I love training IELTS teachers using loop input.

What is it, you ask? Learning about stuff (e.g. a teaching method) using the thing (e.g. the method) itself. 

In other words, when the WHAT is shown through its own HOW. (Google Tessa Woodward and ‘loop input’ if you want to know more).

Here’s a text about MATCHING SENTENCE ENDING QUESTIONS though a couple of… yes, you guessed it, MATCHING SENTENCE ENDING QUESTIONS. 😉

“Read the following summary about matching sentence ending questions. Then complete each sentence with the correct ending A-E below.

Test takers are given the first half of a sentence based on the text and asked to choose the best way to complete it from a list of possible options. They will have more options to choose from than there are questions. Test takers must write the letter they have chosen on the answer sheet. The questions are in the same order as the information in the passage, that is, the answer to the first question in this group will be found before the answer to the second question and so on. This task type may be used with any type of text. Matching sentence endings assesses the test takers’ ability to understand the main ideas within a sentence.

1) Candidates read the first part of the sentences about the text and pick

2) The questions are extra challenging because test takers will have to select from

3) Applicants should exploit the fact that the questions follow

A) the options in the passage.

B) the same sequence of ideas as in the text.

C) the most suitable options to end them with.

D) the information on the answer sheet.

E) a higher number of choices than stems.”


1) C

2) E

3) B)

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Hi. I’m Fatime. I’m an IELTS Teacher Trainer, helping CELTA-qualified English language teachers become better at teaching SKILLS, as opposed to just testing them. 

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