What is the IELTS?

The IELTS is the International English Language Testing System. This test was designed to help non-native English speakers gain the ability to migrate, study and work in countries where English is the native language. The test takes approximately 3 hours to complete, and it is a pencil and paper examination.

The test is divided up into two parts:

  • IELTS General
  • IELTS Academic

Features and Benefits

Can-Star IELTS course

Academic and General IELTS courses

  • Former IELTS examiners have organized exclusive “cheat codes” for our students
  • Mock Tests for students to practice
  • Uniquely designed writing and speaking methods
  • Our students have achieve high IELTS scores numerous times
  • Our IELTS instructors have more than ten years of experience in IELTS teaching, and we have authored many teaching materials for the IELTS exam. Our students have referred to our instructors as the “King of IELTS”. Our original IELTS teaching method can quickly help candidates improve IELTS writing and speaking score by 1 to 2 points. Thousands of students achieved their university dreams and won scholarships.

Canada Star Education IELTS Score 6.5 class

Target students

The target score is 6.5 to 7. This class is for students in Grade 10 to Grade 12 who have a certain foundation in English and who are ready to apply for universities. These students need to strengthen their English proficiency and reach a high score in IELTS;

Class Design

Combined with the real IELTS test questions and the latest test-taking skills, students will get a comprehensive understanding of the test process, scoring criteria, and testing points. We have the most updated questions and mock exams to help students grasp the trend of exam questions;

Course Material:

Our course materials are custom designed by our top IELTS teachers from our most updated IELTS textbooks. The materials also include IELTS real test sets and supplementary materials.

Course Content

There are 120 hours of class in 12 weeks for the 6.5 class

Canada Star Education: IELTS Introduction Class

This class in targeted towards Grade 10 to Grade 12 students who have a weak foundation in English and is hoping to get a higher score in IELTS within a short period of time.

Class Design:

Students will expand the vocabulary for IELTS listening and learn the different types of questions. IELTS reading consists of grammar lessons, analysis of long sentences, compound sentences and complex sentence structures and paragraph comprehension skills. For writing, students will learn how to generate ideas. We will also explain high-frequency topics in speaking and learn effective speaking skills.

Course Highlight

  • Our experienced teachers will organize practices just like in a real test scenario
  • Short-term efficiency: we are here to help students improve their English in a short time
  • Real test questions and course materials that are specifically chosen by our experienced teachers

Course Material

Our course materials are custom designed by our top IELTS teachers from our most updated IELTS textbooks. The materials also include IELTS real test sets and supplementary materials.

Course Content

  • 5 hours of classes per week.
  • 1 hour homework and vocabulary
  • 15 weeks in total

IETLS Listening

The IELTS listening test allows 30 minutes and an additional 10 minutes for transferring your answers. This test is exactly the same whether you are doing the academic or general training module.

Broken down into four sections, each providing a recording, you must then answer a series of questions for each. Each recording is done with a range of native language speakers, accents, and different voices. Most importantly, you will only hear each recording once.

The purpose of this test is to evaluate the understanding of ideas and facts, grasp the opinions and attitudes of the speaker, and process the development of ideas discussed.

  • Section 1: A recording of an everyday informal conversation between two people within a social setting, such as a conversation with a travel agent.
  • Section 2: A recording of a monologue set in an everyday social context, such as a speech.
  • Section 3: A recording of up to four people in a group discussion set in an educational setting, such as discussing an assignment.
  • Section 4: A recording of a monologue on an academic subject such as a university lecture.

Common Mistakes in the IELTS Reading Exam

The IELTS listening test allows 30 minutes and an additional 10 minutes for transferring Common mistakes in this test include not finishing the entire audio before choosing answers, as it can be very easy to get distracted with non-relevant content. Many people who sit this test can make assumptions about the audio, so it’s crucial to analyze the content thoroughly before making your choices.

IETLS Reading

Taking around 60 minutes, this component features 40 questions. There are three long texts which may be excerpts from books, journals, magazines, or newspapers and can be factual, analytical, or descriptive.

The purpose of this test is to evaluate reading for understanding, detail, recognizing attitudes, opinions, and purpose.

Academic Reading Test

This version has texts specifically selected for a professional audience or those seeking to further their studies in an academic environment.

General Reading Test

This version has passages selected for the types of encounters you are likely to have daily within an English-speaking environment.

Common Mistakes in the IELTS Reading Exam

Common errors on this portion of the exam are using a limited vocabulary and using contractions that look informal. You must demonstrate you have a wide range of vocabulary and avoid making the mistake of not spelling out words in full, so no ‘haven’t, wasn’t, or didn’t.’

IELTS Writing

Comprised of two tasks, the writing test has a total time of 60 minutes. In both modules, Task 1 must be a minimum of 150 words, and Task 2 must be a minimum of 250 words.

Academic Writing

Task 1: A chart, graph, table, or diagram is presented, and you will need to analyze and describe the information provided in your own words using formal vocabulary.

Task 2: A short essay-style response to a passage on a general interest topic using formal vocabulary.

General Training Writing

Task 1: Using a personal, formal or semi-formal style, you must write a letter based on a situation presented, such as requesting information or explaining a scenario.

Task 2: A short essay response to a passage provided a more personal or casual style.

Common Mistakes in the IELTS Writing Exam

Some common pitfalls in this exam section are failure to provide sufficient evidence for your point of view and repeating the content already provided in the passages. It is very important to show off your own vocabulary and demonstrate a range of words and descriptors along with compelling evidence to back up your argument.

IELTS Speaking

This is the shortest component overall and takes 11 – 14 minutes. Both academic and general modules take the same test, which is done face-to-face as an oral interview.

Comprised of three parts, you can expect this part of your exam to be recorded.

Part 1: General questions about yourself and easily familiar topics about your personal life and interests.

Part 2: Having been given a topic on a card, you take one minute to prepare a two-minute discussion on the topic. Your examiner will ask a few questions at the end as well.

Part 3: Taking around 4 – 5 minutes, this section is where the examiner will ask further questions on the topic from Part 2. This is where you expand on ideas and engage in discussion.

Common Mistakes:

There is no way to prepare for this section of the exam, and memorization is of no help. It is also important to avoid Yes or No answers since the examiner will employ open-ended questions that demand you expand and provide as much detail as possible.

Why Is It Important To Do Well On the IELTS Exam?

Specifically, the IETLS exam is important in Canada because:
A score of 6 or higher in all categories is required for the permanent resident visa through the express entry program
A score of 7 or higher in all categories is generally sufficient for your university application (every school and program will have more specific requirements)

The IELTS is one of the most important exams a non-English speaker can take to attract more international opportunities. The IELTS isn’t simply an exam but a milestone in enhancing your life with new experiences, opportunities, and quality education.

Tutoring Package Available

Getting your IELTS exam score right is essential for non-native speakers who wish to settle in Canada or further their education opportunities.

Can-Star Academy in Richmond has been helping people achieve this milestone with comprehensive prep packages and exceptional One-on-One personal tutoring.

We understand pre-examination nerves and how critical getting a suitable score is to our student’s livelihoods.

If you need help to fulfil your ambitions with the best score possible, look no further than Can-Star Academy.

At Can-Star, we Can Do! Pick from the options below for the package that best suits your needs.

IELTS Tutoring Options: Available online and In Person
1 on 1: Staring from $35
1 on 2: Staring from $50
Small Group: Staring from $70

Top-Level Learning:
A expert tutors work with you to make a plan, set goals and exceed them
A dedicated tutor who supports and guides you along the way

Full Preparation
Listening + Reading (40 hours)
Speaking + Writing (40 Hours)