IELTS Intensive a Short Course for IELTS Success

IELTS Intensive is a short course in IELTS (academic) training and test practice. It’s designed for students aiming to achieve an IELTS band score of between 5.5 and 6.5.

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IELTS Intensive is a short course offering 40 hours of classroom study, with an optional 20 hours of additional practice material for extended classroom use or homework.

It is designed to strike a balance between test training and practice in all four skills areas. IELTS Intensive is aimed at students who require an IELTS band score of 5.5 – 6.5, who are close to achieving this level of academic language proficiency, but who need to improve their IELTS performance.


IELTS Intensive is ideal if you’re approaching the standard of academic English you require to achieve your target IELTS band score. but you need a short course to help you become familiar with the tasks in the test and the techniques needed to tackle them. IELTS Intensive offers thorough training and realistic practice to give you the confidence and skills you need for the IELTS test.

The IELTS quiz

How well do you know the IELTS test? If you’re familiar with the format of IELTS tasks. try the quiz on pages 6-9 before you start. If not. follow the references to this quiz throughout the course. They appear at the start of each skill section and help familiarise you with the task types that appear in each unit.


IELTS Intensive is designed to help you strike a balance between training in test techniques and practice in all four skills areas. For short courses. we recommend using only the main lessons in Units 1-8. This will provide approximately 40 hours of teaching material.

The Test files

and Writing task bank can then be set or homework. For longer courses. you can incorporate the Test files and Writing task bank into the main lessons. This will provide approximately 20 hours of additional classroom-based materials.

est files After every two units there’s an opportunity to practice the skills that students have developed. The tasks in the test files are presented in a format that closely reflects the IELTS test. and students are encouraged to attempt them under test conditions.

Writing task

bank In addition to the Task 1 questions from Units 1. 3. 5 and 7 plus the est IELTS. This provides our further Task 1 questions and eight further Task 2 questions for students to practice.

Each of these tasks features a set of questions to help guide students through the stages of task planning.

Sample answers

For each Over to you writing task in the main units and the Writing tasks in the test files. there’s a sample answer at the back of the book. Students are encouraged to attempt the task by themselves before comparing the sample answer with their own.

The samples are accompanied by questions to help students compare them with their own writing and there’s also a tip that may help students increase their band scores.

IELTS Intensive


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