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Helpful Hints for

ACADEMIC MODULE
BY GARRY ADAMS & TERRY PECK

Practice Tests and Hints for IELTS
Listening • Reading • Writing • Speaking
fully updated for new IELTS Speaking Test format

101 Helpful Hints for IELTS

PUBLISHER'S ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
The publishers are grateful for permission to use copyright material. We would like to acknowledge the original sources of text material listed below. Permission has been sought to reproduce all material whose source could be identified. Information that will enable the publishers to rectify any error or omission in subsequent editions will be welcome. The nine Band Score descriptions on page 12 are reproduced from The IELTS Handbook, a joint publication of the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate, The British Council, and IDP Education Australia: IELTS Australia. The reading passage "Regional Student Survey" on page 97, is adapted from The ELICOS Student Contextualised - Facts & Figures by Ms. CM. Bundesen, with permission of the author.

AUTHORS' ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
We would like to acknowledge the support of the following people: Bruce Bell, HelenkaPiotrowski, Laurent Seibert, Andrew Thomas (Sydney English Language Centre), and Soon-Young Yoon.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Terry Peck and Garry Adams have extensive IELTS coaching experience, both having been involved in implementing and designing IELTS coaching programmes. Terry Peck was an IELTS examiner for a number of years in Sydney, Australia.

AVAILABLE BY THE AUTHORS:
'101 Helpful Hints for IELTS - Academic Module' International Edition - Practice Book & Cassette Book: ISBN # 0 9587604 6 2 Cassette: ISBN # 0 9578980 0 2 '101 Helpful Hints for IELTS - General Training Module' International Edition - Practice Book & Cassette Book: ISBN # 0 9587604 9 7 Cassette: ISBN # 0 9578980 0 2 '202 Useful Exercises for IELTS' International Edition - Practice Book & Cassette Book: ISBN # 0 9587604 7 0 Cassette: ISBN # 0 9578980 1 0 '202 Useful Exercises for IELTS' Australasian Edition - Practice Book & Cassette Book: ISBN # 0 9587604 5 4 Cassette: ISBN # 0 9578980 2 9

SOON:

'101 Helpful Hints for IELTS - Academic Module' International Edition - Practice CD-ROM and Manual '101 Helpful Hints for IELTS - General Training Module' International Edition - Practice CD-ROM and Manual '303 The Speaking Room for IELTS' Video/CD-ROM/Cassette and Manual '404 Practice Listening Tests for IELTS' Practice Book & Cassettes Book: ISBN # 0 9587604 8 9 Cassettes: ISBN # 0 9578980 4 5

First published in Sydney, Australia 2000 ISBN 0 9587604 6 2 Adams & Austen Press Pty. Ltd. A.B.N. 96 087 873 943 PO Box 509, Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia 1475 Tel/Fax: 612-9568-1768 Email: aap@aapress.com.au Copyright © T. A. Peck 1999

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without permission in writing from the publisher.

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Illustrations by H. Piotrowski and T. Peck Printed and bound in Australia by Southwood Press, Marrickville, NSW. 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Contents

CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION
How to Use This Book What is IELTS? -An Overview - The IELTS Academic Module Sub-tests - Myths and Truths about IELTS - Some Interesting World Wide WebSites for Teachers and Students

Page
4 5- 10 5 6-7 8-9 10 11 12 - 19 20-31 32 - 46 47 - 73 47 - 54 55 - 61 62 - 63 64 - 73 74 - 83 84

101 HELPFUL HINTS
Using the Hints IELTS Test - Basic Hints (1 - 15) Listening Test Hints (16 - 36) Reading Test Hints (37 - 58) Writing Test Hints (59 - 82) - A Basic Understanding -Writing Task 1 - Sentence Construction - Writing Task 2 Speaking Test Hints (83 - 101) Notes

PRACTICE TESTS
How to Take the Practice Tests Practice Test One - Practice Listening Test One - Practice Reading Test One - Practice Writing Test One - Practice Speaking Test One Practice Test Two - Practice Listening Test Two - Practice Reading Test Two - Practice Writing Test Two -...
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