Reading and Writing:
As you work through this book, you are introduced to important IELTS reading skills like scanning, skimming, looking for key words and how to fully understand the question instructions. Tips for answering typical reading style questions are given along with many exercises to practice. Task 1 writing skills are based on the mistakes that many students make and this book helps you to avoid. You are taken from a basic understanding of Task 2 writing questions to a completed essay that will impress the examiner. Learn how to complete the writing tasks efficiently so that you do not run out of time.
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.