IELTS Listening: Learn to listen for specific information


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IELTS Listening Tips 

During your IELTS listening test you need to know how to listen for specific information.

These IELTS listening tips will help you understand:

* when to listen for answers
* how to find answers
* how to fill in gaps with the right words
* how to recognize synonyms

IELTS Listening Topics

When you prepare for the IELTS listening section, you need to be comfortable listening to a lot of different topics.

Listen to a range of talks, summaries, and presentations available online including:

* Ted talks – you can listen to most Ted Talks both with and without subtitles: just click on the ‘transcript’ button. We suggest trying to understand the context first and then listening for specific words and phrases the third or fourth time.

Some 5 minute talks include:

Less Stuff, more happiness
Weekday Vegetarian
How the jump rope got its rhythm
Reading the mind is hard to do
Try something new for thirty days
The history of cemeteries
Five ways to listen better
Stress and memory
How playing an instrument benefits your brain

* Podcasts
* News
* Current events

IELTS Study Materials 

Before you start preparing for IELTS, your tenses need to be accurate, and your vocabulary needs to be strong.

These IELTS study materials will help you:

* increase your tense accuracy
* increase your vocabulary
* avoid getting confused by complex structures in the texts

IELTS Preparation Online

ESL Red Deer offers:

IELTS Academic Preparation Online
* IELTS General Preparation Online

Our IELTS Preparation Online tackles the gaps in your language and helps you prepare you for the IELTS test.

You can take just one class, or you take as many classes as you need.

Please contact us to schedule a class or learn more about how we can help you prepare for your IELTS test.

 IELTS Preparation – 20 Hours

The 4 skills IELTS Preparation Course is a twenty hour program spread over five weeks. Classes meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-8 pm to review and practice the techniques and structures that are required to achieve a high score.

This IELTS Preparation Course covers reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

Essay correction and two hours of private speaking classes are included in the price.

Duration:      5 weeks
Cost:             $500
Group Size:  3-5 adults
Includes:       2 hours private speaking practice & essay correction

General English as a Second Language Classes

ESL Red Deer offers general courses in English as a Second Language to help you expand your vocabulary, or improve your language skills before preparing for your test including:

Beginner English
* Intermediate English
* Advanced English

For more information please call 403-350-8709.

ESL Red Deer’s English Classes offer: