Many of us TEFLers have taught IELTS. It isn’t an easy subject to learn about and teach. I often hear talk of it being ‘dry’ and also that students don’t get enough help with their writing and speaking. In my experience, these are their weakest skills too.
One easy and fun way to create meaningful and effective IELTS writing lessons is to use the news. Here’s a lesson about how to do it from: Language Moments .
For IELTS speaking, something which can make a big different is knowing examiner and expert tips about what students should and shouldn’t do. You can find out a lot of these in the Top IELTS Speaking Tips ebook available from Smashwords and iTunes.