Collins Get Ready for IELTS Writing
This is a lower-level examination practice book designed to improve the level of students who plan to take the IELTS test in the future.
Who Is this book for?
Get Ready for IELTS Writing has been written for learners with a band score of 3 or 4 who want to achieve a higher score. Using this book will help you improve your pre-intermediate writing skills for the IELTS Academic Writing test.
You can use Get Heady for IELTS Writing:
- As a self-study course. We recommend that you work systematically through the 12 units in order to benefit from its progressive structure.
- As a supplementary writing skills course for IELTS preparation classes. The book provides enough material for approximately 50 hours of classroom activity.
Get Ready for IELTS Writing
- This book consists of 12 units. Each unit focuses on a different topic and these topics are ones that often appear in the IELTS exam.
- After every three units, there is a Review unit which helps you to revise the language and skills covered in the previous units.
- At the end of the book, the Practice test gives you the opportunity to take an IELTS-style test under test conditions.
- There is also a full answer key at the back of the book so you can check your answers. Here you will find suggested answers for more open-ended questions and model answers for the exam practice questions in Part 3 of the unit.
- The glossary at the back of the book lists the useful words from each unit with their Cobuild dictionary definitions.
Each unit starts with the Aims of the unit. They outline the key language and skills covered.
Part 1: Language development provides exercises on vocabulary related to the topic as well as key grammar related to the IELTS Task covered in the unit. Clear structures are provided.
Part 2: Skills development focuses on either a Task 1 or a Task 2 question and provides step-by-step exercises and guidance on the type of essay answer required and the key stages of the writing process. The particular requirements of each type of essay question and the different formats for presenting information (tables, bar charts, line graphs, pie charts, etc.) are clearly explained.
Part 3: Exam practice provides one exam practice question for either task 1 or Task 2 in a format that follows the actual exam. You can use this to check whether or not you are ready for the test.
Finally, a Progress check helps you to check whether you have covered the key points in the unit.
- Exam information boxes in each unit provide key background information about the IELTS Writing exam.
- Exam tip boxes provide essential exam techniques and strategies.
- Watch out! boxes highlight common errors often made in the exam.