Monday, April 30, 2012

Studying about Food

Here are a few websites you may like:



Can you name this fruit in English? Name this Fruit in Englishclick for answer
We've created this page about food to help you practice your English.
Here you will find quizzes to test your grammar and vocabulary, a discussion forum where you can share your ideas, games, and activities.
Go ahead, dig in!


Do you like to cook? Do you like to try new kinds of food?
  • What's your favorite meal?
  • Are there any foods that you like now that you didn't like when you were a child?
  • What's your idea of a pefect romantic dinner?

Activities and Games


Practice your vocabulary, grammar, and TOEFL skills by taking an interactive quiz!

Read more: ESL Food Learning Page

food vocabulary:

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Thinking about the GRE's

The GRE has changed!  Here's some of what you may want to know about the new test, and here are a few ways to practice.

This is from ETS, the company that publishes the GRE:
FREE, official test prep materials
POWERPREP® II software >
Want to see what the computer-based GRE® revised General Test is really like? Download the only comprehensive test prep that is as close to the actual test as you can get. Experience the new design features first-hand, test-taking strategies, Analytical Writing scored sample essay responses and more.
Practice Book for the Paper-based GRE® revised General Test >
Practice with the only simulated paper-based GRE revised General Test created by the makers of the test. You get 1 full-length paper-based test, test-taking strategies, sample questions, Analytical Writing scored sample essay responses and more. A copy will be sent to you once you register for the paper-based GRE revised General Test.

For test-taking strategies and tips for the paper-based test go to
Introduction to the Verbal Reasoning Measure >
Find helpful advice, sample questions with rationales, scoring guides and tips to know what to expect on this section of the test. 
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Introduction to the Quantitative Reasoning Measure >
Find out what's new in the Quantitative Reasoning section. Plus, get advice, test-taking tips and more. 
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Introduction to the Analytical Writing Measure >
Find out what's new in the Analytical Writing section. See the entire pool of topics from which your tasks are selected and strategies to help you prepare for this section of the test. 
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Math Review >
Here's a look at the mathematical skills and concepts that may appear on the GRE revised General Test.
Math Conventions >
Learn about the mathematical notations, symbols, terminology and guidelines for interpreting information in the GRE revised General Test.
Strategies and Tips >
Get tips to help you do your best on the computer-based test.
fee-based official test prep materials
The Official Guide to the GRE® revised General Test >
From the makers of the GRE revised General Test, this test prep book provides a full-length practice test, hundreds of authentic test questions, explanations for many answers, test-taking strategies, sample essay responses with reader commentary and more. A copy of the POWERPREP® II Software on CD ROM is also included.
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ScoreItNow!™ Online Writing Practice >
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Interactive Introduction (lecture, interview, polls, transcripts)

We have this book in class in paper form, but you can also get it as a nook-book and read it either on a nook or on your computer.  You can probably also read it from an iPad or Android using the Nook App, or possibly from a Kindle.

Cracking the New GRE, 2012 Edition
This one is free:

Kaplan New GRE: An Introduction to the GRE Revised General Test
From Kaplan:

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Links for 110 Class on Modal Verbs

Here's what I have on Modal Verbs:

Best explanation of Modal Verbs

Quia - Auxiliary Verb - Jumbled Words
Alphabetical Listing of the Main Sections of Interesting Things for ESL/EFL Students
ESL Videos » Basics
Matching Quizzes for ESL Students (Flash)
Flash Hangman Multiple-choice Quiz for ESL Students
Flash Quizzes for ESL Students
ESL: Modal verb Can - YouTube
English Grammar Exercises Online, Printable worksheets for Teachers
ESL English Grammar Exercises, Miodals verbs Can, Can't, Could, Couldn't
ESL English Grammar Exercises, Modals using MUST & HAVE TO.
Kids ESL Games - Free Online Modal Verbs Grammar Games for ESL Young Learners
English Links : Games and Quizzes/Quizzes
ESL Fun Grammar Games, EFL Interactive Grammar Quizzes
Mixed Modals Game - Snakes and Ladders Game

And here are some activities for previous units in 110.

esl make a verb negative flash - Google Search
ESL Quiz - Present Simple Negative Verbs (Letitia Bradley) I-TESL-J
ESL Grammar Index of Online Resources - CCSF ESL Student Wiki
esl blue(s): To Be Animation Negative Forms
ESL Blues Timed Flash Quiz on Question Words Using Drag-and-Drop
esl blue(s) Double Quiz Present Simple Forms
ESL BLUE(s) Quizzes: Simple Present and Trivia
Free Online ESL Games
Quia - 8-10: SIMPLE PAST Irregular Verbs (Group 3)
Quia - 8-6, SIMPLE PAST: Irregular Verbs (Group 1)
Quia - 51 Basic Past Tense Verbs
Quia - Question Words
ESL Quiz - Present Simple Negative Verbs (Letitia Bradley) I-TESL-J
English Grammar Quizzes - Easy (ESL, EFL)
ESL Quiz - Present Simple Verbs (Letitia Bradley) I-TESL-J - Simple Past Review Quiz
Present Simple: Positive and Negative | esl-lounge Student
Present Simple: Positive to Negative | esl-lounge Student
Grammar - Elementary | esl-lounge Student
Simple Present, Exercises on Form - 03 :: 03
Simple Present - Use - Verbs - Present Tense
English Irregular Verbs Quiz - What is the Past Form of the Verb?
ESL Fun Grammar Games, EFL Interactive Grammar Quizzes
Past Simple Tense Game, Regular/Irregular Verbs- Snakes and Ladders Game
ESL Beginner Question Answer Matching Exercise
ESL Quiz, Easy Verbs Opposite Matching Exercise