This training is designed to help you improve your performance in the IELTS test, as well as your understanding and production of the English language overall. You will improve your understanding of written and spoken English, improve your pronunciation and gain confidence in speaking, listening, reading and writing and you will also develop a greater awareness of grammar structure and vocabulary, in order to communicate more fluently and effectively in English.
The Intensive course focus on communicative language skills for listening and speaking. They are designed to increase your knowledge of vocabulary, idioms and grammar. This course is for all who wants to make rapid progress.
Each attendee who will complete this training will gain the following outcomes:-
- Apply and gain a comprehensive knowledge and skills on Intensive IELTS.
- Prepare candidates to take the IELTS by discussing, practicing, and analyzing each section of the test.
- Improve candidates’ IELTS test-taking skills and strategies in each section of the test.
- Review particular grammatical patterns that occur regularly on the IELTS.
- Simulate actual test-taking conditions so that the candidates become familiar with and more comfortable with test situations.
- Learn the scoring procedures for the exam so that you can interpret your own test scores.
- Improve the quality and quantity of writing you produce under time pressure.
Who should attend?
This course is suitable for those who are 18 years or over, have a level in English equivalent to CEFR B1/IELTS 4.5 or above on entry, and who require this international qualification to verify their language skills for entry to university/college of further education or for a future employer.
There are no formal English requirements for entry into the Intensive IELTS course. However, it is advisable to learn some Basic English expressions in order to make the transition to classes easier. Hence, you will need to be able to show that you have done 3 – 6 years of high school in your home country.
Each delegate will be asked to complete a Pre-Course Assessment Form to determine their current level and objectives for attending the course. The content of such form will be used by the trainer only to give tailored training that is focused on each group of delegates.
The following program are planned for this training. However, the instructor(s) may modify this program before or during the training for technical reasons with no prior notice to the delegates. Nevertheless, the training objectives will always be met:
|TIME LINE||SUBJECT MATTER|
|DAY 1||Introduction to IELTS Exam: Pattern & Strategies|
|DAY 2||Ø Listening StrategiesØ Listening Comprehension
Ø Review Basic rules for Listening and Reading
Ø Understand a variety of general and academic-type listening with native British, Australian, Canadian and non-native accents. Anticipating the text, using picture/graphic clues, predicting from questions, predicting language according to relationships/topics listening for specific information, predicting the required words identifying key words, Identifying word classification, form filling identifying when there is a need to listen, predicting possible context of the language, multiple choice and pictures, separating main ideas from supporting detail, recognizing introductory phrases, interpreting meaning, understanding the speaker’s attitudes, stress, interpreting intonation, prosodic features of speech including hesitations, repetitions, avoidance, tone.
|DAY 3-4||Ø Reading Strategies/TestØ Taking Skills
Ø Reading Comprehension Practice.
Ø Extract information from and understand a variety of academic- style texts including magazine, newspaper and journal-type articles. Focus on speed reading, skimming and scanning, sentence completion, and yes/no/not given-type comprehension questions.
|DAY 5||Ø Graph and Independent Essay Writing strategies/Test taking skills.Ø Describing facts and figures, bar and pie charts, tables, describing trends, line graphs Summarizing data In a table, selecting important information, grouping information, describing a process Cohesion, outlining presenting an argument, the introduction expressing views, making concessions.|
|Ø Speaking strategies/Test taking skillsØ Speaking practice
Ø Make contributions to discussions on a variety of concrete and more abstract topics. Fluency, accuracy, range and relevance are practiced. Introducing oneself, focus on fluency, linking ideas, predicting topics/familiar situations, providing personal information. Cue Card analysis and 2 minute presentation practice
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