IELTS Exam Preparation Courses
St Giles International provides preparation courses for the internationally recognised IELTS (International English Language Testing Service) exam. This exam is an entry requirement for universities (undergraduate or postgraduate courses) and further education in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. It is also recognised by many governments and international employers.
This programme focuses on expanding the students’ ability to both understand and use complex academic language incorporating General English to improve grammar, vocabulary and communicative skills.
Read our pre-course guidance document here for advice and information about taking the IELTS preparation course.
We offer the following preparation courses:
- 4 weeks + courses starting every Monday at Brighton, Eastbourne, London Central and London Highgate
- 4 week courses with set start dates at Vancouver
The course offers 20 lessons per week in the mornings of IELTS preparation with the option to add 8 afternoon General English lessons per week.
Regular IELTS exams are scheduled throughout the year. Contact St Giles for further information
The IELTS academic reading exam consists of a 1-hour test in 3 separate sections with 40 questions based on 1 reading text (between 2000 and 2750 words) per section.
During the course of the test students will be given a question sheet (this may be written on during the test but must not be removed from the examination room after the test), and an answer sheet (all answers must be written on the answer sheet before the end of the 1-hour test).
The IELTS academic writing exam consists of 2 tasks that are to be completed during the 1-hour test.
The IELTS academic oral exam consists of 3 sections on a one-to-one basis between the student and examiner:
During the IELTS academic listening exam students will be asked to listen to a recording and answer a series of questions with 4 separate test sections; this will last approximately 30 minutes. After this the student will be given an extra 10 minutes to properly complete the answer sheet.
In this section we have provided some useful IELTS practice tips which may help you to better prepare for the exam.
After you take a IELTS Preparation at St Giles, you should:
have taken or be ready to take this internationally recognised exam
have developed independent study and exam skills
have improved your English level and confidence using the language
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