IELTS

IELTS
Starts from:Thu, June 30, 2022
Campus Location

Course Feature
Class Description

Introduction:
• two hour weekly elective available for all ACBM students
• alternates listening / reading with writing / speaking
• 20 week course in 2 x 10 week blocks.
• an overview of the tests will be presented at the beginning of each block.

The Course
• covers information students need to know to understand and succeed at the tests
• prepares students with the skills they need to complete the tests to the best of their ability
• students will benefit from taking one 10 week block but will benefit more by taking two blocks
• provides weekly opportunities for students to practice partial or complete tests focussing on the various sections of the tests

 

IELTS Elective – Preparing for the IELTS test
BLOCK 1

WKTESTSOUTLINE RESOURCES
1L & RListening
Review of the listening test format
Review of types of tasks and skills required
Focus: Orientating yourself to the text
Reading
Review of the reading test format
Review of types of tasks and skills required
Focus: Orientating yourself to the text – predicting the situation – using titles and subheadings; paragraphs and main ideas, dealing with unfamiliar words
New Insight into IELTS
2W & SWriting
Review of the writing test formats – Task 1 and Task 2
Review of band descriptors (public version)
Focus: Task 1 - interpreting visual information
- charts
- tables
- graphs
Speaking
Review of the speaking test format – Parts 1, 2 and 3
Review of band descriptors (public version)
Focus: Responding to personal questions and expanding your answers
3L & RListening
Focus: Listening for specific information – predicting what type of words are needed
Reading
Focus: scanning and skimming
- scanning for a specific detail
- skimming for general understanding
4W & SWriting
Focus: Task 1
- diagrams
- describing trends
- writing an overview
Information transfer task Vocabulary
Teaching, discussion, practice
Homework – timed writing (optional)
Speaking
Focus: Intro + Part 1
- Becoming more fluent
- Expanding ideas
5L & RListening
Focus: Identifying detail – understanding form, position and colour
Reading
Focus: Identifying and supporting main ideas – understanding paragraph structure and extracting key information
6W & SWriting
Focus: Task 2. Approaching the task
- Analysing the ask
- Generating ideas
- Main and supporting ideas
- Writing a coherent paragraph
Speaking
Focus: Part 2. Preparing your talk.
- Understanding the topic
- Brainstorming ideas
- Checking your notes
7L & RListening
Focus: Following a description
- Diagrams
- Maps and plans
Reading
Focus: improving global reading skills
- Paraphrasing the main ideas
- Getting gapfill answers right
8W & SWriting
Focus: Task 2. Planning the essay
- Writing the opening paragraph
- Organising ideas
- Balancing views
- Writing a conclusion
Speaking
Focus: Part 3. Understanding abstract and analytical questions
- Understanding Part 3 questions
- Making ideas clear
- Exploring a theme
- Answering the question
9L & RIELTS listening test
IELTS reading test
10W & SIELTS writing test
Students complete a full timed IELTS writing test.
The elective teacher will assess their test and return it with comments.
IELTS speaking test
Individual speaking test with teacher – students make a time to meet with the elective teacher and complete a mock IELTS speaking test. The teacher will provide students with a written report on their performance.

 

 

IELTS Elective – Preparing for the IELTS test
BLOCK 2

WKTESTSOUTLINE RESOURCES
1L & RListening
Review of the listening test format
Review of types of tasks and skills required
Focus:
Reading
Review of the reading test format
Review of types of tasks and skills required
Focus:
2W & SWriting
Review of the writing test formats – Task 1 and Task 2
Review of band descriptors (public version) + requirements
Focus: using time wisely
Speaking
Review of the speaking test format – Parts 1, 2 and 3
Review of band descriptors (public version)
Focus: Expanding a topic using SES
3L & RListening
Focus: Identifying main ideas - thinking around the topic
Reading
Focus: Summarising – understanding summaries
4W & SWriting
Focus: Task 1.
- Summarising information by selecting the main points.
- Grouping and comparing information
Speaking
Focus: Part 2. Giving a talk
- Using notes
- Using rhythm and timing to help talk flow
5L & RListening
Focus: Seeing beyond the surface meaning – understanding stress and intonation
Reading
Focus: Understanding argument
- Recognizing text types
- Recognising arguments in texts
- Dealing with a range of views
6W & SWriting
Focus: Task 2. Turning ideas into written arguments
- Presenting ideas
- Making concessions
- Refuting an argument
- Defining and explaining
Speaking
Focus: Part 3. Giving a reasoned response.
- Using the right language
- Giving two sides of an argument
- Speculating
- Extending a conversation
7L & RListening
Focus: Following signpost words – learning to direct listening
Reading
Focus: Identifying the writer’s views and claims
- Interacting with the passage
- Analysing the passage
8W & SWriting
Focus: Linking your ideas
- Making the main argument clear
- Using linking words and expressions
- Building complex sentences
Speaking
Focus: Practice speaking tests – Parts 1, 2 and 3
Pair work
9L & RIELTS listening test
IELTS reading test
10W & SIELTS writing test
Students complete a full timed IELTS writing test.
The elective teacher will assess their test and return it with comments.
IELTS speaking test
Individual speaking test with teacher – students make a time to meet with the elective teacher and complete a mock IELTS speaking test. The teacher will provide students with a report on their performance.