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IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Practice materials
Self access resources for IELTS students
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31 March 2009
Here are some ideas to incorporate Web 2.0 tools into an exam preparation course:
1. Email of introduction:
Write and reply to each others' letters of introduction following exam format (include certain information given in bullet points)
2. Use Voicethread to post photos and narrate a story around them e.g. 'An elderly person you admire' - then comment on each others' stories
2. Reading & summarising information:
Participants conduct a web search for useful articles relating to a certain topic e.g. Globalisation, then collect a list of common words/synonyms/antonyms from all of the articles in a group edited Googledoc. They should then practice making sentences with the words to share in the same document (communal list of academic vocab)
3. Group readings from different perspectives:
Groups of students read the same text with different 'roles' e.g. summariser, word person (collects & explains important words) and passage person (collects & explains important quotes). After reading, they discuss the text in forums and then answer the exam questions.
- Follow up: make own True/False/Not given questions to test each other on the text.
4. Role play speaking exam in Elluminate - record interview and grade each other based on IELTS marking criteria
5. Discuss controversial issues in forums (these can be made anonymous to encourage more risk taking in giving strong opinions e.g. the death penalty)
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