IELTS sample writing task 2

Posted on March 30, 2012 in March lessons by alenexam

Here are two sample tasks 2 and answers with scores and examiner comments. You’ll find the comments helpful because the they are broken down into the criteria used for assessment. These comments also show you what went wrong with certain answers or how it should have been worded. IELTS_Sample_Writing_Academic_Task_2_4 IELTS_Sample_Writing_Academic_Task_2_6 Get to work writing your […]

IELTS practice tests

Posted on March 30, 2012 in March lessons by alenexam

I found this website with free IELTS practice tests. I did some of the listening and you can click on ‘Show answer’ to get the results. Click on ‘Practice tests’ and then the section you want, Reading, Listening. There are several complete tests to attempt. In my view, some of the listening was pretty easy…but […]

IELTS exam voucher

Posted on March 30, 2012 in March lessons,Podcasts by alenexam

I’ve been informed (thanks Mihaela!) that you must use the voucher for the IELTS exam before November of this year. So if you’re not ready to take the exam at the end of the course, you have all summer to pick up your English and take the exam in the Fall. If you need more […]

Sample IELTS speaking

Posted on March 27, 2012 in March lessons by alenexam

Here’s another candidate performing the speaking component. Use the Speaking Assessment band descriptors (I’ve attached it again here) as you view this. What mark would YOU give this cadidate over all the categories…Fluency, Coherence, Grammar & Vocabulary, Pronunciation. Pls comment below …. UOBDs_SpeakingFinal IELTS Speaking test IELTS Speaking test – French man  

Reading practice

Posted on March 27, 2012 in March lessons by alenexam

more practice for reading…. 115017_Academic_Reading_sample_task_-_Multiple_choice let me know your results…

Listening practices parts 3 & 4

Posted on March 27, 2012 in March lessons,Podcasts by alenexam

try some more listening practice. Download the worksheets (don’t look at answers or transcript yet!) then click on the parts 3 & 4. Finally, check your answers. 113205_Sample_Task_Type_3_Recording  pt 3 113207_IELTS_Edited_Tt_4  pt 4   115010_Listening_sample_task_-_Sentence_completion   pt 4  

Listening practice parts 1 & 2

Posted on March 27, 2012 in March lessons by alenexam

Try these listening exercises…. ielts_part_2 ielts_part_1 115005_Listening_sample_task_-_Form_completion 115008_Listening_sample_task_-_Multiple_choice  

Watch a sample IELTS speaking

Posted on March 9, 2012 in March lessons by alenexam

This example from YouTube is a real, valid example of the IELTS Speaking test. The examiner is an authentic ESOL examiner and I’ve seen this candidate perform the CAE exam in training sessions. The example reports she would receive a 7 but she may have received an 8 for pronunciation. She is a confident speaker […]

VOA podcast “Let’s play ball!”

Posted on March 9, 2012 in March lessons by alenexam

Here is a podcast listening I found on the Voice of America site which gives history and information about American issues and culture. This episode discusses some common expressions regarding the all-time favorite American sport, baseball. If you don’t know much about this sport, listen to this 5 minute podcast and try to answer some […]

Thursday 8 March lesson homework

Posted on March 9, 2012 in March lessons by alenexam

For those of you absent last lesson, the homework for Tuesday 13 is:   p. 137 Writing task 2   -  Select any ONE of the topics and write 250 words in 40 minutes. Complete your work on the Answer sheets (Writing  2 ) available on the blog to download. This is good practice for the […]

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