His coaching entails getting ideas, organizing details, and developing the topic into clear, grammatical written English.
He also provides exercises in proof reading and editing to transform the writing for both Tasks into a finished piece.
Activities within each themed unit lead towards a fully updated exam-style task which enables students to use their newly acquired writing skills and to familiarise themselves with the exam.
The book begins with a Foundation unit to increase awareness of key aspects of writing and concludes with a Review unit which draws together the main techniques presented and practised.
We can recommend the following books for ESL purposes; 1.
Writing: Student's Book (Skills for First Certificate S.) Malcolm Mann, Steve Taylore-Knowles; Paperback 112 pages Publisher: Macmillan ELT 2003 The features of the "Writing" volume of this series include: composition development, guiding students through the production of a specific piece of writing; model compositions; and exam practice, giving students the chance to practise what they have learnt as homework.The integrated writing practice contained in this book is useless.The questions are not similar in any way to the real test.On the Barron’s practice tests, students are asked a general question about the topic which they answer using their notes. This problem with the writing practice is inexcusable.Students studying with this book will not be prepared for the integrated writing section which accounts for ⅛ of their total score!The same error is reflected in the practice tests included in the book.This is a relatively minor problem, but really should have been corrected in the most recent version of the book.Indeed, students may actually lower their writing score by studying from this book.Barron’s should withdraw their book from publication until it is fixed.He also provides exercises in proofreading and editing.Over 180 model essays and model integrated tasks are included for students to read and analyze.