IELTS Speaking can be used flexibly as self-study courses or as a homework supplement. It is recommended that students regularly study 2-3 hours a week in order to attain significant improvement in their speaking level and their test score.
Each level of IELTS Speaking begins with an overview of the structure of the IELTS Speaking test. Lessons are then divided into three sections that mirror each part of the Speaking test: Questions about familiar topics, Giving a talk, and Talking about abstract topics. The subject areas reflect the most common topics covered in the test, and each lesson includes a language focus, with an emphasis on functional language, and test-taking strategies to help the learner prepare their own responses, and ultimately achieve the best result they can.
Each section of the lesson includes a listening phase, an analysis of language or specific test skills, a pronunciation focus, a speaking task and a model answer for comparison.
The listening phase includes unscripted, realistic IELTS speaking interviews with non-native speakers with tips to help the student learn what to expect in the test taking environment. This is followed by a lecture with a focus on language, or a specific test skill that links with the key sections of the speaking exam. Lectures are supported by embedded audio that highlights functional language, and are then followed by a short listen and record practice section to work on pronunciation.
Lesson sections end with a Speaking Task that requires the student to plan their answers, and review key tips and techniques. They can then record themselves completing the task, and compare their recorded answer alongside a full, annotated model answer. Model answers are designed to clearly show students what a good performance looks like.
IELTS Writing can be used flexibly as a self-study course, or as a homework supplement for face-to-face IELTS writing training. It is recommended that students regularly study 2-3 hours in order to see a significant improvement in their level and in their test score.
Each level begins with an overview of the IELTS Writing test. This is followed by lessons that cover IELTS Writing Task 1 (writing a report based on visual input) and Task 2 (writing an essay).
All lessons include activities that encourage and train students to check their work for common errors, and provide important tips for maximizing scores.
The lesson structure throughout the IELTS Writing courses follows a systematic flow from Task Analysis to Language Focus, to Writing Skills and to an end-of-lesson Test. Each level includes a variety of inputs for Writing Task 1 (charts, maps, process diagrams) and Writing Task 2 (opinion, problem solving, advantages and disadvantages).
The Language Focus sections present practice activities with key phrases, vocabulary, and specific grammatical structures that will help students produce better writing, with better range and accuracy to improve their scores.
Writing Skills sections are typically presented with an animated lecture which include tips on how to meet the criteria of the task, and practice with structure, cohesion and coherence.
In the test section, the student is given either a Task 1 report or a Task 2 essay to write within a suggested time limit. At the end, feedback is provided in the form of a model answer with specific features highlighted for students to compare their own writing against.
Every lesson includes at least three complete models either as part of the practice cycle, or the test cycle.
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