Teaching IELTS Writing: Interactive Classroom Activities

Writing is by far the easiest of the four IELTS papers to improve on, with the right kind of language, advice and feedback helping most candidates quickly boost their score, often by quite a lot. IELTS Academic Writing preparation and practice also give students useful language and skills for their future academic careers. Teaching IELTS Writing: Interactive Classroom Activities contains over 300 pages of photocopiables with exactly the language, tips, activities and feedback that students need to successfully analyse, plan, write, edit, and give and get feedback on every kind of IELTS Academic Writing task. Its materials have been successfully used with students at all levels from IELTS 4.0 to IELTS 8.5, including many mixed-level classes.

This IELTS Writing e-book includes:

  • Warmers and easy introductions to IELTS Writing
  • Introductions to, practice of and ways to memorise a huge number of useful phrases for IELTS Writing
  • Useful vocabulary for describing trends, maps, processes, etc
  • Over 200 pages on every kind of IELTS Writing Task 1 question
  • 70 pages on every kind of IELTS Writing Task 2 question
  • 60 pages combining, comparing and contrasting Writing Task 1 and Writing Task 2
  • Lots of work on common confusions such as grammatical errors, spelling mistakes, and similar-sounding words and expressions
  • A guided answer sheet and checklists to make exam practice as useful as possible
  • Big lists of useful IELTS Writing phrases
  • Indexes by title, activity and language point
  • Links to the IELTS Reading, Listening and Speaking papers

As the name of the book suggests, the materials in Teaching IELTS Writing: Interactive Classroom Activities are all designed to stimulate classroom interaction, with no awkward silences and no wasting time on things that would be better done as self-study. Stimulating pairwork and groupwork activities also help make the language and tips more memorable, and often include more intensive practice of the language than traditional IELTS Writing materials would. Such activities include:

  • List dictations
  • Pairwork error correction
  • Personalised speaking
  • Jigsaw tasks
  • Card games
  • Guessing games
  • Dice games
  • TPR/ Miming games
  • Word puzzles
  • Quick response games
  • Drawing games
  • Comparing essays and giving guided feedback
  • IELTS Speaking related to IELTS Writing
  • Amusingly informal phrases to correct
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