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Section 1: Who is Super Intensive IELTS for?

  • This course is aimed at students who want to concentrate 100% on IELTS exam preparation.
  • It will prepare you thoroughly for taking the exam in as short a time as possible.

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Key Facts

Start dates:

  • 3 week course: 28 June, 19 July 2021
  • 2 week course: 9 August 2021

Available in

  • Oxford

Minimum entry level:

  • Intermediate (Kings Level 5/IELTS 5.5)

Age:

  • 16+

Duration:

  • 2 or 3 weeks 

Class size:

  • Maximum 14

Lessons per week:

  • 32 lessons per week (24 hours) IELTS exam preparation, skills, and practice sessions

Included in the price:

  • 32 lessons per week (24 hours)
  • Welcome Information Pack
  • Course materials
  • Weekly progress tests and regular homework 
  • Use of Computer Learning Centre
  • Access to Classmate, the Kings online learning platform
  • Free Wi-fi at school
  • Full access to Kings social programme, with at least two free activities per week
  • Full access to join Kings’ school clubs and societies
  • Optional weekly lecture programme
  • End-of-course certificate (90% or higher attendance required)
  • Please note: IELTS exam fee is not included in the course price and should be booked separately. 
"I decided to take the IELTS exam because it is one of the requisites that you need to apply to many universities or companies. I have been lucky because my classmates and my teacher are always ready to help you with a smile on their face. "

Section 2: Course structure and content

All lessons will be taught by specialist teachers with extensive experience of preparing students for the IELTS exam.

Week 1: Reading and writing focus

  • Students will learn about the format and requirements for the IELTS Reading and Writing papers, including strategies for reading successfully and writing high-quality essays.
  • In the afternoons, they will do practice tests, in addition to reading and writing homework every day.

Week 2: Language work

  • Students will do further practice of listening, reading and writing skills, with more focus on vocabulary and grammar input.
  • In the afternoons, they will do practice tests, in addition to reading, writing and vocabulary homework every day.

Week 3: Speaking and listening focus

  • On the Monday of their final week, students will do a full practice test under exam conditions.
  • From Tuesday to Friday they will learn about the format and requirements for the IELTS Speaking and Listening papers, and strategies for maximising their score in these skills.
  • There will also be one session on reading or writing each day.
  • In the afternoons (and in the mornings if they are on a two-week course), they will do practice tests, in addition to either reading or writing homework every day.

Note: the Super Intensive IELTS course is intended for the Academic Module only. If you would like information about preparing for the General Training Module, please contact us.

Section 3: About the IELTS exam

  • IELTS is the ‘International English Language Testing System’ which tests English proficiency across the globe.
  • It is one of the world’s most popular English-language tests for study, work and migration, conducting 2 million tests in the past year.

The IELTS exam is available in two test formats: Academic or General Training. All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking tests but different Reading and Writing tests.

  • Academic test is for those who want to study at a tertiary level in an English-speaking country.
  • General Training test is for those who want to do work experience or training programs, secondary school or migrate to an English-speaking country.

IELTS Testing Centre

  • Kings Oxford has been the Official Test Centre for the Oxford region since 1996, and today is one of the busiest IELTS Test Centres in the UK.
  • We currently test over 3,500 candidates per year — a number that continues to grow.
  • With Kings, your IELTS preparation will be thorough, relevant, and expert, which will ultimately give you the best chance of success.

Test Report Forms

  • We will issue your Test Report Form (TRF) ten working days after the date of your test.
  • If you need to prove your test result (for example to a university or employer), we can send a duplicate of your TRF directly to them.

Further information

Full details about IELTS testing at Kings Oxford are available on our website. Here, you can apply for your test online and view your results:

Kings IELTS Test Centre factsheet

Sample Timetable

Week 1

Mon Tues Weds Thurs Fri

09:15 – 10:45
(Lessons 1 & 2)

Writing Task 2, Session 1
Question types, introductions, brainstorming

Writing Task 2, Session 1
Paragraph structure, marking sample answers


Writing Task 2, Session 2
Paragraph structure, marking sample answers

Writing Task 2, Session 4
Problems and solutions, grammar, linking words

Writing Task 2, Session 5
Problems and solutions, planning

10:45 – 11:15 Break Break Break Break Break

11:15 – 12:45
(Lessons 3 & 4)

Reading, Session 1
Getting an overview, headings, matching

Reading, Session 2
Skimming and scanning, locating information

Reading, Session 3
Dealing with unknown vocabulary, T/F/NG, summaries.

Reading, Session 4
Understanding arguments, identifying views.

Introduction to Listening and Speaking

12:45 – 13:45 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
13:45 – 15:15
(Lessons 5 & 6)

Writing Task 1, Session 1
Overview of input types, writing introductions

Writing Task 1, Session 2
Overview of input types, writing introductions

Writing Task 1, Session 3
Describing line graphs


Writing Task 1, Session 4
Processes, using the passive

Speaking Session 1

15:30 – 17:00
(Lessons 7 & 8)

Free time

Test Practice (Writing)

Test Practice (Reading)

Test Practice (Reading)

Free time

Week 2

Mon

Tues

Weds

Thurs

Fri

09:15 – 10:45
(Lessons 1 & 2)

Writing Task 1, Session 5
Line graphs and bar chart review

Writing Task 1, Session 6
Pie charts, talking about proportion


Writing Task 2, Session 6
Cause and effect essays, paragraph structure

Writing Task 2, Session 7
Opinion essays, balanced or strong opinions

Writing Task 2, Session 8
Compare and contrast essays, linking words

10:45 – 11:15

Break

Break

Break

Break

Break

11:15 – 12:45
(Lessons 3 & 4)

Reading and Vocabulary, Session 5
(Education and work) Writing tutorials

Reading and Vocabulary, Session 6
(Technology) Writing tutorials

Reading and Vocabulary, Session 7
(Transport) Writing tutorials

Reading and Vocabulary, Session 8
(Science) Writing tutorials

Reading and Vocabulary, Session 9
Practice test and writing tutorials

12:45 – 13:45

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

13:45 – 15:15

(Lessons 5 & 6)

Listening, Session 2
Sections 3&4, multiple choice, table/flow chart/note completion

Listening, Session 3
Sections 1&2, vocabulary: technology

Listening, Session 4
Section 3, vocabulary: education

Listening, Session 5
Section 4, vocabulary: art

Listening, Session 6
Part 2

15:30 – 17:00

(Lessons 7 & 8)

Free time

Test Practice (Listening)

Test Practice (Listening)

Test Practice (Listening)

Free time

Week 3

Mon

Tues

Weds

Thurs

Fri

08:30 – 09:15
(Lesson 1)

Writing MOCK

08:30 - 09.30

Free time

Free time

Free time

Free time

09:15 – 10:45
(Lessons 2 & 3)

Reading MOCK
09:45 - 10:45

Writing Task 1, Session 7
Natural processes, how machines work

Writing Task 1, Session 8
Describing maps

Reading Session 10

Summarising, global reading

Reading Session 11

Overview of the reading paper

10:45 – 11:15

Break

Break

Break

Break

Break

11:15 – 12:45
(Lessons 4 & 5)

Listening MOCK 11:15 - 12:00
Speaking MOCK x 2

Listening Session 6
Skimming and scanning, locating information

Listening Session 7
Dealing with unknown vocabulary, T/F/NG, summaries

Listening Session 8
Understanding arguments, identifying views

Listening Session 9

12:45 – 13:45

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

13:45 – 15:15

(Lessons 6 & 7)

Speaking MOCK x 5

Speaking, Session 3
Part 3: full test practice

Speaking, Session 4
Parts 2 and 3: language work

Speaking, Session 5
Part 3: full test practice

Free time

15:30 – 17:00

(Lessons 8 & 9)

Free time

Test Practice (Writing)

Test Practice (Reading)

Test Practice (Reading)

Free time

Please note: The 2-week course timetable is more intensive, with more content covered in each lesson. There is more concentration on reading and writing and less focus on speaking and listening. The day starts 45 mins earlier in Week 2 to ensure that students get the test practice they require.

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