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University of California, Irvine

IELTS Listening and Speaking Sections Skills Mastery

University of California, Irvine via Coursera

Overview

Whether you have taken the IELTS test before, you will benefit from completing this course on the listening and speaking sections of the exam. The lessons in this course will improve your overall skills in both listening and speaking, and they will prepare you for every type of question in these sections of the test, increasing your chances of getting your target band scores.

You will be ready to confidently complete all four parts of the listening section, which test a variety of listening skills. You will also be able to give well-constructed responses to the three sections of the speaking section. We’ll review plenty of sample questions and scoring rubrics so you’ll know exactly what to expect. The helpful tips and strategies offered in this course will give you the invaluable tools and knowledge you’ll need to identify correct answers and compose clear responses while efficiently managing the time allotted for each task.

Taking tests can be stressful, but being familiar with the test and practicing will reduce anxiety and give you the confidence you’ll need to perform at your best.

Syllabus

  • IELTS Listening
    • In this module, we will review the IELTS listening module, take a quiz, read an article, and answer discussion questions. You will learn how to complete different task types that you will encounter in your IELTS listening section of the test. You will learn how to manage your time and complete sections 1-4 successfully. You will also learn how you can apply various strategies and tips to complete this part of the task in a required amount of time. For this task, you will learn how to listen for 30 minutes, take notes, circle keywords, and transfer your answers to the answer sheet in 10 minutes. As we are practicing, please remember that it can be frustrating at first and you won’t hear some words or phrases clearly. It can take you much longer to complete this task when you do it for the first time and you might have to go back and listen again. It happens to many students. Just remember, you get better with every practice listening test you complete before your upcoming test. Please make sure to pause, take notes, and apply what you learned. Also, try to practice listening to news, videos, podcasts, music, etc. Every listening practice helps if you do it in English before your test. Find what makes you happy and interested and try to listen to it daily, at least 5-10 minutes. We hope you find these learning tips helpful and easy to apply during your actual test! Good luck and don’t forget to focus, use your pencil and smile. It helps a lot!
  • IELTS Speaking
    • In this module, we will review the IELTS speaking part of the test, take a quiz, read an article, and answer discussion questions. You will learn how to complete three parts of the speaking test, take notes, and speak a lot. You will also learn how you can apply various strategies and tips to complete this part of the task in a required amount of time. For this task, you will learn how to respond in each part of the test and know what to say. We will review how to speak for two minutes without stopping and answering questions in complete sentences. As we are practicing, please remember that it can be challenging to speak a lot especially in part 2 for two minutes without stopping. Remember, you get better the more you practice and review different topics. Please make sure you brainstorm some ideas and practice speaking with your timer for two minutes. We hope you find these learning tips helpful and easy to apply during your actual test!
  • IELTS Listening & Speaking: Strategies & Tips
    • In this module, we will review additional IELTS listening and speaking strategies and tips that will help you ace this test and know what to do before and during the test. We will also discuss things you should do and not do during the test. As we are practicing, please remember that it can be frustrating and difficult to learn and apply some strategies and skills in your IELTS exam. But remember, you get better with every practice test you complete before your upcoming test. Please make sure to pause, take notes, and apply what you learned. We hope you find these learning tips helpful and easy to apply during your actual test!

Taught by

Jay Daniyarova and Helen Nam

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