Rating of top sites by Tatyana Tlegenova

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One of Sean Banville's 9 most beautiful sites.
The site is an alphabetical list of very short audio recordings (no more than 1 minute).
Each audio is accompanied by sample exercises for both individual and group study (pairs, debates, discussions, etc.).
The value of the resource is that the 60-second recording is perfectly acceptable to any, even the most restless student. Rich vocabulary that can be understood from elementary level. Downloadable handouts and MP3s. Low to intermediate levels of difficulty, listening practice. Not for the most advanced.
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    Content Quality - 8/10
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    Usability - 9.5/10
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    Efficiency - 8/10
A site for practicing speech skills + listening comprehension. Highly recommended!

Do you know how to pronounce the words "karate", "protein", "recipe"?
Your answer is "I think I know, but now I have doubts"?)
And how do the netizens pronounce this or that word?
- Turn to Youglish!
Instead of reading transcription signs, Youglish plays videos (speeches, conferences, interviews, etc.) exactly where your query word occurs.

(There are a total of 30 million different videos, voiced by native speakers.)

All you need to do is enter a word into the Youglish search box.
The site will give you hundreds of variations of the sound in live speech. (For example, for "protein" alone, it gives 16510 results.)
Watch the subtitles, your word is highlighted.
You can "flip" forward and backward, rewind. You can change the speed of playback.
Each word is clickable - if you want you can see its meaning and translation, synonyms and cases of use in other contexts.

Ps. |kəˈrɑːti| not karate, |ˈprəʊtiːn| not prooutain, |ˈrɛsɪpi| not risip. Better yet, in Youglish!
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    Content Quality - 9/10
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    Usability - 6.5/10
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    Efficiency - 8.5/10
Free, ready-to-use lesson plans on the latest news for any of the 7 levels from elementary to advanced. New lessons are uploaded every 2 days.
Each lesson includes a 27-page PDF with assignments for all skills, a 2-page mini-lesson, 5-speed listening, multi-speed scrolling reading, interactive dictation, more than 30 online quizzes ... and more.
Winner of the Innovation in learner resources award from the British Council 2014.
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    Content Quality - 6/10
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    Efficiency - 9/10
Site with exercises (technically look like doc, pdf, jpg) that you can do online!
A paradise for the creative teacher. Not only can you create an interactive worksheet here, but also a book.
The site comes in handy when you need a dense drill on grammar and spelling. Interesting, colorful, varied. Any even the most boring material "goes.
In fact, it is all the creative development of teachers.


  • does not require registration for online training
  • allows for self-testing
  • motivates the student
  • Saves time for the teacher
  • there are recording tasks with a microphone
  • mega-understandable tutorial on creating interactives


  • there is a limit to the creation of "hidden" interactives - 30 pcs.