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1 IELTS Self-directed learning for the IELTS Listening & Reading tests

2 What is IELTS? The International English Language Testing System Developed as a test of English for: Immigration Immigration Work Work Academic Study Academic Study Used mostly in: The UK The UK Canada Canada Australia Australia New Zealand New Zealand

3 What is IELTS? Check with a partner – how much do you know already?

4 Listening Takes 30 minutes Takes 30 minutes It is played ONCE only It is played ONCE only There is time to read through the questions before you begin There is time to read through the questions before you begin There is 10 minutes at the end to transfer your answers There is 10 minutes at the end to transfer your answers There are 4 parts There are 4 parts

5 Listening 4 parts Part1234 Points10 People speaking DialogueMonologueDialogueMonologue EnglishGeneral Academic

6 Listening You need: You need: knowledge of spoken English knowledge of spoken English Fluency Fluency knowledge of conventions knowledge of conventions The ability to: The ability to: Predict Predict Identify key words & synonyms Identify key words & synonyms Note take Note take

7 Listening 4 parts (10 points for each) 4 parts (10 points for each) Fluency practice for part 1 Fluency practice for part 1 Commercial radio – practice writing numbers / dates / days / addresses Commercial radio – practice writing numbers / dates / days / addresses Find a list of addresses / phone numbers / dates – use the practice centre Find a list of addresses / phone numbers / dates – use the practice centre After each session, analyse strengths & remaining weaknesses After each session, analyse strengths & remaining weaknesses

8 Listening Any questions?

9 Reading There are 3 texts with around 2500 words altogether. The texts are taken from books, journals, and magazines. Questions include: multiple choice multiple choice matching headings to paragraphs matching headings to paragraphs True / False / Not Given True / False / Not Given fill in gaps fill in gaps

10 Reading 3 parts (13 points for each + 1 for the final) 3 parts (13 points for each + 1 for the final) Key words Key words Synonymy Synonymy Ability to locate an answer Ability to locate an answer You need to You need to Skim Skim Scan Scan Careful reading Careful reading

11 Reading Any questions?

12 How to Prepare Know your strengths and weaknesses Know your strengths and weaknesses Focus your learning Focus your learning Practice dictation of numbers/spelling & note taking Practice dictation of numbers/spelling & note taking Practice skimming & scanning to find information Practice skimming & scanning to find information Build your vocabulary – especially academic phrases and synonyms Build your vocabulary – especially academic phrases and synonyms Practice the test under timed conditions Practice the test under timed conditions

13 Support IELTS Learning Community IELTS Learning Community Facebook page (find Bob Salc) Facebook page (find Bob Salc) Meetups Meetups Learning advisors Learning advisors Practice centre / yellow sofas Practice centre / yellow sofas Other students Other students

14 Teachers Duty MonTuesWedsThursFri 1Bob WC Richard WC Tara YellS Carol PC David OWC 2Lorraine WC James Owen PC Richard WC Shawn PC David OWC James Owen PC Lunch 1Liz PC Lunch 2Allan OWC Jason OWC 3Shawn WC 4Luke OWC Luke OWC Jason OWC Lorraine PC Allan OWC Tara YellS

15 IELTS Any Questions?


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