Who and what dictate the reading materials that are chosen for teaching reading skills for IELTS students? The talk will look at three elements: choosing reading passages that are suitable for preparing students for the IELTS examination, the skills that students need to navigate such passages efficiently, and the considerations for publishing reading material for the materials writer.

6 - 6.30pm Welcome
6.30 - 7.30pm Presentation
7.30 - 8.30pm Reception

About Sam McCarter

Sam McCarter's teaching career spans a period of more than 30 years, and he has taught a wide range of subjects covering IELTS, Latin, basic literacy, Academic English and ESP, specialising in teaching English for Medical Purposes (EMP).  Sam is the author of a number of textbooks for IELTS published by Macmillan and IntelliGene. He has also edited glossaries for CD-ROMs on tropical medicine and worked for a range of organisations in the medical field, including WHO. Recent publications include Ready for IELTS and IELTS Introduction. He is co-author of Oxford EAP and also of Medicine 1 and 2 also for Oxford University Press.  Sam now devotes his time to writing and teaching academic English and ESP via video-conferencing. He is currently working on e-media ventures. His interests are methodology in IELTS, ESP and e-media.

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