IELTS: The Complete Guide to Task 1 Writing has been written for both beginners and more advanced students of IELTS and offers an ideal way to prepare more thoroughly for the IELTS test.
The student is taken step by step in simple, plain English through all the various stages of writing a 150-word Task 1 essay. The mistakes commonly made when analysing a diagram are highlighted and, more effective, easy to remember tips are provided to help ensure a higher grade in the exam.
IELTS: The Complete Guide to Task 1 Writing provides over 70 exercises (including 33 complete tests) to help practice exam skills. Diagrams include:
- Bar Charts
- Line Charts
- Pie Charts
- Flow Charts
Model answers are provided for each practice test and help explain more clearly what the IELTS examiner is looking for when he marks the Task 1 essay.
Phil Biggerton has been teaching English in Europe and Asia since 1992 and in this time has taught Taiwanese, Vietnamese, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Indonesian, Saudi Arabian, Nepalese, Iranian, Polish, French, German, Turkish, Russian, Kazakh, and Spanish students. In the last 10 years he has specialised in IELTS and for the last three years he has taught English for Academic Purposes (EAP) pre-sessional courses at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. He also trained as an IELTS examiner and has worked for the British Council in Taipei, Taiwan as an examiner.
He has responsible for teaching reading, writing, listening and speaking examination techniques for the IELTS test and preparing new IELTS practice material. In addition, he has also prepared and conducted placement for new students and helped to train new IELTS teachers.