Saturday IELTS One-Day Preparation Workshop


Course Overview:

LSI Portsmouth’s Saturday IELTS Masterclass is an intensive one-day IELTS preparation course for people who need between 7.0 and 8.0.  The course is aimed at people who already know how the IELTS exam works, but is open to all.

The Saturday IELTS Masterclass course looks at all four parts of the IELTS test, but focuses mainly on writing and reading, as these are generally the parts of the exam which need the most input.

The course includes:
  • Preparation and tips for each different type of task 1 and task 2 writing
  • Sample answers at 7.5 written by LSI Portsmouth’s experienced IELTS team
  • Tips and techniques for tackling a range of reading questions
  • Overview of strategies for the speaking test, particularly for parts 2 and 3
  • Strategies for tackling the listening test
  • Detailed correction of your writing by an IELTS specialist
  • Course Details

    Level of the course: The course is aimed at people who have a 6.0 minimum in IELTS or the equivalent level. The course is also suitable for native speakers.
    Course length: 6 hours on a Saturday
    Time: 10am-5.15pm
    Cost: £195
    Location: LSI Portsmouth

  • Sample Timetable

    10.00-11.30: Preparation for Writing Task 1
    11.30-11.45: Break
    11.45-13.00: Preparation for Writing Task 2
    13.00-13.45: Lunch break
    13.45-15.15: Tips and techniques for reading
    15.30-15.45: Break
    15.45-17.15: Strategies for listening and speaking

  • Upcoming Dates

    Saturday 11th May (Academic)
    Saturday 22nd June (General Training)
    Saturday 27th July (Academic)
    Saturday 17th Aug (General Training)
    Saturday 28th Sept (Academic)
    Saturday 26th Oct (General Training)
    Saturday 23rd Nov (Academic)

    Please note: The workshops are separated into Academic and General Training days. Please make sure you book the right course for you! If you have any questions about which course you should book on to, please send us an email at [email protected]

  • Tutors

    The IELTS Masterclass is taught by highly-trained and experienced IELTS teachers from LSI Portsmouth, with many years of experience of preparing students at this level.

  • How to Apply

    • Contact LSI Portsmouth at: [email protected]
    • Phone: 02392 291811
    • Book online: Click the Book Now button below

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LSI Portsmouth’s Saturday IELTS Preparation Workshop – FAQs

What is the Saturday IELTS Preparation Workshop and who is it for? 

The Saturday IELTS Preparation Workshop is a new one-day intensive IELTS preparation course at LSI Portsmouth.  It is aimed at nurses, doctors, other medical professionals, and in fact anyone who needs to get 7.0 to 8.0 in IELTS.

When does it happen, and how long does it last? 

The IELTS Preparation Workshop takes place on Saturdays at different dates during the year.  The course last for six hours.  There are four classes of an hour and a half, where you will get intensive IELTS tuition in the key areas, particularly reading and writing.  The idea is to teach you as much as possible in as short a space of time, and to focus on the areas of the IELTS exam that are the most important.

What will I learn? 

IELTS tests for areas: reading, writing, listening and speaking.  The course is flexible according to the needs of the students who sign up for it, but in general we find that most people need intensive help with the writing and reading modules of the exam.  Most of the day will go through how to do different types of writing and reading.  For example, IELTS writing has two tasks, and for each task there are several types of writing.  The course will aim to cover as many of these types of writing as possible in the day.  We will provide you with model essays and answers, tips, grammar for writing, and ideas about how to structure the writings.  We will give you example answers written by our IELTS experts for you to take away at the end of the day and use to work on your writing after the course.  In terms of IELTS reading, we will look at some of the key question types that people struggle with, such as True/False/Not Given, Headings and Summary questions.  Our IELTS teachers will show you some techniques and tips to help you read faster and more effectively.   If needed, we can also look at some IELTS listening strategies, and some help with the speaking test.

Why should I choose to study the IELTS Preparation Workshop at LSI Portsmouth? 

LSI Portsmouth has been teaching IELTS for over 20 years, and we have a lot of experience in helping thousands of students to achieve the IELTS score they need.   The teachers on the IELTS Preparation Workshop are all highly-experienced IELTS experts.   Our IELTS Course Manager is also the co-author of one of the best-known IELTS writing preparation books available:

How is the IELTS Preparation Workshop different from a normal IELTS course at LSI Portsmouth? 

Our full-time, Monday-Friday IELTS courses have an excellent reputation for preparing students for the IELTS exam, and helping them achieve great results.  The Saturday IELTS Preparation Workshop is aimed at people who maybe have already got the score the need in some modules of the exam (often in speaking and listening), and don’t need the full course.   We also understand that not everyone can attend a course full-time, and that you may need to fit your IELTS studying around other commitments, such as your job and family.

Do I get any feedback on my writing after the course? 

Yes.  We know how important it is to get feedback on your writing, so we offer a feedback service after the course.  We will set you two task 2 writings and two task 1 writings to do after the course, based on what you have learned on the day, and the model essays and answers you have looked at, and we’ll send you back detailed feedback on your writing, so that you can improve your IELTS writing even further.

Is there a minimum IELTS level required to do the course?

The course is aimed at people who want to get 7.0 or above in IELTS, so it is most useful for people who have either achieved at least 6.0 overall in IELTS, or have a B2 minimum level.  The course is also suitable for native speakers.

How much does it cost? 

The cost for the 6 hours intensive one-day course is £195.  This includes all the tuition, materials to take away, and the feedback service after the course.

How can I find out more?

Contact LSI Portsmouth at:  [email protected]

Phone LSI Portsmouth on: 02392 291811 to find out more and talk to one of our IELTS experts.

Alternatively, send us a message below:



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