Ielts Is More Than A Test


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Ielts Is More Than A Test

  1. 1. IELTS: It’s NOTabout the test<br />
  2. 2. Exams like IELTS and the TOEFL are proficiency tests. <br /> They measure<br />how much English <br /> our students <br /> have learned.<br />
  3. 3. Our goal as English language teachers is to increase our students’ proficiency in English.<br />
  4. 4. TOEFL books are unashamedly test-based<br /><ul><li>Emphasis on test-taking strategies
  5. 5. Most questions are multiple choice</li></li></ul><li>IELTS is also test-based, but with vital differences compared with the TOEFL.<br /><ul><li>Test-taking hints are segregated in the text. They can be </li></ul> skipped easily<br /><ul><li>Hints are based on demonstrating proficiency, not </li></ul> increasing the chances of guessing correctly<br /><ul><li>Forces our students to actively produce</li></ul> language—no multiple choice<br /><ul><li>Very broad palette of </li></ul> integrated <br />language skills <br /> needed to succeed<br /><ul><li>Students have to truly </li></ul> demonstrate <br /> their ability in English <br />
  6. 6. Benefits of our IELTS text<br />Daily practice in<br /><ul><li>Reading
  7. 7. Writing
  8. 8. Listening
  9. 9. Speaking
  10. 10. Grammar</li></li></ul><li>Benefits of our IELTS text<br />More reading<br /><ul><li>At present, our students struggle with reading in English
  11. 11. Book and workbook contain a total of </li></ul> 36 high-interest readings<br />
  12. 12. Benefits of our IELTS text<br />Listening and speaking!!!!!!<br /><ul><li>Current course does not have these </li></ul> components<br /><ul><li>Speaking tasks are designed so students can </li></ul> talk about themselves<br /><ul><li>Students have a Student CD as part of their </li></ul> textbook for extra practice<br />
  13. 13. Benefits of our IELTS text<br />Grammar is more manageable than current course<br /><ul><li>Grammar is tied in with the topics
  14. 14. Little-used forms are deleted</li></li></ul><li>Benefits of our IELTS text<br />Writing<br /><ul><li>5 different styles will be taught
  15. 15. Least difficult to most difficult</li></li></ul><li>Benefits of our IELTS text<br />Skills are introduced slowly and recycled<br /><ul><li>Students have a chance</li></ul> to experience success<br /> early on<br /><ul><li>Skills build on each</li></ul> other<br />
  16. 16. Benefits of our IELTS text<br />Reading, writing, listening, speaking, grammar, and vocabulary are integrated into 20 topics<br /><ul><li> Students will not tire of limited topics
  17. 17. Students can connect their lives </li></ul> with topics in class<br /><ul><li> When learning is enjoyable, </li></ul> students learn more<br />
  18. 18. Benefits of our IELTS text<br />Listening and reading texts are corpus-based<br />Students will be exposed to and learn words that are current in modern usage<br />
  19. 19. Benefits of our IELTS text<br />More communicative<br />Relevant topics <br />+<br />Opportunities to interact with each other<br />= Real language practice<br />
  20. 20. Benefits of our IELTS text<br />Excellent and ample materials that are linked together into a cogent course<br /> Student book<br /> Student workbook<br /> Student audio CD<br /> Teacher’s book<br /> Teacher’s audio CD<br /> + Online resources<br />
  21. 21. Summary<br />IELTS materials will give our students practice in the skills that they need and have been learning in the traditional 090<br /> BUT<br />IELTS materials will do so in a way that is integrated, interesting, relevant, and complete giving our students a solid foundation on which to build upon in 161 and 162 as well as their careers, inshallah<br />
  22. 22. Thank you!<br />