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2022/2023

International English Examinations Practice

Type: Optional course
When: 1-3 module
Open to: students of one campus
Instructors: Афанасьева Арина Павловна, Мищук Анастасия Михайловна, Воронцова-Менало Анна Сергеевна, Сенникова Ксения Георгиевна, Антонова Евгения Борисовна, Завалина Анастасия Владимировна, Афанасьева Арина Павловна, Шендерович Мария Филипповна, Дашичев Александр Денисович, Букина Анна Викторовна, Кузина Екатерина Андреевна, Галеева Арина Ильгамовна, Пушкина Юлия Алексеевна, Шендерович Мария Филипповна, Галеева Арина Ильгамовна, Бойко Татьяна Васильевна, Мищук Анастасия Михайловна, Букина Анна Викторовна, Кульков Даниил Андреевич, Шапиро Элина Диаматовна, Савицкая Наталия Александровна, Пинчукова Анна Евгеньевна, Русакова-Могильницкая Софья Радиславовна, Кузина Екатерина Андреевна, Греченко Анастасия Александровна, Natalya Bagrintseva, Tatyana Baranova, Tatyana Baranovskaya, Nadezhda Aleksandrovna Borzova, Olga V. Burenkova, Valentina Byvalina, Yulia Mikhailovna Chanturidze, Anastasiia Datsenko, Alla A. Efimova, Liudmila Gagarina, Anastasia Gavrilina, Nataliya Valentinovna Guskova, Maria Ivanchenko, Alexander Vladimirovich Kalashnikov, Evgeniya Kim, Evgeniya Yuryevna Klepko, Irina Alexandrovna Konovalova, Victoria Kosheleva, Ekaterina Latunina, Galina Levitskaya, Tatyana Vassilievna Luchkina, Viktor Makarenko, Yana Makarova, Daria Mazurova, Arsen Melkumov, Elena Yurievna Mostacheva, Tatyana Nurgaleeva, Daria Pikova, Tatiana Pitra, Tatiana Borisovna Pospelova, Ekaterina Vladimirovna Razbaeva, Lyudmila Yuryevna Rokotyanskaya, Vera Alexandrovna Rudakovskaya, Alexandra Semenova, Екатерина Semenova, Elena Shustova, Marina Sildimirova, Alexandra Smorodinova, Elena Suvorova, Nina Tabakova, Dzhuna Dzhumberievna Tsurtsumia, Darya Vahrusheva, Evgenia Vasilyeva, Marina Anatolievna Volkova, Dinara Yusipova, Maria Zamkovaya, Anna Robertovna Zhavoronkova, Liliya Vasilevna Zhilina, Медведева Екатерина Павловна, Данилова Елизавета Андреевна, Медведева Екатерина Павловна, Данилова Елизавета Андреевна
Language: English
ECTS credits: 3
Contact hours: 52

Course Syllabus

Abstract

“International English Examinations Practice” course is a specialized highly intensive program designed to give students insight into the IELTS Academic testing system. The program focuses on four parts of the exam which are Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking and explains aim and format of every task included in the IELTS Academic Exam. The course highlights crucial tips and ready-to-use techniques to keep in mind during the examination. It also draws attention to common mistakes and pitfalls hampering test takers from gaining higher IELTS scores. The program blends theory and practice, though practice prevails. Students are offered to scrutinize printed materials, peruse online learning resources as well as fulfill numerous exercises both in class and at home and thus familiarize themselves with subtleties of the IELTS testing system. The grammar and vocabulary revision materials included in the course are aimed at the score of 7.5 and higher of the 9-band IELTS scale – the results normally expected by the admissions of the top-notch Bachelor and Master courses taught entirely in English in Russia and abroad. The program is built to help students perform their best on the IELTS Academic exam though the final results are entirely conditioned by the eagerness, determination and involvement of each individual student.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • - to give a detailed overview of all four parts of IELTS Academic;
  • - to provide students with the language, grammar and test-taking strategies required for the IELTS exam;
  • - to improve all four language skills, speaking, listening, reading and writing, as required for the IELTS examination.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Listening - understand academic and professional discourse; - identify the main ideas and distinguish relevant supporting details of a formal or academic passage;
  • Reading - understand a variety of different academic text types; - use different reading strategies and focus on target material in all types of reading passages;
  • Speaking - demonstrate enhanced speaking in different task formats; - formulate, express and defend opinions using appropriate vocabulary and grammatical structures.
  • Writing - produce different types of IELTS written tasks; - demonstrate enhanced vocabulary and grammatical structures;
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Topic 1: Urban and Rural Life
  • Topic 2: Health
  • Topic 3: Art
  • Topic 4: Finance and Business
  • Topic 5: History
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Written assessment Various tests held throughout the course.
  • non-blocking Oral assessment
  • non-blocking Independent work
  • non-blocking Final assessment
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2022/2023 3rd module
    0.3 * Final assessment + 0.25 * Written assessment Various tests held throughout the course. + 0.25 * Independent work + 0.2 * Oral assessment
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Mindset for IELTS : student's book 3: an official Cambridge IELTS course, , 2018

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Achieve IELTS. English for international education : student's book: intermediate - upper intermediate, Harrison, L., 2005
  • Cambridge grammar for IELTS : grammar reference and practice, Hopkins, D., 2012
  • Cambridge grammar for IELTS : grammar reference and practice, Hopkins, D., 2013
  • Cambridge vocabulary for IELTS advanced with answers : self-study vocabulary practice, Cullen, P., 2012