Study English: IELTS Preparation Resource Pack (Book and 3 DVDs)
Author: Shymkiw, A & Larbalestier, D
Publication Date: 2005
Description: Pre-Intermediate to Advanced.
Study English - IELTS Preparation is a series of 26 units of work based on video interviews with native speakers of English. Speakers are mostly specialists on topics with relevance to IELTS. The video footage is drawn from science, education and current affairs programmes aired on ABC television (ABC - Australian Broadcasting Corporation).
A key feature of this series is its authentic English usage - unscripted language in specific contexts. English learners work closely with both the spoken and written forms, and experience the subtleties and uses of each form simultaneously. The presenter, while talking through the language features addressed in each episode, involves the participant in the video classroom through listening cues, explanations, tasks and activities.
Each unit is based on a bite-sized 10-minute episode, and uses spoken language to demonstrate aspects of English usage such as grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. All key skill areas are addressed, including Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. The episodes are independent of each other and can be worked through in any order.
The episodes draw from a wide range of themes: environment, technology, tourism, medicine, architecture, business and commerce, finance, law, and the sciences - archaeology, psychology, biology and chemistry.
A variety of activities are introduced in the video segments. These activities focus on developing both the spoken and written forms of the language, improving grammatical accuracy and listening skills, expressing ideas, building vocabulary and other aspects of academic English.
Each unit features Tips, Study Notes and Activities. These materials consolidate language features addressed in the television episodes. Practice activities include multiply choice, gap fill, matching and other tasks.
Ideal for self-study, a useful addition to your resource centre; may also be used in class.