Monday, 31 December 2012


IELTS Study links



Links for getting ideas

http://debates.juggle.com      Online debate/discussions
http://idebate.org/
http://riledup.com  
http://www.dbeelife.com

http://www.answers.com Find ideas to Writing and Speaking questions                
http://uk.ask.com
http://answers.yahoo.com/


Reading Material

http://www.guardian.co.uk/ Easy to read news stories
http://tinyurl.com/y8chrb4        Amazon Penguin Readers
newsonjapan.com
Japan today

Listening

http://tinyurl.com/kqqrowt       Guardian Audio
http://tinyurl.com/nobo5h2      Oxford Spell test


Online Skype Speaking practice

http://skytalk.co.jp/
http://www.rarejob.com/
http://greencafe.jp/
http://www.gge.co.jp/

Grammar Quizzes

http://tinyurl.com/ye63w3l        Prepositions with verbs
http://tinyurl.com/y94zhla

http://goo.gl/WHe4X Articles
http://goo.gl/9ti9I
http://goo.gl/msPsT

http://goo.gl/Jl3Yb Prepositions
http://goo.gl/LkBIL
http://tinyurl.com/7zwfr3o Verb-prepositions combinations list
http://tinyurl.com/a6w5u5 Verb-prepositions combinations quiz


Vocabulary

http://tinyurl.com/6uevbb9 Academic word list
http://tinyurl.com/7fpbqew Academic Keyword List
http://tinyurl.com/7f6etpx Academic vocabulary synonyms quiz
http://tinyurl.com/yemm5xg   List common verb/preposition collocations 
http://tinyurl.com/84f2dbb Adjectives and Adverbs in Academic 
http://tinyurl.com/7dbvhx3 Sample sentences
http://tinyurl.com/lqdygbx   Academic collocation list
http://tinyurl.com/m39sfoj    IELTS Collocations test



Writing  

Task 1 Sample Essays

http://www.essayforum.com/ Many IELTS sample tasks & essays
http://ielts.studyhorror.com

http://goo.gl/zTwEz
http://goo.gl/QVMrf

http://goo.gl/IDQFW IELTS Exam Answer sheets

http://www.123helpme.com/   Many free model academic essays

http://goo.gl/2XIFM IELTS Test Outline



http://goo.gl/YJ3vq British Council IELTS Preparation
http://lang-8.com/ Community writing practice site


http://dictionary.goo.ne.jp/   Popular Japanese/ English study sites    
http://ejje.weblio.jp
http://eigojozu.jp



http://goo.gl/UMzKO Proof-reading practice

http://goo.gl/6Hmjk Paraphrasing introduction & practice


Pronunciation

http://tinyurl.com/nscfpm7



Iphone & Ipad Apps

Oxford Bookworms Interactive reading & listening







Saturday, 15 December 2012


IELTSの勉強に欠かせない必須事項!!
8
Write overview with introduction
イントロダクションと概要は一緒に!


It's better to write the overview (概要) with the introduction. (Note: you must write an overview)

  • Reason: If you wait until the end of your essay to write the overview you might run out of time!  

Here is an example introduction and overview together for the graph above...

The two graphs provide information on home types for people living in a European country in 1991 and 2007. Overall, we can clearly see from the graphs that the majority of homes were owned, and that there was an increase in owned homes and the number of 'social renting' homes during the sixteen year period.




Remember; spend
around 2 minutes per sentence!