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Подготовка к тесту IELTS
IELTS – is an international system of English language testing. The test consists of four modules: listening, discussion, reading and writing and lasts for 2 hours and 45 minutes. There are two test versions: General and Academic. The Academic version is aimed at using English for studying in high schools.

 

Listening module consists of four sections, each of which has 40 questions. Students listen to English dialogs and monologues, which step-by-step become more advanced and complex.

 

Discussion module means an interview between the candidate and examiner. It includes three main parts: about-myself story, monologue on the given topic and discussion of abstract ideas related to the preceding topic.

 

Reading module consists of three passages and 40 questions, where they become, step-by-step, more advanced and complex.

 

Writing module includes two tasks: description of the diagram or table, substantiation of opinion and problem settlement.

 

IELTS preparation course includes listening exercises to comprehend British, American and Australian English, and skill mastering exercises to respond to different types of questions: «multiple choice»; questions stipulating short responses, questions-conclusions or questions for filling up the gaps.

 

When taking a preparation course, the students will learn to work effectively with complex texts of academic and scientific nature, as well as to express their opinions in a verbal and writing manner; to reason it; to weigh evidences and make conclusions in English. When preparing, the attention is also paid to increasing the vocabulary and using the complex syntax and grammar structures, since written and verbal results of the test will be evaluated, in particular, under criteria designed for using different scientific terminology and syntax structures.

Подготовка к экзамену TOEFL
This is an exam for establishing the professional level of the English language command. The persons planning to enter high schools in the USA and Canada needs to take this exam. The test content corresponds to academic parameters of studying in universities or colleges.

 

The test is based on listening of academic lectures of scientific nature, reading of complex scientific texts, as well as on skills related to analyzing and synthesizing scientific sources. For example, the student must read the passage, listen to a lecture and then make an analysis in a written or verbal form.
TOEFL may be taken in three forms: Paper Based, Computer Based and Internet Based. Our company proposes TOEFL preparation course with respect to any aforesaid form. Nowadays, the majority of testing-centers offers only IBT (Internet Based Test). That is why we are aimed, in particular, at this test form, too.

 

Instruction and preparation for this test have four main directions: reading, listening, discussion and writing. In terms of all said directions, the student masters the following skills: understanding of facts and details, understanding of context-based complex terminology, suggestions and logical conclusions from the listened and read text, determination of the important and supplementary ideas, competency in expressing the personal opinion, thesis argumentation, objective appraisal, etc. These very skills will be tested when taking TOEFL. The test preparation also includes the work with Internet-resources and samples of authentic texts.

Certificate in Advanced English

Certificate in Advanced English

Certificate in Advanced English
CAE test consists of five parts: reading, writing, use of English in different situations, listening and discussion of determined topic. The preparation course is based on developing the required skills for successfully passing through each of all five parts thereof.
When taking the course, the students get the following text-related skills and knowledge: detachment of significant information from the text of higher complexity, differentiation and use of the text structure.

 

Due to performance of specially developed written tasks, the students will learn how to use different styles of written language; to apprehend necessary terminology in different communicative situations; to use complex grammar structures; to make out and practically apply different language registers.

 

When listening the students learn how to aurally apprehend the complex texts; they will be able to feel both the mood of broadcasters and the subtext; to understand the main idea and meaning of said words.

 

When doing communicative and interactive tasks the students get “small talk” skills, commenting art and monologic speech experience based on visual aids, as well as they learn to substantiate their opinion.

FCE test is designed to check the level of English in different areas of its use. This test consists of five parts: reading, writing, use of English in different situations, listening and discussion of given topic.
The preparation course is aimed at developing language and speech skills of students in order to successfully take this test.

 

Grammar knowledge is one of the bases of the preparation course. In fact, in order to take FCE any student must, in addition to general grammar, know phrasal verbs, prepositions, as well as British expressions and idioms.

 

The course stipulates the regular taking of tests for the purpose of familiarizing with complexity level and accustoming to FCE format. The special attention will be paid to exercises which disorient inexperienced students, as well as to «multiple choice» questions.

In order to successfully take the test, the student must show his/her high language competence. The test consists of five parts: reading, writing, use of English in different situations, listening and discussion of determined topic.
In order to successfully take the first part, the student must pick out distinct styles of texts, discern facts from the teller’s own opinion, understand details, attitude of the author against the said words and author’s point of view.

 

When taking the preparation course, students will study different source texts: novels, stories, newspaper and magazine articles, surveys and critical reviews. The students will learn how to discern the source and formulate the main idea of the text. The preparation course is also aimed at studying certain literature-related terminology, the knowledge of which will be tested during the exam: retrospection, narration arrangement, etc.

 

CPE requires the candidate to show his/her written language competence, too. The student must state and logically substantiate his/her opinion, as well as demonstrate his/her skills related to practical use of one of the known styles.

 

When taking the preparation course, the students will learn how to arrange the written task, to use written cliche related to one or another style, as well as to apply complex grammar and syntax structures, all in order to enable students to show their high level of language competence.

 

Since this test is designed for students with a high level of language competence, the preparation course is aimed at extending the scientific terminology vocabulary, as well as discerning speech models and shades in synonym group meanings. The students will study a number of phrasal verbs, idioms, word combinations, etc.

 

The preparation course pays a great attention to listening skills. When taking the test, the candidates will have to understand radio program passages, authentic speeches, lectures, meetings and so on. The preparation process will enable the students to effectively listen to and comprehend people speaking with different accent and tempo of speech.

 

The last part of the test is designed for checking the spoken language. During this part, the candidates will have to show their ability to speak English spontaneously and on any topic on-the-spot. That is why the preparatory course has a communicative nature and filled with many dialogs, group discussions and role-playing games.

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