IELTS Academic Test Preparation

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Syllabus

MODULE 1: LISTENING
The module begins with an overview of the IELTS Listening Test and what it includes. This will give you important facts about this module and what it is designed to assess. Following this, we'll show you the differences between each section of the IELTS Listening Test and the types of questions you will need to answer. You will also have opportunities to practise these types of questions and gain the skills that you need.

MODULE 2: SPEAKING

This module outlines the different features of the Speaking Test. In preparation for Part 1 of the Speaking Test, we focus on some of the grammar that you can use to talk about your likes and dislikes. We'll also give you some examples of how to extend your answers, or make them longer. For Part 2 of the test, we'll then focus on the "Individual Long Turn". We'll look at how to analyse the task effectively and how to organise your ideas so that you have a good start, and end, to your talk. For Part 3 of the test, we will focus on "The Discussion". You'll learn to develop vocabulary related to common Part 3 topics and also some of the common grammar features you need for success in the discussion. This includes focussing on tenses and making comparisons. Later in the unit, we'll introduce some strategies to make your pronunciation clearer. In this module, you can watch and learn from videos of students taking different parts of the test.

MODULE 3: READING
This module begins with an overview of the IELTS Reading Test and what it includes. This will give you important information about what the test is designed to assess and the different question types used in the test. There will be opportunities to practise the skills you have learned.

MODULE 4: WRITING

The module begins with an overview of the IELTS Writing Test and what it includes. We'll then look at the two tasks involved in the test. In preparation for Task 1, you'll learn how to identify different types of visuals, identify and describe the topic and the main features of these visuals, and also how to write an overview paragraph to summarise the key information. We'll then look at describing data for Task 1 of the test. You'll learn about what language to use to describe data, as well as how to select and group information. We'll also look at the language used for ordering ideas in paragraphs. In addition, this module offers the chance to practise writing the opening and data description paragraphs, which you can grade with our new assessment criteria. Additionally, you can get feedback on your writing from your peers and give them feedback using the IELTSx criteria. In preparation for Task 2, we're going to take a closer look at the essay question to help you answer all its parts and we will examine ways of planning and organising your essay. We'll also analyse the different parts of an IELTS essay, look in more detail at some possible task types in Task 2, and explain how they are assessed. We'll then look at how to write a good essay with good structure and appropriate language. Along the way, you'll have a chance to practise writing an introduction, body paragraphs and conclusion and submit these for assessment from other IELTSx students. There will also be practice of proofreading and editing.

Prerequisite

None. This course is suitable for anyone preparing to take the Academic IELTS test.

Instructors

Iain Mathieson
Mr
University of Queensland, ICTE

Martin Dutton

Megan Yucel
Dr
University of Queensland, ICTE

Stephen Walker
Assistant Director
University of Queensland, ICTE

Philippa Coleman
Academic Manager
University of Queensland, ICTE

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