IELTS

WHAT IS IELTS?

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is extensively acknowledged as a steadfast means of assessing the language skill of applicants who desire to study or work where English is the language of communication.

WHAT IS THE TEST FORMAT?

There are four components in IELTS (LISTENING, READING, WRITING, and SPEAKING). Listening and Speaking tests are same for all the candidates. Reading and Writing depends upon the training module.

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ACADEMIC TRAINING GENERAL TRAING
The IELTS Academic training is for candidates applying for higher learning or professional registration in an English speaking environment. General Training is for individuals who want to acquire Permanent residence (Australia, Canada New Zealand, UK) and for work permit.


ACADEMIC TRAINING

LISTENING:

There are 4 sections with 10 questions each; time given is approximately 30 minutes and 10 minutes to transfer the answers. An applicant can hear the recording only once. The recordings consists a range of accents, including British, Australian, New Zealand, American and Canadian.

READING:

There are 3 reading passages with a multiplicity of questions using a number of task types with 40 questions; time given is 60 minutes. Reading passages are taken from books, journals, magazines and newspapers, and have been written for a non-specialist audience.

WRITING: There are 2 Writing tasks.

Task type and format

In Writing Task 1, aspirants may be asked to illustrate facts or figures presented in one or more graphs, charts or tables on a related topic; or they may be given a diagram of a machine, a device or a process and asked to explain how it works. Time allotted for this task will be 20 minutes. They are asked to write at least 150 words.

In Writing Task 2, candidates are given a topic to write. Answers should be a discursive thought of the pertinent issues. Test takers should be in no doubt that they read the task carefully and provide a full and relevant retort. Time allotted for this task will be 40 minutes. They are asked to write at least 250 words


SPEAKING:

The Speaking test consists of an oral interview between an aspirant and an examiner. All Speaking tests are recorded. Time allotted is 11-14 minutes. There are 3 parts of speaking that includes Introduction, Main Topic and Cross questioning.


GENERAL TRAINING

LISTENING:

There are 4 sections with 10 questions each; time given is approximately 30 minutes and 10 minutes to transfer the answers. An applicant can hear the recording only once. The recordings consists a range of accents, including British, Australian, New Zealand, American and Canadian.

READING:

There are 3 sections. Section 1 may contain two or three short texts or several shorter texts. Section 2 comprises two texts. In Section 3, there is one long text; time given is 60 minutes

WRITING:

There are two Writing tasks. Time allotted will be 60 minutes.


TASK TYPE AND FORMAT

In Task 1, candidates are asked to respond to a situation, for example, by writing letter requesting information or explaining a situation.

In Task 2, contender writes an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem.

SPEAKING:

The Speaking test consists of an oral interview between an aspirant and an examiner. All Speaking tests are recorded. Time allotted is 11-14 minutes. . There are 3 parts of speaking that includes Introduction, Main Topic and Cross questioning.

HOW IS IELTS SCORED

IELTS results are reported on a nine-band scale.