Archive for October 2011

Saturday 29 October 2011

Model Answers and IELTS Writing – why and how?

by Lewis Richards

In his last blog,  Richard Brown described the thinking behind how we organised ‘IELTS Advantage Writing Skills’, and in this one I’d like to talk a little bit about the thinking behind one of the key components of each unit of the book – model answers. Our book has nine units, and each unit starts […]

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Monday 24 October 2011

Teaching particle meanings for phrasal verbs

by Liz Walter

Is there any value in trying to teach students the meanings of adverbs and prepositions commonly used in phrasal verbs? Could it help them understand phrasal verbs they have never met before?   I was thinking about this the other day when a friend told me she was ‘Hoxtoned out’, by which she meant that […]

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Tuesday 11 October 2011

Phrasal verbs and collocation

by Kate Woodford

Our two books for Delta cover the topics of phrasal verbs and collocation, but of course, the topics often coincide.  In Collocations for Natural English, we have a unit called ‘Collocations with phrasal verbs’, presenting collocations that consist of a phrasal verb plus a noun (usually) or an adjective (occasionally) – things like put on […]

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Monday 3 October 2011

Pain relief for IELTS writing

by Richard Brown

 Hi I’m Richard Brown, co-author with Lewis Richards of IELTS Advantage: Writing Skills, which is a new book by Delta aimed at guiding students step by step through the writing module to a score of 6.5 or higher. In this blog I’m going to talk about the thinking behind the organisation of the book, […]

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Saturday 1 October 2011

October’s Delta Download

by Helen Beesley

October's Delta Download is now available! Visit the Downloads area for Part 6, the final part in of our serialisation of Creating Conversation in Class by Chris Sion from Delta Publishing's Professional Perspectives series.

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