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Five hours of IELTS test preparation support videos "IELTS Special Lecture in Japanese" by James Kotani.

Mr. Nobuyoshi Kotani (also known as James Kotani) has taken the IELTS exam more than 80 times in 5 different countries. He has developed five hours of IELTS preparation videos, focusing on the most important points to help you improve your score. This unique offer is exclusively for the test takers who book their IELTS exam at an IDP Official Test Center! Don't miss out!

Note: The videos and materials are in Japanese language.

You can access IDP's free IELTS preparation tool in English at "IELTS Prepare". 

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Professor: Nobuyoshi Kotani (Yokohama City University)

Professor, Nobuyoshi Kotani

Graduated from Macquarie University with a Master's degree in Translation, Interpreting and Applied Linguistics (TESOL major). He holds a CELTA from Cambridge University and a PGCert in TEAP from the University of Leicester. He was a teacher at Osaka Prefectural High School and a full-time lecturer at Tokyo City University before assuming his current position. He is a part-time lecturer at Meiji Gakuin University and also a JSAF-IELTS Academic Supervisor. He has taught IELTS at Meiji University, Saitama University, Showa Women's University, Temple University, and many other institutions. “Mr. IELTS” has taken the IELTS exam more than 80 times in 5 countries. He is the author of many books, including "Comprehensive Preparation for All Parts of IELTS for Beginners," "IELTS Vocabulary for Beginners 3600," and "IELTS Writing Strategy.

What's special about the videos

Five points about the free videos

  • Completely original videos by James Kotani

  • Watch all or any of the videos as many times as you want until the day of the exam

  • All four sections of the test have been covered

  • More detailed explanations given for the Speaking and Writing sections

  • Complete analysis of the most important points

Advantages for the test takers

  • Stop and re-watch the parts you don't understand as many times as you want

  • Watch the videos at your own pace, 24 hours a day, anywhere

  • The fast-paced lectures and keywords by experienced instructors make it easy to understand

  • You can watch the videos in any order, from the beginning to the end, or you can focus on the parts you need to work on and watch them over and over again

  • Speaking and Writing are explained in more detail for each part and task


  • Introduction (about 5 minutes)

  • Overview: Reading (about 30 minutes), Listening (about 30 minutes), Writing (about 30 minutes), Speaking (about 30 minutes)

  • Focus on Speaking: Part 1 (about 30 minutes), Part 2 (about 30 minutes), Part 3 (about 30 minutes)

  • Focus on Writing: Task 1-1 (about 30 minutes), Task 1-2 (about 30 minutes), Task 1-3 (about 30 minutes)

  • Focus on Writing: Task 2-1 (about 30 minutes), Task 2-2 (about 30 minutes), Task 2-3 (about 30 minutes)

How to use

Register for your test with any IDP IELTS test center. Just click the link in your confirmation email to start practising today. 

Please note the following

  • This service is only available for students who have registered for the IELTS exam at an IDP Official Test Center. Please do not forward the login URL to anyone else.

  • Please do not record or copy the videos.

  • If any unauthorized use is discovered, we will immediately terminate your access to this course and contact you by email.

If you have any questions about the videos, please contact IDP Customer Support using the contact form.