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Vocabulary focused language learning on IELTS writing development: A case study


Mohseni, A and Satariyan, A, Vocabulary focused language learning on IELTS writing development: A case study, Iranian EFL Journal, 9, (1) pp. 206-217. ISSN 1836-8743 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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In the current study the role of learning limited range of vocabulary on the IELTS writing skill proficiency has been explored. Participant included an Elementary English student whose first language is Persian and who has once took the IELTS test with the overall band score 6.0 and the writing band score 5.5. In order to answer the research questions, the researcher has employed qualitative research study as the methodology and case study as the research strategy. Successively, the participant was about to write a story on his own using the vocabulary of a vocabulary book along with their use and collocation. The student`s writings were then analyzed every session to see if there was any changes in the frequency of used words by the researcher. Finally, a reliable IELTS writing test was taken from the student and it was seen although the student seemed to have some collocation mistakes, his writing skill has been improved. As a result of the Iranian EFL Journal 207 second IELTS exam taken three months later after the first one, it has been seen that the participant`s writing band score has been increased one mark to 6.5.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:IELTS writing, writing development, essay writing, vocabulary-based language teaching
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Curriculum and pedagogy not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Satariyan, A (Mr Adnan Satariyan)
ID Code:84258
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2013-05-01
Last Modified:2014-06-03
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