BBC Learning English:    Words in the News      BBC 6 Minute English

VOA (Voice of America) Special English

Breaking News English (current events & news)

Listen to English (online activities & transcripts)

Listen a minute (online activities & transcripts)

Vocabulary Crosswords

Extreme adjectives/ key

Use of English

Passive Structures:

– he is said to… exercise + key

– have sth done… exercise + key

Reading Comprehension

Using English, online exercises with answers


Opinion Compositions: exercises + key

writefix  How to write opinion essays

Reason, Contrast, Purpose & Result (from CILL):

   Contrast: Explanations and Practice 1Explanations and Practice 2

   Reason: Practice

      due to (followed by a noun phrase) due to the fact that (followed by a clause)
      owing to (followed by a noun phrase  owing to the fact that (followed by a clause)
      because (followed by a clause)  because of (followed by a noun phrase)

   Purpose, Reason & Result: Explanations & Practice

Oxford Guide to Better Writing (Cv. Job application, Complaint)