yourself with an IELTS-style practice test for each skill. In completing this course, you should feel more prepared to take the IELTS Academic test. SYLLABUS IELTS Academic Test Preparation TIME PER WEEK 5-10 hours per week COURSE DURATION 8 weeks COURSE TEAM Iain Mathieson (Course Team Lead) Martin Dutton (Listening) Megan Yucel (Reading) Stephen Walker (Writing) Philippa Coleman (Speaking) IELTSx Syllabus Page 1 of 4
Unit 1 • Facts about the Listening Test • What the Listening Test Assesses • Listening for the Main Idea • Listening for Factual Information • Understanding Speakers’ Agreement • Following Academic Explanation • Understanding Speakers’ Responses and Attitudes Unit 2 • Listening Strategies • Before Listening: Using Audio Instructions and Predicting • While Listening: Being Ready to Hear and Listening While Reading • After Listening: Checking and Transferring Answers Unit 3 • Conversation - Section 1 • Multiple Choice Questions • Skills: Listening for Synonyms of Keywords • Form Completion • Skills: Predicting the Type of Answer • Skills: Listening for Numbers • Matching • Skills: Identifying Paraphrases LISTENING Unit 4 • Talk - Section 2 • Short Answer Questions • Skills: Understanding the Question • Labelling a Diagram, Plan or Map • Skills: Following the Speaker • Table Completion • Skills: Money, Numbers and ‘s’ Unit 5 • Academic Discussion - Section 3 • Sentence Completion • Classification • Skills: Recognising Speakers • Skills: Recognising Opinion and Attitude Unit 6 • Academic Monologue - Section 4 • Notes Completion • Listening for Signpost Language Unit 7 • Listening Practice Test COURSE OUTLINE LEARNING OBJECTIVES In this course you will: • learn about the IELTS test procedure and format • learn useful test-taking strategies and skills for the IELTS Academic Tests • practise and develop skills and strategies by completing IELTS-style practice tests in reading, listening, speaking and writing • develop your reading, writing, listening and speaking English skills IELTSx Syllabus Page 2 of 4
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