from a variety of trusted news sources highlights aspects of
American daily life important to English-language learners.
Intermediate and Advanced levels include audio clips by native
speakers for pronunciation, exercises for reading comprehension,
vocabulary, idioms, and phrasal verbs. We will soon be
introducing a new section called Outstanding ESL Americans,
which will contain stories of immigrants who have learned
English as a second language and become successful in America,
in order to inspire ESL students to do the same.
Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary - The page is
divided into four main sections: Reading Comprehension,
Vocabulary, Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. To play the audio provided
in the reading comprehension or vocabulary sections, click on
the Advanced Level or Simplified Level icons, then right click
on one of the audio icons at the top of the page and select Open
Link in New Window.
Idioms – Learning idioms is a very important part of
learning to speak a language in conversational form. This
section provides a new list of common idioms each week, along
with their definitions, sentence uses, and history. From the
main ESL page, click on Idioms to read and print the list for
the current week.
Phrasal Verbs - Phrasal verbs are another integral part
of learning to speak a language fluently, and this section helps
students understand how to properly use them in the English
language. It provides a new list of phrasal verbs each week,
accompanied by their definitions and sentence uses. Click on
Phrasal Verbs to read and print the list of phrasal verbs posted
during the current week.
Archive - In the right-hand column of the ESL page you
will see a link to ESL Archive. This is a rich archive of past
articles in a variety of subject areas, including American
History, Crime, Government, Language, and Personalities. The
archive can also be searched by date.
American Culture Corner - Also on right-hand side of the
main ESL page is the American Culture Corner, which provides a
wide range of articles on different topics. These articles are
designed to give greater insight into American culture and
history while improving students’ linguistic and reading