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 http://www.dcielts.com/ielts-reading/ielts-and-newspapers/#ixzz2VzxS0zRL
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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.

CuePrompter.com - 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 DayJob.com 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 http://www.dcielts.com/ielts-vocabulary/awl-exercises/#ixzz2VKVsJNMU
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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 http://www.dcielts.com/ielts-vocabulary/awl-exercises/#ixzz2VKT1jPde
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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.