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Preparing for IELTS

Humber College offers test takers several ways to prepare for their IELTS Test. 
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1. Private Tutoring 

One hour Private Tutoring is now available at the following times:

Days Time (pm) 
Tues, Wed and Thurs 3:00, 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00

The cost of tutoring is $50 per hour or $40 per hour if registered for an IELTS Test at Humber. Payment is made at the Test Centre before your tutoring session.

As you may not receive your first time choice, as scheduling is based on availablity, please provide us with alternative times you are available as well. 

To register for tutoring, please contact: ielts@humber.ca
Please indicate in your email which area of the test you would like to work on with the tutor.

If you are interested in working on writing, please answer either the GT or AC questions below, and send your writing to us at least 1 day before your tutoring session. 

Task 1 General TestYour next-door neighbour likes to listen to music late at night. Because of the loud noise, you often cannot sleep. Write a letter to your neighbour and include: a description of  the situation, explain the problem and offer at least one solution. (write at least 150 words) 

Task 2 General Test: The use of cell phones (mobile phones) has grown rapidly in the past few years. People use them for both business and personal reasons. What are the advantage and disadvantages of widespread use of cell phones? Give reasons for your answer and include relevant examples from your own knowlege.                                                                                                                 

Task 1 Academic Test: The chart below shows the cost-of-living in two different cities as compared to the national cost-of-living average. Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant. (write at least 150 words) 

Cost-of-Living Percentage Averages Above and Below the National Average

Item Riverdale Cape Alicia
Groceries 4.7% 0.5%
Housing 19% -12.5%
Utilities 4.5% 1.2%
Transportation 4% -3.8%
Health Care 7% 0.8%
Clothing 5.5% 1%

Task 2 Academic Test: Life now is better than it was 100 years ago. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.  (write at least 250 words) 
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2. FREE 1 Hour Skills Workshops

Attend a free workshop before you take your IELTS test. All workshops will be held in room J120 at the North Campus from 5:00pm-6:00pm. Call or email to sign up for these workshops.

North Campus, transit and maps

Spring 2018 

May Workshops Dates
Learn about the IELTS Test Fri. May 4
Listening  Fri. May 11
Reading Mon. May 14
Writing Fri. May 25
Speaking Mon. May 28
June Workshops Dates
Learn about the IELTS Test Fri. June 1
Listening  Fri. June 8
Reading Mon. June 11
Writing Fri. June 22
Speaking Mon. June 30

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3. IELTS Pretesting: April 18, May 2, May16, May30

To sign up or for more information please call or email the Test Centre. 

Pretests run 5:00-8:30pm in Rm J120. 

What is pretesting?

  • Practice Listening, Reading and Writing*
  • Total test time is approx. 3hrs
  • IELTS band scores are given after two weeks for Listening and Reading or four weeks for Writing
  • Tests are marked by Cambridge Assessment
  • Simulates a real "test-like" environment 

*Please note that pretests are not available for Speaking 

Why participate?

  • Identify where you need more help.
  • Benefit from practicing under real test conditions
  • Take six to eight weeks before live exam to identify current English language level and assists in preparation for the live exam

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4. Road to IELTS  (Online)

Road to IELTS / IELTS preparation and practiceTry out the test for free before registering.  Road to IELTS - Test Drive 
Once you register for the test, get 30 hours of free online preparation.
To access your free online test preparation, visit the Candidate Area. You will need your Reference Number and the Email Address you used to register with.