IELTS Preparation and Novel Study
July 11, 2019
Year 11 English students at Assumption College English Program have recently completed mock IELTS Speaking and Listening exams. Prior to that, in class, students tooled up with practice tests, strategies related to IELTS, and speaking activities.
To emulate the pressure and anxiety students feel when speaking English alone in a room with a stranger (IELTS examiner), Foundation English students were given IELTS topics and filmed each other speaking to camera for an audience. Students showed gradual improvement in their ability to generate ideas under pressure.
Meanwhile, Year 10 students have been enjoying the novel The Outsiders. On Thursdays, students have been contemplating group vs individual identity and class warfare, before attending military training, which has recently begun for Year 10 students.
Good luck in your forthcoming exams!
Text by Mr John Stillie