About Instructor

About Instructor - Laura Paterson

Laura Paterson is a highly trained and experienced provider of online training for Language Academy from UK. Laura qualified as an English Language teacher at the prestigious British Council,Cairo, Egypt and was immediately recruited to teach both General and Business English to a client base including Vodafone, Pepsi, the National Bank of Egypt and the Egyptian Justice Departments. On return to the UK, she became a specialist examinations teacher at some of the best private language school companies in Europe, devising syllabi, delivering classes and leading in-house teacher training in...

About Instructor

Course Contents & Learning Outcomes

  • Yes/No, Not given
  • Match the Heading
  • Multiple Choice Questions
  • Short Answer Questions
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Time Management
  • Essay writing and graph (A) or letter (G)
  • Grammar
  • Band 9 vocabulary
  • Strong introduction and conclusion
  • Punctuation and Paragraphing
  • Time Management
  • How to answer a wide range of questions from factual to reflective questions
  • How to narrate and describe
  • Summarize and synthesize
  • Analyse, state and support opinions, and advise
  • Practicing oral interviews
  • Right intonation,flow and fluency of speech
  • Multiple Choice and Short Answer questions
  • Matching the Headings
  • Sentences Completion
  • Effective Listening Strategies
  • Answer a variety of Question types
  • Time Management


Listening consists of 4 sections mainly and there are ten questions in each section. Sections 1 and 2 are based on social survival in an English speaking country and sections 3 and 4 are based on a more educational and training orientation. The listening audio tape lasts for about 30 minutes and then you have 10 minutes at the end of the listening to transfer your answers to the answer sheet.



The reading passages are different for both Academic and General training candidates. Remember the format is the same but attempt is different and also the type and level of technical skills is different for both. The test has 40 questions based on a series of 3 passages. The test has to be completed in 60 minutes and no extra time will be given.



The writing section in IELTS is also different in case of Academic and General Training examinees.



IELTS Speaking is a one-to-one interaction between the candidate and the examiner. The three parts give the candidate the opportunity to use a range of different speaking skills. IELTS Speaking is recorded. Speaking test varies from 11-14 minutes. Assessment of candidates takes place through their performance in the test.

Scoring System

  1. Expert user

    The test taker has fully operational command of the language. Their use of English is appropriate, accurate and fluent, and shows complete understanding.

  2. Very good user

    The test taker has fully operational command of the language with only occasional unsystematic inaccuracies and inappropriate usage. They may misunderstand some things in unfamiliar situations. They handle complex and detailed argumentation well.

  3. Good user

    The test taker has operational command of the language, though with occasional inaccuracies, inappropriate usage and misunderstandings in some situations. They generally handle complex language well and understand detailed reasoning.

  4. Competent user

    The test taker has an effective command of the language despite some inaccuracies, inappropriate usage and misunderstandings. They can use and understand fairly complex language, particularly in familiar situations.

  5. Modest user

    The test taker has a partial command of the language and copes with overall meaning in most situations, although they are likely to make many mistakes. They should be able to handle basic communication in their own field.

  6. Limited user

    The test taker's basic competence is limited to familiar situations. They frequently show problems in understanding and expression. They are not able to use complex language.

  7. Extremely limited user

    The test taker conveys and understands only general meaning in very familiar situations. There are frequent breakdowns in communication.

  8. Intermittent user

    The test taker has great difficulty understanding spoken and written English.

  9. Non-user

    The test taker has no ability to use the language except a few isolated words.

  10. Did not attempt the test

    The test taker did not answer the questions.