Help teaching IELTS band 5-6.5

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TeacherT
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Help teaching IELTS band 5-6.5

Unread post by TeacherT » 18 Dec 2014, 06:36

Does anyone here teach IELTS?

I need help with the 5-6.5 band book.

My students HATE it and I cannot blame them; it's wordy, boring and difficult.

I need inspiration on how to bring the book to life.

Anyone?

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Re: Help teaching IELTS band 5-6.5

Unread post by Humphries » 07 Mar 2015, 15:44

Tough job if your students are not motivated.

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Re: Help teaching IELTS band 5-6.5

Unread post by deepshika1 » 18 Apr 2018, 06:13

TeacherT wrote:
18 Dec 2014, 06:36
Does anyone here teach IELTS?

I need help with the 5-6.5 band book.

My students HATE it and I cannot blame them; it's wordy, boring and difficult.

I need inspiration on how to bring the book to life.

Anyone?
I know it is a tough job to keep students interested in boring old english language but maybe if you conducted interactive quizzes somehow, you may be able to get them more excited about english.
If there were no humor, life would be tragic.

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Re: Help teaching IELTS band 5-6.5

Unread post by Nick » 07 Dec 2019, 17:44

If you're teaching academic writing you might like to try the virtual writing tutor evaluation system. It's 100% free.

https://blog.virtualwritingtutor.com/au ... -for-free/

There are four task one tests and there are four tasks two tests.

My experience is that students become more motivated to write and revise when they receive an immediate score and feedback.

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