Introduction

Preparing for IELTS significantly increases your chance of getting your desired IELTS score. Our IELTS Preparation courses are specially designed to optimise your test potential. 

Within our 40-hour IELTS course portfolio, we would like to present two different course types to best suit your level. 

IELTS coach: For students whose language proficiency is currently Intermediate (B1)

Master IELTS: For students whose language proficiency is currently Upper Intermediate (B2) or Advanced (C1)

Find out more about these course types from the subsequent tabs in this page. 

IELTS Coach

Language improvement | IELTS strategies | Student’s Booklet | Personalised feedback | Skills development

About this course

IELTS Coach is a British Council course aimed to prepare learners taking either the IELTS Academic or General Training test.  IELTS Coach will help you in IELTS strategies such as time management, analysing questions, identifying keywords and issues, and scanning skills. 

Who is this course for?

IELTS Coach is for students looking to improve their exam performance for either the IELTS Academic or General Training test. It is suitable for students whose language proficiency is currently Intermediate (B1). 

What does the course cover?

You will learn how to develop effective test strategies and practise doing sample IELTS tasks. You will also receive personalised feedback throughout the course from one of our qualified instructors on how to boost your IELTS performance.

IELTS Coach course overview for each skill

Listening

  • Full practise with question types for Sections 1 to 4
  • Form completion, sentence completion, summary completion, flowchart completion,
  • Short answer, and multiple-choice questions
  • The language covered includes compound nouns, words with similar sounds, vocabulary for education, and linking expressions
  • Topics include cultural events, education, consumerism and study trips

Reading

  • A range of texts and question types such as flowchart completion, multiple-choice, true/false/not given, heading matching, sentence completion, summary completion, and categorisation
  • Language areas include language for science, numerical terminology, words with similar meaning, and compound words
  • Topics include scientific discovery, population change, public art, and economic resources 

Writing 

  • Full practice for Tasks 1 and 2
  • Sub-skills include writing introductions and overviews, categorising data, following instructions, brainstorming and planning, and structuring paragraphs
  • Topics include public infrastructure, industry, advertising, international relations, and the world of work 

Speaking

  • Full practice for parts 1 to 3
  • Giving extended and more detailed answers
  • Identifying question types and increasing grammatical knowledge
  • Improving pronunciation and avoiding breakdowns in speech
  • Topics include study and work, the media, education, social media, and the environment

Master IELTS

Language mastery | IELTS strategies | Exam performance techniques | Personalised feedback | Honing your skills

About this course

Master IELTS is a British Council course aimed to prepare learners taking either the IELTS Academic or General Training test. Our experienced IELTS teachers will help you to master the language to perform well in the test, such as increasing your fluency, sharpening your writing skills, analysing challenging reading texts and responding to the test’s question types.

Who is this course for?

Master IELTS is for students looking to hone their exam performance for either the IELTS Academic or General Training test. It is suitable for students whose language proficiency is currently Upper Intermediate (B2) or Advanced (C1).

What does the course cover?

Master IELTS offers comprehensive and detailed preparation for the IELTS test. By exploring the different types of questions, and by looking in detail at each task type, the course builds up your mastery and confidence in speaking, writing, listening and speaking. 

Master IELTS course overview for each skill

Listening

  • Complete summary of listening strategies and approaches
  • In-depth skills practice of the different task types - form filling, note completion, flowchart completion, table completion, labelling a diagram, map and plan in Section 1
  • Dealing with short-answer questions, multiple-choice, classification and matching questions in Sections 2, 3 and 4
  • Following signposting words and understanding stress and intonation

Reading

  • Skimming for specific detail, scanning for general understanding, dealing with unfamiliar words, following referencing, paraphrasing the main ideas, recognising text types, writer’s views, claims and opinions. 
  • Skills practice in reading test for academic training –finding information in paragraphs, choosing headings in paragraphs, completing a flowchart, diagram and table, note and sentence completion, matching sentence endings, multiple-choice and True, False & Not Given 
  • Skills practice in reading test for general training – dealing with mixed task types, matching, summary completion, providing short answer questions and Yes/No/Not Given

Writing

  • Analysing Band 9 model answers for writing tasks 1 and 2 for general and academic training
  • Skills practice in writing task 1 for academic training – selecting, describing and grouping major trends and summarising information in tables, line graphs, diagrams, and highlighting and describing main stages in a process 
  • Skills practice writing task 1 in the general training – setting out the purpose of the letter and organising and explaining the main points using an appropriate tone, expressions and vocabulary to fulfil the task 
  • Analysing the different types of tasks in writing task 2 – understanding the topic, presenting and organising your ideas, making the main argument clear, using linking words and expressions, building complex sentences, writing concessions and refuting arguments

Speaking

  • Introduction to assessment criteria for the speaking test 
  • Complete summary of speaking strategies and approaches
  • Expanding your answers for speaking part 1
  • Using vocabulary to link and expand ideas
  • Brainstorming and using your notes to prepare your talk for speaking part 2
  • Using rhythm and intonation to help improve fluency and flow
  • Exploring the theme, making your ideas clear, speculating and offering alternative points of view in speaking part 3

Duration, Fees and Location

Course Duration

  • 40 hours
  • Taught over a span of 8 weeks
  • Repeated 5 times per annum

Course fee

LKR 44,000

  • For IELTS Coach students, the fee would be inclusive of a British Council student's book
  • Master IELTS students will have to purchase the course-book "New Insight into IELTS" in addition to the course fee

Locations

IELTS coach: Available in Colombo and Kandy

Master IELTS: Available only in Colombo