IELTS Writing Compact GRAPH REVIEW (Academic Task 1) Alireza Ramedani (IELTS cert., TESOL cert., TEFL cert., D.O.S with RP)
To Atiyeh, my dearest
About the Author Alireza Ramedani has been a very active language instructor for the past ten years. He has taught in several language institutes, colleges and universities and has supervised a couple of them for the last ten years. With a bachelor's degree in English language and literature and a master’s degree in TEFL from a prestigious university (FUM) he is more than qualified to run almost all types of language courses. However, to further his career, he has participated in di ff erent workshops such as one held by Sussex Downs. He also graduated from a TESOL course ran by Sussex Downs in collaboration with Sanjesh, Imam Reza University and Iran IELTS with a merit degree. He has passed some courses held for IELTS examiner candidates.
Preface This book is the result of over 10 years of teaching IELTS writing skills in Rah Pouyandegan Language School as well as a couple of other institutes in Mashhad. I must confess that some excerpts are chosen from different other books. I was not very resourceful when it came to finding pictorials. As a result I used parts of their printed material. My purpose here was to create a to-the- point and complete account of how task 1 and task 2 of IELTS writing modules should be dealt with. Most books I have taught are either not cohesively sound or unnecessarily detailed. When it comes to exam preparation in Iran, the milestone is concision and simplicity. This set of materials attempt to prepare individuals within the context of a classroom or in the comfort of their homes for those who prefer to self-study. Alireza Ramedani Winter, 2012
Acknowledgement I must thank the management of Rah Pouyandegan International Language School as well as all my coworkers for their support in the process of compiling this piece of work.
Dear Teachers and Students, The IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing is not an easy part of the exam. Describing a graph well in 20 minutes is not something most people can do straight away whether they are English speakers or not. The fact that it is in a foreign language for you as well does not help. Practice is the magic word though. Even good English users need practice with IELTS practice tests and it could mean all the difference between pass and fail. There is limited practice available and it's quite expensive. The Task for the IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing Basically the IELTS Academic Task 1 Writing is an information transfer task related to the factual content of an input text, graph, table or diagram. It can be combinations of these inputs. Usually you will have to describe the information given in 1, 2 or 3 inputs but sometimes you will have to describe a process shown in a diagram. Here you are required to write a minimum of 150 words.
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