IELTS Preparation

IELTS General Preparation Courses for Writing & Speaking

Your IELTS Preparation courses for writing and speaking help you prepare for the writing and speaking sections of the IELTS test based on the score you need to achieve.

As you probably already know, there are very specific requirements for each band score. What you need to show the examiner for a 50 is very different to a 70. In these courses, I show you what you need to do for your score and practice doing those things with you.

Your language skills must be at this level to take this course. If your language skills need improvement before you take this course, please talk to us about tutoring.

Whenever you prepare for a language test, it’s important to remember that 70% of your score depends on your language level, while only 30% of your success is related to being familiar with the test and knowing some tips and techniques to make sure you give the examiner the things he, or she, needs to hear or see to give you your score.

IELTS Preparation Course for speaking

In the IELTS preparation course for speaking, we look at the 3 speaking parts in the IELTS test and practice the responses.

  • Part 1 – we talk about something very familiar to you. Sometimes, it’s your home town or a place you like to visit, sometimes, it’s about your ambition, your education, or your family.
  • Part 2 – you make a short 2-minute presentation about something familiar. It may be a person who has been influential in your life, a place that you find calming, or stressful, or an experience that has had a gigantic impact on your life and career.
  • Part 3 – I’ll ask you some questions that are a bit more abstract and force you to talk about things in general rather than about yourself or very familiar things. For example, I may ask you about the impact that batteries have had on the evolution of cars, the role of libraries in the twenty-first century, or the effect that transience has on families.

The goal of this course is to familiarize you with the requirements for the band score you need to achieve. If you need lessons to improve your grammar, tenses, or punctuation, please talk to us about tutoring.

Before you can sign up for this course, we will need to spend a few minutes together to check that your language skills are at the level you need to achieve. You don’t need to be nervous about this little chat. I just want to make sure that I’m setting you up for the right type of preparation. I know how important this test is to your future; therefore, if you’re language level is not at your score level, it’s better that we talk about that now.

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If you already know that you need to clarify or work on your tenses, you may want to take some of these tense classes. On the other hand, you may know that you keep making certain grammar mistakes. Some of these grammar classes may help. Or, is punctuation your nightmare? I do classes for that too.

Cost of IELTS Preparation for Speaking

The cost of the IELTS preparation course for speaking is $100.

You can usually complete the course in 2 hours and recorded speaking correction is included.

“…Thank you so much. I don’t think I could have done it without you…”

IELTS Preparation Course for writing

In the IELTS preparation course for writing, we look at the 2 writing questions in the IELTS test and practice the responses.

Before you can sign up for this course, I will need to see a writing sample for the letter in writing task 1 and an opinion essay for writing task 2. You can use any IELTS questions. The purpose of these writing tasks is to check that your language level is at your score level. It’s better to talk about that before you spend money on the wrong preparation.

If you already know that you need to clarify or work on your tenses, you may want to take some of these tense classes. On the other hand, you may know that you keep making certain grammar mistakes. Some of these grammar classes may help. Or, is punctuation your nightmare? I do classes for that too.

The Letter – Task 1

For the letter in writing task 1, you need to write either an apology, a request, an application, or a complaint.

You have about 20 minutes to complete your essay in about 150 words.

The Essay – Task 2

For the essay in task 2, you need to write an opinion essay, a discussion essay, a double question essay, or an advantage and disadvantage essay.

You have about 40 minutes to write approximately 250 words; therefore, planning is very important even if you aren’t usually someone who plans an essay. 😊

Cost of IELTS Preparation for Writing

The cost of the IELTS preparation course for writing is $100.

You can usually complete the course in 2 hours and writing correction is included.