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The order of the sections of this list: WWW PORTALS & SEARCH ENGINES WWW -SEARCH TUT ORIALS BOOKS' FULL TEXT (downloadable) DICTIONARI ES & THESAURI FOR ESL AUDIO FOR ESL PRONUNCIAT ION FOR ESL FOR ENGLI SH CO MPOSITION LINGUISTICS MUSIC SHAREW ARE (downloadable) MISCELLANEOUS
W W W P O R T A L S A N D S E AR C H E N G I N E S A l t a V i s t a A d va n c e d S e a r c h w w w . a l t a vi s t a . c o m / we b / a d v Search engine for the WWW that enables searches that are more specific tha n those at other search engines G o o g l e A d va n c e d S e a r c h w w w . g o o g l e . c o m / a d va n c e d _ s e a r c h Search engine for the WWW Ya h o o A d va n c e d S e a r c h h t t p : / / s e a r c h . ya h o o . c o m / w e b / a d va n c e d Search engine for the WWW A s k J e e ve s www.ask.com/ A W W W p o r t a l a n d s e a r c h e n g i n e wh o s e s e a r c h t e xt i s a s e n t e n c e ( a q u e s t i o n ) t yp e d b y t h e u s e r ( r a t h e r t h a n k e y wo r d s a n d s yn t a x) Tu t o r i a l : G u i d e t o E f f e c t i ve S e a r c h i n g o f t h e Internet http://brightplanet.com/deepcontent/tutorials/s e a r c h / i n d e x. a s p C o m p l e t e P l a n e t ' s a d va n c e d t u t o r i a l i n s e a r c h i n g t h e W W W , i ncl u d i n g e ve r y t h i n g , d i vi d e d i n t o t e n l e s s o n s t h a t c o ve r 4 8 t o p i c s , m a s t e r f u l l y e xp l a i n e d . O n t h e h o m e p a g e s e e t h e " E xe c u t i ve S u m m a r y : Th e T wo - Mi n u t e Bottom Line" and the index of topics. Tu t o r i a l : G u i d e t o E f f e c t i ve S e a r c h i n g o f t h e Internet: Topic 5: Sample Information Problem f o r t h i s Tu t o r i a l http://brightplanet.com/deepcontent/tutorials/s earch/part3.asp#topic5 A t u t o r i a l i n s e a r c h i n g b y k e y wo r d s ; t h i s i s how it starts: " J a n i s a n o f f i c e wo r k e r i n d o wn t o w n Mi n n e a polis. W hile on lunch break one fine Spring d a y, J a n ' s e ye i s c a u g h t b y a f l a s h i n t h e s k y a b o ve . J a n s e e s a b i r d a b o u t t h e s i ze o f a c r o w d i vi n g a t h i g h s p e e d a n d c a t c h i n g i n m i d - a i r wh a t a p p e a r s t o b e a p i g e o n . Th e b i r d t h e n s wo o p s o u t o f s i g h t . J a n i s c a p t i va t e d b y t h e m o s t l y g r a y a n d w h i t e b i r d , wi t h t h e c r o o k e d b l a c k a n d ye l l o w b e a k . J a n h a s n e ve r s e e n t h i s b i r d b e f o r e , a n d wo n d e r s w h a t i t i s d o i n g i n t h e c i t y. Th a t n i g h t , J a n d e c i d e s t o f i n d o u t m o r e a b o u t t h i s m ys t e r y b i r d o n t h e Internet. W he r e d o e s J a n b e g i n ? " A f t e r i t s i n t r o d u c t i o n i n To p i c 5 ( t h e q u o t a t i o n g i ve n i m m e d i a t e l y a b o ve ) , t h e s a m p l e p r o b B e yo n d " B a r e B o n e s " h t t p : / / w w w . s c . e d u / b e a u f o r t / l i b r a r y/ l e s s o n 1 7 . h t ml L i n k s t o s e ve r a l W e b - s ea r c h t u t o r i a l s t h a t a r e m o r e a d va n c e d t h a n B a r e B o n e s WWW-SEARCH TUTORIALS Bare Bones 101: A Very Basic W eb Search Tu t o r i a l w w w . s c . e d u / b e a u f o r t / l i b r a r y/ b o n e s . h t m l 20 lessons in how to search the WWW, in c l u d i n g B o o l e a n s yn t a x a n d t i p s o n e i g h t specific search engines

lem about the bird of prey is worked on in To p i c s 6 - 1 2 , 1 9 a n d 2 0 , i n o r d e r t o i l l u s t r a t e those topics' methods, which are: To p i c 6 : Q u e r y C o n c e p t s : W h a t , W he r e , W he n , H o w, W h y To p i c 7 : B r e a k i n g D o w n Yo u r Q u e r y To p i c 8 : F o c u s o n N o u n s a n d O b j e c t s To p i c 9 : W o r d S t e m m i n g a n d U s e o f W i l d cards To p i c 1 0 : F i n d i n g t h e R i g h t L e ve l To p i c 1 1 : S yn o n ym s To p i c 1 2 : U s e o f P h r a s e s To p i c 1 9 : U s e o f P a r e n t h e s e s To p i c 2 0 : C o m b i n i n g C o n c e p t s f o r P o w e r Searching BOOKS' FULL TEXT (downloadable for free) B a r t l e b y. c o m : G r e a t B o o k s O n l i n e http://bartleby.com Th e d i g i t i z e d f u l l t e xt o f t h o u s a n d s o f b o o k s Google Book Search books.google.com/ Th e s c a n n e d f u l l t e xt o f t h o u s a n d s o f b o o k s Project Gutenberg h t t p : / / w w w . g u t e n b e r g . o r g / wi k i / Ma i n _ P a g e Th e d i g i t i z e d f u l l t e xt o f t h o u s a n d s o f b o o k s U n i ve r s i t y o f V i r g i n i a E l e c t r o n i c Te xt A r c h i ve of English Language Resources h t t p : / / e t e xt . l i b . vi r g i n i a . e d u / e n g l i s h . h t m l Th e d i g i t i z e d f u l l t e xt o f t h o u s a n d s o f b o o k s DICTIONARIES & THESAURI Th e I d i o m D i c t i o n a r y h t t p : / / i d i o m s . t h e f r e e d i c t i o n a r y. c o m / Look up definitions of idioms compiled from the Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms and the Cambridge Dictionary of Ame rican Idioms. English Dictionary

h t t p : / / w w w . e n g l i s h - d i c t i o n a r y. u s Look up definitions of words and phrases. H yp e r t e xt W e b s t e r G a t e w a y h t t p : / / w w w . b e n n e t ye e . o r g / h t t p _ we b s t e r . c g i ? Look up definitions of words and phrases. Phrase Finder www.phrases.org.uk A searchable dictionary of 3,000 phrases. B e c a u s e i t r e c o g n i ze s s yn o n ym s wh e n i t searches, it is also something like a thesau rus. D i c t i o n a r y. c o m w w w . d i c t i o n a r y. c o m / A n o n l i n e d i c t i o n a r y, t h e s a u r u s a n d m o r e Me r r i a m -W e b s t e r O n L i n e w w w . m - w. c o m / A n o n l i n e d i c t i o n a r y, t h e s a u r u s a n d m o r e Yo u r D i c t i o n a r y . c o m w w w . y o u r d i c t i o n a r y. c o m / A n o n l i n e d i c t i o n a r y, t h e s a u r u s a n d m o r e Dictionaries w w w . y o u r d i c t i o n a r y. c o m / d i c t i o n 1 . h t m l # i n d e x Yo u r D i c t i o n a r y' s l i s t s o f l i n k s t o s e ve r a l categories of online dictionaries and related reference works; categories include English t h e s a u r i , m o n o l i n g u a l d i c t i o n a r i e s o f s e ve r a l languages, bilingual and multi-lingual dictiona r i e s o f s e ve r a l l a n g u a g e s , d i c t i o n a r i e s t h a t m a k e a u d i b l e t h e p r o n u n c i a t i o n o f s e ve r a l l a n g u a g e s ' wo r d s , m u l t i - l i n g u a l t r a n s l a t o r s o f sentences supplied by the user, corpora ( l a r g e a r c h i ve s o f s a m p l e s o f p r o s e a n d t r a n scripts of spoken language- collected for the purpose of linguistic research), and English d i c t i o n a r i e s o f s yn o n ym s , a n t o n ym s , h o m o n ym s , a c r o n ym s , p h r a s e s , q u o t a t i o n s , c l i c h e s a n d r h ym e s ; a l s o a l i s t o f l i n k s t o i n d e xe s o f s p e c i a l i ze d d i c t i o n a r i e s a n d g l o s s a r i e s VoyCabulary h t t p : / / w w w . v o yc a b u l a r y . c o m /

Th i s s i t e m a k e s e a c h w o r d o n a n y we b p a g e i n t o a l i n k , s o yo u c a n l o o k u p t h e d e f i n i t i o n o f a n y wo r d t h e r e b y c l i c k i n g o n i t . Dictionaries: Standard h t t p : / / a l t a vi s t a . l o o k s m a r t . c o m / e u s 1 / e u s 5 3 7 0 6 / e u s 5 3 7 0 9 / e u s 5 3 7 4 0 / e u s 6 9 5 7 4 / r ? l k & i zf & p i n = 9 9 0 6 0 4 x4 4 e d c 2 2 0 6 1 5 d 0 2 5 8 f 4 1 & AltaVista's links to 25 online dictionaries Dictionaries: Subject h t t p : / / d i r . ya h o o . c o m / R e f e r e n c e / D i c t i o n a r i e s / S ubject/ Ya h o o ' s l i n k s t o o n l i n e d i c t i o n a r i e s o f s p e c i f i c fields of interest Dictionaries: Slang h t t p : / / d i r . ya h o o . c o m / R e f e r e n c e / D i c t i o n a r i e s / S l ang/ Ya h o o ' s l i n k s t o o n l i n e s l a n g d i c t i o n a r i e s Plumb Design Visual Thesaurus h t t p : / / w w w . vi s u a l t h e s a u r u s . c o m / t o u r - 1 . j s p A g u i d e d t o u r o f t h e V i s u a l Th e s a u r u s , wh i c h is an animated layout of 50,000 English words and 40,000 English phrases collected into m o r e t h a n 7 0 , 0 0 0 s e n s e m e a n i n g s , d i s p l a ye d i n c h a r t s t h a t s h o w h o w g r o u p s o f wo r d s a r e r e l a t e d t o e a c h o t h e r s e m a n t i c a l l y a n d s yn t a c t i c a l l y. C l i c k i n g o n a n y w o r d o r p h r a s e makes it become the center of a new chart, c h a n g i n g t h e vi s u a l r e l a t i o n s h i p s t h r o u g h o u t the chart. The Visual Thesaurus itself can no l o n g e r b e u s e d f o r f r e e a n d i s n o w a va i l a b l e o n l y b y o n l i n e s u b s c r i p t i o n a n d C D - R O M. Phraseological Dictionaries w w w . i m s . u n i - s t u t t g a r t . d e / e u r a l e x/ b i b we b / A bibliography of printed dictionaries of p h r a s e s , c o l l o c a t i o n s , i d i o m s o r p r o ve r b s , i n c l u d i n g s e ve n t y d i c t i o n a r i e s t h a t a r e E n g lish-English or English bilingual Th e N o n ve r b a l D i c t i o n a r y o f G e s t u r e s , S i g n s & Body Language Cues h t t p : / / m e m b e r s . a o l . c o m / n o n ve r b a l 2 / d i c t i o n 1 . h tm W it h i l l u s t r a t i o n s

FOR ESL Links on English as a Se cond Language http://www.orlapubs.com/AL/L25.html A list of links to lists of links for ESL Internet Teaching ESL Journal: TESL/TEFL/TESOL/ESL/EFL/ESOL Links http://iteslj.org/l i n ks The Internet TESL Journal's 12,000 links, which are searchable by keyword and classified under 42 headings for students and 50 headings for teachers. --Here are t h e headings for students: Selected Links for Students (A short list of good places to start), Bilingual (Pages in 2 La nguages), Culture, Daily Study, Dialogs, Dictio naries and Reference Materials, Games, Cros sword Puzzles, Crossword Puzzles Requiring Frames, Games Requiring Flash or Shockwave, Games Requi ring Java, Games Requiring JavaScript, Hangman, Grammar and English Usage, Help, Idioms and Slang, Internet, Listening, Downloadable MP3 Files, Podcasts, Online Textbooks, Penpals and Communicating with Others , Pronunciation, To ngue Twisters, Quizzes, Self-Study Quizzes, Javascript, CGI, Quizzes with Sound, Requiring Flash or Shockwave, Trivia, Hot Potatoes, Others, Reading, Speaking, Spelling, Student Pr ojects, Tests, Travel, Treasure Hunts, Writing --H e r e are the headings for teachers: S e l e c t e d Links for Teachers (A short list of good places to start), Articles, Associations, Bilingual Education, Book Reviews, Book Stores, Business English, CALL, Commercial Sites, Confe rence Presentations, Conferences, Discussion, Mailing Lists & Bulletin Boards, ESP, Education in Ge neral, English in General, Grammar, Handouts for Classroom Use, Humor, Internet (CGI, Dealing with Junk Mail, Free Email Accounts, Free Things for Your Web Page, Free Web Pages, Javascript, Making Your First Web Page, Teaching with the Web,Using the Internet, Web Authoring), Jobs, Journals on Paper, Journals on the Web, Lesson Preparation Tools, Lessons, Linguistics, Link Collections, Literacy, Newsletters, Personal Pages of ESL Teachers, Poetry, Pronunciation, Publis hers, Raw Materials for Lessons, Reading, Schools for ESL, Schools Offering TESL Training, Services, Software, Songs, Lyrics, Teaching Techniqu es, Teaching Tips and Ideas, Testing, Vocabulary, Web Links, Weblogs of ESL Teachers, Websites Requiring Registration, Writing

ELT W e b : English Language Teaching Resources on the Web http://w w w .eltweb.com/liason/index.html 1,700 links, searchable and classified under 75 h e a d i n g s . Here are those headings and the number of links under each: A r t i c l e s 25, Audio archives 3, Bilingual Educ ation 12, Bookstores 38, Business English 62, CALL 11, Cassettes and Videos 6, Clip-art 11, Conferences and Tradefairs 10, Dictionaries 22, Disabilities 10, Discussion Forums 21, Distributors 12, Drama 4, ELT Portals 17, ESP 5 , Elearning 18, Encyclop edias 4 , Financial Aid 6 , Flash Cards 5, Games 19 , Grammar 20, Holidays 1, Homestay 11, Idioms 5, Immigration 31, Jobs 95, Kids 13 , Language Labs 3 , Language Travel Agents 99, Lesson Plans and Exercises 24, Libraries 3, Linguistics 2, Listening and Speaking 5, Literacy 3, Literature 2, Localiz ation services 13, Magazines 23, Meeting Teac hers 2, Movies and Screenplays 5, Multic ultural Issues 3, Music 7, News 5, Official Institutions 2, Online Books 2, Online Courses 26, Other la nguages 57, Personal Pages 21, Phonics 4, Poetry 6, Private Tutors 20, Pronunciation 3, Publishers 36, Quizzes 4, Quotations 1, Reading 4, Regional 61, School Accreditation 6, Schools 307, Short stories and fables 4, Slang 16, Software 49, Student Associ ations 2, Student Projects 12, Teacher Associ ations 21, Teacher Guides 11, Teacher Training 173, Tests 27, Tongue Twisters 1, Tr a n s l a t i o n 58, Travel 1, VSO 2, Vocabulary 10, Word lists 3, Writing 9 A c t i vi t i e s f o r E S L / E F L s t u d e n t s http://a4esl.org/ Th e I n t e r n e t TE S L J o u r n a l ' s l i n k s t o o n l i n e ESL lessons Th e T E S L / F L G o p h e r g o p h e r : / / c u n y vm . c u n y . e d u / 1 1 / S u b j e c t S p e c i f i c Gophers/teslfl A l a r g e a r c h i ve o f a r t i c l e s a n d m a t e r i a l s f o r ESL teachers www.onestopenglish.com F r o m Ma c m i l l a n P u b l i s h e r s L t d , a s e a r c h a b l e s i t e f o r s t u d e n t s a n d t e a c h e r s wi t h l e s s o n s , games, articles, a teachers' forum and other features Alta Book Center www.altaesl.com

Th e c a t a l o g o f o n e o f t h e t wo l a r g e s t d i s tributors of ESL products, searchable by about forty subject categories D e l t a S ys t e m s C o . w w w . d e l t a - s ys t e m s . c o m Th e c a t a l o g o f o n e o f t h e t wo l a r g e s t d i s tributors of ESL products, searchable by a b o u t t we n t y s u b j e c t c a t e g o r i e s D a ve ' s E S L C a f e www.eslcafe.com/ For teachers and students of ESL Language Fun Farm www.teflfarm.com/ For teachers and students of ESL Th e L i n g u i s t i c F u n l a n d T E S L P a g e www.linguistic-funland.com/tesl.html For teachers and students of ESL LinguaCenter http://deil.lang.uiuc.edu/ Th e o n l i n e E S L r e s o u r c e s o f t h e U n i ve r s i t y o f Illinois Virtual C.A.L.L. Library w w w . s u s s e x. a c . u k / l a n g c / C A L L . h t m l Computer-Aided-Language-Learning software, d o wn l o a d a b l e h e r e ; n o t o n l y E n g l i s h TESOL Online! www.tesol.edu/ Th e w e b s i t e o f TE S O L , I n c . , t h e wo r l d wi d e association of ESL teachers TESOL C.A.L.L. -I.S. http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~call/ Th e w e b p a g e o f t h e T E S O L - C A L L i n t e r e s t section T E S O L C . A . L . L . - I . S . S o f t wa r e L i s t h t t p : / / d a r k w i n g . u o r e g o n . e d u / ~ c a l l / s o f t wa r e . html

A ve r y l a r g e b i b l i o g r a p h y o f c o m m e r c i a l a n d n o n - c o m m e r c i a l E S L - t e a c h i n g s o f t wa r e CELIA/English ftp://ftp.latrobe.edu.au/pub/CELIA/english/ F r e e E S L s o f t wa r e g a t h e r e d b y C A L L - I S o f TESOL, downloadable here C E L I A Ma c L i s t i n g s http://osu.orst.edu/Dept/eli/celia/maccel ia.htm l B l u r b s o n ( a n d l i n k s t o , f o r d o wn l o a d i n g ) t h e Ma c i n t o s h s e c t i o n o f t h e f r e e s o f t w a r e g a t h ered by CALL-IS of TESOL Free English www.Free-English.com Lessons, tests, games, TOEFL and TOEIC prep and orderable products (for free and for sale) for ESL students and teachers. A user can choose any of 17 languages (including English) as the language used for instruction AUDIO FOR ESL ESL/Listening http://iteslj.org/links/ESL/Listening/ A l i s t o f l i n k s t o 4 5 s i t e s t h a t h a ve a u d i o f o r ESL. Repeat after Us: Links http://www.repeatafterus.com/link.php A n n o t a t e d l i n k s t o E S L w e b s i t e s , m a n y wi t h a u d i o , a n d o t h e r we b s i t e s o f i n t e r e s t t o E n g lish teachers Chris Fry's Listening Links http://personal.telefonica.terra.es/web/chris fry/listen.htm Annotated links to audio ESL websites R a n d a l l ' s E S L C yb e r L i s t e n i n g L a b www.esl-lab.com Audio recordings of dialogs, stories and s p e e c h e s wi t h c o m p a n i o n t r a n s c r i p t s a n d s e l f - s c o r i n g t e xt e xe r c i s e s

Voice of America's "Special English" archive h t t p : / / w w w . v o a n e ws . c o m / s p e c i a l e n g l i s h / a r c h i v e / i n d e x. c f m Tr a n s c r i p t s o f b r o a d c a s t s f o r a n i n t e r n a t i o n a l audience (in sentences that are shorter than is normal), some accompanied by the trans c r i p t ' s a u d i o o r vi d e o ( s p o k e n a t a b o u t t w o thirds of the normal speed) Voice of America's "American Stories" h t t p : / / w w w . v o a n e ws . c o m / s p e c i a l e n g l i s h / A m e r i can-Stories-Final.cfm Te xt a n d a u d i o o f ( s o m e o n e r e a d i n g ) a f i c t i o n a l s t o r y wh o s e E n g l i s h h a s b e e n s i m p l i fied for an international audience Th e E n g l i s h L i s t e n i n g L o u n g e www.EnglishListening.com A u d i o r e c o r d i n g s o f m o n o l o g s wi t h c o m p a n i o n t r a n s c r i p t s , q u e s t i o n s a n d a n s we r s Focus English www.focusenglish.com A u d i o r e c o r d i n g s o f ve r y s h o r t d i a l o g s wi t h c o m p a n i o n q u e s t i o n s , t r a n s c r i p t s a n d ve r s i o n s o f t h e t r a n s c r i p t s t h a t c a l l f o r t e xt completion E n g l i s h - Tr a i l e r s . c o m www.english-trailers.com Th e vi d e o a n d a u d i o o f t r a i l e r s f r o m 6 0 p o p u l a r m o vi e s , w i t h c l o ze s l o t s i n t h e t r a n s c r i p t and multiple-choice questions for recall of key words. L e a r n E n g l i s h ( a we b s i t e o f t h e B r i t i s h C o u n cil) h t t p : / / w w w . l e a r n e n g l i s h . o r g . u k / s o n g we e k _ c u r rent_frame.html A u d i o a n d t e xt o f p o e m s t h a t we r e s e l e c t e d f o r a d va n c e d E S L I n t h e l e f t f r a m e , s e l e c t S TO R I E S A N D P O E MS . Th e n , i n t h e m a i n f r a m e , u n d e r t h e h e a d i n g P O E M S , s e l e c t L O TS M O R E P O E M S . Under any poem's heading, s elect the arrow ( o n t h e l e f t ) t h a t p o i n t s t o t h e r i g h t . Th e n select the icon of an audio speaker. L e a r n i n g E n g l i s h ( a we b s i t e o f t h e B B C )

h t t p : / / w w w . b b c . c o . u k / wo r l d s e r vi c e / l e a r n i n g e n g l i s h / i n d e x. s h t m l Includes these eight departments: News En gl i s h , B u s i n e s s E n g l i s h , W at c h a n d L i s t e n , G r a m m a r a n d V o c a b u l a r y, C o m m u n i c a t e , Q u i zze s , Te a c h e r s , E n g l i s h b y R a d i o L e a r n i n g E n g l i s h - - W a t ch a n d L i s t e n ( B B C ) h t t p : / / w w w . b b c . c o . u k / wo r l d s e r vi c e / l e a r n i n g e n g l i s h / m u l t i m e d i a / i n d e x. s h t m l A u d i o , vi d e o a n d i n t e r a c t i ve e xe r c i s e s . Mo s t o f t h e a u d i o i s t r a n s c r i b e d . In the following list of webpages, the first one and the last three are about music and i nclude audio of music. In this list, the upper-case phrases and each o n e ' s n o t e a r e t h e l i n k s a t t h e "W a t c h a n d L i s t e n " we b s i t e . TOP OF THE POPS >> Video clips and v ocabulary from the UK pop music charts --Songs a r c h i ve - -W a t c h s o m e r ec e n t h i t s B E Y O N D T H E P O S TC A R D > > A u d i o a n d vi d e o e xe r c i s e s f r o m a r o u n d B r i t a i n - - To w n s a n d c i t i e s - - C h o o s e a p l a c e t o vi s i t P R O N U N C I A TI O N TI P S > > S i x t i p s o n p r o nunciation problems W EL C O ME T O L O N D O N > > D i s c o ve r L o n d o n t h r o u g h a u d i o a n d i n t e r a c t i ve e xe r c i s e s V I D E O N A TI O N > > V i d e o d i a r i e s b y p e o p l e l i vi n g i n B r i t a i n w i t h i n t e r a c t i ve e xe r c i s e s R E TR O E N G L I S H > > P o p m u s i c a n d n e ws from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s T H E S I N G E R A N D T H E S O N G > > Me e t f a m o u s s i n g e r - s o n g wr i t e r s a n d l e a r n t h e i r l yr i c s MU S I C D I R E C TO R Y > > A g u i d e t o m u s i c a l s t yl e s a n d g e n r e s Video Nation (BBC) h t t p : / / w w w . b b c . c o . u k / wo r l d s e r vi c e / l e a r n i n g e n g l i s h / yo u m e u s / vi d e o n a t i o n / vi d e o _ n a t i o n _ i n d e x. s h t m l Videos (lasting about two minutes) of ten unfamous British people talking about their l i f e , wi t h t r a n s c r i p t s a n d E S L e xe r c i s e s . T h e c u r r e n t g r o u p o f t e n p e o p l e s t a ys o n l i n e f o r s o m e n u m b e r o f d a ys o r w e e k s b e f o r e b e i n g r e p l a c e d b y t h e n e xt g r o u p . A n a r c h i ve o f t h o u s a n d s o f s u c h vi d e o s , i n d e xe d b y t o p i c a n d t h e m e , b u t wi t h o u t e xe r cises or a transcript, is at the page

< h t t p : / / w w w . b b c . c o . u k / vi d e o n a t i o n / a r c h i ve / i n d e x. s h t m l > . R e p e a t a f t e r U s : Yo u r O n l i n e L i b r a r y a n d Language Lab http://www.repeatafterus.com A u d i o a n d / o r t e xt o f p o e m s , s t o r i e s , n o n f i c t i o n p r o s e , n u r s e r y r h ym e s , d r a m a a n d memorable quotes. A u d i o f o r 1 , 5 6 9 o f t h e 7 , 1 2 8 t e xt s . A u d i o o f L . F r a n k B a u m ' s n o ve l T H E W I Z A R D OF OZ and 58 of Aesop's fables. 779 authors and 142 audio readers. Lists of the audio recordings (by author and t i t l e , wh i c h a r e l i n k s ) , c l a s s i f i e d b y g e n r e , a r e at the page <http://www.repeatafterus.com/iorecorded.php >. Near the top of that page, see the pull d o wn m e n u wh o s e d e f a u l t d i s p l a y i s " p o e t r y. " Th e l i s t o f a u t h o r s i s a t t h e p a g e <http://www.repeatafterus.com>. Shaggy Dog Stories and Other mp3 Record ings for English Learners h t t p : / / w w w . a n t i m o o n . c o m / o t h e r / s h a g g yd o g . h t m A u d i o o f t e n h u m o r o u s s t o r i e s b e t we e n 1 & 2 m i n u t e s l o n g , wi t h o u t e x e r c i s e s o r t e xt ; f r o m t h e m a g a zi n e E n g l i s h Te a c h i n g F o r u m L i s t e n i n g A c t i vi t i e s h t t p : / / f o g . c c s f . c c . c a . u s / ~ l f r i e d / a c t i vi t y/ l i s t e n ing.html A u d i o E S L e xe r c i s e s ESL audio dialogs http://classes.berklee.edu/dmaisel Te n h o u r s o f E S L l e s s o n d i a l o g s , p r o d u c e d b y m e ( D a vi d Ma i s e l , c o m p i l e r o f t h i s l i s t o f w e b s i t e s ) . Mo s t o f t h e d i a l o g s a r e a b o u t o n e o r t wo m i n u t e s l o n g . Th e c o m p a n i o n t e xt e xe r c i s e s a r e a va i l a b l e f r o m m e o n p a p e r b u t n o t ye t o n l i n e .

AUDIO USEABLE FOR ESL BUT NOT PRODUCED FOR ESL American Rhetoric http://www.americanrhetoric.com/ Tr a n s c r i p t s o f t h o u s a n d s o f s p e e c h e s b y p o l i t i c i a n s , a c t i vi s t s , p r e a c h e r s , l a w ye r s , celebrities and actors, about half of them accompanied by their audio. Th e s p e e c h e s b y a c t o r s a r e d r a m a t i c s c e n e s f r o m m o vi e s . Th e vi d e o o f a b o u t a t h i r d o f t h o s e s c e n e s ( o n e o u t o f t h r e e o f t h o s e m o vi e scenes) is included. - - A m o n g t h e m o vi e a c t o r s : A l P a c i n o , Ma r l o n B r a n d o , O r s o n W e l l e s , R o b e r t D u va l l , C a t e Blanchett, Anthony Hopkins, James Earl J o n e s , J o h n T r a vo l t a , R u s s e l C r o we , O l i ve r R e e d , K e n n e t h B r a n a g h , S p e n c e r Tr a c y, K a t h r yn H e p b u r n , Mo r g a n F r e e m a n , J o s e p h F i e n n e s , J i m m y S t e wa r t , G r e g o r y P e c k , P a t O ’ B r i e n , Mi c h a e l D o u g l a s , G e o r g e C . S c o t t , G e n e H a c k m a n , R o b i n W il l i a m s . --Among the speakers: Babe Ruth, Billy Gr ah a m , A l d o u s H u xl e y, B o n o , D o u g l a s Ma c A r t h u r , C o n d o l e e z za R i c e , B i l l y S u n d a y, W i l l i a m F a u l k n e r , C . S . L e w i s , T. D . J a k e s , E l e a n o r R o o s e ve l t , J o h n F . K e n n e d y, N o a m C h o m s k y, Ma l c o l m X, R a l p h N a d e r , R u s h L i m b a u g h , U m b e r t o E c o , H u e y L o n g , W i ll i a m J e n n i n g s B r ya n . I n o r d e r t o vi e w t h e vi d e o s o f s p e e c h e s b y m o vi e a c t o r s , yo u n e e d e i t h e r W i n d o ws Me d i a P l a ye r ( w h o s e ve r s i o n s f o r a Ma c i n t o s h o r a W in d o ws c o m p u t e r c a n b e d o w n l o a d e d f o r f r e e ) o r a p r o g r a m t h a t e n a b l e s a Ma c i n t o s h t o o p e n t h e f i l e s o f W i n do ws Me d i a P l a ye r ( . wm v f i l e s ) . T wo s u c h p r o g r a m s t h a t c a n b e d o wn l o a d e d f o r f r e e a r e Mp l a ye r a n d V L C . A n y o f t h o s e p r o g r a m s c a n b e d o wn l o a d e d f r o m < w w w . ve r s i o n t r a c k e r . c o m > a n d <www.cnet.com>. Ask the Dream Doctor www.dreamdoctor.com/radio/ It's a radio call-in show not intended for ESL. Callers narrate a dream they recently had. Th e a u d i o c l i p o f e a c h o f 2 2 0 d r e a m s l a s t s 3 or 4 minutes: first, the caller's narration and then the dialog (interpreting the dream) b et we e n t h e c a l l e r a n d t h e r a d i o s h o w ' s h o s t . Th e w o r d " d o c t o r " i n t h e s h o w' s n a m e i s u s e d l o o s e l y. Th e r e a r e t wo s o u r c e s o f d r e a m s :

--In the upper right corner, there is a list of eight categories of dreams, each one a diffe re n t c o l o r . Mo s t o f t h e s t o r i e s a n d i n t e r p r e t a t i o n s t h a t c a n b e f o u n d t h e r e a r e t e xt ( n o t audio). --At <www.dreamdoctor.com/radi o/dreamthemes.s html> the stories and interpretations are only audio. Audio Bible Online www.audio-bible.com/bible/contents.html Th e K i n g J a m e s V e r s i o n , r e a d b y A l e xa n d e r S c o u r b y i n 7 2 h o u r s . E a c h l i n k d e l i ve r s t h e a u d i o a n d t e xt o f a n o t h e r c h a p t e r o f t h e B i b l e . Th e E n g l i s h i s n ' t c o n t e m p o r a r y, b u t m a n y E S L s t u d e n t s a r e i n t i m a t e l y f a m i l i a r wi t h t h e m a t e r i a l i n t h e i r n a t i ve l a n g u a g e . P R O N U N C I AT I O N F O R E S L P r o n u n c i a t i o n P o we r www.englishelearning.com ( T h e e xt r a E i n t h a t U R L i s n ’ t a m i s t a k e . ) D e m o ve r s i o n s o f ( a n d a d o wn l o a d a b l e s u b scription to) software products that teach an American English accent. Th e f u l l ve r s i o n o f P r o n u n c i a t i o n P o we r ( wh i c h h a s a b o u t 2 0 0 h o u r s o f e xe r c i s e s , m o s t o f t h e m wi t h a u d i o ) i s i n s t a l l e d i n o n e computer in the technology lab of the Profess i o n a l E d u c a t i o n D i vi s i o n , wh i c h i s o n t h e f o u r t h f l o o r o f t h e 2 2 B u i l d i n g . Th a t c o m p u t e r i s t h e o n e t h a t i s c l o s e s t t o t h e d o o r . Th e p a t h i s a s f o l l o ws . t h e d e s k t o p : F 4 4 F a c u l t y D r o p B o xe s f o l d e r : General Education Applications folder: Pr on u n c i a t i o n P o we r . S o u n d s E n g l i s h : Ma c i n t o s h S o f t wa r e f o r E n g l i s h L a n g u a g e L e a r n e r s / Te a c h e r s : P r o n u n c i a tion h t t p : / / w w w . p a d d o c k s 6 4 . f r e e s e r ve . c o . u k / P a g e s /se-pronunciation.html Ma c i n t o s h s h a r e w a r e a n d f r e e wa r e p r o g r a m s f o r E S L p r o n u n c i a t i o n , d o wn l o a d a b l e h e r e English Pronunciation w w w . f a c e we b . o k a n a g a n . b c . c a / p r o n /

I n t e r a c t i ve e xe r c i s e s , d r i l l s a n d q u i z ze s t h a t teach production of English consonant sounds a n d t wo vo w e l s o u n d s ; h a s a u d i o American English Pronunciation http://eleaston.com/pronunciation/ A we b - p a g e o f e xe r c i s e s , d r i l l s , s t o r i e s a n d q u i z ze s t h a t t e a c h p r o d u c t i o n o f E n g l i s h vo we l s o u n d s , t h e s o u n d s o f p a s t a n d p l u r a l s u f f i xe s a n d r e d u c e d f o r m s ; h a s a u d i o Sounds of English www.soundsofenglish.org A we b p a g e t h a t s h o ws d i a g r a m s o f t h e s h a p e that the mouth and throat become as they p r o n o u n c e e a c h E n g l i s h c o n s o n a n t a n d vo w e l sound; has audio Common Pronunciation Problems for Cant onese Speakers h t t p : / / l c . u s t . h k / ~ s a c / a d vi c e / P 7 . h t m A we b - p a g e f o r s p e a k e r s o f C a n t o n e s e C h i nese that teaches production of English cons o n a n t a n d v o we l s o u n d s ; o n l y r e a d a b l e ( n o i n t e r a c t i ve e xe r c i s e s a n d n o a u d i o ) Let's Study Pronunciation h t t p : / / f a l c o n . c c . u k a n s . e d u / ~ ya s u k o / w e b f o l i o . h tm A we b - p a g e o f i n t e r a c t i v e d r i l l s a n d q u i z ze s that teach production of English consonant a n d vo w e l s o u n d s t o J a p a n e s e p e o p l e ; h a s audio Th i s p a g e ( " L e t ' s S t u d y P r o n u n c i a t i o n " ) i s n ' t a c c e s s i b l e t o d a y ( Ma r c h 2 3 , 2 0 0 1 ) , b u t i t w a s a c c e s s i b l e t wo m o n t h s a g o . I t w a s c r e a t e d b y Ya s u k o F u k u d a , S h i zu o k a U n i ve r s i t y, J a p a n , who might be findable through h t t p : / / w w w . a l u m n i . n e t / A s i a / J a p a n / S h i zu o k a _ U n i ve r s i t y/ Pronunciation h t t p : / / s o r a k . k a i s t . a c . k r / ~ a i ze n / p r o n . h t m l A we b - p a g e o f q u i z ze s t h a t t e a c h K o r e a n people the production of English consonant s o u n d s , vo w e l s o u n d s a n d s e n t e n c e s t r e s s ; has audio

Fonetica del Ingles w w w . c t v. e s / U S E R S / c a t u l o / f o n e t i c a . h t m A we b - p a g e f o r s p e a k e r s o f S p a n i s h t h a t teaches production of English consonant s o u n d s ; o n l y r e a d a b l e ( n o i n t e r a c t i ve e xe r c i s es and no audio) FOR ENGLISH COMPOSITION Th e OW L a t P u r d u e http://owl.english.purdue.edu/ Tu t o r i a l s f o r c o l l e g e wr i t i n g W ri t i n g R e s o u r c e s w w w . d i c t i o n a r y. c o m / w r i t i n g / L i n k s t o g r a m m a r a n d s t yl e g u i d e s G u i d e t o G r a m m a r a n d W ri t i n g http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/ I n c l u d e s s e l f - q u i z ze s Stephen's Guide to the Logical Fallacies w w w . i n t r e p i d s o f t w a r e . c o m / f a l l a c y/ w e l c o m e . h t m D e f i n i t i o n s a n d e xa m p l e s o f 5 2 t yp e s o f l o g i cal fallacies grouped into 13 categories W ri t i n g P r o m p t s / J o u r n a l To p i c s www.canteach.ca/elementary/prompts.html 300 questions, categorized, that can each e l i c i t a n e s s a y f r o m yo u n g s t u d e n t s ; m a n y u s e a b l e a l s o wi t h c o l l e g e s t u d e n t s LINGUISTICS Th e H u m a n - L a n g u a g e s P a g e www.june29.com/HLP/ Th i s s i t e h a s 2 , 0 0 0 l i n k s , wh i c h a r e s e a r c h a ble by keyword. They include research, o nline language lessons, translating diction ar i e s , n a t i ve l i t e r a t u r e , t r a n s l a t i o n s e r vi c e s , s o f t wa r e , l a n g u a g e s c h o o l s , p r o d u c t s a n d jobs. Languages and Linguistics h t t p : / / e s e r ve r . o r g / l a n g s /

Th i s s i t e h a s 7 0 l i n k s , i n c l u d i n g a S h a k e s p e a r e g l o s s a r y. linguist.list gopher://nic.merit.edu:7055/11/linguis tics/lingui st.list An index of newslists for linguists Corpus Linguistics www.ruf.rice.edu/~barlow/corpus.html#English M L i n k s t o a r c h i ve s o f s a m p l e s o f E n g l i s h ( m i l l i o n s o f wo r d s o f p r o s e a n d t r a n s c r i b e d speech) and information on how these corp ora are used for research Linguistics Glossary w w w . s i l . o r g / l i n g u i s t i c s / g l o s s a r y/ i n d e x. h t m l A definition of each of 989 linguistics terms, half of them not listed in unabridged dictio nar i e s , i s g i ve n wi t h c o n t e xt u a l e xa m p l e s , r e f e r ences to related terms that are oth er entries in the glossary and bibliographic citations. Th e g l o s s a r y ' s s e c t i o n o f E n g l i s h c o n ve n t i o n a l m e t a p h o r t yp e s ( 1 3 5 t yp e s ) o p e n s t h e d o o r s t o 1 3 5 w a ys o f t h i n k i n g t h a t we a r e n ' t u s u a l l y a wa r e a r e a t w o r k wi t h i n u s . Compiled by the Summer Institut e of Linguistics. MUSIC

Look up a musician to see a list of albums (by different musicians) that s/he reco mmends and his/her description of each one. E c t o p h i l e s ' G u i d e t o G o o d Mu s i c http://ectoguide.org/artists Look up a musician or album to see co mments b y f a n s . L o o k u p f a n s o f m u s i c i a n s wh o m yo u l i k e t o s e e wh a t o t h e r m u s i c i a n s ( wh o m y o u h a ve n ' t ye t d i s c o ve r e d ) t h e y l i k e . L yr i c s s i t e s w w w . w e b i e s . n e t / Mu s i c / L yr i c s . h t m l L i n k s t o l yr i c s s i t e s Lyrics sites h t t p : / / d i r . ya h o o . c o m / E n t e r t a i n m e n t / Mu s i c / L y rics_and_Notation/Lyrics/ Ya h o o ' s l i n k s t o l y r i c s s i t e s L yr i c s s i t e s h t t p : / / i t e s l j . o r g / l i n k s / TE S L / S o n g s / Th e I n t e r n e t TE S L J o u r n a l ' s l i n k s t o l yr i c s sites D i g i t a l Tr a d i t i o n F o l k s o n g D a t a b a s e www.mudcat.org/ L yr i c s o f 8 , 0 0 0 E n g l i s h - l a n g u a g e f o l k s o n g s , audible tunes of half of them Th e F o l k F i l e

A MG A l l Mu s i c G u i d e www.allmusic.com Useful for finding out about CDs and mus icians Me l o d yh o u n d w w w . m e l o d yh o u n d . c o m W hi s t l e , h u m o r p l a y o n e l i n e o f a t u n e t o f i n d i t s t i t l e a n d m u s i c . Th e w e b s i t e ' s i n s t r u c t i o n s c a n b e d i s p l a ye d i n C h i n e s e , E n g l i s h , F r e n c h or German. Mu s i c Yo u S h o u l d H e a r w w w . a m a zo n . c o m / m ys h

www.cgrg.ohio-state.edu/~spencer/FF/ A d i c t i o n a r y o r s m a l l e n c yc l o p e d i a o f f o l k music C e o l a s C e l t i c m u s i c a r c h i ve www.ceolas.org/ceolas.html A l b u m r e vi e ws , r a d i o s h o ws , a u d i b l e t u n e s , instruments, musicians, concerts, dance, etc. Mu s i c F o r R o b i n www.music-for-robin.org/ Folk and Celtic music resources and concerts in Greater Boston F.J. Child Ballads

h t t p : / / w w w . c o n t e m p l a t o r . c o m / c h i l d / i n d e x. h t m l A u d i o ( m i d i f i l e s ) a n d l yr i c s t e xt o f 8 2 o f t h e 305 old English ballads collected and pu blished by Prof. Francis James Child of Ha rva r d d u r i n g t h e 1 9 t h c e n t u r y S o u t h e r n Mo s a i c : Th e L o m a x C o l l e c t i o n o f t h e Library of Congress h t t p : / / m e m o r y. l o c . g o v/ a m m e m / l o h t m l / l o h o m e . html Audio of ballads, blues, children's songs, c o wb o y s o n g s , f i d d l e t u n e s , f i e l d h o l l e r s , lullabies, play-party songs, religious dramas, s p i r i t u a l s a n d wo r k s o n g s . Th e J o h n a n d R u b y L o m a x 1 9 3 9 S o u t h e r n S t a t e s R e c o r d i n g Tr i p C o l l e c t i o n i s a t t h e A m e r i c a n Me m o r y we b s i t e o f t h e L i b r a r y o f C o n g r e s s . Th e c o l l e c t i o n i n c l u d e s a u d i o o f 686 folksongs recorded in the field (about 100 of them in Spanish), hundreds of pages of fieldnotes and commentary on the songs and the singers and hundreds of phot ographs. Th e m u s i c s c o r e s a r e n ’ t g i ve n . A c a r e f u l l y t r a n s c r i b e d l yr i c s t e xt i s g i ve n f o r 3 7 o f t h e s o n g s , a n d a p p r o xi m a t e t r a n s c r i p t s o f t h e l yr i c s o f h u n d r e d s o f o t h e r s o n g s a r e g i ve n i n t h e f i e l d n o t e s . ( Th e l i n k t o t h e f i e l d n o t e s i s near the lower left corner of the ho me page). D u r i n g t h e i r 6 , 5 0 2 - m i l e e xp e d i t i o n t h r o u g h e i g h t S o u t h e r n s t a t e s , M r . a n d Mr s . L o m a x recorded more than 300 white and black sin gers in schools, churches, prisons and homes. Ma n y o f t h e s i n g e r s a r e t a l e n t e d a n d s o m e a c c o m p a n y t h e m s e l ve s o n g u i t a r , f i d d l e , banjo, piano or harmonica. Th e Ma x H u n t e r F o l k S o n g C o l l e c t i o n h t t p : / / w w w . m i s s o u r i s t a t e . e d u / f o l k s o n g / m a xh u n t e r / i n d e x. h t m l A u d i o r e c o r d i n g a n d l yr i c s t e xt o f 1 , 6 0 0 f o l k songs sung by amateur singers; music score of about half those songs. Th e r e c o r d i n g s w e r e m a d e i n t h e f i e l d , i n t h e O za r k Mo u n t a i n s o f Mi s s o u r i a n d A r k a n s a s , 1 9 5 6 - 1 9 7 6 . Th e s i n g i n g i s s o l o a n d wi t h o u t i n s t r u m e n t a l a c c o m p a n i m e n t , e xc e p t f o r s o m e of the songs. Of the 294 singers, all of the o n e s I ’ ve h e a r d s o u n d w h i t e a n d m o s t o f t h e m sound elderly. W or l d ' s L a r g e s t C a t a l o g o f Mu s i c http://www.gemm.com

A m a r k e t p l a c e wh e r e t h o u s a n d s o f s t o r e s a n d d e a l e r s a r o u n d t h e wo r l d o f f e r t h e i r n e w a n d used CDs, LPs and other music merchandise Learning English through music w w w . u . a r i zo n a . e d u / ~ c p h i l l i p / E n g l i s h Mu s i c % 2 0 1.html Ti p s f o r E S L t e a c h e r s a b o u t u s i n g s o n g s i n g e n e r a l a n d wh a t l a n g u a g e l e s s o n s c a n b e taught from some specific songs Songs Page www.get1.demon.co.uk/songs.htm Global English Teaching's tips for using songs in ESL A d a m s ' N e w Mu s i c a l D i c t i o n a r y [ f r o m t h e ye a r 1865] h t t p : / / b o o k s . g o o g l e . c o m / b o o k s ? vi d = O C L C 0 0 8 53228&id=W l4NAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA1&lpg=PA1 &dq=fifteen+thousand G o o g l e ' s s c a n o f t h e f u l l t e xt o f t h i s 2 7 1 - p a g e b o o k , wh o s e s u b t i t l e i s " F i f t e e n t h o u s a n d t e c h n i c a l wo r d s , p h r a s e s , a b b r e vi a t i o n s , i n i t i a l s , a n d s i g n s e m p l o ye d i n m u s i c a l a n d r h yt h m i c a l a r t a n d s c i e n c e i n n e a r l y f i f t y ancient and modern languages" C H O L - - D a c o m Mu l t i m e d i a I n t e r n e t ( K o r e a ) http://user.chollian.net/~pdongsi/popsong/pop .htm L yr i c s o f s e ve r a l h u n d r e d E n g l i s h p o p s o n g s wi t h K o r e a n t r a n s l a t i o n s o f a b o u t h a l f o f t h e m SHAREWARE V e r s i o n Tr a c k e r http://www.versiontracker.com F r e e Ma c i n t o s h a n d W i nd o ws s o f t wa r e , d o w n loadable here S h a r e wa r e . C N E T http://shareware.cnet.com/ F r e e Ma c i n t o s h a n d W i nd o ws s o f t wa r e , d o w n loadable here S h a r e wa r e , Ma c

h t t p : / / l o o k s m a r t . a l t a vi s t a . c o m / c g i bin/query?pg=dir&tp=Computing/Software/Arc h i ve s . 2 f D i r e c t o r i e s / Ma c i n t o s h _ A r c h i ve s & c r i d = 171782 F r e e Ma c i n t o s h s o f t wa r e , d o wn l o a d a b l e h e r e MISCELLANEOUS

O n m o s t d a ys , t w o e xt r a e d i t i o n s o f t h e g a m e a p p e a r a t t h e we b s i t e ' s h o m e p a g e : o n e f o r t h e wo r l d o f S P O R TS a n d o n e f o r t h e wo r l d o f MU S I C . Th e g a m e c a n b e p l a ye d i n t we l ve E u r o p e a n languages and Chinese. Th e I n t e r n e t Mo vi e D a t a b a s e

eHow w w w . e h o w. c o m I n s t r u c t i o n s f o r a b o u t 5 0 , 0 0 0 p r o c e s s e s wh i c h a r e n e a t l y c a t e g o r i ze d a n d s u b - c a t e g o r i ze d for easy finding, including how to: reheat p a s t a , i m p r o ve yo u r m e m o r y, o r g a n i ze r e s e a r c h n o t e s , t r a i n yo u r d o g , t r e a t b a d b r e a t h , u s e W i n d o ws f i l e s a n d d i s k s o n a Ma c i n t o s h , g a i n t h e r e s p e c t o f y o u r p r o f e s s o r s , e s t a b l i s h a w r i t i n g s c h e d u l e f o r yo u r r o m a n c e n o ve l , r e t u r n m e r c h a n d i s e a f t e r t h e s t o r e ' s r e t u r n d a t e , r e d u c e yo u r c h a n c e s o f a h e a r t a t t a c k , c h a n g e yo u r o i l , a s k s o m e o n e t o f o r g i ve yo u , d e c i d e w h a t t o h i g h l i g h t w h i l e reading, meet more women, cite sources in a r e s e a r c h p a p e r , k n o w i f s o m e o n e i s l yi n g , a vo i d p l a g i a r i s m i n a r e s e a r c h p a p e r , s t o p a s n o wb o a r d w i t h yo u r t o e s , g e t r i d o f a h o u s e m a t e yo u d o n ' t l i k e , r e a d a p o e m , b e c o n s i d e r e d f o r a N o b e l p r i ze , w r i t e a vi l l a n e l l e , g e t a l o n g n i c e l y w i t h yo u r r e l a t i ve s a t h o l i d a y times 20Q http://20q.net Th i s i s a m a c h i n e t h a t p l a ys t h e 2 0 Q u e s t i o n s g a m e a n d wi n s . F i r s t , yo u t h i n k o f a n y i t e m ( e . g . , a s t a p l e r , t h e m o o n , h o m e wo r k , a l a wye r ) . I t c a n b e a n y i t e m f r o m yo u r o w n i m a g i n a t i o n - - n o t f r o m a l i s t t h a t yo u a r e s h o wn b y t h e m a c h i n e . Th e n yo u c l i c k t h e a n s w e r t o a b o u t 2 0 o r 2 5 ye s - o r - n o q u e s t i o n s t h a t t h e m a c h i n e a s k s yo u a b o u t t h a t i t e m . Th e n t h e m a c h i n e g u e s s e s wh a t i t e m yo u i m a g i n e d . I t u s u a l l y g u e s s e s c o r r e c t l y. O n e e xa m p l e : W h e n I p l a ye d , t h e m a c h i n e c o r r e c t l y g u e s s e d " a d r u m k i t " wi t h o u t h a vi n g asked any questions that mentioned music, e n t e r t a i n m e n t , s o u n d , n o i s e , vi b r a t i o n , h i t t i n g o r a n y o t h e r w o r d i n g o f t h o s e c o n c e p t s . Th e questions that it asked were about shapes, s i ze s , c o l o r s , w e i g h t s , s o u r c e m a t e r i a l s , l o c a t i o n s a n d t i m e s . Th e m a c h i n e ' s a b i l i t y t o r e a d yo u r m i n d c a n s c a r e yo u .

www.imdb.com Th e r e s u l t s o f yo u r s e a r c h h e r e a r e a l i s t o f m o vi e s , f o u n d a m o n g t h e m o r e t h a n 1 0 0 , 0 0 0 m o vi e s t h a t a r e i n t h e d a t a b a s e . C l i c k i n g o n t h e t i t l e o f a m o vi e t h e n d i s p l a ys a p a g e t h a t h a s l i n k s t o e ve r y t h i n g t h a t yo u c o u l d wa n t t o k n o w a b o u t t h a t m o vi e , i n c l u d i n g m a n y p u b l i s h e d r e vi e w s o f t h e m o vi e . To s e e a l i s t o f m o vi e s t h a t wo u l d i n t e r e s t yo u , yo u c a n t y p e a wo r d o r n a m e a n d s e l e c t for it the appropriate search criterion, e.g., t i t l e o f m o vi e , n a m e o f c h a r a c t e r ( i n t h e s t o r y o f a m o vi e ) , n a m e o f p e r s o n ( a c t o r , d i r e c t o r , f i l m s c o r e r , a n y t e c h n i c i a n wh o wa s l i s t e d i n the credits at the end of a film) or some other search criterion. Selecting "Browse" in the se cond row of menus at the top of the page and then selec ting " F i l m s a n d Mo r e " ( i n t h e " B r o ws e " p a g e ) l e t s yo u f i n d m o vi e s a c c o r d i n g t o t h e i r g e n r e , w h a t s o n g w a s h e a r d i n a m o vi e , w h a t a w a r d w a s wo n b y a m o vi e ( e . g . , a n A c a d e m y A w a r d o r a f i l m f e s t i va l ' s a w a r d ) , wh a t c o u n t r y a m o vi e c a m e f r o m , wh a t l a n g u a g e i s s p o k e n i n a m o vi e , e t c . e t c . Th e m o s t u s e f u l f e a t u r e o f t h e we b s i t e i s i t s " P l o t " s e a r c h c r i t e r i o n , w h i c h l e t s yo u f i n d m o vi e s t h a t yo u n e ve r h e a r d a b o u t t h a t f i t yo u r i n t e r e s t s , i . e . , t h e i n t e r e s t s t h a t a r e i d e n t i f i e d b y a n y k e y wo r d s t h a t yo u t yp e i n t h e S e a r c h b o x. W h e n yo u s e a r c h a c c o r d i n g t o " P l o t , " t h e wo r d t h a t y o u t yp e i s s e a r c h e d for in the summaries of the plots (i.e., the s t o r i e s ) o f a l l t h e m o vi e s . B e c a u s e t h e s u m m a r i e s a r e s h o r t ( a b o u t a h u n d r e d wo r d s ) , t h e " P l o t " k e y w o r d t h a t yo u t yp e w i l l p r o b a b l y b e r e l e va n t t o t h e s t o r y o f t h e m o vi e . F o r e xa m p l e , i f yo u t yp e " d r u m m e r , " t h e s e a r c h ' s l i s t o f r e s u l t s ( i . e . , m o vi e t i t l e s ) p r o b a b l y w o n ' t i n c l u d e a m o vi e i n w h i c h a c h a r a c t e r w e n t t o a band's performance and happened to enjoy h e a r i n g a d r u m m e r p l a yi n g f o r 2 5 s e c o n d s - because this incidental detail (and the word: " d r u m m e r " ) wo u l d n ' t b e i n c l u d e d i n a 1 0 0 w o r d s u m m a r y o f t h e p l o t . Th i s d r u m m i n g scene (and the word: "drummer") might be included in a 700-word version of the plot, but t h e we b s i t e ' s p l o t s u m m a r i e s a r e n ' t t h a t l o n g ;

s o , t h e l i s t o f r e s u l t s t h a t t h e s e a r c h d e l i ve r s t o yo u wo n ' t i n c l u d e s u c h a ( " n o n - d r u m m e r " ) m o vi e . I f yo u t yp e a w o r d s u c h a s " d r u m m e r , " "baseball," "Venice," "heartbr eak," "suicide," "injustice," "grammar," "Arab," "Shakespeare" or "fishing," this topic will probably be one of t h e m o vi e ' s t o p i c s . Th e " P l o t " s e a r c h c r i t e r i o n i s l o c a t e d i n t h e main list of search criteria that I mentioned a b o ve : t i t l e o f m o vi e , n a m e o f c h a r a c t e r , name of person, etc. W ri t e r s ' R e s o u r c e s h t t p : / / w w w . d i c t i o n a r y. c o m / D i r / A r t s /W r i t e r s _ R e sources/ L i n k s t o d i ve r s e we b s i t e s , s u c h a s o n e s f o r f r e e l a n c i n g , g e n r e s , t i p s o n wr i t i n g b e t t e r , s o f t wa r e f o r w r i t i n g f i c t i o n , c o p yr i g h t , l i t e r a r y a g e n t s , wo r k s h o p s , w r i t e r s c h a t g r o u p s ====================================


				
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