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Using Road to IELTS in the classroom

Last month we looked at how teachers at Sciences Po, a leading university in France, dedicate class time to showing students how Road to IELTS functions (see below). Students are then expected to use the program independently, with regular catch-up sessions with tutors. But what if you want to use the program in class as part of your IELTS preparation course?

This month, we invited Adam Forrester, a Specialist in IT Project Management and MOOCs, to come up with three short lesson plans for class activities preparing students for IELTS Speaking. Adam focused on a setup where a teacher has a single computer in class with a data projector. He also assumes that the teacher has access to a printer and/or photocopier.

Click to download the activity sheets:

  1. Understanding what you have to do in IELTS Speaking
  2. Answering questions in Speaking Part 1
  3. What to say when you don’t understand the question

The activities range from 15 to 30 minutes and include a range of interactions including presentations, pairwork, groupwork and worksheets.

Please do use these classroom activities — and let us know how you get on!

More ideas on IELTS preparation:
British Council France: Providing IELTS support for universities
, in which Andrew Stokes talked to Tanguy Perrichot on providing IELTS support to universities in France.
IELTS preparation: Getting students excited, which outlines a successful 45-minute orientation session to get your students started on the IELTS journey.
“I’m a busy teacher and we don’t run IELTS classes…”, which suggests a four-step process that will provide a structure for the students’ work, leaving the teachers free to guide and advise.

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