Course Overview IELTS is the International English Language Testing System. It
measures ability to communicate in English across all four language
skills - listening, reading, writing and speaking - for people who
intend to study or work where English is the language of
communication. This course prepares candidates for the IELTS exam.
Prerequisites Business English Pre Intermediate With Business English Pre-Intermediate language skills and the IELTS
course, candidates can aim to achieve an estimated IELTS score of at
Course SYLLABUS INTRODUCTION QUESTION AND ANSWER ABOUT IELTS PREPARING FOR IELTS LISTENING MODULE
QUICK STUDY Overview Question Types Listening Tips Completing the Blanks
Module 1 - LISTENING SKILLS Target 1 - Making Assumptions Target 2 - Understanding Numbers Target 3 - Understanding the Alphabet Target 4 - Listening for Descriptions Target 5 - Listening for Time Target 6 - Listening for Frequency Target 7 - Listening for Similar Meanings Target 8 - Listening for Emotions Target 9 - Listening for an Explanation Target 10 - Listening for Classifications Target 11 - Listening for Comparisons and Contrasts Target 12 - Listening for Negative Meaning Target 13 - Listening for Chronology
Module 2 - READING MODULE QUICK STUDY Overview Question Types Reading Tips READING SKILLS Target 1 - Using the First Paragraph to Make Predictions Target 2 - Using the Topic Sentence to Make Predictions Target 3 - Looking for Specific Details Target 4 - Analyzing the Questions and Answers Target 5 - Identifying the Tasks
Module 3 - WRITING MODULE QUICK STUDY Overview Question Types Writing Tips WRITING SKILLS Target 1 - Writing for a Specific Audience Target 2 - Completing the Task Target 3 - Determining the Task Target 4 - Developing a Thesis Statement Target 5 - Organizing Your Writing Target 6 - Writing a Paragraph Target 7 - Writing the Introduction Target 8 - Writing with Variety
Module 4 - SPEAKING MODULE QUICK STUDY Overview Question Types Speaking Tips SPEAKING SKILLS Target 1 - Describing Yourself Target 2 - Describing Your Family Target 3 - Describing Your Home or Hometown Target 4 - Describing Your Occupation or School Target 5 - Describing Your Hobbies or General Interests Target 6 - Discussing a Topic Target 7 - Responding to Follow-up Questions Target 8 - Discussing an Issue in Depth
Module 5 - IELTS MODEL TESTS ACADEMIC Model Test 1 Model Test 2 Model Test 3 Model Test 4 GENERAL TRAINING: Reading and Writing Mode! Test 1 Mode! Test 2
Module 6 - ASWER KEYS FOR THE MODULE ACTIVITIES LISTENING MODULE READING MODULE WRITING MODULE SPEAKING MODULE
Module 7 - EXPLANATORY ANSWERS FOR THE MODEL TESTS ACADEMIC Model Test 1 Model Test 2 Model Test 3 Model Test 4 GENERAL TRAINING Model Test 1 Model Test 2
Module 8 - APPENDIX AUDIOSCRIPT FOR THE LISTENING SECTIONS IELTS Listening Module Model Test 1 Model Test 2 Model Test 3 Model Test 4 ANSWER SHEETS Listening Module Reading Module Writing Module
On the day of the test, the four subsections will be taken in the
Total Test Time > 2 hours 45 minutes
The Speaking test may even take place a day or two later at some
IELTS listening test lasts for about 30 minutes. It consists of four
sections, played on cassette tape, in order of increasing
difficulty. Each section might be a dialogue or a monologue. The
test is played once only, and the questions for each section must be
answered while listening, although time is given for students to
check their answers.
IELTS Reading test lasts for 60 minutes. Students are given an
Academic Reading test, or a General Training Reading test. Both
tests consist of three sections, and in both tests the sections are
in order of increasing difficulty.
IELTS Writing test also lasts for 60 minutes. Again, students take
either an Academic test, or a General Training test. Students must
perform two writing tasks, which require different styles of
writing. There is no choice of question topics.
IELTS Speaking test consists of a one-to-one interview with a
specially trained examiner. The examiner will lead the candidate
through the three parts of the test:
An introduction and interview, an individual long turn where the
candidate speaks for one or two minutes on a particular topic, and a
two-way discussion thematically linked to the individual long turn.
This interview will last for approximately 11 14 minutes.