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.
• 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.
Table of Contents
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)
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
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.
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