IELTS General Training [NEW]

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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:

Focus

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

 

Where is this course taught?

IELTS Coach

IELTS Coach 

(Academic Module)

Prepare for IELTS with the world’s English experts. 

IELTS Coach is a programme 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 get the result you deserve. IELTS Coach is designed for Intermediate students and above looking to improve their academic performance on the IELTS test. 

IELTS Coach Express is now available to help you prepare for the IELTS test in just three weeks. Click here for more details.

 

Here are some reasons why you should choose IELTS Coach:

Flexibility

IELTS Coach is a flexible IELTS Preparation course which allows you to be in control of your learning. Designed for students who may not have much time but still need effective preparation, IELTS Coach offers you the flexibility of choosing not only the parts of the exam you wish to focus upon, but also the lesson day, time and teacher that best suit your needs. You can book and manage your lessons easily via our online booking system (OBS).

Take the full course or choose one or more 18-hour skills-based modules depending on your needs:

  • IELTS Coach Listening – in this module you will be equipped with listening strategies such as predicting information, identifying synonyms and antonyms and dealing with distracting information, in order to correctly answer all IELTS Listening question types.
  • IELTS Coach Reading – in this module you will learn how to apply reading skills such as skimming and scanning, and techniques such as identifying synonyms and antonyms to tackle all IELTS Reading question types.
  • IELTS Coach Writing – in this module you will encounter a comprehensive set of activities to maximise your score on IELTS Writing Task 1 and 2. You will learn how to identify key features and fully respond to the task prompt in order to meet expectations for Task Achievement, as well as improve your grammar and vocabulary.
  • IELTS Coach Speaking – in this module you will take part in speaking tasks and activities designed to maximise your score across all four assessment criteria: Fluency and Coherence, Lexical Resource, Grammatical Range and Accuracy, and Pronunciation.

You will also have access to a set of complimentary online resources designed specifically for IELTS Coach students. An excellent way to review your lessons and extend your learning, these resources will help ensure you get the score you really deserve on the IELTS test.

 

Strategies

IELTS Coach will help you focus on the exam strategies you need in order to be successful on the IELTS test. You will become familiar with the test format and learn how to approach different sections of the test. Our British Council in-house materials cover all question types and include useful tips for the exam. Cambridge English authentic examination papers will allow you to put these strategies into practice.

 

IELTS Experts

IELTS Coach is delivered by British Council IELTS Experts – British Council qualified teachers who know the test inside out. Your teacher will coach you in applying strategies and techniques which are sure to maximise your IELTS score. 

 

English level requirement:

Intermediate or above

IELTS Language Preparation

IELTS Language Preparation Programme

(Academic Module)

If you would like to combine your language competency with a focus on exam techniques and skills, then this course is ideal for you. You will:

  • follow a Cambridge IELTS coursebook with specifically tailored material to suit your current English level and needs, and designed to help you move to the next
  • receive specific advice from an expert teacher about each section of the exam, and tips on how to best approach the test questions
  • focus on how to write effectively and speak skilfully in order to score well in the exam
  • practise language and vocabulary specific to the exam so that you can maximise your potential score
  • develop an awareness of common topics and questions that will help you feel more relaxed on the day of the test
  • have access to free online IELTS skill modules for Speaking, Writing, Listening and Reading, plus grammar and vocabulary with specific reference made to areas in which Chinese learners need most help. 

 

English level requirement:

Pre-intermediate, Intermediate and Upper Intermediate

IELTS Mock and Workshop

IELTS Mock 1-to-1

(Academic and General Training Modules)

Get the most authentic exam experience in Speaking, Writing, Listening and Reading with our mock exam. You will receive 90 minutes of one-to-one speaking exam practice, personalised post-written exam feedback, and help from our IELTS experts on how to improve your performance in all the key areas of the exam. 

Mock exam arrangement:

Day 1 Day 2
Listening (30 minutes) Speaking + Written exam feedback 
(1 hour 30 minutes)
Reading (1 hour)
Writing (1 hour)

 

IELTS Exam Skills One-Day Workshop 

(Academic Module)

This is an intensive day of study with listening and reading in the morning session and writing and speaking in the afternoon. You will learn practical skills and techniques to help you achieve your best score in your IELTS test. 

 

English level requirement:

Pre-intermediate and above

Course Fee and Registration

IELTS General Training

Find out how to register and book an English entry test here.

 

Course fee and course length:  

One 18-hour module: HK$3,680

Enjoy the following offers when you register for IELTS General Training and IELTS Coach Listening and/or Speaking modules at the same time:

Two modules: 10% off

Three modules: 25% off + free IELTS Mock 1-to-1 + free IELTS Exam Skills One-Day Workshop

IELTS Coach

Find out how to register and book an English entry test here.

 

Course fee and course length:  

One 18-hour module: HK$3,680

Enjoy the following offers when you register for two or more modules at the same time:

Two modules: 10% off

Three modules: 25% off + 40% off IELTS Mock 1-to-1 and/or IELTS Exam Skills One-Day Workshop

Four modules: 25% off + free IELTS Mock 1-to-1 + free IELTS Exam Skills One-Day Workshop

IELTS Language Preparation Programme

Find out how to register and book an English entry test here.

 

Summer course

Course starts in: July

Course fee and course length:  

Please refer to the timetable (PDF) at the bottom of the page for details.

9.5-week intensive course

Course starts in: September / November / February / May

Course fee and course length:  

Please refer to the timetable (PDF) at the bottom of the page for details.

19-week course

Course starts in: September / February

Course fee and course length:  

Please refer to the timetable (PDF) at the bottom of the page for details.

Enjoy 6-month interest free instalment when registering with designated credit cards. 

Download the timetable at the bottom of this page 

IELTS Mock 1-to-1

Discount price: HK$1,325* (Original price: HK$2,650)

*Offer is applicable for existing students who registered for IELTS Language Preparation Programme (57 hours). Terms and conditions apply

Register now using our Online Registration System.

 

Before proceeding to the online registration, please have the following items available:

  1. A valid ID document or passport.
  2. A valid VISA card or MasterCard for online payment.

Important notes for online registration:

  1. You have to complete the whole registration process including online payment within 20 minutes. The time slot you hold will be automatically released after 20 minutes if we cannot receive your payment.
  2. Places are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.
  3. The application will only be processed with all the necessary items.
  4. Please note that you are only allowed to change the mock exam date on medical grounds. The mock exam date can be changed once only. You need to submit such requests on or before the test.
  5. Refunds are only possible if the workshop is cancelled and places can only be guaranteed once payment has been made.
  6. IELTS Mock and courses applicants must be aged 16 or above.

IELTS Exam Skills One-Day Workshop

Class time: 10a.m. - 5p.m.(including a 1-hour lunch break)

Course fee: HK$1,380

Please refer to the timetable (PDF) at the bottom of the page for details.

Register now using our Online Registration System.

 

Before proceeding to the online registration, please have the following items available:

  1. A valid ID document or passport.
  2. A valid VISA card or MasterCard for online payment.

Important notes for online registration:

  1. You have to complete the whole registration process including online payment within 20 minutes. The time slot you hold will be automatically released after 20 minutes if we cannot receive your payment.
  2. Places are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.
  3. The application will only be processed with all the necessary items.
  4. Change of IELTS Exam Skills One-Day Workshop date is only allowed up to one working day BEFORE the class/workshop day at British Council, 3 Supreme Court Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong.
  5. Refunds are only possible if the workshop is cancelled and places can only be guaranteed once payment has been made.
  6. IELTS Mock and courses applicants must be aged 16 or above.