English Language FREE Lessons


To learn any language, remember that listening improves speaking, and reading improves writing. You must practice all these four skills daily. “Daily” is very important.


READING


READ BOOKS

INDIAN FAIRY TALES by Joseph Jacobs (1912)

TWENTY-TWO GOBLINS translated from the Sanskrit by Arthur W. Ryder (1917)

THE ILIAD of Homer, translated by Samuel Butler [1898]

THE ODYSSEY of Homer, translated by Samuel Butler [1900]

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, by William Shakespeare (Project Gutenberg Ebook)

GITANJALI by Rabindranath Tagore (1913)

READ NEWSPAPERS FROM INDIA

The Times of India
The Economic Times
Hindustan Times
Indian Express
The Statesman
The Telegraph
The Hindu
Deccan Chronicle
Deccan Herald
Free Press Journal
The Asian Age
The Sentinel

READ NEWSPAPERS FROM THE U.K.

The Sun
Daily Mail
The Sun on Sunday
Mail On Sunday
The Sunday Times
Daily Mirror
The Times
Sunday Mirror
Daily Telegraph
Daily Star

READ NEWSPAPERS FROM THE U.S.A.

USA Today
The Wall Street Journal
The New York Times
New York Post
Los Angeles Times
The Washington Post
Star Tribune
Newsday
Chicago Tribune
The Boston Globe

READ NEWSPAPERS FROM AUSTRALIA

Herald Sun
Daily Telegraph
The Courier-Mail
The Sydney Morning Herald
The West Australian
The Age
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Australian Financial Review
The Mercury
Gold Coast Bulletin
The Canberra Times

READ NEWSPAPERS FROM CANADA

The Star
Financial Post
La Presse
Le Journal de Montreal
Metro Montreal
The Globe and Mail
Calgary Herald
24 Heures Montreal
Hamilton Spectator
The Province

READ MAGAZINES

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
NEW SCIENTIST
THE ECONOMIST
HISTORY TODAY
TIME
COSMOPOLITAN
WIRED
BBC WORLD NEWS


LISTENING

WATCH AND LISTEN TO VIDEOS OF ENGLISH SPEECHES (English Subtitles)

QUEEN ELIZABETH: UK’s Brexit Commitment
DAVID CAMERON: Brexit Referendum 2013
THERESA MAY: Britain, the Great Meritocracy
BORIS JOHNSON: First Speech as Prime Minister
PRESIDENT KENNEDY: 1961 Inaugural Address
MARTIN LUTHER KING: I Have a Dream
BARACK OBAMA: Yes We Can
HILLARY CLINTON: Be Resilient
DONALD TRUMP: America Loves India
DONALD TRUMP: Never, Ever Give Up
JUSTIN TRUDEAU – We are Canadian
ADMIRAL WILLIAM H. MCRAVEN: Change the World
IVANKA TRUMP: Think Big Again
STEVE JOBS: Stanford Commencement Address
BILL GATES: Harvard Commencement Address
JEFF BEZOS: What Will You Be?
ELON MUSK: Future, A.I. and Mars
JACK MA ALIBABA: We Never Give Up
MARK ZUCKERBERG: Find Your Purpose
JK ROWLING: The Benefits Of Failure
EMMA WATSON: Gender Equality
DAVID BECKHAM: It’s Not Just a Game
SELENA GOMEZ: Trust Yourself
ANNE HATHAWAY: Paid Family Leave
ELLEN DEGENERES: Be True To Yourself
WILL SMITH: How to Face Fear
THE ROCK: Be Yourself
ANGELINA JOLIE: What We Stand For?
JIM CARREY: Do What You Love
KATY PERRY: People Can Change
RIHANNA: Start Helping One Person
TAYLOR SWIFT: YouTube Presents Interview
LADY GAGA: Mental Health & Self-Care
JENNIFER LAWRENCE: Anti-Corruption
LEONARDO DICAPRIO: Climate Change
DENZEL WASHINGTON: Put God first
OPRAH WINFREY: Learn From Every Mistake
STEVEN SPIELBERG: Follow Your Intuition
JENNIFER ANISTON: Find Your Voice
ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER: Help Others

LISTEN TO PODCASTS

TED RADIO HOUR
BBC PODCASTS
PROJECT MANAGEMENT PODCAST
SHARPEN YOUR EDGE

WATCH AND LISTEN TO YouTube VIDEOS

TED TALKS
TED-Ed


WRITING

Rajen Jani class videos (audio + slide) (opens in YouTube):

Above or over?
Across or through?
Advice or advise?
Affect or effect?
All or every?
All or whole?
Allow, permit or let?
Almost or nearly?
Alone, lonely, or lonesome?
Along or alongside?
Already, still or yet?
Also, as well or too?
Alternate(ly) or alternative(ly)?
Although or though?
Altogether or all together?
Among or amongst?
Amount of, number of or quantity of?
Any more or anymore?
Anyone, anybody or anything?
Apart from or except for?
Arise or rise?
Around or round?
Arouse or rouse?
As or like?
As, because or since?
As, when or while?
Been or gone?
Begin or start?
Beside or besides?
Between or among?
Born or borne?
Bring, take or fetch?
Can, could or may?
Classic or classical?
Come or go?
Consider or regard?
Consist, comprise or compose?
Content or contents?
Different from, different to, or different than?
Do or make?
Downward or downwards?
During or for?
Each or every?
East or eastern; north or northern?
Economic or economical?
Efficient or effective?
Elder, eldest or older, oldest?
End or finish?
Especially or specially?
Except or except for?
Expect, hope or wait?
Experience or experiment?
Fall or fall down?
Far or a long way?
Farther, farthest or further, furthest?
Fast, quick or quickly?
Fell or felt?
Female or feminine; male or masculine?
Finally, at last, lastly or in the end?
First, firstly or at first?
Fit or suit?
Following or the following?
For or since?
Forget or leave?
Full or filled?
Fun or funny?
Get or go?
Grateful or thankful?
Hear or listen (to)?
High or tall?
Historic or historical?
House or home?
How is …? or What is … like?
If or when?
If or whether?
Ill or sick?
Imply or infer?
In the way? or On the way?
It’s or its?
Late or lately?
Lay or lie?
Lend or borrow?
Less or fewer?
Look at, see or watch?
Low or short?
Man, mankind or people?
Maybe or may be?
Maybe or perhaps?
Nearest or next?
Never or not … ever?
Nice or sympathetic?
No doubt or without doubt?
No or not?
Nowadays, these days or today?
Open or opened?
Opportunity or possibility?
Opposite or in front of?
Other, others, the other or another?
Out or out of?
Permit or permission?
Person, persons or people?
Pick or pick up?
Play or game?
Politics, political, politician or policy?
Price or prize?
Principal or principle?
Quiet or quite?
Raise or rise?
Remember or remind?
Right or rightly?
Rob or steal?
Say or tell?
So that or in order that?
Sometimes or sometime?
Sound or noise?
Speak or talk?
Such or so?
There, their or they’re?
Towards or toward?
Wait or wait for?
Wake, wake up or awaken?
Worth or worthwhile?


Vocabulary: Make Sentences

How to engage your reader with academic writing


SPEAKING

Links are being added.


GRAMMAR

Please click on the links below to access Lessons and Exercises.

English Alphabet and Words

Collocation
English Collocation List

Idiom
English Idiom List
Exercise: Jumbled words (Idioms)

English Parts of Speech
Nouns
Exercise: Nouns
Nouns: A short list
Pronouns
Pronoun Tips
Exercise: Pronouns
Pronouns: A short list
Verbs
Verbs: Present Tense
Verbs: Past Tense
Verbs: Future Tense
Verb Tense: Past, Present, Future
Verb Tense: Aspect: Simple, Perfect, Continuous, Perfect Continuous
Verb Moods: Indicative, Imperative, Subjunctive
Verb properties: voice, mood, tense, person, and number
Exercise: Verb: voice, mood, tense, person, number
Verbs: Helping Verbs
Common Verb Errors
Exercise: Verb
Verbs: A short list
Adjectives
Exercise: Adjectives
Adjectives: A short list
Modifiers, Misplaced Modifiers, Dangling Modifiers
Adverb
Exercise: Adverbs
Adverbs: A short list
Preposition
Exercise: Prepositions
Prepositions: A short list
Conjunctions
Coordinating Conjunctions
Exercise: Coordinating Conjunctions
Subordinating Conjunctions
Exercise: Subordinating Conjunctions
Correlative Conjunctions
Exercise: Correlative Conjunctions
Interjections
Exercise: Interjections
Numeral
Exercise: Numeral
Articles/ Determiners
Exercise: Articles

Clauses
Exercise: Clauses

English word order: Subject-Verb-Object (SVO)
Exercises: SVO word order

Sentence
Sentence Classification
Types of Sentences
Simple Sentences
Exercise: Simple Sentence
Compound Sentences
Exercise: Compound Sentence
Complex Sentences
Exercise: Complex Sentence
How to make Compound-Complex & Complex-Compound Sentences
Exercise: Compound-Complex & Complex-Compound Sentences
Combining Sentences
Common Errors In Structuring Sentences

Punctuation
Full Stop/ Period
Comma
Colon
Semicolon
Apostrophe
Exclamation Mark
Question Mark
Quotes
Parentheses/Curly Braces/Brackets
Exercise: Punctuation

Other links are being added.


Rajen Jani live class videos (opens in YouTube):

Appositives (25:14)
Compound Complex Sentence (3:53)
Conjunctive Adverbs (6:24)
Homophones (11:01)
How to develop a sentence from one word (13:39)
How To Punctuate Sentences (32:20)
Misplaced Modifiers (22:28)
Parallelism (25:58)
Properties of a Verb (8:04)
Sentence Classification Part-1 (19:22)
Sentence Classification Part-2 (18:45)
Sentence Fragments (17:44)
Sentence Starting With ‘And’, ‘But’, ‘Or’, ‘Because’ (6:48)
Using Sentence Fragments (16:58)

How to get IELTS Band 7-9. Guaranteed. (23:17)
IELTS Speaking (59:34)
IELTS GT Writing Task 1 Format (22:37)


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