Best of the web

A great collection of internet webby stuff as recommended by visitors to the Learn English Network.

Could be a web site, a Twitter feed, a Facebook page, a Google plus page, forum, video, basically anything on the net.  

If you would like to recommend a site etc. use this form, or post the link on the forum.

When Is

When Is is a web site that gives you the dates of religious and civil holidays around the world.  Amusingly it's divided into religious holidays, and then America is stuck on the end, with a date given for St Patrick's Day and Halloween.  As a Brit this is slightly annoying, but all in all it's a worthy effort.

Floorplanner

If you follow the forum you'll know we've been rearranging the house a bit (it's an "ongoing" project).  As a result we've been moving furniture around - a lot.  As a result I needed a way of rearranging the furniture without actually having to lift it and this site does exactly that.  Spend a bit of time setting up your floor plan and the pieces of furniture you have and then move them around to your heart's content.   There are no downloads, it's easy to use and the basic floorplanner is free, but most of all it saves a lot of sweat and tears, believe me.

Etymologic

The word etymology means "word origin", it comes from the Greek word 'etymos', which means real, or true, and the suffix -ology indicates that it's the study of, or science of.  Put them together and you get the study or science of the real or true.  In this online etymology game you'll be presented with 10 randomly selected etymology (word origin) or word definition puzzles to solve; in each case the word or phrase is highlighted in bold, and a number of possible answers will be presented. You need to choose the correct answer to score a point for that question.  Some of them are very, very tough.