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IELTS Prep: A Test-Teach-Test Approach (Cambridge DELTA Module 3- Extended Assignment)

Dear all,

imageThis one is especially for IELTS teachers and those of you doing module 3 of the Cambridge DELTA. I am sharing the extended assignment that I did on  a test-teach-test approach to teaching IELTS.  It contains lesson plans, approaches to curriculum development based on student weaknesses as well as full lesson plans based on these weaknesses. I hope this will be useful to anyone teaching IELTS or doing the extended assignment. I conducted the research and wrote this in Vietnam with a small group of students preparing to take the IELTS test. I want to say a special thank you to them for allowing me to publish this. I love you guys!

You can find the extended assignment by clicking on the link here.

Me and my other half Jess, taken recently in the New Forest
Me and my other half Jess taking a break from the crazy world of IELTS. Taken recently in the New Forest.

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IELTS Speaking Sample & Feedback: Mohmad -Describe a member of your family

Rob3Hello everyone,

I am going to start a new series of sample part 2 speeches, each followed by a suggested band score and an action plan which can help the student improve. Please note that for the assessment the IELTS public criteria have been used so the score might differ slightly from an official assessment. You can find them here.

Here is a sample speaking task performed by Mohmad. It’s on a common style of part 2 topic, namely describing people. In this particular one, he describes a member of his family. Enjoy….

Describe someone in your family. You should say:

                Who he/she is

Mohmad
Mohmad

                What he/she looks like

                What kind of personality does he/she have

and say what kinds of things you do together.

Mohmad Scorecard
Mohmad Scorecard

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IELTS Writing: DOs and DON’Ts of Task 2

Image under Creative Commons from: http://www.google.comIn the first 2015 post I’d like to continue with our IELTS series of posts we started last year. In this one I look at Writing Task 2. I’ve put together a list of tips which I normally give to my students during and IELTS preparation course. Usually the list is a final product of the course during which at different stages we brainstorm various exam tips, and it is used as a revision or consolidation.

You can revise all the tips with the student before the exam to see how much they remembered, and then compare the brainstormed list with the one here. You can also try using the DOs and DONTs at the beginning and then as a reference throughout the course.

You can download the list in pdf here: dos and donts.

dos and donts task 2

I hope you find the tips useful. If you would like to add any, please comment below, or Contact me directly. For more IELTS-related posts, click here. Follow the blog on the right hand side to receive the latest posts by email.

IELTS Writing: Overviews Task 1

The Cambridge University Press materials are inserted here, under fair use policy, for demonstrations purposes only. No copyright infringement is intended.

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Hello everyone,

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Here is our latest podcast. It’s on overviews- an extremely important part of task 1. According to the Official Cambridge Guide to IELTS by Cullen, Jakeman and French “It is very important to give a one-sentence overview or summary of main trends in the chart of graph. You will not achieve a good Task Achievement score if your answer does not include an overview sentence”.

Overviews on Band Descriptors Public IELTS Band descriptors http://www.ielts.org

The Official Cambridge Guide to IELTS Student's Book with Answers with DVD-ROM The Official Cambridge Guide to IELTS Student’s Book with Answers with DVD-ROM

Cambridge IELTS 8 Self-study Pack  Official Examination Papers from University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations Cambridge IELTS 8 Self-study Pack Official Examination Papers from University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations

Cambridge IELTS 2 Self-study Pack Official Examination Papers from University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations Cambridge IELTS 2 Self-study Pack Official Examination Papers from University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations

Cambridge IELTS Self-study Pack Official Examination Papers from University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations Cambridge IELTS Self-study Pack Official Examination Papers from University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations

Match the overviews/sample answers to the questions:

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