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Universit degli Studi di Milano

Facolt di Giurisprudenza
IELTS
Preparation Course
Academic Module

Academic Year 2013-2014


Eliane Nortey
course timetable
day date time room teacher
marted 8 ottobre 2013 14.30-16.00 400 dott. Tickner
gioved 10 ottobre 2013 08.30-10.00 410 dott. Tickner
gioved 10 ottobre 2013 17.30-19.15 311 dott.ssa Nortey
marted 15 ottobre 2013 14.30-16.00 400 dott. Tickner
gioved 17 ottobre 2013 08.30-10.00 410 dott. Tickner
gioved 17 ottobre 2013 17.30-19.15 311 dott.ssa Nortey
marted 22 ottobre 2013 14.30-16.00 400 dott. Tickner
mercoled 23 ottobre 2013 17.30-19.15 311 dott.ssa Nortey
gioved 24 ottobre 2013 08.30-10.00 410 dott. Tickner
marted 29 ottobre 2013 14.30-16.00 400 dott. Tickner
mercoled 30 ottobre 2013 17.30-19.15 311 dott.ssa Nortey
gioved 31 ottobre 2013 08.30-10.00 410 dott. Tickner
luned 4 novembre 2013 16.30-19.15 311 dott.ssa Nortey
marted 5 novembre 2013 14.30-16.00 400 dott. Tickner
gioved 7 novembre 2013 08.30-10.00 410 dott. Tickner
luned 11 novembre 2013 16.30-19.15 311 dott.ssa Nortey
marted 12 novembre 2013 14.30-16.00 400 dott. Tickner
gioved 14 novembre 2013 08.30-10.00 410 dott. Tickner
luned 18 novembre 2013 16.30-19.15 311 dott.ssa Nortey
marted 19 novembre 2013 14.30-16.00 400 dott. Tickner
gioved 21 novembre 2013 08.30-10.00 410 dott. Tickner
luned 25 novembre 2013 16.30-19.15 311 dott.ssa Nortey
marted 26 novembre 2013 14.30-16.00 400 dott. Tickner
luned 2 dicembre 2013 16.30-19.15 311 dott.ssa Nortey
luned 9 dicembre 2013 16.30-19.15 311 dott.ssa Nortey
insight into IELTS - format
First three parts of the test all on one day:

Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. There are no
breaks between the first three tests.

Speaking test on the same day or 7 days before or after


that

A range of native-speaker accents (North American,


Australian, New Zealand and British) is used in the
Listening test, and all standard varieties of English are
accepted in responses in all parts of the test.
insight into IELTS listening test
Pre-recorded CD-ROM and the passages will increase in
difficulty as you go through the test

Purpose of the test
It is designed to assess a wide range of listening skills:

understand main ideas and specific factual information
recognise the opinions, attitudes and purpose of a
speaker
follow the development of an argument
Timing
Approximately 30 minutes, and you are allowed an extra
10 minutes to transfer your answers from your question
booklet to your answer sheet.
insight into IELTS listening test

1. You listen to a conversation between two people set in an
everyday social situation, e.g. a conversation in an
accommodation agency, and answer questions on your
comprehension.
2. You listen to a monologue set in an everyday social
situation, e.g. a speech about local facilities or a talk about
the arrangements for meals during a conference.
3. You listen to a conversation between up to four people
set in an educational or training context, e.g. a university
tutor and a student discussing an assignment, or a group of
students planning a research project.
4. You listen to a monologue on an academic subject, e.g. a
university lecture.

Each section is heard once only.
insight into IELTS listening test
40 questions.

You may be asked to

answer multiple choice questions
label a plan, map or diagram
fill in a form
complete a table
complete a flow-chart
give short answers

Marking

Each correct answer receives one mark.

insight into IELTS reading test
Read three different passages and respond to related
questions in your IELTS Reading test.

Purpose of the test
It is designed to assess a wide range of reading skills:

read for the general sense of a passage
read for the main ideas
read for detail
understand inferences and implied meaning
recognise a writers opinions, attitudes and purpose
follow the development of an argument
Timing
The IELTS Reading test takes 60 minutes.
insight into IELTS reading test
Three sections to the IELTS Academic Reading test, and each
contains one long text. (2,150 - 2,750 words in total during
your test)

These are taken from books, journals, magazines and
newspapers. They have been written for a non-specialist
audience and are on academic topics of general interest.

They range from the descriptive and factual to the discursive
and analytical.

Each text might be accompanied by diagrams, graphs or
illustrations, and you will be expected to show that you
understand these too.

A simple glossary is provided if the material contains technical
terms.
insight into IELTS reading test
40 questions

You may be asked to

fill gaps in a passage of written text or in a table
match headings to written text to diagrams or charts
complete sentences
give short answers to open questions
answer multiple choice questions

Marking

Each correct answer receives one mark.

textbook (compulsory for attending students)

Brook-Hart, G., Jakemann, V., Complete IELTS, Bands
5-6.5, Students Book with answers, Cambridge
University Press

ISBN 978-0-52-117948-5



workbook (optional)

Harrison, M. Complete IELTS, Bands 5-6.5, Workbook
with answers, Cambridge University Press

ISBN 978-1-10-740197-6



bookshop contacts

HOEPLI, via Hoepli - Milan

Ms Milke or Ms Savegnago:

tel. 02 86 487 237

mail
a.milke@hoepli.it
v.savegnago@hoepli.it

10% discount for English course students

Online orders: www.hoepli.it (no discount available)
recommended textbooks
My Grammar Lab with key Intermediate (B1-B2), Pearson
ISBN 978 1 408 29915 9

My Grammar Lab with key Advanced (C1-C2), Pearson
ISBN 978 1 408 29911 1

Grammar for IELTS with answers,
ISBN 978 0 521 60462 8

Vocabulary for IELTS with answers,


ISBN 978 0 521 70 975 0
My Grammar Lab - blended learning
Education that combines:

book
online
mobile resources
online

Practice for every unit of the book
Instant grading and feedback
Pronunciation practice of grammar items
Downloadable audio programmes
Option to listen and check the answers
1-2 minute grammar tutor videos
mobile

Download exercises to your mobile
phone

Create exercises from a bank of
practice questions

Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad and


Android-based smartphones
recommended dictionaries

Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary, Oxford


University Press
Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary, Cambridge
University Press
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English, Pearson
Longman
Longman Business English Dictionary, Pearson Longman



other materials

Online resource links
ELT and ESP websites




free online placement test

http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/test-your-english/


free online placement test

http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/test-your-english/


assessment (optional)

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contacts



e-mail: eliane.nortey@guest.unimi.it

student office hour: e-mail booking required


course website

www.giurisprudenza.unimi.it