Prepare for the IELTS exam
- Exam Candidates
- Regent London, England
Prepare for the IELTS exam
Students train to gain experience and acquire the skills necessary to achieve their desired score in the IELTS exam- teachers push students to achieve to the maximum of their potential, and set milestones and goals for each student, with constant evaluation. This sets the pace for each learner to surpass their academic expectations and achieve more than they thought possible.
Students sit rehearsal tests under exam conditions. These are repeated as required to build confidence and familiarity with the exam.
Individual coaching allows the course to be tailored to meet learner's precise needs, which provides students with the security of the knowledge that they are as prepared as possible for their exam, and with confidence and familiarity in the exam format.
All students who successfully complete this course are eligible for a Course Certificate. Completion consists of submitting the final course assignment.
Homework tasks are set daily to allow learners to reflect on and consolidate what they have learned in the day, as well as prepare for the next day.
Objective of the stay
To make the student familiar with the exam and to give the student the confidence and skills required to achieve a score of 9.0 in the test.
The Tutorial: IELTS preparation
The tutor coaches the learner in the content of the exam and guides them with strategies for understanding and navigating the test questions. Assignments are set for homework and during lesson time there is repeated work on essay writing, vocabulary, comprehension and speaking practice.
Note Taking Skills
- Practice in taking notes and using notes to summarise listenings.
Skimming and scanning skills
- Search for a main topic, topic sentences, supporting details and concluding thoughts.
- Scanning for pertinent data such as names, dates, numbers etc.
Summarising and paraphrasing
- Students write 3 or 4 sentence summaries of a short passage.
- Students must paraphrase a set of sentences in their own words.
- Students practise identifying information and data from charts and graphs.
- The use of the mind map to plan a piece of writing.
- Use of mind maps to plan the introduction to an essay.
- Developing the body of the essay.
- Understanding the importance of the controlling idea.
Polishing skills for the writing task and the speaking tasks
- Essay writing skills - checklist.
- Speaking test - final practice.
By the end of this course, the student is expected to be able to:
- Take notes on a piece of listening.
- Summarise and paraphrase an unfamiliar passage of text.
- Plan, structure and write an essay of 500 words.
- Report verbally and in writing the data/information shown in diagrams and graphs.
- Speak in an interview situation for 5 minutes.
Staying in a homestay gives participants the chance to be fully immersed into the local culture of the destination, whilst also being able to practice the language in a relaxed and natural setting. No two students of the same mother tongue are placed with the same host, which enables students to broaden their scope in their use of the language and become familiar with expressing themselves. Homestay arrivals the Sunday before the course begins, and departures the Saturday after the course ends.
For students who wish to make their own accommodation arrangements.
The Experience of Living in London
London is an exhilarating cosmopolitan city of unrivalled opportunity. The world capital of fashion, finance, arts and entertainment, and host to some of the world’s best universities and most innovative colleges -all promoting a diverse international community.
The city is open-minded, forward-thinking and rich in creativity, it is also steeped in history with majestic architecture telling the stories of its past. Home to some of the world’s leading museums, galleries and theatres, London offers a wealth of cultural riches and experiences and allows students to develop their knowledge of art, history, architecture and literacy in tandem with their language skills.
A true metropolis, each district of the city offers a unique atmosphere. The historic central business district of the City of London offers stunning architecture, the concentration of museums and universities in Kensington and Chelsea are an integral part of the city’s world-class academic identity, whilst areas such as Bloomsbury are the heart of literacy and culture.
A truly global city, London is a natural focal point for world-class culture and offers an unparalleled experience.
This course is organised by Regent London, which is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English and is a member of English UK. Regent London is owned by OISE.
The cultural programme is designed to give students every opportunity to experience the best that London has to offer in a culturally enriching way, promoting the use of English in authentic situations whilst deepening their knowledge of history, architecture and the arts in the context of the city. Activities include walking tours, allowing students to become familiar with London and its history and culture, alongside visits to the city’s world-class museums and galleries and trips to the theatre and local events such as festivals.
The price includes tuition, half-board accommodation in a homestay, a cultural programme and all course materials.