Critics have had a lot of things to say about the Internet and so have the enthusiasts.
It's time for you to give some advice to your fellow English students. Where should you look if you want an interesting useful site? To help you there are some links below, but you don't have to stick to those sites. Feel free to find others if you prefer that.
Submit a comment to your project discussion:
Comment on three of the sites. What is interesting and useful?
One paragraph about each site is quite enough.
Note that some of the links below will take you to yet another list, and there you have to choose a site.
Exercises for English students on the net
Stuff, pronunciation, listening, reading etc. Quite fun!
News/magazines on the net
news, video clips.
Radio stations If you want a list of stations that are on the net go to Yahoo, click on the headline News, then click on Radio and finally click on Internet broadcasts and you'll get a list of radio stations on the net.
Walt Disney's homepage
-well, they certainly want you to visit. Quite a few things to look
Netlingo, on line dictionary search for new vocabulary that has to do with the technology and community of the Internet and the World Wide Web.
A list of on-line dictionaries, grammars etc. An impressive list from around the world.
|Music and odds and ends|
the television channel has its own homepage of course.
New Musical Express online, the online version of the magazine.
Lycos entertainment, news, links, top 5% sites and more.
Top 40-hits, from 1930 -1999, find the lyrics.
Meaningful lyrics, The homepage of an Australian, he has collected the lyrics of songs he finds meaningful. Look at them and see if you agree, also look at his ideas on what to do with the lyrics.
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Some of the sites for students have chatsites and/or mailinglists, newsgroups etc. where you can practise your English. The search engines also have chatsites and if you join one called "reading" or something, you should be able to find some serious people to talk to.
|Mailing lists and Newsgroups|
|Join an e-mail list, newsgroup etc. where people discuss something you're interested in (everything from Icelandic horses, gardening and cooking to Jane Austen novels is being discussed somewhere). You can search for mailinglists and newsgroups in the search engines.|
|You can listen to radio news, watch music videos etc. Many events are broadcast on the net. Excellent listening practise! Post any interesting thing you come across in the newsgroup.|
|Use the search engines|
|Google Lycos, Excite, Webcrawler, Yahoo, etc. They work differently, some search everything on the net and some only have sites that that have been checked. The important thing is that you spend some time figuring out how they work. And if you are looking for an interesting site about skiing, for instance, it's not a bad idea to start with the sites the search engine recommend (Lycos for instance has "Top 5 %" where you'll find the most popular sites. Infoseek will give you rated sites etc.)|
And as you start looking at all the sites for students of English you'll find other things (idioms, stories etc.) that you can subscribe to and exercises to do.