Rachael Roberts has been in ELT since 1989, working in Portugal, Brazil, Poland and the UK as a teacher, DoS and a teacher trainer on CELTA, CELTYL, DELTA and LEVEL 5 ESOL courses. For 10 years of this time she worked at an FE College in the UK, which involved setting up new EAP and IELTS preparation courses with her colleagues and co-authors, Joanne Gakonga and Andrew Preshous. IELTS Foundation and IELTS Foundation Study Skills were born out of this experience, particularly the need to produce materials suitable for students at a lower intermediate level, who still wanted to study for IELTS.
Rachael now spends most of her time writing, with her most recent work for Macmillan being the CD ROM and practice tests for Ready for IELTS. She also works part time at the University of Warwick as a teacher trainer.