Friday, September 19, 2014

IELTS Writing Task 1 Bar Graph Application Part 2

Part 1 IELTS Writing Task 1 Introduction

IELTS Speaking Section Example Practice Interview

TOEFL Speaking Question 1: Topic templates and formulas for answers

TOEFL Speaking Practice Test 2(2/2)

TOEFL Speaking Practice Test 1 (1/2)

Mistakes with the present perfect

IELTS Speaking Test - Correcting yourself

Five useful phrases for IELTS Speaking Part 2

Examples of unnatural answers in the IELTS Speaking test

IELTS Speaking test -- How to answer difficult questions

Friday, September 5, 2014

TOEFL Reading Skills 4, Vocabulary and Reference Questions

TOEFL Reading Skills 3, Signal Words and Inference Questions

TOEFL Reading Skills 2, General Test Strategy and Detail Questions

TOEFL Reading Skills 1, An Overview of the TOEFL iBT Reading Section

TOEFL Listening Preparation 3, Academic Conversations and Review

TOEFL Listening Preparation 2, Academic Lectures and Taking Notes

TOEFL Listening Preparation I: Overview and Conversations

TOEFL Listening Preparation I: Overview and Conversations

TOEFL Speaking Skills 3: Integrated Speaking Task-Read/Listen/Speak

TOEFL Speaking Skills 2, Independent Speaking Task, Paired Choice

TOEFL Speaking Skills 1: Overview and Independent Speaking Task-Free Choice

iBT TOEFL Speaking Questions 1 and 2 Tips

TOEFL Speaking Question 2

TOEFL Speaking Question 3

TOEFL Speaking Question 5 Help

Best New Strategies for TOEFL Speaking Question 6

Thursday, May 29, 2014

IELTS Reading

Improve English for the IELTS Speaking test : Lexis & Vocabulary

Improve English for the IELTS Speaking test : Grammar

Improve English for the IELTS Speaking test : Pronunciation

IELTS: Improve English & prepare for IELTS Speaking: Fluency & Coherence

IELTS Writing: Grammar - improve your English and IELTS writing

9 academic words that will help you score IELTS band 9!

IELTS & TOEFL Academic Vocabulary - Verbs (AWL)

IELTS & TOEFL Vocabulary - Technology

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

IELTS & TOEFL - How to give your opinion

IELTS Speaking Task 3 - How to get a high score

IELTS Speaking Task 2 - How to succeed

IELTS Speaking Task 1 - How to get a high score

IELTS listening practice | English listening test

IELTS Listening - Top 14 tips!

IELTS Reading Strategies: True, False, Not Given

Oh no! My IELTS test is coming, and I am not prepared! Sound familiar? In this video I will give you tips on how to do well on one of the hardest parts of the IELTS. I will explain a specific type of question you may find in the Reading module of the IELTS: True, False, or Not Given. After watching this class, you can try to do some practice questions. After all, practice makes perfect.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Fun In The Sun!

The English Language Center's next field trip will be on May 30, 2014. Come have fun in the sun at Mitch Park in Edmond, Oklahoma!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Intermediate ESL Listening Exercise

This listening exercise is for intermediate ESL learners. Play the video and test you listening abilities! Good luck!

Reading Skills That Work

Do you run out of time when reading in class? Have trouble remembering or understanding what you read? Then put down that book and watch this video to learn how to improve your reading speed and comprehension today.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

IELTS Reading - Academic - Key Strategy and Practice

This video teaches important concepts for the IELTS reading section. It is a part in a series that teaches the steps necessary to achieve a high score, between 7 to 9, on the IETLS reading section questions. The series is separated into three sections: 1. Introduction with Example, 2. Key Strategies and Planning, and 3. Specific Question Strategies. This series will teach you the skills that will help you to reach success on the reading section in the 60 minute time limit. Follow the instructions carefully and make sure to practice. It is important to try different types of questions for the reading, so you can think quickly and logically. Practice will help with speed and comprehension.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Zoo Field Trip

ELC's next field trip is this Friday, May 9, 2014. We will head to the zoo at 9:30 a.m. and head back at 2:00 p.m. It should be a lot of fun! Check Facebook after we get back for pictures from the trip.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Reading With Phonics

English can be confusing for new learners, but learning phonics will improve your reading and speaking skills. If you watch these simple, fun lessons, you will learn new words, improve your pronunciation, gain the confidence to speak, and start getting fluent!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Writing Skills: The Paragraph

Do you know the basic requirements for writing a paragraph in English? If you want to see your scores on writing exams like the IELTS improve, you need to learn the correct way to write a paragraph. This video will teach you the basics about paragraphs like when to indent and how to support your thesis statement. Don't wait until test day to think about your writing sample. Get prepared by studying the rules of paragraph construction today.

The Elements of Style

The essential rules of proper writing style are laid down in the The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E. B. White. Among its teachings are rules about comma use, paragraph construction, and avoiding cliches. Not exactly topics you would expect to find covered in rap music, but you may think again after watching this video.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

English Pronunciation: Four Common Mistakes

Can you distinguish between the words walk and work? When you say the word main, does it sound like the word men? Your pronunciation is critical to your success in spoken English because it determines whether or not people can understand you. To improve your pronunciation, try recording yourself on a smartphone or computer. Listen to the recording of your speech, and then compare it to the speech of a native English speaker. Pay attention to the differences you hear and try to correct them.

Watch this video about four commonly confused words so that you can avoid these mistakes.

Stress & Syllables

Mastering English pronunciation can be difficult. It takes time, practice, and attention to detail. Don't be afraid to make mistakes, and don't give up! As you seek to improve your pronunciation, it is a good idea to learn how stress affects the rhythm and intonation of spoken English. English is a very rhythmic language, and if you can learn how to properly stress syllables, you will greatly improve your chances of being understood. Watch this video to learn the basics about stress in the English language.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Learn English Listening Skills

It is important for ESL students to practice listening and speaking skills for tests like the IELTS. You can improve your English listening comprehension by watching American movies and TV shows. You will also improve your listening and pronunciation by watching videos on YouTube specifically designed to give you listening practice. Check out this video featuring ESL teacher Mirasa Elisa.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Mr. Did

One of the most important helping verbs in English is the verb do. It is used to make negatives and ask questions. If you are just starting out in your study of English, do will be one of the first words you need to learn. This video, featuring the talented Jeanette Jones, will help you understand all the ins and outs of did, the past tense of do.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

101 Irregular Verbs

Some of the most frequently used verbs in English are irregular verbs, verbs that are not conjugated using the regular pattern. Examples of irregular verbs include: go, drink, and have. To learn the different tenses of irregular verbs takes time and effort. Try making flashcards that have the simple form of the verb written on the front of the card and the other tenses of the verb written on the back of the card. You can also use these online irregular verb flashcards

This video can provide you with further help in memorizing irregular verbs.

Friday, January 31, 2014

The ELC Rooster Presents: Mr. Do

The amazing and talented Jeanette Jones teaches ESL students about the 'do' verb using a visual aid, her stuffed monkey, Mr. Do.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Follow ELC On Twitter!

Come follow ELC on Twitter for information about preparing for the TOEFL, studying in Oklahoma, and improving your English. Click the image below to visit our Twitter page.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Reading Practice 3: The Cave of the Outlaws

The ELC Rooster presents a new online English lesson. This reading exercise is designed for intermediate ESL learners. Click here to begin:
Reading Practice 3: The Cave of the Outlaws