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IELTS General Preparation Course (Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking)

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IELTS General Preparation Course (Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking)

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12 Lessons (1h 9m)
    • 1. IELTS Preparation Course

    • 2. IELTS Exam Introduction

    • 3. Reading Introduction

    • 4. Reading Part 1

    • 5. Reading Part 2

    • 6. Listening Introduction

    • 7. Listening Part 1

    • 8. Listening Part 2

    • 9. Speaking Intro+ Part 1

    • 10. Speaking Part 2 + Part 3

    • 11. Writing Part 1

    • 12. Writing Part 2

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This IELTS preparation course is ideal for people that: 

  • Want to prepare for the exam independently 
  • Want to understand the exam and tasks 

With this IELTS preparation course you will: 

  • Prepare the four parts of the exam: reading, writing, listening and speaking practice
  • Learn how to prepare for IELTS
  • Understand the tasks and exam format
  • Get examples and tips to prepare the exam and get the results you want

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1. IELTS Preparation Course: Hello, everyone. My name is Connor, and I'm from one minute English. And today I want to help you in your preparation for the aisles exam. So this aisles preparation course is ideal for people who want to prepare for the exam independently by yourself. And you want to understand the exam on the different tasks that you need to do with this aisles Preparation course, you will prepare for the four parts off the exam reading, writing, listening and speaking. You'll understand the tasks that you need to do in each part. And you will get lots of examples. And to show you how to do this, I've helped many students reached the score that they want. In this course, you need to watch the videos on also practice with the exam papers. Okay, I will show you had to find the exam papers. So practice each section the listening section and then practiced the listening with the exam papers. Okay, you can do this. I believe in you. So let's go 2. IELTS Exam Introduction: Okay, so let's get started with this island's course. So the course objectives will describe the exam. Will talk about the right candidates, dates the fees. I'll talk about this Indian in the introduction video on exam formats. The time I'll give you how long you should spend on each question exam preparation, marking system and results. Okay, so let's go straight in. And so this is three exam here. You can see the four parts and listening. Well, look, a general training in this video at 30 minutes on four recordings, conversations and monologues. Okay. On academic, it's the same, right, general and academics the same for listening and speaking. Okay, Andi, in reading and writing, it's a little bit different, so make sure that you know which exam you're doing. Okay? It's very important. Eso Let's look a general training in reading. You have 60 minutes. You have three texts on writing. You have 60 minutes again. Two tasks. One is more important. This number two is more important than number one. So number one you spend 20 minutes on Bertuzzi spent 40 minutes on. We'll talk about that more in the writing videos. Okay, So the general training exam is for English learners that are going to study abroad looking for a visa working visa on visa migration requirements. OK, so if you want to work or study in another country, you need to prove that you have this level of English. Okay. The academic exam is for English. Learners that are applying for higher education are applying for a professional improvement in their careers. Okay, so the general training is just for visas on work on. If you want to go to university in an English speaking country or in another country to then the academic exam is for you. Okay? And I want to apply for professional jobs abroad. The exam is around 200 euro. Okay, you can do this in your country. They should contact the exam centre, their exam centres in every country on. Okay, great. So the exam format and you have the four sections, the four skills of English. Okay. And you can see all of this. This is kind of a sample paper. That might happen. And these are different question types. OK, so truthful is not given matching, so it's very important and in this course will be talking a lot of different types of questions that they ask you. Okay, Ondimba, speaking to their three tasks was very important to be familiar with the questions. Okay, on practice the questions. Okay, there's no point in just watching this course. You need toe also practice. Okay, so you know you can practice speaking by yourself with a friend and with teacher is even better on writing. You need somebody to correct you and get feedback right? You can do listening and reading by yourself. That's no problem. And check the answers. So study by yourself, study by yourself. Get somebody is very good at English Teoh to review your writing on also you're speaking. You need to speak to somebody at some point in English, okay? And so the idea of this exam, you're exposed to different accents and voices on styles and topics. Okay. They will have all of the different accents, the American accent, the British accent, Australian accents. So familiar upset. Familiarize yourself with all these different accents. I am from Ireland's. Maybe they have an Irish accent on the exam. Okay. And so listen to podcasts, radio interviews, everyday conversations. This will help you to improve your listening. You want to read different sources. Okay, So you really want to know a wide variety of things in English rights and articles, newspapers, stories, essays, Okay. And to practice, talking about different topics, general topics. And then you also want to talk about mawr abstract topics. Okay, so not just a typical day today conversation, but a little bit further as well. Like in part three of the speaking. Okay. You want to be able to give opinions on illustrate ideas and justify and give examples on also use an good range of vocabulary and grammatical structures. So this is a chance for you to prove her English rights. Teoh people that you could say, Look, I can speak English. I can understand English. Okay, So, of course learning English is a challenge. You need to practice for many months and even years and to get to a good level. But you will get there. So you want to interact fluently and clearly paying attention to pronunciation and intonation. Okay, so you need to think about your weaknesses. Maybe my pronunciation isn't good. So you need to practice that slow down, pronounce words correctly and Maybe you find it difficult to speak fluently. You need to practice ready to practice speaking. Find somebody to practice with on to write essays. Some students don't like writing. Don't be like that. Practice your writing as much as you can. My advice. Really? Every day. She was a difference girl. Okay, you could write on Mondays and practice listening on Tuesdays. Wednesday practice reading and Thursday practice Speaking. OK, you can do a little bit every day on you will improve the marking system. Okay. And nine is the best score that you could get. Your an expert user eight is very good. User. Seven is a good user. Okay, This kind of the minimum score. You kind of really want to get to seven, right? If you want. And a good to be a good user of English. Okay, But it's okay. Sometimes you can get between five and six and maybe get between seven and eight in another part, so you can get to seven. Okay. And these are not so good scores. So you want to be appear around seven. Okay. Analyzing the score. So if you want, this is depending on what you want do you want to do a training course and it's not so demanding is not so difficult English. Then you know, six is okay, even 5.5. And then this is another training course, more demanding than you need to be getting 6 6.5 Okay. And then if you want to go to academic courses and really should be getting a seven on above. Okay, So the results of listening, for example, if you get 16 questions correct at a 40 you get a five. Okay, so you want to get a seven minimum, Let's say, then you need to get 30 questions out of 40. Total 35 will be an eight speaking. Okay, examiners use at its criteria fluency and coherence. Lexical resource. That just means you're vocabulary. How many words you know and can use in English your grammatical range and accuracy. Can you use the right verb tenses to express the right time in English, on your pronunciation as well. Is it clear what you are saying? And in writing and you just need to achieve the task. Okay, so very important to read the question and you respond to the correct question if your writings clear and cohesive, that basically means that it's, you know, it's in a logical order and vocabulary again and grammatical range inaccuracy. Okay, They're kind of six things, right? You really need to focus on four skills reading, writing, listening and speaking and then grammar hand vocabulary. Okay, let's look at reading. If you get 15 out of 40 you get a four on and you want to be getting seven. Right? So you need 34 at a 40. Correct. Okay, so that's the end of the introduction. We will go through each section individually now, and I will give you advice and tips on what to do in each section. So make sure you continue to practice when you are doing this course. 3. Reading Introduction: Okay, everybody. So let's start with general training reading. Okay, let's have a look at the different types of questions that you can see in the aisles exam, so you have many different tasks to do. Okay, so there's three sections, and there will be 40 questions in the first part. You'll usually have 2 to 3 tasks in the second section usually have two tasks that are based around work on. In the third section, you usually have one longer task. The exam is this Part of the exam is 60 minutes long. Okay, you get different types of texts. Extracts from books, magazines, newspapers, notices that's like sign advertisements, company handbooks and guidelines. Okay, so it's a good idea to try to find as many of this type of text that you can. So I tried to find online and anything that you can find, try to read on practice and understand the English involved. So the topics are general factual information. Descriptive okay is usually more like fiction, And then there's instructive on workplace contexts. Okay, so you have to understand am some instructions. That's somebody in a workplace. My gets okay, So different types of reading reading for Gist. Okay, That means that you just have a general understanding off the text. Okay? Reading for main ideas, reading for detail. Skimming. This is a type of reading that you read very quickly and find the important information. Like a train timetable. Okay. You you look at the time table and you try to find the war that the train that leaves closest to the time that you want, right? You don't care about the other train times. And but you just want to skim through the table on finding the right information. Understanding logical arguments on recognizing writers, opinions, attitudes on purpose. Okay, why is the writer writing this article on What does the writer thinking about this article ? Okay, so think about that every time you are practicing and study, OK, Now, let's look at the sample tasks, okay? And that the number of questions can be very Okay, so and maybe a task has two questions or maybe a task. It's five questions. It could be different. Okay, so the first type we have is multiple choice. You're probably familiar with this type of task. Then number two is identifying information identifying writers views or claims. Okay. Claims just similar to views. What does the writer believe? And task Type four is matching information. Okay, so you'll have two different sentences or something like that. And you need too much war number one to number A or something like that. Okay. And number five is matching headings. Okay, so you get the heading of the paragraph, and then you need to find right pira raft. That makes sense. Okay. Matching features, matching sentence endings. Okay, that you know, your grammar helps you with this type of task, because you can see that this sentence grammatically makes sense. Sentence completion. Then there's summary notes, table flow charts, a completion diagram label completion. Okay. You need to read a text on try to understand it. So that diagram makes sense on also short answer questions. So this is your exam preparation? Read. White range of texts s a magazine. Short stories and newspapers really practice reading anything you confined and more. He reads better. Okay, but and it's better if it's about these topics. Economy, science, cultures, technology in the workplace. Important. OK. And expose yourself to new vocabulary. Great. The more you can understand of a text. The better will be for your exam score. Right. So always keep a notebook. Andi, Right in. New words practice doing the exams in the 60 minutes. Okay, so you confined exam papers on I'll stop orc. Also exam english dot com and practice. Okay. And keep checking your score to see if you are getting better and consider each option. And if it matches the main idea and look for reference words, Okay, so you need to just kind of choose the correct option, right? That makes sense. A sentence completion. So used the exact same words. Pay attention to the amount of words you can use and if you can repeat the same letter matching information. So beware of words. Spotting. Decide what you're looking for is a verbs require Ask, given to a relevant piece of information. A multiple choice, multiple answers. Okay. They usually follow the same order. Okay, so it's a good idea to think about this. Some of the tasks they don't follow the same order, right? Multiple choice. You get a number one and then it will be the first and part of the text. And then the last question will be at the end of the text. Okay? An option may be true, but it might mean a answer. The question. Okay, you can find these tasks on www dot I'll start work. I think you should spend as much time as you can practicing the past papers. Okay, So or these example Tasks. Right? And that will help you the most. 4. Reading Part 1: Okay, so let's look have a look at some examples of questions. So you are identifying information. This is one common question. It's called Yes, no or not given or true. False not given. So it's a good idea to practice this before the exam. The question is always an order. So usually you find one at the beginning on two and three. Something like that. Okay. So really, you need to compare on understand these questions and in relation to sentences in the text . Okay. It's a good idea to find examples that are easier. Sorry, questions that are easier. And then do them first and then you can find on the other ones. So look, let's look a number one here. I would think about half a Knauer. So you tried to find something that's similar in the text. Okay, some synonyms. So look, I have marked here 30 minutes. That's half a Knauer. Then you look even closer at this sentence and it says you should not arrive. OK, so should not arrive more than half a Nower. And then you look at this sentence that we highlighted. Please arrive no earlier than 30 minutes before that. time. Okay, So you think Is this the same as this sentence? And yes, it is OK. And then you would go to number two. I would look for this writer identity card, and it's not in this text foot. And let's look at number three, so some roads may have normal traffic flow on them. Okay, so I'm looking for roads on traffic flow first, that's and the first thing I'm looking for, and then I will try to understand. Exactly. Is it some where all the roads or may or definitely something like that, if it's something different. Okay, so here I have underlines. Although many roads are closed to oncoming traffic, this is not always the case. Okay, so here we say, some roads, Okay. Many roads. That's that's the same thing, Really. They, they they mean the same thing. And you should be aware of the possibility that there could be vehicles coming in the opposite direction. Okay, so yeah, some roads may have normal traffic flow on them. And then let's look at the next phone. Number Four helmets are compulsory for all participants. Okay, we're looking this. Wear helmets first. Yet we can see them here. Wear a helmet. Okay, So the next word, then you look at his compulsory for all. Is that Is that true? So every year were delighted to see more writers wearing protective helmets, but we would like to see every cycles on the right wearing one. OK, so is that compulsory? No, because it's as we would like if it said we have to. You have to. That's something for compulsory, but we would like is not compulsory. Okay, so this is another sample question matching information. So look at the five advertisements. Eight e. Okay. I don't have all the advertisements here to some of them. And which advertisement mentions the following. Okay, so right, the correct letter, eight e in the boxes, 1 to 8 on your answer sheet. Okay, so we have up to date teaching systems and that the institution has been established for a significant time. So have a read of these first. Before you read and these advertisements and then tried to find these kind of keywords. And so let's have a look. These are not in order. Right? So number two is here. The test will center has more than 24 years. OK? So that the institution has been established for a significant time. So when you're looking for this time, you can see 24 years for a long time or something like that. You're looking for the answer. Okay. Number three is also in letter e. So examination classes. So here we have test preparation. Okay, So you're looking at this, like, do you understand a examination? Similar word is test, right? And number four here is in this advertisement. Study tours available. Okay, that arrangements can be made for activities outside class. Okay. And let's look number five the availability of courses for school students. Okay, so we're looking for this. Are their courses available? All right. And here you can see number five. There is a high school crash course. Okay, here you have, of course, is the same as number five and course. So it's available, right? 11th 25th January. But that's not important on Let's look at number six language teaching for special purposes . Okay. And so that's really is personalized, right? Eso we planned the program to suit your needs. Okay, Very good. And let's look a number. Ain't as well. Evening classes. So yeah, we can see this word evening is very important. Intensive Three or four hours a day, morning or evening. Okay, so in this task, we need to match the headings to a paragraph. Okay, so the Texas seven power roofs choose the correct heading for paragraphs A, B and D tg from the list of headings below and writes the correct number in the boxes on your answer sheet. Okay. So you have these different paragraphs on you need to write the correct number. Okay, so the list of headings is very important. Right? So you need to really understand robots working together. Okay, Let's think about that and try to figure it out, OK? And let's look at this split location for a newspaper production. Okay, so are the new. The newspapers are produced in different locations. Okay, let's look at for that and controlling the robots and beware of the robots. Okay, so these different paragraphs will have a different meaning. Okay. Different idea that they're talking about controlling the robots is very different from beware of the robots. Okay. And so let's have a look at some of these paragraphs on. We'll try and think about it. Find the answers. Okay, so this is prior F A. So we found the answer here. Split locations for newspaper production. So look at this text and you see what I highlighted here. Thes days the editor. So editors and journalists who put the paper together are likely to find themselves in a totally different building. Or maybe even in a different city. OK, so different Building split location. Okay, you have to understand that these things are the same thing. Here is power rough. Be OK, so and all the pages are transmitted electronically from the pre press center to the printing center. Okay, so we're getting the newspaper to the printing sent. Okay, here we have the printing centres. Very important. Right and transmitted. What does that mean? It means kind of transport something similar. Ok, okay. And here we have paragraph F. This one is going to be controlling the robots. Okay, so we're looking through this paragraph and we're trying to find things that makes sense with controlling the robot sensors stopped the vehicle until the path is clear. Okay. And look at this. All this. I know this is achieved with absolute minimum human input. Okay, this is all the beds controlling the robots on paragraph G. Okay, looking ahead. So how long will it be before the robots are writing the newspapers as well as running the printing centre training at the latest addition every morning. Okay, so looking head ahead, that's about the future, right? How long will it be? 5. Reading Part 2: Okay, so let's have a look at this one matching features and look at the following statements a list of countries below. So and write the correct letter A. T. J. And the box is turning forward to 40 on your answer sheet. Okay, So you'll have one of these countries will be the answer for each one of these questions. Okay, Is the country and OK, so we have number 34. It helped other countries developed their own film industry, and over 35 was the biggest producer of films. Number 36. It was the first to develop the feature film. Okay, am and continuing on. Okay from that. And let's have a look at the text now. Okay, So this is the text. And so it was. Above all, the French followed closely by the Americans were the most passionate exporters of the new invention. Okay, the detects before that is a general overview of cinema helping to start cinema in these other countries. Okay, so this was at the beginning, remember? It helped other countries develop their old own film industry friends. Okay. And so number 35 is it was the biggest producer of films in the U. S. A. And so it talks about the largest single market for films. And it also says and was films from these new Hollywood studios that floated onto the world's films market. So all these movies that were made in Hollywood Okay, on and Number 36 it was the first to develop the feature film. So the Italian industry, which had pioneered the feature film okay pioneered, is usually the first person to do something. Okay, so number 37 it was responsible for creating stars. The answer is the USA. So Hollywood took the lead artistically as well as in just industrial industrially. Okay, that also proves and the other question So it had a great deal of money to buy up artists and to ensure its continued dominance over present or future competition. On number 38 it made the most money from a guard films on guard is French words, so that might help you. But it was also at the top at this time that the Vanguard film first achieved commercial success this time, thanks almost exclusively to the French. Okay, almost exclusively is like almost completely, um thanks to the French. Okay, so now we look at sentence completion. Okay? This is where you need to complete. The sentence is so here we have number 38. Von Frisch discovered the difference between dance types by changing the position off the So we're changing the position of something, right? It's going to be a noun. Okay, so that's good to think about. Let's have a look at the text. So I've highlighted the answers here. He started gradually moving the feeding dish further and further away and noticed, as he did, so that the dances of the returning scale peas also started changing. Okay, so and he changed. He he moved the feeding dish. Right? So that's changing the position. Okay, So you need to kind of pay attention to that type of thing. And this one is appear. If you want to have a look at this one on number 40 is the direction of the food in relation to the sun. Okay, the next one we have is some worry. No table flow chart completion. Okay, so if you look at this, it's the production process. So we see this is in the right order, right? This happens then this happens and this happens. Okay? And it's a good idea to do this question first, because then you will know exactly the process, right? And so let's look at what happens. The final version of the text is something to the printing centre case. A. Let's think about what could possibly go there on the pages arrived. It's kind of being sent right. That would make sense. No. On the pages are converted into what could possibly what could pay, Just be converted into, um okay. And then we have more questions here at the l G ves remove. It's a very important word here, Andi. Okay, so let's look at the text here, and all the pages are transmitted electronically from the pre press center to the printing center. Okay, so you can say transmits it and you can use electronic Lee to okay, We kind of thought that I was going to be sent or something like that. But here we have transmitted and from the pre press center to the Printing Centre. Remember, we saw that in the question. Right? And appear we have the information is punched into the computer and the algae V's are programmed to go about their work. So the LTV's are programmed by computer. Okay. And here we have the LG's. Remove the damaged paper here. So at this dripping station, the tough wrapping that helps to protect the rial paper from rough handling is removed. Okay, any damage paper is peeled off. Okay? So he could use either of these two and then the next step, all right, on the real is then wait. Okay. So if you think about it, this in different steps. And so it's a good idea to do this question first so that you really understand the text. And then maybe if there's paragraph headings, you know, at that point, then you will understand a lot more about the text, right? And then the pyre rough headings will make sense. And the last one will look at his short answer questions is just a typical and reading comprehension question. Really? So what has been found in some fancy food products? OK, you just need to find what has been found. So here it's pieces of metal have being found, so you just need to find this word here. Okay. Where can you find the batch number on the jars. We look for the batch number. The batch number is printed on the bottom of each jar. So you just say on the bottom, okay? Because he only have no three words maximum. Right? How much will you receive for an opened jar of contaminated chicken curry? We look for opens. Right? There you go. Opened. So $5 for each jar already opens. Okay. And that's kind of basically how it works. Look down here. And what is the maximum reward and is offering for information about who contaminated the product. Okay. Reward is usually money, right? So here we have reward again. Fancy foods will pay a reward of 10,000 to 50,000. Okay, so it says maximum maximum is 50,000. 6. Listening Introduction: So let's look at the listening part of the exam now. So there are four parts to this exam that there are a total of 40 questions of 10 questions in each section of the exam is 30 minutes long and be recordings. Four different recordings of conversations among logs. Usually there'll be a monologue and then part to be a conversation about everyday situation , Part three will be, um, more conversation with up to four people on D part for will have another monologue. This will be on more of an academic subject. Okay, so here are the different types of topics everyday social interactions, academic subjects, assignments OK, and the focus right, the ability to understand the main ideas on and detailed factual information, the options and attitudes of speakers. The purpose of a sentence. Why somebody saying something and evidence of your ability to follow the development of ideas. Okay, so let's look at the different types of sample tests that you can see first time we have his multiple choice and we have matching. And the plan, the map, the diagram labeling. Then we have test type four form notes table flow charts, so make completion and task type five sentence completion on also short answer questions. Okay, so let's look at some sample questions now. 7. Listening Part 1: Okay, so let's look at some sample questions now. It's a multiple choice. Okay, Choose the correct letter. A B or C. OK, so this is an example of a question over nine type of insurance chosen. Okay, So you look, you're looking at for something similar to this word. Chosen a economy was be standard or C premium. Okay, so you have to kind of circle at the correct one. Customer ones. Goods delivered to Where does he want to? Good. The goods delivered. Okay. So words and the questions are key, for example, chosen on to deliver. Next. We have sentence completion. Okay. So right. No more than two words for each answer and studying with the open university. Demanded a great deal off. We can use this off something. There's a lot off something. So pay attention to keywords demanded. I found I needed to maintain a high level off motivation. Okay, so this off is great and even see in this one's level and a great deal of motivation. Very good. Let's look at this one. Studying and working at the same time. Improved. Rachel's something skills. Okay, So try to think of different types of skills and improved and skills. Okay. Another thing was that I got very good a time management because I had to fit time for studying round a full time job. OK, so time management skills, right? She got very good at this. Improved. So it was helpful that the course was structured in and helpful and structures. Okay, what makes it easier? Easier Moto. Helpful is that the degree is made up of modules. Okay, so the course the degree was structured was made up of in modules. Case of modules is the answer here as she enjoyed meeting or their students at. Okay, so at the proposition here, where where did she meet them? Ok, so at summer schools, they're great because you meet all the other people struggling with the same things as you . So you're really looking for a place here? Well, you're listening for a place right on when you hear this summer schools. Okay, That's the answer. Okay. The next task type we see is short answer questions. So right. No more than three words on door number for each answer. What? Two factors can make social contact in a foreign country. Difficult. Okay, so something that's difficult in a foreign country. So you're thinking what you can even think what is difficult for you in a foreign country, right? And, you know, maybe the body language that people have the language that they speak and different cultural norms. Right. So this is what you listen for. And then this is the text of the listening. But when you're living in a foreign country, it can be more difficult. Not just because of the language. So yes, the language, Right And put, because customs may be different. So we have language on customs. Okay, so here we have. Which types of community group does the speaker give examples off? So he has theatre on other types of groups. What type of groups are there? And social groups? Yoga groups. Okay, So you're thinking you're looking for something like that, right? So first, the speaker mansions that were teaser then or if you playing instruments, you could join music groups, music. Or if you like, the idea of finding out about local history, there will be a group for that too. Local history, Local history group. Okay. And let's get this one in which two places Can information about community activities be found? Okay, So where do you think? A community center, library, church. Something like that. Right on the best places to get information about things like this are either the town hall or the public library, So use what you know. OK, to think. Think of like, what type of word are you looking for here? To places. You're looking for a place, right next. When we see is matching. Okay, focus. Listening for detail. The ability to follow a conversation between two people read options carefully and focus on key words and synonyms of these keywords. Right? And while you listen, So in what time period can the float projects help with the issues? 26 to 30 below. So right, you're listening to the people talking about Nino on global warming and these and different things. And you think, Is this a present or in the near future, or in the long term future? So you have to put a if this is his own in your present thing, do you think? Probably rise. Global warming is maybe in the near future, So use what you kind of know already sustainable fishing practices. That's probably in the future. And but listen to what they say and try to understand. OK, 8. Listening Part 2: OK, now let's look at the diagram part and complete the notes on the diagram below. Okay, so this kind of help you And it was a picture here that could help you. What's happening? Rights and right. No more than three words on door. A number for each question. Right? So focus relating an idea to a visual representation. Right and see Here. Look at this question. Average distance traveled. So you're looking for a number here, right? And just try. Teoh, give yourself a few seconds trying to understand what is happening here. Right? There's a boat. Something is going there on satellites. Okay. Here. Okay. Here's a form complete, deformed below. And right now, more than three words this time. Okay? And here's an address to be collected from on. What do you think this is? 29? Something that's a normal address. Postcode. You're listening for a number again. Here, on under in the with. Okay, here's the width. The length is 1.5 meters. So you're looking for one meter? Probably the height, one meters. Could be the answer there. And what's inside? Clothes, food. Use this and to help you guess. Right. Total estimated value. And OK, so let's move on to the table. OK? Complete the table below. Right? No more than three words on door number for each answer. It was very important. You look here, Van. You okay? We have cinema to gallery one. Right. So what are we looking for? You know something And some place again on price is right and numbers again. So it's really good to practice listening out for numbers, right? Because this will help you a lot. Right? And in the event, the name. This is the name of the film you're looking for on the name of the Arctic Sea exhibition. Okay, The next one is a plan. Label the plan below, Choose five answers from the books and write the correct letters. Eight I next to questions 11 to 15. Okay, so this you'll have to understand the directions right? When you walk in on your left there is them our collection or something like that. Okay. And try to understand all of this. You know, this is great Just to practice this before you do the exam. So that you have an idea like all of these examples, right? And then we have notes and completely notes below saying my question again. Well known for complex and well known for what is the National Heart Centre? Well known for Okay, Probably great paintings or something like that, right? Use your knowledge to guess and look at for certain words that you're looking for, right? And okay, so that's the end of the listing. And I hope that helps you remember. Check out exam english dot com, and they have plenty of practice there on that you might be able to find something on YouTube to 9. Speaking Intro+ Part 1: Okay, so let's look at the speaking part of the islets exam now. So there are three tasks, right? One is an interview. One is a long term where you have to talk for a longer period of time. On one is a discussion that you will have with the interviewer. The exam is 11 to 14 minutes long. There are no right or wrong answers. Okay? So just try your best. A lot of it will be about yourself and your own ideas. Tried to send natural and to be fluent. Okay. And candidates are expected to say more than yes or no. On practice is most like all parts of the exam. So, for example, if the interviewer asked you, what do you do? You don't say I am a student, right? You need to say more than that. I am a student. I am studying engineering at whatever university, etcetera. And try and talk as much as possible. You can find lots of downloadable material and sample questions that I'll stop work on YouTube for official aisles tests. Okay, here are the exams and speaking. Test is the same for academic and general training. Okay. And so we'll look at more detail at the three parts of the examine in part one Part two, part three. And this is great to see some recordings, right? This is I'll stop work where you can find different people practicing thes three parts of the exam. So let's look at these. Now, Part one, you will answer general questions about yourself on a range of familiar topics. OK? And you will. That's a good start to the exam. It's the easiest part of the exam. And so, you know, you should practice this. This is kind of typical conversations that you have with people. Okay, so and yet, then you move on to part two. You get a card which asked you to talk about a particular topic. Okay. So again, you can kind of practices, you won't be able to find the exact topics. Okay, It's always changing, but it's a good way to study right and practice with the environment and whatever different topic. Okay, in that part tree you will have you have to answer further questions about the topic in part two. Okay, let's look at sample questions now. Eso Part one is the introduction and interview. So at the beginning, and the interviewer will ask you for your number on your name and very simple questions like that. Okay, and the test is recorded. And then And let's look at some examples here. Let's talk about your home, town or village. Okay, what kind of places it is? A big place is a small city as a small town. Are there lots of businesses? They're trying to think of many things, and you can talk about right. I'm from Dublin. It's a big city now, and lots of people from all over the world, many universities and lots of tourists. And it was the most interesting part of your town or village right in Dublin. And there's great nightlife and lots of pubs and music. There's lots of live music that you don't have in other cities, for example, and what kind of jobs to the people in your town village do so in Dublin, there is a big guy T sector many people work in I T, and Google and Facebook have their headquarters and European headquarters in Dublin, so we could talk about that, And would you say it's a good place to live. And why, yes, I think Dublin is a great place to live on. There's a very young population on lots of things happening with technology. It's it's an exciting place to live. Okay, and try to talk as long as possible. Let's move on to talk about accommodation. So tell me about the company kind of accommodation You live in case you can kind of see their kind of simple questions. But what's very important is that they want to test you the different verb tenses. Okay, so look at this question. How long have you lived there? If they're talking about learning a language, for example, they say, how long have you been studying English? Okay, is very important that you can use the different verb tenses. The present tenses are the most important tenses Because you talk about, let's say, your hometown, that's all in the present tense and also present perfect tenses. So I have lived in this apartment for three months or for three years or something like that. Okay. And what do you like about living there? And I like my apartments because it has a small balcony and I have my coffee there in the morning or something like that. Okay. And what sort of accommodation would you most like to live in? I would love to live in a big apartments that looks over the sea with beach near and something like that. Okay, so this is the type of questions that they ask you. So practice answering questions connected to personal information. Okay, so it's very good to get a teacher or a friend to help you with this. And, you know, the vet the beginning of any English class. You could have classes online. Nowadays. If you need help finding an English teacher, just send me a message. And But look, this is a very typical conversation, right? They just want to see how you handle at typical conversations in English. So talks about likes, dislikes, your hobbies, your job, your studies. Okay. So you should be familiar with these topics in all tenses. Right? And practice answering questions in the pet present, past and future tenses. Okay, I have a court, Another course on skill sharing here a bit and a verb tenses. So it's only 30 minutes or 40 minutes, so watch that course and you'll get a good review and learn vocabulary, different topics You should always be writing down new vocabulary and thinking about different topics in English. 10. Speaking Part 2 + Part 3: Okay, so let's look at the speaking part of the islets exam now. Okay, So after you talk to the Examiner a little bit about personal things, then you move on to part two individual long term. OK? Eso candidates will be given a card about a topic. So they give you a card, okay? And then they give you one minute to prepare for your speech. Okay? So usually there will be a topic on the card on a few points and to talk a bit, right? So use this preparation to and just think straight away some ideas, right? Right down some key words that you can talk about so that you can look at these words when you are giving your short at presentation. It's like a presentation. But, you know, don't think of it as a presentation so much, it's just giving a short speech about a topic. Okay, so you're speaking time could be two minutes on, and the topic will be once two minutes trying not to hesitate to speak fluently, practice talking about different topics and pay attention to pronunciation. So all of these things are very important to your fluency. Your pronunciation and your accuracy, OK, that you are speaking English correctly and follow up questions. The Examiner will ask you questions. OK, so it's a good idea to try to keep talking for as long as you can on and And the interviewer, the Examiner will interrupt you on. And that's a good thing. Okay. And so let's look at an example. Describe something you own, which is very important to you. You should say where you got it from how long you have had indicator testing the present. Perfect. Here. Can you use the present perfect and and what you use it for and explain why it's important to you. Okay, so there's four things that you need to mention here. So, you know, choose the first or second idea that comes to mind. Right? So first thing that comes to my mind is my guitar. Okay. So I can talk about my guitar. I know we have plenty of things I can talk about and to talk about my guitar. Okay. And other topics. Museums and popular visits past and present. Okay, So photograph. It is usually something kind of personal again. Rights and your favorite photo camera. Hobbies. Okay, so it's very hard to prepare for all of these topics. And so just get used to trying to practice talking about something and your country. Okay, Talk about your country. Talk about party. Talk about school subjects on and okay. Traditional, much modern education system, learning things online. You could talk about that, right? And computers the advantages and disadvantages. OK, so it's a white for idea of topics, right? That they can ask you. Maybe city movies, okay. Newspaper magazines, Children's games, special occasions and neighbors. So my idea is that you can practice all of these topics. Okay, So imagine that somebody gives you a card on city on practice, actually speaking. OK, don't just practice writing notes or something like this. Just do your best record yourself and then listen to yourself again after three minutes. Right? So go now. Stop the video on practice. Talking about museums, photographs, your country. Okay, this will be really good practice for you. Okay, Here's some example. Him preparation. Right. So practice speaking at length, different topics, and right, you have to try and do exactly what you need to do in the test. Right? So brain still my ideas and write them notes, and you can use a mind map. But maybe you don't have time, so just write a list just right. The keywords and think of possible cavalry that you can use and keep a journal with recovery. Okay, thinkers, Fraser verbs and different Mexico expressions. And record yourself speaking about a topic for two minutes. Right? We talked to bed that Do that and listen to yourself and pay attention to areas for improvement. Okay, Trying to find a teacher that will help you to that will really help you. And Okay, so number part three as a discussion. Right? So the Examiner will kind of stop you and you get into further detail about this topic. Right? So the focus is to discuss abstract ideas linked to the previous topic. Is your ability to communicate information justify and express your opinions, right? They want to know your opinions and okay, and get further deeper into the topic. Okay, let's consider First of all, peoples, values have changed. Okay, What kind of things give status to people in your country so right, they give you and more questions and you go deeper into this topic Have things changed since your parents time? So, you know, practice thinking of ideas and what you can talk about it for this type of question. Right on. Finally, let's talk about the role of advertising. And do you think advertising influences what people buy? Okay, so they tried to, you know, kind of link on, go deeper into a conversation. Okay, Exam preparation. So don't panic. As for repetition, if you don't understand and can you repeat the question, please? Can you repeat the question, please? And don't try to answer quickly, Okay? Just take a time. Try to think of your answer and answer all the questions fully. Tried to be fluent on natural. Avoid repetition. Don't keep saying the same words or try to use the words that they give you in the card on . You know, trying. Teoh, use your own words. That's really what they like to see. Okay. Is that you can use the language in your own way. You cinemas okay? Different ways on paraphrase. Okay. And kind of This means that you repeat and what the examiner says in your own way, in your own words. Okay. So that kind of really shows that you understand the question, and this is really good in life in general, right? If you can paraphrase what other people say, then they know that you understand what you're talking, what they were talking about, okay? And use different tenses. Okay, pay attention to the question. How long have you lived in this apartment? You need to answer in the present. Perfect. I have lived in this apartment for 10 years. Okay, Have things changed since your parents time change is a good example of when to use present . Perfect. Right? Because something starts in the past and continues in the future until the future to the present. Sorry. Okay. I think in my opinion, from my experience, things have changed a lost since my parents were young. Okay, The technology has changed everything right? We know, use social media to talk to our friends. Things like that. Okay. Or things haven't changed much because on give reasons, give examples, for instance, such as another good example would be something like that. So you can use all of these things state, different points of view. Okay, So I learned how to use thes. However, although despite and use Link er's OK, that's an interesting point. And that's a difficult question, because on something like that, let me think. It's hard to say on practice speaking. OK, that's the most important thing is that you're practicing your pronunciation gated. You're actually opening your mouth and practicing. Okay. And these are the things that they are looking for, a fluency and coherence. So you need to link ideas on the language together to form coherent, connected speech gray so that there is some logical sentence. And you know that you're kind of clear that people can understand what you're saying, OK? And your grammatical range okay, can use and these verb tenses thes different clauses on different sentence structures. Your pronunciation. Okay, and is it difficult to understand you? Okay on your vocabulary, this just means and the different for words that you use, okay. And if they're the appropriate words, if they're the right words in this situation. Okay, so this is the end of the speaking, and I helps if you need any help, or if you need to find a teacher or a friend online. Just send me a message and I can try and help you 11. Writing Part 1: Let's have a look. Now at the general training, writing part of the exam. So the tasks You have two tasks and each task is assessed independently. Okay, So it doesn't matter if you do a very bad number. Part one on then. Number two is very good or something like that. So they will test you independently of the other one. Task one is 150 words. So usually you have to respond to a situation about a common everyday a problem, our situation. So it could be write a letter to your bus on something like that. Okay. And the focus is on the ability to follow English letter writing conventions. Okay, You usually have a problem, right? And you need to and talk about what you want, what you need or something like that. Task two is 250 words on this is twice as valuable as number as part one. Okay, so it's, um you know, you really have to do a good part in part for this one. Respond to a point of view, arguments or problem on essay about general interests. Okay. In this case, you have to give your response your opinion and to the statements that they can give you. Okay, So the ability to follow English discursive writing conventions. Okay, so paragraphs are obviously very important in this one on the test is 60 minutes long. Okay, so it's a good idea, Teoh, and spend 20 minutes on the first task. Okay, on 40 minutes on the second task. Okay, So keep an eye on the time when you're writing and also the amount of words, right? It says right. At least 150 words. You need to do this a minimum of 150. But don't try to write lots and lots and lots after 20 minutes. Move on to part two. Okay, let's look at this example. You live in a college in a room in in college, which you share with another student. However, there are many problems with this arrangement and you find very difficult to work. Write a letter to the combination officer at the college in the letter, described the situation explain your problems and why it is difficult to work and say what kind of accommodation you would prefer. Okay, so these three things are very important right. You need to have these three things in your in your text, right? So you can even planet. Okay, paragraph one. Describe situation paragraphs to explain your problems on the consequences. Okay. And paragraph three, what you would like to happen? Okay, Problems is the most important thing. You need to invent the problems. Okay, Andi units, think about his is a formal letter or is this a letter to a friend? You know, it doesn't need to be very formal, but semiformal and then they have the instructions. Here, begin your letter as follows. Dear sir or madam. So let's plan a little bit. It's always great to plan first, so the first part rough can be described. The situation introduction to the problem is that the roommates that room, the doorman tree, what is the problem? Okay. And then after that, you explain your problems on why it is difficult to work. Okay, here are some examples of at room. Maybe the room is cold, is too dark, it's dirty. It's humans. There is a leak. Internet connection is poor with French, ours but broken changers or the beds. And or there's parties. It's loud. Something like that. Or maybe you could talk about the building. It's not cleaned regularly. There's too many students. Okay, the canteen is bad, the food is. But maybe that's not his relevance. OK, keep it simple, so the consequences could be and difficulty concentrating, studying quarrels among students. Okay, view if you're fighting, if the students are fighting and you don't get along well and you feel frustrated, okay. And then the third paragraph, right? And say what type of a combination you would prefer describe the room you would prefer. So I would prefer to have my own room or something like that with the desk so that I can study on something like that. Okay. And use appropriate vocabulary on the register is just the type of language that you need to use. Is it very formal? So this is kind of Sammy formal, formal, arise. Not like writing to a friend. Maybe another question could be. And you're having problems with a friend. Andi, you need to invent these problems on and then it's, you know, less formal 12. Writing Part 2: Okay, so we look a task to now. Test to is you have 40 minutes okay to spend on this task. Okay, So it's very good idea to plan this. This your answer. Okay. And this is more giving your opinion, right? And more like an essay style. So right. At least 250 words. Okay, so you need to write a bit more for this one. Okay. And here's the question right about the following topic in Britain, when someone gets old, they often go to live in a home with other old people where their nurses to look after them . Sometimes the government has to pay for this care. Who do you think should pay for this Care the government or the family give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience. Okay. So first you need to kind of take and take your side in this argument. What are the size the government pays for the family pays. Okay. So you need to decide that and then give reasons they could be the different paragraphs and include relevant examples in each. So you could say that the government should pay because it is their responsibility. And then you can say I saw some old people and they didn't have enough money or the family didn't have enough money to to pay for the home. So I think it's the government should pay for them or something like that. Okay, so here we have a kind of a plan that you can use eso the context, the topic keywords. Okay, we highlighted any in yellow in the previous slide instructions. Planning the essay is very important. OK, so organization paragraphs the ideas and so give some time to think of some ideas of what you can say and then try to organize. And there was ideas in in kind of a logical on sequence, right? And then writing linker. So a link. The words together, the connectors. You can study that into practice on at the end. Of course you have to check, right? Check your verb tenses. Check your punctuation. Everybody needs to do this. Okay? Your spelling. And read over your work, right? Read your work again and is a two minute too much repetition of the same word on. Try to use him as much of a much different words, as you know. And because, you know, if you can use different vocabulary, they will. They will like that. And on this website, I asked that or they have lots of samples. Okay. And that you can you can use so encourage you to on go to this website and have a look. Okay? Just try to take your time when you're writing and be correct, right? It is 250 words on. Remember. Get the timing right. Right. You have 20 minutes for the first part on 40 minutes for the second part. Okay, that's the end of the aisles. General training, right?