Welcome to the IELTS academic preparation course. This is the first step towards achieving your goals of studying abroad.
In this course, you’ll discover each of the four test sections and learn key strategies to get through them successfully.
First of all, in the listening section, you’ll learn key strategies for success. You’ll study identify keywords in the audio recordings, how to approach multiple-choice type questions, paraphrasing, and listening for key information.
The skills gained in the listening section will come in handy during the reading section as well. You’ll learn how to identify keywords in texts, skimming and scanning for information, summary completion, recognising facts, and multiple-choice tasks.
Next, the writing section focuses on proper essay structure. You’ll become familiar with academic, or tier 2 vocabulary, how to organise your information, grammar and vocabulary for essays, as well as how to form a clear, cohesive response.
Finally, the speaking section will give you practice sounding natural to native speakers, what vocabulary to use versus what to leave out and how to handle grammar mistakes.
This course comes packed with resources for you to download and practice with. An instructor is available to answer questions in the Social Cafe IELTS group forum and will assess your writing tasks as part of the writing module activities. You will also have a chance to complete a mock test, receiving an example band score letting you know if you’re ready for the real test.
If you’re having difficulty, make sure to reach out to the instructor. They’re happy to help and answer any questions you might have. Your success is important.
Don’t forget to download the study guide to look over and practice when not in the course.
Follow the IELTS preparation – academic course carefully and you’ll be on your way to achieving a Band 8 score or better.