IELTS

International English Language Testing System – IELTS

  • What is the IELTS Examination?

IELTS is the International English Language Testing System which tests English proficiency across the globe. Conducting 1.9 million tests in 2012,  IELTS is the world’s most popular high stakes English test for work, study and migration.

IELTS tests are held in over 800 centers with tests up to four times a month. IELTS respects international diversity and is fair to anyone who sits the test, regardless of nationality.

  • Who conducts the IELTS Examination?

The IELTS Test it is jointly owned by three reputable, international organizations: British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment. It is conducted in India by the British Council and the IDP. There are centers located all over India.

  • What is the format of the Exam?

You can choose from two types of IELTS test: Academic or General Training, depending on whether you want to study, work or migrate. Both modules are made up of four parts – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. IELTS results are graded on the unique IELTS 9-band scale.

 

Academic Module General Module
Listening – 30 minutes plus 10 minutes to transfer answers to the answer sheet

• 40 – 42 questions

• 4 recorded monologues & conversations

Listening – 30 minutes plus 10 minutes to transfer answers to the answer sheet

• 40 – 42 questions

• 4 recorded monologues & dialogues

Reading – 60 minutes

• 3 reading passages of around 2500 words each

• 40  questions

• Texts range from the descriptive & factual to the discursive & analytical

• May include non-verbal material such as graphs or diagrams

Reading – 60 minutes

• 5 passages with gradually increasing complexity

• 40 – 42 questions

• Section – 1 has 2-3 short factual texts

• Section – 2 has 2 work related or factual texts

• Section – 3 has 1 longer passage of general interest

Writing – 60 minutes

• 2 Tasks to be completed

• Task 1 is a summarization, explanation or description of a graph, table, chart or diagram of at least 150 words

• Task 2 is a short essay topic of at least 250 words

Writing – 60 minutes

• 2 Tasks to be completed

• Task 1 is a letter requesting information or explaining a situation in a personal, semi-formal or formal style of at least 150 words

• Task 2 is a short essay topic of at least 250 words

Speaking – 14 to 19 minutes cue card based

• Part – 1 generally includes an introduction & interview (4-5 minutes)

• Part – 2 includes speaking at length for 1 to 2 minutes based on a cue card entry (3-4 minutes)

• Part – 3 includes a two-way discussion (4-5 minutes)

Speaking – 14 to 20 minutes

• Part – 1 generally includes an introduction & interview (4-5 minutes)

• Part – 2 includes speaking at length for 1 to 2 minutes on a cue card entry (3-4 minutes)

• Part – 3 includes a two-way discussion (4-5 minutes)

 

  • Which IELTS Module is to be taken?

The Academic Module is taken by those candidates who wish to pursue higher education abroad. The admission to undergraduate and postgraduate studies is based on the result or score of the IELTS test.

The General Module is typically for those applicants who wish to immigrate overseas for settlement or work options. With changing times, IELTS have raised their bar in evaluating and rewarding points to the applicants conspicuously especially during the last 6-7 months even when one thinks of oneself to be competently proficient in the English language the same fails to bring the desired result-especially in writing and reading.

With 7,7,7 & 8 becoming a norm for any PR applicant it’s increasingly difficult to cut the ice. And the most pressing in-Voglio is in writing where despite all one’s sincere efforts and burning the midnight oil that coveted 7 that keeps one out of reach.

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How 7,7,7 & 8 Can make or break your PR Dream

Why? IELTS Training & Coaching

Follow the given links below and learn the Tips and Tricks to Master the IELTS Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking Exams:

  1. Reading

  2. Listening

  3. Speaking

  4. Writing

 

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