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1 IELTS Listening & Speaking Fall 2012 Meet twice a week (106FB meet W,F. 108AC meet Th,M.) Instructor: Austin Casey E-mail: email@example.com Office Hours: Room 319 ICB building
2 IELTS Listening & Speaking Important Announcement: I will be doing IELTS training on September 18, 19, and 20. That is Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of this week. No class Wednesday 106FB See you on Friday No class Thursday 108AC See you on Monday
3 Today Finish Stage 1 Sandler p.4-7 (IELTS Listening) Get Ss ready for Model Listening Test Introduce new words p.105-106 Practice Listening p.10-12 If time: IELTS Band Scores
5 Overview of IELTS Listening Test IELTS Listening has 4 sections, each with 10 questions. Each question is worth 1 point. The test is made so that the answers appear in order. During the test, there is time to write down and check your answers. Answers are written on the question paper as you listen. After the CD ends, you have 10 minutes to transfer your answers onto the answer sheet.
6 Listening Example Section TopicInputMain Skill Focus Number of Questions 1Social Needs Conversati on Style Write down facts 10 2Social Needs MonologueWrite down facts 10 3Education and Training Discussion between 2- 4 People Get the main idea 10 4Education and Training Academic Argument Get Speaker's Opinion 10
7 Answer Format write your answer on the answer sheet Timing 30 minutes plus 10 minutes transfer time Points Each question is worth 1 point. There are 40 points total Listening Texts The first 2 sections are about social needs. There is a dialogue between 2 speakers. For example it may be a conversation about taking a trip. Next, there is a monologue, for example a recording about museum opening times. Section 3 and 4 are are more educational. There can be up to 4 people talking so it can be difficult to hear all the voices. For example it may be a conversation between a student and his professor about homework. Section 4 is usually a recorded lecture like a podcast. Overview of IELTS Listening Test
8 Answer Format write your answer on the answer sheet Timing 30 minutes plus 10 minutes transfer time Points Each question is worth 1 point. There are 40 points total Listening Texts The first 2 sections are about social needs. There is a dialogue between 2 speakers. For example it may be a conversation about taking a trip. Next, there is a monologue, for example a recording about museum opening times. Section 3 and 4 are are more educational. There can be up to 4 people talking so it can be difficult to hear all the voices. For example it may be a conversation between a student and his professor about homework. Section 4 is usually a recorded lecture like a podcast. Overview of IELTS Listening Test
9 Task Types (chosen randomly) 1 Forms/Notes/Table 2 Multiple Choice 3 Short Answer NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS 4 Sentence Completion 5 Labeling a Diagram or Map 6 Classification 7 Matching Overview of IELTS Listening Test
10 Other: Each section is played only once. The recordings include different accents like British, American, Australian, New Zealand, South African, Indian, Jamaican, Filipino, and Irish. Overview of IELTS Listening Test
11 What are the topics? Sections 1 and 2 test the types of listening skills needed for basic survival in an English speaking country. So they are usually about accommodation (living), transportation (going around), entertainment, health, or shopping. IELTS Listening Test FAQ
12 Do the different sections use different task types? No, the task types (like finish the sentence or multiple choice) are chosen randomly. Are all of the sections equally difficult? No. The sections start easy and get more difficult. So section 4 is the most difficult. IELTS Listening Test FAQ
13 How do you record your answer? You will get a special paper called a Listening Question Paper during the test. Write down your answers there and later transfer them to the back part of the test called the Answer Sheet. IELTS Listening Test FAQ
14 Will I lose points if the test said NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS, even if one of my words is 'a' or 'the' ? Yes. Answers which exceed the word limit will be marked incorrect. How about spelling? Yes. Of course the wrong spelling of a word will lose you points. You can use US or UK spelling. IELTS Listening Test FAQ
15 Do I have time to read the questions before I have to listen? Yes. There is a few minutes to read the questions before it is time to listen. How many times can we listen to the recording? Only once. IELTS Listening Test FAQ
16 We will do a model listening test. So I want you to get familiar with the IELTS Listening style. IELTS Listening Test FAQ
17 Assignments: You will have 1 listening and 1 speaking homework every week. 1. Listening homework You will listen to the CD at home and report on it the next class. You will talk about what you listened to and I will ask you questions. 2. Speaking homework You will prepare a short 3 minute speech about a topic that I give you every week. You will talk about it in class and I will ask you questions 3. Speaking homework 2 You must give a talk in front of the whole class every 2 weeks.
18 Homework 1: Speaking: Stage 2 p.109 (green book) Describe a city you visited I will speak to students 1 on 1 for 2-3 minutes. This is stage 2 so I will not ask any questions, I will just listen. I will check for grammar and pronunciation problems. Use 5 new words. Listening: Day 3 p.15-18 (red book) Forms & table completion
19 Homework Format: For listening homework, write your answer. Then check the answer in the back of the book. Write the correct answer in red ink. For your 1.5 minute speech I want you to type it, print it, and bring a copy to me in class. Practice your speaking homework before class
20 Points: Class attendance – 10% student can miss only 1 class. 2 lates = 1 absence Coursework – 50% : participation – 10% speaking homework – 10% listening homework – 10% speaking test – 10% (week 5) listening test – 10% (week 5) Session End Exam – 40% = Listening – 20% Speaking – 20%
21 Course Schedule: Lesson ALesson B Lesson 1 Introduction (class syllabus)Student introductions, IELTS intro Lesson 2No Class Homework Due Lesson 3Speaking: Sentence examples: Do p. Lesson 4
22 Code of Conduct: Be nice. Treat other students with respect. Make everyone feel comfortable. No talking while the professor is talking. Please Note: No cell phones (mobile phones) No MP3 Players No Laptops – you won't need them. Bring in your notebook.
23 New Words: Speaking Book (Green Book) p. 105-106 Words about cities. Repeat after me: metropolisancient city countryhistorical city industrial citymedium-sized city small towntourism city bankart gallery beauty salonkindergarten bookstorechurch university flower shop gas stationhardware store hospitallaundromat
24 New Words: Speaking Book (Green Book) p. 105-106 Words about cities. Repeat after me: cafepark librarycinema pets storepost office restaurantshopping mall supermarketvideo rental store museumtheatre sports centerhotel elevated railway greenbelt ferryflyover highwaysquare subwaytram trolley bustelephone booth
25 New Words: Speaking Book (Green Book) p. 105-106 Words about cities. Repeat after me: aridclear crispchilly dampdrizzle freezinggloomy humidwindy intermittent drizzles in the rainy season mild muggyrainy snowysandstorm temperatetropical
26 Homework 1: Speaking: Stage 2 p.109 (green book) Describe a city you visited Prepare for 2-3 minutes (1 paragraph). Write it on paper so I can check. Use at least 5 of the new words. Listening: Day 3 p.15-18 (red book) Forms & table completion
27 IELTS Video 1: Watch the video. Her topic is hometown. Hints: Try to answer each question for at least 1 minute. Speak clearly. You know your topic, so you can practice.