iDeaL English Language Diagnostic Tool

Acknowledgements

The list below provides details of the resources that were used or adapted for listening, reading and writing items in iDeaL.


Academic listening

Addicted to money: peak everything 2009, television program, Off-air recording of ABC1, Sydney, 19 September, made for Deakin University.

The ascent of money 2009, television program, Off-air recording of ABC1, Sydney, 28 May, made for Deakin University.

The chosen 2008, Best of ABC online, radio program, ABC Radio, retrieved 29 January 2009, <http://www.abc.net.au/news/audio/bestofabc.htm?file=http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/homepage/mc_chosen.mp3>.

Google: behind the screen 2006, Cutting edge, television program, Off-air recording of SBS, Sydney, 4 April, made for Deakin University.

Is it just me? 2008, radio program, ABC Radio, retrieved 20 April 2009, <http://www.abc.net.au/local/audio/2008/10/02/2380486.htm>.

Kevin McCloud’s grand tour 2010, television program, Off-air recording of ABC1, Sydney, 2 February, made for Deakin University.

National health report 2008, radio program, ABC Radio, retrieved 20 December 2008, <http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/homepage/hrt_hypertension_edit.mp3>.

The new inventors 2008, television program, ABC Television, retrieved 11 December 2008, <http://www.abc.net.au/tv/newinventors/txt/s2372351.htm>.

Status anxiety 2004, Compass, television program, Off-air recording of ABC Television, Sydney, 20 June, made for Deakin University.

Talking heads, television program, Off-air recording of ABC Television, Sydney, 30 April, made for Deakin University.


Academic reading

Blumenthal, D, Causino, N, Campbell, E & Louis, K 1996, ‘Relationships between academic institutions and industry in the life sciences: an industry survey’, abstract, New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 334, no. 6, p. 368, retrieved 12 October 2009, <http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/abstract/334/6/368>.

Burt, C 2004, Extreme weather: a guide and record book, W. W. Norton, New York, pp. 147-53.

‘Chicago, US’, The Age, 1 November 2008, Traveller, p.7.

Cottrell, S 2003, The study skills handbook, 2nd edn, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, p.51.

‘Easy way out’, Dandenong Leader, 29 September 2008, p. 19.

Emling, S 2009, ‘Mobile barcode is all set for some queue-jumping and a quick take-off’, The Age, 31 January, p. 15.

Fox, R 1990, ‘Eating out’, in P Marsh (ed.), Life style: your surroundings and how they affect you, RD Press, Surry Hills, NSW, p. 218.

Garner, H 2008, The spare room, Text Publishing, Melbourne, p. 171.

Horin, A 2008, ‘Shared childcare: quality matters most’ The Age, 6 November, retrieved 10 November 2008, <http://www.theage.com.au/news/lifeandstyle/parenting/shared-care-quality-is-what-matters-most/2008/11/05/122556]0945043.html>.

Jones, J 2008, ‘They’re still a haunting sight’, Dandenong Leader, 29 September, p.8.

Kennedy, E 2008, ‘A beauty built for four’, Dandenong Journal, 10 November, p. 81.

Living with drought 2009, Bureau of Meteorology, retrieved 14 September 2009, <http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/drought/livedrought.shtml>.

Lucas, C 2008, ‘In Carolyn’s name’, The Age, 14 October, p.11.

Lucas, C 2008, ‘Train chaos after timetable change’, The Age, 11 November, p. 6.

McDonnell, L 2008, ‘Without spin doctors, our society would be in the dark’, The Age, 19 September, p. 17.

Montet, V 2008, ‘Sales of guns rise as Americans invoke right to bear arms’, The Age, 11 November, p.7.

‘Odd spot’, The Age, 24 September 2008, retrieved 28 September 2008, <http://www.theage.com.au/oddspot/index.html>.

Stark, J 2008, ‘Happy days: drink up and indeed be merrier’, The Age, 23 October, p.3.

‘Texting “worse than alcohol” as driving risk’, The Age, 20 September 2008, p. 3

Thomas, A 2006, Critical reasoning: a practical introduction, 2nd edn, Routledge, London and New York, p. 35.

‘To be elite is not the same as being elitist’, The Age, 3 November 2008, p. 10.

von Strunkel, S 2008, ‘Horoscope’, Dandenong Leader, 29 September, p. 22.

 ‘What makes cars sexy’, The Age, 8 November 2008, Drive, p.14.

Why do cold roast potatoes cause hiccups? 2010, ABC Science, retrieved 18 January 2010, <http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2008/12/11/2443580.htm?site=science/askanexpert&topic=latest>.

Wilkinson, M 2008, ‘Arctic may be ice free by 2030’, The Age, 20 September, p. 5.

Wynne, W, Sarros, A & Baxter, D 2002, The issues book: working with issues … a practical approach, 3rd edn, A+ Publishing, Rosebud, Vic., p. 21.


Academic writing

Assignment writing 2008, Division of Student Life, Deakin University.

Bolton, R 1987, People skills: how to assert yourself, listen to others, and resolve conflicts, Simon & Schuster Australia, East Roseville, NSW, pp. 78–9.

Brisk walk could help chocoholics stop snacking, Physorg, 11 November 2008, retrieved 28 November 2008, <http://www.physorg.com/news145628340.html>.

Burdess, N 2007, Good study, Pearson Education Australia, Sydney, p.32.

Buy nothing day n.d., retrieved 6 November 2008, <http://www.shoalhaven.net.au/inews/bushtele/nbt77/bynot.html>.

Douglas-Fairhurst, R 2008, ‘How to triumph in the crisis – take a leaf out of Dickens’, The Age, 1 November, Insight, p. 9.

Eating for good health, 1997, Reader’s Digest Australia, Sydney, p. 56; p.58.

‘Hang 10’, The Age, 1 November 2008, Traveller, p.14.

Lamb, R 1990, ‘Drawing customers inside’, in P Marsh (ed.), Life style: your surroundings and how they affect you, RD Press, Surry Hills, NSW, p. 216.

Lucas, C 2008, ‘In Carolyn’s name’, The Age, 14 October, p.11.

Maddox, G 2008, ‘Paul Hogan slams Luhrmann’s tourism ads’, The Age, 28 October, retrieved 6 November 2008, <http://www.theage.com.au/lifestyle/people/paul-hogan-slams-luhrmanns-tourism-ads-20090407-9wfn.html>.

McKenny, L 2008, ‘What drives women to buy’, The Age, 31 October, retrieved 6 November 2008, <http://www.theage.com.au/news/lifeandstyle/drive-life/what-drives-women-to-buy/2008/10/31/1224956313869.html>.

Pearce, P L 1990, ‘Vacationing’, in P Marsh (ed.), Life style: your surroundings and how they affect you, RD Press, Surry Hills, NSW, p. 226.

Salomon, M 2009, ‘Many minds make Wiki work’, The Age, 15 January, Green Guide, p.19.

Smith, B 2009, ‘Putting a good face on things all in the genes’, The Age, 2-3 January, p.10.

Wood, T & Lamb, R 1990, ‘Coping with urban life’, in P. Marsh (ed.), Life style: your surroundings and how they affect you, RD Press, Surry Hills, NSW, pp.154 – 55.


Professional listening

Interview with Nick Barta 2008, video recording, Careers and Employment Resource, Deakin University, Geelong (VIC)

Kelly Scientific Resources Recruitment, Biomedical professional practice seminar 2008, videorecording, Faculty of Science and Technology, Deakin University, Geelong, Vic.

Management: skyrail rainforest cableway 2006, video recording, Bowater School of Management and Marketing. Flexible Learning Program, Faculty of Business and Law. Flexible Learning Program, Knowledge Media Division, Deakin University, Geelong, Vic.

Risking it all 2008, Inside Australia, television program, Off-air recording of SBS, Sydney, 5 May, made for Deakin University.

Risking it all 2008, Inside Australia, television program, Off-air recording of SBS, Sydney, 28 May, made for Deakin University.

You’ve got the job 2006, television program, Off-air recording of Seven network, Sydney, 3 December, made for Deakin University.

You’ve got the job 2007, television program, Off-air recording of Seven network, Sydney, 21 January, made for Deakin University.

You’ve got the job 2007, television program, Off-air recording of Seven network, Sydney, 2 January, made for Deakin University.


Professional reading

Australian Government, Workplace Ombudsman 2009, Don't get ripped off! know your workplace rights, brochure.

Bright, J 2009, ‘Cheer up and time will fly’, The Age, April 10-11, My Career, p.4.

Bright, J 2010, 'Avoid the reject bin', The Age, 17 July, My Careet, p.3

Byrne, M 2009, ‘Stand firm, get results’, The Age, April 10-11, My Career, p.3.

Collins, S 2009, ‘Siestas could be catching’, The Age, 21 October, p.11.

How to identify and demonstrate your skills n.d., Careers and Employment, Division of Student Life, Deakin University.

Jennings, J 2009, ‘For crying out loud’ The Age, 20 June, My Career, p. 5.

Miller, N 2009, Building better brains, bodies and bottom lines’, The Age, 5 September, Insight, p.3.

Moodie, A 2010, 'Mind the generation gap', The Age, 17 July, My Career, p.5

Needham, K 2009, ‘Sacked for taking maternity leave’, The Age, 22 September, p. 3.

Office work n.d., WorkSafe Victoria, retrieved 26 November 2009, <http://www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/wsinternet/WorkSafe/Home/Safety+and+Prevention/Health+And+Safety+Topics/Office+Work/>.

Pan, Y, Scollon, S W & Scollon, R 2002, Professional communication in international settings, Blackwell Publishers, Maldon, Massachusetts, pp. 61-2.

‘Resumé presentation’ Dandenong Leader, 25 May 2009, Career One Local, ask Kate column, p. 34.


Professional writing

Bidinost, M 2009, ‘Silence is golden in pay wrestle’ The Age, 11 July, My Career, p. 9.

Boulton, S 2009, ‘If you don’t ask, you don’t get’, The Age, 11 July, My Career, p. 5.

If you are injured n.d., brochure VWA676/02/06.05, Victorian WorkCover Authority.

Lockett, K 2009, ‘Chuck and change’, The Age, March 28, My Career. p. 5.

Office work n.d., WorkSafe Victoria, retrieved 26 November 2009, <http://www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/wsinternet/WorkSafe/Home/Safety+and+Prevention/Health+And+Safety+Topics/Office+Work/>.

Pan, Y, Wong Scollon, S & Scollon, R 2002, Professional communication in international settings, Blackwell Publishers, Maldon, Mass, pp. 14, 76, 146.

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