8 weeks (48 Hours)
Average 6 - 8 students, max 15
Reading: skimming and scanning for general or specific
information (e.g. data/statistics, facts); processing information from academic
and authentic sources (magazines, journals and the internet), logical
organisation of information.
Writing: (task one) interpreting and comparing data;
describing tables, objects, graphs and processes; (task two) stating and
developing arguments/opinions; problem-solving; presenting information
logically, coherently and cohesively; paragraph mapping—introduction, body of ideas
and conclusion; sequencers and signaling devices; proof–reading/editing work as
part of drafts.
Listening: extracting information from texts of varying
lengths e.g. university lectures, radio interviews, radio documentaries,
conversations; learning what information to look for and what to exclude.
Speaking: providing information in a formal interview
context; giving an extended talk on a given topic; taking part in a formal
discussion; giving a formal presentation/report.
Grammar: language required for describing graphs and
diagrams including comparatives and superlatives, the passive voice.
Vocabulary Topics: develop vocabulary connected with the
most common IELTS topics, such as the Environment, Science and Technology,
Health, Energy, Education, Transport, The Arts, Media, and Urbanisation.