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IELTS Preparation Course

Our IELTS Exam Preparation course runs from 9.15 - 12.45 and starts every Monday. This popular Academic English course is ideal for students who wish to enter a British University for either undergraduate or postgraduate degree courses. It is also a very popular course with students who need a proven level of English for work and career purposes.

What can I expect from the course?

  • The course ensures you are fully prepared for the IELTS test with all aspects of the test covered in the classroom. Extra attention is given to the writing test which is commonly a weaker area for most students.
  • There are weekly test sessions so teachers can monitor your progress and provide individual advice on areas to work on.
  • The IELTS preparation course, with its small group size, allows you plenty of individual attention and advice on areas needing a special focus
  • You receive interesting and engaging lessons from well-qualified experienced teachers ensuring you make good progress and get the IELTS result you want.
  • You can take the IELTS exam in London. This can be arranged for you by the academic management team ( current approximate cost £170)

Over the years, our native-speaker teachers at SGI - St George's International English school in London, have guided thousands of learners through the IELTS course to achieve the grade in the test they require.

An important factor in this success rate is the SGI ‘Weekly Test’.
Every Thursday morning, every student sits a complete IELTS mock exam. This includes reading, listening, writing and speaking sections. This adapts everyone on the course to the demands of the test, so that when it comes to the real thing, no-one is shocked by any nasty surprises. Being familiar with the question types that you will face is a key element to exam success and avoiding being nervous and having  ‘butterflies in the stomach’ when finally the big day of your IELTS test arrives.

The weekly exercise also helps everyone to understand their individual strengths and weaknesses. It is also an objective assessment of English progress, which is crucial as you work through all the language skills. All our IELTS courses in London have small group sizes, allowing the teachers to really get to know all the class members as individuals and therefore provide personal attention to each candidate to help them with their specific language needs.

It has been quite common for students to study on the SGI University Foundation Course for a while to gain relevant language skills. Then later, they move on to the IELTS exam course to focus more heavily on the specific requirements of the exam. However, it is also typical to only join for a few months of study before attempting the test.

The IELTS exam course in London is clearly for people who are motivated and serious about achieving the highest possible IELTS band score in the most effective and professional way.

Book your course now


IELTS exam cost £175

The course is ideal for students who want to study at a British University, as it is the key test used in the UK to assess English language ability, for either undergraduate or postgraduate degree courses.

It is also a very popular course with students who need a proven level of English for work and career purposes.

As well as English language development and preparation vital for the IELTS, the course also focuses on academic skills and learning strategies that will help students at a British University, for example, how to research projects in a library, and giving your opinion in a seminar.

Our University students

Here are some of the British Universities our IELTS students have gone:

  • Oxford University
  • Roehampton University London
  • Kingston University
  • City University
  • The London Metropolitan University
  • Reading University
  • The University of Westminster
  • The University of Nottingham Trent
  • Saint Martins College of Art & Design
  • Middlesex University
  • Birkbeck College (University of London)
  • London College of Fashion
  • University College London
  • University of Manchester


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 Morning Timetable

9:15 - 10:459:15 - 10:459:15 - 10:459:15 - 10:459:15 - 10:45

introductions of new sts
discussion of week ahead

Lead-in to topic
Location is everything

Key Language
The Passive

Focus on…Speaking
Exam Part 3
Urban problems

Focus on…Reading

Identifying the topic
Sentence completion

Key Language
Geographical positions

Focus on…Speaking
Exam Parts 1 and 2
Describing Places

Vocabulary for IELTS

Problems & Solutions
Big City Life

Grammar for IELTS
The noun phrase

Spot the error


No Coursebook

Listening test

Reading Test


Academic Word List
Sublist 1

Meanings of words
Word families


Learner Diary
Review of week


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Lead-in to topic
Haves and have-nots

Key Language
Numerical expressions

Focus on…Writing
Exam Task 1
Interpreting and comparing


Focus on…Listening

Section 3
Labelling a Diagram
Completing a table
Short-answer questions

Focus on…Writing
Exam Task 2
Paragraph structure
Presenting the solution to a

Focus on…Listening

Section 4
Completing notes and a

Key Language
Forming comparatives
and superlatives

Error Hit list


No Coursebook

Writing Test

Speaking Test


Practice test feedback
Exam strategy review

Focus on…Reading
Blended Learning

use of SGI eLearning
authentic news websites

This week revisited


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