Monday, January 09, 2017

IELTS Express Upper Intermediate Second Edition Unit 2 Writing p.22-25

(Supplementary Materials for Specific Textbooks--IELTS Express Upper Intermediate)

Board Race: drive, docs, pub
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Board Race.  There are 10 questions.  All of the questions are from pages 22, 23, 24, and 25.  Work as a team to find the answers in your book.  Then write the answer on the board.  Only one team member may go up to the board at a time.  You may not bring this piece of paper or your textbook with you to the board.  The first team to get the correct answers to all 10 questions up on the board will get a prize.
1. Task 1 provides __________ of the total marks for the Writing module, so it is advisable to spend no more than __________ of your time on it.
2. It isn’t necessary to include __________.
3. Divide the main body of your essay into two or three __________.
4. What are you assessed on in task 1? (Hint: There are 4 criteria for task 1)
5. In task I, you are expected to write a short descriptive report on __________ or __________.  This __________ is most commonly presented in the form of  __________, __________, or __________.
6. Follow this writing process: __________, __________, __________.
7. Write a brief introduction in your own words using information from the question and headings in a table or axis in a graph, etc.  Don’t __________.
8. In the exam, you might be asked to describe two graphs or diagrams.  If this is the case, you need to __________ and __________ the information and make __________ between the two.
9. What are some examples of the language of comparison?  (Hint: Your book lists 4 phrases).
10. The Academic Writing module consists of __________ tasks and takes __________.
1. one-third, one-third
2. every fact in the graph
3. paragraphs
4. * how well you address the question
   * how well your answer is organized (including how the information is linked together)
   * vocabulary
   * and sentence structure (including use of an appropriate academic style)

5. visual information, data, visual information, statistical bar charts, pie charts, tables

6. think, plan, write

7. simply copy the wording in the exam question

8. compare, contrast, connections

9. more/less numerous than, twice as many as, double, a fraction of

10. 2, 1 hour

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