Yearly Archives: 2011


The ENGLiSH CiRCLE on YouTube 1

The ENGLiSH CiRCLE is on YouTube.
Visit for  a collection of interesting Web destinations featuring videos for people interested in learning/improving their English online.


American Accent Training (on Videos) with Pronunciation Meg 1

A great YouTube Channel to improve on Pronunciation and get some tips on exams such as the IELTS.

About American Accent Training on Videos, Meg says:

“I may not have a fancy camera or good jokes but all of my material is original and appropriate for advanced levels of English.
Although I focus on pronunciation in my videos, I have also served an IELTS examiner and know the exam well enough to give you some tips every now and then.
Send me your questions about English and thanks for watching!”


English with Jennifer: a YouTube Channel for English Learners 1

Some of the best English Learning Videos are on this Channel.

Whether you’re currently enrolled in a language program or not, take advantage of free online instruction from an experienced teacher.
The lessons will introduce new content to some and serve as a review for others.There are nearly 200 videos on this Channel.

You can also visit Jennifer’s web site at: http://www.englishwithjennifer.com/

The is a complete list of the YouTube Videos here.


engVid: Free English Video Lessons 1


Learn English on Twitter!

What’s Twitter you might ask?
The excellent English Learning website English as a 2nd Language has a great explanation:

“Twitter is a tool that you can use to send messages of up to 140 characters to a group of followers while you also follow others.
To understand, here is a video called
Twitter in Plain English which provides a good introduction: This is a great tool that works with any device that you use to connect to the Internet. The messages are short, and easy to read.
It’s the perfect platform to practice English structure, idioms and phrases!”

Interested?
Start here!
This short YouTube video, Twitter in Plain English, will give you an overview of the service!

Then, you can follow me @PierreGESLiN
See you there!


New T.O.E.I.C. Tests (practice & exam modes) available online!

 

There are some new full TOEIC simulation tests available online both in practice and exam modes on the excellent www.english-test.net website.

TOEIC Simulation Tests

TOEIC Simulation Test 1 (Practice Mode)

TOEIC Simulation Test 2 (Practice Mode)

TOEIC Simulation Test 3 (Practice Mode)

TOEIC Simulation Test 4 (Practice Mode)

TOEIC Simulation Test 5 (Practice Mode)
TOEIC Simulation Test 1 (Exam Mode)

TOEIC Simulation Test 2 (Exam Mode)

TOEIC Simulation Test 3 (Exam Mode)

TOEIC Simulation Test 4 (Exam Mode)

TOEIC Simulation Test 5 (Exam Mode)

You will also find many Listening exercises here: 1,210 TOEIC listening exercises

There are also some good preparation exercises on this site.

Select Word By Meaning

TOEIC prep test: Word Vocabulary Games: 
English… TOEIC verbal preparation: Vocabulary Games…
TOEIC verbal word list: Improving Vocabulary…
TOEIC verbal test: Vocabulary Answers: Noun Verb… 
TOEIC test: Vocabulary Test: Verb Vocabulary List 
TOEIC verbal preparation: Vocabulary Tests: Adverb… 
TOEIC verbal test: Take a Vocabulary Quiz…
TOEIC verbal word list: Vocabulary Sentences…
TOEIC test: English Vocabulary Words: Noun Adjective Test
TOEIC practice test: Study English Vocabulary: Verb Test
TOEIC verbal test: Vocabulary Activity: Adverb…
TOEIC verbal preparation: Vocabulary Quizzes: Noun…
TOEIC prep test: Vocabulary for Non English…
TOEIC practice test: ESL English Vocabulary: Verb…

Select Meaning By Word

TOEIC test: Vocabulary Words: English Adverbs…
TOEIC prep test: Word Vocabulary Games: English…
TOEIC vocabulary test: Vocabulary Building: English…
TOEIC vocab test: Increase Vocabulary: English Verbs 
TOEIC verbal test: Teachers Games for Vocabulary… 
TOEIC preparation test: Activities for Teaching…
TOEIC verbal preparation: Vocabulary Games…
TOEIC verbal word list: Improving Vocabulary…
TOEIC practice test: Improve Your Vocabulary…
TOEIC verbal test: Vocabulary Answers: Noun…
TOEIC test: Vocabulary Test: Verb Adjective Vocabulary List
TOEIC preparation test: Vocabulary Exercise…
TOEIC test: Vocabulary Exercises: Preposition Tests
TOEIC verbal preparation: Vocabulary Tests: Adverb…

Enjoy!

Let me know how you go!


Vous vivez en Wallonie? Essayez Wallangues.be!

Wallangues est une initiative de la Wallonie permettant à tous ses résidents de se former en néerlandais, anglais, français et allemand gratuitement et simplement.

Grâce à Wallangues, vous aurez la possibilité d’apprendre une ou plusieurs langues ou d’en approfondir la connaissance, où vous voulez, quand vous voulez, depuis n’importe quel ordinateur connecté à Internet. Wallangues s’adresse à tous les niveaux : du débutant complet aux niveaux avancés.

Poursuivez votre visite de Wallangues en consultant les pages suivantes si vous souhaitez :

Excellente visite sur Wallangues et bon apprentissage des langues grâce à la Wallonie !

L’équipe Wallangues.

Try it out and let us know what you feel about this excellent initiative! 

 


How to?: Thinking OUTSIDE the Box.. 1

Get into The BOX…before being able to think OUTSIDE of it
A truly inspiring article for all.
http://blogs.hbr.org/pallotta/2011/11/stop-thinking-outside-the-box.html


Verb Form Charts 1

Below is an excellent article by  (pictured right) from the esl.about.com website (a great resource for English learners!) which will help you get a clearer picture of English Tenses:

Verb form charts can help give you a comparison of different tenses.
Here are a number of resources that will help you improve your understanding of how verbs are used in a different tenses:

  • Verb Formation Chart – Quick explanation of each tense, followed by examples and links to more detailed information.
  • Visual Guide to Tenses – Each tense is shown visually on a timeline to indicate when to use the tense
  • Tense in English – Simple explanations of each tense, with examples – perfect for beginners
  • Verb Types – Discussion of how verbs can be used in various patterns including the infinitive and gerund
  • One Page Verb Overview – One page chart that shows all the tenses of English on a timeline

How to Conjugate Verbs made simple! 1

Kenneth Beare

This is an excellent article by  (picture right), from the esl.about.com website, making Verb Conjugating really simple:

Deciding on the right conjugation can be confusing. This guide on how to conjugate verbs provides a clear six step process to help. Here’s a quick overview of the process with helpful articles for each step of the way:

Put all the steps together with the how to conjugate verbs worksheet, and you’ll find conjugating much easier.


Glossary(ies): Your keys to specialised vocabulary 1

A glossary, or rather glossaries are your keys to specialised vocabulary. Merriam-Webster excellent English dictionary define a glossary as: a dictionary of the special terms in a particular field or job.

Proz.com is a great source for glossaries.

Here is a French-English Business Glossary with words from the finance, commerce, administration, marketing fields, etc.

Here are a French-English “Anglais des Affaires” and English-French “Business English” Glossaries

Here is an extensive list of Glossaries by subject

Here a list of French-English Dictionaries and Glossaries for Computing and Information Technologies

Remember that to find specialised vocabulary you just need to search for:

Happy learning!


Do you Twitt ENGLiSH? 1

 

How can ENGLiSH Learners/Teachers make the most of Twitter?

Simple: 140 characters at a time…

It’s one small step for me/you...but a giant leap for mankind!

Read the article about the benefits of Twitting in ENGLiSH here:

 Follow:

  • #EFL
  • #TESOL
  • #ELT

Follow me HERE: @PierreGESLiN


“Follow your heart”…

Steve JobsI have always said “It’s not because They are a majority to be wrong that They are right”…
I became an Apple Consultant early 1992, in Byron Bay, Australia.
Think different!“…
Think for yourself.

Your Self.

Thank you Steve.
Pierre

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.

Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”

— Steve Jobs, at a Stanford University commencement ceremony in 2005.


Scan Pierre GESLiN’s QR Code 1

Pierre GESLIN's QR Code

From Wikipedia:
A QR code (abbreviated from Quick Response code) is a type of matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code) first designed for the automotive industry. More recently, the system has become popular outside of the industry due to its fast readability and comparatively large storage capacity. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded can be made up of any kind of data (e.g., binary, alphanumeric, or Kanji symbols).[1]

Created by Toyota subsidiary Denso Wave in 1994 to track vehicles during the manufacturing process,[2] the QR code is one of the most popular types of two-dimensional barcodes. It was designed to allow its contents to be decoded at high speed.[3]

The technology has seen frequent use in Japan; the United Kingdom is the seventh-largest national consumer of QR codes.[4

Scan Pierre GESLiN’s QR code  (this image on the right) with your smart phone equiped with a QR Reader Application (any smartphone) to get Pierre GESLIN’s contact details.

Generate YOUR OWN code with a QR Code generator (such as this one for iPhone).

Have fun!
Let me know what you think….


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In the meantime, enjoy this Daily Cartoon from Randy Glasbergen!