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University of Newcastle Library Guides

Library Services for International Students: Online resources

An introduction to using the Library for international students at the University of Newcastle.

Online resources

Learn English
A free service from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation containing grammar, vocabulary, & learning tips. For beginners to more advanced levels of English.

Basics of English grammar
Learn the basic principles of English grammar.

BBC Learning English
Features news, videos, listening and reading exercises, quizzes, message boards, and discussion groups.

BBC Skillswise - English
Features practical literacy skills for adults.

Radio Australia - Learn English Series
Download English lessons from the Australian Broadcast Network. Lessons are available for Chinese, Indonesian, Khmer, Burmese and Vietnamese speakers.

English Grammar Guide
Learn about the rules of English usage.

English Speaking Basics
Useful for beginners who need help in understanding the basics of speaking English.

Grammarly Handbook
Provides help with grammar, sentence construction, and writing (including academic writing).

IELTS - Free Practice Tests
Provides free access to practice tests for beginners to academic levels.

The Sounds of English
Improve your English pronunciation, spelling, and reading. For intermediate level and above.

Magoosh IELTS Practice Test
High-quality, student-tested practice questions which have been adapted to mimic the official IELTS.