SpellingCity for 5th graders

SpellingCity is a free website that will use your spelling list to Teach You, Test You or Play a Game (such as Match It, Alphabetize, Hang Mouse, Word Search, Unscramble, Audio Word Match, Which Word, Missing Letter, Sentence Unscramble and crosswords) – all using your spelling list. Some activities are printable as well.

This site was recommended by 5th grade teachers of an international school in Europe (Frankfurt International School).

Free English Practice

Daily English Activities is for students of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and English as a Second Language (ESL).

Each day you can find a new simple online activity to help improve your English. There is a big archive of exercises to choose from in vocab practice, reading comprehension, listening comprehension, and much more.

Learning is like rowing upstream:  not to advance is to drop back.

–Chinese Proverb–

What regional American English do you speak?

This is a fun quiz for English learners and fluent speakers and it only takes a couple of minutes to answer some interesting questions to get the result:

What kind of American English do you speak?

My result:

55% General American English

25% Yankee

10% Dixie

5% Upper Midwestern

0% Midwestern

My result does not match my English education, as I was taught English at a German school with an emphasis on Oxford English and the two times I had lived in the U.S.A. were spent on the East Coast and the West Coast.

Well, taking the quiz was informative and interesting nevertheless.

How did you fare in relationship to the result  and your background?

Scramble – English Word Game

Here is another way to exercise your command of English vocabulary which I first posted a while ago on XING.

There are only two guidelines:

1. I’ll start by posting a five-letter word, and the next person must re-arrange the letters to make a new word. You can also substitute ONE letter, add a letter or drop one, if needed.

2. Each new word should not exceed six letters (past this point it gets to difficult to scramble).

I’ll get us started with this:



Join the game and unscramble your brain!

English Word Game

I start with a word and the next person writes a new word beginning with the last couple of letters (or three or four letters…) of the previous word.

This is the first one:


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