Welcome to Intensive Entry Program

This website contains additional information, reading and exercises to help you succeed in IELTS. Click on the appropriate week below to find out more.


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IEP Week 1 : Studying in Australia

Vocabulary (academic word list)


AWL sublist 1 words

AWL sublist 1 crossword

Vocabulary (academic word list)


AWL sublist 1 words

AWL sublist 1 crossword

Grammar exercises
Word forms: body language
Word forms: professional education
Prepositions: exchange opportunities

Grammar information 


Basic overview of verb tenses in English

When to use articles

Complete list of spelling rules for nouns and verbs

Links


Introduction to listening comprehension and note-taking

Introduction to reading skills for academic study

IEP Week 2 : Medical issues

Vocabulary (academic word list)


AWL sublist 2 words

AWL sublist 2 crossword

Grammar exercises 


Common mistakes: "Word Forms: Stress in the workplace"

Common mistakes: "Because" or "Due to the fact that"

Cause and effect: Explanation and exercise

Skill development 


Scanning practice: The language instinct

Scanning practice: The language instinct - answers

Extended reading


Up close and personal

Classwork review


The mind and cancer: Pre-module discussion

Genetics: Pre-module discussion

Links


Listening comprehension/note-taking: Lecture structure

Genetics: pre-module discussion

IEP Week 3 : Cultural issues

Vocabulary (academic word list)


AWL sublist 4 words 

AWL sublist 4 crossword 

 

Grammar exercises 


Word forms: American and Japanese styles 

Word forms: Australian families 
Review: subject - verb agreement 
Review: Articles - a, an or [nothing] 

 

Classwork review


Culture: Pre-module discussion 

Links


Listening comprehension/note-taking: understanding reference 

Strategies for reading academic texts

Listening


Parthenon - As part of the Parthenon Project hosted by The University of Sydney, a panel of Greek and Australian experts used the example of the Parthenon marbles to raise the broader issues of who owns cultural heritage

Sixty years of Indian Democracy: An unfinished project - Niraja Gopal Jayal at Sydney Ideas

IEP Week 4 : Work and business

Vocabulary (academic word list)


AWL sublist 10 words 

AWL sublist 10 crossword 

Grammar exercises


Word forms: China's economic challenge 

Notorious confusables 
More notorious confusables  
Except/Accept and Affect/Effect 

Extended reading


Soaring dragon busy tigers 

Soaring dragon busy tigers: answer key 
Battle of the giants 
Battle of the giants: answer key

Listening


Barriers of Asian American Entrepreneurs. This special television program addresses the obstacles encountered by Asian-American owned and operated businesses in the Seattle/Puget Sound region, and how these businesses were built. 

Links


Academic writing: Writing a list of references. 

IEP Week 5 : Education

Vocabulary (academic word list)


AWL sublist 5 words 

AWL sublist 5 crossword 
AWL sublists 1-5 review gap-fill: The University of Sydney  

Grammar exercise


Word forms: Intelligence tests 

Word forms: Standard English 
Review your use of connectors 
Identifying independent clauses 
Independent Clauses II  

Classwork review 


Character development: Pre-module discussion 

International education: Pre-module discussion 

Links


Academic writing: Avoiding plagiarism 

Links


Academic writing: Avoiding plagiarism 

More information


Database of Research on International Education (database)

ERIC: Educational Resources Information Center (database)
British Education Index (database)

IEP Week 6 : Science and technology

Vocabulary (academic word list)


AWL sublist 7 words 

AWL sublist 7 crossword 

Grammar exercise


Word forms: What is science? 

Word forms: Cloning - questions and answers 
Parallelism exercise 1 
Parallelism exercise 2 
Parallelism exercise 3 

Listening


The century grand challenge for computing research.  Speaker: Sir Tony Hoare, previously a professor at Oxford University and now a Senior Researcher with Microsoft Research

IEP Week 7 : Environmental issues

Vocabulary (academic word list)


AWL sublist 3 words

AWL sublist 3 crossword

Grammar exercises 


Word forms: Environmental justice

Prepositions: Blowing hot and cold on British windmills

Articles: Blowing hot and cold on British windmills

Classwork review 

Renewable energy: Pre-module discussion

Man's impact: Pre-module discussion

Featured listenings 


The consumers' guide to carbon conscious shopping - ABC Catalyst reporter, Dr. Maryanne Demasi put together a consumers' guide to carbon conscious shopping.

Climate change: the truth will remain elusive - If climate change sparks a global collapse this century, future historians are unlikely to acknowledge what caused it, says Norwegian scholar Jorgen Randers

Links 


Listening comprehension & note-taking: Exercises 

Reading skills for academic study: Efficient reading skills 
Academic writing: Features of academic writing 

IEP Week 8 : Tourism

Vocabulary (academic word list)


Review AWL sublist 1 words 

Review AWL sublist 2 words
Review AWL sublist 3 words 
Review AWL sublist 4 words 
Review AWL sublist 5 words 
Review AWL sublist 6 words 
Review AWL sublist 7 words 
Review AWL sublist 8 words 
Review AWL sublist 9 words 
Review AWL sublist 10 words 

Listening

To sleep, perchance to dream Why do we and other animals sleeps? Presented by Professor Keith Kendrick, a Behavioural Neuroscientist who is currently Head of the Neurobiology Programme and Laboratory of Cognitive and Developmental Neuroscience at The Babraham Institute, Cambridge. Tapescript and lecture notes available.

IEP Week 9 : Legal issues

Vocabulary (academic word list)


AWL sublist 9 words 

AWL sublist 9 crossword 

Grammar exercises


Quiz on modifier placement  

Sentence-combining skills exercise 2 
Writing concise sentences 
Eliminating wordiness 

Listening


Making Art, Making Law: When Worlds Collide? Speaker: Jeffrey Cunard is a partner at the law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton and a recognised practitioner in the field of the internet and cyberlaw 

IEP Week 10 : Marketing

Grammar exercise


Avoiding comma splices 

Avoiding comma splices 2 
Repairing run-on sentences 
Avoiding run-on sentences: Practice exercise 1 
Avoiding run-on sentences: Practice exercise 2 

Listening 


Lecture: Business relationships, do they count anymore?  Presented by Professor Daniel Hodson.

This link contains both the lecture and a tapescript to make understanding the lecture easier 

IEP Week 11 : Agricultural issues

Vocabulary (academic word list)


AWL sublist 6 words 

AWL sublist 6 crossword 
IELTS practice: Vocabulary for describing trends  

Grammar exercise

 

Word forms: What is Demography? 

Fragments and Run-on Sentences 
Sentence fragments: Practice exercise 1 
Sentence fragments: Practice exercise 2 
Sentence fragments: Practice exercise 3 

Classwork review 


Population and food security: Pre-module discussion 

Effects of our growing population: Pre-module discussion 

Skill development 


APA sample paper 

Links


Academic writing: Reporting - paraphrase, summary & synthesis 

Listening


4th Annual Peter M. Wege Lecture on Sustainability (at the University of Michigan). Presented by Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, former Prime Minister of Norway and past director general of the World Health Organization (WHO). The lecture starts at 11 minutes and 25 seconds into the video file - you may want to fast forward. If you find the lecture difficult read the tapescript while you listen.

The University of Sydney

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