New Databases help with Life Long Learning

IELTS general & IELTS academic, landing a Job and Study Skills success are the focus of these latest acquisitions available for library members.

It's so much easier to do well in the International English Language Testing System, if one knows exactly what to expect. This is where the Road to IELTS provides students with a unique advantage. It includes 120 hours of intensive work on vocabulary, reading, writing, listening and speaking, helping you to develop your skills to the levels necessary to succeed in the IELTS exam. The units are organised thematically using themes commonly found in the IELTS exam. The first six units help familiarise you with the basic test types, the following units consolidate, using more complex content, and the last three units use combination activities which are very similar to the exam itself.

Applying for a job is a daunting prospect for first timers. It tests all one's skills: reading the advertisement, writing the cover letter, and listening and speaking effectively in the interview. It's Your Job takes a structured and analytical approach to the entire process of job-seeking, from deciding on your career all the way through to accepting a job offer and negotiating your salary. It's Your Job helps sharpen skills, calms the nerves and smooths the way to a job offer!

Study Skills Success is for all students in upper secondary / high school and in higher education who wish to improve their academic study skills. Topics covered are Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening, Research, Visuals, Grammar and Vocabulary. Each unit begins with presentation and input activities and progresses to practice exercises. Most units include extension activities on the integrated website.The program also helps students prepare for IELTS and TOEFL.

You can access these new online programs in Sutherland Shire Libraries or from home using your Sutherland Shire Libraries membership card.