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Welcome to Richmond Online Resources. Navigate through the resources by selecting the level below, the year and finally the category of interest.

ANIMALS

ELEPHANT ROUTINES

http://www.upali.ch/daily_en.html

Write five questions on an elephant’s typical day. Exchange your questions with another pair.

E-PALS & E-CARDS

Key pals

http://www.its-myworld.com/open/keypals/12-17.asp

Read some of the messages. If you have an email address, add your profile to the Keypals page and reply to any emails you receive.

 

DATES & FESTIVALS

Birthdays

http://www.famousbirthdays.com/

Who do you share your birthday with?

FAMOUS PEOPLE

People quiz

http://www.pacificnet.net/~sperling/quiz/people2.html

How much do you know about famous people?  Find out with this quiz!

FASHION

Hairstyles

http://gallery.hairboutique.com/

Find your favourite hairstyle! Go to the Interactive Hair Style Selector.

FOOD

Food jokes

http://yahooligans.yahoo.com/content/jokes/category?c=21

Student A reads the joke, ‘How do you get breakfast in bed?’ and practises telling it. Student B reads the joke ‘What two things can you not have for lunch?” and practises telling it.

GAMES

POKEMON

http://www.pokemon.com/

Read more about Pokemon.

 

TOMBRAIDER

http://www.tombraider.com/

Facts on the famous Lara Croft and all her adventures.

 

BEST GAMES

http://www.station.sony.com/

A site from which you can access some of the web’s best games such as Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, Trivial Pursuit and EverQuest.

 

FUN 'N' GAMES

http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/

We all love laughter. Do you know any of the BBC’s current comedy programmes? Some great games are to be found in the ‘Fun ‘n’ Games” section.

 

MEMORY GAMES

http://www.co.pima.az.us/cmo/sdcp/kids/games/mempage.htm

Test your memory with these games!

 

GUINNESS BOOK OF RECORDS

http://www.guinnessrecords.com/

The online version of the famous Guinness Book of Records! Try the quiz – it’s great fun!

HEALTH

HEALTH QUIZ

http://www.doj.state.wi.us/kidspage/quiz/health/health.htm

How much do you know about food and exercise? Try this quiz!

 

CIGARETTE BUTTS

http://www.cigarettelitter.org/index.asp?PageName=Images

You are making a poster about cigarette butt litter. Which picture would you choose for your poster?

HISTORY

THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND

http://www.historyofengland.net/millions/150years.html

Write 5 sentences about England 150 years ago. Use these verbs: write; rule; die; send; have.

JOBS

GUESS THE JOBS

http://a4esl.org/q/h/fb-bd-occupations.html

Guess the jobs - what else do these people do? What do they wear? Compare your answers with a partner.

MUSIC, BOOKS & FILMS

NEW MUSIC

http://www.mp3.com/

Listen to the audio clips in 'New Releases' (click on the sound icon). Which songs do you like? Which songs don't you like? Compare with a partner.

ALL MUSIC

http://www.allmusic.com/

Information about all kinds of music. You can also find out the latest news.

 

CAPTAIN COURAGEOUS

http://www.filmsite.org/capt.html

Who wrote Captain Courageous?

ADVENTURE STORY

http://www.pbs.org/kratts/crazy/madlibs

Write your own adventure story!

 

MOVIE MANIA

http://yahooligans.yahoo.com/content/movies/

Look at the films in 'Now Playing'. Click on one film, then watch the trailer.

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

http://www.btinternet.com/~mrfield/MusicatSchool/year7/Quizzes/InstrumentMatch.htm

Test your knowledge of musical instruments here.

 

POP VIDEOS

http://www.bbc.co.uk/totp/videoclips/index.shtml

Watch some of the latest pop videos. Which ones do you like? Which ones don’t you like? Why or why not?

BBC TV

http://www.bbc.co.uk/tv/

Find the names of the programme types on the BBC. 

TARZAN

http://www.tarzanmovieguide.com/

When was the first Tarzan film released? Who played Tarzan?

ROCK'N'ROLL HALL OF FAME

http://www.rockhall.com/

A museum dedicated to the history of rock 'n' roll with information and images of all your favourite stars. Send a postcard or find out which stars share your birthday.

PLACES & TRAVEL

Geography Quiz

http://www.factmonster.com/spot/quiz/geobee2/1.html

Do you know the capitals of different countries? Try this quiz!

Explorers

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/explorers/

Choose one of the famous explorers (or a continent). Click on the name to find out more information about this person. Tell your partner.

Flags

http://www.photius.com/flags/alphabetic_list.html

How many flags feature the colour red? Can you describe any European flags? Search for your favourite flag.

Sydney

http://www.sydney.worldweb.com/FeaturesReviews/TownCityReviews/8-666.html

Look at the information and photos about Sydney, Australia. Write about what there is in Sydney, and use the photos to make a poster. You can put your poster on the classroom wall.

Australia

http://travel.discovery.com/destinations/australia/outbckaus/outbckaus.html

Take a tour of the Australian Outback! You can choose your destination at this site.

The White House

http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/whtour

Which rooms and areas in the White House may be toured?

Distances

http://www.indo.com/distance/

Are you going on holiday this summer? Find out the distance between your home town and London.

Holidays

http://www.aaa.com/misc/mainpg.htm

Read about other people's holidays.

Young Commonwealth

http://www.youngcommonwealth.org/

Do you know where Nauru is? Or what the capital city is? It belongs to the British Commonwealth. Find out more and send a card.

SCHOOL

New school year

http://www.study-buddy.com/

The school year is beginning! Find a friend to study with.

Study abroad

http://www.studyabroadlinks.com/

Use this site to find out about studying in different countries. There are courses for all ages in this useful guide.

King's School

http://www.kings-school.co.uk/

Facts about this ancient school including news, a virtual tour and information on the different sports played at the school

Emanuel

http://www.emanuel.org.uk/curriculum/index.htm

What subjects do students study at this school?

School Menu

http://www.schoolmenu.com/

DJ Spot invites you to find out more about what you eat. There are games and lots of fun activities. You can also see how they eat in schools across America.

SHOPS

Shopping online

http://www.gap.com/asp/home_gap.html?wdid=0

You have US$200 to spend on a new outfit for a party at fashion retailer Gap. What do you want to buy? Compare with a partner.

SPORT

American football

http://www.playfootball.com/

How many players are there on an American football team? Find out at this site.

Slam Online

http://www.slamonline.com/

The latest news from the world of basketball presented in an exciting format.

My team

http://www.myteam.com/

This is a site for sports fans! Here you’ll find information about different type of sports as well as tips, games and screensavers.

Exciting sports

http://www.jonoknight.com/

A site filled with exciting sports. Click on "send a postcard" and choose your favourite. What's the sport? Send the card (in English) to a friend.

Basketball

http://www.nba.com/players/

The official site of the world's best basketball league. Find your favourite NBA player and check out the facts.

TECHNOLOGY

Tekmom

What is a bit?

AIBO

http://www.aibonet.com/

All the information you need about the Sony robot dog, AIBO.

Robots

http://www.pandorabots.com/pandora/talk?botid=f5d922d97e345aa1

Chat to Alice. Click in the box next to "You say" and introduce yourself - say "My name's XXXXX and I come from XXXXX".

The Net

http://www.pbs.org/internet/timeline

When did researchers first think of the Internet? Check out the interactive Internet timeline

Mobile phones

http://www.mobiles.co.uk/

This site is dedicated to mobile phones in the United Kingdom. You can find out everything you need to know about brands and prices, and find answers to any questions you might have.

 

THIS WORLD AND OTHERS

Dreams

http://www.djmcadam.com/dreams.htm

What does it mean if you dream about a guitar? Find out in the Dream Dictionary!

New age

http://www.newageinteractive.com/guest.html

Horoscopes, tarot, numerology, superstitions, healthy eating and lunar phases... a wealth of new-age material may be found on this site.

Science fiction

http://www.scifi.com/sfw

An online magazine for science fiction fans. Articles about new and classic films, books, interviews and more.

UFOs

http://bedlam.rutgers.edu/ufo/pictures/

At first glance, the site doesn’t appear to be anything special, but it has some amazing pictures of UFOs. Do you think they really exist?

Time game

http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/Vines/8255/hp/time.htm

Play the time game - match the times with words.

Solar system

http://www.solarviews.com/eng/homepage.htm

See some incredible photos of our solar system.

DATES & FESTIVALS

Halloween

http://www.halloweenghoststories.com/

Want to freak out? Check out these ghost stories online!

 

Make a card

http://www.north-pole.co.uk/cards/

Greetings cards for all occasions. Click on "fun cards" to create your own card.

 

ENVIROMENT

Weather in Europe

http://www.usatoday.com/weather/forecast

Which is the hottest European city today? Which is the coldest? Compare your answers with a partner.

FAMOUS PEOPLE

Britney Spears

http://www.britneyspears.com/

What is the goal of the Britney Spears Foundation? Find out at her official website.

 

Hatshepsut

http://www.womeninworldhistory.com/

Who was Hatshepsut? Find out the answer and much more on women in history

Women in history

http://www.distinguishedwomen.com/

Find out about women in history.

 

FOOD

Sweet stuff

http://www.chocolatenecessities.com/

Find out how chocolate is made. Explain it to your partner.

GAMES & QUIZZES

Online games

http://www.kidzworld.com/game/onlinegames/

Play 3 or 4 of these online games. Which is the best / worst? Why?

Game reviews

http://www.gamespot.com/index.html

Look at reviews, demos, tips and much more for games consoles and PCs.

HEALTH

Environmental health

http://www.epa.gov/

Find out more about environmental health, then test your knowledge by playing games!

Rescue 411

http://library.thinkquest.org/10624/gameshow.html

The site where you can find out how much you really know about first aid. Click on "Rescue 411" to get started.

ISSUES

Online safety rules

http://www.safeteens.com/safeteens.htm

Read the rules for teenagers for online safety. Put them in order from the most important to the least important. Compare with another student.

LANGUAGES

World languages

http://www.ipl.org/youth/hello/

How do you say "hello" in Chinese or Arabic? How many languages are there in the world?

Lunch and candy

http://www.intranet.csupomona.edu/~jasanders/slang/vocab-srch.html%2B

Do you know what "lunch" and "candy" mean? Are you sure they only have one meaning?

British and American English

http://www.travelfurther.net/dictionaries/index.htm

How do you say "metro" in British English and American English?

JOBS

Jobs for teens

http://www.jobdoggy.com/extra1.php

Look at the list of possible jobs for teenagers. Which would you like (and not like) to do? Why?

MUSIC, BOOKS, FILMS & TV

Harry Potter

http://harrypotter.warnerbros.com/

Enrol at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry

Lord of the Rings

http://www.lordoftherings.net/

Go behind the scenes of Lord of the Rings

Film trivia

http://www.cool-movie-trivia.com/

Read up on cool film trivia!

Teen reads

http://www.atomicteen.com/books/

Look at the list of books read by teenage girls and by teenage boys. Find out more about one of the books by clicking on the title. Tell your partner. Whose book sounds more interesting?

Stephen King

http://www.stephenking.com/

Do you like Stephen King? Check out what's coming up.

PERSONAL

New friends

http://www.its-myworld.com/open/keypals/12-17.asp

Look at the page of keypals, and choose someone to write to in another country. Send them an email with information about yourself.

Your stars

http://www.astrologycom.com/weeklyteen.html

Read your horoscope for this week. What does it say will happen? Tell your partner.

Valentine's Day

http://www.valentinesday-ecards.com/

In pairs. Choose and send a Valentine e-card to your partner. Whose card is the funniest / tackiest / most romantic / silliest?

Bad habits

http://www.askdrsears.com/html/6/T064000.asp

Find out how to stop biting your nails.

Helpful tips

http://www.teengrowth.com/

Find helpful tips on how to deal with emotions, friends, family, and much more.

PLACES & TRAVEL

Life on the Meridian line

http://www.oxfam.org.uk/coolplanet/ontheline/

Groups of 3. Student A click on Mali, then on 'Daily Life' (on the left). Student B click on Algeria, then on 'Daily life'. Student C click on France, then on 'Daily life'. Take notes, then compare what you have learnt about daily life in these countries.

Map game

http://www.isabelperez.com/hotpot/europe.htm

Do you know the countries of Europe? Try this quiz!

Tower of London

http://www.tower-of-london.com/index2.html

Discover one of England's most famous places. Read about its history and read stories related to the Tower.

A gap year

http://www.springboard.co.uk/gap.cfm

Find out what a gap year is. Where would you go if you took a gap year? Why?

SPORT

Tennis stars

http://www.venusandserena.homestead.com/

In pairs. Click on Venus' bio and Serena's bio and read about these start tennis players. Write 5 questions about them. Ask another pair.

Paralympics

http://library.thinkquest.org/J002862/para.htm

What are the most unusual Paralympics sports? You can find out here.

Extreme sports

http://www.doctordanger.com/

Look at the list of extreme sports and photos. Which sport would you most like to do? Which would you least like to do? Why?

Olympic Games

http://www.olympic.org/

Check out the official website of the Olympic Games!

TECHNOLOGY & SPACE

Space flight

http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/

Find out what about happens behind the scenes for a space flight.

WEIRD WORLD

Jokes & riddles

http://www.corsinet.com/braincandy

Find some great jokes and riddles at this site.

UFO

http://www.ufos-aliens.co.uk/cosmicvideos.html

Would you like to see some UFO footage? Check it out.

Mad mouse

http://www.invent.org/index.asp

Find out which inventor has kept a mouse living for over 73 years.