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IELTS General Training [NEW]
Prepare for IELTS with the world’s English experts.
IELTS General Training is the only programme that meets the special needs of candidates taking the IELTS for emigration purposes. It is designed to maximise your success on test day by equipping you with the strategies you need to succeed. The British Council is a co-owner of IELTS, so we are ideally placed to help you to get the result you deserve. IELTS General Training module is designed for Intermediate students and above looking to improve their performance on the IELTS General Training test.
Here are some reasons why you should choose IELTS General Training:
IELTS General Training targets the specific needs of candidates. It has been designed for people who may not have much time but still need effective preparation. Our 18-hour General Training module allows students to focus on both the reading and writing sections of the exam.
- Reading — in this part of the module you will learn how to apply reading strategies such as skimming and scanning, and techniques such as identifying critical information and making inferences. You will become familiar with the different types of texts from the three sections of the test, and the full range of question types you will encounter.
- Writing — in this part of the module you will complete a comprehensive set of activities designed to address the specific requirements of the IELTS General Training test. For Task 1, you will improve your ability to write personal letters using an appropriate tone, and a range of fully connected sentences. For Task 2, you will develop your ability to write an appropriate essay in response to a question. You will learn to fully respond to the question in order to achieve your best possible result.
Add on what you need
IELTS General Training can be combined with IELTS Coach Listening and Speaking modules (these parts of the test are the same as the Academic IELTS), allowing you to focus on the parts of the test you most need development in.
English level requirement:
Pre-intermediate and above