IELTS – TOEFL Preparation Course | Session 27

Preparation Course | Session 27

"IELTS"

IELTS

The International English Language Testing System or IELTS /ˈ.ɛlts/, is an international standardized test of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers. It is jointly managed by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment, and was established in 1989. IELTS is one of the major English-language tests in the world, others being the TOEFL, TOEIC and OPI/OPIc.

IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training are designed to cover the full range of ability from non-user to expert user. The Academic version is for test takers who want to study at tertiary level in an English-speaking country or seek professional registration. The General Training version is for test takers who want to work, train, study at a secondary school or migrate to an English-speaking country.

 ” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>IELTSTOEFL: Noun

"toefl"/ˈtəʊ.fļ/ US /ˈtoʊ-/
noun [U]
TRADEMARK ABBREVIATION FOR test of English as a foreign language: an exam of English for speakers of other languages” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>TOEFL Preparation Course | Session 27


? Course Specifications


? Lecture Delivery

  • From 8:30 to 8:45 pm
  • Each session starts with a 5-minute Lecture: Noun

    "Lecture"1. a formal talk on a serious or specialist subject given to a group of people, especially students:
    We went to a lecture on Italian art.
    Who’s giving the lecture this afternoon?

    2. an angry or serious talk given to someone in order to criticize their behavior:
    My dad gave me a lecture on the evils of alcohol last night.” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>lecture

    delivered by one of the students on free topics.
  • The other students should listen to the Lecture: Noun

    "Lecture"1. a formal talk on a serious or specialist subject given to a group of people, especially students:
    We went to a lecture on Italian art.
    Who’s giving the lecture this afternoon?

    2. an angry or serious talk given to someone in order to criticize their behavior:
    My dad gave me a lecture on the evils of alcohol last night.” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>lecture

    and take notes.
  • After the presentation, there will be questions and answers between the lecturer and the other students Both: Predeterminer / Determiner / Pronoun

    "both"/bəʊθ/ US /boʊθ/
    predeterminer, determiner, pronoun
    (referring to) two people or things together:
    Both my parents are teachers.
    They have two grown children, both of whom live abroad.
    She has written two novels, both of which have been made into television series.
    Both Mike and Jim have red hair./Mike and Jim both have red hair.
    I loved them both/I loved both of them.
    The problem with both of these proposals is that they are hopelessly impractical.
    Are both of us invited, or just you?
    Would you like milk or sugar or both?
    Both men and women have complained about the advertisement.
    I felt both happy and sad at the same time.
    I think it’s important to listen to both sides of the argument.
    Improved child-care facilities would benefit both sexes, not just women.
    I failed my driving test because I didn’t keep both hands on the steering wheel.” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>both

    on the content and the form of language used in the presentation, e.g. Possible: Adjective

    "possible"/ˈpɒs.ə.bļ/ US /ˈpɑː.sə-/
    adjective [+ (that)]
    that might or might not happen:
    It’s possible (that) Mira might turn up tonight.
    "Do you think he’ll end up in prison?" "It’s very possible."
    That’s one possible solution to the problem.” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>possible

    grammar mistakes, mispronunciations, etc.
  • The exchange of information between the lecturer and the other students after the presentation is managed by the teacher in a way that the lecturer technically gives an Interview: Noun

    "interview"/ˈɪn.tə.vjuː/ US /-ţɚ-/
    noun [C]
    1. a meeting in which someone asks you questions to see if you are suitable for a job or course:
    a job interview
    I had an interview for a job with a publishing firm.

    2. a meeting in which someone is asked questions about themselves for a newspaper article, television show, etc:
    an exclusive interview with Paul Simon
    In a television interview last night she denied she had any intention of resigning.

    3. a meeting in which the police ask someone questions to see if they have committed a crime

    interview /ˈɪn.tə.vjuː/ US /-ţɚ-/
    verb [T]
    to ask someone questions in an interview:
    We’ve had 200 applicants for the job, but we only plan to interview about 20 of them.
    Who’s the most famous person you’ve ever interviewed on TV?
    Police are interviewing a 43-year-old man in connection with the murder.” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>interview

    to the other students, like the one that occurs in the "IELTS"

    IELTS

    The International English Language Testing System or IELTS /ˈ.ɛlts/, is an international standardized test of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers. It is jointly managed by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment, and was established in 1989. IELTS is one of the major English-language tests in the world, others being the TOEFL, TOEIC and OPI/OPIc.

    IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training are designed to cover the full range of ability from non-user to expert user. The Academic version is for test takers who want to study at tertiary level in an English-speaking country or seek professional registration. The General Training version is for test takers who want to work, train, study at a secondary school or migrate to an English-speaking country.

     ” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>IELTS exam.

  • The lecturer should develop at least 3 questions about his/her presentation and leave them as a comment at the bottom of the page before the class so that the audience could communicate with the presentation better.
  • Click here to listen to your classmates’ lectures in our previous sessions.
  • Click here to know how to give a brilliant presentation.
  • Primary Lecturer:
  • Backup Lecturer:

? Listening Practice

  • From 8:45 to 9:00 pm
  • The audio track is a piece of Lecture: Noun

    "Lecture"1. a formal talk on a serious or specialist subject given to a group of people, especially students:
    We went to a lecture on Italian art.
    Who’s giving the lecture this afternoon?

    2. an angry or serious talk given to someone in order to criticize their behavior:
    My dad gave me a lecture on the evils of alcohol last night.” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>lecture

    , conversation, etc. that lasts for approximately 5 minutes.
  • Click here to gain access to the listening practice content of this session.

? Vocabulary Practice

  • From 9:00 to 9:20 pm
  • In each session, we focus on one unit of the best-selling vocabulary coursebook, 1100 Words You Need to Know.
  • Each student, one by one, reads out one part of the unit, and is assessed and corrected by the other students and the teacher if some mispronunciations occur. Besides, you can enrich your lexical knowledge, e.g. synonyms, antonyms, collocations, idioms, proverbs, expressions, etc.
  • Some reading skills, including scanning, skimming, reading between the lines, making inferences, etc. will be practiced intensively.
  • ? Download this coursebook from our digital library.
  • Click here to access the content of the vocab section for this session.

"IELTS"

IELTS

The International English Language Testing System or IELTS /ˈ.ɛlts/, is an international standardized test of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers. It is jointly managed by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment, and was established in 1989. IELTS is one of the major English-language tests in the world, others being the TOEFL, TOEIC and OPI/OPIc.

IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training are designed to cover the full range of ability from non-user to expert user. The Academic version is for test takers who want to study at tertiary level in an English-speaking country or seek professional registration. The General Training version is for test takers who want to work, train, study at a secondary school or migrate to an English-speaking country.

 ” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>IELTSTOEFL: Noun

"toefl"/ˈtəʊ.fļ/ US /ˈtoʊ-/
noun [U]
TRADEMARK ABBREVIATION FOR test of English as a foreign language: an exam of English for speakers of other languages” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>TOEFL Preparation Course | Session 27


? ? Argue for/against

  • Please click here to access the challenging question for our discussion.

✍️ Writing Practice

  • From 9:40 to 10:00 pm
  • In each session, one student writes an essay or some part of an essay on specified topics and leaves it as a comment in the blue comment form at the bottom of this post before the next class.
  • In the class, the teacher and the other students assess the essays, paragraphs, etc., focusing on grammar problems, choice of words, essay writing skills and techniques, etc.
  • To stay informed of the upcoming comments and replies for the writing section, please activate this feature, which exists in the blue comment form: Notify of New Follow-up Comments and Replies.
  • The deadline for submitting your writing task is 6 hours before the class as we need to evaluate it in advance. If you miss the deadline, your task will NOT be assessed in the class.

? Some Useful Links to Improve Your Writing

"IELTS"

IELTS

The International English Language Testing System or IELTS /ˈ.ɛlts/, is an international standardized test of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers. It is jointly managed by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment, and was established in 1989. IELTS is one of the major English-language tests in the world, others being the TOEFL, TOEIC and OPI/OPIc.

IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training are designed to cover the full range of ability from non-user to expert user. The Academic version is for test takers who want to study at tertiary level in an English-speaking country or seek professional registration. The General Training version is for test takers who want to work, train, study at a secondary school or migrate to an English-speaking country.

 ” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>IELTSTOEFL: Noun

"toefl"/ˈtəʊ.fļ/ US /ˈtoʊ-/
noun [U]
TRADEMARK ABBREVIATION FOR test of English as a foreign language: an exam of English for speakers of other languages” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>TOEFL Preparation Course | Session 27


? Writing Task

? Topic:

Smokers have rights, too. So, they should be allowed to smoke in public places.
To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?

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2 thoughts on “IELTS – TOEFL Preparation Course | Session 27”

  1. I personally believe smoking in public places should be banned completely. It is proved that passive smoking is worse than smoking and it is not fair that one person harms public health. Also, smoking is a leading cause of many illnesses such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and so on. Moreover, the prohibition of smoking in public places could decrease the consumption of smoking, on average. A university professor would smoke lower if he/she was confronted with limitations to smoking in the university. Another point which merits consideration is that when a person smokes in public places, a lack of respect would be felt by others and this behavior is injurious to the society.

    • Line 2: leading is not a proper adjective for cause. Generally, it has a positive interpretation (best, most important). I suppose you could use: underlying, major, chief, etc. for ’cause’.
      Line 4: consumption of smoking ➡ tobacco / cigarette consumption
      Line 4: would smoke lower ➡ would smoke less frequently

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