IELTS Exam Training Courses
28-Day VOCABULARY Challenge
Get ALL the IELTS vocabulary you need for a quick boost
A daily online task page, with worksheets, videos, integrated skills practice and private Facebook group.
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...trying to improve your IELTS score
but having problems understanding the Listening and Reading texts?
but confused by all the advice you’ve read and worried you might be doing things wrong?
...trying to build your vocabulary
but getting overwhelmed by how much you need to learn?
but feel like you’re not making any progress?
...desperate for ideas
to make your writing and speaking sound more academic, more confident and more authoritative?
that you’re considering giving up?
Sometimes it feels like you need a PhD in Biology, Zoology, Chemistry, Psychology and Architecture to understand some of the IELTS texts!
But over my 28 years of teaching IELTS and examining, I’ve collected a list of key words and topics that will help you improve your understanding of all the IELTS topics quickly and easily, without having to swallow a dictionary!
My 28-Day Vocabulary Course will take you through the essentials to help you read, listen, speak and write confidently.
And I will be there to help you along the way.
HOW WILL COURSE HELP ME?
A set of carefully-chosen videos will introduce key topics in a visual, memorable and engaging way.
My daily vocabulary worksheets will help you understand the new words quickly, record them in a memorable way and use them in IELTS-related sentences.
Each day includes a Reading, Listening, Speaking AND Writing task related to the vocabulary topic so that you can see the words in context and recycle them.
Private Facebook Group
The closed ’28-Day Planners’ group will give you a chance to ask questions and share experiences and links with other like-minded students, and get feedback and support!
LINKS to further practice
Each topic includes external links to other sources that you can save and watch later as revision if you choose to.
Yes! My now-famous colour mindmaps are included in the course! There are 5 in total that you can print out and keep. They help you see links between the topics and have been proven to help generate ideas in the test.
Access to me!
I am always on hand to answer your questions. I will be in the Facebook group every day to check how you’re doing, respond to your questions and give accurate and expert advice.
Full student access to all the extra materials, tests, quizzes and audio in CommonLit.org
GT and Academic options
Real tests and examples for both Academic and General Training in each lesson.
I’m FIONA and I created the 28-Day Vocabulary Course to give you a quick and effective way of boosting your vocabulary for the IELTS test.
I’ve been teaching English for 28 years, and I qualified as a Speaking and Writing IELTS Examiner in 2006.
I have taught students from all over the world and worked in 10 different countries with the British Council, including France, Japan, Taiwan, Poland and Sri Lanka.
I’ve used almost every IELTS coursebook and test paper that has ever
My goal is
And I want people to
Even if you’ve done lots of other courses or read lots about IELTS online, this will help you see
The Vocabulary Course gives you:
28 x days of Vocabulary Tasks
28 x worksheets for each topic
28 x introductory videos
28 x Reading tasks with explanations
28 x Listening Tasks with video explanations
28 x Speaking Tasks with examples
28 x Writing Tasks and Band 9 Models
28 x motivational emails with a daily challenge
5 x Colour Mind Maps
28 x the best learning tools you might not have heard of
6 weeks’ full access to CommonLit.org
A private Facebook Group
6 weeks of access to me!
This all sounds great BUT…
Do I get the whole course at the start?
NO. I designed the course so that you learn step by step. You get access to ONE lesson each day.
You don’t need to do everything in each lesson.
I strongly recommend that you do the vocabulary worksheet each day.
If you have time you can choose one other task e.g. Reading/Writing/Listening/Speaking. Or all of them!
How is this course different from the 3-Month Study Programme?
The 28-Day Vocabulary Course and Challenge (6 weeks access for $35) is included in the Members Academy. It has daily practice of all 4 skills for each IELTS topic. You get access to one new lesson each day.
The 3-Month Study Programme has full courses for each skill, a bank of extra resources, weekly live lessons, writing feedback and a private Facebook group. You get full access to all the courses as soon as you join.
How long will I have access to the materials?
You can download all the materials and keep them forever. You will have access to the Members Academy for 42 days.
Will I be able to understand everything?
The aim of the course is to improve your vocabulary, so there will be words that you don’t understand and you will need to check them yourself.
The YouTube videos have subtitles so you can pause and listen again.
All of the Reading and Listening worksheets also have detailed answers included and you can print them off and keep them as a reference.
Do I need to have internet access?
YES. The course is fully online. But unlike most online courses, you get a worksheet for every video and Reading/Listening test that you can print off – with colour-coded answers and full explanations, which give you real test-like practice and help you see progress quickly.
Can I download the videos?
The introductory videos are all publicly available YouTube videos which you can access any time.
You will not be able to downloadmy tuition videos. You will have access to them as long as you are on the course.
How long will I have access to the course?
You will be able to access the lesson, videos and Facebook group for as long as the course lasts (28 Days) plus an extra 2 weeks in case you need time to catch up.
You can download and keep the PDF materials that are made available to you during your course.
*The extra Library of e-books is only available to full Academy Members, so there may be some links that will not work for you.
What if I'm not very technical?
I have made everything as easy as possible.
You can access all the videos and materials on a computer, tablet or phone, just by putting in your email address and password.
Do you offer a Money Back Guarantee?
YES! You will not receive the whole course at the start. You will receive one lesson each day for 28 days. If you are not 100% happy with the first lesson (Day 1), or you think it may not be the right level for you, you can get a refund though I would much prefer to get your feedback and try to make it right!
What if I don't have a credit card?
I recommend that you sign up to PayPal, which is a safe way of paying online.
For Members Academy payments ($75 or more), I now accept Western Union and Transferwise bank transfers.
I'm doing General Training. Is the course right for me?
General Training Reading Parts 1 and 2 and Task 1 Writing are different from Academic, but the Listening, Speaking and Writing Task 2 and Reading Part 3 are exactly the same, so the same topics apply. The course will improve your general vocabulary, which will be useful for all aspects of the General Training Test. The course includes General Training Reading examples, but not daily. However, this will give you a chance to practice the other skills on a day when there is no GT Reading.
Will you mark and check my writing?
This is a self-study course, so all the materials have answers and you can check everything by yourself.
However, you can ask me questions in the FB group if there is any grammar/vocabulary area you are unsure about.
What happens after the course is finished?
After 42 days, you will no longer have access to the course. If you wish to join the Members Academy at this stage, you will be able to join at a reduced fee of $75 (full price $99).
How much work will I have to do?
This is up to you.
The best way to make the most of the course is to engage with the materials – print them off, write on them, take notes, make lists and review them daily.
You will need to set aside a minimum one hour a day for this if you really want to see progress.
BUT DON’T TAKE MY WORD FOR IT…
Need a few more details?
This syllabus gives you an overview of what you can expect to learn about on the 28-Day Course.
Come and have a look inside!
Are you ready to kick-start your IELTS vocabulary and level up your score?