The IELTS Web Site of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Posted on Friday, September 14, 2007

If you are looking for a site that can provide you with good online practice materials for all four parts of the IELTS exam, pay a visit to the IELTS web site of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

For each of the four skills tested by IELTS exam, namely listening, speaking, reading and writing, you will find a brief introduction to the format of the test and useful tips on how to prepare for it. The main contents of the site, IELTS practice materials, include the following:

- Listening: 6 practice tasks and 2 practice tests (complete with transcripts);

- Reading: practice tasks for 9 types of IELTS reading questions (multiple choice questions, completing sentences, writing short answers, matching headings to paragraphs, completing tables, charts or diagrams, matching causes and effects, completing a summary, choosing factors and identifying a writer's view);

- Speaking: practice tasks for 3 parts of the speaking test and various speaking strategies (asking questions, describing objects/people, giving opinions, telling stories, etc.);

- Writing: practice and guidance for 2 tasks of the writing test and a guide to proofreading (recognizing common errors).

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