English Australia Journal : English Australia Journal 27.2
English Australia Journal Volume 27 No 2 71 Upper Intermediate Academic English with IELTS Practice Online Macmillan Practice Online Macmillan, 2011 Reviewed by Simon Burrell Upper Intermediate Academic English with IELTS Practice Online (which I shall call Upper Intermediate EAP Online for short) is another of the Internet-based publications within the Macmillan Practice Online platform, which consists of over 80 courses covering General English, Business English, English for Academic Purposes and exam preparation. Upper Intermediate EAP Online is aimed at adult learners of Academic English and intended to correspond to level B2 in the Common European Framework of Reference, that is, learners at FCE level or whose English would be assessed at somewhere between IELTS 5.5 to 6.5, according to the equivalency tables published by Cambridge ESOL and IELTS. While the course includes some IELTS practice activities, these give the appearance of having been something of an afterthought – it focuses predominantly on teaching and practising the language functions and skills usually associated with EAP courses, and in fact describes itself as ‘an Upper Intermediate [EAP] course’. of activities that any teacher can use to focus on and develop memory. Definitely worth a read and a useful resource to draw upon. James Chalmers is an English Language Teacher at the Institute of Continuing and TESOL Education (ICTE) at The University of Queensland, Brisbane.
English Australia Journal 28.1
English Australia Journal 27.1