Over the years, we have not only helped students achieve their desired IELTS score, but also prepared them for living and working abroad by developing their fluency and communication skills. Here are a few words from our hard working students, who gave it their all, and scored 7 in the IELTS test.

Effective preparation within 2 months

Amy: When I was preparing for the exams, I felt lost and didn't know where to start. At the British Council, I quickly learned what IELTS was all about, and what it takes to get a high score.

Lexie: Due to work I only had a month and a half to prepare, I was fortunate enough to receive a score of seven first times round. Teachers really care and understand about the progress of each and every student.

Grasp keywords for each topic

Eric: All course materials were designed according to the test materials, and every chapter covers a specific subject matter. The topics are varied, including education, environmental issues, social phenomena, the economy, and almost everything I could imagine. 

Sunny: The courses covered many topics, which not only increased our vocabulary but also helped us to use the words with more precision and skill.

All-English environment

Mathew: The British Council allows non-native speakers like us to immerse ourselves in an all-English environment, and the many oral practice sessions force us to think and communicate according to the logic of the English language.

Sunny: The British Council is different from the cram schools I’m used to. It has a friendly environment and many learning materials, but more importantly the British Council provides an all-English space where I can learn and grow.

Having confidence in your English speaking ability

Eva: I have learnt many expressions used by native speakers, thereby correcting my own mistakes. Besides correcting my expression mistakes, my teacher also highlighted my strengths, giving me the confidence to continue working hard.

Abby: The teacher insisted that we talked with different classmates every class; he would also prepare a lot of materials for us to practice with. At first we were a little timid, but the more we practised, the more we became both fluent and confident.

Training in logical thinking

Sunny: The organisation of my writing has become more logical and effective as a result of the writing practices in class. By revising the vagueness in my writing, the teacher has given more substance and meaning to my sentences without losing the beauty of the words.

Echo: Every writing practice would begin with the instructor first getting us thinking, and then discussing the different viewpoints we could employ in the article, rather than just slapping on different formats.

Maintaining your interest in learning

Jesse: Here, we don't just prepare for the IELTS; we learn how to think so that we can quickly formulate arguments on a variety of unfamiliar topics.

Martin: I was used to being “spoon-fed”, so I was a bit nervous at first. However as time went on, I grew more confident about expressing myself verbally, improved my writing skills and was able to use reading techniques to grasp the meanings of articles.

Self-learning techniques that stay with you after class

Anne: The teacher taught us how to correct our own mistakes, so that we would not become over-reliant on our teachers and know how to look for the answers ourselves. This is tremendously helpful for self-directed learning after class.

David: The course design corresponds perfectly with the key preparation strategies for IELTS. The teacher also gave us many tips on self-learning that I have found really useful even after the course has ended!