Session 2:  Orientation to the Course, Preparation for Studying Abroad,  Introduction to IELTS Preparation and Note Taking

Summary: You spoke with your pair about the program you might want to study at or what you aim to study at Saidai. Then, you borrowed the IELTS text, because more students needed an IELTS score to achieve their goals. 

Documents: Application to borrow, Name_Badge_Useful English_Profile.docx

Homework due at the beginning of next class:

I. How to Revise for IELTS & the Listening section: Students will read pp. 4-38 in the study guide: Top Tips for IELTS Academic, Cambridge ESOL while also taking two to three pages of notes in key words only with diagrams, drawings, and charts, including any important study points and new vocabulary. Samples of note taking will be provided in class.

The Top Tips for IELTS Academic is available to borrow in class.  

Note: For the student who was absent for both classes so far, please find the materials on a magnet on my office door. 

Sample of Note-taking for Test Preparation


II. Option to complete an entry of self-study in your Speaking & Listening log. The entry should be one hour in length or longer and please answer the questions completely: 

Which day, which practice task and how long?  Reflections: What did you do? How long for? What did you notice? How did you feel? New speaking or listening goals?