Tatoeba is a database of sentences and translations. Enter a phrase and it shows example sentences in several languages. For example, a search for get drunk finds 95 English sentences, such as: Let’s get drunk. Don’t get drunk. Tom is getting drunk. I never get drunk. Getting drunk won’t make things better. Sentences come with… Read more Tatoeba
The Shtooka Project is a collection of sound recordings of words and sentences in several languages. For example, here is the English word university: Recordings can be downloaded in various formats. They are used in Wiktionary. They are also being used for our own minimal pair pronunciation quizzes.
This website lets you type words with symbols from the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), like these: ʃ θ ʊ ʌ ʒ æ ɑ ð ə ɪ ŋ ɒ You can then copy the IPA text to your document. Another website (previously mentioned) converts your English text to IPA.
In the room the women come and go Talking of Michelangelo. ɪn ðə ruːm ðə ˈwɪmɪn kʌm ən gəʊ ˈtɔːkɪŋ əv ˌmaɪkəˈlænʤələʊ. toPhonetics converts English text to IPA phonetic transcription. Paste or type your text in the box, choose British or American pronunciation and decide whether to transcribe weak forms. For example (with British pronunciation… Read more toPhonetics
Online tools for making gap fill exercises (cloze tests) usually have something wrong with them. This one, for example, looks nice and simple, but the “let me choose” option is buggy. More promising is the Gapfill Printable Exercise Generator (Version 2) at Random Idea English, which has been “Currently under testing” since 2012. After pasting… Read more Gap fill makers
Digital Tools for Teachers is an ebook by Nik Peachey. Aimed at English language teachers, it includes over 70 tools – divided into reading tools, writing tools, presentation tools, etc. For example, under Reading Tools there is a review of Rewordify and under Listening Tools you can find LyricsTraining. The book is in PDF format,… Read more Digital Tools for Teachers
Write & Improve is a free tool from Cambridge English that marks your writing and assesses your English level. You can either do the set tasks or create your own task and paste in some text. It thought my moon essay was quite good (4/5) and my English was native-speaker level. However, it did mark… Read more Write & Improve