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Preparation for IELTS

General or Academic

Required level to start the preparation: Pre-Intermediate or higher

The cost of a one-on-one lesson (duration – 60 mins): $ 14,20 / one group lesson (duration – 80 mins, maximum 6 people) – $8

Duration:

Complete IELTS:

40 lessons

Express IELTS:

20 lessons

Personalized Course

the number of lessons is tailored for you personally, depending on your current English level, the score you need & the time for which you need to prepare for IELTS

Be Fully Ready!

Speaking

Be absolutely ready for all IELTS Speaking requirements (Fluency & Coherence, Lexical Resource, Grammatical Range & Accuracy, Pronunciation) - get the highest band score!

Reading

Sharpen all the required reading skills, techniques & strategies - only what’s needed for IELTS. Just reading won’t help - you need to be prepared for what’s expected on the real exam

Listening

Build up & polish the skills necessary for IELTS Listening, practice all question types that you’ll see on the exam, get all the necessary information on what to do & how to do it efficiently

Writing

Hone specific writing skills - planning & developing your paragraphs, structure, advanced fixed phrases, speed - everything in order to confidently handle your IELTS tasks

Approach to IELTS Preparation

Only Professionals Teachers

  • This direction is taught only by the most experienced specially trained teachers with international TEFL certificates (CELTA / DELTA)
  • All our IELTS teachers are required to regularly attend trainings & webinars from Cambridge University on IELTS

Complete Readiness

  • Boost all the necessary skills & strategies to get a high score on IELTS in all parts of the exam: Speaking, Reading, Listening & Writing
  • Clear focus, all the necessary explanations & advice on how to tackle each task as efficient as possible

IELTS Format You Need

  • The content of the course will be focused on the exam format that you need to pass: General or Academic, on paper or compute based
  • Before the start of the course, our head teacher will clarify all the nuances with you to make your preparation as effective as possible

Official Materials

  • You get a full range of the best materials for IELTS Preparation free of charge, that are compiled of leading publications (Longman, Oxford, Cambridge, etc.) & official IELTS tests
  • Best selection of videos from reliable sources for more productive preparation

IELTS Practice Tasks & Mock Test

  • A large number of timed practice tasks for each section of the exam with a simulation of a real exam & their constant professional evaluation with clear feedback
  • Mock IELTS test at the end of the course with the results, their analysis and reflection on mistakes

Effective Homework

  • Get carefully designed, effective & practical home assignments on each part of the exam & do them under the supervision of your teacher
  • You systematically write essays & get detailed professional feedback along with corrections & evaluation according to all IELTS standards

You Can Do That!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference?

The content, the level of difficulty & the assessment criteria are absolutely identical in both IELTS formats: on paper and on computer. The difference is that Reading, Listening & Writing in the computer-based version are taken on computer (not at home, but at an IELTS center). Speaking is delivered in the same way (face-to-face with an examiner) in both IELTS versions: paper & computer-based.

What to choose: to take IELTS on paper or computer?

It is better to decide on the format beforehand and to prepare for it purposefully, since there's a number of differences that must be taken into account when developing the skills needed for IELTS.

For example, while preparing for Computer-Based IELTS:

You need to read from the monitor on a regular basis rather than from a hard book when working on your reading skills so that this mode is familiar and comfortable for you on the actual exam.

While Listening, you should be able to immediately type your answers using the keyboard as you listen, since you will not have time to first write them down on a piece of paper and then to transfer them onto the computer.

 

There are two modules of the IELTS exam: Academic and General. IELTS Academic is usually chosen for entering foreign universities. IELTS General is mostly taken in order to get employment abroad, or for immigration.

IELTS (General and Academic) consists of 4 parts:

1) Speaking

2) Writing task 1 and 2

3) Reading

4) Listening

All tasks are the same, except for Writing and Reading:

1) Writing Task 1

Academic - Analyze and describe a table, chart, graph, map, or process.

General - Write a letter of at least 150 words in one of the following styles: formal business, neutral, or informal.

2) Reading

Academic - three texts in an academic style. Topics that the texts can be devoted to: archeology, history, sociology, biology, etc.

General - four short texts on everyday topics: work, advertisement, job description, travel brochure, etc.

IELTS is the most popular international test which is required for studies and immigration to Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. The IELTS certificate is used for admission to schools and universities where teaching is in English (UK, Canada, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, USA, etc.) The IELTS certificate is required for everyone who plans to immigrate to English-speaking countries for professional migration. A certificate may also be required for certain types of UK visas and for purposes related to living, studying or working in English speaking countries.

9.0        C2 

8.5

8.0        C1 

7.5

7.0

6.5         B2 

6.0

5.5

5.0         B1 

4.5

0.0-4.0   A1

IELTS has four parts:

  1. Listening
  2. Reading
  3. Writing
  4. Speaking 

The first three sections (Listening, Reading, Writing) are always taken on the same day in the above sequence without a break in between.

Speaking can be scheduled either on the same day or within a few days before or after the exam.

All candidates complete the same Listening and Speaking tasks. However, in Reading and Writing there's a difference between the Academic and the General module.

In order to get a high score on IELTS, of course, you need to be fluent in English, but, in addition, you are to develop specific skills that you will need on IELTS.

For example, if you complete IELTS Reading tasks as if you were just reading in real life, without knowing special techniques for taking IELTS, you simply will not have enough time to answer all the questions.

All tasks on the exam are quite specific and just good knowledge of English will not be enough - you need to be prepared for the IELTS format.

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