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TeachingEnglish. British Council. IELTS Preparation - Prepare for your exam with free tests. Ademic Writing Module. Academic Phrasebank. IELTS%20writing%20lesson%20plan%203.pdf. 301 Prompts for Argumentative Writing. 113313_AC_sample_scripts.pdf. 120430_academic_writing_task_2B.pdf. 120430_academic_writing_task_1A.pdf. Vocabulary Exercise Index. Writing for a Purpose. Skills. Institutions - Test format and results. IELTS Reading: Improve your English and prepare for IELTS Reading. IELTS Reading - Skimming and Scanning. Mock Reading Paper - Culture Shock.

This reading test contains 10 questions.

Mock Reading Paper - Culture Shock

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task. To make it more authentic, download the test and do it with pen and paper. Read the passage below and answer questions 1-10. What you need to know about Culture Shock Most people who move to a foreign country or culture may experience a period of time when they feel very homesick and have a lot of stress and difficulty functioning in the new culture. First of all, it’s important to know that culture shock is normal. There are four general stages of cultural adjustment, and it is important that you are aware of these stages and can recognise which stage you are in and when so that you will understand why you feel the way you do and that any difficulties you are experiencing are temporary, a process you are going through rather than a constant situation.

The first stage is usually referred to as the excitement stage or the ‘honeymoon’ stage. There is, in a sense, a fifth stage to this process. Skimming.pdf. Breaking News English. IELTS Academic Reading test - 3 part practice test. Free online teleprompter. Lingro: The coolest dictionary known to hombre! ProfessorWord: Improve your vocabulary while you surf the web. Classroom materials. Breakthroughs in science. Voices. Education UK (Global) Magazine. Skills.

Magazine. Question types - Academic Reading. IELTS - International English Language Testing System. Vocabulary exercises. Cohesion: linking words and phrases. 1.33 Cohesion: linking words and phrases You can use words or short phrases which help to guide your reader through your writing, and to link sentences, paragraphs and sections both forwards and backwards.

Cohesion: linking words and phrases

Good use will make what you have written easy to follow; bad use might mean your style is disjointed, probably with too many short sentences, and consequently difficult to follow. Your mark could be affected either way. The best way to "get a feel" for these words is through your reading. Most textbooks and articles are well-written and will probably include a lot of these cohesive devices. Don't forget "AND"! There follows a list of words and phrases that can be used.

Here are just a few examples of some of the words in action: Desktop computers are cheaper and more reliable than laptops; furthermore, they are more flexible. Prices fell by more than 20% last year. On the whole, his speech was well received, despite some complaints from new members. Essay Map. 115004_General_Training_Writing_sample_scripts.pdf. 115030_General_Training_Writing_sample_task_-_Task_2.pdf. 115029_General_Training_Writing_sample_task_-_Task_1.pdf. A for and against essay about the internet.

Practise your use of formal and informal English with these quizzes. Try these quizzes to test your use of linking words for the FCE formal letter question. Writing a formal letter. A more formal email. An informal email. IELTS Listening test, part 4 - Free practice. BBC Radio 4 - The Film Programme, A tour of the British Isles in accents. Dialect Blog. Sounds Familiar? What you can hear You can listen to 71 sound recordings and over 600 short audio clips chosen from two collections of the British Library Sound Archive: the Survey of English Dialects and the Millennium Memory Bank.

Sounds Familiar?

You’ll hear Londoners discussing marriage and working life, Welsh teenagers talking with pride about being bilingual and the Aristocracy chatting about country houses. You can explore the links between present-day Geordie and our Anglo-Saxon and Viking past or discover why Northern Irish accents are a rich blend of seventeenth century English and Scots. You can study changes in pronunciation among the middle classes or find out how British Asians express their linguistic identity. IELTS Listening, How to say dates in English. Telling the time in English. Test Takers - Listening sample. IELTS Skills Testing and English coaching. INSTRUCTIONS: In this exercise you will get an opportunity to practise typing in numbers as you hear them dictated during a recorded lecture.

IELTS Skills Testing and English coaching

Start the recording below and fill in the spaces with the numbers as they are spoken in the gaps provided below. Only use numbers and common numbered formats. For example, "2nd" would be marked as correct, but not "second". IELTS Practice Listening Exercise 12. IELTS Practice Listening Exercise 12. Topics. St George International. Podcast - VOA - Voice of America English News. ABC Services - Podcasts. Podcasting is a convenient way of automatically downloading audio or video files to your computer.

ABC Services - Podcasts

You can then play this audio or video on your computer or transfer the files to a portable MP3 or video player. 'Podcast' generally refers to audio. 'Video Podcast' (or 'Vodcast') refers to the distribution of video files in the same manner. Use the navigation to the left to browse all ABC podcasts, or check out the highlights below. For technical assistance and further information, visit the FAQs section. Featured Podcast Nerdzilla, Local Radio (Duration: 40 mins, filesize: 20 MB, Updated fortnightly) Nerdzilla is made for comic readers, sci-fi lovers, IT geeks, fantasists, gamers, technophiles and Mensa members.

Popular Podcasts StarStuff, Science (Duration: 30 min, filesize: 15 MB, Updated weekly) Hosted by Stuart Gary, StarStuff takes us on a weekly journey across the universe to see the death of stars and the birth of new worlds. AM, News & Current Affairs Late Night Live, ABC RN back to top. Podcasts and Downloads. Professionals Podcasts. Listen & Watch. Free IELTS Listening practice test to help pass the exam. The IELTS Listening test will take about 30 minutes, and you will have an extra 10 minutes to transfer your answers to the answer sheet.

Free IELTS Listening practice test to help pass the exam

The four parts of this practice Listening test are presented over four separate web pages. Make sure you move swiftly from one page to the next so that your practice is as realistic as possible. Download the question paper and blank answer sheet before you start, and write your answers on the question paper while you are listening. Use a pencil. Listen to the instructions for each section of the test carefully. There are 40 questions altogether. IELTS Mock Papers. Road to IELTS: IELTS preparation and practice. IELTS Speaking practice test 1.

In the Speaking test, you will have a discussion with a certified examiner.

IELTS Speaking practice test 1

It will be interactive and as close to a real-life situation as a test can get. The Speaking test is 11-14 minutes long and is in three parts. The Speaking test is the same for both IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training tests. IELTS Interview Skills. Typical speaking tasks. Sentence stress. BBC Learning English - The Sounds of English. Pronunciation. TeachingEnglish. IELTS International English language test system. Read UK. Sign in. Quick grammar.