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SelfAccess Online courses - Academic English Upper-Intermediate

 

This course will help you get results and improve those English skills you need to succeed.

This course contains:
15 lessons based on real newspaper articles.
Reading, writing, listening, grammar and vocabulary.
This course includes:
100% interactive exercises.
Over 120 activities and exercises - approximately 30 hours of online study.
Model essays, articles, letters and reports.
Colourful graphics and audio.
Immediate feedback on your work.
Progress Reports to show you how you are going, what you have completed and what you need to finish.
You have 3 months to complete the course and can do each exercise in each lesson twice. We have divided the course up by theme. Each lesson has its own theme and covers a number of skills and skill subsets you will need to pass your exam.

Age and Society - Grammar - choosing the correct verb forms, Reading comprehension - matching key sentence halves, completing a summary, Writing - completing a cloze, filling each gap in an essay giving your opinion with a suitable "grammar" word, Listening - multiple choice, ordering an article.

 

Population and Society - Reading comprehension - True, False and Not Given questions, matching paragraphs to summary, short answers, Vocabulary - guessing meaning from context, multiple choice, Writing - structuring an opinion essay, matching headings and purpose, using discourse markers.

 

Landmine Toll - Reading comprehension - matching paragraphs and headings, multiple choice, short answers, answering True, False, Not Given questions, Vocabulary - guessing meaning from context, Listening - completing a summary, completing a transcript, Writing - writing a Task 1 report describing a graph.

 

The Right to Choose - Reading comprehension - True, False and Not Given questions, matching paragraphs and topics, completing a table describing a graph, completing a summary, Vocabulary - matching items with definitions, Writing - ordering an argumentative Task 2 essay.

 

Urban Drift - Reading comprehension - matching headings and paragraphs, True, False, Not Given questions, inserting missing topic sentences, short answers, Vocabulary - matching words and definitions, completing a cloze, synonyms, Writing - structuring an essay giving your opinion, using linking words.

 

Blood Sports - Reading comprehension - match headings to paragraphs, short answers, multiple choice, Answering True, False or Not Given questions, completing a summary, Vocabulary - matching items with definitions, understanding vocabulary in context, Writing - categorising main ideas for a Task 2 essay giving your opinion, inserting missing phrases.

 

Pandas & Zoos - Vocabulary - guessing meaning from context, multiple choice, Reading comprehension - multiple choice, Listening - multiple choice, Grammar - completing sentences, spotting errors, Writing - completing a formal letter, identifying structure in a formal letter.

 

Tourism & The Inca Trail - Vocabulary - matching items with definitions, Reading comprehension - short answers, matching sentences halves, Listening - ordering a summary, Writing - completing a summary, ordering an argumentative Task two essay, Grammar - showing reason and result.

 

Diet - Reading comprehension - matching sections and headings, short answers, classifying items, completing a table, True, False, Not Given questions, Vocabulary - word forms, matching items with definitions, using items in context, Writing - completing a report.

 

Internet Relevance - Reading comprehension - matching paragraphs and headings, True, False or Not Given questions, scanning for information, completing a summary, Vocabulary - understanding words in context, Listening - multiple choice, completing a table.

 

Coral Reefs in Danger - Answering True, False or Not Given questions, language in context - multi-choice, identifying errors, summary completion, organising ideas for an argumentative essay, listening to a reading text.

 
Laws and Smoking - Writing a Task two essay, listening, matching missing sentences, completing a summary, grammar - gerund or infinitive?

 
Psychology - Reading comprehension - matching missing headings to paragraphs, multiple choice, completing a summary, True, False, Not Given questions, Vocabulary - guessing meaning from context, Writing - completing a report describing a data table, Grammar - completing sentences.

 
Lifetime Employment? - Editing - grammar errors, reconstructing sentences, listening to a conversation, listening to a reading text, writing an essay giving your opinion, completing an essay using correct word forms.

 
Studying Overseas - Reading comprehension - matching paragraphs and headings, ordering a summary, short answers, Vocabulary - matching items with definitions, True, False, Not Given questions, Grammar - linking words, Writing - planning an essay giving your opinion, structuring an essay giving your opinion, using linking words.

 

If you have an IELTS score of approximately 5, a TOEFL score of 500-600 or are trying for Cambridge Advanced English, this online course will be very helpful.