IELTS Exam Preparation
THE IELTS EXAM
The IELTS exam is one of the most widely recognized English language proficiency exams in the world – it is recognized in every country in the world as proof of a student’s fluency in English. A high score in the IELTS exam shows employers and colleges that the student has a high, almost native-speaker level of English, so the IELTS course is an ideal course for students with a good command of English language and grammar who want to have proof of their proficiency.
This is also why the Academic IELTS exam is the exam normally demanded by universities and other third level institutions in English speaking countries around the world from non-native English speakers who want to study there. Each student taking the IELTS exam receives a grade out of a maximum of 9. Different colleges and universities set different minimum ‘band’ scores for students who want to study there, so the grade you need to get may vary, but most universities set a minimum ‘band’ score of 6.5.
The exam itself is divided into four parts, which evaluate the student’s four language skills: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. The Reading and Listening tasks are taken from academic texts and lectures, while the Writing and Speaking tasks are also focused on academic topics.
IELTS PREPARATION AT ELTA
Exam technique is imperative when preparing for any examination, possibly even more so in relation to your preparation for the IELTS exam; therefore the IELTS preparation classes at ELTA are centered primarily on examination technique.
Time management for both the reading and writing parts of the exam, skimming, scanning and reading for detail are all crucial skills that need to be mastered if you are to achieve your deserved band score.
At ELTA, these skills are taught and practiced in a classroom with experienced, motivated teachers and like-minded classmates. Task 1 and task 2 writing exercises are corrected on a weekly basis and mock examinations are given monthly. Speaking exercises are conducted in the classroom, making use of peer learning as a collective.
At ELTA, we aim to provide you with the skill set and motivation to guide you towards your desired band score.