IELTS Offers Extra Online Help for Chinese English Learners
（12th August 2009）As part of its 20th anniversary celebration this year the organisers of IELTS have launched a range of initiatives to better serve its customers. Among the highlights is the launch of an online English Learning feature developed by both IELTS Test expert and English Online learning website owned by British Council (Cultural and Education Section of the British Embassy in mainland China). The feature benefits from contributions by English teaching experts employed by the British Council. IELTS candidates and English learners will have easy access to this practical online learning resource to improve their English and IELTS test skills by simply logging on to the official Chinese website of IELTS test at any time and from anywhere.
IELTS test is a communicative and comprehensive test examining the English skills of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. The new online English Learning feature covers a wide range of skills including Listening skills, IELTS Test preparation, Vocabulary, Grammar, and Games. The feature aims to attract the interest of English learners and improve their English through fun and interactive content. For example, the Listening section provides downloadable 20 episodes of ‘Language Snacks’ made by the English teaching experts in the UK. The Game section has two parts which are Word Shake and Peking Duck that guarantees a fun way to improve your English. Another highlight of the feature is that IELTS candidates will have an opportunity to practise IELTS exams before the real test and benefit from test preparation advice from IELTS Examiners. Animation will also be used in the Vocabulary and Grammar section to provide an amusing learning experience. Learners can make the best use of the resource by interacting with the webpage at any time during this summer and develop stronger language skills in just one month!
The greatest strength of this site is that it has been developed from the British Council’s worldwide English Language teaching experts aimed at promoting practical learning methods for candidates. This is an extra value added online English learning and IELTS test preparation resource to provide the best service for Chinese IELTS test candidates. As a comprehensive English language ability testing system, IELTS has been recognised by 6000 institutions around the world including universities, educational institutions, immigration bodies and enterprises. Over 2,100 US institutions now recognise IELTS results including many top institutions favoured by Chinese students and the eight ‘Ivy league’ schools.