This is a complete preparation guide to the IELTS Academic test in just 6 hours. The 56 short, clear and informative lectures of the IELTS Elephant course give detailed explanations with lots of examples of all question types to prepare you for the test and help you succeed in IELTS with a high band score.
The IELTS Elephant is based on tried and tested IELTS techniques and strategies with Dina Panayi, your instructor, who has been using them for over 20 years with great success. The high pass rate in IELTS and positive student reviews testify to the fact that her students are both successful in achieving their goals and find the lessons both enjoyable and interesting. Apart from an experienced IELTS teacher, Dina is also an IELTS examiner so she knows exactly what you need to pass IELTS with a 7 or higher band score.
Provided with this complete IELTS course is a FREE course pdf book with a copy of all the material in the course and a transcript. Extra practice material is included as well as model answers to the Speaking and Writing Task 1 and 2 questions. To get the free book, you would need to provide your name & email address. Then you will receive an email from Dina with the download link of the free course book. Use this book to practise the IELTS techniques, strategies and tips taught in the course and achieve a 7+ IELTS band score in each module. You can find the instructions on how to download the book in the resources of the Bonus Lecture.
Find what you will learn in this course in more detail below:
In the Reading module, you will learn
Skimming and scanning techniques to save time and find the answer quickly in the text
Tips for how to answer all IELTS question types from True - False - Not Given to matching headings and multiple choice questions
How to be sure you have chosen the correct answer
How to deal with long texts and unfamiliar vocabulary
In the Listening module, you will learn
What to expect in the four sections of the IELTS Listening test
How to answer all different question types
How to predict the kind of answer you are listening for
How to avoid leaving a blank by making an educated guess
In the Writing Task One module, you will learn
How to summarise the important information on all types of diagrams and charts
How to identify the main trends and write an overview (the “elephant”)
The appropriate language to describe, compare and contrast the information
How to structure your response in a logical way
How to use a wide range of grammatical structures
In the Writing Task Two module, you will learn
How to analyse and structure all types of IELTS Writing Task Two questions
The vocabulary and grammatical structures needed to achieve a high band score
How to check your essay using the Writing band descriptors
And you will find many model essays that follow the given structures
In the Speaking module, you will learn
How to answer questions in all 3 parts of the IELTS speaking test
How to expand your answer and speak fluently
How to avoid long pauses using fillers
The most common general IELTS speaking topics
Useful vocabulary for common IELTS speaking questions
And you will find many model answers of common questions
Note: You don't need to be familiar with the format of the IELTS test since this is something that is explained in the course.
Note: This is a strategy and techniques course to help you pass the IELTS test successfully. There is advice on grammar, vocabulary and overall English language skills, but the focus is NOT on general English language learning.
Note: There is prompt availability for further questions about the course or for an explanation of any points relating to the material or about the IELTS test.
Note: This is preparation for the IELTS Academic test. The course can still help you prepare for the IELTS General test but the examples given for the Writing Task 1 are only for the Academic test.