The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is one of the world’s most popular tests for English language proficiency. The IELTS evaluates listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills. Part-time and full-time preparation classes are available at the Centre of English Studies (CES) to help you reach your potential and get the best results.
Even better, CES locations in Harrogate, Dublin, Toronto, and Leeds are official IELTS test centers. Dublin, Toronto, and Leeds also offer the computer delivered version of the IELTS exam. So, you’ll know that you are being taught about preparing for the IELTS from a school that is deeply familiar with it.
Read on to find out how to develop your test-taking strategies.
Taking IELTS Classes Is a Great Way to Prepare
Developing test-taking strategies begins by enrolling in the right course. One advantage of our IELTS classes is that you’ll be enrolled with other students who are at the same proficiency level as you. If, for example, your proficiency is intermediate, then an intermediate class will allow you to practice with other intermediate speakers. This helps you better prepare for the IELTS since the course material will be better adapted to your current level and needs. Furthermore, the course content and materials are specifically adapted to the IELTS.
Our IELTS classes help you get used to the IELTS format
In an IELTS preparation class you will also be taught by a teacher who understands the requirements of the test. This is a big advantage as instructors can give you individualized feedback and point out areas the IELTS covers that you may need to improve on. CES teachers give you tips and strategies for improving your IELTS band score.
Prepare with Practice Tests Under Exam Conditions
One of the biggest advantages of our IELTS course is that at the end of each week you will sit a part of the IELTS exam under exam conditions. Practicing the exam in this way will help you get used to what the IELTS will be like on test day. This strategy helps you identify whether there are certain sections of the test that you struggle with under exam conditions so that you can address them. It can also help you mentally prepare so that you feel more confident for the actual test. You’ll feel more accustomed to the format of the IELTS exam, so you won’t encounter any unpleasant surprises on exam day.
Develop Time Management Techniques in Your IELTS Classes
Because the IELTS is a timed evaluation, you must learn to manage your time effectively for each section of the test. This is something that our practice tests under exam conditions that you’ll complete in your IELTS classes can also help you do. Because you’ll be timed, you’ll get a better feeling for how quickly you should complete each section. Once you understand how much time you will have and what you will be asked to do, you can prepare strategically.
Managing your time is a key test-taking strategy for the IELTS
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