Wednesday, July 3, 2013

How to create Power Point presentatins using

How to create Power Point presentatins using

Presentation tips

Welcome, to Olivia Mitchell's website. It is full of presentation tips to help you in your next presentation.
Start by downloading my free guide "How to make an effective PowerPoint Presentation". The Guide will take you through her streamlined process for creating an effective presentation. It's full of presentation tips to help you structure your talk and create PowerPoint slides.

Register at the site and you'll also receive my free email course giving you new presentation tips every week.

Then explore the many articles. I've divided the articles into five main categories:

1. How to make an effective presentation
2. How to create powerpoint slides
3. How to give an effective presentation
4. How to overcome the fear of public speaking
5. How to manage the audience

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Reading skills

Skim, scan and read in detail.

FIS - Hangman

Develop your vocabulary with this  hangman game.

Letter writing for a variety of purposes

Dominic Cole's site IELTS and Beyond is a blog with free IELTS preparartion for self-access language learners.

Letter questions and sample IELTS letters

This site has both formal and informal letter examples for a variety of purposes.  Some of these include:-
  • Work placement
  • Letter of apology
  • Letter of complaint
  • Letter for changing a course
  • Job application letter
If you are doing general training IELTS, you need to learn how to write IELTS letters. This is a slightly old-fashioned skill nowadays in the age of email and SMS. You will find a selection sample IELTS letters here and lessons to help you write IELTS letters better.
What are you looking for?

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Frankfurt International School

General academic vocabulary

The vocabulary on this part of the site is for high school and college students who are learning via English as their second or additional language. The 1000+ keywords can be found in all disciplines and are essential for academic success.

New visitors to this site are recommended to first read the information pages linked to here. These give details on how the words were selected and how they are organized in the various quizzes.

IELTS and newspapers

IELTS and newspapers

This site is about using newspapers to improve your English for IELTS. What you will find are some online resources and basic tips on using newspapers, an explanation of how reading newspapers can help you in IELTS and then suggest a few exercises to help you read better.

Read more: IELTS and newspapers -Dominic Cole's IELTS and Beyond
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Want to improve your reading speed then try Cue Prompter.  Watch this short training video then have a go at reading your own self selected text. - The Online Teleprompter

Free teleprompter/autocue service

CuePrompter is a free teleprompter/autocue service. Your browser works like a teleprompter -no extra software needed.
Check the system requirements and give it a try. Bookmark this site and come again when ever you need teleprompter services.
Free for any use (both commercial and non-commercial).

Friday, June 7, 2013

Video Introduction to "Listen and Write" dictation site

Russell Stannard gives a teacher training video on the use of this dicatation site - "Listen and Write."
Watch the video to learn about the functionality of the site then
visit the site here
and try out some of the dictations.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

"Lyrrics training video" and Lyrics Training site.

This video clip (Lyrrics training video) will step you through a site
Lyrics training and demonstrate the functionality of it so that you can use it easily yourself to learn slongs in a variety of languages at different levels of difficulty.

Once you have seen the training video and try out some of the songs by clicking the site link here.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Formal letters:-Cover letter model for a nursing job application

The site provides information to assist in the writing of cover letters for job applications, the creation of effective resumes, career advice, how to deal with workplace stress, essay writing tips, information about online course and much more.  Why not check it out.

How to write a cover letter for a job application

Always include a cover letter when sending your CV out to employers. A good cover letter should make an employer interested enough to read your application thoroughly, and call you for an interview. Here are some tips to help you.

Dominic Cole's AWL exercises to improve vocabulary

Academic Word List Exercises

A little about the Academic Word List

My daily word exercises are based on the Academic Word List (AWL). The AWL is a of the words most used in academic writing across all specialties (science, law,medicine,economics etc). As such they are precisely the words to be used in academic IELTS.
The AWL contains 570 word families subdivided in 10 lists with list 1 containing the most frequently used words and list 10 the least. The idea is that you should start off learning list 1 and work your way through to list 10.

Read more: Academic Word List Exercises -Dominic Cole's IELTS and Beyond
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Dominic Cole's IELTS and Beyond

Dominic Cole's IELTS and BeyondA blog with free IELTS preparation for self-access language learners

Read more: Academic Word List Exercises -Dominic Cole's IELTS and Beyond
Under Creative Commons License: Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives

Academic word list families as categorised by Victoria University

This site, "Victoria University" gives the word families of words from the academic word list.

Sublists of the Academic Word List

Each word in italics is the most frequently occurring member of the word family in the Academic Corpus. For example, analysis is the most common form of the word family analyse. British and American spelling is included in the word families, so contextualise and contextualize are both included in the family context.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Oxford University Press

This site gives exercises to help you:-
  •  with colloquial English,
  • grammar,
  • idioms and collocations,
  • pronunciation,
  • build text
  • develop vocabulary
  • and has other useful language web links.
Why don't you give it a try. :-)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Natural disasters

This site gives information about Natural Disasters .  They happen all around the world and are not limited to one specific country or climate. There are many types of Natural Hazards/Disasters and the world has seen on many occaisions just how devastating and powerful they can be.

Types of Natural Hazards include Tsunami, Hurricanes, Earthquakes and Tornadoes but Floods, Droughts and Bush Fires are also forms of Natural Disasters and can cause just as much, if not more damage and loss of life.
Below is a list of the different types of natural disasters together with detailed explanations on what they are, what causes them and more.