Developing efficient reading skills for IELTS

Sam McCarter shares his insights into successfully developing learners' reading skills for the IELTS exam. May 2011, Glasgow.

Footage from Sam McCarter's seminar in Glasgow, 2011.

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Submitted by pelinzo on Tue, 06/16/2015 - 07:48


I think that IELTS reading questions are so different from what students are used to in class that it requires a special approach. For example, Yes, No, Not Given questions and matching heading questions are normally completely new to most students. I try to use a TTT approach. First we do a sample question and then talk about the common problems. Then we think about solutions to these problems and a strategy for answering the question. The class then does another question and this usually leads to a big improvement. I've blogged about how we did this in class for each of the different question types if you would like to have a look

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