IELTS Strategies and Tips
by Lougheed, Lin







Introduction
Definitions
1(1)
IELTS Basic Strategies
1(11)
Reading
2(6)
Listening
8(4)
IELTS Basic Tips
12(1)
IELTS Study Contract
12(1)
Self-Study Activities
13(6)
1 IELTS Listening Module
Overview
19(1)
General Strategies
20(4)
Listening for Words
20(3)
Listening for Numbers
23(1)
Specific Strategies
24(26)
Section 1 Conversation
24(1)
Complete a Form
24(2)
Complete a Table
26(2)
Choose Answers from a List
28(2)
Section 2 Talk
30(1)
Complete Sentences
30(1)
Label a Diagram, Plan, or Map
31(4)
Give a Short Answer
35(2)
Section 3 Discussion
37(1)
Choose an Answer from Multiple Choices
37(3)
Label a Diagram
40(2)
Match Words and Phrases
42(3)
Section 4 Talk or Lecture
45(1)
Classify Words or Statements
45(2)
Complete Notes
47(1)
Complete a Flowchart
48(2)
Strategy Review
50(5)
2 IELTS Reading Module
Overview
55(2)
Strategies
57(28)
Matching
57(2)
Short Answer
59(2)
True, False, Not Given and Yes, No, Not Given
61(3)
Labeling a Diagram
64(2)
Completing Sentences
66(2)
Matching Sentence Endings
68(2)
Choosing Headings
70(3)
Matching Information
73(2)
Choosing Answers from a List
75(2)
Classifying Information
77(2)
Completing Notes and Summaries
79(2)
Completing Tables and Flowcharts
81(2)
Multiple Choice
83(2)
Strategy Review
85(8)
3 IELTS Writing Module
Overview
93(3)
Task 1
96(2)
Sample Graphics
96(2)
General Strategies
98(3)
Recognize the Parts of a Graphic
98(2)
Use the Title
100(1)
Opening Statement
101(9)
Summarize the Information
101(3)
Describe the Graphic Using Time
104(2)
Describe the Graphic Using Location
106(2)
Describe a Process Diagram
108(2)
Describing Data
110(7)
Ask Wh- Questions
110(3)
Show the Steps in a Process
113(4)
Analyzing Data
117(10)
Compare and Contrast Data
117(3)
Summarize Similarities and Differences
120(2)
Describe Changes and Trends
122(3)
State Facts
125(2)
Conclusion
127(2)
State the Purpose
127(2)
Grammar
129(10)
Prepositions of Time
129(1)
Prepositions of Amount
130(1)
Comparisons
131(2)
Plurals
133(1)
Articles
134(1)
Subject-Verb Agreement
135(2)
Verb Tenses
137(2)
Spelling
139(1)
Check and Revise
140(4)
Strategy Review
144(2)
Task 2
146(1)
Introduction
147(4)
Restate the Task
147(2)
Give Your Opinion
149(1)
Write a Thesis Statement
150(1)
Body
151(3)
Expand Your Thesis Statement
151(2)
Introduce Details
153(1)
Conclusion
154(2)
Summarize Your Opinion
154(2)
Grammar
156(8)
Gerunds and Infinitives
156(1)
Modals
157(1)
Active and Passive Voice
158(1)
Relative Pronouns--Subject
159(2)
Relative Pronouns--Object
161(1)
Real Future Conditionals
162(1)
Unreal Conditionals
163(1)
Punctuation
164(2)
Apostrophes
164(2)
Check and Revise
166(8)
Strategy Review
174(9)
Plan Your Essay
174(5)
Write You r Essay
179(3)
Revise Your Essay
182(1)
4 IELTS Speaking Module
Overview
183(2)
Part 1 General Questions About Yourself and Everyday Situations
185(13)
Everyday Vocabulary
185(10)
Verb Tense
195(3)
Part 2 Speak on a Topic Given by the Examiner
198(7)
Introduce Your Talk
198(1)
Pay Attention to Question Words
199(3)
Personal Feelings
202(3)
Part 3 Conversation on Abstract Topics
205(6)
Introduction
206(2)
Supporting Details
208(2)
Clarification
210(1)
Strategy Review
211(2)
APPENDIX
Answer Keys
213(41)
Audioscripts
254(31)
Answer Sheet
285(5)
Audio Track Titles
290


Offers a review of all exam question types and the best strategies for approaching them, along with tips for answering quickly and efficiently, covering such topics as reading and listening comprehension, completing sentences, and labeling diagrams.





Lin Lougheed is the leading authority in ESL test preparation for TOEIC, TOEFL, and IELTS. Dr.Lougheed started his EFL career in 1968 as a Peace Corps volunteer in Turkey. He earned his doctorate at Teachers College, Columbia University and has received two Fulbright awards: a scholar grant in Sri Lanka and a professor grant in Tunisia. As a Foreign Service Officer, he trained teachers and worked with Ministries of Education in Guatemala, Columbia, Haiti, Chile, Sudan, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan. For his publishers he has given teaching training seminars in Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, South Korea and Puerto Rico.In 1983, he founded Instructional Design International, Inc. to develop English teaching materials in all media. Lin is a past member of the TESOL Executive Board and has served as the chair of two special interest groups: Teaching English Internationally and Materials Writers. He has written over 40 English-as-a-foreign-language texts and had a daily radio show in China on business English. He is currently a Trustee of Columbia University Teachers College.






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