IELTS Course Outline

Duration: 45 Days

The IELTS course aims to provide students with the knowledge and practical skills required to successfully prepare to take the IELTS Academic Test. IELTS, which stands for International English Language Testing System, is a globally-recognised test of English language proficiency. It is a popular choice for students wishing to study at a university in an English-speaking country. This course will prepare you to take the IELTS Academic Test with confidence. It has been developed by a team of highly-qualified and experienced language educators

WEEK 1 : 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
  • Labelling 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

WEEK 2 : READING

Unit 1

  • Facts About the Reading Test
  • What the Reading Test Assesses
  • Distinguishing between Fact and Opinion
  • Spelling and Grammar
  • 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 Questio

Unit 5

  • Locating Information and Multiple Choice
  • Locating Information
  • Multiple Choice

Unit 6

  • Labelling and Noting
  • Labelling 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

Week 3: 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
  • Analysing 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

Unit 3 Continued

  • 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

Week 4: 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
  • 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