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IELTS Intensive Mini-Group

The IELTS Intensive Mini-Group combines the morning IELTS Preparation classes with an afternoon General English mini-group (13.30-15.00). This is the perfect option to prepare for the IELTS test for anyone that would like extra speaking and listening practice in the afternoon.

What will I do in the IELTS classes?

  • The morning IELTS lessons focus on all sections of the IELTS exam. Special concentration on writing is a priority because this section is normally the weakest skill for the majority of students.
  • The morning group has a limited number of students so you will get excellent personal attention and advice from your IELTS teachers.
  • There is a full IELTS practice test every Thursday (with results the next day) , so that you become comfortable with the type of questions and demands of the test.
  • The afternoon mini-group allows the tutor to focus on improving listening and speaking skills, both important parts of the IELTS test. Through an exciting range of activities, including discussions of issues and topics such as travel, film and culture, you work with other students to ensure you improve your ability to communicate in English. 
  • You receive stimulating and enjoyable lessons from highly-qualified specialist IELTS teachers so that you progress quickly and achieve IELTS success.

Our Intensive IELTS Mini-Group course provides the student with 22.5 hours of study per week.

The small class sizes, in both the morning and afternoon, allow a great deal of close monitoring by teachers, ensuring they make maximum progress and achieve the IELTS score they need. 

Besides working on all aspects of the IELTS test in the morning the afternoon classes are structured to encourage and develop students’ ability to speak and communicate in English, important parts of the IELTS test.

Your course includes

  • Classroom materials and first course book
  • SGI self-study workbook and study skills guide
  • Free social programme activities
  • Free University entrance advice
  • Free Student Support services
  • Placement test and interview
  • Welcome Pack and Welcome meeting
  • Free Access to SGI’s Homework club
  • Certificate of Progress

Key Features

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09:15 - 10:45
11:15 - 12:45
LUNCH13:30 - 15:00


Sample Afternoon Timetable

13:30 - 15:0013:30 - 15:0013:30 - 15:0013:30 - 15:0013:30 - 15:00

Preview of the week ahead
Exam prep activities

listening & note-taking practice
in a lecture & seminar format

extracting relevant information
from a text - advertisement

General devpt activities

academic writing devpt

speaking activity - debate on
agreed topic - sharing opinions

Homework set & discussed

Review + Preview of day
General devpt activities

initiating of research project -
using school/local library

pronuciation focus - stress &

Exam prep activities

collating information in the
form of a formal essay

listening & note-taking practice

Homework set & discussed

Review + Preview of day
Exam prep activities

expressing opinions in a
seminar setting

extracting relevant information
from a text - official document

General devpt activities

listening activity - varieties of
Spoken English

writing -summarising activity
based on previous listening
Homework set & discussed

Review + Preview of day
General devpt activities

reading authentic texts - The
British way of life

word-processing skills devpt
in the computer centre

Exam prep activities

speaking activity - development
of an argument

listening & note-taking practice

Homework set & discussed


Review + Preview of day
Exam prep activities

Presentations based on

Listening comprehension -
dialogue in an educational
General devpt activities

pronuciation focus - connected

cultural differences - discussion

Homework set & discussed


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