A collection of podcasts for English language students.

    Authentic podcasts on a range of topics, including news, sport, arts, science  and history.

    Podcasts on a selection of topics from a range of authentic sources.

    • Lyrics Training                                                                               

    Learn English by listening to your favourite music.

    • Ororo                                                                                                        

    Watch films and TV with subtitles. 40 minutes free every day.

    Authentic talks by inspiring speakers on a range of contemporary topics.

    Extra Reading

    • News in Levels                                                                                               

    Current news stories at different levels for English students.

    • ESL Reading Lessons                                                               

    Texts and questions for beginners and intermediate students.

    Texts and quizzes to practise reading.

    • I talk you talk                                                                                    

    Graded readers to download at low prices.

    A blog with easy English texts for students.

    At higher levels, try to read authentic materials. These websites are good places to start:

    News and sport from the UK and around the world.

    • The Guardian                                                                                   

    News from a British daily paper.

    News from a British daily papers.

    • The Economist                                                                                               

    In-depth reports from a weekly magazine.

    A daily paper with emphasis on business and economics.

    • The New Yorker                                                                            

    A magazine from the USA, with emphasis on art and culture.

    • Time                                                                                                         

    An American weekly news magazine.

    • Project Gutenberg                                                                       

    An online digital library of free e-books.

    • Biography                                                                                            

    Information about famous and important people.

    Extra Speaking

    Illustrated conversation guides.

    Free lessons for one week.

    Self-practice speaking activities.

    Find online teachers.

    We also organize PSP speaking sessions and conversation nights.

    Ask at the PSP tutor or go to reception for more information.

    Extra Pronunciation

    Games to practise English sounds.

    Click on the symbols, listen and practise the sounds.

    Watch videos from an expert on pronunciation.

    Listen to the difference between similar sounds and words.

    Listen and practise the pronunciation of words and phrases.

    Practise pronunciation with instant feedback. Register for free!

    Extra Vocabulary

    Follow a course to improve your language skills, or create your own!

    Make your own flashcards to learn vocabulary.

    A dictionary especially for students of English.

    Practise vocabulary and support a good cause.

    Extra Exam Practice

    Official exam preparation materials for the Cambridge exams.

    Preparation for Cambridge Preliminary, First, Advanced and Proficiency

    A list of useful websites.

    Information, practice and advice.

    Information and practice tests.

    Other links

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