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Course, academic year 2019/2020
IELTS ACADEMIC II - PREP SEMINAR (International English Language Testing System) - HV3625
Title: IELTS ACADEMIC II - PREP SEMINAR (International English Language Testing System)
Guaranteed by: Department of Foreign Languages (22-KJ)
Faculty: Faculty of Law
Actual: from 2019
Semester: summer
Points: 0
E-Credits: 4
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:0/2 colloquium [hours/week]
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: PhDr. Martin Starý
Teacher(s): Charles Ross Bird, LL.M.
Mgr. Vladimíra Kvasničková
PhDr. Martin Starý
Class: cizí jazyky pro právníky
Classification: Law > Foreign Languages for Lawyers
Annotation - Czech
Last update: PhDr. Martin Starý (21.01.2020)
The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s most popular English language proficiency test
for higher education and global migration, with over 3 million tests taken in the last year. IELTS is designed to assess
the language ability of people who want to study or work where English is the language of communication. More than 10,000
organisations globally trust IELTS, so when you take the assessment you can be confident that it is recognised by educational
institutions, employers, governments and professional bodies around the world.

There are two IELTS formats: academic and general. IELTS ACADEMIC is designed for students applying for higher education
in an English speaking environment. It reflects the features of academic language and assesses whether you are ready to begin
studying or training. It is accepted by thousands of US universities, including Ivy League institutions, and most universities
in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. (You may easily follow the link to find out the scores required by academic
institutions, so once your IELTS study and test is completed, your IELTS score can be matched with a chosen academic institution.)

OUR SEMINARS focus on IELTS ACADEMIC, and so the goal of these is to get students prepared and ready for the IELTS ACADEMIC TEST.
There si no such thing as a pass or fail in IELTS. Results are reported as band scores on a scale from 1 (the lowest-non user)
to 9 (the highest-expert user).

IELTS Seminar is offerred not just for the Law School students but for any Charles University student enrolled as a full
time student. Seminars are being run by PhDr. Martin Stary, Mgr. Vladimira Kvasnickova and Charles Bird, LL.M.

Language requirements for IELTS Academic II is at least B1(CEFR)/Intermediate-PET(Merit-Distinction)/FCE Cambridge English.
Working language of the course will range from B2/Upper-intermediate-FCE to C1/Advanced-CAE.

Last update: PhDr. Martin Starý (21.01.2020)
  • Sam McCarter. Ready for IELTS Coursebook. I. Macmillan Exams, London. 2010. 978-0-2307-3214-8.
Requirements to the exam - Czech
Last update: PhDr. Martin Starý (21.01.2020)


  • 1) Attendance: each student must attend at least 8 out of 10 / 8 out of 11 / 9 out of 12 classes.
  • 2) Active participation assessed by instructors.
  • 3) Completion of 1 writing task in due time (60% required)
  • 4) Final Test (60% required)
  • 5) Obtaining at least 70/100 assessment points (A: 91-100 / B: 81-90 / C: 70-80)
Syllabus - Czech
Last update: PhDr. Martin Starý (21.01.2020)

Seminars 1-3

Topics: Work and Training / Geography
Listening for the information. Identifying various sources of information - emails, numbers, addresses, salaries, flt #, processes, maps, classifications, identification, etc. Predidictions, looking for the key words. Distractors, qualifiers, etc.

Seminars 4-6

Topics: What is Beauty? / Is It Art?
Heading for paragprahs, getting the opinions, aggregating the information, topics, survey, quick review; scaninnng and skimming (Test timing), detailing/infering, etc.

Seminars 7-9

Topics: Psychology and Sociology / Family
Proper usage of linkers - process and sequencing; structuring an essay - topic sentence, paragraphing, conclusions. Cohesives, Adjuncts. Themes commonly include education, health, crime, social issues, environment, globalization, etc.

Seminars 10-11

Topics: Travelling around the World
Being confident to a social chit-chat communication; providing an extended talk about hobbies, leisure, family, etc.; participating in a discussion concerning abstratc issues, e.g. Space, Literature, Advertising, Music, People, Business, Movies, Health, Work, Education, Food, Sport, Technology, etc.

Course completion requirements
Last update: PhDr. Martin Starý (21.01.2020)

Podíl garanta na výuce činí 33%

Learning resources - Czech
Last update: PhDr. Martin Starý (21.01.2020)

British Council materials designed for IELTS
IDP IELTS AUSTRALIA materials designes dor IELTS
Materials designed by Charles UNI Dept. of Languages Instructors

Michael Vince/Amanda French, IELTS Language Practice, Macmillan, 2011

Louise Hashemi / Barbara Thomas, IELTS Trainer, Cambridge University Press, 2015

Diana Hopkins / Pauline Cullen, Grammar for IELTS, Cambridge University Press, 2007

Rawdon Wyat, Check Your Vocabulary for IELTS, Macmillan, 2014

British Council/IDP IELTS Australia/University of Cambridge, Official IELTS Practice Materials, 2005

University of Cambridge – ESOL, Speaking Test Preparation Pack for IELTS. 2010

Vanessa Jakeman / Clare McDowel, IELTS Practice Tests – Skills development, Longman, 2011

Collins Cobuild Key Words for IELTS, Book 3, 2011

Sam McCarter. Ready for IELTS Workbook. Macmillan, 2010

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