IELTS Target 5.0: Preparation for IELTS General Training - Leading to IELTS Academic (2013 edition)
IELTS Target 5.0 is aimed at students wishing to prepare for the IELTS exam while studying at pre-intermediate level. The main focus of preparation is IELTS General Training, as this is more appropriate for this level of student. Additional bridging material is incorporated later in the course for those students wishing to continue with IELTS Academic.
IELTS Target 6.5 is aimed at students entering IELTS study at intermediate level. The main focus of preparation is the IELTS Academic examination, therefore this book is ideal for those seeking to gain accreditation for university admissions or for immigration purposes. The combined IELTS Target 6.5 Course Book and Workbook teaches language competencies, rather than focusing solely on exam preparation.
IELTS Target 7.0 addresses the increasing trend of institutions demanding higher language competence from students. This level provides less pre-skills guidance and scaffolding, and more post-skills practice and analysis. It aims to develop core language skills and improve scores through more challenging topics and tasks.
The short course consists of four units, each of five modules – Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking and Exam Practice. The material in each module, which is a slightly higher level than students will encounter in the exam, aims to help extend and refine language skills to an advanced level.
IELTS is well-known by teachers of English around the world through IELTS preparation courses offered at their institution or local language school. The IELTS partners encourage teachers to facilitate English learning with a view to improve students' general English skills, as well as preparing their students to take the test. Globally, teachers have increasingly become interested in IELTS. The Guide for Teachers provides further information about the test and offers detailed descriptions of test scores. In addition, it offers teacher resources to assist in preparing students for IELTS, as well as facilitate teacher professional development opportunities through examining or research.