Source: Learn English with Emma
Learn English through poetry! Open the poetry sites below to read and/or contribute your own poems.
Poems By Heart uses brain-training techniques to make remembering poetry easy and fun—in a fast and responsive game. Each poem features two new and exclusive dramatic readings, and all-new original art. Improve your English by practicing with poem activities.
With the Poetry Foundation’s universal app, you can now take thousands of poems by classic and contemporary poets with you wherever you go.
* Search for old favorites with memorable lines.
* Give your device a shake to discover new poems to fit any mood.
* Save your favorite poems to read and share later—through Facebook, Twitter, or e-mail.
ReadWriteThink’s mobile apps for poetry can be used to write different kinds of poems such as acrostic, diamante, haiku and theme. They can be really helpful for children and beginner level adult students as they can create their poems very easily with the given words. My favorite app is Word Mover.
Poetry everywhere is a program run by Poetry foundation. It’s possible to download iPhone app or you can visit their website to read and listen to the poems of great poets.
Ever wonder what it would be like to mash-up a Shakespeare poem with a Hip Hop Song? Poetry Creator/Verses is a new iPhone and iPad app that puts a fresh spin on a cherished classic: refrigerator magnet poetry.
Sounds of Speech (English) mobile application. This site contains animations of the phonetic sounds of Spanish and English. Available for each consonant and vowel is an animated articulatory diagram, a step-by-step description, and video-audio of the sound spoken in context. It is intended for students of phonetics, linguistics, and foreign language. Recently added to help fund further development you may buy an Android or iPhone Mobile app for English Phonetic Sounds of Speech. Use this to help learn the sounds of English.
The University of Iowa displays English sounds by their phonetic symbol. Click on the symbol to hear how it sounds, see a native American English speaker pronounce the “letter” sound, see a graphic of how it’s made in the mouth or go to the description icon to read how to say the sound!
Below is just one of many activtities for teaching children how to pronounce the /r/ sound offered by the Reading2Success site listed below.
English language learners: Have FUN while you learn from this site’s interactive games and activities using real-life situations. If you like this English in Life site, please share it with your friends!