Advanced IELTS Writing Process by Melbourne English

Learn the 8 Step Process to score 8+ in Task 2 of the IELTS Writing exam. 8 Steps illustrated with 4 perfect examples.
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  • Lectures 38
  • Contents Video: 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Expert Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 4/2015 English

Course Description

This is an advanced IELTS Writing Course that covers Task 2 of the IELTS Writing exam - the 250 word essay. Many students that may already have fairly good English often struggle to achieve an 8 in this difficult component and this course simplifies how to excel in this part of the exam by illustrating the 'Melbourne English Writing Process'.

The instructor leads the students through the 8 Steps by completing 4 perfect 9 band answers to 4 different types of question - The Opinion, The Discussion, The Problem Solution and The Two Part Question.

Part 1 is an overview of the 8 Step 'Melbourne English Writing Process' and the IELTS Writing exam, explaining the 4 key areas that IELTS examiners grade and how to maximize your grade in each area.

Part 2 of the course explains the 8 Steps with explanation overview videos followed by practical application and answering an IELTS 'Opinion' type question.

Part 3 goes through the 8 Step Process again, this time with a 'Discursive' question type. Another 9 band answer is crafted and written for this different topic and question type.

Part 4 deals with the 'Problem Solution' type question and the instructor guides the student through the process of dealing with this style of essay.

Part 5 examines the 'Two Part Question' typology and another 9 band perfect essay is written by walking through the same 8 Steps of the Process.

This course is aimed at advanced students seeking 8 or 9 in IELTS Writing so it may be difficult for beginner or lower intermediate students to follow. After completing this course students will be able to apply the 8 Techniques of the 'Melbourne English Writing Process' to any Task 2 essay question and write an excellent essay in the IELTS exam.

What are the requirements?

  • You should have a reasonable understanding of the English language or be at a level of about 6.5 or higher in IELTS.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Write an excellent Task 2 essay in the IELTS exam
  • Be able to come up with ideas for any Task 2 IELTS essay
  • Structure a Task 2 essay properly
  • Use an academic style and linking vocabulary to achieve a high grade
  • Use the 8 Techniques of the Melbourne English Writing Process

What is the target audience?

  • This course is for upper intermediate or advanced students that need help achieving 8 or 9 in the IELTS Writing exam. If your English is lower intermediate, the course may be difficult to follow due to the academic language and style used by the instructor.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Overview: The Melbourne English Writing Process & IELTS exam grading criteria
03:30

This lecture is an overview of the 8 Techniques of the Melbourne English Writing Process and an analysis of the 4 key areas on which the IELTS examiners grade.

Section 2: The 8 Techniques of the Melbourne English Writing Process
Technique 1. Question Analysis - Overview
Preview
00:50
Technique 1. Question Analysis - Process
Preview
03:07
Technique 2. Brainstorming - Overview
Preview
01:41
Technique 2. Brainstorming - Process
Preview
01:38
Technique 3. Mind Mapping
04:50
Technique 4. Planning - Overview
01:14
Technique 4. Planning - Process
03:40
Technique 5. Contextualise - Overview
01:57
Technique 5. Contextualise - Examples
02:43
Technique 6. Keynotes - Overview
01:14
Technique 6. Keynotes - Process
02:38
Technique 7. Signposts - Overview
01:25
Technique 7. Signposts - Examples
01:53
Techniques 7. Signposts - Process
04:01
Technique 8. Looping - Overview
01:57
Technique 8. Looping - Introduction
02:59
Technique 8. Looping - Conclusion
02:00
Section 2 Recap - 8 Step Process Revision
01:25
Section 3: The Discursive Essay
Discursive Essay - Overview
01:51
Discursive Essay - Question Analysis
01:01
Discursive Essay - Brainstorm & Mind Map
02:45
Discursive Essay - Plan & Contextualise
01:23
Discursive Essay - Keynotes
01:04
Discursive Essay - Link & Loop
03:02
Section 4: The Problem Solution Essay
Problem Solution - Overview
01:20
Problem Solution - Question Analysis
00:38
Problem Solution - Brainstorm & Mind Map
02:30
Problem Solution - Plan & Contextualise
01:20
Problem Solution - Keynotes
01:03
Problem Solution - Link & Loop
03:14
Section 5: The Two Part Question
Two Part Question - Overview
01:23
Two Part Question - Question Analysis
00:45
Two Part Question - Brainstorm & Mind Map
04:36
Two Part Question - Plan & Contextualise
01:16
Two Part Question - Keynotes
01:01
Two Part Question - Link & Loop
03:06
Section 6: Course Wrap up - Revision
03:11

This lecture recaps all that you have learnt with the 8 step Melbourne English Writing Process.

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Instructor Biography

Simon founded Melbourne English in 2012 where he taught IELTS courses and tutorials to a vast range of international students, many of whom went on to excell with 8's and 9's in the IELTS exam. He is the author of the popular 'Melbourne English Writing Process' e-Book IELTS Study Guide, on which this course is based. Simon now tutors IELTS online and teaches at the LVC School of English in London. He qualified with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Social & Political Science in 1999 and a Higher Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language in 2000 at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He has taught English and IELTS in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and the United Kingdom.

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