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Other useful websites

Here are some other websites about English grammar and academic writing which you might find useful. (N.B. We cannot guarantee the content of any other site and these links are provided only for your information.)

Academic Writing in English (http://sana.tkk.fi/awe/index.html)

Compleat Lexical Tutor (http://www.lextutor.ca/)

Dreamreader (http://dreamreader.net/)  This is a free vocabulary building resource.

Learning Lab at RMIT (http://emedia.rmit.edu.au/learninglab/)

OWL (Online Writing Lab) at Purdue University (https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/)

OWLL - Online Writing and Learning Link at Massey University, New Zealand (http://owll.massey.ac.nz/index.php)

Perfect English Grammar (http://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/)

University of Reading video tutorials (http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/studyadvice/sta-videotutorials.aspx)

The Virtual Linguistics Campus at the University of Marburg (http://linguistics.online.uni-marburg.de/)  They have hundreds of top quality free online lectures in English

WrAssE, Writing for Assignments e-Library at the University of Plymouth (http://www.learningdevelopment.plymouth.ac.uk/wrasse/)

Write Reports in Science and Engineering at the University of Sydney (http://www.usyd.edu.au/learningcentre/wrise/)

Dictionaries

The following learner's dictionaries of English are all freely available online:

Cambridge Dictionaries Online (http://dictionary.cambridge.org/)

Collins COBUILD (http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english-cobuild-learners)

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English (http://www.ldoceonline.com/)

Macmillan Dictionary (http://www.macmillandictionary.com/)

Merriam-Webster Learner's Dictionary (http://www.learnersdictionary.com/)

Oxford Learner's Dictionaries (http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/)

Concordancers

These websites will help you to look at words in context. Just type a word into the search box on each page and see how it is used in different academic or non-academic texts. This is particularly useful for prepositions!

British National Corpus  (http://www.natcorp.ox.ac.uk/)

Concord Writer (http://www.lextutor.ca/cgi-bin/conc/write/index.pl?lingo=English)

E-C Concord (http://ec-concord.ied.edu.hk/paraconc/monoconcE.htm) Use the LOB corpus for this one.

Springer Exemplar (http://springerexemplar.com/)

WebCorp (http://www.webcorp.org.uk/live/)

Wordle (http://www.wordle.net/) Make your own word clouds at this site.

Pronunciation resources

Interactive Phonemic Chart (http://www.onestopenglish.com/skills/pronunciation/phonemic-chart-and-app/interactive-phonemic-chart/) from One Stop English. Click on any of the symbols in this chart to hear the British English pronunciation of the phoneme.

UIOWA Phonetics (http://www.uiowa.edu/~acadtech/phonetics/english/english.html) See how different letter sounds work in American English and learn their technical names.

Time management

Time Management Video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kVAOoVzsH0&list=PLvbFHEUVtsTI0dEXkF9gA2NWjKasw7Bb0&index=6). This amusing video by the Ms Parrot team shows different characters who have trouble managing their time. Which characters do you identify with, and what advice would you give them?

Assignment Planning Calculator (http://owll.massey.ac.nz/academic-writing/assignment-planning-calculator.php). This website helps you to plan for an assignment and also explains all the terms you need to know while you're writing it.

 

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