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

IELTSIELTS

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

teststests

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What is IELTS?What is IELTS?

The International English Language Testing SystemThe International English Language Testing System

Developed as a test of English for:Developed as a test of English for: ImmigrationImmigration WorkWork Academic StudyAcademic Study

Used mostly in:Used mostly in: The UKThe UK CanadaCanada AustraliaAustralia New ZealandNew Zealand

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What is IELTS?What is IELTS?

Check with a partner Check with a partner –– how much do how much do you know already?you know already?

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ListeningListening

Takes 30 minutesTakes 30 minutes It is played ONCE onlyIt is played ONCE only There is time to read through the There is time to read through the

questions before you beginquestions before you begin There is 10 minutes at the end to There is 10 minutes at the end to

transfer your answerstransfer your answers There are 4 partsThere are 4 parts

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ListeningListening

4 parts4 parts

Part 1 2 3 4

Points 10 10 10 10People

speakingDialog

ueMonolog

ueDialogu

eMonolog

ue

English General

General Academic

Academic

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ListeningListening

You need:You need: knowledge of spoken Englishknowledge of spoken English ‘‘Fluency’Fluency’ knowledge of conventionsknowledge of conventions The ability to: The ability to:

PredictPredict Identify key words & synonymsIdentify key words & synonyms Note takeNote take

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ListeningListening

4 parts (10 points for each)4 parts (10 points for each) Fluency practice for part 1Fluency practice for part 1

Commercial radio – practice writing Commercial radio – practice writing numbers / dates / days / addressesnumbers / dates / days / addresses

Find a list of addresses / phone numbers / Find a list of addresses / phone numbers / dates – use the practice centredates – use the practice centre

After each session, analyse strengths & After each session, analyse strengths & remaining weaknessesremaining weaknesses

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ListeningListening

Any questions?Any questions?

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ReadingReading

There are 3 texts with around 2500 words There are 3 texts with around 2500 words altogether. altogether.

The texts are taken from books, journals, and The texts are taken from books, journals, and magazines.magazines.

Questions include:Questions include: multiple choicemultiple choice matching headings to paragraphs matching headings to paragraphs True / False / Not GivenTrue / False / Not Given fill in gapsfill in gaps

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ReadingReading

3 parts (13 points for each + 1 for the 3 parts (13 points for each + 1 for the final)final) Key wordsKey words SynonymySynonymy Ability to locate an answerAbility to locate an answer

You need to You need to SkimSkim ScanScan Careful readingCareful reading

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ReadingReading

Any questions?Any questions?

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How to PrepareHow to Prepare

Know your strengths and weaknessesKnow your strengths and weaknesses Focus your learningFocus your learning Practice dictation of numbers/spelling & Practice dictation of numbers/spelling &

note takingnote taking Practice skimming & scanning to find Practice skimming & scanning to find

informationinformation Build your vocabulary – especially Build your vocabulary – especially

academic phrases and synonymsacademic phrases and synonyms Practice the test under timed conditionsPractice the test under timed conditions

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SupportSupport

IELTS Learning CommunityIELTS Learning Community Facebook page (find Bob Salc)Facebook page (find Bob Salc) MeetupsMeetups Learning advisorsLearning advisors Practice centre / yellow sofasPractice centre / yellow sofas Other studentsOther students

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Teachers’ DutyTeachers’ DutyMon Tues Weds Thurs Fri

1 BobWC

Richard WCTara YellSCarol PC

Carol PC David OWC

2 LorraineWCJames OwenPC

Richard WCShawn PCDavid OWC

James OwenPC

Lunch 1 Liz PC

Lunch 2 Allan OWC

Jason OWC

3 Shawn WC

4 LukeOWC

LukeOWC

Jason OWCLorrainePC

Allan OWCTara YellS

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IELTSIELTS

Any Questions?Any Questions?


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