IELTS preparation courses in MoscowIELTS (International English Language Testing System) is one of the most popular English language tests in the world. It is based on British English that is spoken in the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.

The test consists of four sections: IELTS Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.

In order to successfully complete IELTS preparation courses, candidates should have a good previous knowledge of English, at least Upper Intermediate. That is due to the intensity of IELTS classes.

The best way to prepare for IELTS is to identify areas you need additional training in and focus on those parts of the exam. There is a wide selections of IELTS books that cover all four sections of IELTS. Some of the most popular titles are:McGraw-Hill IELTS for Academic purposes, Kaplan IELTS, Barron’s IELTS, Longman Focus on IELTS, Oxford IELTS Masterclass, Cambridge IELTS Practice Tests, just to name a few. There are also several programs for both Mac and PC that can help you master IELTS questions in Reading and Listening. IELTS tutor is the most time-effective way to prepare for Writing and Speaking setions.

Study skills and tips for the IELTS exam from Sergei:

IELTS preparation courses feature group trainings, as well. Depending on your level of proficiency and course intensity, the school might offer you several options. Thus, if you’re on advanced level and just want to brush up your grammar and take the IELTS test in a month, intensive IELTS is the way to go. But if you have trouble completing all parts of IELTS practice and would like to get a solid training, you'd better be looking at a three-month course. For those aiming high, certain schools offer immersive IELTS preparation courses in English-language countries, starting from 2 weeks. As a rule, there are 3-6 people in a class. However, the size of the groups is a key factor that determines the quliaty and the price of the IELTS course. It is very important to ask the school about the class size if it's not given in the course description.

IELTS Evening – classes take place 3 evenings a week. This course is suitable for those who work or study during daytime. The course is 6 weeks (or 48 ac. hrs) long and includes preparation for all IELTS sections: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. Intermediate level of English language proficiency is a minimal requirement for the course.

IELTS Weekend – classes take place 6 weeks in a row on Saturdays or Sundays, making it 48 ac. hrs in total. The classes are held in groups and include preparation for all four IELTS sections. The minimal requirement to join the group is to posess at least an Intermediate level of English. This course is suitable for those candidates who only have one week a day to prepare for IELTS.

Grammar for tests is a course suitable for those candidates who want to deepen their knowledge of English Grammar. This skill is most important for such IELTS sections as Writing and Speaking where you are expected to demonstrate confident command of English Grammar. You will be taught grammar in groups for 3 weeks and 24 ac. hrs.

Study skills and tips for the IELTS exam from Joan:

IELTS Intensive is (correspondingly) an intensive 6-day course which normally takes place during holidays in January, March, May or November. IELTS Intensive is conducted in group. The course includes 48 ac. hours of classes, students’ manual and essay revision. In 6 days are 4 sections of IELTS are worked through. The course is most effective for those students whose English level is at least Intermediate.

IELTS One Day is a super-intensive one-day course. It is held in groups up to 10 people and is 8 ac. hrs long, taking place from 12pm to 6pm. It can be conducted in two formats: as a case study of most difficult IELTS exercises or as theoretical training. The English Language level requirement to participate in the course is Intermediate.

For busy and demanding professionals, there is always and option to study with a private IELTS tutor. He will be the one to track your progress, adjust the timetable to your needs and tailor the course content. Individual classes help you focus on the most important parts of IELTS exam and get the best result in a short time. You can even Skype with a private teacher if you want to keep on studying while on a business trip.

You can take the IELTS test in Moscow any Saturday at one of the test centers.

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