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The art of the metaphor - Jane Hirshfield
http://ed.ted.com/lessons/jane-hirshfield-the-art-of-the-metaphor
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Insults by Shakespeare
http://youtu.be/vdCjKH5IKJ8
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BrainNook
http://brainnook.com/
BrainNook is a free virtual world that helps kids develop foundational Math and English skills while playing with others in a safe online playground.
BrainNook contains over a hundred educational games based on fundamental concepts in the critical subjects of Math and English Grammar.
These games are embedded within colorful virtual worlds that children can unlock and explore. Children can play educational games while exploring virtual worlds, safely competing and interacting with other children, and soling puzzles.
In addition to Math and English skills, BrainNook helps kids strengthen other important skills such as reading, reasoning, decision-making, analysis, memorization, dexterity and computer literacy.
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Free Shakespeare Study Guides from SparkNotes
http://www.sparknotes.com/shakespeare/
Free Shakespeare Study Guides from SparkNotes
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David Appleyard's English Toolbox
http://www.davidappleyard.com/english/
David Appleyard's English Toolbox
FREE Resource site
Key English language learning points succinctly summarized with a dash of tongue-in-cheek humor.
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English Coursework Guides
http://gcse.english.ace.for.aqa.googlepages.com/home
A FREE site which offers detailed guides on how to write your GCSE coursework essays. Tells you what to do about structure and content. Give guidance and examples. Written by an experienced Head of English and external examiner.
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Metaphor, Simile and Symbol
http://knowgramming.com/metaphors/metaphor_chapters/examples.htm
Metaphor, Simile and Symbol
Metaphor examples for educators, students and writers. Includes lessons and tutorials for school and essays on metaphor.
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English Literature : AS and A2 Level at S-cool
http://www.s-cool.co.uk/a-level
English Literature : AS and A2 Level at S-cool
Unseen Poetry - a single poem | Unseen Poetry - a Comparison of Two Poems | Poetry - open text | Unseen Drama | Shakespeare Extract | Literature summaries | Prose Fiction | Emma | Frankenstein | Mansfield Park | The Handmaid's Tale | Wuthering Heights | Enduring Love | The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale | Poetry | The Whitsun Weddings | Drama | Top Girls | Translations | A Streetcar Named Desire | Shakespeare | King Lear | Othello | Hamlet |
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Pragmatics and speech acts
http://www.universalteacher.org.uk/lang/pragmatics.htm
Pragmatics and speech acts
This guide is written for students who are following GCE Advanced level (AS and A2) syllabuses in English Language. This resource may also be of general interest to language students on university degree courses, trainee teachers and anyone with a general interest in language science.
?ragmatics studies the factors that govern our choice of language in social interaction and the effects of our choice on others.?&image1.x=46
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Semantics - meanings, etymology and the lexicon
http://www.universalteacher.org.uk/lang/semantics.htm
Semantics - meanings, etymology and the lexicon
This web page is intended for students who are following GCE Advanced level (AS and A2) syllabuses in English Language. This resource may also be of general interest to language students on university degree courses, trainee teachers and anyone with a general interest in language science.
| What is semantics? | Symbol and referent | Conceptions of meaning | Words and lexemes | Denotation | Connotation | Implication | Pragmatics | Ambiguity | Metaphor, simile and symbol | Semantic fields | Synonym, antonym and hyponym | Collocation, fixed expression and idiom | Semantic change and etymology | Polysemy | Homonymy, homophones and homographs | Lexicology and lexicography | Thesauruses, libraries and Web portals | Epistemology |
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English Banana
http://www.englishbanana.com
English Banana features over 300 free printable no-strings-attached worksheets for ESL, EFL and English language students and teachers. New ones are added every week.
There is no subscription required. We also have many fun language quizzes for practise at home or in the classroom - covering reading, spelling, grammar, vocabulary, and general knowledge.
The site features a fun collection of Javascript games such as Snake and Pong... Come and see us sometime!"
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English - GCSE Help and Revision (UK)
http://www.englishbiz.co.uk/
English - GCSE Help and Revision (UK)
Englishbiz shows you how to improve your English grades. You need a minimum of grade C in English to continue into the sixth-form and university, so an English GCSE is worth the effort. An English GCSE will provide you with more options in life - and choice is surely what makes life interesting! An English GCSE also shows you to be a capable speaker, reader and writer - just what an employer looks for when you apply for that job!
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Self-Study Grammar Quizzes
http://a4esl.org/q/h/grammar.html
Self-Study Grammar Quizzes
Grammar | Places | Vocabulary | Idioms | Homonyms | Scrambled Words | Misc. | Articles | Cloze | Conjunctions | Dialogs | Plurals | Prepositions | Pronouns | Sentence Structure | Tag Questions | Verbs | What's the Correct Sequence | Word Choice |
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Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation
http://www.grammarbook.com/
Jane Straus' easy-to-use reference guide and workbook is now available as an online resource.
This popular book (over 25,000 sold through word of mouth alone) is an indispensable and entertaining guide for writers, proofreaders, editors, managers, clerical staff, teachers, and students.
Use this site to find the answers to your questions concerning proper English grammar and punctuation.
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The Poetry Archives
http://www.emule.com/poetry/
Welcome to our ever expanding archive of classical poetry. If this is your first visit to the archive, welcome and feel free to browse through the thousands of poems we have collected.
The Archives contain over 3600 full-text, non-copyrighted, classical poems from 140 poets, searchable by author, title, and first line.
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World Wide Words
http://www.worldwidewords.org/
World Wide Words is devoted to the English language - its history, quirks, curiosities and evolution. The Words site is organised into sections, each with its own index to help you find your way about.
Investigating international English from a British viewpoint
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GCSE English
http://www.gcse.com/english/index.htm
GCSE Revision and Preparation .... syllabues/past papers (Good Luck!)
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Spell Check
http://www.funbrain.com/spell/index.html
Test your wordy wisdom with this game
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