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Tudor



Joined: 21 Aug 2009
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:37 pm    Post subject: Language Academy website Reply with quote

I know a number of posters on here use the englishtips website to download resources from, but has anybody ever used this site?

It looks like it has a decent selection of books, but it costs $20 to join. I'm happy to pay that, but my only concern is how many of the links are still valid. They boast that 99% of them are, but I'd prefer to hear from any current users of this site how true that is.

There are a lot of invalid links/mirrors on englishtips, but it would be churlish to complain as registration is free; however, if I'm paying I would expect the advertised material to be available.

Whilst we're on the subject, can anyone recommend any other websites where resources (published books, not worksheets etc) can be downloaded, preferably for free or for a small fee?

(Disclaimer: I did do a search on this, but the search function was playing silly buggers, so apologies if this has previously been discussed)
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johnslat



Joined: 21 Jan 2003
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Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear Tudor,

eslflow

http://www.eslflow.com/

has a lot of good, free, downloadable/copyable stuff (though a few links don't work.)

Regards,
John
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Tudor



Joined: 21 Aug 2009
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I bit the bullet a few weeks ago and joined this site but, thus far, I have to say it's not been worth it. I'm not going to lament the loss of $20, but I thought I'd post my thoughts for what they're worth.

They make some silly claim about how 90 odd percent of their links are valid, but from my reckoning I'd say 90% of them are dead. There's a convoluted process of requesting them to be re-uploaded, but invariably these requests will be ignored. If you push them, you'll just get a peulant response and a half-hearted assurance that they'll re-upload at a time that suits them.

The selection of books is adequate, but the search function is so hopeless, that you have to manually scroll through pages of threads hoping that thread titles catch your eye.

In short, this site this offers nothing that englishtips.org doesn't. Save your money!
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