Teacher's Resources for IELTS
Learning a language takes time and candidates often feel impatient that the learning process is slow, but they have to be patient. The higher the ability, the slower the learning curve appears to be. For the beginner, every new word is an achievement. Students with a good level of English need to plan their learning. By setting and checking goals through unit tests, progress tests and IELTS tests, students can see their achievement. They can measure how much they’ve learnt and more importantly what they have not learnt and evaluate where greater effort is required.
As teachers we need to encourage students to actively participate in class by asking questions and interacting in all class discussions. Pair work, group work and whole-class discussions will help to challenge and expand students’ ideas. Personalising material helps students make connections between the material in coursebooks, practice materials and their own world.
Practice and review are key to obtaining the band score required. Reinforce the idea that a little every day is the best way. Additionally, show students how to be independent learners. In class, highlight ways to study and practise English outside the classroom, such as reading for pleasure, listening to the radio, watching films and documentaries and obviously today using the Internet.
IELTS Listening – Teacher's Notes
These Teacher's Notes provide tips on approaching the Listening component of the IELTS exam as well as tasks to help students practise for the IELTS Listening.
IELTS Reading – Teacher's Notes
Techniques such as skimming and scanning are an important part of the reading process. These classroom tasks allow students to practise key reading techniques and strategies to be successful in the Reading component of the exam.
IELTS Speaking – Teacher's Notes
In these tasks, students build their confidence and skills to achieve a good mark in the speaking test, practising how to speak naturally, clearly and at a reasonable pace.
IELTS Writing – Teacher's Notes
Focusing on peer assessment and the importance of planning, these tasks help students eliminate potential problems when completing the IELTS Writing test.