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How smart are you? (127)
Twenty-question English test aimed at native speakers and focusing on the errors they make. Includes punctuation, spelling, language terminology (metaphor, simile etc.) and vocabulary.



Reading passages for English languagePage top ↑
How 'OK' took over the world (442)
The history of 'OK'. Upper-int / advanced. 950 words. 88% in BNC K2.


Why did LOL infiltrate the language? (445)
1301 words including info boxes. Gunning Fog index : 9.23 Coleman Liau index : 8.74 Flesch Kincaid Grade level : 7.24 ARI (Automated Readability Index) : 6.33 SMOG : 9.91 Flesch Reading Ease : 65.23 BNC vocab profile K1 Words : 70.75% K2 Words : 78.37% K3 Words : 82.33%


The words English owes to India (535)
Review of Anglo-Indian loan words hooked onto the latest reprinting of the Hobson-Jobson dictionary. Advanced 1055 words Flesch: 52.3


How the internet is changing language (559)
Advanced + 815 words Flesch: 42.7


Does English still borrow words from other languages? (829)
Is English borrowing or lending words? Words: 1187 Flesch: 42.7


Book references for English languagePage top ↑

General English course books (adults)

Global Intermediate Coursebook book cover Global Intermediate Coursebook 
Lindsay Clandfield   Rebecca Robb Benne   
Unit 1 Language & Culture  Page 8   English for a specific purpose
Interview with ESP teacher who teaches aviation English
Unit 1 Language & Culture  Page 15   A world full of Englishes
Article by David Crystal on local variations of English

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