IELTS 6.5 is a four-skill integration of listening, reading, writing and speaking designed to help learners of English who plan to take the IELTS exam to demonstrate that they have the required ability to communicate effectively in English, either at work or at university locally and internationally. It is ideal for learners who are aiming for band score 6.5 or higher on the IELTS test.
Develop the students’ English Reading proficiency to reach IELTS 6.5.
At the end of the course, the students will be able to get:
1. Knowledge– Identify main ideas, specific information, topics and attitude/opinions of speakers in a dialogue or monologue.- Demonstrate the ability to take dictation of language which is level-specific.- Recognize signpost phrases to follow the speaker’s sequence of ideas- Identify the speaker’s purpose from the introduction to a lecture- Take notes and respond to questions about the topic, main ideas, details and opinions or arguments from an extended listening text (e.g. lecture, news broadcast)- Distinguish facts from opinions and main ideas from supporting details- Recognize and practice consonant/vowel sounds, sound patterns, stressed and unstressed syllables specified in the academic listening and speaking course books.- Identify the speaker’s mood, tone, etc.- Identify most TV news and current affairs programs such as documentaries, live interviews, talk shows, plays and the majority of films in standard language.
2. Comprehension– Explain the 300 academic words (20 words a week).- Interpret context in conversation.- Select the words or phrases to fill the forms correctly.- Explain the key words.- Classify the gist and key words during listening note-taking.- Summarize short and long listening passages.- Discuss comprehensibly using an adequate range of grammatical structures and vocabulary.- Initiate, maintain and close a conversation of a general nature.- Follow extended speech and complex lines of argument provided the topic is reasonably familiar, and the direction of the talk is clearly stated by the speaker.- Follow the essentials of lectures, talks and reports and other forms of presentation which use complex ideas and language- Interpret texts using background knowledge.- Predict the purpose of a text using topic sentences and introductory paragraphs.
3. Application– Apply the 300 words into academic reading and writing context.- Use contextual clues to make inferences using explicit and implicit information- Transfer specific information from a listening text into a table/diagram- Write the correct answer into filling the listening question types.- Report information, events and activities.- Demonstrate a presentation, an interview and a group discussion.- Use appropriate language functions in formal and informal contexts.- Paraphrase information from a spoken text.- Classify consonant/vowel sounds, sound patterns, stressed and unstressed syllables specified in the academic listening and speaking course books.
4. Analysis– Connect the 300 words into reading and writing.- Distinguish key words, phrases, sentences and texts in the academic listening and speaking context.- Compare information, events and activities.- Debate in the academic speaking context.- Distinguish between intonation in questions and statements- Distinguish between short and long vowels specified in the syllables.- Distinguish between main ideas and supporting details.- Analyze relationships within and between sentences to understand different text structures- Distinguish between facts and opinions.
5. Synthesis– Construct the 300 words into academic writing.- Collect and construct report of information, events and activities through academic listening and speaking context.- Develop report of information, events and activities through academic listening and speaking context.- Develop reading fluency and speed by regularly reading extensively outside the classroom.- Create notes from a text.- Write to communicate information for a variety of purposes.- Read and write various kinds of words, phrases, sentences, paragraphs and essays, including comparison-contrast, persuasive, critical review, reflective, interpretive, and research based essays.- Write all parts of the task with relevant, extended and well supported ideas.
6. Evaluation– Choose the 300 words to write a report and an essay.- Evaluate report of information, events and activities through academic listening and speaking context.- Assess information, events and activities.- Argue from non-academic to various academic context.- Evaluate the information, solve problems, and make inferences and decisions accurately.- Summarize short and long texts.- Assess their own writing and other writing.
Duration of the course: 45 hours
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