THE COURSE AIMS TO:
Introduce students to and familiarise them with the format and content of IELTS.
Equip students with effective skills and strategies needed to undertake the IELTS test with confidence.
Provide material for practice in all areas of the test.
Administer practice tests with individual feedback.
Reading: skimming and scanning for general or specific
information (e.g. data/statistics, facts); processing information from
academic and authentic sources (magazines, journals and the
internet), logical organisation of information.
Writing: (task one) interpreting and comparing data; describing
tables, objects, graphs, and processes; (task two) stating and
developing arguments/opinions; problem-solving; presenting
information logically, coherently and cohesively; paragraph
mapping—introduction, body of ideas and conclusion; sequencers
and signaling devices; proof–reading/editing work as part of drafts.
Listening: extracting information from texts of varying lengths
e.g. university lectures, radio interviews, radio documentaries,
conversations; learning what information to look for and what to
Speaking: providing information in a formal interview context;
giving an extended talk on a given topic; taking part in a formal
discussion; giving a formal presentation/report.
Grammar: language required for describing graphs and diagrams
including comparatives and superlatives, the passive voice.
Vocabulary Topics: develop vocabulary connected with the most
common IELTS topics, such as the Environment, Science and
Technology, Health, Energy, Education, Transport, The Arts, Media,