Language Skills College & University Education Research-Oriented Short Presentation
A Comparison of TOEFL iBT and IELTS Writing Essays
The presenter will report the results of a genre-based research to compare essays for TOEFL Independent Writing Task and IELTS Writing Task 2. For analysis, 31 model essays have been selected from three publications: the Official Guide to the TOEFL iBT Test 6th Edition, Official TOEFL iBT Tests Volume 2, and Cambridge IELTS Practice Tests. The presenter will suggest useful essay structures and linguistic features of quality essays for the two tasks respectively.
Yasunori Matsuzono is an associate professor for the Faculty of Economics at Meiji Gakuin University. For more than ten years, he has taught TOEFL and IELTS preparation courses, and he has published nine English learning books. His research interests lie in genre-based teaching approaches, discourse analysis, and testing and assessment.