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The IELTS question paper production process

The IELTS question paper production process

This is the Secondary TitleThe production of IELTS question papers is a lengthy process which includes a number of quality checks. The objective of these checks is to ensure that the material in each test is suitable for the test purpose in terms of topics, focus,...

Writing: from Teaching to Assessment (Part One)

Writing: from Teaching to Assessment (Part One)

How to assess a piece of writingWriting is the most difficult part of most exams to be tackled by students. Or is it? Let’s see how we can help our students write better. What should we expect in writing sections? As the leader of a writing course you need to know the...

Writing: from Teaching to Assessment (Part Two)

Writing: from Teaching to Assessment (Part Two)

Preparing your studentsIn part one we went over writing test content and scoring criteria. We also took a glance at useful tips for assessing writing answers. In this part, however, the focus is on the measures we should take in preparing candidates for the writing...

Tips for Teaching Speaking

Tips for Teaching Speaking

This is the Secondary TitleSpeaking for some candidates is the scary part of exams, and that is probably because there they are dealing with an examiner rather than just a computer or a paper test, and that provokes fear. Let’s see what we, teachers of those classes,...

A Word-Game for IELTS

A Word-Game for IELTS

Enjoy being a fast thinkerCreativity does not occur overnight and one needs countless hours of practice and several forms of activities to master it. The important point is to know where to start and to have perseverance. Theresa Amabile from Harvard has a Venn...

IELTS Writing and the Six Thinking Hats

IELTS Writing and the Six Thinking Hats

Introducing tools for creativityFollowers of this page on IELTS Juice know that in the two previous posts we read about two creativity tools adapted for IELTS classes. In this post, we will see how knowing different creativity styles can help candidates develop their...

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