A face

---just do it! All levels.


---"this website looks at the etymology and history of all types of given names."
Most people will find their name defined herein.

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---"Hi! I'm Bart and I design games! I'm a Belgian independent game designer updating you on my own bonte games (look left!)
and bringing you links to
the newest interesting web games (look down!)." These games for very experienced gamers all have
an educational focus.


Coconut Words

---"This simple activity consists of 3 levels of difficulty.
The aim of each level is to knock over a coconut by correctly answering a question and collecting a teddy.
 Winning 3 teddies ends that level and the pupil receives a certificate." A simple activity. For good beginners with no literacy problems.
 Go on, print the certificate, you deserve it.

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---a lighthearted overview of colors, presented via vivid videos

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  ---"Find fun and interesting facts about the day of the week and year you were born."

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Draw me, draw you

---draw yourself & write a description & even print your masterpiece

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Dvolver Moviemaker

---possibly the best moviemaking program; no audio but you write the conversation; very good beginners plus

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Emotional sound

---Learning English is fun, easy, important, not for me, boring ?????
Try this then. Add an emotional sound to some text you have written
& have it read back by a bot or share it.
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not a technical breakthrough in the world of computers. But in its own quiet way it presents you
with reasonably funny scenarios around which it then teaches/revises points of grammar.
And there is a dearth of funnies collections in ESL. 49 grammar points at 4 different levels.
Suggest intermediate onwards.


---"Grammaropolis is where grammar lives! Hailed as a Schoolhouse Rock for the 21st Century,

Grammaropolis uses the parts of speech as animated characters starring in books,

songs, videos, and interactive games"; truly among the most inventive grammar sites I've seen;

most of the content requires no signing up; good beginners plus

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---"Honest Johnny’s avatar game lets you make your avatar speak using the keys on your keyboard.
Our text-to-speech avatar game lets you type whatever you want your avatar say, then your avatar will speak it back at you!"

Jennifer's many languages

"At this site you can learn how to say greetings and several other words and phrases in hundreds of different languages.
My goal is to include every language, so that people will be able to say at least a few words to anyone they meet, anywhere in the world.

Ethnologue, 17th Edition lists 7,105 languages spoken in the world. Approximately 2,865 of these languages
are included on this website as of November 2013 (about 40% of the world's languages)."


Kidzness Card Maker

---"make your own “Kidzness” or business cards! (or personal ID cards). Simply choose colors, borders, backgrounds, add text and pictures.
You can even change the size of the images once you have inserted them onto your card. When you are finished,
click the printer icon and the program prints out eight cards per page."

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Love poem

---"Why not surprise your love with an English love poem. It's absolutely easy with our love-poem generator."

Limited choice of text, but your love should still appreciate the trouble you took to compose the poem.

 Manythings:computer assisted sentence production

---answer some easy questions to create brief autobiographies.


---"a free etymology and onomastics resource to look up the history and meaning of names. Browse through name meaning, rankings, other people's comments, ratings, and other statistics in addition to the name meanings.
Even if you are here just to browse, we hope that you will enjoy a unique spin on a fascinating study field. We offer name meanings for over 45,000 different baby names, surnames, and city names from all over the world."

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Memory Squid

---"You've been kidnapped by a playful alien squid.

Your only chance to save your bunnies, the world, and yourself is to use your amazing memory powers.

Time to get your brain dirty. The evil (but cute) alien squid will say some words. Try to remember them.

When the screens start to display the words, you only have a few seconds to find and click them all." Looks easy but it's not.

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Morph a face

---"Morphases is an online next generation software in face manipulation.

It allows user to modify and create human faces from different elements in real time with almost an unlimited power."

All levels.

Morph another face

---"Make celebrity Paris Hilton prettier or uglier. It's up to you. In most cases, she's just gonna get uglier and uglier."

Do the same to any portrait, if you dare. Some computing skills needed, else it's on for young & old.


---paint like this famous artist, & even sign your portrait.

Naked words

---body language! Type your name(s) & the computer will display it using naked bodies!

Oddcast text-to-speech

---Just for fun for all! Write a message & the voice of your choice will read it for you.

21 other languages, different voices for either gender, plus effects.

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 Orisinal: Games

--61 games of an original bent; on the easy side; they are mostly of a calming nature,

not traditional shoot-em-ups; suitable for those who've never played an electronic game.

---selected verbs animated; watch and/or participate in this out of curiosity; very clever.

 Phunni Phonics

---wacky way to check some common sounds & blends 

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 Professorgarfield comic creator

---make your own picture story (tricky to use)

 Readwritethink comiccreator

---probably the easiest/simplest comic creator available for ESL students.

Road Signs

---Make your own sign....yeah! Even though the page is titled Road Signs

just think of this as a means of creating a personal sign of any sort.Suitable for all.

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---are you sure that's what you see?


---"read the time in words & then stop the clock when the hands are in the matching position; what score will you achieve in ten turns?"

Great for advanced beginners.

Tell-a-story storyteller

---another multipage comic creator.


No language needed to play this age-old game. However, you do need a partner & only one computer to start having fun.

An added twist----win when you get 4 in a row. And the playing area is somewhat increased over the traditional size.

A good little warmerupper for any level.

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20 questions

---the amazing 20 questions quiz modified for the computer era: you think of something, anything,

& the computer tries to guess your thoughts by asking you 20 questions.

You will be stupefied. Play by English or 19 other languages, also play by 16 themes. Intermediate plus.


21 Reasons Why I Love You

---A simple little exercise that will inflame passions? stir the beasts within? incite yawns? produce warm glows?

rekindle whatever it is? Seriously, those students in a relationship might want to complete this activity (a dictionary link is provided).

They might want to check their responses with the original (also linked on the site).They could then share the document with their partner.

It surely couldn't hurt!

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