Recommended products & services to improve your English

In order to improve your English more quickly, you will need some products or services to do it. To help you find quality products and services for improving your English, I have created this recommended products and services list.

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Books for Improving Reading & Vocabulary

50 Upper-Intermediate and CAE English Reading Exercises: Student Edition eBook

An eBook from Blair English specifically designed for students to improve their English reading skills and vocabulary level by themselves. The book includes 50 reading exercises, each with its own vocabulary exercise for remembering advanced vocabulary. This eBook is designed to provide students with 6 months of regular reading practice.

Cost: €12

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50 Intermediate and FCE English Reading Exercises: Student Edition eBook

An eBook from Blair English specifically designed for students to improve their English reading skills and vocabulary level by themselves. The book includes 50 reading exercises, each with its own vocabulary exercise for remembering advanced vocabulary. This eBook is designed to provide students with 6 months of regular reading practice.

Cost: €12

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50 Upper-Intermediate and CAE English Reading Exercises: Teacher Edition eBook

An eBook from Blair English specifically designed to be used by teachers to improve their students reading, vocabulary and speaking skills. The book includes 50 printable reading exercises with associated vocabulary and speaking exercises. Designed to last for the whole academic year.

Cost: €16

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50 Intermediate and FCE English Reading Exercises: Teacher Edition eBook

An eBook from Blair English specifically designed to be used by teachers to improve their students reading, vocabulary and speaking skills. The book includes 50 printable reading exercises with associated vocabulary and speaking exercises. Designed to last for the whole academic year.

Cost: €16

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Online Courses


Below are the online paid courses that I recommend you use to improve your English. I have tried them all myself and none of them are expensive.


English Class 101

Learn English with Free Podcasts

English Class 101 is an online course where you'll learn English in an innovative different way. This online course helps you to improve your English by using audio (podcasts) and video lessons to teach and explain (in English) vocabulary, phrases and grammar. These lessons are reinforced with interactive vocabulary & pronunciation games and exercises.

If you don't like the traditional methods of learning English, you should try using their online course.

Level: All levels (from beginner to advanced).

Cost: $25 (US) for a one month subscription.

To see if you like their course, they offer a free 7 day trail.

Rocket English

Rocket English is an online course focused on learning English through listening and speaking (each exercise has an audio recording to listen to and a pronunciation test). The focus is more on how English is actually used (vocabulary, phrases, expressions) than on learning just grammar.

Level: Beginner to lower intermediate. Not recommened for higher levels.

Cost: They have a special offer of $69.95 (US) for full access to the online English course for life.

For the price it is the best online English course that I have tried.

If you want to learn another language, I would strongly recommended you start by doing their online courses. They have courses for French, Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese.

APPS

These are applications for iOS (iPhone, iPad etc...) which I recommended that you have. You can find some of these on the Android Play Store as well.

Dictionaries

Dictionaries are essential for anybody who wants to improve their English and having one on your mobile/cell means you can check words everywhere you go. The Oxford dictionaries are the best in my opinion. Click on the image of the dictionary which is for your language and install it on your mobile/cell phone.

The price is about $22 (US), but there are currently some offers on them.

Thesaurus

If your English level is high (upper-intermediate or above), I would recommend that you use a thesaurus (which shows synonyms of words and expressions) to improve your use of English vocabulary. This is the one which I use myself.

To get this app, click on the image below.

Class Worksheets for Teachers

Food Tastes & Textures Class Worksheet with Lesson Plan: FREE

This exercise teaches students the English adjectives used for describing food tastes and textures.

Financial English Class Worksheets

Seven different exercise class worksheets covering English vocabulary and phrases used in finance, banks and tax (put cursor over each title to see the first page of the worksheet). The seven exercises are:

What's included:

  • A reading text
  • A test/quiz (with answers for the teacher)
Cost: €3.99

Restaurant, Food & Wine Class Worksheets

Seven different exercise class worksheets covering English vocabulary and phrases used for restaurants, food and wine (put cursor over each title to see the first page of the worksheet). The seven exercises are:

What's included:

  • A reading text
  • A test/quiz (with answers for the teacher)
Cost: €3.99