Prepare for the Academic IELTS test with an accredited IELTS test centre 


An intensive one-week course to boost exam techniques before taking the IELTS exam. Learn the language and skills to move you up the IELTS scale, suitable for all learners, intermediate and above. 

You will develop techniques and strategies designed to pass the IELTS test to the best of your ability. This intensive one-week course will look methodically at each part of the IELTS test: listening, reading, speaking and writing. Regular start dates offered.  


Booking your IELTS exam 

We are an accredited exam centre, so we will book your exam for you, and you can sit it at the school. Many of our teachers have extensive assessment experience so they know how to teach for the best results.  

You can book your IELTS test online or use our in-school service to book your test. The IELTS test fee is not included in the preparation course fees.  


Hours per week  

Lessons: 25 per week 

Lesson time: 22 hours 55 minutes per week 

Bank holidays 

There will be no lessons taking place on UK Bank Holidays when the school will be closed. Fees are not pro rata for weeks where bank holidays take place. 



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The focus is on developing techniques and strategies to help you achieve your required band score at the IELTS exam.

Over the course of the week you will:

  • Look methodically at each part of the IELTS test: listening, reading, speaking and writing
  • Access past papers and other learning materials
  • Gain advice on what examiners look for in each section of the exam
  • Complete a full mock (practice) exam under exam conditions
  • Receive individual feedback from the trainers on your weaknesses and how to improve them.

You will be placed in a class with people of a similar language level as you.

This is a course for B1+ students who want to focus solely on relevant skills to help them prepare for their IELTS examination. 

By the end of this course you will… 

  • Better understand the IELTS Academic exam
  • Work towards improving your IELTS score 
  • Feel more confident when you take the exam
  • Use strategies and techniques to help improve your IELTS score in all four skills – listening, reading, writing, speaking
  • You’ll receive certificate of participation from IH London at the end of the course

What can I do next?

  • Book and take your IELTS exam at IH London. We are an accredited test centre. Face-to-face and computer-based IELTS exam options.
  • Use your new English skills for study, work and travel
  • Apply to higher education
  • Get that promotion or start a new career

Choose to combine this course with

Take the IELTS Academic Preparation before this course to increase your language level.

  • 25 group lessons with your teacher and classmates
  • A wide range of motivating materials, including digital resources and coursebooks
  • Access to our online learning platform and a range of self-study materials 
  • Regular targeted support from your teacher to help you achieve your learning goals 
  • Opportunities to attend additional free English lessons with trainees
  • Social activity programme  – see our weekly calendar for more details and prices
  • Access to the library and computers
  • Exam fees are not included in the course price
  • Exam Paper Practice

*By the end of the course, you will be better able to… 

Spoken Interaction  

  • Express opinions and develop arguments to hold a long conversation or discussion  
  • Communicate more confidently in discussions, debates and conversations  
  • Take part in group discussions as well as long turns  
  • Respond to questions using a appropriate language register 


Spoken Production  

  • Use a range of formal and informal phrases and expressions   
  • Organise ideas and quickly be able to express ideas on different topics that may occur in the exam 
  • Use strategies to negotiate the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary   
  • Use more complex grammar to express ideas and negotiate outcomes  
  • Use spoken discourse to logically present your ideas 
  • Evaluate and self-correct your speaking 



  • Listen and understand the main points of academic talks and lectures  
  • Use a range of techniques follow a long text and identify key information  
  • Use decoding skills to predict the meaning of unknown vocabulary 
  • Follow the main points when there are multiple speakers 



  • Write paragraphs using topic sentences and discourse markers  
  • Structure an essay so there is cohesion   
  • Write clear paragraphs with sufficient supporting evidence   
  • Analyse data to write summaries   
  • Write more accurate sentences or paragraphs with awareness of how to connect the ideas  



  • Read academic texts for main details  
  • Read for detailed information in texts to answer exam style questions  
  • Make predictions about text content from headings, titles or headlines.  
  • Predict the meaning of unknown vocabulary 
  • Use a range of techniques follow a long text and identify key information 


 Life Skills   

  • Set learning goals and plan your personal progress  
  • Use critical thinking skills 
  • Apply study skills and strategies outside the classroom and after your course ends 

*Some course outcomes may vary depending on your starting level of English and personal learning goals. 

  1. Course selection
  2. Personal details
  3. Transfer
  4. Accommodation
  5. Insurance
  6. Confirm & pay

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