What's up?

Our choice of some of the best books, films, poems, blogs, photographs, web sites and anything else we think is worthy.   You are welcome to disagree with us.  

 

 

Films are a great way to improve your English.  Going to the cinema is ok, and hiring DVDs is even better, because then you are in control. 

Watching them alone is okay, but watching them with your friends and then talking about them is even better.

You can discuss the films you've seen on the forum:-

English films / movies

If you're not sure how to best use films to improve your English, read these tips.

How to use a DVD player to help improve your English

If you're not sure what to read, don't worry.  We can recommend a book for you.  It could be one we've read, or one that a forum member has recommended.  And don't forget, you can recommend a book too.

A picture paints a thousand words, so here's another great way to improve your English.

Look at the picture, read the description, maybe pop along to Flickr to leave a comment (you'll need a "free" Flickr account).

A great collection of internet webby stuff as recommended by visitors to the Learn English Network.

Could be a web site, a Twitter feed, a Facebook page, a Google plus page, forum, video, basically anything on the net.  

If you would like to recommend a site etc. use this form, or post the link on the forum.

Nowadays you have the ability to access English TV via online streaming. Services like Netflix often provide the TV series in the original language, with subtitles.  Here are some of the best TV programmes for English learners.  

Even if you are pushed for time, try to find something new in English every day.

Here are some ideas:-

Daily Cartoons Daily Article Daily News
Daily Interesting Fact Today in History Daily News Quiz
Sudoku Hangman Spelling

Interesting questions.  Our interesting questions come from the Interesting Fact blog - A fact a day.  

You can also research the answer on the internet if you need to.

Click on "Answer" to see if you were right.

Good Luck.

All work no play makes Jack / Jill a dull boy / girl. Improve your English with jokes and cartoons.

A selection of English cartoons for your amusement.

The best English jokes for your amusement and delight.

With dictionary look up - double click on any word to see its definition.

Some cartoons we've created.

A series of articles on the English language, travel, culture, science and technology, business English and British sport.

English for the traveller.

Articles about what's been hitting the news in Britainl.

With dictionary look up - double click on any word to see its definition.

Business English Articles

Business English has its own, distinct characteristics. The vocabulary you need depends on the sector, and the culture of the business you are in. 

We will publish articles here that cover most general business situations.

With dictionary look up - double-click any word to find its definition.

The English language.

With dictionary look up - double click on any word to see its definition.

 

Articles about culture.

With dictionary look up - double-click any word to find its definition.

Science and Technology articles, as requested by a member.

Short stories in English, with dictionary look up. Double click on any word you don't understand.

A selection of English short stories.

English poetry and songs for ESL learners.  With dictionary look up.  Double click on any word you don't understand.

Every month we choose a poem to feature here.

With dictionary look up - double click on any word to see its definition.

Oh and look out for "Listen Here".  Just click on the link and listen to Lynne read it out loud.  She hasn't managed every poem, just some of her personal favourites.  If you have read a poem out loud, put the link on the forum.  :)

English Songs.

Every month I choose a song to feature.

You can often listen to it online.

With dictionary look up - double click on any word to see its definition.

Here are some of the sillier poems, jingles, rhymes that we have found over the years. 

Double click on any word for the definition.

Look out for "Listen Here".  Just click on the link and listen to Lynne read it out loud.  She hasn't managed every poem, just some of her personal favourites.  If you have read a poem out loud, put the link on the forum.  :)

Sometimes English newspapers or adverts use English in a "creative" way.  This can be a bit confusing to learners, so we will try to remove some of the confusion here.

If you come across something like this that you don't understand, you can ask us about it on the Learn English forum.  Just leave a comment giving the sentence or phrase and the context it was being used in, or even better a link to the original story.

Tips for learning English.