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General / Introductory IELTS Resources
Listening
Speaking
Reading
Writing Task 1 (Data Report)
Writing Task 2 (Essay)
Vocabulary for IELTS
Grammar for IELTS
Test Yourself!



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General / Introductory IELTS Resources

Self-Study IELTS Resources on the Web (go to the Examination Information & Study Tips links)
LLO Software Programs (Road to IELTS, Study Skills Success)
HKBU Library Resources
 


Listening

SALL Resources on the Web - IELTS

Introductory information and exercises:

  • Study Skills Success (Listening module)
  • NetLanguages Online IELTS Course (Listening module)
  • Road to IELTS (select any topic and go to Listening)

For extra practice:

  • Self-Access.com (follow the instructions to access the program and find the IELTS listening exercises)

Computer programs in 'Language Learning Oasis' (OEM707)

Introductory information and exercises:

  • Study Skills Success (Listening module)
  • Road to IELTS (select any topic and go to Listening)

For extra practice:

  • Excel in Academic English (Go to Skills then Listening)


Speaking

SALL Resources on the Web - IELTS

Introductory information and exercises:

  • Study Skills Success (Speaking module)
  • NetLanguages Online IELTS Course (Speaking module)
  • Road to IELTS (select any topic and go to Speaking)

For extra practice:

  • IELTS Speaking Section 1
  • Conversation Questions

To expand your vocabulary for IELTS Speaking:

  • Road to IELTS (select any topic and go to Words)

Computer programs in 'Language Learning Oasis' (OEM707)

Introductory information and exercises:

  • Study Skills Success (Speaking module)
  • Road to IELTS (select any topic and go to Speaking)

To expand your vocabulary for IELTS Speaking:

  • Road to IELTS (select any topic and go to Words)
  • Issues in English 1 (choose level 3 or 4 and any topic, listen to the video then click on the arrow and choose Speaking)
  • Issues in English 2 (choose level 3 or 4 and any topic, listen to the video then choose Pronunciation)


Reading

SALL Resources on the Web - IELTS

Introductory information and exercises:

  • Study Skills Success (Reading module)
  • NetLanguages Online IELTS Course (Reading module)
  • Road to IELTS (select any topic and go to Reading)

For extra practice:

  • Self-Access.com (follow the instructions to access the program and find the IELTS reading exercises)

Computer programs in 'Language Learning Oasis' (OEM707)

Introductory information and exercises:

  • Study Skills Success (Reading module)
  • Road to IELTS (select any topic and go to Reading)

For extra practice:

  • Excel in Academic English (Go to Skills then Reading)


Writing Task 1 (Data Report)

SALL Resources on the Web - IELTS

Introductory information and exercises:

  • Introduction and steps for writing a graph description
  • NetLanguages Online IELTS Course (Writing module Sections 1 & 2)

Vocabulary for Task 1:

  • Study Skills Success (Visuals module - start at Describing a line graph)
  • IELTS Test Preparation (go to Enter IELTS Area then Graphs)
  • Describing Graphs, Charts and Tables

For extra practice:

  • Road to IELTS (select any topic and go to Writing 1 or Writing)
  • Study Skills Success (Visuals module)
  • Writing about Graphs, Charts

Computer programs in 'Language Learning Oasis' (OEM707)

Introductory information and exercises:

  • Excel in Academic English (go to Skills then Writing then Comparing Data)
  • Study Skills Success (Visuals module - start at Describing a line graph)

For extra practice:

  • Study Skills Success (Reading module)
  • Road to IELTS (select any topic and go to Writing 1 or Writing)


Writing Task 2 (Essay)

SALL Resources on the Web - IELTS

Introductory information and exercises:

  • Study Skills Success (Writing module)
  • NetLanguages Online IELTS Course (Writing module, Sections 1 & 3)

For extra practice:

  • Road to IELTS (select any topic and go to Writing 2 or Writing)
  • Self-Access.com (follow the instructions to access the program and find the IELTS writing Task 2 exercises)

Computer programs in 'Language Learning Oasis' (OEM707)

Introductory information and exercises:

  • Study Skills Success (Writing module)
  • Excel in Academic English (go to Skills then Writing then Discussion Essays)

For extra practice:

  • Road to IELTS (select any topic and go to Writing 2 or Writing)


Vocabulary for IELTS

SALL Resources on the Web - IELTS

Introductory information and exercises:

  • Study Skills Success (Vocabulary module)

To expand your vocabulary for IELTS:

  • Road to IELTS (select any topic and go to Words)
  • Self-Access.com (follow the instructions to access the program and find the vocabulary exercies)

Computer programs in 'Language Learning Oasis' (OEM707)

How to deal with unfamiliar vocabulary while reading:

  • Study Skills Success (Vocabulary module)

To expand your vocabulary for IELTS:

  • Road to IELTS (select any topic and go to Words)
  • Issues in English 1 (choose level 3 or 4 and any topic, listen to the video then click on the arrow and choose Speaking)
  • Issues in English 2 (choose level 3 or 4 and any topic, listen to the video then choose Pronunciation)


Grammar for IELTS

SALL Resources on the Web - IELTS

To improve your grammar for IELTS:

  • Study Skills Success (Grammar module)
  • Self-Access.com (follow the instructions to access the program and find the grammar exercises)

SALL Resources on the Web - Grammar

  • Common Errors in English (go to "Common Errors/Proofreading" to find this site. After you've opened the site, go to "Stage 2: Exercise")
  • TenseBuster (choose a level and grammar point and go to Your Test. If your test score is low, work through that module.)

Computer programs in 'Language Learning Oasis' (OEM707)

To improve your grammar for IELTS:

  • Study Skills Success (Grammar module)
  • TenseBuster (choose a level and grammar point and go to Your Test. If your test score is low, work through that module.)
  • Virtual Language University (choose Gymnasium for Grammar for specific grammar points, or Language Building for Writing for combining/linking sentences and proofreading)
  • Issues in English 2 (choose level 3 or 4 and any topic, then choose Grammar)


Test Yourself!

SALL Resources on the Web - IELTS

To test yourself in IELTS reading or listening:

  • NetLanguages Online IELTS Course (Go to Preparation Course or Additional Practice modules then Practice Test)

Other sample tests can be found in the HKBU Library - do a search with keyword IELTS on the Library website.

SALL Resources on the Web - Test Yourself!

To test your general English level:

  • Test Yourself! (choose from reading, writing, listening, grammar or vocabulary)

Computer programs in 'Language Learning Oasis' (OEM707)

To test yourself in IELTS reading or listening:

  • Cambridge IELTS practice tests (ask the LLO attendant to loan you the test practice books with audio CDs)
  • Excel in Academic English (go to Test Yourself and select Reading Test)

To test your general English level:

  • Test Yourself! (choose from reading, writing, listening, grammar or vocabulary then to go Dialang Tests)


 
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