IELTS Introduction is a brand new course designed specifically for low-level students wishing to take the IELTS exam. The 12 units aim to train students within an IELTS band of 3-4 in the skills required. Each unit contains a wide range of IELTS tasks, with exercises aimed at developing listening skills, speaking skills, reading skills as well as providing extensive writing practice; all of the material any beginner level student will need for IELTS success! The book adopts a guided, step-by-step approach to tasks so that lower-level students are gently introduced to what is needed in the IELTS exam. There are shorter reading passages and listening tasks with IELTS-type questions to familiarise students with what to expect in the exam. The IELTS Introduction Study Skills pack can be bought in addition to the student's book and includes a full IELTS practice test.
Sam McCarter's teaching career spans a period of more than 30 years, starting in Sierra Leone in West Africa as a volunteer. He has taught a wide range of subjects covering IELTS, Latin, basic literacy, academic English and ESP, specializing in teaching English for Medical Purposes (EMP) and English for Occupational Purposes (EOP) in the medical field. Sam is the author of a number of textbooks for IELTS published by Macmillan and IntelliGene, and medical English for OUP. He has also edited glossaries for CD-ROMs on tropical medicine and worked for a range of organizations in the medical field, including WHO. Recent publications include Ready for IELTS with a Teacher's Book published by Macmillan and Medicine 2 with a Teacher's Resource Book, published by OUP. Sam now devotes his time to writing and teaching academic English and ESP via video-conferencing. He is currently working on several publications. His interests are methodology in IELTS and ESP.