IELTS Preparation Courses

This course will help you to achieve the IELTS score you need to gain entry into a UK university.

You will learn exam techniques and strategies as well as gaining a good understanding of the format of the exam.

Maximum class size 8.

The IELTS exam can be taken here in Plymouth.

Course aims

Exam practice

Writing – planning, organising your ideas, academic style, spelling, analysing and correcting mistakes, clarity and accuracy

Reading – a variety of text types and styles, global and specific understanding, reading speed, techniques for dealing with unknown vocabulary

Speaking – exam interview task practice for confidence, development of fluency, increased accuracy, better pronunciation

Listening – for gist, and specific information, exposure to authentic listenings and native speech

Examination content

Listening – Candidates are tested on their ability to understand main ideas, detailed factual information, opinions and attitude, purpose of an utterance and to follow the development of ideas.

Reading – Candidates are assessed on reading for gist, main ideas, detail, skimming, understanding logical argument, recognising writers’ opinions, attitudes and purpose.

Writing – Tasks include describing, summarising or explaining information from graphs, tables etc or stages in a process.

Speaking – Candidates answer general questions on familiar topics, prepare for and talk about a particular topic and then discuss related more abstract issues and ideas.

Course Prices

23 hours per week / £299 per week / £474 per week with accommodation



Enrolment on a course is accepted once the deposit payment of £100, or the full course fees are received.

(providing the appropriate course is available to suit the student’s level and requirements).


6 weeks or more: 5% discount
12 weeks or more: 10% discount
24 weeks or more: 15% discount
(discounts only for courses 15 hours per week and more…)


Exam fee discounts of 10% are also available for internal/existing candidates
1 to 1 lesson: reduction to £35 per hour for 10 or more lessons booked and paid for in advance
Returners discount: 10%
Referral discount 10%
N.B Discounts only apply when the full fees are paid before commencement of course
Discounts not to be used in conjunction with any other discounts or promotions

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Enrolment on a course is accepted once payment of the deposit (£100) or full courses fees are received and conditional on space being available.

The balance of fees is to be paid 4 weeks prior to the course start date.

Cancellation of a course will result in the loss of the deposit. Any refund for cancellation due to illness is at the school’s discretion.

Once a course has commenced no refund can be made for leaving before the end of the course.

Suzanne Sparrow Plymouth Language School, its staff and representatives will not be liable for any loss, damage, illness, injury or accident to persons or property. Adequate insurance provision should be made prior to commencement of course.

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