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In this course, you will learn all the essential information about the IELTS test, including the exam format and question types. You will also learn some powerful tips that you can use in the exam itself. And I will also share with you some effective tips to help you prepare at home.
Finally, I will give you some downloadable materials to help you prepare for the IELTS Test, and some quizzes to help you remember what you have learned.
By the end of this IELTS Preparation Course, you will know how to get a good score in the IELTS test. You will understand what you must do in each of the four tests (listening, reading, speaking and writing) and you will have some exam tips to help you get the best band score possible.
You will be able to take the IELTS test with confidence!
Welcome to the course. Watch this short video about the course from your course instructor, Charles Cornelius.
Get all the essential information about the IELTS test in this video: what is it, who accepts the IELTS, the 3 exam types (and how they are different). And find out about the exam format.
Learn about band scores and how your band score is calculated. Also, see the descriptions of each of the 9 band scores.
Get all the essential information about the Listening Test. Find out how long it takes, and learn about the four different parts of the Listening Test.
Test your knowledge of the IELTS Listening Test with this quiz.
Find out the types of questions that come up in the Listening Test.
Get some effective tips for doing the Listening Test. Download the Official IELTS Listening Test answer sheet.
How do you prepare for the IELTS Listening Test? Get some effective methods. I explain the importance of 'Slow Practice'. I also tell you about some great resources to help you to improve your IELTS listening skills. HYou can find the links to these in the resources section.
Understand what you have to do in the IELTS Reading Test, both for the Academic and General Training IELTS. Find out about the kind of texts you have to read and look at some practice reading texts.
Find out about the question types that come up in the IELTS Reading Test.
Learn the most essential reading exam strategy: skimming and scanning. Find out about my 3 step reading test strategy and see skimming and scanning in action with my animated explanation video.
Understand how the IELTS Reading test is assessed.
How should you prepare for the IELTS Reading Test? Find out how in this video, in which I show you some great websites to help you improve your reading, plus some advice on using practice tests. Check out the resources for links to my recommended websites for reading materials.
In this section you can practice some questions from the IELTS Reading test.
Learn all the essential information about the IELTS Writing Test. Find out about the writing tasks in both Task 1 and Task 2 of the Academic and General Training IELTS, as well as common writing topics.
In this video I will write a Task 1 Report about a bar chart. Watch how I plan the essay, and watch as I write.
Here is another video, in which I write a Task 1 Report. Watch how I plan the essay, and watch as I write.
In this video, you will get the essential information on writing a Task 2 essay. You will learn about the two main essay structures (the Argument essay and the Opinion essay), the different kinds of question and the different types of response.
In this video, you will learn about how IELTS examiners assess your writing. You will find out about the assessment criteria and the four different assessment areas:
And you will find out how to get a Band 7 in each of these four assessment areas.
You can also download the writing assessment criteria from the resources section for this lecture.
In this video, I will assess an IELTS task 2 essay. I assess this essay in the same way as an IELTS examiner. I explain why the essay gets the band score it does. This video will help you understand the IELTS Writing Assessment Criteria.
Get some great tips for the writing exam. Find out about the importance of timing and planning, and why vocabulary is so important.
Read my article about the importance of using Cohesive Devices in your writing. You can also download a PDF of examples of Cohesive Devices from the Resources section.
Read my Essential Guide to Writing Task 2
Get all the essential information about the IELTS Speaking Test. Find out about the 3 parts to the speaking test and how they are different from each other.
Learn about Part 1 of the speaking test and the kinds of questions you will be asked.
Learn about Part 2 of the speaking test and the kinds of questions you will be asked. Plus some tips on making notes for your talk. You can also download some sample speaking topics from the resources section.
Read my essential guide to Part 2 of the IELTS Speaking Test and get even more tips and information.
Learn about Part 3 of the speaking test and the kinds of questions you will be asked. You will also understand how Part 3 is different from Part 2.
In this video, you will learn about how IELTS examiners assess your speaking. You will find out about the assessment criteria and the four different assessment areas:
And you will learn how to get a Band 7 in each of these four assessment areas.
You can also download the speaking assessment criteria from the resources section for this lecture.
I'm a qualified teacher with 20 years' teaching experience all over the world, most recently as an English language teacher with the British Council where I taught IELTS exam preparation and Business English.
I have a Masters degree in education and a certificate teaching the English language. I'm an experienced teacher trainer, most recently in Thailand where I have carried out training in English language teaching techniques to classroom teachers. I currently live in Thailand.
I'm the author of two bestselling books and run websites designed for both English language teachers and students.
Qualifications: MA (Education), PGCE (Secondary Education), CELTA