Preparing students for IELTS


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IELTS has been getting an overwhelming response from around the world, especially from the regions where English is the second language. IELTS examinations ensure to prepare individuals to prepare to understand on how to interact with the people whose first language is english

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Preparing students for IELTS

  1. 1. Preparing students for IELTS Academic Module Cambridge University Press 2012
  2. 2. What materials provide step-by-step preparation unlike Past Papers? There are two types of materials: • Type 1 – paper by paper approach for fast and focused exam preparation • Type 2 – aimed at learning Academic English together with IELTS preparation at a slower pace
  3. 3. Examples of test tips Listening: The answers will come in question order on the recording. Reading: Underlining the main idea in each paragraph will help guide you to the information you need to find. Reading: Even if you believe the answer is NOT TRUE according to your knowledge and experience, you must find the evidence in the passage. Writing: When you write your introduction, avoid copying whole phrases from the question Using appropriate linkers is important but don’t start every sentence with one Speaking: If you give very short answers, you will lose scores. Aim to give 2-4 sentences for each answer.
  4. 4. Description of the IELTS Test: Format, Time, Task types 20 four-page units 10 two-page exam folders 10 two-page writing folders Revision after every 4 units Grammar folder CD-ROM (packed inside) with additional practice and tests What is there in “Objective IELTS” Intermediate / Advanced Student’s Book?
  5. 5. IELTS Academic Reading Passages • The passages used in the test are designed to present the candidate with materials similar to those which they might need to read on a university course. • The passages may be written in a variety of styles, for example narrative, descriptive, discursive or argumentative. • They are not simplified
  6. 6. Features of IELTS passages • authentic • discipline-related • international but neutral • demonstrate a number of writer techniques • well written: argument, embedded clauses, formal language and structures, discourse markers
  7. 7. Some general reading skills IELTS candidates need: Ability to skim the passage to get an overview of its contents This helps them to - see how the passage develops (its structure) - locate the specific information they require
  8. 8. Sources Top assignment help online.