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Activites and suggestions to help students deal with the writing component of the IELTS exam.

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Introduction

Below we have broken down the writing part of the IELTS test into looking at bar charts and interpreting maps (Task 1), essay writing (Task 2), some integrated skills, describing tables, describing a sequence of events or a process and describing data-line graphs.

  • Task 1: Bar charts

    Author: Sam McCarter Type: Article, Teaching notes, Worksheet

    To help students to prepare for writing about bar charts in Task 1 of the academic component of IELTS.

  • Task 1: Interpreting maps 1

    Author: Sam McCarter Type: Article, Teaching notes, Worksheet Staff Room

    Help students to prepare for Task 1 in the academic writing component of the IELTS exam.

  • Task 1: Interpreting maps 2

    Author: Sam McCarter Type: Teaching notes

    The aim of this exercise is to help students describe maps.

  • Task 2: Essay writing

    Author: Sam McCarter Type: Article, Teaching notes, Worksheet Staff Room

    To help students to prepare for the essay writing in Task 2 of the academic component of IELTS.

  • Describing tables

    Author: Sam McCarter Type: Teaching notes Staff Room

    The aim of this exercise is to help students extract information from data presented in a table.

  • Describing a sequence of events or a process

    Author: Sam McCarter Type: Teaching notes Staff Room

    The aim of this exercise is to help students describe a sequence of events in the past and describe a process using the present simple.

  • Describing data-line graphs: An introduction

    Author: Sam McCarter Type: Teaching notes Staff Room

    The aim of this is to help familiarize students with doing Task 1 in the academic writing module in the IELTS exam.

  • Describing data-line graphs 1

    Author: Alex Case Type: Article, General lesson plan, Teaching notes, Worksheet Staff Room

    Some top tips, a lesson plan and a student worksheet about describing data-line graphs to help with the writing component of the IELTS exam.

  • Describing data-line graphs 2

    Author: Sam McCarter Type: Teaching notes Staff Room

    The aim of this exercise is to help students deal with comparing the data in bar charts where there are no trends.

  • Integrated skills lessons

    Author: Richard Gresswell Type: Article, Teaching notes, Worksheet Staff Room

    An integrated skills lesson with the overall aim of preparing students to write an essay on the issue of public transport/car ownership.

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  • Good exercises and they can be followed up or added to by more interactive activities. Thanks for the hard work!

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  • nice

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