This past week, I have been introducing my students to the IELTS exam. Some of them are already familiar with it but most of them aren’t. I’ve been trying to ease them in with some overviews and get them exposed to the style of the questions and the topics that are so commonly used.

A few days ago, for example, I introduced them very gently to the IELTS speaking test. Yesterday I gave them this overview of the IELTS reading test, which contains some useful pointers. Then we did some work from a great textbook called Focus on IELTS Foundation. I highly recommend it.