English Teacher Article Site Overview- 2006

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Since the end of 2004, we have recorded how many entries we have in some of the sections of our site, which means that we can see how much progress we have made in our reference section, quizzes, etc, since then.

In addition to continuing to work on the established sections of the site, we hope that the Reading Comprehension section, which is new, will grow into a useful resource. We will be working on the Text Analyser a lot and have already started making improvements to the Members' Area full version of it. We also plan to start including sound files to add listening tools to the site in 2007.

2006 saw a huge growth in the numbers of people using the site, and we would like to thank you all and hope to continue to improve the site to make it a better English language resource. We also welcome all feedback, both positive and negative, as this will help us to focus on your needs.

Handouts, Quizzes, Tests, etc
  Public Quizzes & Handouts Members' Quizzes & Handouts Members' Tests Polls
2004
190
74
33 Tests (652 questions)
438
2005
242
134
35 Tests (679 questions)
541
2006
249
173
38 Tests (724 questions)
642
Increase 2005-6
2.9%
29.1%
8.6%
18.7%

In November 2006, we added a Reading Comprehension section, which currently has 17 reading texts with comprehension questions, mostly based on exam exercises.

Reference
  Grammar Glossary Idioms Phrasal Verbs
2004
280
746
700
2005
325
1385
1311
2006
329
1853
1843
Increase 2005-6
1.2%
33.8%
40.6%
Members' Reference
  Slang Cockney Rhyming Slang
2005
339
264
2006
749
341
Increase 2005-6
120.9%
29.2%

These sections were added in 2005.

Forum
  Members Threads Posts
2004
3,652
9,396
50,249
2005
23,467
17,170
79,304
2006
65,213
30,956
139,286
Increase 2005-6
178.9%
80.3%
75.6%
Others
  Links Glossary Downloads Irregular verbs Downloads
2005
2,419
33,880
24,520
2006
2,531
47,412
36,813
Increase 2005-6
4.6%
39.9%
50.1%

About three hundred dead links were removed from the database in the 2006 spring cleaning.

Happy New Year.

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