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Developing Writing Skills for IELTS

a Research-Based Approach (for teachers)

Sin Wang Chong (Queen's University Belfast, UK) Xuejun Ye

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Routledge
30 December 2020
An essential companion for IELTS writing instructors and students, Developing Writing Skills for IELTS provides IELTS test-takers with the necessary skills to succeed in the two academic writing tasks in IELTS.

Adopting an original exemplar-based writing instructional approach, this text offers an in-depth and reader-friendly analysis of the assessment standards of the two academic writing tasks in IELTS. Authentic exemplars written by EFL university students are included to illustrate high (Bands 8-9), average (Bands 6-7), and low (Bands 4-5) performances in IELTS writing.

Key Features:
* Diagrammatical representation of assessment standards of the two academic writing tasks by experienced IELTS writing examiners and instructors.
* 100 writing questions modelled after the IELTS format, designed by the authors, and categorised according to question types and topics that emerge from an analysis of over 400 IELTS writing questions.
* Over 100 writing exemplars by EFL university students, accompanied by guided activities and suggested answers.

Designed as a classroom text, a resource for workshops and consultations, or a self-study material, Developing Writing Skills for IELTS: A Research-based Approach will support IELTS writing instructors and test-takers with a variety of writing proficiencies.
By:   ,
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 254mm,  Width: 178mm, 
Weight:   530g
ISBN:   9780367258375
ISBN 10:   0367258374
Pages:   276
Publication Date:  
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Part I Chapter 1: Introduction to IELTS and IELTS Writing Chapter 2: Use of Exemplars: Theory and Research Q & A Chapter 3: Task 1: Task Achievement Chapter 4: Task 1: Coherence and Cohesion Chapter 5: Task 1: Lexical Resource Chapter 6: Task 1: Grammatical Range and Accuracy Chapter 7: Task 2: Task Achievement Chapter 8: Task 2: Coherence and Cohesion Chapter 9: Task 2: Lexical Resource Chapter 10: Task 2: Grammatical Range and Accuracy Chapter 11: Task 1: Exemplar Analysis by Question Types Chapter 12: Task 2: Exemplar Analysis by Question Types Chapter 13: Question Bank (100 IELTS Writing Tasks 1 and 2 Questions) Part II Answers to Chapter 3: Task 1: Task Achievement Answers to Chapter 4: Task 1: Coherence and Cohesion Answers to Chapter 5: Task 1: Lexical Resource Answers to Chapter 6: Task 1: Grammatical Range and Accuracy Answers to Chapter 7: Task 2: Task Achievement Answers to Chapter 8: Task 2: Coherence and Cohesion Answers to Chapter 9: Task 2: Lexical Resource Answers to Chapter 10: Task 2: Grammatical Range and Accuracy Author Biographies

Sin Wang Chong is a lecturer in the School of Social Science, Education and Social Work at Queen's University Belfast, UK. Xuejun Ye is a doctoral candidate in Applied Language Sciences at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and a former research assistant at the Education University of Hong Kong.

Reviews for Developing Writing Skills for IELTS: a Research-Based Approach (for teachers)

This is an outstanding resource that takes a unique approach to the development of IELTS writing skills. Test-takers can't afford to prepare without it! --Hayo Reinders, Professor, Anaheim University, USA & Unitec, New Zealand This is one of the best books for IELTS preparation. It can definitely help test-takers improve their performance in IELTS writing tasks through exemplars with annotations and guiding questions! --Rebecca Chen, Associate Professor, the Education University of Hong Kong


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