It was great chatting with Ben (from http://www.ieltspodcast.com) and many of you again this past Sunday. Unfortunately, I forgot to copy the conversation before I logged out of the chatroom, so I am going to have to try to recall some of the helpful IELTS resources that were shared from memory:
- -Berni (ex-IELTS examiner) has a scoop.it blog where she posts all sorts of online IELTS-related happenings. Visit: http://www.scoop.it/t/the-world-of-ielts
- -A number of online speaking resources were shared. The ones that I can remember are http://www.engvid.com, The Daily English Show and this video on differences between British and American English. If you would like more practicing distinguishing accents in listenings, try the English Listening Lesson Library Online.
- -The importance of learning to skim texts was stressed, and I posted a link to this video I found several years ago on the topic.
You are invited to an evening with an Australian immigration expert!
Now let’s get to the meat and potatoes of this post. I am very excited to introduce you to Barry, the webmaster at http://www.immistay.com. Immistay.com is a blog that provides information and resources to people planning to work, study and/or settle in Australia. Barry is a seasoned veteran in helping newly arrived travelers to the land down under find employment, housing, study opportunities and navigate the often tedious immigration process. This weekend you will have the opportunity to ask him your questions directly!
On 29 April 2012 from 9pm – 10pm (Shanghai time), Barry and I will be in http://www.ielts-chat.com. Do not miss this opportunity to learn what you will need to prepare to successfully build a life in Australia!