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IELTS. Self-directed learning for the IELTS Listening & Reading tests. What is IELTS?. The International English Language Testing System Developed as a test of English for: Immigration Work Academic Study Used mostly in: The UK Canada Australia New Zealand. What is IELTS?.

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ielts

IELTS

Self-directed learning for the IELTS Listening & Reading tests

what is ielts
What is IELTS?

The International English Language Testing System

Developed as a test of English for:

  • Immigration
  • Work
  • Academic Study

Used mostly in:

  • The UK
  • Canada
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
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What is IELTS?

Check with a partner – how much do you know already?

listening
Listening
  • Takes 30 minutes
  • It is played ONCE only
  • There is time to read through the questions before you begin
  • There is 10 minutes at the end to transfer your answers
  • There are 4 parts
listening1
Listening

4 parts

listening2
Listening
  • You need:
    • knowledge of spoken English
    • ‘Fluency’
    • knowledge of conventions
    • The ability to:
      • Predict
      • Identify key words & synonyms
      • Note take
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Listening
  • 4 parts (10 points for each)
    • Fluency practice for part 1
      • Commercial radio – practice writing numbers / dates / days / addresses
      • Find a list of addresses / phone numbers / dates – use the practice centre
      • After each session, analyse strengths & remaining weaknesses
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Listening

Any questions?

reading
Reading

There are 3 texts with around 2500 words altogether.

The texts are taken from books, journals, and magazines.

Questions include:

  • multiple choice
  • matching headings to paragraphs
  • True / False / Not Given
  • fill in gaps
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Reading
  • 3 parts (13 points for each + 1 for the final)
    • Key words
    • Synonymy
    • Ability to locate an answer
  • You need to
    • Skim
    • Scan
    • Careful reading
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Reading

Any questions?

how to prepare
How to Prepare
  • Know your strengths and weaknesses
  • Focus your learning
  • Practice dictation of numbers/spelling & note taking
  • Practice skimming & scanning to find information
  • Build your vocabulary – especially academic phrases and synonyms
  • Practice the test under timed conditions
support
Support
  • IELTS Learning Community
    • Facebook page (find Bob Salc)
    • Meetups
    • Learning advisors
    • Practice centre / yellow sofas
    • Other students
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IELTS

Any Questions?