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屠鸭之路——simon大作文

chenmo · 10月7日 · 2020年 · · · 本文共29445个字 · 预计阅读99分钟1372次已读
屠鸭之路——simon写作篇

屠鸭之路——simon写作(大作文)

说在前面

simon的写作课,在雅思备考上是有一定地位的。但仅从我个人感觉而言,simon的课可能不会帮助我们快速提高雅思的分数,他相反是从一个客观的角度去分析雅思作文,而且强调的也是提高我们自身的硬实力。尽管他会在这里教我们一些技巧,以及一些看上去很好的“应试方法”,但其实更多的是需要我们自身的练习。就像他在视频中反复强调的那样“You need lots of practice"。

写作本身就没有说什么哪个老师的好,哪个老师的坏的这种说法,只是看适合谁罢了。我在这里记录simon的写作课笔记,也并不是宣传他的课有多么多么好。相反,只是因为他在介绍雅思的这个角度上,更加简单粗暴。也有可能是心理作用:毕竟人家是前考官,他写的,在某些程度上应该是考官普遍喜欢的文章类型。当然,个人看法,看看就好,别当真。

此外,只是单纯觉得,simon的课能帮我真的提高硬实力吧,毕竟在这种时候去“应试”没有什么意义了,提高自己的实力才是王道。所以就在这里,把他的11节写作课,视频里的大致内容都记录下来,一个算是方便以后自己查阅,另一个也算方便同样屠鸭的朋友们。

⭐️ 注意:由于simon是全英文授课,所以在记录笔记的时候,有一些没有展现在PPT里的片段,我觉得重要的,我都有听写出来,并用引言的方式标注。但毕竟我听力能力一般般,难免会有一些失误,若发现有误,还请在评论区指出。

An IELTS training course

  1. Understand the task

  2. Break the task into parts

  3. methods, techniques

    • methods for different parts of the task
  4. Lots of practice

  5. Feedback, measure progress

    • you probably need someone to check your work, give you feedback, on what you doing right, on what you doing wrong

 

1️⃣Understand the task

Write an essay

  • Minimum 250 words, no maximum

    • otherwise you may lose your score
  • 40 minutes

About?

  • Universal topics

    • e.g. Family, health, education, work
  • 3 or 4 main types of question

Four scoring criteria

  1. Task Response

    • Have you answer the question?
    • If you didn't answer the question, you may get a lower score.
  2. Coherence and cohesion

  3. Vocabulary

  4. Grammar

I tell my students to focus on the first three, to forget really about the grammar. You can improve your grammar very slowly in my experiences. Gradually reducing the mistakes you make. But I think you can improve much faster on the other three.

Break the task into parts

  • 250 words
  • 4 paragraphs
  • about 13 sentences

Introduction

  • 2 sentences

    • Not too long in this paragraphs

Two main paragraphs

  • 5 sentences each

    • if you want a higher score, you really need to focus all of your best words, your best vocabulary, most of your attention on your main paragraphs.

Conclusion

  • 1 sentence

Timing

total 40 minutes

  • Introduction: 5 minutes
  • Main body: 20 minutes
  • Conclusion: 5 minutes

 

2️⃣Introduction

How to write a short, but effective introduction for writing task 2. To become better writing introductions, you need a method, and you need to practice the same method every time you write the essay. By practicing the same method, you become faster, and you become more confident writing in that way.

Method:

2 sentences

  • introduce the topic
  • give a general answer to the question

Only two sentences that about 30 to 40 words. Why don't we write a long introduction?

  • That would be a waste of time.
  • You can't get a high score just from your introduction. If you want get a higher score, you really need focus on the main body paragraphs.

 

Four types of question:

  1. Discussion
  2. Opinion
  3. Problem and solutions
  4. Two-part question

Discussion