• Reading
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Writing
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
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For students taking IELTS with a target score of 5.5 or above. This course delivers clear and objective improvements in Academic IELTS Listening and Reading scores through improved test awareness, practical test-taking strategies, and reading/listening skills.

Course content

Academic English skills and IELTS test strategies

  • 30 one-hour lessons: 15 listening and 15 reading.
  • Immediate feedback on performance.
  • Tips and animated tutorials in every lesson, helping learners understand the exam format and improve their test taking strategies.
  • Exposure to realistic academic IELTS listening and reading texts.
  • Built-in review of test-taking strategies to maximise practice and improve confidence.
  • Each lesson follows an easy-to-understand four-part format covering a task focus (a particular IELTS question type), a language focus (for example, suffixes, or language for talking about statistics), a skills focus (for example, scanning for gist), and finally a short test to check understanding and provide immediate feedback.
  • Seamless integration across devices: computers, mobile phones, and tablets.
  • On mobile devices, download lessons for offline study.

Study flow

  1. Focus shows you the first three lessons you need to study. Click to start your first lesson.
  2. You can also select lessons by topic and type (reading, listening) from the All Activities tab.
  3. Review any lesson whenever you like and as many times as you like.
  4. Repeat until you've passed enough lessons to pass your course
  5. Print your course completion certificate.

Requirements to pass the course

Recommended: Pass all lessons (60% or more in each lesson test)

Target audience

  • Individuals at B2 level (TOEIC®* 785-945) who need to achieve an IELTS test score of 5.5 or more in the Listening and Reading parts of the Academic IELTS test.
  • Students with the goal of studying abroad.

Study period

Recommended: six months

System requirements

See here for the current system requirements for Reallyenglish courses.

Lesson list

Listening (15 lessons)

  • Archaeology today
  • Business and product solutions
  • Different sides of sport
  • Finding accommodation
  • Health and fitness
  • Music for all
  • Oral history
  • Personality and psychology
  • Places of learning
  • Solving social problems
  • Taking a trip away
  • The Listening test
  • The march of technology
  • Wild and domesticated animals
  • Your working life

Reading (15 lessons)

  • A fairer society
  • Farming
  • Microbes
  • Nature and scientific research
  • Out of the ordinary
  • Pioneers and heroes
  • Plant survival
  • Study skills
  • Success and failure in business
  • Technology: past and present
  • The city
  • The importance of sand
  • The Reading test
  • The Silk Roads
  • True lies
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