IELTS Speaking Sample & Feedback: Mohmad -Describe a member of your family

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IELTS Writing: Overviews Task 1

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Here is our latest podcast. It’s on overviews- an extremely important part of task 1. According to the Official Cambridge Guide to IELTS by Cullen, Jakeman and French “It is very important to give a one-sentence overview or summary of main trends in the chart of graph. You will not achieve a good Task Achievement score if your answer does not include an overview sentence”.

Overviews on Band Descriptors
Public IELTS Band descriptors http://www.ielts.org
The Official Cambridge Guide to IELTS Student's Book with Answers with DVD-ROM
The Official Cambridge Guide to IELTS Student’s Book with Answers with DVD-ROM
Cambridge IELTS 8 Self-study Pack  Official Examination Papers from University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations
Cambridge IELTS 8 Self-study Pack Official Examination Papers from University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations
Cambridge IELTS 2 Self-study Pack Official Examination Papers from University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations
Cambridge IELTS 2 Self-study Pack Official Examination Papers from University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations
Cambridge IELTS Self-study Pack Official Examination Papers from University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations
Cambridge IELTS Self-study Pack Official Examination Papers from University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations

Match the overviews/sample answers to the questions:

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IELTS Writing: Task 1 Assessment criteria and its implications for teaching

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I often get students who need to, for example, improve from 5.5 to 6.5 in writing, but only have a week or two before their exam.  At first it sounds a bit like mission impossible, because in such a short time there is very little we can do to improve students grammar and vocabulary. Fortunately for our students, IELTS is not just about correct and varied language.

In this post I’d like to discuss the IELTS Writing Task 1 assessment criteria and its implications for preparing students for the exam. We’ll identify the most common mistakes students make that stop them from getting the desired band, which can at the same time be very easily fixed in a relatively short time. I’ll focus on Task 1 here, because for most students it is something completely new, and can turn out to be quite challenging.

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