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IELTS Scheme of WorkWeek & ThemeWT1 Focus, Grammar & LexisWT2 Focus, Grammar & LexisSpeaking and Pronunciation FocusCore Listening & StrategiesCore Reading & Strategies
1Lifestyle &FamilyIntro to examWriting introductions (file on shared drive)Getting to know the band descriptorsAppropriate vocabulary - New Insight p. 100Activities by gender in Instant pp. 79-80Simple Line Chart)General Vocabulary ReviewRecommended In-class: (1.1)The graph below shows the consumption of fish and some different kinds of meat in a European country between 1979 and 2004. (IELTS 7, Test 2, p.53) The graph below compares the number of visits to two new music sites on the web. IELTS Testbuilder 1, Test 1, p.31 (1.2)The graph below shows the number of passenger railway journeys made in Great Britain between 1950 and 2004/5. (Testbuilder 2 p.30) (1.3) The graph below shows four countries of residence of overseas students in Australia. (IELTS Practice Tests OUP, Test 1, p. 32)The graph below shows the consumption of fish and some different kinds of meat in a European country between 1979 and 2004.(IELTS 7, Test 2, p.53)The graph below shows the population figures of different types of wild birds in the United Kingdom between 1970 and 2004.(Grammar for IELTS p. 222)Additional suggestionsObjective adv SB p82-83: different graphs to practise compare-contrast language + WB p48-49.Objective int SB p30-31: line graphs + interpreting data.Complete SB p14-16: different charts for comparison + introduction.Complete SB p35-36: line graph. Topic = languages studied at school + WB p7: vocab percent/percentage.Complete WB p23: line graphs. = A model answer exists!Compare and contrastGood introductions/conclusions NEF Advanced pp.64-65Children and lifestyles Instant pp.88-89
Useful phrases (1) - NEF Advanced pp.64-65Getting to know the band descriptorsUnit 4 Vocab for IELTS (Lifestyles)In-class writing:Low-cost airlines have revolutionized travel - but at what price?ORThe growth of online shopping has greatly improved life for the consumer.
Childcare in F2F Upper-Int workbook + Ready p. 138 + Own Task examples document
1. Big families used to be commonplace but nowadays there is a trend towards smaller more nuclear families.Do you think this is a positive or negative trend?2. In some families there is more than one television in the home, with each family member even having their own TV.Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of having more than one TV set per home. (from Ready)Thematically related subtopics: Downshifting (i.e. leading a slower life. C.f. Objective Adv WB p. 30) Work/life balance (c.f. Objective Adv WB p. 40)Additional suggestionsObjective int SB p82-83: connecting ideas. Use of linking words.Complete WB p52: 3 different essay plans + paragraphs. Topic = clothes and lifestyle. [Two opinions]Speaking overview:teachers.cambridgeesol.org/ts/digitalAssets/114847_IELTS_Speaking_Overview.pdfGetting to know the band descriptors
Ready for Speaking in Ready pp. 176-181Test Folder 3 Objective Adv. Pp. 38-39Test Folder 9 Objective Int. Pp. 116-117
Collins Speaking (Unit 1) pp. 8-15 + tape scriptWe are Family - Sister Sledge
Part 1: Hometown Colours Sport Animals & Pets Restaurants Dreams Being on time Daily routinesPart 2: Describe a photograph you have taken which is important to you. Describe a film you have enjoyed. Describe a friend of your family you remember from your childhoodAdditional suggestionsComplete SB p13: part 1 Qs + sentence stress.Complete SB p72: part 1: Qs about family and friends + paraphrasing.Complete TB p14: studying abroad + accommodation.Listening overview:teachers.cambridgeesol.org/ts/digitalAssets/114845_IELTS_Listening_Overview.pdfFocus on exam orientation & prediction skillsSection 1Ready p.11 (Volunteering) [note completion (4); form completion (4); multiple choice type 3 (2)]Instant pp. 5-6 (A house to rent) (note completion (7); multiple choice type 3 (3)]Section 2focus p120 golden rules of listeningMarathon - tips for spectators "Complete IELTS 5 - 6.5" p. 117 [sentence completion (7); matching (3)]Focus p.62 (10 ways to slow down your life) [sentence completion (10)]Section 3Ready p.31 (Health club case study) [multiple choice type 2 (1); note completion (4); table completion (5)]Ready p118 art projectSection 4Focus p120 Making the most of your memoryAdditional suggestionsComplete SB p80-81: Section 4. Task = sentence completion. Topic = Traditional Japanese form of stitching.Readyp.165 (section 2-travel) Ready WB p.35 (section 4-pollution)AWL Audio: When to Tie the Knot; Happiness is Family?Reading overview:teachers.cambridgeesol.org/ts/digitalAssets/114837_IELTS_AC_Reading_Overview.pdf Focus on skimming, scanning & reading intensivelyOut of this World Focus on IELTS p. 150 (Sentence Completion (4), True/False/Not Given (5),Matching (3))Hurry Sickness Focus on IELTS p. 51 (Matching Headings (6), Multiple Choice type 2 (1); Multiple Choice type 3 (3); Summary Completion (4))On the Wing IELTS Reading Strategies p. 38 (Matching Headings, True/False/Not Given)Make Allowances for your Kids Dollar Values IELTS Reading Strategies p. 78 (Multiple Choice)RP1 The Need to Belong IELTS for Academic Purposes Practice Test p.79-82 [summary completion (5); flow-chart completion (5); multiple choice type 1 (2); multiple choice type 2 (1)]RP2 What is an ASBO? IELTS for Academic Purposes Practice Test p.31-34 [multiple choice type 3 (3); multiple choice type 2 (1); multiple choice type 1 (2); sentence completion (7)]Passage 2 The Truth about Lying Complete IELTS 5 6.5 pp. 70-72 [matching headings (6); matching features (4); sentence completion (3)]Storytelling Vocabulary for IELTS pp. 105-107 [matching (people) (8); sentence completion (with box) (4)]Additional suggestionsObjective int SB p90-91: locating information.Objective int SB: p86-87: Topic = making choices + vocab = collocations with adverbs.Complete SB p77-79: Section 3. Topic = Fashion and design. Tasks = MC, Y/N/NG, matching sentence endings. Vocab = dress / clothes.Complete WB p48-49: Section 3. Topic = Fashion and design. Task = MC.Complete WB p44-45: Section 2. Topic = Establishing your birth rights. Task = matching.AWL Reading: When to Tie the Knot; Happiness is ... Family?
PracticeTestRecommended:(1.4) The graph gives information about how much people in the United States and the United Kingdom spend on petrol.(IELTS Trainer, Test 4, p.133)(1.5) The graph below gives information about international tourist arrivals and departures in different parts of the world.(IELTS Trainer, Test 3, p.114)(1.6) The graph below gives information from a 2008 report about consumption of energy in the USA since 1980 with projections until 2030.(IELTS 9, Test 4, p.101)The graph below shows the quantities of goods transported in the UK between 1974 and 2002 by four different modes of transport(IELTS 8, Test 4, p. 101)We live in an electronic information age. It is easier to be connected by technology yet many people seem no closer to feeling happy in their lives. Comment by David Ayliffe: This is not (really) a lifestyle questionDiscuss. (IELTS on Track p.160)Part 1: Two framesPart 2: Long turn as normalPart 3: 3-4 follow-up questions.
2Science &TechFeedback from week 1 writing with grammar spot
(Pie) ChartTalking about the futureIn-class writing:http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2009/10/28/how-apple-sliced-its-pie-in-2009/The pie charts below show units of electricity production by fuel source in Australia and France in 1980 and 2000.(IELTS 7, Test 4, p.101)(2.1) The charts below show the world traffic volume measured in passenger kilometre-miles(Ready, p.68) (2.2) The charts below provide information about energy generation by fuel type in Florida in two separate years.(Ready p.69)The two pie charts show the average spending by households in a country at two different points in its economic development(Grammar for IELTS p. 220)Additional suggestionsComplete WB p45-46: pie charts. Topic = Relationships at work and at home.Advantages vs. disadvantagesWriting correction code analysis with examplesCommonly misspelled words Check pp.47-48Feedback from week 1 writingIn-class writing:Mobile telephones have both advantages and disadvantages. Discuss.Spelling test based on vocabulary from http://www.cambridge.org/servlet/file/store7/item621097/version1/VocabForIELTS_WLM_FrequentlyMisspeltWords.pdf or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commonly_misspelled_words
1. Technology has altered the ways that people engage with each other. How has technology impacted on the kinds of relationships that people have? Has technology affected relationships in a positive or negative way? 2. Television is the worst invention in modern times.Do you agree or disagree?3. Social media is really anti-social.What do you think?4. Some people fear that technology is gradually taking over control of our lives, while others think that it has led to many positive developments in all aspects of their lives.Discuss both these views and give your own opinion. (from Ready)Additional suggestionsComplete WB p28: Agree/disagree. Topic = The use of media has a negative effect on personal relationships between people. Vocab p29: linking words = however, although, even, on the other hand.Technology - Collins pp. 48-55. XXXPart 1: News Technology Media Shopping Email The InternetPart 2: Describe an item of technology that you couldn't be without. Describe a TV programme you enjoy watching. Describe a gadget you have which is important to you. Describe an important invention before the age of computer. Describe a website you use oftenPart 3: Technology &The workplace Technology &Creativity Technology &Money Technology &Privacy Technology &The family Technology &The futureAdditional suggestionsComplete SB p42-43: parts 2 & 3. Topi