This course includes 13 classes divided in 5 weeks. Duration of the classes is 90 min, three times a week. The minimum number of students for starting a group is 3 and all groups have up to 6 students. Students also have the option to attend classes individually.
By successfully passing the course, the candidate obtains the following skills:
– Successfully read and comprehend texts from academic environment or materials you are likely to encounter on a daily basis in an English-speaking environment.
– Successfully listen and comprehend conversations and monologues from an everyday social context and conversations and monologues from an educational or training context.
– Successfully use proper grammar and correct spelling while answering to a question.
– Ability to identify the most important and relevant information from a graph, chart, table or diagram, and to give a well-organized overview in an academic style.
– Ability to present a clear, relevant, well-organized argument, giving evidence or examples to support ideas.
– Ability to follow English letter-writing rules.
– Ability to communicate opinions and information on everyday topics and common experiences or situations by answering a range of questions.
At the end of the course, the student will receive diagnostic feedback similar to the official score report along with suggestions about what lessons he or she might want to repeat or strengths and areas which can be improved.
IELTS course content
Class 1: Introduction
Class 2: Grammar Rules 1
Class 3: Grammar Rules 2
Class 4: Grammar Rules 3
Class 5: Listening tips
Class 6: Listening practice
Class 7: Writing part 1 (academic/general)
Class 8: Writing part 2 (academic/general)
Class 9: Reading tips (academic/general)
Class 10: Reading practice (academic/general)
Class 11: Speaking tips
Class 12: Speaking practice
Class 13: IELTS simulation
Every student will gain access to our e-learning platform where he or she can master the skills while being supervised by one of our certified trainers.
About the IELTS® test:
There are two types of IELTS: Academic and General Training. Listening and Speaking are the same for both tests, but the subject matter of the Reading and Writing sections differs depending on which test you take.
The total test time is 2 hours and 45 minutes.
Listening (30 minutes)
You will listen to four recordings of native English speakers and then write your answers to a series of questions.
- Recording 1 – a conversation between two people set in an everyday social context.
- Recording 2 – a monologue set in an everyday social context, e.g. a speech about local facilities.
- Recording 3 – a conversation between up to four people set in an educational or training context, e.g. a university tutor and a student discussing an assignment.
- Recording 4 – a monologue on an academic subject, e.g. a university lecture.
Academic or General Reading (60 minutes)
The Reading section consists of 40 questions, designed to test a wide range of reading skills. These include reading for gist, reading for main ideas, reading for detail, skimming, understanding logical argument and recognising writers’ opinions, attitudes and purpose.
IELTS Academic test – this includes three long texts which range from the descriptive and factual to the discursive and analytical. These are taken from books, journals, magazines and newspapers. They have been selected for a non-specialist audience but are appropriate for people entering university courses or seeking professional registration.
IELTS General Training test – this includes extracts from books, magazines, newspapers, notices, advertisements, company handbooks and guidelines. These are materials you are likely to encounter on a daily basis in an English-speaking environment.
Academic Writing (60 minutes)
Topics are of general interest to, and suitable for, test takers entering undergraduate and postgraduate studies or seeking professional registration. There are two tasks:
- Task 1 – you will be presented with a graph, table, chart or diagram and asked to describe, summarise or explain the information in your own words. You may be asked to describe and explain data, describe the stages of a process, how something works or describe an object or event.
- Task 2 – you will be asked to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem. Responses to both tasks must be in a formal style.
General Training Writing (60 minutes)
Topics are of general interest. There are two tasks:
- Task 1 – you will be presented with a situation and asked to write a letter requesting information, or explaining the situation. The letter may be personal, semi-formal or formal in style.
- Task 2 – you will be asked to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem. The essay can be fairly personal in style.
Speaking (11–14 minutes)
The speaking section assesses your use of spoken English. Every test is recorded.
- Part 1 – the examiner will ask you general questions about yourself and a range of familiar topics, such as home, family, work, studies and interests. This part lasts between four and five minutes.
- Part 2 – you will be given a card which asks you to talk about a particular topic. You will have one minute to prepare before speaking for up to two minutes. The examiner will then ask one or two questions on the same topic.
- Part 3 – you will be asked further questions about the topic in Part 2. These will give you the opportunity to discuss more abstract ideas and issues. This part of the test lasts between four and five minutes.