100-hour learning plan to achieve an IELTS Band 7

International Education Center

Beijing Language and Culture University Press

Weeks 1-2: Familiarization and Diagnostic Test (5 hours)

Understand the format and structure of the IELTS exam.

Take a diagnostic test to assess your current proficiency level and identify areas of weakness.

Weeks 3-4: Reading Skills Development (15hours)

Familiarize yourself with various questiontypes in the Reading section.

Practice skimming, scanning, and reading for detail techniques.

Complete practice tests and analyze your performance.

Weeks 5-6: Listening Skills Development(15 hours)

Learn effective listening strategies, suchas predicting, note-taking, and recognizing paraphrases.

Practice listening to a variety of accents and speed.

Complete practice tests and review your answers.

Weeks 7-8: Writing Skills Development (20hours)

Study different task types in the Writing section (Task 1: Graphs, charts, diagrams; Task 2: Essay).

Learn how to organize ideas, develop arguments, and write coherently.

Practice writing essays and analyzing sample responses.

Weeks 9-10: Speaking Skills Development(20 hours)

Understand the assessment criteria for the Speaking section.

Practice speaking fluently, using a wide range of vocabulary and grammatical structures.

Engage in mock speaking tests and receive feedback on pronunciation, coherence, and lexical resource.

Weeks 11-12: Vocabulary and Grammar Review(10 hours)

Focus on building vocabulary related to common IELTS topics.

Review essential grammar rules and practice applying them in context.

Use vocabulary and grammar exercises specifically designed for the IELTS exam.

Weeks 13-16: Practice Tests and Review (15hours)

Complete full-length practice tests under timed conditions.

Analyze your performance, identify weaknesses, and focus on improving them.

Review test strategies and techniques for each section.

Weeks 17-18: Final Review and Exam Strategies (10 hours)

Consolidate your knowledge and skills across all sections.

Revise important grammar rules,vocabulary, and test-taking strategies.

Familiarize yourself with common pitfalls and develop strategies to avoid them.

Week 19: Mock Exam and Feedback (5 hours)

Take a full-length mock exam to simulate the actual IELTS test.

Analyze your performance and receive feedback on areas of improvement.

Week 20: Final Practice and Confidence Building (5 hours)

Focus on targeted practice in areas identified during the mock exam.

Review test strategies and techniques to manage time effectively.

Boost confidence through additional practice and positive reinforcement.

Remember to allocate additional time for self-study, practice, and review outside of the scheduled hours. Regularly track your progress, set achievable goals, and seek guidance from teachers or resources when needed.