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IELTS Preparation is for you if you need to achieve a good score in the IELTS test. A good IELTS score is required by employers, universities and colleges, and is a requirement for certain visa applications.. For example, gaining entry to a degree course at university often requires an Academic IELTS score of 6.5.
This very much depends on you, however the average student who studies conscientiously can improve their IELTS Band Score by 0.5 in about 10-12 weeks. Our course gives you the tips and tricks needed to maximise your performance in the IELTS test. We familiarise you with the test and question types so that you are not caught out by the test format, and you can achieve the score you deserve.
The IELTS class has a maximum of 18 students, but usually the class is much smaller than this. This allows a closer interaction between you and your teachers, with more personal attention.
Unfortunately, we don’t have IELTS Preparation in the Evening session at the moment, but please contact us if you are interested as there is a possibility of a class opening soon.
You can take the IELTS test at an IELTS test centre with the confidence that you can achieve the score you need. You can also enter our English for Academic Purposes course if you meet the English entry requirements. Or, you can enrol in a Vocational or Degree course with most of our VET or Higher Education partners.
Your teachers are experienced and qualified with a proven record of teaching international students. Our IELTS teachers are thoroughly familiar with the IELTS test, its format and requirements, so you can take full advantage of their knowledge.We only have native-level English speaking teachers, so you can be sure you are learning correct grammar, pronunciation and usage.

IELTS Preparation(Level 1, Level 2, Level 3) (Intermediate to Advanced) (2 to 30 weeks) will prepare students for the IELTS Test internationally recognised as an entry pathway to universities in Australia, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and several other countries. It is also used for Australian visa applications.

Studying in the IELTS Preparation course at Kingsway Institute will help you reach the score that you need. The IELTS Preparation course will develop your test skills and techniques in reading, writing, listening and speaking and also improve your overall English language communication skills.

Every three weeks there are practise IELTS tests in the four skills.

The IELTS Preparation course has levels for Intermediate to Advanced students.

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Entry requirements: Level 1 -  5.0 IELTS or equivalent or Kingsway General English Intermediate

Entry requirements: Level 2 -  5.5 IELTS or equivalent or  Kingsway General English Upper Intermediate or IELTS Level 1

Entry requirements: Level 3 – 6.0 IELTS  or equivalent or IELTS Level 2

Minimum 2 weeks; Maximum 30 weeks of IELTS Preparation (Morning session only)

Level 1
Level 2
Level 3

IELTS Preparation Morning session 9.00am - 3.00pm, Monday to Thursday

IELTS Preparation Morning session - sample of timetable

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
9:00 - 11:00
Vocabulary in context
Reading practice, Speaking practice
Speaking practice
Writing Task 1
Vocabulary in context
Listening practice
Writing, Grammar
11:00 - 11:15 BREAK TIME
11:15 - 12:45
Listening practice
Reading practice
Speaking practice
Speaking practice
Writing Task 2
12:45-1:30 BREAK TIME
1:30 - 3:00
Speaking Skills
Listening Skills
Writing Skills
Reading Skills

What is the IELTS test?

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is an international standardised test of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers who want to study or work where English is used as the language of communication. The IELTS test assesses all of your English skills — reading, writing, listening and speaking — and is designed to reflect real life use of English — at study, at work, and at play.

Why choose IELTS?

A high IELTS score can open many doors whether you want to study, live or work in Australia. A score of 7 or above would be accepted in just about every area that Australian universities have to offer, from business to science and many others in-between, depending on your goals. In turn, this can help you accelerate your career, while also opening up doors for Australian skills migration.

Other reasons are:

  • IELTS is accepted by over 6,000 institutions worldwide, including universities, colleges and employers in English-speaking countries and beyond. Almost all universities in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK accept IELTS.
  • IELTS is used for immigration to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK.
  • You can be sure that an IELTS score demonstrates your true ability to communicate in English across all four language skills - reading, writing, listening and speaking.
  • IELTS uses Australian, North American and British varieties of English, making it a truly international test.


IELTS test structure: 

All candidates must complete four Modules - Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking - to obtain a band score. The individual scores are then averaged and rounded to produce an Overall Band Score.

All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking Modules, while the Reading and Writing Modules differ depending on whether the candidate is taking the Academic or General Training Versions of the Test.

All candidates take the Listening, Reading and Writing tests all on the same day one after the other, with no breaks in between them. They are always taken in this order. The Speaking test will either be after a break on the same day as the other three tests, or up to seven days before or after that. This will depend on your test centre. For specific information about the format of each section click here.

IELTS band scale: There is no pass or fail in IELTS. Candidates are graded on their performance, using scores from 1 to 9 for each part of the test – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. The results from the four parts then produce an Overall Band Score. Each band corresponds to a level of English competence. All parts of the test and the Overall Band Score can be reported in whole and half bands, eg 6.5, 7.0, 7.5, 8.0.

Band 9 - Expert user: has fully operational command of the language: appropriate, accurate and fluent with complete understanding.

Band 8 - Very good user: has fully operational command of the language with only occasional unsystematic inaccuracies and inappropriacies. Misunderstandings may occur in unfamiliar situations. Handles complex detailed argumentation well.

Band 7 - Good user: has operational command of the language, though with occasional inaccuracies, inappropriacies and misunderstandings in some situations. Generally handles complex language well and understands detailed reasoning.

Band 6 - Competent user: has generally effective command of the language despite some inaccuracies, inappropriacies and misunderstandings. Can use and understand fairly complex language, particularly in familiar situations.

Band 5 - Modest user: has partial command of the language, coping with overall meaning in most situations, though is likely to make many mistakes. Should be able to handle basic communication in own field.

Band 4 - Limited user: basic competence is limited to familiar situations. Has frequent problems in understanding and expression. Is not able to use complex language.

Band 3 - Extremely limited user: conveys and understands the only general meaning in very familiar situations. Frequent breakdowns in communication occur.

Band 2 - Intermittent user: no real communication is possible except for the most basic information using isolated words or short formulae in familiar situations and to meet immediate needs. Has great difficulty understanding spoken and written English.

Band 1 - Non-user: essentially has no ability to use the language beyond possibly a few isolated words.

Band 0 - Did not attempt the test: No assessable information provided.

   IELTS 1    Intermediate* 

•Speaking:  Usually able to speak on familiar topics in short question and answer form, one topic in the form of a two-minute speech, before developing the same topic in the form of a discussion. Has enough vocabulary to make meaning clear. Can usually be understood throughout, though occasional mispronunciations or inappropriacy occur.

Listening: Satisfactory performance in identifying and listening for keywords, specific  information, main points (gist) in the context of semi-formal and clearly structured academic listening tasks; can identify the key participants and their relationships, the location and purpose of the interaction in a conversation; can predict and interpret some information from a given context.

•Reading: Satisfactory performance in skimming and scanning texts for specific information; can identify main and supporting ideas in clearly signalled texts; can separate essential from non-essential information based on what questions are asking; can distinguish between some opinions and facts; can complete different question task types.

Writing: Can write a satisfactory description (150 words in 20 minutes) of information presented in diagrammatic form, highlighting trends and comparing and contrasting  to a limited extent, a satisfactory formal and informal letter (150 words in 20 minutes), a satisfactory formal essay (250 words in 40 minutes), expressing an opinion.  Can write using structured paragraphs and with a satisfactory range of vocabulary for the task and a limited range og complex grammatical structures.



•Speaking: Willing to speak at length on familiar topics in short question and answer form, one topic in the form of a two-minute speech, before developing the same topic in the form of a discussion. Can speak with a good level of fluency on a range of topics using a wide range of vocabulary and a high level of grammatical accuracy to make meaning clear and can generally paraphrase effectively. Can generally be understood throughout.

•Listening:  Very good performance in successfully identifying and listening for keywords, specific information, main points (gist) in the context of semi-formal and academic listening tasks; can identify signpost words and other staging devices in a monologue or lecture; can predict and interpret information from a given context; can complete a variety of question task types.

•Reading: Very good performance in skimming and scanning texts for specific information; can summarize texts identifying main and supporting ideas; can interpret a range of text types containing a wider range of vocabulary; can distinguish between argument and fact. Can read three texts of 700 to 900 words in 60 minutes.

Writing: Can write a good description (at least 150 words in 20 minutes) of information presented in diagrammatic form, highlighting trends and comparing and contrasting where necessary; can write a generally clear formal and informal letter (at least 150 words in 20 minutes); can write a formal essay (at least 250 words in 40 minutes) - expressing a generally relevant opinion supported by personal experience, knowledge and evidence. Can write with a good level of grammatical accuracy, a good range of vocabulary and a good level of coherency using a range of cohesive devices.



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