IELTS

IELTS Preparation

12-Week Course Syllabus

 

Course Objectives

1.    To develop students’ overall language competence

2.    To provide students with up-to-date exam practice through the use of real past papers

3.    To build students’ confidence when using English and completing their IELTS test

Course Information


The twelve-week IELTS Preparation course contains a wide range of activities aimed at improving participants’ English and developing the language and skills needed to improve their band score.

As well as providing thorough exam practice in Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing, particular attention is also paid to help students develop their confidence with English grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.


Course Timetable and Duration

Weeks Course dates 2020: Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 19:00 – 21:00 Hours a week Total hours
12 March 30 – June 19 6 72
August 10 – October 30 September 14 – December 4

Course Materials and Purposes

Course materials Purposes
McCarter, S. (2010). Ready for IELTS (1st Ed.). Macmillan Education.

·         Language development, i.e. all language skills and systems

·         Familiarisation with test format

McCarter, S. and Ash, J. (2015). IELTS Testbuilder 1 (2nd Ed.). Macmillan Education. (Academic).

McCarter, S. (2008). IELTS Testbuilder 2 (1st Ed.). Macmillan Education. (Academic).

Collection of further past papers (Academic & General Training).

·         Diagnostic mock test

·         Progress tests

·         Final mock test

·         Further exam practice as necessary


12-week Course Syllabus

 

Week 1 Day 1

Course Intro & Diagnostic mock test

IELTS Practice Tests Plus 3: Test 6: Listening: 2 & 3; Reading 3; Speaking 2 & 3

Homework: IELTS Practice Tests Plus 3: Test 6: Writing 2

Day 2 Day 3

Exam practice:

IELTS Testbuilder 1: Test 1: Listening & Speaking

Language development:

Unit 2: Reading & Language focus 1

Homework: Provided after each lesson. Sources: Ready for IELTS (language development); Collection of past papers (exam practice).

Week 2 Day 1 Day 2 Day 3

Exam practice:

IELTS Testbuilder 1: Test 1: Writing

Language development:

Unit 3: Listening & Word building

Unit 3: Reading & Language focus 2

Exam practice:

IELTS Testbuilder 1: Test 2: Listening & Speaking

Homework: Provided after each lesson. Sources: Ready for IELTS (language development); Collection of past papers (exam practice).

Week 3 Day 1 Day 2 Day 3

Language development:

Unit 4: Reading & Language focus 2

Exam practice:

IELTS Testbuilder 1: Test 2: Reading

Language development:

Unit 4: Vocabulary 2 & Speaking Parts 2 & 3

Homework: Provided after each lesson. Sources: Ready for IELTS (language development); Collection of past papers (exam practice).

Week 4 Day 1 Progress test 1: IELTS Testbuilder 2: Test 4: Speaking & Writing
Day 2 Day 3

Language development:

Unit 5: Language focus & Speaking Part 3

Exam practice:

IELTS Testbuilder 1: Test 3: Listening & Speaking

Homework: Provided after each lesson. Sources: Ready for IELTS (language development); Collection of past papers (exam practice).

Week 5 Day 1 Day 2 Day 3

Exam practice:

IELTS Testbuilder 1: Test 3: Writing

Language development:

Unit 5: Vocabulary 1 & 2

Unit 5: Word building

Exam practice:

IELTS Testbuilder 1: Test 4: Listening & Speaking

Homework: Provided after each lesson. Sources: Ready for IELTS (language development); Collection of past papers (exam practice).

Week 6 Day 1 Day 2 Day 3

Language development:

Unit 6: Vocabulary 1 & Speaking Part 2

Exam practice:

IELTS Testbuilder 1: Test 4: Writing

Language development:

Unit 6: Listening 2 & Vocabulary 2

Homework: Provided after each lesson. Sources: Ready for IELTS (language development); Collection of past papers (exam practice).

Week 7 Day 1 Progress test 2: IELTS Testbuilder 2: Test 4: Listening & Reading
Day 2 Day 3

Language development:

Unit 7: Vocabulary 2 & Speaking Part 2

Exam practice:

IELTS Testbuilder 2: Test 1: Listening & Speaking

Homework: Provided after each lesson. Sources: Ready for IELTS (language development); Collection of past papers (exam practice).

Week 8 Day 1 Day 2 Day 3

Exam practice:

IELTS Testbuilder 2: Test 1: Writing

Language development:

Unit 8: Listening 4 & Language focus

Exam practice:

IELTS Testbuilder 2: Test 2: Listening & Speaking

Homework: Provided after each lesson. Sources: Ready for IELTS (language development); Collection of past papers (exam practice).

Week 9 Day 1 Day 2 Day 3

Language development:

Unit 13: Reading passage & Language focus

Exam practice:

IELTS Testbuilder 2: Test 2: Writing

Language development:

Unit 14: Listening 4 & Language focus

Homework: Provided after each lesson. Sources: Ready for IELTS (language development); Collection of past papers (exam practice).

Week 10 Day 1 Mock test 1: IELTS Practice Tests Plus 3: Test 7: Speaking & Writing
Day 2 Day 3

Exam practice:

IELTS Testbuilder 2: Test 3: Listening & Speaking

Language development:

Unit 10: Language focus & Writing 2

Homework: Provided after each lesson. Sources: Ready for IELTS (language development); Collection of past papers (exam practice).

Week 11 Day 1 Day 2 Day 3

Exam practice:

IELTS Testbuilder 2: Test 3: Writing

 

Language development:

Unit __:

Exam practice:

IELTS Practice Tests Plus 3: Test 4: Speaking & Listening

Homework: Provided after each lesson. Sources: Ready for IELTS (language development); Collection of past papers (exam practice).

Week 12 Day 1 Final mock test: IELTS Practice Tests Plus 3: Test 7: Listening & Reading
Day 2 Day 3

Language development:

Unit __:

Exam practice:

IELTS Practice Tests Plus 3: Test 5: Speaking & Listening

Homework: Provided after each lesson. Sources: Ready for IELTS (language development); Collection of past papers (exam practice).