One of my colleagues at Portland English Language Academy showed me a great website which can really help students build their confidence in listening to English and building their vocabulary: English Central!
When you register at English Central, there is a Free edition and a Premium subscription (which ranges from $7-10/month). If you tell them you are studying for “Academic” purposes, you can also tell them if you are studying for IELTS, TOEFL or IELTS, and even tell them what your Target Score is for that test (I put “990” for the TOEIC!).
Inside English Central there are many Free videos which you can watch and use for self-study. The website is divided into:
I’ve only just begun to explore English Central, and plan on introducing it to my students at school and for private tutoring. It’s just one more tool that has great potential to improve my student’s test scores!