Critical Reading and Writing II is a two-skill integration of reading and writing designed to help learners of English who plan to take the IELTS exam to demonstrate that they have the required ability to communicate effectively in English, either at work or at university locally and internationally. It is ideal for learners who are aiming for band score 4.0 or higher on the IELTS test (CEF level B1 and above).
Develop the students’ English reading and writing proficiency to reach IELTS 4.0 (CEF B1 level).
At the end of the course, the students will be able to get:
1. Knowledge– Memorise vocabulary from 120 to 150 academic words.- Identify a text for the main idea by skimming and specific information by scanning.- Identify the meaning of new or unknown words in context and increase vocabulary through variety of strategies effectively.- Identify parts of speech and their functions in a text.- Identify pronouns and their reference.- Identify the relationship between textual and graphical information.- Identify the writer’s point of view.- Identify ideas expressed in compound and complex sentences.- Identify arguments for and against a certain issue in a text.- Identify attitude and point of view in fiction.
2. Comprehension– Explain vocabulary from 120 to 150 academic words.- Interpret texts using background knowledge.- Predict the purpose of a text using topic sentences and introductory paragraphs.- Interpret graphically presented data (maps, charts, graphs, tables).- Interpret and responds to written information.- Recognise the importance to cite sources and avoid plagiarism.- Discuss articles and reports concerned with contemporary problems in which the writers adopt particular stances or viewpoints.
3. Application– Apply vocabulary from 120 to 150 academic words into reading and writing.- Demonstrate acquisition of both general and level specific vocabulary through a range of strategies.- Transfer relevant information from a text to a table.- Apply their understandings of expository materials by getting the main ideas through paraphrasing effectively.- Uses a sufficient range of vocabulary to write appropriately.
4. Analysis– Connect vocabulary from 120 to 150 academic words into reading and writing.- Distinguish between main ideas and supporting details.- Analyse relationships within and between sentences to understand different text structures- Distinguish between facts and opinions.
5. Synthesis– Construct vocabulary from 120 to 150 academic words into academic writing.- Develop reading fluency and speed by regularly reading extensively outside the classroom.- Create notes from a text.- Write and transfers specific information using standard formats.- Write to communicate information for a variety of purposes.- Read and write various kinds of words, phrases, sentences, paragraphs and essays, including comparison-contrast, persuasive, critical review, reflective, interpretive, and research based essays.- Write all parts of the task with relevant, extended and well supported ideas.Synthesise information and arguments from a number of sources.- Construct a chain of reasoned argument and can speculate about causes, consequences and hypothetical situations.
6. Evaluation– Choose vocabulary from 120 to 150 academic words to write a report and an essay.- Evaluate the information, solve problems, and make inferences and decisions accurately.- Summarize short and long texts.- Assess their own writing and other writing.
Duration of the course: 45 hours
Study Time: Contact us to arrange your class .
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