IElTS online training

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Learning Objectives

In this course you will:

learn about the IELTS test procedure and format
learn useful test-taking strategies and skills for the IELTS Academic Tests
practise and develop skills and strategies by completing IELTS-style practice tests in reading, listening, speaking and writing
develop your reading, writing, listening and speaking English skills
Course Outline

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
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
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 Questions
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
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

 

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