Open Up Work Opportunities and Teach IELTS

The rising popularity of the IELTS exam

Over 3.5 million students took the IELTS test the last year alone. IELTS results, reported on a 9-band scale, has gained value around the world over the past three decades.

The IELTS exam is an accepted exam as part of the process for applying for visas for countries and giving people eligibility to work in professional areas in English speaking countries.

Open up job opportunities: over 1,600 test locations worldwide offer the IELTS exam with countless schools preparing students. Or, if you prefer, why not teach people online?

The IELTS exam is the doorway for millions of people worldwide to take a step forward in their education, career or life plans. In this introductory course, we'll look at the exam itself, how to prepare and assess students as well as ways to teach and coach people to successfully gain the score they need in IELTS.

What we are covering

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  • 1

    Welcome!

    • Here's what we'll be looking at

    • Tell me what you most want to get out of this course

  • 2

    An Overview of the IELTS Exam and Student Objectives

    • What is a good test?

    • Let's check a key point for preparing our students for the IELTS exams

    • The IELTS Band Scores

  • 3

    Listening

    • Activating Knowledge: How much do you know about the IELTS Listening exam?

    • Listening Exam Overview: Parts of the Exam

    • Prediction: What Difficulties do Students Encounter with the Listening Exam?

    • Difficulties Students Encounter with Listening: Part I

    • Difficulties Students Encounter with Listening: Part II

    • Listening Exam Break Down: IELTS Listening Section 1

    • Essential IELTS Skills: Identifying Distractors Activity I

    • Listening Exam Breakdown: IELTS Listening Section 2

    • Essential IELTS Skills: Paraphrasing Activity I

    • Listening Exam Breakdown: IELTS Listening Section 3

    • Essential IELTS Skills: Paraphrasing Activities II

    • Listening Exam Breakdown: IELTS Listening Section 4

    • Quick Check

    • Recap and Reflect

  • 4

    Speaking

    • Activating Knowledge: Categorise these phrases.

    • Speaking Exam Overview: How Candidates are Assessed

    • Recycling Input to Make Learning Stick: What do We Now Know about Speaking Assessment?

    • IELTS Speaking Band Descriptors

    • Analysing Part I

    • Analysing Part 2

    • Analysing Part 3

    • Coming up...

  • 5

    Reading

    • How much do you know about the IELTS reading exam?

    • Reading Exam: Key Reading Skills

    • IELTS Academic and General Reading Test Question Types Overview

    • Reading Task Example: Completing a Diagram or Flow Chart or Sentence

    • Reading Task Example: True False Questions

    • Reading Task Example: Matching Tasks

    • Flow Chart Completion

    • Matching Features

    • Matching Information

    • Let's Recap Our Reading Strategies

  • 6

    Writing

    • Understanding the Format of the IELTS Writing Exam

    • Mining Writing: Identifying Strengths and Weaknesses and Criteria for Success

    • Recognising and Applying IELTS Writing Criteria

    • Mining All Writing Opportunities

    • Tips for Preparing for Writing Tasks

    • Assessing Writing 1: James gives us his feedback on a writing task

    • Assessing Writing 1: Example Task 1.1

    • Assessing Writing 1: Example Task 1

    • IELTS Writing Band Descriptors

    • Assessing Writing 2: Academic Writing Task 1

    • Assessing Writing 2: Example Task 1.2

    • Assessing Writing 2: Example Task 1.3

    • Assessing Writing 3: Academic and General Writing Task 2

    • Assessing Writing Example 3: Task 2.1

    • Assessing Writing Example 3: Task 2.2

  • 7

    Materials Analysis

    • Let's Remind Ourselves of Some Typical Stages of a Language Lesson

    • Reading Lesson Materials Analysis I

    • Materials Analysis_ Reading Lesson 1.1

    • Materials Analysis_ Reading Lesson 1.2

    • Materials analysis Reading II

    • Materials Analysis_ Reading Lesson 2.1

  • 8

    Feedback

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