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Links for fun


To keep up a good level of English you have to practise it. Reading books, newspapers or magazines in English, seeing films in the original version, travelling, going out with English-speaking friends - all these activities and others are good for maintaining your level.

And today we've got the internet. For those who have all they need for surfing, here are some interesting sites.

For all today's news in English, two of the best British newspapers are The Guardian and The Independent. The Guardian site is completely free, but you have to pay for certain things in The Independent. The Guardian provides you with a huge source of news and articles.

You can download free books from the Project Gutenberg, including ebooks. They're books where the copyright has expired. Some authors I'd recommend are Jane Austen, Lewis Carroll and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, but there are lots of others. Depending on the size of the book, you might have to download one or more consecutive files.

For everything about sport in English - which you can also read on the sites above - the place with the most information is Sky Sports.

For those who like the cinema, a site that's got everything you need to know about films: actors, plots, directors...

And if you're hungry and fancy some English food (?), there's plenty of information and all the recipes you could need from the UK and Ireland.

There are lots of interactive sites you can visit and waste plenty of time. One of the best will try to guess any object you happen to think of. You have to answer a maximum of twenty questions and almost certainly the computer will know the object before the twentieth. It beats me every time. But it's also a perfect way to revise or perfect question forms. You have to be a member to play, but it's free and you don't have to use your real name.

And finally the BBC website. It contains everything from news and entertainment to games for kids and activities for practising your English.

Now what are you looking for?

I need an English translator in Valencia.

I want an English teacher in Valencia.

I've got a question.

I want to know who you are, what you do and how much you charge.

I want to listen to English while I'm driving.

I'm looking for grammar explanations and exercises.

I don't know what my English level is.


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