IELTS Exam Preparation Course - Evenings     enrol-over.png

Minimum language level required

Upper Intermediate (B2)

Start date

Any Tuesday evening

Maximum length of course

36 weeks

Hours per week

4 hours tuition

Group size

15 students maximum


6.30 to 8.30pm Tuesday & Thursdays

Exam fee



The IELTS Evening Exam Preparation course, run by the Islington Centre for English, London (ICE) will get you the IELTS score you need!

It is designed to ensure you are well prepared to achieve a good score in your IELTS (International English Language Testing System) exam, ready for entry to University or your new employment role. Students need to be at B2 (Upper Intermediate) level or above to join this course.

The IELTS Exam Preparation course runs Monday and Wednesday evenings, 6.30-8.30pm (4 hours of study time per week), fitting around other daytime commitments. You will be taught in small groups of up to 15 students by experienced, native speaking English tutors.

On this course you will learn the specific grammar you need. You will also practice techniques in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening, enabling you to succeed in the exam. ICE will manage the course for each individual student based on their exam date.

Exam enrolment itself will be taken care of by the college and students will pay the exam enrolment fee of £185, plus a £15 registration fee.

It’s not all work at ICE! There are fun, weekly social trips and outings so you can make new friends and explore exciting London.

As one of the best value English schools in London, we welcome potential students who may wish to join us for a free trial class. Alternatively, come in for a free test and a consultation with an experienced tutor. We will assess your current IELTS score and provide you with a personalised study plan, enabling you to achieve the score you need!

Please note, this IELTS Exam Evening course only runs when our school has sufficient numbers of students.

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So, you want to conquer the IELTS Listening paper?  It's tricky, we know!

Here are 10 tips to help you excel in the IELTS Listening paper:

  1. Familiarise yourself with the test format: Get to know the different sections of the IELTS Listening paper, including the types of questions asked, the time allocated for each section, and the format of the audio recordings.

  2. Practice listening to a variety of accents: The IELTS Listening paper includes audio recordings with speakers from different English-speaking countries. Practice listening to different accents, such as British, American, Australian, and Canadian, to improve your ability to understand different speech patterns.

  3. Improve your listening skills: Listen to English audio recordings regularly, such as podcasts, news broadcasts, and TV shows, to develop your listening skills. Pay attention to the details, such as tone, intonation, and speed of speech.

  4. Predict the answers: Before listening to the audio recording, read the questions and try to predict the answers based on the keywords in the question. This will help you focus on listening for specific information during the recording.

  5. Use the time provided: You will have some time before the recording starts to read the questions. Use this time wisely to familiarise yourself with the questions and think about possible answers.

  6. Focus on keywords: Listen for keywords in the audio recording that match the keywords in the questions. This will help you quickly identify the relevant information and answer the questions accurately.

  7. Be mindful of distractors: The audio recording may contain information that is meant to distract you from the correct answer. Be aware of such distractors and stay focused on the main information that answers the questions.

  8. Check your spelling: Spelling mistakes can cost you marks in the IELTS Listening paper. Double-check your answers for correct spelling, especially for numbers, names, and other details.

  9. Manage your time: The IELTS Listening paper is time-limited, so it's important to manage your time effectively. Keep track of the time allocated for each section and try to stay within the time limit.

  10. Review your answers: Once you have completed all the questions, take a few moments to review your answers. Make sure you have answered all the questions and that your answers make sense in the context of the recording.

Remember, regular practice and familiarisation with the test format are key to improving your performance in the IELTS Listening paper. Good luck!

Course Information

Our courses for individual enrolments are for adults.  The minimum age is 16.  Junior courses are provided for 11 to 16 year-olds as part of group tuition packages. 

See more General information about our courses or read our Terms & Conditions of enrolment. 

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