IELTS Exam Preparation

The IELTS Exam Preparation Course is ideal for students who:

  • want to study at an English speaking University
  • want to study for an internationally recognised exam in English

Hours per week



Intermediate – Advanced


Start dates

Every Monday*


Class size

9 people maximum 


Minimum Age



More about this course

About IELTS Exam Preparation

Lesson 19.00 – 10.00Functional  English
Lesson 2 & 310.15 – 12.30General English
Lunch time12.30 – 13.30 
Lesson 4 & 513.30 – 15.45IELTS Exam Preparation


Functional English 

Our Functional English lessons focus on practical skills you will use in everyday situations in an English-speaking environment. How do you ask for help in a shop or order politely in a restaurant? How do you express agreement or disagreement in a meeting or discussion? How do you make your point when writing?

General English

For the second 2 hours we work with a course book to enable you to improve the 4 main skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing as well as grammar and vocabulary.


Academic English

Our Academic English lesson focuses on study skills, such as reading, writing, listening, and speaking in an academic environment. This benefits you if you want to study at an English speaking university, for example, it: 

  • Features thought-provoking topics relevant to students in higher education
  • Develops skills required for academic study, including note-taking, essay-writing, and giving presentations
  • Includes strategies for undertaking research and dealing with unfamiliar vocabulary
  • Provides tips for self-study

IELTS Exam Preparation

In the afternoon, classes will be focussed on the IELTS exam and the skills and strategies you will need to gain a better score. Classes include regular practice tests with individual feedback and advice on how you can improve. We can also offer individual advice for students about your options after the exam.


We generally offer you two activities a week, including one free and one paid activity. They start at 4 pm, and you are welcome to join any time.


Free activities could include:

  • Board games
  • CIE Cinema
  • Afternoon Tea at CIE
  • Football
  • Museums
  • And many more


Paid activities could include:

  • Punting
  • Escape room
  • Harry Potter Tour
  • Crazy golf
  • Ice skating
  • And many more

Taking the IELTS Exam

We are happy to help students book the IELTS exam at a test centre nearby. This normally needs to be done 1 month before the exam and costs, on average, £200 for the test. Please note in the summer the exam gets booked up quickly. To see the dates of the exam please go to the IELTS website.

*Courses start every Monday on availability, except on Bank Holidays. Check our opening times for more detailed information.

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Benefits of IELTS Exam Preparation


  • Quick progress in short time
  • Plenty of practice tests outside lessons provided
  • Guidance throughout by your teacher
  • Individual feedback as often as you need
  • Help with application forms
  • Small class size
  • All course material provided
  • End of course certificate

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