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All the links I am presenting here will direct you to safe and widely-recognized on-line services. I recommend these websites whenever you seek help and guidance while translating, studying or teaching English. For the same purpose you may need the files put below. They are my own exercises, English games, chants, tests and texts on multiple topics elaborated inside or just mentioned. No matter whether it is a thorough study or just a snapshot of a field of knowledge, you should enjoy ready-to-use materials, free of charge, free to download on your computer. All of these files are saved as pdf (Adobe Acrobat) and doc (MS Word) type for your convenience and any modification you might want to introduce. Not satisfied yet? Go to my forum where you will find more materials, including elaborated articles, subject studies and other users' hints, comments and pieces of advice. You may navigate through the selection of English materials by clicking proper links below.


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free on-line dictionaries

Leksyka - a portal that I have been observing since its foundation. You will find there good dictionaries, and not only English ones! Unfortunately, for a few years, the full access to the website is subject to a fee.

Cambridge dictionaries - excellent thematic dictionaries by Cambridge. Cambridge itself is the best recommendation for this site and they are still developing their offer.

On-line dictionary bab.la - an excellent web language service containing on-line translator and articles on foreign language studies. In general, they popularize studies of foreign languages. They run annual "Language Lovers" competition to promote language-oriented bloggers from different countries.

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on-line English materials

anglisci.pl - as the name suggests this service is addressed to English scholars. It will help mainly English teachers at public schools because it contains guidance and effective regulations that regulate this profession. A lot of hints and sound materials but the navigation itself is not much intuitive.

ang.pl - a very well designed and built thematic web service. It contains a good deal of grammar exercises. You will fnd the navigation through the site very intuitive and pleasant.

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translating profession

ProZ - It's a must for any professional translator. It's the biggest dedicated portal containing multiple useful tools used during translation process. You can ask any question here and expect prompt answers from eager to help translators.

LinkedIn - a global service for those seeking job, working professionals and employers searching for a suitable, available workers.

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English games and plays

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1. Positioning chart - 2 players Simple exercise on positioning of the objects in the diagram. doc
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2. Hangman - an English game for children A very popular and simple English game on spelling practice and English vocabulary from any field. doc
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3. Shark - an English game for children A very popular and simple English game on spelling practice and English vocabulary from any field, another version of Hangman doc
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4. Split exchanges - conversation activity for the whole group A very funny English conversation activity for bigger grups. It motivates to speak and interact with other students. You can train thematic vocabulary and learn the whole conversation lines. doc
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English exercises

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1. Expressions of frequency A lot of expressions of frequency. Since you have a list of the most frequently used expressions and activities names it will provide your students with the basic vocabulary to describe their daily routine. They will start to talk, really! doc
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2. Germany's Golden Share - vocabulary Simple exercise to ease vocabulary mastering. It deals with terms included in the article Brussels sues Germany over VW 'golden share', published on Financial Times website.(Legal/Business English) doc
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3. Judge Rakoff - vocabulary Exercise on legal vocabulary. It refers to English legal terms included in the article Judge Rakoff is just doing his job, published on Financial Times website.(Legal English) doc
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4. Wish - translation A grammar exercise on translations from Polish into English. Translate the set of sentences using wish. doc
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5. Double Jeopardy Clause A help in understanding the English legal term: Double Jeopardy Clause (Legal English). doc
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6. Downturn, Start Up Business English terms included in Downturn, Start up article published on The Economist explained in one exercise (Business English) doc
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7. Soldier's personal equipment - vocabulary Short English military text and exercise about soldier's personal equipment. Basic vocabulary for the military exam in English, according to STANAG 6001 - level 1. doc
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8. Basic combat training - vocabulary Some texts and exercises about training in the army. Basic training vocabulary useful at POL MoD English exams (STANAG 6001 - level 1). doc
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9. Adjectives & adverbs A few exercises on English adjectives and English adverbs doc
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10. Vocabulary exercise English vocabulary from New English File Upper Intermediate, unit 2 doc
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11. Turnaround Management - business English and legal English vocabulary English vocabulary concerning turnaround management. An exercise on business English and legal English terms. doc
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12. Present simple - expressions of frequency - English vocabulary exercise Present Simple - the most frequent expressions assisting this tense. doc
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13. Objective Proficiency - phrasal verbs from Unit 1 English phrasal verbs taken from Objective Proficiency, Unit 1. General English. doc
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14. Objective Proficiency - idioms Translation into Polish of the idioms collected from Objective Proficiency, Unit 8. One exercise for practice. doc
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15. Writing task - level 4 STANAG 6001 test on level 4 (SLP 4444,SPJ 4444). Writing task testin your military English - own examination set. doc
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English texts

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1. Military reports rules It's a help in writing military reports. This form is obligatory at the MoD departmental exams according to STANAG 6001 requirements. doc
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2. 'Churn' in a business context Lexical study of a word "churn" which can be surprising in a business English context. doc
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3. Video clip about NATO Response Force A very interesting, historical movie about creation of NRF - a good listening exercise filled with military vocabulary. wmv 2,57 MB
4. NRF activation - military listening exercises Recording transcription and listening exercises on military English featured in the movie clip above. doc
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5. Gotye - Somebody that I used to know - text Lyrics of the original song by Gotye, Walk off the Earth and two other groups who shot the song's parody. doc
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6. English military abbreviations - compendium An absolutely awesome compendium of English military abbreviations. This single xls file contains thousands of English abbreviations in alphabetic order. It's an indispensable help for soldiers or TERPs dealing with military English. zip 2,90 MB
7. Gotye - Somebody that I used to know - Polish translation Original song by Gotye, translated into Polish with additional lexical exercise to help you understand original lyrics. doc
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8. English collocations - describing pictures A simple crib on English collocations used to describe pictures. A very handy cheatsheet at the English exams, e.g. Cambridge exams. doc
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9. English oral exam - lexical crib It's a great English crib containing multiple English expressions with their Polish translation. Useful for those taking oral exam in English, e.g. Cambridge exams or MoD exams. It covers describing pictures, comparing pictures, expressing and confronting opinions doc
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10. English & Polish phrases - leisure time A selection of useful English phrases and its Polish translation. English vocabulary to talk about your leisure time. doc
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11. Polish-English phrasebook - doctor's office' A selection of the basic English vocabulary with Polish translation. English vocabulary on medical conditions you may need while on vacation. doc
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12. Polish-English phrases - apartment English vocabulary on renting apartments. Basic vocabulary for those going on vacation, and willing to rent an apartment in English. doc
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13. ICFE - exams and vocabulary English vocabulary from ICFE. A selection of vocabulary from ICFE exams. Business English and Legal English. doc
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14. Apple vs Samsung - legal and business vocabulary Business English and Legal English vocabulary taken from The Economist article. All words and their definitions are arranged in one simple "Match the words and definitions" exercise. doc
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15. Sightseeing - vocabulary Basic English terms and their definitions concerning sihghtseeing with one exercise for practising. doc
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16. Military report - The Polish Armed Forces in Iraq An example of military report on level SLP 4444 - the answer to previosly published test. Writing according to STANAG 6001. doc
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