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Use Strategic Planning in IELTS Part 2 Narrative Task

Yujin Yang


When English is regarded as the lingual franca in the global world, English learners’ communicative competence is
emphasized. In China, however, most of L2 learners’ willingness to communicate and communicative competence is relatively
low. This article focus on how to improve Chinese IELTS learners’ poor communicative competence in the classroom. I mainly
use guided strategic planning in narrative tasks to enhance learners’ fluency and complexity.


Communicative competence; Strategic planning; TBLT; China

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18686/ahe.v6i15.5189