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What you'll learn

  • Speak confidently: use the correct pronunciation, intonation, and common conversational words and phrases
  • Write easily: expand your vocabulary, perfect your spelling and grammar, and familiarise yourself with punctuation conventions
  • Listen accurately: learn about listening strategies, and use these strategies to get answers to your questions, and schedule appointments
  • Read effectively: learn about reading strategies, and how to utilise them
  • Combine these skills in a multimodal world to achieve full communicative competence

Course Content

module 1

Diploma in English IELTS

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  1. How to Sound English

    This lesson is designed to build on your speaking skills. You will learn how to pronounce some of the tricky sounds in English. You will also learn how to use your voice pitch (intonation) and emphasis (stress placement) to communicate more clearly.

  2. Spelling Made Simple

    This lesson is designed to help you develop your spelling skills. You will learn the history of English spelling, spelling rules, and the best method for learning English spelling.

  3. What Comes Up in Conversation

    In this lesson, you will build further on your speaking skills. You will learn the small but important speech habits of native speakers to optimise your fluency. You will also learn some of the phrases you can use to politely end a conversation as well as what contexts are appropriate to do so.

  4. Unpacking Words: Things and Actions

    In this lesson, you will learn about parts of speech. By the end of the lesson, you will be familiar with nouns, pronouns, verbs, and determiners. You will be equipped with a broad understanding of how words relate to each other.

  5. Unpacking Words: Connecting Things and Actions

    This lesson is all about some more parts of speech. You will learn how words relate to each other by covering prepositions, conjunctions, adjectives, adverbs, and interjections.

  6. Talking About Time

    In this lesson, you will learn about all the tenses. You will learn how to use the simple tenses, the perfect tenses, the continuous tenses, and the perfect continuous tenses.

  7. Let's Read!

    This lesson is all about reading. You will learn some new reading strategies. You will be given an opportunity to practise your reading strategies to prepare you for the IELTS reading section.

  8. Let's Listen!

    In this lesson, you will be given the opportunity to practise your listening skills to prepare you for the IELTS listening section.

module 2

Intermediate in English IELTS

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  1. Mind Your Manners: On the Phone and Face-to-Face

    This lesson is designed to help to conduct yourself appropriately in English-speaking societies. You will learn some tips to sound polite. You will also learn about formality and telephone manner.

  2. Make Your Feelings Known

    In this lesson, you will learn how to express your emotions in English. You will also learn how to use English functionally for purposes such as giving advice, expressing obligation, and requesting permission.

  3. The Building Blocks of Sentences

    This lesson will help you with your writing abilities. You will learn how to build different types of sentences. This will help you to write more cohesively.

  4. Sentence Scrambling: Let's Change the Order!

    This lesson will further your writing abilities even more by teaching you how to convert sentences between the active and passive form and when to use what form.

  5. Good, Better, and Best Ways to Describe Things and Actions

    This lesson is designed to help you describe things and actions by comparing them to one another and providing detailed descriptions. This information will prove useful for your writing abilities as well as your speaking skills.

  6. Talking About Others: What Did He Say?

    In this lesson, you will learn how to convert text from direct speech into reported speech, and the other way around. You also learn in which contexts to use the different versions of the sentence.

  7. Let's Read!

    This lesson is all about reading. You will be given an opportunity to practise your reading strategies to prepare you for the IELTS reading section.

  8. Let's Listen!

    In this lesson, you will be given the opportunity to practise your listening skills to prepare you for the IELTS listening section.

module 3

Advanced in English IELTS

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  1. Talking About Possibilities: What If...?

    This is the first lesson on conditionals. You will learn how to talk about hypothetical situations. This lesson explores the zero conditional and first conditional sentence structures.

  2. Talking About More Possibilities: What If...?

    This is the second lesson on conditionals. You will learn how to talk about even more hypothetical situations. This lesson explores the type two conditional and type three conditional sentence structures.

  3. Talking About Even More Possibilities: What If...?

    This is your final lesson on conditionals. You'll learn how to construct some mixed conditional sentences. You'll also learn about the difference between tense and time, as well as recap irregular verbs.

  4. What Are the Native Speakers on About?

    This lesson will teach you how to use idioms in the correct context. You will also learn how to use connected speech to sound more natural. Both of these skills will make you sound more natural and optimise your communication.

  5. Writing That Flows: How to Write Cohesively

    This lesson is all about punctuation. You will learn where to use which punctuation marks correctly to enhance your writing skills.

  6. Word Transformers

    This lesson will teach you how verbs can be converted into nouns. You will also learn about participles, gerunds, and infinitives. This will help you to improve your writing skills.

  7. Let's Read!

    This is your third reading lesson for this course. In this lesson, you will once again be presented with a text to read in different phases, giving you the opportunity to practise your reading strategies.

  8. Let's Listen!

    In this listening lesson, you will be given the opportunity to listen to some audio clips of people speaking English. You will answer questions about these clips, testing your ability to listen for meaning. The lesson will follow a similar structure to the IELTS listening section.

module 4

Proficient in English IELTS

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  1. All About You: Hobbies and Career

    This lesson will teach you how to ask questions about people's hobbies, interests, and careers. You will also learn how to speak about your own hobbies, interests, and careers in detail.

  2. All About You: Goals and Life Story

    This lesson will teach you how to ask questions about people's personal history, future plans, and goals. You will also learn how to speak about your own.

  3. All About You: Likes and Dislikes

    In this lesson, you will learn how to talk about your likes and dislikes in many areas of interest such as animals, food, weather, and travel destinations.

  4. Direct and Indirect Speech Continued

    This lesson follows up from the previous lesson about direct and reported speech. You will learn how to convert text from direct to reported speech when it comes to questions and imperatives. We will cover some other frequently asked questions about direct and reported speech.

  5. Things Verbs Can Do

    This lesson will teach you the concepts of transitive verbs, intransitive verbs, and ditransitive verbs. This will help to optimise your speaking and writing skills.

  6. Errors Even Native Speakers Make

    This lesson will teach you how to avoid some grammatical errors that even native speakers make. Some of these errors include comma splices, run-ons, and dangling participles.

  7. Let's Read!

    This is your final reading lesson for this course. In this lesson, you will once again be presented with a text to read in different phases, giving you the opportunity to practise your reading strategies.

  8. Let's Listen!

    In your final listening lesson, you will once again be given the opportunity to listen to some audio clips of people speaking English. You will answer questions about these clips, testing your ability to listen for meaning. The lesson will follow a similar structure to the IELTS listening section.

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