Free IELTS Preparation Resources

19 Jan

As some of you might know, DOSA is planning to offer activities that assist overseas students who live or study in the Darebin area* with help in preparing for IELTS tests. While you are waiting for that, check out these free resources at the State Library of Victoria:

“State Library of Victoria – Resources for Learning English.

WHAT RESOURCES DO WE HAVE?

The Library has dictionaries and grammar books to help you learn English, as well as a small selection of IELTS (International English Language Testing System) resources.

Library staff at the Information Desks can also help you to find books that are easy to read.

WHERE CAN I FIND THESE RESOURCES AT THE LIBRARY?

Dictionaries, grammar books and other resources are available in the:

Information Centre

  • English dictionaries – call number R423
  • Grammar books – call number R428
  • IELTS books – call number R428.0076

Redmond Barry Reading Room

Grammar books – call number R428 (Level 2A, upper level)

Online

Electronic dictionaries and IELTS resources are also available online. To use these resources go to slv.vic.gov.au and click the ‘Research tools’ link to the right of ‘Search’ on the homepage. Then click:

  1. ‘in the Library’ under the eJournals, eBooks and CD-ROMs sub heading
  2. ‘Language literature and reviews’
  3. IELTS resources towards the bottom of the page

WHERE ELSE CAN I FIND RESOURCES?

Melbourne City Library has an excellent collection of adult ESL (English as a Second Language) books which you can borrow.

The City Library is located at253 Flinders Lane,Melbourne. Go to Melbourne.vic.gov.au/MelbourneLibraryService for more information.

RMIT Library has many IELTS titles, however books are not able to be borrowed. Go to rmit.edu.au/library for more information.

Your local library also has books and a range of online resources.

PHRASES FOR SEARCHING ONLINE

When you are looking for IELTS and other information about learning English, try using these terms in your search engine:

  • ielts masterclass practice test
  • aapress.com ielts
  • learning English ielts-exam.net
  • ielts preparation resources
  • world English ielts”

I am not sure, but you may have to become a member of the State Library of Victoria member in order to use their resources. This is free and easy and quick, and has many benefits as the State Library has many fantastic free resources. Go to the state Library of Victoria website for more information.

If you are an overseas student who is living or studying in the Darebin area and you would like to do some preparation for the IELTS test, then please leave a comment on our ‘DOSA Darebin’ facebook page or on this blog. Better yet, send your email address so that we can let you know when IELTS preparation is coming up. You can do this by sending a private message via our facebook page or email dosa@divrs.org.au

Good luck with those IELTS tests!

Meredith

*A list of suburbs in the Darebin area can be found on the About DOSA section of this blog.

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