Tuesday, 29 May 2012


IELTSの勉強に欠かせない必須事項!!
3
Speak English Every Day
毎日英語を話して




Speaking a little English daily will help you to greatly improve your IELTS score.
Here are three reasons;
  • Language fluency is like a muscle, you have to exercise it every day
  • You will get used to speaking English (a key to fluency)
  • It's the only way to really improve

So, how can I speak English when I am not in an English speaking country?
Anyway you can! But try to focus on IELTS type topics.


Here are some of the best ways to practice daily;


Or, talk to your dog! ( ´∀`)




Friday, 11 May 2012

IELTSの勉強に欠かせない必須事項!!
2
Listen a lot
たくさん聞いて


Listening to English daily will help you to improve your IELTS score.
Here are three reasons;

  • You can improve your general listening ability (of course)
  • You can improve your speaking - imitate native speakers
  • You can improve your IELTS topics knowledge

So, what should you listen to?

Whatever you like! But the best listening materials are news programmes and documentaries and...


Here are some of the best listening resources;

TED (entertaining lectures on many topics)
http://www.ted.com/

HULU (watch many US and UK TV and movies at low cost)
http://www2.hulu.jp/



ItunesU (listen to lectures from famous univerities like Cambridge)

ESL Pod (a popular podcast)
http://itunes.apple.com/jp/podcast/english-as-second-language/id75908431

Listening quizes (try the quizes for "academic purposes")
http://www.esl-lab.com/



Tuesday, 8 May 2012

IELTSの勉強に欠かせない必須事項!!
1
Read a lot
たくさん読んで


One of the most important steps to improving your IELTS score is to read daily. 
There are three reasons;

  • You can improve your reading fluency
  • You can improve your IELTS topics knowledge (ex. consumerism, education etc.)
  • You can improve your IELTS writing score by looking at how native speakers write.

So, what should you read?

Anything is okay, but the best reading materials are news and opinion writing on news websites.

Easy to read news stories
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/
http://www.guardian.co.uk/


News on Japan (you need to know a lot about your OWN country)
newsonjapan.com                             
http://www.japantoday.com/


News sites opinion and commentary pages are useful for IELTS, and interesting.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine/
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/uk-edition


Also, read books that you like                      
Amazon Penguin Readers (fun reading)
http://tinyurl.com/7jq8bwv                                  
Or, if you have a smartphone try Oxford bookworks

 
Now, just for fun, check this out!

And, read more!!