Mark Griffiths

Biography

I have been teaching English as a foreign language since 1990, mainly in the Czech Republic and China. I first became an IELTS examiner in January 2001 and have written several books on IELTS that have been published in China, selling over 200,000 copies. My work has also been used to create various apps which have been downloaded tens of thousands of times.

The books that I will be publishing on Smashwords are updates of my published works, modified for the international market.

The majority of books will be in the 'English 101 Series' which has proven so popular in China.

The cover photographs on the Smashwords editions are all by the author.

Where to find Mark Griffiths online


Books

51 Letters for IELTS General Training Writing Task 1
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,220. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
This book provides IELTS General Training candidates with 51 model letters to help them prepare for Task 1 of the writing module. The letters cover a wide variety of topics and illustrate how to write for a host of different situations. The author has a long experience of helping General Training candidates achieve high IELTS scores.
English 101 Series: 101 Model Answers for IELTS Writing Task 2 - set 2
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 35,220. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Test preparation
Many candidates like to use model answers when they are preparing for the IELTS speaking and writing modules. This book provides 101 model answers for Writing Task 2, including essays on many of the most recent questions asked during 2013 and the beginning of 2014. The 101 essays have been divided into 12 topic areas.
The IELTS Descriptors Decoded
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Price: Free! Words: 9,850. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - English (insert language book was written in)
So, you’ve decided to take IELTS. You’ve found out what band score you need to achieve in the speaking and writing parts of the test (almost certainly it’s between 5 and 7.5) and you are now asking yourself a very simple, yet very important, question. ‘What do I need to do to get that band score?’
60 Topics for IELTS Speaking with Model Answers
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 134,100. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides -- Tests
Everything you need to know about IELTS Speaking in one book! What exactly do you have to do to get a particular band score? Which easy-to-learn words and phrases can improve your score quickly? What should you include in your answers to impress the examiner? Which aspects of grammar or pronunciation should you focus on?
101 Tips for the IELTS Speaking Module
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,960. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
101 tips for people taking the IELTS speaking test. This book covers everything you need to know when taking the IELTS Speaking test - from eye contact to pronunciation - including the top tips for preparation. This book also contains sample pages from other books by the author. All the tips are based on the author's extensive experience as an IELTS examiner and trainer.
60 Topics for IELTS Speaking
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 56,120. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
Everything you need to know about IELTS Speaking in one book! What exactly do you have to do to get a particular band score? Which easy-to-learn words and phrases can improve your score quickly? What should you include in your answers to impress the examiner? Which aspects of grammar or pronunciation should you focus on?
IELTS Speaking: A Comprehensive Guide
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 136,060. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
Everything you need to know about IELTS Speaking in one book! What exactly do you have to do to get a particular band score? Which easy-to-learn words and phrases can improve your score quickly? What should you include in your answers to impress the examiner? Which aspects of grammar or pronunciation should you focus on?
IELTS Writing: A Comprehensive Guide
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 72,600. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
The first part of the book examines the format of the writing module, the assessment criteria, and the common problems that students face. It also looks at the requirements of the writing module in terms of the use of grammar and various parts of speech. The second part of the book demonstrates how to write reports, letters, and essays for the IELTS writing module, along with many model answers.
English 101 Series: 101 model answers for IELTS writing task 1
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,650. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
Many candidates like to read model answers when they are preparing for the IELTS speaking and writing modules. This book provides one model answer for each of the following 101 task 1 topics for the IELTS writing module.
English 101 Series: 101 grammar exercises
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,520. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
The primary aim of this book is to provide students of English as a foreign or second language with an opportunity to do some simple grammar exercises when they have a limited amount of free time, for example whilst waiting for a friend to join them for lunch or whilst taking a short bus journey. The explanations of grammar problems are therefore not extensive.
English 101 Series: 101 vocabulary problems
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,420. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
This book aims to explain common vocabulary problems to students of English as a foreign or second language and to provide them with an opportunity to do some simple vocabulary exercises.
English 101 Series: 101 conversation phrases
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,220. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
This book is designed for people who are learning English as a foreign language and wish to improve their use of English conversation phrases. This set of conversation phrases contains many similar entries to the 101 connectives book in the ‘English 101’ series.
English 101 Series: 101 phrasal verbs (set 1)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,250. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
This book is designed for people who are learning English as a foreign language and wish to improve their use of English phrasal verbs. This is the first set of 101 phrasal verbs by the author, which was written in 2008. A second set has been published in 2013.
English 101 Series: 101 slang terms (set 1)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,200. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
This book is designed for people who are learning English as a foreign language and wish to improve their use of English slang. This is the first set of 101 slang terms by the author. A second set, written in 2013, is also available.
English 101 Series: 101 proverbs and sayings (set 1)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,120. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
This book is designed for people who are learning English as a foreign language and wish to improve their use of English proverbs and sayings. This is the first set of 101 proverbs and sayings by the author, originally written in 2008. A second set, written in 2013 is also available.
English 101 Series: 101 slang terms (set 2)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,600. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
This book is designed for people who are learning English as a foreign language and wish to improve their use of English slang. This is the second set of 101 slang terms by the author. This book contains 101 slang terms that are frequently used in English, arranged alphabetically. The slang terms are mild but some should be used with care.
English 101 Series: 101 proverbs and sayings (set 2)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,090. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
This book is designed for people who are learning English as a foreign language and wish to improve their use of English proverbs and sayings. This is the second set of 101 proverbs and sayings by the author.
English 101 Series: 101 phrasal verbs (set 2)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,280. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
This book is designed for people who are learning English as a foreign language and wish to improve their use of English phrasal verbs. This is the second set of 101 phrasal verbs by the author.
English 101 Series: 101 connectives
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,950. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
This book is designed for people who are learning English as a foreign language and wish to improve their use of English connectives (conjunctions). Connectives are useful because they join clauses, phrases and sentences together, helping readers and listeners to understand writers and speakers.
English 101 Series: 101 model answers for IELTS writing task 2
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 34,330. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
Many candidates like to read model answers when they are preparing for the IELTS speaking and writing modules. This book provides one model answer for each of 101 IELTS task 2 essay topics.
English 101 Series: 101 model answers for part 2 of the IELTS speaking module
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,330. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
Many candidates like to read model answers when they are preparing for the IELTS speaking and writing modules. This book provides one model answer for each of the following 101 part 2 topics that have appeared in the IELTS speaking module.
English 101 Series: 101 model answers for part 3 of the IELTS speaking module
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,860. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
Many candidates like to read model answers when they are preparing for the IELTS speaking and writing modules. This book provides one model answer for each of the following 101 part 3 topics that have appeared in the IELTS speaking module.
English 101 Series: 101 model answers for part 1 of the IELTS speaking module
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,470. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
Many candidates like to read model answers when they are preparing for the IELTS speaking and writing modules. This book provides one model answer for each of the following 101 part 1 topics that have appeared in the IELTS speaking module.

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