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IELTS Exam Preparation course

Level: Intermediate (B1/B2), Advanced (C1/C2)

Preparing for the IELTS exam? Do this efficiently in our IELTS preparation course. You learn about the set-up of the exam, practise test-taking strategies and develop your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills for the exam.

No further courses scheduled (yet).
This training can be offered as a tailor-made course.

About the IELTS exam preparation course

IELTS Examentraining

This training aims to help you improve your English skills and prepare you for the IELTS exam (International English Language Testing System). If you need to improve your score we can help you develop the skills you need. You learn about the set-up of the exam, practise test-taking strategies and develop your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills for the exam.

Learning goals

This course focuses on:

  •  listening (comprehension, supporting ideas, important details);
  •  structure (revision of tenses, completing sentences and finding grammatical errors);
  •  reading (main ideas, inferences, vocabulary);
  •  writing (analysing exam questions, organising and developing ideas in standard English);
  •  speaking (keeping up a conversation, language of discussion, vocabulary);
  •  exam strategies (timing, avoiding misleading answers).

Method

During the course we will work in groups, pairs and also do some tasks individually. This course also involves self-study.

Time investment

This course consists of 9 sessions of 1 hour 45 minutes at Babel in Utrecht. The advised self-study load is 2-3 hours a week.

Practical

  • The language of instruction is English.
  • You will be working with a book and workbook. You can order all books required for the course on our special book page. Please ensure you bring your books to the first session.
  • Active participation is preferred during the course meetings and ample time for self-study, preferably spread out evenly over the week. You will receive a certificate of participation if you attend at least 80% of the meetings.
  • If you work or study at Utrecht University you will receive a 15% discount. Please register with your UU email address. Your registration will then be processed automatically.
  • We also offer this course during the summer. Click here to view the Summer School IELTS Exam Preparation course (B2+).