Episode 21: Top 5 Websites to Practice English

In today’s episode, you’ll get some helpful recommendations about websites to learn, practice, and review English. Dan and Jen share some of their favorite websites, 5 of them to be exact, and tell you HOW you can use them to improve your skills. The sites are perfect for students, teachers, and anyone with a love of English!

And of course, don’t forget to listen to the language focus, helping you learn and use common English idioms and expressions to add to your daily conversational use.

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Podcast Notes:

For more learning, including the full vocabulary list and definitions (from below), a more complete language focus explanation, and idiom example sentences, download this week's episode guide.

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Vocabulary Sample:


to engage with (someone)

to be likely

to spend pennies

to pull up something

Language Focus: Top 5 Websites to Practice English

In this episode you heard about the following websites to help with your language skills.

  • Story Corps

  • BBC Radio 4 Listening Project

  • Lang-8

  • Lyricstraining

  • Random Name Picker Wheel


download the episode guide for more information about these websites, including the links, details about how to use them and more! 

Idioms and Expressions

kick off: to start

switch gears: to change what one is doing, to do something different than before

to kill 3 birds with 1 stone: to do 1 action and successfully complete 3 things

the bee’s knees: something that is really great/excellent

green with envy: to be very jealous

to (not) skip a beat: to not stop, pause, or lose one’s momentum of what they’re doing

piece of cake: very easy

best thing since sliced bread: emphasize that something is really great

to see eye to eye: to agree with someone or think in a similar way, to get along well with someone


Let’s Connect!

We want to hear from you!

Tell us about your experience with these websites! Which was your favorite and why?

Additionally you can answer the following question:

What other websites do you like to use to practice and review English? Share your favorites!

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