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Developing Writing Skills for IELTS
A Research-Based Approach




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December 30, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
200 Pages 94 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

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 modeled after the IELTS format, designed by the authors, and categorized 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.

Table of Contents

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

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Author(s)

Biography

Sin Wang Chong is a Lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Xuejun Ye is a research assistant at the Centre for Language in Education at The Education University of Hong Kong.

Reviews

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