This website is a treasure for anyone who is beginning to learn English.
The stories are short and arranged in order of progressive difficulty. Each story has some short online quizzes that will help you remember the content.
Get going now, and good luck!
http://www.really-learn-english.com/english-short-stories.html (click above link)
new general service list (NGSL) (from dr charles browne et alii)
NGSL on memrise
new academic word list (NAWL)
topical English vocabulary
improve your English at memrise
quizlet (5000+ classes for English)
deepenglish.com excellent site to improve listening. listen to the story at either slow or fast speed.
EFL.Help.1.pdf coming soon
This one page document gives some useful sites, such as VOA news and BBC Learning English.
VOA uses a limited vocabulary for all their stories. Their podcasts and scripts are all downloadable. They also have a new VOA Mobile Wordbook for Android and for iPhone to help you cement that base vocabulary using your smartphone.
The Daily English Show and Happy Slip are excellent videos that you can include in your study plan.
An older EFL helpful links list is at http://bit.ly/DPC_E
This website is a treasure for anyone who has started to learn English and is at the intermediate level or higher.
Such a student will enjoy exploring all the aspects and various sections that this site offers.
FOR EFL/ESL TEACHERS
Sara has a pile of freebies for EFL classroom use.
Corpus of British, American English
The big collections of real life text and sentences is put into a corpus or corpora.
You can search using a word and it gives you many examples of the word in real use.
big list of corpora
this is also a big list
copyright free sources
British National Corpus
it says copyright, but email says it's okay to use, publish sentences from it
go to eng section for text files that can be searched
maybe sentences from there are okay to use