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IELTS Test Preparation Course

Galway Academy makes available an online IELTS Test Preparation Course which can help people to increase their IELTS exam scores by becoming familiar with the format of the IELTS General Exam and the kinds of questions that they may encounter before they actually take the IELTS exam.

Many people worldwide need to take the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam in order to evaluate their level of English language proficiency as a requirement for admission to a university as an international student, for immigration to certain countries or for some other reason.

Receiving a higher score on the IELTS exam could make the difference in whether an individual is accepted to a university or satisfies the English language criteria for immigration to a certain country.

This is why it is important to adequately prepare for the IELTS exam before taking it, because people generally do better on tests that they study for.

The Galway Academy online IELTS Test Preparation Course will help you to prepare to take the IELTS exam so you can have the best opportunity to receive the highest score you are capable of achieving for the reading, writing, listening and speaking sections of the IELTS General Exam.

IELTS Test Preparation Course

Our online IELTS Test Preparation Course includes 8 video components and written course materials which you can access online and print out.

The Reading Skills component of this course will cover topics such as:

  • The structure of the reading test
  • Types of reading texts
  • Basic reading strategies for the reading test
  • Understanding paragraph structure
  • Identifying the main idea in a paragraph
  • Identifying the writer’s views and claims
  • Identifying grammatical features
  • Identifying types of information

The Writing Skills component of this course will cover topics such as:

  • Understanding the task of writing a letter
  • Organizing your response
  • How to improve your score
  • Checking and correcting your writing
  • English sentence structure
  • Types of sentences in the English language
  • Types of verbs in an action sentence
  • The use of different tenses in action sentences
  • Prepositions
  • Punctuation
  • Planning and organizing your ideas
  • Writing an introduction
  • Writing the body of the essay
  • Giving concrete examples in an essay
  • Writing the conclusion

The Listening Skills component of this course will cover topics such as:

  • The structure of the listening test
  • Types of listening texts
  • Types of listening tasks
  • Basic listening skills
  • Understanding the context
  • Identifying the speakers
  • Crucial listening skills
  • Describing actions and processes
  • Identifying attitudes and opinions
  • Persuading and suggesting
  • Identifying the main idea
  • Understanding how ideas are connected
  • Understanding an explanation
  • Comparing and contrasting ideas

The Speaking Skills component of this course will cover topics such as:

  • Introducing advanced grammatical structures
  • Introducing the structure of the speaking part of the test
  • Explaining how the speaking test is assessed
  • Crucial skills for the oral (speaking) test

Throughout the Galway Academy online IELTS Test Preparation Course, homework will be assigned for you to complete so you can further enhance your IELTS test-taking skills.

You will take an online Final Exam at the end of this course and when you get a passing score, you will receive a Galway Academy Certificate of Completion.

DISCLAIMER: Successful completion of the Galway Academy online IELTS Test Preparation Course does not guarantee that you will receive a passing score on the IELTS exam as required for some education and immigration programs.