IELTS Academic Test Preparation from Queensland University
Prepare for the IELTS Academic tests in this comprehensive, self-paced course covering listening, speaking, reading and writing.
About this course:
IELTS is the world’s most popular English language test for those wanting to study in higher education in an English-speaking country.
This IELTS course will prepare you to take the IELTS Academic tests with confidence.
You will have immediate access to over 80 hours of interactive practice materials covering each of the four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.
This innovative preparation course has been designed and written by experienced English teaching professionals from The University of Queensland, an IELTS testing Centre and one of the world’s leading centers of learning.
About the course writers:
All of the course writers have extensive experience enabling students to reach their academic IELTS goal of entering a university where English is the primary language.
Each section of this course includes engaging multi-media presentations reviewing key test-taking skills, strategies and techniques.
What you’ll learn?
- Learn about the IELTS test procedure and format.
- Learn useful test-taking strategies and skills for the IELTS Academic tests.
- Develop your English reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.
MODULE 1: LISTENING
the module begins with an overview of the IELTS Listening Test and what it includes.
Following this, we’ll show you the differences between each section of the IELTS Listening Test and the types of questions you will need to answer.
You will also have opportunities to practice these types of questions and gain the skills that you need.
MODULE 2: SPEAKING
this module outlines the different features of the Speaking Test.
In preparation for Part 1 of the Speaking Test, we focus on some of the grammar that you can use to talk about your likes and dislikes.
For Part 2 of the test, we’ll then focus on the “Individual Long Turn”.
For Part 3 of the test, we will focus on “The Discussion”.
You’ll learn to develop vocabulary related to common Part 3 topics and also some of the common grammar features you need for success in the discussion.
MODULE 3: READING
this module begins with an overview of the IELTS Reading Test and what it includes.
This will give you important information about what the test is designed to assess and the different question types used in the test.
There will be opportunities to practice the skills you have learned.
MODULE 4: WRITING
the module begins with an overview of the IELTS Writing Test and what it includes.
How to write tasks:
We’ll then look at the two tasks involved in the test. In preparation for Task 1, you’ll learn how to identify different types of visuals, identify and describe the topic and the main features of these visuals, and also how to write an overview paragraph to summarize the key information.
You’ll learn about what language to use to describe data, as well as how to select and group information. We’ll also look at the language used for ordering ideas in paragraphs.
In preparation for Task 2, we’re going to take a closer look at the essay question to help you answer all its parts and we will examine ways of planning and organizing your essay.
We’ll also analyze the different parts of an IELTS essay, look in more detail at some possible task types in Task 2, and explain how they are assessed. We’ll then look at how to write a good essay with good structure and appropriate language.
Along the way, you’ll have a chance to practice writing an introduction, body paragraphs and conclusion and submit these for assessment from other IELTSx students.