IELTS Exam Preparation





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Course Overview

IELTS, the International English Language Testing System, is designed to assess the language ability of candidates who need to study or work where English is used as the language of communication. IELTS is required for entry to university in the UK and other countries.

IELTS is recognized by universities and employers in many countries, including Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, UK and USA. It is also recognized by professional bodies, immigration authorities and other government agencies.

The IELTS Exam Preparation Course aims to prepare the student to take the exam with confidence and a targeted score/band level. The course is delivered by professional teachers with vast experience and knowledge in the Exam. You will be equipped with the right techniques and methods to answer the exam questions in all four Sections.

Learning Outcomes

LISTENING MODULE

  • Learn how to predict the situation and the type of words you need.
  • Understand form, position and color.
  • Follow directions on a map.
  • Think around the topic.
  • Understand stress and intonation.
  • Learn to direct your listening and use your own knowledge of the topic.
  • Practice IELTS listening tests.

READING MODULE

  • Use titles and subheadings.
  • Use paragraphs and main ideas.
  • Learn how to deal with unfamiliar words.
  • Build vocabulary.
  • Know how to scan and skim.
  • Follow referencing.
  • Understand paragraph structure.
  • Learn how to extract information.
  • Learn how to paraphrase the main ideas.
  • Get gapfill answers right.
  • Understand summaries.
  • Recognize text types.
  • Recognize arguments in texts.
  • Learn how to deal with a range of views.
  • Know how to interact with the passage and analyze it.
  • Learn how to use titles and subheadings.
  • Practice IELTS Reading Tests.

WRITING MODULE – Academic

  • Learn how to interpret visual information in Bar Charts and Pie Charts, Tables, Line Graphs and Diagrams.
  • Write an overview.
  • Learn how to pick out significant trends.
  • Learn how to highlight the main stages of a process.
  • Learn how to describe how something works.
  • Use appropriate vocabulary.
  • Know how to select main points and illustrate them.
  • Learn how to compare and group information.
  • Practice IELTS Writing Tests.

SPEAKING MODULE

  • Answer questions on familiar topics.
  • Expand answers.
  • Link and expand ideas.
  • Understand the Part 2 topic and prepare for your talk.
  • Use notes when giving the talk.
  • Use rhythm and timing to help your talk flow.
  • Understand abstract and analytical questions in Part 3.
  • Make ideas clear and concise.
  • Give a reasoned response.
  • Use the right language.
  • Give two sides of an argument.
  • Extend a conversation.
  • Practice IELTS Speaking Tests.

Test Structure

1. Listening

  • The IELTS listening test consist of 4 sections. There are ten questions in each section, and each question is worth one mark. You will be given some time to read the questions before you listen, so you should use this time to predict the possible answers. The recording will be played only once, so it is essential that you understand what you are asked to do in each item.
  • The listening part of the test takes roughly about 30 minutes. While listening, you can write all your answers on the question paper. Then you will be given 10 minutes to transfer your answer to the answer sheet. Overall, the listening test will last for about 40 minutes.

2. Reading

  • The IELTS Reading test consist of 3 reading passages. Each passage may have 13 to 14 questions. You will be given 60 minutes to answer 40 questions and each question carries one mark. You have to transfer all your answers to the answer sheet within the given time.

3. Writing

  • The IELTS Writing test is composed of 2 tasks and they need to be answered within 60 minutes.
  • In the first task, you are expected to write a summary based on the visual information provided (e.g. pie chart, diagram, etc.). It must consist of 150 words.
  • In Task 2, you have to create a written argument based on a given topic. You will need to organize your ideas and support them by providing some examples. In addition, it has to have at least 250 words.

4. Speaking

  • The IELTS Speaking test consist of 3 Parts. This will last for about 11 to 14 minutes.
  • In the first part of the test, the examiner will be asking you with some questions based on familiar topics. This is the best opportunity for you to demonstrate your fluency.
  • In part 2 of the speaking test, you will be given a cue card on one topic, with several points to cover. You are given one minute to take down notes and prepare. After the preparation, you will have to talk about the topic and cover all the points within one to two minutes.
  • In the third part of the speaking test, you will need to answer some abstract questions that are related to the topic in part two. You should try your best to provide longer and well supported responses.

Test Schedule

There will be a monthly timetable provided by different testing centers in Dubai. IELTS is jointly owned by the British Coucil, IDP, IELTS Australia and University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations.

  1. IDP

http://idpielts.me/IELTS-Test-Dates/idp-ielts-dubai-test-centre/

  1. British Council

https://www.britishcouncil.ae/en/exam/ielts/dates-locations

  1. University of Wollongong in Dubai

http://www.uowdubai.ac.ae/ielts/test-centres-and-dates/dubai-test-centre