IELTS Curriculum – 16 Classes

The IELTS Boot Camp crash course includes 16 classes. The course covers the key concepts you MUST master to get Band 7 on IELTS.

Writing Task #2

  • Content requirements: what you MUST include and what you do NOT need to include
  • The types of examples IELTS is really looking for
  • How to easily come up with the right examples
  • The most efficient structures to cover the content requirements
  • Transition requirements
  • The most effective writing process to avoid mistakes and properly develop content within the time requirements
  • The most effective way to edit your work and catch mistakes
  • Type #1: Agree/Disagree Prompts

  • Type #2: Two Perspectives and Opinion

  • Type #3: Advantages AND Disadvantages

  • Type #4: Advantages OR Disadvantages

  • Type #5: Advantages, Disadvantages, and Opinion

  • Type #6: Causes and Solutions

  • Type #7: Double Questions

Writing Task #1 – Academic

  • Content requirements: what you MUST include and what you do NOT need to include
  • The types of patterns you need to look for
  • How much of the graph you really need to cover
  • How to deal with calculations and describe estimates
  • The most efficient structure to cover the content requirements
  • How to improve the flow of your writing in order to improve content cohesion
  • Type #1: Line and Bar Graphs

  • Type #2: Pie Charts

  • Type #3: Tables

  • Type #4: Natural Process Diagrams

  • Type #5: Industrial Process Diagrams

  • Type #6: Lifecycle Diagrams

  • Type #7: Before and After Maps

Writing Task #1 – General

  • The appropriate language to use for different levels of formality
  • How to develop ideas the way IELTS expects
  • How to come up with examples to boost your Task Achievement score
  • The easiest and most effective way to structure your response
  • Type #1: Formal Letters

  • Type #2: Informal Letters

  • Type #3: Semi-Formal Letters

Grammar and Sentence Structure – Critical Concepts

  • Instead of studying grammar at the verb tense level, a much more powerful method is mastering the different complex sentence forms. This will improve not just writing and speaking, but also reading and listening because your brain will easily understand how ideas in long sentences are connected to each other.
  • The concepts listed above are the critical concepts you MUST master for the IELTS exam. However, the course includes additional modules that cover 21 complex sentence structures in total.
  • Complex sentence essentials

    • Subordinate clauses
    • Killer grammar errors: run-on sentences, sentence fragments
  • Present and Past Tenses

    • How to use the 4 present tenses
    • How to use the 4 past tenses
    • Killer grammar problems: pronoun-antecedent agreement issues, subject-verb agreement issues with long subjects
  • Relative clauses

    • Relative clauses – type #1
    • Relative clauses – type #4
  • Unreal conditional

    • Unreal present
    • Unreal past
    • Unreal mixed
  • Participial phrases

    • Participial phrases – type #1 (active voice)
    • Participial phrases – type #1 (passive voice)
  • Semi-colons, appositives

    • Semi-colon sentences
    • Killer grammar issue: avoid fragments due to conjunction confusion
    • Appositives
  • Nominative absolutes

    • These are often useful in Writing Task #1 Academic.
  • Noun clauses

    • Noun clauses in subjunctive mood for orders and suggestions