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IELTS Preparation Masterclass: A Complete Guide to the IELTS

Get all the essential information about the IELTS and the most effective preparation tips from an IELTS expert
Instructor:
Charles Cornelius, MA, CertEd & CELTA
15,452 students enrolled
English [Auto]
Understand all the essential information about the IELTS Test
Discover the most important IELTS Writing exam tips
Prepare for the IELTS Speaking test at home with some great preparation advice
Find out how the IELTS exam is assessed
Practise your IELTS reading and IELTS listening with sample tests

Learn the most important preparation tips and essential information about the IELTS Test from an IELTS Expert

Do you need information and tips to help you prepare for the IELTS Test? Then this course is for you!

Prepare for the IELTS quickly and effectively

  • Get all the essential information about the IELTS Test

  • Learn about the format of each part of the exam

  • Understand the different question types

  • Discover the best exam tips

  • Find out how to prepare at home

Test Yourself

  • Complete IELTS Listening Test

  • Short IELTS Reading Test

  • plus lots of quizzes about the IELTS Test

This IELTS Preparation Course contains:

  • over 20 video lectures and 3.5 hours of video content

  • tests

  • articles

  • quizzes

  • downloadable study materials

  • PLUS a free eBookThe Essential Guide to the IELTS 

  • Subtitles: English and Vietnamese

What students are saying:

Over 2600 students have enrolled on the course. Here is what they are saying:

  • “Amazing explanation!” 

  • “Perfect!” 

  • “I’m more confident because of you. Thanks!”

  • “It was great; it can help anyone at any level.”

  • “Concise and full of useful tips.”

  • “It was so helpful.”

  • “The course is very thorough about the test content and gives you a very good idea of what to expect on the test date.”

  • “It was really clear and useful.”

By the end of this course, you will know how to get a high score in the IELTS test. You will understand what you must do in each of the four tests (listening, reading, speaking and writing) and you will have some exam tips to help you get the best band score possible. 

You will be able to take the IELTS test with confidence!

Introduction to the IELTS

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What is the IELTS?

Get all the essential information about the IELTS test in this video: what is it, who accepts the IELTS, the 3 exam types (and how they are different). And find out about the exam format.

2
QUIZ: What do you know about the IELTS?
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IELTS Band Scores: essential information

IELTS band scores are graded between 0 and 9. You will get a band score for each skill (listening, reading, writing and speaking) and an overall IELTS band score. Find out how they are calculated and see descriptions of each IELTS band score.

4
8 Steps to IELTS Success

Welcome to this IELTS Preparation course. In this video, you will learn my 8 essential ways to prepare for the IELTS test.

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BONUS Study Guide

The Listening Test

1
Essential Information

Get all the essential information about the Listening Test. Find out how long it takes, and learn about the four different parts of the Listening Test.

2
The Listening Test

Test your knowledge of the IELTS Listening Test with this quiz.

3
Question Types

Find out the types of questions that come up in the Listening Test.

4
Exam Tips

Get some effective tips for doing the Listening Test. Download the Official IELTS Listening Test answer sheet. 

5
How to Prepare for the IELTS Listening Test

How do you prepare for the IELTS Listening Test? Get some effective methods. I explain the importance of 'Slow Practice'. I also tell you about some great resources to help you to improve your IELTS listening skills. HYou can find the links to these in the resources section.

Listening Practice Tests

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IELTS Listening Practice Test #1

Take this IELTS Listening Test. Get a pen and a piece of paper and test your listening skills for the IELTS Test.

2
IELTS Listening Practice Test #2

Take this IELTS Listening Test. Get a pen and a piece of paper and test your listening skills for the IELTS Test.

3
IELTS Listening Practice Test #3

The Reading Test

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Essential Information

Understand what you have to do in the IELTS Reading Test, both for the Academic and General Training IELTS. Find out about the kind of texts you have to read and look at some practice reading texts.

2
The Reading Test
3
Question Types

Find out about the question types that come up in the IELTS Reading Test.

4
Exam Tips: skimming and scanning

Learn the most essential reading exam strategy: skimming and scanning. Find out about my 3 step reading test strategy and see skimming and scanning in action with my animated explanation video.

5
How is reading assessed?

Understand how the IELTS Reading test is assessed.

6
How to prepare

How should you prepare for the IELTS Reading Test? Find out how in this video, in which I show you some great websites to help you improve your reading, plus some advice on using practice tests. Check out the resources for links to my recommended websites for reading materials.

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Sample Reading Papers

Download this sample IELTS Reading Test paper. Print out the PDFs and try the test yourself.

Reading Practice Test

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Reading Passage 1

In this section you can practice some questions from the IELTS Reading test. 

  1. Read the text in this lecture - it's a good idea to print out the article, so I have included the article as a PDF (see the Resources section for this lecture)
  2. Try the questions in the Practice Test.
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Reading Practice Test

The Writing Test

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Essential Information

Learn all the essential information about the IELTS Writing Test. Find out about the writing tasks in both Task 1 and Task 2 of the Academic and General Training IELTS, as well as common writing topics.

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The Writing Test
3
How to write a Task 2 discussion essay

In this video, you will get the essential information on writing a Task 2 essay. You will learn about the two main essay structures (the Argument essay and the Opinion essay), the different kinds of question and the different types of response.

4
How is writing assessed?

In this video, you will learn about how IELTS examiners assess your writing. You will find out about the assessment criteria and the four different assessment areas: 

  • Task Achievement / Response
  • Coherence and Cohesion
  • Lexical Resource
  • Grammatical Range and Accuracy

And you will find out how to get a Band 7 in each of these four assessment areas.

You can also download the writing assessment criteria from the resources section for this lecture.

5
Writing Task Assessment

In this video, you will see how an IELTS essay is marked by IELTS examiners. Watch me assess an IELTS Task 2 essay using the IELTS assessment criteria used by all IELTS examiners.

6
Exam Tips

Get some great tips for the writing exam. Find out about the importance of timing and planning, and why vocabulary is so important.

7
Cohesive Devices

Read my article about the importance of using Cohesive Devices in your writing. You can also download a PDF of examples of Cohesive Devices from the Resources section.

8
Grammar: how to get a high band score

Grammar is 25% of your writing band score. Read my article about the importance of Grammar in your writing. Read about the 3 sentence types, and get my 5 tips for getting a high band score for Grammar.

9
IELTS Writing Task 2: The Essential Guide

Read my Essential Guide to Writing Task 2

10
Writing Task 1 Sample Questions and Model Answers

Download some sample questions with model answers

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Writing Task 2 Sample Questions and Model Answers
12
IELTS Writing Vocabulary

The Speaking Test

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Essential Information

Get all the essential information about the IELTS Speaking Test. Find out about the 3 parts to the speaking test and how they are different from each other.

2
The Speaking Test
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Speaking Part 1

Learn about Part 1 of the speaking test and the kinds of questions you will be asked.

4
Speaking Part 2

Learn about Part 2 of the speaking test and the kinds of questions you will be asked. Plus some tips on making notes for your talk. You can also download some sample speaking topics from the resources section.

5
Speaking Part 2: The Essential Guide

Read my essential guide to Part 2 of the IELTS Speaking Test and get even more tips and information.

6
Speaking Part 3

Learn about Part 3 of the speaking test and the kinds of questions you will be asked. You will also understand how Part 3 is different from Part 2.

7
How is the Speaking test assessed?

In this video, you will learn about how IELTS examiners assess your speaking. You will find out about the assessment criteria and the four different assessment areas: 

  • Fluency and Coherence
  • Lexical Resource
  • Grammatical Range and Accuracy
  • pronunciation

And you will learn how to get a Band 7 in each of these four assessment areas.

You can also download the speaking assessment criteria from the resources section for this lecture.

8
Speaking Assessment: What is Fluency and Coherence?

What does "Fluency and Coherence" mean? Find out in this lecture and get some essential tips for what to do...and what NOT to do!

9
Speaking Assessment: How is Fluency and Coherence assessed?

Find out how IELTS examiners assess Fluency and Coherence...and what you need to do in order to get the band score you need.

10
Speaking Assessment: What is Lexical Resource?

What does "Lexical Resource" mean? Find out in this lecture and get some essential tips for what to do...and what NOT to do!

11
Speaking Assessment: How is Lexical Resource Assessed?

Find out how IELTS examiners assess Lexical Resource...and what you need to do in order to get the band score you need.

12
Speaking Assessment: What is Grammatical Range and Accuracy?

What is "Grammatical Range and Accuracy" ? Find out in this lecture and get some essential tips for what to do...and what NOT to do!

13
Speaking Assessment: How is Grammatical Range and Accuracy assessed?

Find out how IELTS examiners assess Grammatical Range and Accuracy...and what you need to do in order to get the band score you need.

14
Speaking Assessment: What are Pronunciation Features?

What are "Pronunciation Features" ? Find out in this lecture and get some essential tips for what to do...and what NOT to do!

15
Speaking Assessment: How is Pronunciation Assessed?

Find out how IELTS examiners assess Pronunciation...and what you need to do in order to get the band score you need.

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Exam Tips

Learn 6 top tips for success in the IELTS Speaking Test.

Bonus Lecture: what to do next

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Bonus Lecture: your next steps
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