This IELTS course will prepare you to take the IELTS test with confidence. You will have immediate access to over 80 hours of
interactive practice materials covering each of the four skills: listening,
speaking, reading and writing. All of the course writers have extensive
experience enabling students to reach their academic IELTS goal of entering a
university where English is the primary language.
Each section of this course includes engaging multi-media
presentations reviewing key test-taking skills, strategies and techniques.
These are accompanied by a wide variety of authentic IELTS-style exercises and
interactive activities that provide focused practice of the skills, strategies
and techniques that you need to perform at your best.
As the course is self-paced, you can complete all of the course
units in sequence, or only select the areas you want to focus on to prepare for
the IELTS test. In completing this course, you will feel fully
prepared to complete the IELTS test.
What you will learn:
- Learn about the IELTS test procedure and
- Learn useful test-taking strategies and skills
for the IELTS Academic tests
- Develop your English reading, writing,
listening and speaking skills
- Understanding the format and marking system of
all the modules of the exam
- Understand the necessity and validity of the
- Understanding the requirements of the exam
- Understand the different types of questions in
each module and how to deal with the questions?
- Identify the key points from the extract as
well as the question in Reading and Listening
- All dos and don’ts of each module
- Know the traps of the module and also know how
to overcome them successfully
- Know to paraphrase and use connective devices,
especially in Speaking and Writing
- Strategies for time management
- Know how to skim and scan and extract
- Know the best way to present the answers while
Writing and Speaking
About IELTS Exam:
The IELTS Exam covers four basic
language skills – IELTS listening, IELTS reading, IELTS writing, and IELTS
speaking. It is a compulsory exam for admissions into universities and training
programs in the USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada with a result
validity period of two years from the date of the announcement of results.
The IELTS exam is an internationally
accepted exam and is administered at centers throughout the world. It is not
just accepted by international universities for student admissions but also by
professional bodies, government agencies, and immigration authorities of
countries like Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.
Types of IELTS Exam:
IELTS Academic and IELTS General
Training Test are two formats of the IELTS Exam. Those who want to pursue
higher education in a foreign country take the IELTS Academic, whereas those
who want to go to major English-speaking countries for secondary education or
job experience take the IELTS General Training Test.
IELTS Test Pattern:
The IELTS syllabus includes 4
sections; Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. The IELTS test duration is
2 hours and 45 minutes.
- Reading: The reading section comprises
40 questions and the total time allotted for this section is 30 minutes.
- Listening: The Listening section
comprises different types of 40 questions and the time allotted for this
section is 30 minutes.
- Speaking: In the speaking section, the
candidates’ ability to communicate effectively in the country where they have
applied to is monitored through this section. The candidates have to go through
a face-to-face interview and the overall length of this section varies from
- Writing: The writing section includes
two types of questions where the candidates have to write a short essay in
about 250 words. In addition, candidates are given a diagram, data, or a table
which they are required to explain in their own words.
For taking the IELTS Exam, the
preferred minimum age should be at least 16 years & you must have a valid
passport. You can take the IELTS exam regardless of your cumulative percentage
in 12th grade or equivalent. It is a necessary test to show that you are
proficient in English in order to get admitted to a foreign university.
Further, as IELTS is conducted 48 times a year (4 times a month), candidates
can sit for the exam as many times as they want and can use the latest result
to extend the validity period.
MODULE 1: LISTENING
The module begins with an overview of the IELTS Listening
Test and what it includes. This will give you important facts about this module
and what it is designed to assess. Following this, we'll show you the
differences between each section of the IELTS Listening Test and the types of
questions you will need to answer. You will also have opportunities to practise
these types of questions and gain the skills that you need.
MODULE 2: SPEAKING
This module outlines the different features of the Speaking
Test. In preparation for Part 1 of the Speaking Test, we focus on some of the
grammar that you can use to talk about your likes and dislikes. We'll also give
you some examples of how to extend your answers, or make them longer. For Part
2 of the test, we'll then focus on the "Individual Long Turn". We'll
look at how to analyse the task effectively and how to organise your ideas so
that you have a good start, and end, to your talk. For Part 3 of the test, we
will focus on "The Discussion". You'll learn to develop vocabulary
related to common Part 3 topics and also some of the common grammar features
you need for success in the discussion. This includes focussing on tenses and
making comparisons. Later in the unit, we'll introduce some strategies to make
your pronunciation clearer. In this module, you can watch and learn from videos
of students taking different parts of the test.
MODULE 3: READING
This module begins with an overview of the IELTS Reading
Test and what it includes. This will give you important information about what
the test is designed to assess and the different question types used in the
test. There will be opportunities to practise the skills you have learned.
MODULE 4: WRITING
The module begins with an overview of the IELTS Writing Test
and what it includes. We'll then look at the two tasks involved in the test. In
preparation for Task 1, you'll learn how to identify different types of
visuals, identify and describe the topic and the main features of these
visuals, and also how to write an overview paragraph to summarise the key
information. We'll then look at describing data for Task 1 of the test. You'll
learn about what language to use to describe data, as well as how to select and
group information. We'll also look at the language used for ordering ideas in
paragraphs. In addition, this module offers the chance to practise writing the
opening and data description paragraphs, which you can grade with our new assessment
criteria. Additionally, you can get feedback on your writing from your peers
and give them feedback using the IELTSx criteria. In preparation for Task 2,
we're going to take a closer look at the essay question to help you answer all
its parts and we will examine ways of planning and organising your essay. We'll
also analyse the different parts of an IELTS essay, look in more detail at some
possible task types in Task 2, and explain how they are assessed. We'll then
look at how to write a good essay with good structure and appropriate language.
Along the way, you'll have a chance to practise writing an introduction, body
paragraphs and conclusion and submit these for assessment from other IELTSx
students. There will also be practice of proofreading and editing.