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Skype English lessons for IELTS

Passing exams is a fact of life if you want to progress in your studies or improve your career prospects.

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Learning English is no exception and selecting a suitable exam to help you achieve your future goals is very important. Choosing Skype English lessons for IELTS will certainly set you on the right path!

What is IELTS?

IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System. It was first established in 1989 and is now managed jointly by the University of Cambridge, the British Council and IDP Education. IELTS is widely recognised as an effective and standardised method of testing English language proficiency. An increasingly popular way of preparing for this exam is by taking Skype English lessons for IELTS.

Who needs IELTS?

Quite simply, anyone who wants to study or work in an English speaking organisation or country needs to prove their ability to use English. There are a number of ESL exams which you may choose from but not all are as highly respected or popular as IELTS. Many universities and leading businesses will expect you to prove your proficiency by providing them with an up to date IELTS certificate.

IELTS exam structure

The IELTS exam will test your skills in speaking (11-14 minutes), listening (30 minutes), reading (60 minutes) and writing (60 minutes). You will be expected to understand and respond to questions about a wide range of topical subjects. However, you are not being examined on your knowledge of these separate topics but on your ability to communicate your ideas in English to a native speaker of the language.

IELTS preparation by Skype

It makes good sense to prepare for your exam by studying with an experienced IELTS Skype teacher. A native English speaker will, quite naturally, be able to prepare you to a high standard of proficiency in: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Importantly, IELTS preparation by Skype offers you the convenience and flexibility of studying in the comfort of your home at a time to suit your busy schedule.

Specialist online English teachers support your IELTS studies

Most people need support while studying for their IELTS exam as learning independently can be very difficult. We recommend that you look for online British English teachers who specialise in preparing students for the IELTS exam. Typically, you should expect to receive a personalised study programme, designed to suit your ability and experience. Your teacher will rehearse speaking topics with you, correct your mistakes and help you to answer questions appropriately and naturally.

You may not find a suitable English tutor in your home town but the internet will give you access to a wide variety of qualified and experienced native teachers who offer Skype English lessons for IELTS. As well as preparing you for the speaking test, it is worth asking whether a teacher also offers tuition in reading, writing and listening activities. It is particularly helpful and important to receive input and feedback on essay writing techniques when preparing for IELTS.

Another good reason for choosing to study online with a British English teacher is that your IELTS examiner will be a native English speaker.

Start your IELTS preparation early

Last minute ‘cramming’ is not the best route to achieving success in your IELTS exam. This is an examination that requires advanced preparation over a reasonable period of time. You will need time to study a variety of possible speaking, listening, reading and writing topics. You will also need time to correct your mistakes and learn new vocabulary. Therefore, it’s recommended that you start IELTS preparation as early as possible. Give yourself the best chance of success by studying at a steady pace in a relaxed manner. Your Skype English teacher will be able to offer you tuition and learning support 24/7 but cannot perform miracles if you have left your preparation too late, so start your prep early to avoid disappointment!

At OTUK we are extremely proud of our record in supporting students in their IELTS exam preparation. Our friendly team of experienced teachers has all the right skills to help you succeed. But don’t take our word for it. Why not visit our homepage and sign up for a trial consultation today?

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Written by Alex Jude —
ESL Specialist & CEO at Online Teachers UK

Alex Jude is the Founder & CEO of Online Teachers UK. He holds a BA hons degree in Linguistics from The University of Manchester and is a life-long English teacher. Following graduation, he spent 2002-2012 living and teaching in Russia, where he lectured in General Linguistics and Translation Studies. Alex is a fluent Russian speaker and worked with the BBC at the World Cup in 2018. In his spare time, he enjoys camping/bushcraft, playing guitar and watching rugby league.

Written by Alex Jude —
ESL Specialist & CEO at Online Teachers UK