IELTS PREPARATORY COURSE

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world's most popular English language proficiency test for higher education and global migration.
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                                                           THE COURSE AIMS TO


Introduce students to and familiarize them with the format and content of IELTS.

 Equip students with effective skills and strategies needed to undertake the IELTS test with confidence.

 Provide material for practice in all areas of the test.

 Administer regular mock tests with individual feedback and advice from certified examiners.

The full-time course also includes General English classes that complement the IELTS Preparation classes.

                                                  COURSE OUTLINE
                                                  Academic Module

                           LISTENING

 

Unit 1

  • Facts about the Listening Test

  • What the Listening Test Assesses

  • Listening for the Main Idea

  • Listening for Factual Information

  • Understanding Speakers’ Agreement

  • Following Academic Explanation

  • Understanding Speakers’ Responses and Attitudes

Unit 2

  • Listening Strategies

  • Before Listening: Using Audio Instructions and Predicting

  • While Listening: Being Ready to Hear and Listening While Reading

  • After Listening: Checking and Transferring Answers

 

Unit 3

  • Conversation - Section 1

  • Multiple Choice Questions

  • Skills: Listening for Synonyms of Keywords

  • Form Completion

  • Skills: Predicting the Type of Answer

  • Skills: Listening for Numbers

  • Matching

  • Skills: Identifying Paraphrases

Unit 4

  • Talk - Section 2

  • Short Answer Questions

  • Skills: Understanding the Question

  • Labeling a Diagram, Plan, or Map

  • Skills: Following the Speaker

  • Table Completion

  • Skills: Money, Numbers and ‘s’

  • Unit 5

  • Academic Discussion - Section 3

  • Sentence Completion

  • Classification

  • Skills: Recognising Speakers

  • Skills: Recognising Opinion and Attitude

  • Unit 6

  • Academic Monologue - Section 4

  • Notes Completion

  • Listening for Signpost Language

  • Unit 7

  • Listening Practice Test

                             SPEAKING                                                                                                                            Unit 1

Facts about the Speaking Test

Unit 2

  • The Interview - Part 1

  • Part 1: The Introduction

  • Focus on Grammar: Likes and Dislikes

  • Focus on Fluency: Extending Your Answer

  • Focus on Vocabulary: Showing Range

  • Focus on Pronunciation: Essential Aspects

Unit 3

  • The Individual Long Turn - Part 2

  • Making Notes

  • Beginning Your Talk

Unit 3 Continued

  • Saying More

  • Ending Your Talk 

Unit 4

  • The Discussion - Part 3

  • Focus on Fluency: Extending Your Answers

  • Focus on Vocabulary: Discussion Topics

  • Focus on Grammar: Past, Present, Future

  • Focus on Grammar: Comparison

  • Focus on Pronunciation: Clarity

Unit 5:        

  • Speaking Test Review

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  •                 READING

  • Distinguishing Main Ideas from Supporting Details 

  • Unit 2

  • Reading Skills and Strategies

  • Skimming and Scanning

  • Identifying Paraphrase

  • Identifying Reference 

  • Unit 3

  • Short Answer and Sentence Completion

  • Short Answer Questions

  • Sentence Completion

  • Unit 4

  • Headings and Global Multiple Choice

  • Headings

  • Global Multiple Choice Questions

  • Unit 5

  • Locating Information and Multiple Choice

  • Locating Information

  • Multiple Choice

                    READING CONTINUED

Unit 6

  • Labeling and Noting

  • Labeling a Diagram

  • Summary Tasks: Notes/Table/Flow Chart Completion

Unit 7

  • Identifying Information, Views, and Claims

  • True, False, Not Given

  • Yes, No, Not Given

Unit 8

  • Classification and Matching

  • Classification

  • Matching

Unit 9

  • Reading Practice Test

  •                 WRITING

  • Unit 1

  • Facts about the Writing Test 

  • Unit 2

  • Task 1 of the Writing Test

  • Introduction to Writing Task 1: Visuals

  • Understanding Task 1 Questions

  • Topic and Overview

  • Analyzing and Describing Key Features

  • Focus on Language: Describing Data

  • Skills Focus: Selecting and Grouping Information

  • Unit 3

  • Task 2 of the Writing Test

  • Introduction to Writing Task 2

  • Getting Started with Task 2: Question

  • Analysis, Brainstorming and Planning Practice

  • Paragraph Structure

  • Writing the Introduction

  • Grammar Focus: Complex Sentences

  • The Essay Body

  • Skills Focus: Coherence and Cohesion Practice

  • Writing the Conclusion

  • Unit 4

  • Writing Practice Test

                                                                                        PLACEMENT AND ASSESSMENT

Students sit a comprehensive written and oral placement test on their first day to place them in the class most suitable for them.   Assessment is continuous throughout the course; students are formally tested every 6 weeks and receive regular feedback from their teachers.

                                                                      ACCESSIBILITY OPTIONS

You will need a device with an Internet connection. This course as a whole is best viewed with the latest version of the Google Chrome browser. We recommend you download this free browser or update it to the latest version if you haven’t already done so. Please be aware that you may experience some technical difficulties accessing all parts of this course if you are on any other browsers.

All video materials in this course come with a transcript. Listening practice materials are also accompanied by a transcript. Where possible, images are accompanied by descriptive text.     

                  

To get the maximum benefit from IELTS, we also recommend that you have headphones, speakers, a microphone, and a webcam.