IELTS Test preparation Course
Our IELTS test preparation online course for you according to how many online private or group classes you need to maximise your IELTS score.
Focus on speaking, writing, reading or listening, or any combination of these. You decide your schedule and your language focus.
Preparation courses taught by certified British native speaker tutors.
Courses adapted to your needs: choose the skill that you want to improve and get expert recommendations from your tutor.
A combination of live groups and private classes.
Complete control over your pace and frequency of study.
Detailed feedback on your performance.
What is IELTS?
IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is an international standardised test of English proficiency for non-native English language speakers. IELTS is usually taken for study or work abroad, for immigration, for a career or just for yourself to get an accurate assessment of your language skills.
IELTS is available in two test formats: Academic module and General Training module. The Academic format is designed for those who are going to study in English in a foreign educational institution, General - for those who go abroad for permanent residence or work and valid for two years. After that period, your language skills will need to be demonstrated again.
How the IELTS test is administered
The test total time is: 2 hours and 45 minutes.
LISTENING - 30 minutes
You listen to the voice recording only once. While listening, you read the questions (40 questions) and answer them in the first draft at the same time. During the test, the questions progressively become more difficult. When you have finished listening, you will have an extra 10 minutes to write your answers on your examination paper. The Listening module is the same for Academic and General formats.
In this section, candidates listen to four recordings of native English speakers and then write their own answers to the list of questions.
Recording 1 - a conversation between two people set in any everyday social context
Recording 2 - a monologue set in an everyday social context
Recording 3 - a conversation between up to four people set in an educational or training context
Recording 4 - a monologue on any academic subject
Types of IELTS Listening Questions
Short answer questions
READING - 60 minutes
You are required to read a text and answer 40 questions. Academic and General Training formats have different texts in this module. These include understanding the logical argument, reading for main ideas, and reading for details. Academic Reading contains three long texts that range from factual and descriptive to discursive and analytical.
Texts are selected from magazines, journals, newspapers, and books for those looking to enter universities. General Training Reading contains three parts of small texts on general topics.
These include understanding the logical argument, reading for main ideas, and reading for details. There are three long texts that range from factual and descriptive to discursive and analytical. The texts are selected from magazines, journals, newspapers, and books for those looking to enter universities.
Types of IELTS Reading Questions
Identifying the author’s claims
WRITING - 60 minutes
The Writing module includes two tasks.
The topics in the Writing section are test takers who are suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate looking to get into universities.
Task 1 - The test taker gets 60 minutes to complete both tasks. One task is for 20 minutes and the other is for 40 minutes. On the IELTS Academic Module, a candidate has to write a summary of at least 150 words of a table/graph/process. On the IELTS General Training Module a candidate has to write a letter of at least 150 words.
Task 2 - Task 2 is the same for both Academic and General Training Modules, and involve an essay of at least 250 words. Candidates will be asked to write an essay in a response to an argument, problem, or point of view. Make sure to give responses to both the tasks in a formal way.
SPEAKING -11-14 minutes
The speaking section monitors the spoken English of the candidate. Test lasts 11-14 minutes and is a three-part interview with the teacher. During the Speaking module, your speech is audio-recorded.
Part 1 - The first part is an introduction to the examiner and a conversation on general topics like work, studies, or home for 4 to 5 minutes.
Part 2 - In the second part you will be given a card with a certain topic which after a short preparation should be spoken on (monologue) for two minutes. The examiner will then ask one or two questions on the selected topic.
Part 3 - In the third part you will be asked questions about the topic selected in Part 2. Here, you will get the opportunity to discuss more about the ideas and issues. This part lasts for four to five minutes.
The first three modules of the IELTS test (Listening, Reading and Writing) always take place on the same day. The Speaking module may be taken on the same day or rescheduled to any other day during the seven days before or after the other three modules.