inspiration for digital language lessons
My school website 'Learning English as a second language'
which I started off back in 2002 has ceased to exist.
on online and offline dictionary and other language tools
have been moved to the onClick
English dictionaries version of my dictionary website.
on the logos on the website to switch between the two versions.
Click on the information-icon on the website
to learn more about the aim and purpose of the dictionary.
you can find all my digital English language lesson projects,
aimed at students of the fifth and sixth form of secondary
these lessons may still inspire teachers of English as a second
of the lessons are based on the book we used in school: 'Contact 4'
and 'Contact 5'.
on the links to find the necessary (online) documents and web pages.
of the pages have a built-in dictionary tool.
Double-click on any word to find the explanation in the Oxford
Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
Tip: look for the code in
the page source if you want to use it too.
of the present and past tenses
Novel - Animal Farm
online dictionary so that the translation or
explanation of a word is only a double-click away.
Improve your English even more by listening
to the story at the same time!
Farm - summary
Naim, New Soul
Veirs, Shadow blues
Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.doc
A Thing Of Beauty
Neil Young, Mother
Earth - music
- useful links and his
poem I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
romantic poems - She
Walks in Beauty and Endymion
and listen to more poems of romantic poets on the BBC
Hothouse Flowers, Thing of Beauty -
music and lyrics
Rapture - music and lyrics and task
selection of poems by America's most popular poet,
read by Billy Collins himself and
nicely animated by others.
Young, Living with war -
modern war poet
Poe, The Black Cat -
itself and a haunted
on the Internet.doc -
read classic short stories on your computer
and use the extra language tools
a short story by Fay Weldon
you like fiction?
not try and listen to audio books on computer or MP3 player?
and non-defining relative clauses
verbs or prepositional verbs? -
theory and exercises
Hiatt, Stood up
- music and lyrics
For old times' sake
and enjoy the music and lyrics of
Browne, Fountain of Sorrow
Cooder, No Hard feelings
Dylan, When the Ship Comes in
Young, Old Man
fun on ... YouTube - a personal choice