IELTS is an increasingly popular exam taken by students who plan to study at university in the UK, either for a first degree or a Master's. We offer a bespoke course which helps you prepare for the exam. These IELTS Preparation Courses from British Study Centres
The work done in class is based around a specialist IELTS coursebook and supplementary material is also used, particularly from authentic sources such as newspapers. The syllabus includes a range of topics which are relevant to the test. On this course you will study the four skills - reading, writing, speaking and listening – as they relate to the academic IELTS test, as well as specific task types necessary to do well in the test.
This component of the course is an extra opportunity for fluency practice.
Options can be added to the IELTS course too: lots of students take extra afternoon lessons in the following:
Grammar & Writing
This class will help you to improve your grammatical accuracy and develop your writing skills. You will be able to plan the grammar areas and writing skills you need or would like to study with your teacher and other group members. Grammar areas chosen may include past, present and future tenses, conditionals, gerunds and infinitives, comparatives and superlatives.
Writing areas may include essay structure, paragraphing, language register and context, sentence linking and appropriacy. This course is especially popular with students who wish to improve their written skills for their careers or for entry to a British university.
This is an integrated skills class aimed to improve your vocabulary and the way you discover, record and use new vocabulary. You will have lots of practice using new language and will focus on using known language correctly. We will reinforce new areas of vocabulary through a variety of skills work. The main focus will be on the accurate production of the language in terms of meaning, form and pronunciation, and vocabulary acquisition strategies. Areas covered may include: idioms, compounds, colloquialisms/slang, phrasal verbs, word-building, recording vocabulary, dictionary skills, easily confused words, metaphor, synonyms/antonyms, and prepositions.
Available in London Central. This course component focusses on improving your writing skills as they relate to exam preparation.
This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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