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  • Monika Bigaj-KisaaDoS at Empik School Rzeszw

    Intensive Academic IELTS preparation course

    Course description: The course is designed to cover Academic IELTS exam strategies, focused mostly on writing and speaking, but including listening and reading techniques as well. Level B1+ (in CEFR scale) is required. Students are responsible for their own linguistic development as this particular course is dedicated solely to the exam strategies.

    Prerequisites: at least B1+ level of English

    Course objectives: After finishing the course students will be familiar with all parts of the IELTS test, know techniques and tips to help them pass their IELTS exam on the level required, understand how the test is graded and assess their own language proficiency with regards to the test requirements.

    Required publications:Direct to IELTS by Sam McCarter Macmillan Education, ISBN 978-0-230-43995-5Check your Vocabulary for IELTS by Rawdon Wyatt Macmillan Education, ISBN 978-0-230-03360-3Check your Vocabulary for Academic English by David Porter Macmillan Education, ISBN 978-0-230-03364-1

    Additional publications:Understanding IELTS: Techniques for English Language Tests by the British Council at www.futurelearn.com

    Course duration: approximately 35 hours (1 hour = 45 minutes)

    Grading policy: There are two mock IELTS exams during the course and the final grade is based on both tests' results.

    Course plan:

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    1 - Introduction pp.1-13 Unit 1

    2 1A very modern world p.6-7: part 1-2

    explanation, preparing notes

    p.9: section1 (non-academic dialogue)

    p.8: verbs followed by -ingand/ or infinitive *

    3 1 p.10: writing 1 - graph (+20 mins in-class writing)p.11: collocations with nouns *

    4 1 p.12-13 reading (20 mins in-class)p.14: writing 2 (ex. 6 *) p. 6-17: review *

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    5 2 The past public and privatep.22-23: part 2-3, adjectives of evaluation

    p.24-25 reading * p.18: collocations multiple combinations

    pp.14-26 Unit 2

    6 2p.20-21: writing 1 pie chart (+20 mins in-class writing)

    p.26: using nouns to build idea *

    7 2 p.19: section 2 (non-academic talk)p.27: writing 2 (essay B or C *)

    p.28-29: review *

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    8 3 The Age of Information p.32-33: part 3, prepositionsp.30-31: section 3 (academic conversation)

    p.38: verbs related to connections *

    pp.27-39 Unit 3

    9 3p.36-37 reading * p.34-35: writing 1

    diagram (+20 mins in-classwriting)

    10 3 p.38-39: writing 2 - analysisp.40-41: review *progress test 1

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    11 4 Leisure and the environmentp.42-43: part 2, leisure vocabulary

    p.44: comparatives and superlatives *

    pp.40-51 Units 4 -5

    12 4 p.45: section 4 (academic talk)p.48-49 reading * p.46-47: writing 1 table

    (ex.6 *)

    13 4 p.50-51: writing 2 (ex. 7 *) p.52-53: review *

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    IELTS mock exam15 -

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    18 5A healthy world p.54-55: part 2,

    collocations related to health

    p.56: section 1 p.57: degrees of certainty *

    pp.52-64 Unit 6

    19 5 p.60-61 reading * p.58-59: writing 2 (ex. 8 *)

    20 5 p.62-63: writing 1 chart (+20 mins in-class writing)p.64-65: review *

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    21 6 Shaping the world and beyondp.66-67: part 1-2, space and place

    p.68: section 2 p.69: hypothesizing * pp.65-77 Unit 7

    22 6p.72-73 reading * p. 70-71: writing 1

    diagram (+20 mins in-classwriting)

    23 6p.74-75: writing 2 (ex. 7 *) p.74: cause and effect *

    p.76-77: review *progress test 2

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    24 7A consumer society p.80-81: part 1-2,

    countable/ uncountable nouns

    p.79: section 3 p.78: words related to consumer *

    pp.78-88 Unit 8

    25 7 p.83: part 3 p.84-85 reading * p.82-83: writing 1 table (+20 mins in-class writing)

    26 7 p.86-87: writing 2 (ex. 5 *) p.88-89: revision *progress test 3

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    Culture on the move p.90-91: part 1-2, collocations with culture

    p.92: section 4 p.93: defining and non-defining relative clauses *

    pp.89-101 Units 9-11

    28 8p.96-97 reading * p.94-95: writing 1 bar

    chart (+20 mins in-class writing)

    29 8 p.98: part 3 p.98-99: writing 2 (ex. 8 *) p.100-101: revision *progress test 4

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    34 - Mock speaking exam

    35 - Closing remarks, additional exercises, individual talks etc.

    * suggested homework

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