Thursday, January 26, 2017

IELTS Express Upper Intermediate Second Edition Unit 4 Writing p.44-47

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

Board Race: drive, docs, pub
PowerPoint for Board Race Feedback: drive, slides, pub
PowerPoint for pages 44-47: drive, slides, pub
Agree and Disagree Topics: drive, docs, pub

Board Race.  There are 10 questions.  All of the questions are from pages 44, 45, 46, and 47.  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. Your conclusion should not contain _____________ _____________.
2. Remember to support your ideas using _____________, _____________, _____________ or _____________.
3. TRUE or FALSE: When answering questions like “How Far Do You Agree?” or “To What Extent Do You Agree”, you have to discuss both sides of the issue.
4. If you have a clear opinion on the subject, you may decide to use a _____________ approach.
5. When using a thesis-led approach, you should _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ in the introduction and use subsequent paragraphs to _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________.
6. When using the thesis-led approach, make a general comment in your introduction without _____________ _____________ _____________ _____________.
7. The main paragraphs of an “agree or disagree” essay should contain your presentation.  Each point made in your presentation must be clearly justified with _____________ _____________.
8. Good writers often include a paragraph to _____________ the other side of the argument, even when using the thesis-led approach.
9. How long should you spend on this task?
10. In Writing Task 2 you are presented with an _____________, an _____________, or a _____________.
1. new information
2. reasons, examples, scenarios or statistics
4. thesis-led
5. state your opinion clearly, justify and support your view
6. copying the question wording
7. supporting material
8. refute (disagree with)
9. 40 minutes
10. argument, opinion, problem

  • Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
  • Alcohol should be illegal.
  • Studying grammar is more important than practising conversation skills.
  • Television is the leading cause of violence in today's society.
  • Smoking should be permitted in public places.
  • Females are better students than males.
  • Everyone should plan their own funeral.
  • Reading English is more difficult than writing English.
  • Summer is the best season of the year.
  • High school students should wear uniforms.

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