The Free IELTS Academic Reading Test Lesson The Test Format The IELTS Academic Reading Test has 3 sections. You have 60 minutes to complete the test. There is NO extra time at the end of the test to transfer your answers to the answer paper (you get 10 extra minutes in the listening test only); your answers must be on the answer paper at the end of the 60 minutes. The test has 40 questions based on a series of 3 texts. Marking There are 40 questions in the IELTS Academic Reading Test and 1 mark is awarded for each correct answer. IELTS Academic Reading Test Marks, Bands and Results - Rough Guide Converter IELTS Academic Reading Test Question Types Below is a list of the types of question that you could meet in the IELTS Academic Reading Test. Some Tips for the IELTS Academic Reading Test Don't spend too long on a single question as that will lose you time for answering questions that could be easier for you. Read the questions and instructions so you don't make a silly mistake. Time management is an important thing to be aware of.
Summarising The post about summarising Last week, I wrote my first post about academic writing. My focus then was on addressing plagiarism and helping learners develop strategies that will enable them to paraphrase information in order to integrate sources into their own writing and then cite it (you can read that post here). Another writing skill your students need to develop is summarising. In fact, in academic writing summarising information found in a source is as important as paraphrasing or reformulating. One step at a time Here are some tips on how to get your students to summarise information they found in a source in order to use it to either synthesise information or integrate sources into their own writing (teaching tip: get them to paraphrase/reformulate first and then summarise). Sentence frames: So, now they understand what a summary is. Video viewing: Who said you should only summarise texts? Why use a video? Some disadvantages of using the video: Final thoughts Till next time........
English (ESL) Conversation Questions & Role Plays This is an ever-growing list of topics where we have prepared a printable list of English conversation questions for beginners, Intermediate, and advanced ESL students. The best way to search through the English conversation questions is to use the ‘find’ function in your browser and search for the keywords. 79 Conversation Questions Conversation Questions teaching Introductions What’s your favorite/least favorite ….? Conversation Questions – Simple Past Questions using ‘want’ and ‘would like to’ Questions using ‘when’ Questions using ‘where’ Questions using ‘who’ Questions using ‘which’ Conversation Questions – Using adverbs of fequency ESL Questions – Hobbies, interests & likes Conversation Questions – Expressing the Future – Will, Going to… ESL Questions Expressing Wishes and Dreams Teaching ‘did you find it…’, ‘how did you find x?’ ESL Discussing Music English ESL Conversation Discussing Movies ESL Conversation Questions Discussing TV Questions Discussing Relationships Discussing Sport and Exercise
Question Prompts Here is a list of conversation prompts that are available to print and copy for your students. If you have any ideas on how to use question sheets like this or if you have a list of questions that you want made into a worksheet, let us know in this forum discussion. Sleep, Dreams, and Nightmares Sample vocabulary: early bird, night owl, nightmare, insomnia, drool, and snore. Moods Feelings, and Emotions Sample vocabulary: keep it in, have a short fuse, and feel blue. Storms, Weather, and Natural Disasters Sample vocaulary: blizzard, earthquake, downpour, and scorching. Leisure, Sports, and Hobbies Sample Vocabulary: free time, professional, indoor, outdoor, and recreation. School, Study, and Homework Sample vocabulary: detention, play hooky, field trip, and aced an exam. Books, Movies, and the Media Sample vocabulary: critic, sci-fi, author, and commercials. Mishaps and Mistakes Sample vocabulary: clumsy, bump into, by mistake, and forgetful. Habits, Customs, and Traditions City and Country Winter
IELTS-Blog - IELTS exam preparation for free The EFL SMARTblog: Describing photos (comparing, contrasting and speculating) You are going to practise language for; Describing photosComparing and contrasting photos (discussing similarities and differences)Speculating on what might be happeningReacting to photos (giving opinions) Discuss Look at the presentation. Follow the instructions and talk about some of the photos Write The language used here for comparing and contrasting / speculating is also useful for writing discussion / argument essays. Introduction - describe the situation / topic to be discussedCompare / contrast ideas (for and against / advantages and disadvantages)Speculate on solutions to problems raised by the questionConclusion - give an opinion Which pairs or groups of photos in the presentation could be used to demonstrate ideas for argument writing topics about education, technology, food, family, work, leisure, health, advertising etc? More Practice on May / Might / Could / Must / Can't
ESL Teaching Resources for English Language Teachers Select one of the five categories below to expand the list of ESL Teaching Resources. 75 Resources Lesson activities include games, puzzles, and warm-ups, as well as activities to teach and practice each of the core skills of language learning: speaking, listening, writing, reading, grammar, and vocabulary. These activities can be used as a component of a lesson, as homework for extra practice, or they can be developed into a complete lesson. 32 Resources Full lesson plans and templates for all levels of English skill: beginner, intermediate, and advanced, as well as lesson plans for mixed-level classes and plans that can be adapted for any level. 74 Resources Resources for use in an ESL classroom, including flashcards, printable images, game resources, and online quizzes. 9 Resources Current research into second language acquisition, intelligence, learning theory, and behavior management. 44 Resources Resources for teachers, including job postings, travel sites, and general ESL portal sites.
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Roar – Katy Perry – ESL lesson plan | Anna Edu The song “Roar” perfectly fits the topic of gender roles/stereotypes, feminism. Besides, it’s a great source of idioms, set expressions and phrasal verbs. That’s how I would use it in class. 1. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. in ESL lesson plans by Anna Gun Control & The Newtown Shooting (Upper-Intermediate ESL Lesson Plan) English Current Background: Twenty children and 6 adults were killed on December 14th when a 20-year old gunman entered Sandy Hook Elementary School and began shooting. Several assault-style weapons were found at the scene. These guns were registered to the shooter’s mother, a gun enthusiast. On the same morning, the gunman shot his mother before driving off to the school. People who knew him in high school described him as an "intelligent, but nervous” loner who avoided attention. Discuss the following comments taken from the Internet with your classmates: 1. 2. 3. 4. Lastly, an argument that has been (probably falsely) attributed to actor Morgan Freeman blames the media. [Sources: Gun Control Lesson Plan (ESL): Vocabulary Matching Match the words with their meaning as used in the news lesson. Answers Gun Control Lesson Plan (ESL): Homework Vocabulary: Circle the words above that you did not know.
Academic Wordlist In this section you can do practice tests for all groups of the academic word list. The Academic Word List (AWL) was developed by Averil Coxhead at the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. The list contains 570 word families which were selected because they appear with great frequency in a broad range of academic texts. The list does not include words that are in the most frequent 2000 words of English (the General Service List), thus making it specific to academic contexts. The AWL was primarily made so that it could be used by teachers as part of a programme preparing learners for tertiary level study or used by students working alone to learn the words most needed to study at colleges and universities. The 570 words are divided into 10 Groups. Group 1 Practice test Group 2 Practice test Group 3 Practice test Group 4 Practice test Group 5 Practice test Group 6 Practice test Group 7 Practice test Group 8 Practice test Group 9 Group 10