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Course Duration

16 hours

Type of course

Short Courses

Campus where course is offered

ITE College Central

Course Certification

Others

This course aims to equip candidates with a level of proficiency in English to excel in international English Language proficiency tests, such as the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

This course aims to prepare students for the Academic Training and General Training components of the IELTS test by focusing on FOUR key areas of assessment: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.

What you'll learn

Listening

  • understand the context of a conversation
  • listen for specific details
  • identify the functions of language
  • recognise the importance of and using paraphrasing
  • describe actions, processes and directions
  • identify main ideas, attitudes and opinions
  • compare and contrast ideas, and explain how ideas are connected

Reading

  • skim a text for general understanding
  • identify the author's attitude or tone
  • identify the writer's overall purpose in an authentic text of an academic nature (Academic Training Module) or texts related to work situations (General Training Module)
  • identify key arguments in an authentic text
  • distinguish main ideas from supporting details
  • identify opinions and attitudes
  • locate specific information
  • extract relevant information from an authentic text to complete short answer questions, a diagram, flow-chart, summary, table or set of notes

Writing

  • interpret visual information such as maps, graphs, charts, tables and diagrams, identify key details, patterns and relevant information, compare and contrast different information to provide an accurate and coherent description, as required in Writing Task 1 (Academic)
  • respond to a given situation through a written text, for example, a letter or an email, as required in Writing Task 1 (General Training)
  • write an essay to compare and contrast different ideas or opinions, state and explain one’s opinions in response to an argument or idea, evaluate a problem and suggest possible solutions, as required in Writing Task 2 (Academic)
  • write an essay in response to an argument, point of view or a problem, as required in Writing Task 2 (General Training)
  • use a wide range of accurate vocabulary and grammar in both Writing Tasks

Speaking

  • speak on a familiar topic (e.g. hobbies, likes and dislikes, preferences, daily routine) using the correct tense, a wide range of accurate vocabulary and grammatical structures
  • demonstrate positive non-verbal cues (e.g. eye contact and use of gestures) during a conversation
  • speak in a fluent way that is easy to understand, and ideas are organised and linked in a logical or coherent manner
  • pronounce individual sounds and articulate words clearly, using the right intonation, rhythm and stress to communicate ideas 
  • speak on a specific topic continuously for 1-2 minutes, including personal experiences, feelings or reactions in response to the topic
  • speak on an abstract topic continuously for 1-2 minutes, including personal opinions, arguments, feelings or reactions in response to the topic

Assessment Familiarisation

  • familiarise with the four components of the test
  • sit for a mock paper under exam conditions (sans the Speaking component)
  • learn study and exam tips, and time management techniques

Entry Requirements

Candidates should have at least attained a pass (C6 and above) in English at the GCE 'N'-Level.