It’s so much easier for students to do well in an exam if they know exactly what to expect. The British Council’s Road to IELTS provides students with a unique advantage. With over 120 hours of intensive work on vocabulary, reading, writing, listening and speaking, the Road to IELTS helps students develop their skills to the levels necessary to succeed in the IELTS exam. With advice videos from British Council experts, hints and tips on question types as well as downloadable practice tests, it is comprehensive, up-to-date and aimed precisely at the challenges candidates face. The program simulates the exam itself, enabling candidates to view videos of the Speaking test, and to practise against the clock. The Listening section includes timed academic and social listening activities. Reading activities are based on an impressive array of authentic texts: The Economist, New Internationalist, the British Medical Journal, and many more.
Road to IELTS is organised by skill. There is no set learning path; learners can choose the order in which they tackle the four key resources within each skill area:
1. Starting out: an eBook introducing each paper and explaining task types.
2. Advice and tutorial videos: experts explain the best way to prepare for IELTS.
3. Practice zone: candidates practise tackling the various question types, pick up exam tips and familiarize themselves with the exam format.
4. Test practice: candidates simulate the test experience with three full mock tests in each of the Reading, Writing, and Listening papers.
As learners work through Road to IELTS, the Progress function enables them to monitor their activity, and compare their performance with other users. They can even predict their scores in the Reading and Listening tests using our interactive widget.
One of the challenges of IELTS preparation is enabling learners to interpret and describe charts and tables. Road to IELTS includes a wealth of these graphics and many exercises. The program includes detailed explanations of each question type in each part of the exam, and tips on how best to tackle the tasks.
The units are organized thematically using themes commonly found in the IELTS exam. The first six units familiarize the student with the basic test types. Units 7-9 consolidate, using more complex content, and the last three units use combination activities which are very similar to the exam itself.
Most students need all the help they can get while preparing for this crucial test. Give your sudents the unique advantage they deserve – with the British Council’s Road to IELTS.
Road to IELTS is available as Road to IELTS Academic or Road to IELTS General.
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