Delta Publishing Catalogue

IELTS Advantage: Speaking & Listening Skills

Step-by-step guidance for IELTS Speaking and Listening

Author: Jon Marks

ISBN: 9783125015753

Series:IELTS Advantage

IELTS Advantage: Speaking & Listening Skills is a comprehensive resource for achieving 6.5 or higher in the Speaking and Listening modules of the IELTS exam.  Students are guided step-by-step through the different stages of the speaking and listening modules, using lively material covering a wide range of the topics that are likely to occur in the exam.

The step-by-step approach guides students to success using features such as Try it first!, Spotlight on language, Exam skills, Prepare and practise and Pronunciation focus. There are plentiful exam-practice opportunities, and students can compare model speaking tests with their own versions in order to acquire further useful ideas and strategies.

IELTS Advantage: Speaking & Listening Skills:

  • shows students how to give the well-structured, detailed replies that examiners are looking for in the speaking module
  • contains numerous audio examples of model speaking test performances on the accompanying CD
  • covers a wide range of the key grammar and vocabulary that students will need to give their best possible performance in the exam
  • advises on strategies for getting the best possible score on the day of the exam
  • explains the formats of the listening module, and how to answer them successfully
  • includes exam practice material covering all parts of the listening module
  • includes audio exam practice material for the listening module

Key features:

  • Suitable for classroom study or self-study
  • Includes audio CD, audio transcripts and answer key
  • Four full-length speaking test role-plays covering topics which commonly appear in the exam
  • Frequent exam tips to help students achieve a higher score
  • Check-and-challenge sections allow students to revise material and take their skills to the next level
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Jon Marks

I’ve been working in ELT since taking a character-buildingly awful job in a desolate agricultural town in the middle of Spain back in 1988.

Since then, I’ve taught and trained teachers in half-a-dozen countries, and in the mid nineties I began contributing material and cartoon illustrations to ELT publications.

I’ve written a number of books, including the Puzzle Time series and IELTS Resource Pack for Delta Publishing. Since 2004 I’ve been a full-time materials developer, working on a wide range of projects including online learning resources.

In the small world that’s ELT, I’m probably best-known for my regular cartoon strip in English Teaching Professional magazine..