How to Prepare for IELTS Academic
If you’re wondering how to prepare for IELTS Academic, then you’re probably getting close to your exam date. There are many ways of tightening up your English as your exam date approaches. Immersing yourself in English is one way, another is to take a couple of classes at Ottawa-English.
We offer one-on-one classes for both IELTS General and IELTS Academic Preparation.
All of our online IELTS Preparation classes are one-on-one and use Skype or Zoom with a shared screen.
Classes include writing correction for one task, or speaking correction for 1 task. Your task must be received 24 hours before class.
Your classes will focus on your areas of weakness or specific skills that you would like to work on.
You can practice all four skills in these classes, or you can focus on specific sections of the IELTS test.
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IELTS Preparation Speaking
When you focus on Speaking as part of your IELTS Preparation, you will work through the three tasks of the speaking test. Your tutor will listen to your response and suggest improvements you could make to get a higher score.
Your tutor will also help you with any grammatical weaknesses that could prevent you from achieving your desired score. Homework exercises and speaking task correction are included in the cost of a class.
If you’re trying to prepare for IELTS by yourself, you may find our speaking correction service useful. Just record yourself on your phone and upload your response for feedback within 24 hours on business days.
IELTS Preparation Writing
When you focus on Writing, you work through the grammar, depth, and punctuation requirements for the level you are trying to achieve. You’ll get some help with your weaknesses whether they are related to identifying critical information, understanding questions, or recognizing confusing details.
Homework exercises and writing task correction are included in the cost of a class. Your tutor will go through your writing corrections with you to make sure you understand the feedback.
If you’re wondering how to prepare for IELTS writing by yourself, you may find our videos very useful.
For IELTS Academic Writing Task 1, you can:
* watch this video on how to write about charts and some basic instructions for your chart response.
For IELTS Academic Writing Task 2, you can:
Working through these videos will help you develop techniques so that when test day comes getting everything included will be automatic and you won’t forget important score-critical elements.
You may also find our writing correction service useful. Just upload your Task 1 or task 2 essay and get a response within 24 hours on business days.
When you focus on Listening, you work through listening tests with your tutor who will suggest techniques to help you find answers.
Your tutor will also provide you with listening exercises for homework. Correction of your listening exercises is included in the cost of your class.
If you’re wondering about how to prepare for IELTS listening by yourself, then probably the most important thing you can develop is your note-taking skill. Being able to take fast accurate notes is critical to getting a high score in IELTS. Practice your note-taking with documentaries, podcasts, news bulletins, radio and TV shows.
When you focus on Reading, you will work through reading tests with your tutor who will suggest techniques to help you find answers.
Your tutor will also provide you with reading exercises for homework. Correction of your reading exercises is included in the cost of your class.
If you’re wondering about how to prepare for IELTS reading by yourself, then probably the most important thing you can develop is your ability to identify the main point in a paragraph. Read good quality articles in the Economist or magazines that match your interest and paraphrase the main point of each paragraph before going on to the next one.