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Useful websites

 

LinkedIn Learning - Grammar foundations
This short course will help you to avoid the most common grammar mistakes and improve the clarity of your writing. As an RMIT student, you can access LinkedIn Learning for free. If you do not have a LinkedIn Learning profile, select the link above, then select 'Sign in' then 'Join now'. For more information, visit LinkedIn Learning access information.

BBC Learning English
This is a great website with good advice on how to develop your vocabulary and learn colloquial phrases in context. There is a good section on pronunciation and there is a Grammar Challenge that focuses on tricky grammatical structures.

OWL: Purdue online writing lab
The Grammar section on this site has useful teaching points and exercises on particular aspects of grammar such as how to use articles or subject verb agreement.

Grammar Bytes
This is a fun website that has interactive exercises and YouTube videos. if you do not have time to do the exercises there are rules and tips on specific topics.

ABC Science Show
This program discusses current scientific research and ideas. Listen to the programs with the transcripts provided. Look for the transcript icon.

ABC The World Today
This program reports on Australia's place in the world including the effect of international issues. Look for the programs with transcripts.

ABC Four Corners
This is a very popular tv current affairs program that provides in depth analysis of events and people. Transcripts and video available.

ABC Foreign Correspondent
This program reports on major international news events and issues. Transcripts and video available.

Behind the News
This website provide background, explanations and activities around current affairs and news items. Includes quizzes to test your understanding.

Grammarly
Online grammar checker that helps you find and correct common writing mistakes.

BBC Business English
This is a useful site for students interested in business and economic issues.

Manchester Academic Phrasebank
This is a copyright free general resource for academic writers. It aims to provide you with some of the phraseological 'nuts and bolts' of writing organised according to the main sections of a research paper. Other phrases are listed under the more general communicative functions of academic writing. It was designed primarily for international students whose first language is not English but is still a useful resource for native speaker writers.

Centre for Independent Language Learning
This site has lots of useful information and practice activities for students.

Internet TESL Journal
This site has some really good grammar quizzes. Check out the level 5 and 6 (medium to difficult) grammar quizzes, particularly the error correction exercises. Error correction is a good way to identify areas of grammar that you personally find challenging. There are also good exercises on sentence structure.

Grammar check
Simply copy and paste into this online form to quickly check your text for basic spelling errors.