> Speaking

Current affairs need to be learned before taking IELTS test.

http://www.ielts-exam.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=category&sectionid=6&id=28&Itemid=41

Focus on IELTS Foundation, p. 40 & p.58 EXAM PRACTICE, or http://www.writefix.com/ieltsspkg/saywhat2.html

ENGLISH LANGUAGE CENTER (FACULTY ONLY) (ORG_ELC) > LEVEL 8 > IELTS – ADDITIONAL MATERIALS >NTRODUCTORY MATERIAL > IELTS > SPEAKING

> Listening

http://www.elllo.org/

http://www.abc.net.au/news/ (Australian version of the news/Australian accents)

http://www.ielts-exam.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=335&Itemid=57

Note: Do Practice Tests from various IELTS Books available in the Library, listening to podcasts and broadcasting agencies around the world.

> Vocabulary & Grammar

http://www.go4english.com

http://www.flo-joe.co.uk/cae/students/wordbank/index.htm

http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/StudyZone/330/grammar/

> Spelling

http://eslus.com/LESSONS/SPELL/SPELL.HTM

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/vivian.c/TestsFrame.htm

http://www.spelling.hemscott.net/

> Reading

ENGLISH LANGUAGE CENTER (FACULTY ONLY) (ORG_ELC) > LEVEL 8 > IELTS – ADDITIONAL MATERIALS > INTRODUCTORY MATERIAL > IELTS > READING

http://www.examenglish.com/IELTS/IELTS_reading_2.htm

http://www.examenglish.com/IELTS/cbIELTS_reading.htm

http://www.ielts-exam.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=category&sectionid=12&id=25&Itemid=40

> Writing

Mock IELTS Academic Writing test:  e.g. sample questions on the cambridgeesol.org  website

or e.g. Cinema Attendance, taken from IELTS Scores Explained DVD

or e.g. Upbringing, taken from IELTS Scores Explained DVD

> All Skills

http://www.selfaccess.com/zayed/

http://www.ielts-test.com/

http://www.examenglish.com/IELTS/index.php

> Newspaper Links

International                                                                                        National

http://www.guardian.co.uk/                                                               http://www.thenational.ae/

http://news.bbc.co.uk/                                                                     http://www.gulfnews.com/home/

http://www.independent.co.uk/                                                          http://khaleejtimes.com/index00.asp

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news

http://english.aljazeera.net/

> Useful links

Information for candidates booklet  : http://www.ielts.org/pdf/Information_for_Candidates_2007.pdf

IELTS Writing Band Descriptors: Task 1 (Public Version): http://www.cambridgeesol.org/teach/ielts/general_training_writing/data/public_writing_band_descriptors.pdf

IELTS Task 2 Writing band descriptors (public version)  :  http://www.ielts.org/PDF/UOBDs_WritingT2.pdf

IELTS Task 2 Speaking band descriptors (public version): http://www.ielts.org/PDF/UOBDs_SpeakingFinal.pdf

IELTS teaching resources:  http://www.cambridgeesol.org/teach/ielts/

IELTS preparation lessons on the British Council website: http://www.britishcouncil.org/professionals-exams-ielts-academic-writing.htm