James Heywood (head of content from Off2Class) delivered a webinar on how to teach IELTS Writing. This is our third competency-specific IELTS webinar sessions.
Each webinar provides an in-depth review for each of the IELTS competencies.
If you’d like a general overview of the IELTS exam, before jumping into how to teach IELTS Writing, please watch our introductory sessions here.
The how to teach IELTS writing webinar summarizes the resources you need to guide your students through the writing portion of the IELTS exam. This webinar is perfect for both experienced IELTS teachers as well as those thinking of taking on IELTS students. IELTS students are often hardworking and motivated towards a goal! Perfect candidates for you to coach! Like all tests and games, it’s essential for you as a teacher to know the rules. You want to introduce a formulaic approach to tackling the different questions types for your students.
If you need a complete toolkit to coach IELTS candidates, Off2Class has you covered. You can find each of the competencies covered in our lesson library. Complete teacher-led course structures to take your students through the IELTS exam: IELTS Writing, IELTS Reading, IELTS Listening, IELTS Speaking.
In this session James covers:
- The basic rules and structure of the writing portion of the IELTS exam
- The importance of not stressing new vocabulary acquisition that is not targeted at a specific question type (if exam day is approaching)
- How to use drawing to concept check words that describe changes and differences over time
- The importance of transition words and multiword verbs in IELTS writing
- Forcing students to write during your live sessions (e.g. by using the Off2Class live chat facility)
- Key vocabulary required for explaining information questions
- The importance of the planning stage for Task II
- The importance of paraphrasing questions for Task II
- Teaching the 4 paragraph formula for Task II
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