British Council IELTS launches 1001 Ways mobile app
Wednesday, 31 December 2014 01:23
British Council IELTS launched the 1001 Ways mobile application, celebrating the diversity of the English language.
Developed by British Council IELTS and now available on the App Store and Google Play, 1001 Ways is a new application that celebrates the world’s awccents and the universality of the English language.3
With short videos and a unique message—there are 1001 ways to speak English—this fun and educational application gives users the chance to become accent experts by guessing the accents of inhabitants of different regions of the world. Users can also record and share their own accents to be part of the quiz.
The application is part of British Council IELTS’s aim to celebrate the differences in accents that can often confuse English language test candidates. The IELTS test takes candidates’ different accents into account and, in its listening tests, offers audio materials that illustrate this diversity.
Commenting on the launch of the app, British Council Sri Lanka Country Exams Manager Harriet Gardner said: “We believe using mobile technology will help our students familiarise themselves with various accents. The app is a fun way for students to understand the diversity of spoken English.”
Founded in 1934, the British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. The British Council is present in 110 countries and has been in Sri Lanka since 1960.
With over 2.2 million tests taken each year, IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is the world’s most popular English test. Recognised by over 9000 educational, employment and immigration organisations, IELTS is the only test accepted for immigration purposes in countries that require one. Designed by internationally-renowned experts in English-language assessment, IELTS gauges English skills in the most reliable and consistent way possible. For further information on IELTS please visit www.britishcouncil.lk.