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1. General Material and Exercises

BBC
An excellent site offering videos and recordings of news stories, in English. Good for intermediates but also for beginners:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/
To listen to the news from the BBC:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/

The Voice of America
The VOA's page of news items in special English:
http://learningenglish.voanews.com/

National Public Radio
Listen to news broadcasts and in-depth analyses:
http://www.npr.org/

English Club
A very good source of sound files for listening to the news in English and for pronunciation:
http://www.englishclub.com/about/learn-english.htm
This page on phrasal verbs is very good:
http://www.englishclub.com/ref/Phrasal_Verbs/index.htm  



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2. Dictionaries

Cambridge Dictionary
An excellent dictionary for advanced learners:
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/


Oxford English Dictionary (OED)
The standard-setting dictionary of the English language:
http://www.oed.com/

Etymology Dictionary
A very good and in-depth online English etymology dictionary:
http://www.etymonline.com/

3. Grammar

UCL
(University College, London)
A good site about English grammar:
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/internet-grammar/home.htm

Guide to Grammar and Writing
A good site on grammar, for example the use of adverbs:
http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/index.htm

Perfect English Grammar
A website created by an English teacher:
http://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/index.html

Quick and dirty tips
A few tips on Grammar:
http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/hopefully?page=all

4. Vocabulary and Idioms

Using English
Many idiomatic expressions on various themes:
http://www.usingenglish.com/reference/idioms/

Learn English Today
Long lists of idioms with examples:
http://www.learn-english-today.com/phrasal-verbs/phrasal-verb-list.htm

Sentences
A good site for writing sentences:
http://sentencesleuth.blogspot.com/

Self-Study Idiom Quizzes
A lot of quizzes on phrases with idiomatic expressions:
http://a4esl.org/q/h/idioms.html

Enchanted Learning
Among other, a good list of adjectives used for describing people:
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/wordlist/adjectivesforpeople.shtml

Commonly-used American Slang
More than 280 American slang expressions:
http://www.manythings.org/slang/



5. Business and Finance English

Qfinance
A very good on-line dictionary:
http://www.qfinance.com/dictionary


Business English Site
A very good site with various categories of business vocabulary with quiz-like exercises:
http://www.businessenglishsite.com/business-english-finance.html


Business English Resources
Another very good site with lots of resources and a good selection of idioms :
http://www.businessenglishresources.com/

The English Club
A page of business vocabulary from a very good site for English study in general: http://www.englishclub.com/business-english/vocabulary.htm

GMAT Club
An exam that most Business schools require:
http://gmatclub.com/blog/category/blog/gmat

Business Balls
A useful glossary of terminology and definitions from Business and Management:
http://www.businessballs.com/business-dictionary.htm#A-definitions

Business Expressions
Many business expressions and tips:
http://businessexpressions.blogspot.com/

Idiom Connection
Another list of Business vocabulary and expressions:
http://www.idiomconnection.com/business.html

Business English Pod
A website on learning business English through podcasts:
http://www.businessenglishpod.com/



6. Tests

English Test
Grammar, and many tests for TOEFL and other exams:
http://www.english-test.net/forum/

Test Your English
A specialized website to help prepare for the main tests:
http://www.testyourenglish.net/english-online/menu/practice-tests.html

Learning English Feel Good
Among other material, a good preparation for various exams, and vocabulary exercices by subject:
http://www.learnenglishfeelgood.com/vocabulary/

Jose Carillo's English Forum
Very good proficency test on this forum:
http://josecarilloforum.com/eng_prof.html


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