Arguing about how the world is or how the world should be : the role of argument in IELTS Test Journal Item

@inproceedings{Coffin2010ArguingAH,
  title={Arguing about how the world is or how the world should be : the role of argument in IELTS Test Journal Item},
  author={Caroline Coffin},
  year={2010}
}
Non native speakers of English wishing to study at tertiary level in English speaking countries are increasingly required to prove their English language competence by taking an internationally recognised test such as the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the International English Language Testing Systems (IELTS). This article reports on the analysis of a corpus of scripts written in response to a section of the IELTS test requiring students to write a short argument essay. The… CONTINUE READING

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