IELTS Band 7+ Complete Prep Course
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IELTS Band 7+ Complete Prep Course

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  • Achieve learning outcomes for Band 7+ in every section
  • Academic and General Exam Strategies and Tactics
  • Over 5,500 Confirmed 5-Star Reviews (*****)
  • Computer Based Exam Strategies and Tactics
  • Increase Reading Answer Accuracy to Band 8+
  • Successfully overcome IELTS Listening Traps
  • Know what IELTS Examiners want from Speaking and Writing
  • 20+ Assignments to Test Your Knolwedge
  • Monthly Live GROUP Class with Real-Time Advice (Reading, Listening, Writing)
  • Time Management Strategies for Score Improvement
  • Course Completely Updated in 2020 (Every Exam Section)
Requirements
  • Intermediate English
Description

IELTS Band 7+ Preparation Course   

IELTS Course Description

Do you need a Band 7+?  Have you tried repeatedly and not made progress?  Do you need an actual guide to Band 7 success?Then our course is just for you as it prepares participants for all parts of the IELTS exam: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking modules. It focuses on teaching the skills and techniques required to sit for the test.  This course has been awarded over 6,000 5-Star Reviews!!!! and the teacher has won UDEMY teacher awards as a top performer.

This course now covers the Academic and General IELTS Exams (Syllabus in Section 1). You can receive winning advice and tactics for both the General and Academic by taking this course. Note: This course teaches both the General and Academic completely, so it is not as long as it appears. Just follow the Syllabus in Section 1 for your exam.

Our strategies are practical and according to our students actually work on the real exam. We have helped thousands of students achieve scores of Band 7-9, jumping from Band 6 to Band 7.5 and Band 6.5 to 8 or 9. We have more than 20 "Assignments" that you can complete to test your knowledge.

Recently, Keino Campbell, your instructor, received a 2018 award from UDEMY that ranked him as 2018 TOP PERFORMER in the exam preparation field.  Mr Campbell was rated a Top 10% Most Engaging UDEMY Instructor. Our instruction team is comprised of teachers with backgrounds in English, Law, Standardized Exam Design, IELTS Grading, and Test Psychology. I have personally taught the IELTS exam for the past 10 years, lived in 5 different countries, and taught students from all over the world.

Note: This is a strategy and tactics course that tells you HOW to succeed and How to apply the strategy. We do not sell books and are not booksellers. You must supply your own books we use. Students come to us because we actually show them how to succeed in every part of the exam. We know the exam is challenging, but through our methods, you will succeed.

Note: When you are taking the course, do not feel compelled to watch every lecture. What I mean is this: If you watch the first lecture that teaches how to do Yes, No, Not Given questions, you do not need to watch the next 3 lectures that also teach on the topic. Some students need more than one lecture because they are IELTS beginners, and others have experience and need just the first lecture.


What You Get From This Course  

  • ·         160+ Lectures (30+ Hours of Content)

  • ·         Strategies and Tactics for Each Section

  • ·         Instructor Led Examples of Mastering Each Section

  • ·         Free Participation in Monthly Live Group Class (Reading, Listening, Writing)

  • ·         Contest Entry Into Our Monthly 5 Hour Private Training Giveaway

  • ·         Exam Advice From Past Examiners/Graders

  • ·         Teacher Led Explanations of Each Answer

  • ·         Access To Skills Exercises

  •           Writing advice and recommendations (through certain lectures)

  •           Speaking advice and recommendations (learn from student reviews)

  •           Peer Review Comparisons


    By the end of this IELTS course, you will:  

  • be familiar with all parts of the IELTS Academic or General  test   

  • have some useful tips to help you achieve your IELTS goals   

  • understand how the IELTS test is assessed   

  • know how to produce a Band 7 -8 Level Task 1 and Task 2

  • be able to complete Reading Passages in under 20 minutes with 85% accuracy

  • effectively scan for keyword sentences in Reading

  • recognize when answers are given in the Listening Section

  • understand grader expectations to receive and extremely high score   

Course Structure     This Band 7+ Training Course is organized by skill: Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking. 

1. A review of the exam section

2. A review of the strategies and tactics to give and select high quality answers

3. Teacher led application of all strategy methods 

Course for General and Academic

You just need to look at the section HEADINGS and they state if the section is Academic or General.

The way it basically works is like this.

1. There is a section labeled ACADEMIC READING.

2. After those sections you will find the specific sections labeled GENERAL READING.

3. The Listening section is for both sections.

4. After the Academic Task 1 Writing sections, you will find the sections with the heading Task 1 General Letter

5. Writing Task 2 is the same for both

6. Speaking is the same for both


Course Requirements  

  • A minimum of Intermediate level English

  • We reference Cambridge books (7-13) to teach the course, but we do not supply them. You can learn by watching the        strategy and tactics videos effectively. However, if you want the same books physically, you have to get them.

  • Ability to Actively and Consistently Participate

  • You Need a Score of 7+


Who this course is for:
  • IELTS Students who need USA, UK, AU, or Canadian University admission should take this course.
  • Individuals who need IELTS English for job certification should take this course.
  • Individuals who need IELTS English for immigration purposes should take this course.
  • IELTS Students with Intermediate English should take this course.
  • Students seeking to improve their General English should take this course.
  • Students needing to learn IELTS Reading
  • Students needing to learn IELTS Listening
  • Students needing to learn IELTS Writing Task 1 and 2
  • Students needing to learn IELTS Speaking
  • Students with Beginner English or who are not serious should NOT take this course.
Course content
Expand all 347 lectures 72:30:57
+ IELTS Band 7 Preparation Course General Overview
5 lectures 23:15
Academic and General Course Syllabus
01:31

We use the following books in this course.

7. Cambridge IELTS 7 PDF book +

8. Cambridge IELTS 8 PDF book + CD

9. Cambridge IELTS 9 PDF book + CD

10. Cambridge IELTS 10 PDF book + CD

11. Cambridge IELTS 11 PDF book + CD

12. Cambridge IELTS 12 PDF book + C

13. Cambridge IELTS 13 PDF book + CD

14. Cambridge IELTS 14 PDF book + CD

15. Cambridge IELTS 15 PDF Book + Audio

Also

The Official Cambridge Guide To Ielts Student's Book With Answers With Dvd Rom

Book by Amanda French, Pauline Cullen, and Vanessa Jakeman


As we state in the course description, we CANNOT give you these books. This is because this material is protected by copyright and trademark laws. Our students find these books on Amazon. Cambridge, Facebook, and Google search for the versions they are seeking and in the format that they need.  They also find them much cheaper than we would have to charge if we included that fee. This course is priced to maximize your economic budget.

IELTS Band 7 Preparation Course Books Used in Course
04:08
+ IELTS Listening Strategy and Tactics (General and Academic Application)
27 lectures 06:59:17

The Listening section is the same for the Academic and General exams

Preview 02:04

Make sure that you also read over the Fill the Blank Strategy1

IELTS Listening Question Types (Video Multiple Choice, PDF Fill the Blank)
13:27
IELTS Listening General Tips
11:38

This is from Book 13 Test 1 Section 1

This will review the application of strategy and point out the tricks and traps used by the test makers. The purpose of this is for teaching!

Section 1 Strategy Application (B. 13 Test 1 Example 1)
17:30

This is from Book 9, Test 4

Section 1 Strategy Application (B. 9 Test 4 Example 2)
19:56

This is from book 14 Test 4 Section 1

Section 1 Strategy Application (Book 14 Test 4 Example 3)
20:10

This is from Test 3 Section 1 (Book 11)

Section 1 Strategy Application (Book 11 Test 3 Example 4)
18:51

1. Make sure that you have paper and pencil ready.

2. After you complete the spelling test, download the Answer Key and check your results.

Good Luck!

Assignment: IELTS Spelling Test
15:42
Section 2 Strategy Application (B. 11 test 1 Example 1)
20:24
Section 2 Strategy Application (B 12 Test 5 Example 2)
19:38
Section 2 Strategy Application (B. 10 Test 4 Example 3)
19:35

This is from Cambridge Book 14 Test 4 Section 3

Section 3 Strategy Application (Book 14 Test 4 Example 1)
20:17

This is from Cambridge Book 9 Test 4 Section 3

Section 3 Strategy Application (B. 9 Test 4 Example 2)
18:45

This is from Cambridge Book 7 Test 3 Section 3

Section 3 Strategy Application (B. 7 Test 3 Example 3)
18:11

This is from Cambridge Book 13 Test 1 Section 3

Section 3 Strategy Application (B. 13 Test 1 Example 4)
17:31

This is from Cambridge Book 13, Test 4, Section 4.

Section 4 Strategy Application (B. 13 Test 4 Example 1)
20:28

This is from the 2014 Cambridge Official Practice Book (8 practice tests).  This is from Test 6 Section 4 of this book. The cover image of the book is attached, so that you can be sure to purchase the correct copy on your own.

Section 4 Strategy Application (Test 6 2014 Cambridge Official Practice Book)
20:18

This is from Cambridge Book 8, Test 2, Section 4

Section 4 Strategy Application (B. 8 Test 2 Example 3)
20:08

This is from Cambridge Book 7 Test 2, Section 4

Section 4 Strategy Application (B. 7 Test 2 Example 4)
19:53
How to do Maps (B. 9 Test 2)
04:00

This is from book 12 Test 8. There is a Map question analysis

Live Class 1st Map Question Strategy Part 1
18:19
Live Class 1st Map Question Strategy Part 2
12:10
Live Class 2nd Map Question Strategy Part 1
15:03
Live Class 2nd Map Question Strategy Part 2
17:59
IELTS Spelling List
00:13
+ Live Listening Class Uploads (Previous Live Classes Uploaded)
12 lectures 02:58:13

This is a recording from a LIVE CLASS. A live class is something that we have once a month. The class has students that are in the UDEMY course (30-70 Students), who are participating in the course and asking their questions to have a deeper understanding of strategy and tactics.

Please enjoy and we look forward to having you in our next live class session.

Live Listening Class (March - Part 1)
10:55
Live Listening Class (March - Part 2)
19:50
Live Listening Class (March - Part 3)
20:17
Live Listening Class (March - Part 4)
19:58
Live Listening Class (March - Part 5)
11:55
Live Listening Class (March - Part 6)
15:56

This was a live listening class where we did a practice together using Cambridge Book 14 Test 3 Sections 2-4. THe students wre required to have their own copy of the book as we cannot provide copies of the material. Not allowed. In these lectures, you can see how we apply strategy and tactics.

Live Listening Class (Section 2) Part 1
14:26

This was a live listening class where we did a practice together using Cambridge Book 14 Test 3 Sections 2-4. THe students wre required to have their own copy of the book as we cannot provide copies of the material. Not allowed. In these lectures, you can see how we apply strategy and tactics.

Live Listening Class (Section 2) Part 2
15:18

This was a live listening class where we did a practice together using Cambridge Book 14 Test 3 Sections 2-4. THe students wre required to have their own copy of the book as we cannot provide copies of the material. Not allowed. In these lectures, you can see how we apply strategy and tactics.

Live Listening Class (Section 3) Part 1
15:44

This was a live listening class where we did a practice together using Cambridge Book 14 Test 3 Sections 2-4. THe students wre required to have their own copy of the book as we cannot provide copies of the material. Not allowed. In these lectures, you can see how we apply strategy and tactics.

Live Listening Class (Section 3) Part 2
07:57
Live Listening Class (Section 4) Part 1
12:49

This was a live listening class where we did a practice together using Cambridge Book 14 Test 3 Sections 2-4. THe students wre required to have their own copy of the book as we cannot provide copies of the material. Not allowed. In these lectures, you can see how we apply strategy and tactics.

Live Listening Class (Section 4) Part 2
13:08
+ IELTS Reading Basics Section (Academic and General)
4 lectures 17:59

Discover what's on deck for you to learn from our Academic Reading course.

Preview 02:05

Did you know that as a IELTS Academic student that you could GREATLY benefit from watching the General Exam Reading Lectures?  The General and Academic exams use the same Reading question answering strategies. By watching the General Exam reading lectures you can actually develop a strong foundation in the question strategy you need for the Academic Exam. The General Reading lectures will allow you to focus on learning the application of the strategy and then work on applying the strategy with the Academic passages.

You can decide to watch the General Reading Lectures before you start the Academic Reading lectures OR you can watch them after you finish the Academic Reading lectures. Just use them to your benefit.

We teach the same strategies in the lectures in the Academic section. Therefore, it is not necessary to watch the General videos. However, I really think the General lectures develop a strategy foundation that will help you when you are learning these same strategies in the Academic section of our course.

The Academic lectures are at a higher level of English than the Academic and very often students get so hung up on the English level that they really hurt themselves in terms of learning how to apply strategy. Learning from the General Reading section first allows you to somewhat remove general English difficulties out of the way and purely focus on strategy.

Academic Benefits from Watching General Reading Lectures
00:44
+ Academic Reading: Scanning for Matching Vocabulary Section
5 lectures 23:56

Learn how to get better at scanning on the Reading section. Scanning is the key to locating the keyword sentence and having the language that directly connects to the answer.

Scanning Strategies for Reading Passages
01:15

Before you learn the specific strategies of each reading questions, please take the time and learn how to scan for the specific information that leads to the answers.


CORRECTION NOTE:

On the matching question for the language that says "could travel between Britain and China faster than clippers" from book 13 Test 4, the more accurate matching language sentence is the last sentence of that paragraph.

 Actually that last sentence in the paragraph and the question are an even more clear synonym match than the one I gave in the lecture.


Question Language: "steam ships could travel faster between B and C faster than clipper"

Passage language: "steam ships reduced the journey time between B and C by approximately two months"


could travel faster = reduced journey time by 2 months

Teacher Example of Scanning for Matching Vocabulary (Academic)
19:59

Take this test and practice your ability to scan for matching vocabulary language.

For this scanning Test 1 you need: Academic Cambridge Book 13 Test 1 “Tourism New Zealand Website”

We cannot give you the Book or make it available for download. There are restrictions that prevent that.

Test 1: Scanning for Matching Vocabulary Language (Academic)
00:54

Take this test and practice your ability to scan for matching vocabulary language. We are using books Cambridge 12 and 13 for these different practice tests. You need to have these books. I cannot give you the Cambridge Books. Also, the answers are a resource you can download.

Test 2: Scanning for Matching Vocabulary Language (Academic)
00:54

Take this test and practice your ability to scan for matching vocabulary language. We are using books Cambridge 12 and 13 for these different practice tests. You need to have these books. I cannot give you the Cambridge Books. Also, the answers are a resource you can download.

Test 3: Scanning for Matching Vocabulary Language (Academic)
00:54
+ Academic Reading Specific Question Strategy and Tactics
45 lectures 10:44:26

In the following sections, we will teach you how to succeed with every type of Reading Question. You will know how to specifically attack the different questions types. This will enable you to answer with accuracy and speed.

Preview 01:04
Fill the Blank Question Strategy, Tactics, and Analysis
16:02
Fill the Blank Example and Analysis 1
18:57
fill the Blank Example and Analysis 2
07:52

This Reading Passage is NOT from Cambridge Book 8. It is from the 2014 Cambridge Book that included 8 tests. This is Test 8 of that book. Book Image posted as a resource. See the image posted for the book.

Fill the Blank Analysis 3 (Book: 2014 Cambridge 8 Tests Book (Test 8)
17:54
Short Answer Example and Analysis 1
09:31

Lecture 61: This Reading Passage is NOT from Cambridge Book 8. It is from the 2014 Cambridge Book that included 8 tests. This is Test 1 of that book. Book Image posted as a resource. See the image posted for the book.

Short Answer Analysis 2 (Book: 2014 Cambridge 8 Tests Book (Test 1)
11:15

Sorry this is a mistake in the listing. It is from the Official 8 Tests Book

Short Answer Example and Analysis 3
09:47

A short quiz to test your ability on the Short Answer Question

Short Answer Quiz
2 questions
Yes, No, Not Given Question Strategy and Tactics
19:14
Yes, No, Not Given Example and Analysis 1
15:16
True, False, Not Given Example and Analysis 2
09:11

Using real reading passages to show you how to apply the strategy.

True False Not Given Analysis (Example 3)
21:56
True, False, Not Given Example and Analysis 4
17:12
Yes, No, Not Given Quiz 1
7 questions
True, False, Not Given Quiz 2
9 questions

A review of strategy.

Multiple Choice Standard Question Strategy
10:53
Multiple Choice Standard Example and Analysis 1
17:00
Standard Multiple Choice Example and Analysis 2
17:54

A quiz to test your ability with Multiple Choice Questions. We have pulled out the relevant part of the passage that applies. Of course on the exam, you would have to be able to recognize the relevant part through your scanning ability for keywords from the question.

Multiple Choice Quiz 1
3 questions
Sentence Completion Question Strategy
17:51
Sentence Completion Example and Analysis 1
16:35
Sentence Completion Example and Analysis 2
26:43

We have pulled out the relevant passage portion.

Sentence Completion Quiz 1
4 questions

HI. This is the Matching Question Analysis. In the very beginning I said the word "headings", but this is a matching question analysis. Please note.

Matching Question Strategy and Tactics
20:20
Matching Question Example and Analysis 1
14:33
Matching Question Example and Analysis 2
14:33

Test your ability on the matching question.

Matching Question Quiz 1
3 questions
Table Question Strategy
08:25

The passage used for this lecture is from Cambridge Book 8 Test 2

Table Question Example and Analysis 1
09:58
Diagram Question Strategy
11:45
Diagram Question Example and Analysis 1
13:31
Diagram Question Example and Analysis 2
09:57
Summary Question Strategy and Tactics
18:14
Summary Question Example and Analysis 1
15:55

IMPORTANT CORRECTION QUESTION 7 ANSWER

Analysis for question 7

Passage

Experiments showed that, in fact, facial vision is nothing to do with touch or the front of the face, although the sensation maybe referred to the front of the face, like the referred pain in a phantom limb. The sensation of facial vision, it turns out, really goes in through the ears. Blind people, without even being aware of the fact, are actually using echoes of their own footsteps and of other sounds, to sense the presence of obstacles. Before this was discovered, engineers had already built instruments to exploit the principle, for example to measure the depth of the sea under a ship.

Questions

Blind people report that so-called facial vision is comparable to the sensation of touch on the face. In fact, the sensation is more similar to the way in which pain from a 6……………arm or leg might be felt. The ability actually comes from perceiving 7……………through the ears. However, even before this was understood, the principle had been applied in the design of instruments which calculated the 8……………of the seabed. This was followed by a wartime application in devices for finding 9……………

Hi. After further review, the answer actually is Echoes/Obstacles. It is extremely tricky and initially I thought the answer key was wrong, as it has happened in the past. However, the fault lies in not using my own strategy of paying attention to the verb that is right before the blank line. Whatever the answer is, it must connect to "perceiving". The synonym relationship is perceiving = sense or using, so the answer is actually Echoes or Obstacles. What makes question 7 VERY TRICKY is that this sentence is a combination of the 2nd and 3rd sentences of the paragraph. This part "goes though the ears" comes from the 2nd sentence and the first part "the ability actually comes from perceiving" comes from the 3rd sentence. 

This is the type of question that probably a person that can get an 8 - 9 on reading will possibly see. The IELTS test designer recognized that it would be possible for a student to see the word "using" or "sense" as a synonym relationship to the word "perceiving" and therefore there are 2 possible answers.

As you can see even an expert can miss something as tricky as question 7, especially if I forget to apply my own proper strategies to a question. REMEMBER, the answer MUST connect to that verb that is before or after the blank line. I have left this mistake in the lecture as a teaching moment from my own failure to apply my own strategy all the time. 


The correct answer to number 7 is :obstacles/echoes. It seems here that this question is one of the most challenging questions. Here the key language is in the passage "to sense the presence of echoes"  If we look at this question 7, the key language that comes before the blank line is "perceiving". The word "sense" and the word "perceiving' are synonyms and so that is what we need to look for. This question is very very tricky as it requires the test taker look at multiple sentences. But actually, we should remember that as the strategy I gave states "pay attention to the keyword language before the blank line."

So the answer is Obstacles/Echoes.  

Summary Question Example and Analysis 2
16:23
Paragraph Location Question Strategy and Tactics
15:43
Paragraph Location Example and Analysis 1
14:31
Paragraph Location Example and Analysis 2 (Part 2)
11:59
Choose 2-5 From List (Question Strategy)
11:59
Pick 2 to 5 From a List Example and Analysis 1
08:51
Headings Question Strategy
15:15

If you are a General Exam student exploring the Academic Section, DO NOT Watch this video now. This video is part of the General exam Question Strategy Section and is located in the General section of our course. It is best for you, General Student,  to watch this video in the General section. This video is placed also in the Academic section because most Academic students would not likely watch videos in the General section and therefore would miss this video which is actually very valuable for them.


The strategy for the Academic and General is exactly the same. More importantly the difficulty level of this General Section 3 passage is the same as the Academic. 


I am hopeful that students will READ the above information and avoid sending me messages about video duplication.


The Headings question strategy is not complicated. However, you need the English ability to apply it. Some students want a magic formula or secret strategy, but there is not one for this question. It requires application of a very simple strategy.

IELTS Reading Strategy for Headings Question Part 1
14:50

If you are a General Exam student exploring the Academic Section, DO NOT Watch this video now. This video is part of the General exam Question Strategy Section and is located in the General section of our course. It is best for you, General Student,  to watch this video in the General section. This video is placed also in the Academic section because most Academic students would not likely watch videos in the General section and therefore would miss this video which is actually very valuable for them.


The strategy for the Academic and General is exactly the same. More importantly the difficulty level of this General Section 3 passage is the same as the Academic. 


I am hopeful that students will READ the above information and avoid sending me messages about video duplication.


The Headings question strategy is not complicated. However, you need the English ability to apply it. Some students want a magic formula or secret strategy, but there is not one for this question. It requires application of a very simple strategy.

IELTS Reading Strategy for Headings Question Part 2
18:06
Headings Question Teacher Led Example 1
15:29
Headings Question Teacher Led Example 2
11:04

Test your ability to recognize the correct heading. We provide the explanation

Headings Question Quiz
4 questions
Flow Chart Question Strategy
05:50

Lecture 96: Cambridge General Book 12 Test 8 Section 3:: Yes, the General Book. Note: that I can use Section 3 of the General Books to teach Academic strategy because Section/Part 3 of the General is at the same difficulty level of the Academic Passages 1 and 2.


The strategy for the Academic and General is exactly the same. More importantly the difficulty level of this General Section 3 passage is the same as the Academic. 


I am hopeful that students will READ the above information and avoid sending me messages about video duplication.


This video uses a reading passage from section 3 of the General exam which has the SAME difficulty level as the Academic exam. How many of you knew that section 3 of the General most of the time has the same difficulty level as the Academic test. A lot of you have been missing out on some great practice passages. This is  review of a Complete Passage from start to finish.

#1 Complete Passage Review Part 1 (Cambridge General Book 12 test 8)
17:42

If you are a General Exam student exploring the Academic Section, DO NOT Watch this video now. This video is part of the General exam Question Strategy Section and is located in the General section of our course. It is best for you, General Student,  to watch this video in the General section. This video is placed also in the Academic section because most Academic students would not likely watch videos in the General section and therefore would miss this video which is actually very valuable for them.


The strategy for the Academic and General is exactly the same. More importantly the difficulty level of this General Section 3 passage is the same as the Academic. 


I am hopeful that students will READ the above information and avoid sending me messages about video duplication.


This video uses a reading passage from section 3 of the General exam which has the SAME difficulty level as the Academic exam. How many of you knew that section 3 of the General most of the time has the same difficulty level as the Academic test. A lot of you have been missing out on some great practice passages. This is  review of a Complete Passage from start to finish.

#1 Complete IELTS Reading Passage Review Part 2
19:34

If you are a General Exam student exploring the Academic Section, DO NOT Watch this video now. This video is part of the General exam Question Strategy Section and is located in the General section of our course. It is best for you, General Student,  to watch this video in the General section. This video is placed also in the Academic section because most Academic students would not likely watch videos in the General section and therefore would miss this video which is actually very valuable for them.


The strategy for the Academic and General is exactly the same. More importantly the difficulty level of this General Section 3 passage is the same as the Academic. 


I am hopeful that students will READ the above information and avoid sending me messages about video duplication.


This video uses a reading passage from section 3 of the General exam which has the SAME difficulty level as the Academic exam. How many of you knew that section 3 of the General most of the time has the same difficulty level as the Academic test. A lot of you have been missing out on some great practice passages. This is  review of a Complete Passage from start to finish.

#1 Complete IELTS Reading Passage Review Part 3
15:24
+ Academic Reading Live Class Practice and Strategy Review
10 lectures 02:31:28

This is the recording of the Live Class. This is a great class to see application of strategy in action with students from THIS COURSE.

Live Reading Class (May 2020) Part 1
09:18
Live Reading Class (May 2020) Part 2
14:06
Live Reading Class (May 2020) Part 3
13:16
Live Reading Class (May 2020) Part 4
16:58
Live Reading Class (May 2020) Part 5
13:49
Live Reading Class (May 2020) Part 6
18:29
Live Reading Class (May 2020) Part 7
17:50

This is a live class conducted with students where we reviewed the Yes, No, Not Given Strategy. I was a little under the weather on this day, so please forgive any coughing or sounds from my being under the weather. I hope this class provides you a little more insight on this question type.

Live Reading Class Yes, No, Not Given Question Oct 2018 Part 1
19:58

This is a live class conducted with students where we reviewed the Yes, No, Not Given Strategy. I was a little under the weather on this day, so please forgive any coughing or sounds from my being under the weather. I hope this class provides you a little more insight on this question type.

Live Reading Class Yes, No, Not Given Question Oct 2018 Part 2
19:40

This is a live class conducted with students where we reviewed the Yes, No, Not Given Strategy. I was a little under the weather on this day, so please forgive any coughing or sounds from my being under the weather. I hope this class provides you a little more insight on this question type.

Live Reading Class Yes, No, Not Given Question Oct 2018 Part 3
08:04
+ General Reading Section Strategy Lectures for each Question Type
3 lectures 29:02

In this video find out what strategies will be delivered in this section. The lectures following this video will specifically address reading strategies using General Reading passages. If you are an Academic student theses videos can be useful to you as well.

Preview 02:06

In this opening video, you will learn how the similarities between the Academic and General exams far outweigh the differences. Watch the videos after this intro for the Application of strategy to the General Exams.

Preview 10:35

As you likely know, the question answering strategy for Reading is the same for the Academic and General exam. This video is provided so that the General Exam students can have these strategies in their own section of our IELTS course.

General Reading Question Answering Strategy Review
16:21
+ General Reading: Scanning for Matching Vocabulary Section
5 lectures 18:04

Learn how to get better at scanning on the Reading section. Scanning is the key to locating the keyword sentence and having the language that directly connects to the answer.

Preview 01:15

Before you learn the specific strategies of each reading questions, please take the time and learn how to scan for the specific information that leads to the answers.

Teacher Example of Scanning for Matching Vocabulary (General)
14:07

Take this test and practice your ability to scan for matching vocabulary language. We are using books Cambridge 12 and 13 for these different practice tests. You need to have these books. I cannot give you the Cambridge Books. Also, the answers are a resource you can download.

Test 1: Scanning for Matching Vocabulary Language (General)
00:54

Take this test and practice your ability to scan for matching vocabulary language. We are using books Cambridge 12 and 13 for these different practice tests. You need to have these books. I cannot give you the Cambridge Books. Also, the answers are a resource you can download.

Test 2: Scanning for Matching Vocabulary Language (General)
00:54

Take this test and practice your ability to scan for matching vocabulary language. We are using books Cambridge 12 for this practice test. You need to have these books. I cannot give you the Cambridge Books. Also, the answers are a resource you can download.

Test 3: Scanning for Matching Vocabulary Language (General)
00:54
+ General Reading Specific Question Type Answering Strategy
40 lectures 09:18:50

In the following sections, we will teach you how to succeed with every type of Reading Question. You will know how to specifically attack the different questions types. This will enable you to answer with accuracy and speed.

General Exam Specific Reading Question Strategies
01:04
Fill-the-Blank Question Strategy
16:02

NOTE: THIS IS FROM BOOK 12 TEST 5


Learn our universal Fill-the-Blank reading strategy as applied to a General Reading exam level passage. If you are an Academic student, this would be a great way for you to learn the Foundation Strategy for doing Fill-the-Blank question with Academic level passages.

Fill-the-Blank General Reading Question Analysis Part 1
18:44

Learn our universal Fill-the-Blank reading strategy as applied to a General Reading exam level passage.

Fill-the-Blank General Reading Question Analysis Part 2
11:09

Learn our universal Fill-the-Blank reading strategy as applied to a General Reading exam level passage. If you are an Academic student, this would be a great way for you to learn the Foundation Strategy for doing Fill-the-Blank question with Academic level passages.

Fill-the-Blank General Reading Question Analysis Part 3
11:13

Learn our universal Fill-the-Blank reading strategy as applied to a General Reading exam level passage. If you are an Academic student, this would be a great way for you to learn the Foundation Strategy for doing Fill-the-Blank question with Academic level passages.

Fill-the-Blank General Reading Question Analysis Part 4
10:55
Yes No NG Question Strategy
19:14

One of the best ways to get the foundation of the Yes, No, Not Given question is to watch the question done with a General Reading Passage. This way you can easily understand the strategy before moving on to Section 3 of the General Reading which has passages that are at the same level of the Academic test. The strategy for the General and Academic are the same for Reading.

Later on in this section you will learn from lectures that focus on the Yes, No, Not Given Question as it is presented in Section 3 of the General Reading. If you have learned this foundation of strategy from this question type as it is presented in Sections 1 and 2, you can more easily succeed at the Section 3 questions for General Reading.


The strategy for the Academic and General is exactly the same. More importantly the difficulty level of this General Section 3 passage is the same as the Academic.  If you are an Academic student, you can learn from this Foundational Strategy.

Y, N, NG Question Analysis Part 1
13:40

One of the best ways to get the foundation of the Yes, No, Not Given question is to watch the question done with a General Reading Passage. This way you can easily understand the strategy before moving on to Section 3 of the General Reading which has passages that are at the same level of the Academic test. The strategy for the General and Academic are the same for Reading.

Later on in this section you will learn from lectures that focus on the Yes, No, Not Given Question as it is presented in Section 3 of the General Reading. If you have learned this foundation of strategy from this question type as it is presented in Sections 1 and 2, you can more easily succeed at the Section 3 questions for General Reading.


The strategy for the Academic and General is exactly the same. More importantly the difficulty level of this General Section 3 passage is the same as the Academic.  If you are an Academic student, you can learn from this Foundational Strategy.

Y, N, NG Question Analysis Part 2
15:07

One of the best ways to get the foundation of the Yes, No, Not Given question is to watch the question done with a General Reading Passage. This way you can easily understand the strategy before moving on to Section 3 of the General Reading which has passages that are at the same level of the Academic test. The strategy for the General and Academic are the same for Reading.

Later on in this section you will learn from lectures that focus on the Yes, No, Not Given Question as it is presented in Section 3 of the General Reading. If you have learned this foundation of strategy from this question type as it is presented in Sections 1 and 2, you can more easily succeed at the Section 3 questions for General Reading.


The strategy for the Academic and General is exactly the same. More importantly the difficulty level of this General Section 3 passage is the same as the Academic.  If you are an Academic student, you can learn from this Foundational Strategy.


Y, N, NG Question Analysis Part 3 (Cambridge B.13 Test 1)
10:09

One of the best ways to get the foundation of the Yes, No, Not Given question is to watch the question done with a General Reading Passage. This way you can easily understand the strategy before moving on to Section 3 of the General Reading which has passages that are at the same level of the Academic test. The strategy for the General and Academic are the same for Reading.

Later on in this section you will learn from lectures that focus on the Yes, No, Not Given Question as it is presented in Section 3 of the General Reading. If you have learned this foundation of strategy from this question type as it is presented in Sections 1 and 2, you can more easily succeed at the Section 3 questions for General Reading.


The strategy for the Academic and General is exactly the same. More importantly the difficulty level of this General Section 3 passage is the same as the Academic.  If you are an Academic student, you can learn from this Foundational Strategy.

Y, N, NG Question Analysis Part 4
04:21

One of the best ways to get the foundation of the Yes, No, Not Given question is to watch the question done with a General Reading Passage. This way you can easily understand the strategy before moving on to the Academic Passages. The strategy for the General and Academic are the same for Reading. 

If you are a General Exam student exploring the Academic Section, DO NOT Watch this video now. This video is part of the General exam Question Strategy Section and is located in the General section of our course. It is best for you, General Student,  to watch this video in the General section. This video is placed also in the Academic section because most Academic students would not likely watch videos in the General section and therefore would miss this video which is actually very valuable for them.


The strategy for the Academic and General is exactly the same. More importantly the difficulty level of this General Section 3 passage is the same as the Academic. 


I am hopeful that students will READ the above information and avoid sending me messages about video duplication.

Y, N, NG Question Analysis Part 5
06:34

In this quiz, you have the opportunity to apply the strategies we have taught for the True, False, Not Given (Yes, No, Not Given Question).

1. Compare the question to the matching passage sentence and decide if Yes, No, Not Given

2. Chose your answer: True, False, Not Given (Sometimes you will have to choose Yes, No, Not Given)

3. Normally you would scan for the matching passage sentence. I have already done that part. The focus is on your application of answer strategy, not scanning. we will do another quiz on scanning.

4. On some questions there is more language than the keyword sentence. You should be able to recognize the keyword sentence.

5. These questions from different valid sources. There is no one source

6. If you want additional practice on, go take the Practice Tests in the Academic Section.

True, False, Not Given (Yes, No, Not Given) Quiz #1 (General)
8 questions

In this quiz, you have the opportunity to apply the strategies we have taught for the True, False, Not Given (Yes, No, Not Given Question).

1. Compare the question to the matching passage sentence and decide if Yes, No, Not Given

2. Chose your answer: True, False, Not Given (Sometimes you will have to choose Yes, No, Not Given)

3. Normally you would scan for the matching passage sentence. I have already done that part. The focus is on your application of answer strategy, not scanning. we will do another quiz on scanning.

4. On some questions there is more language than the keyword sentence. You should be able to recognize the keyword sentence.

5. These questions from different valid sources. There is no one source

6. If you want additional practice on, go take the Practice Tests in the Academic Section.

True, False, Not Given (Yes, No, Not Given) Quiz #2 (General)
8 questions
Headings Question Strategy
15:15

Learn our universal Headings reading strategy as applied to a General Reading exam level passage.

Headings Question Analysis Part 1
14:50

Learn our universal Headings reading strategy as applied to a General Reading exam level passage.

Headings Question Analysis Part 2
18:06
Multiple Choice Strategy
10:53

This lecture will review the question answering strategy for the Multiple Choice and Summary question as applied to a General Reading exam level passage. If you are an Academic student you can benefit from this lecture as well because the section 3 lectures in General Reading are the same level of difficulty as the Academic exam.

Multiple Choice and Summary Question Analysis Part 1
14:53

This lecture will review the question answering strategy for the Multiple Choice and Summary question as applied to a General Reading exam level passage. If you are an Academic student you can benefit from this lecture as well because the section 3 lectures in General Reading are the same level of difficulty as the Academic exam.

Multiple Choice and Summary Question Analysis Part 2
17:25
Paragraph Location Question Strategy
15:43

This General Reading passage from Section 3 of the exam has three question types: Paragraph Location, Yes-No-Not Given, and Summary. In this lecture and the following two lectures, we will review the question strategy for all three types of question. This will be good for you are you can see the answering the strategy within the context of one reading passage.


If you are an Academic Level student, you can benefit from this these lectures because section 3 of the General Exam is at the same level as the Academic exam.

Paragraph Location, Yes-No-Not Given, & Summary Question Answering Strategy (1)
17:42

This General Reading passage from Section 3 of the exam has three question types : Paragraph Location, Yes-No-Not Given, and Summary. In this lecture and the following two lectures, we will review the question strategy for all three types of question. This will be good for you are you can see the answering the strategy within the context of one reading passage.


If you are an Academic Level student, you can benefit from this these lectures because section 3 of the General Exam is at the same level as the Academic exam.

Paragraph Location, Yes-No-Not Given, & Summary Question Answering Strategy (2)
19:34

This General Reading passage from Section 3 of the exam has three question types. In this lecture and the following two lectures, we will review the question strategy for all three types of question. This will be good for you are you can see the answering the strategy within the context of one reading passage.


If you are an Academic Level student, you can benefit from this these lectures because section 3 of the General Exam is at the same level as the Academic exam.

Paragraph Location, Yes-No-Not Given, & Summary Question Answering Strategy (3)
15:24

This question on the General Reading exam is the same as the "Which 2 of the 5 items are mentioned in the reading passage?" question on the Academic exam.  We present this question strategy as it is applied on the General exam level using a General exam level reading passage. This question normally appears in sections 1 or 2.

"Which Section True For?" Question Answering Strategy
18:25

This General Reading passage from Section 3 of the exam has three question types: Section Location, True-False-Not Given, and Multiple Choice . In this lecture and the following two lectures, we will review the question strategy for all three types of question. This will be good for you are you can see the answering the strategy within the context of one reading passage. The Section Location question uses the same strategy as the Paragraph Location question.


If you are an Academic Level student, you can benefit from this these lectures because section 3 of the General Exam is at the same level as the Academic exam.

Section Location, True-False-Not-Given, Multiple Choice Question Strategy (1)
15:54

This General Reading passage from Section 3 of the exam has three question types: Section Location, T-F-NG, and Multiple Choice. In this lecture and the following two lectures, we will review the question strategy for all three types of question. This will be good for you are you can see the answering the strategy within the context of one reading passage.


If you are an Academic Level student, you can benefit from this these lectures because section 3 of the General Exam is at the same level as the Academic exam.

Section Location, True-False-Not-Given, Multiple Choice Question Strategy (2)
13:08

This General Reading passage from Section 3 of the exam has three question types. In this lecture and the following two lectures, we will review the question strategy for all three types of question. This will be good for you are you can see the answering the strategy within the context of one reading passage.


If you are an Academic Level student, you can benefit from this these lectures because section 3 of the General Exam is at the same level as the Academic exam.

Section Location, True-False-Not-Given, Multiple Choice Question Strategy (3)
16:25
Short Answer Question Strategy
12:28

The Short Answer question is where you have to provide a one to two word answer to a question. This video will review the lecture applied to this question as applied to a General Reading exam level passage.

"Short Answer" Question Analysis
17:40
Matching Question Strategy and Tactics
20:20

This General Reading passage from Section 3 of the exam has three question types: Matching, Summary and Fill-the-Blank. In this lecture and the following two lectures, we will review the question strategy for all three types of question. This will be good for you are you can see the answering the strategy within the context of one reading passage.


If you are an Academic Level student, you can benefit from this these lectures because section 3 of the General Exam is at the same level as the Academic exam.

Matching, Summary, and Fill-the-Blank Question Answering Strategy (1)
11:34

This General Reading passage from Section 3 of the exam has three question types: Matching, Summary, and Fill-the-Blank. In this lecture and the following two lectures, we will review the question strategy for all three types of question. This will be good for you are you can see the answering the strategy within the context of one reading passage.


If you are an Academic Level student, you can benefit from this these lectures because section 3 of the General Exam is at the same level as the Academic exam.

Matching, Summary, and Fill-the-Blank Question Answering Strategy (2)
08:39
Matching, Summary, and Fill-the-Blank Question Answering Strategy (3)
18:50

Note that the Classify and Matching Questions, in essence,  use the SAME strategy 

Classify Question Strategy Application
14:35
Sentence Completion Question Strategy
17:51
Sentence Completion Strategy Application
16:52
Summary Question Strategy
18:14
Summary Question Strategy Application
13:58

See the Table Question Strategy Application in the advanced section.

Table Question Strategy
08:25

See the Diagram Question Strategy Application in the advanced section.

Diagram Question Strategy
11:45

See the Flow Chart Question Strategy Application in the advanced section.

Flow Chart Question Strategy
05:50