IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
IELTS is the International English Language Testing System which tests English proficiency across the globe. IELTS is jointly owned by British Council, IDP Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment through more than 1000 locations across 140 countries. IELTS is the world’s most popular test of English for higher education and global migration. This continues the important role which IELTS has long played in language testing for study and immigration in the UK and other countries, including Australia, Canada and New Zealand. IELTS tests the four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking. IELTS is a secure, valid and reliable test of real-life ability to communicate in English for education, immigration and professional accreditation. Candidates can sit an IELTS test in over 1,000 centers and locations around the world. This global test has the highest levels of quality control. Conducting 1.4 million tests globally. Candidate can choose from two types of IELTS test: Academic, General Training, or UKVI Approved 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.
IELTS Types :
- General Module :This test is designed for those who aspire to undertake non-academic training / gain work experience or for immigration to English speaking country.
- Academic Module :This test is for student who aspire for higher education in foreign universities and for professionals like medical professionals who either want to study or practice in an English speaking country.
There are 4 parts of this examination which lasts for approximately 3 hours – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. The scores are normally valid for 2 years and the results are accepted all over the world including France, Singapore, Australia, UK, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, USA, Dubai and many institutions in Europe. Most universities accept band scores from 6 to more. For professional courses like medical profession minimum band score of 7 is essential.
IELTS Test Format :
|Listening (There are 4 sections and 40 questions)||30 minutes|
|Reading (There are 3 sections and 40 questions)||60 minutes|
|Writing (There are 2 tasks only)||60 minutes|
|Speaking ( Direct interviews with task to talk on some topic)||11 to 14 minutes|
IELTS Coaching :
- Smaller batches ensure personal guidance, where our trainers provide intensive and focused classroom teaching. Each module of the class schedule will cover all the sections of the IELTS – Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking.
- Classes will be held 2-4 times a week with the provision of maximum flexibility in the schedule & personal attention is given to each student in accordance to their problem areas in different modules.
- We provide ample listening practice from previous IELTS tests. Therefore, we ensure rigorous practice in pursuit of high scores.
- We provide feedback to the students on their errors and share strategies to improve scores & extensive speaking practice is provided using previous IELTS test questions covering all three sections.
- Study material, including sample papers of the previous IELTS tests along with CD’s are included in the course fee.
- Our faculty believes not only in tutoring, but also mentoring and guiding students to excel in the IELTS & hence, simulated tests are provided to offer our students the real experience of an IELTS examination.
- Comprehensive on-site library for language building is accessible. Our trainers build a complete learning environment for their students, which prepares them well and gives them the confidence they need.
IELTS FAQ’s :
Q- Why are there two versions of the IELTS test?
A- IELTS has two versions – Academic and General Training. The Academic test is for those who want to study at a tertiary level in an English-speaking country. The General Training test is for those who want to work or training programs, secondary school or migrate to an English-speaking country. All candidates take the same Listening and Speaking tests, but different Reading and Writing tests.
Q- When can I take IELTS test?
A- IELTS is conducted once every week. You’re advised to book an appointment in advance.
Q- My given and family names are the same. What should I enter into the registration form?
A- Enter your name into the family name field. Enter a period (.) in the given name field.
Q- What documents can I use as ID (proof of identity) at the test centers?
A- You need to produce a valid passport when you appear for the test.
Q- Who sets the ‘pass’ mark for the IELTS test?
A- There is no pass or fail in IELTS. Scores are graded on the 9-band system. Each educational institution or organisation sets its own level of IELTS scores to meet its individual requirements. To find out more, search the list of organisations which accept IELTS scores.
Q- How soon can I re-appear for the IELTS test?
A- There is no restriction on when you can re-appear for the test. However, IELTS recommends that you reflect on your result and make additional preparations before attempting the test again.
Q- Is the IELTS test completed in one day?
A- The Listening, Reading and Writing components of the test are always completed in a continuous sequence, with no break. Depending on the test center, the Speaking test may be taken either seven days prior to or after the main test date.
Q- What is the IELTS Speaking test?
A- The Speaking test is a conversation with a certified IELTS Examiner. The Speaking test is made up of three sections. It is recorded on an audio cassette or a digital recorder.
Q- How is IELTS Writing marked?
A- Examiners award a band score for each of four criterion areas: Task Achievement (for Task 1), Task Response (for Task 2), Coherence and Cohesion, Lexical Resource, and Grammatical Range and Accuracy. The four criteria are equally weighted.
Q- How is IELTS Speaking marked?
A- Examiners award a band score for each criterion: Fluency and Coherence, Lexical Resource, Grammatical Range and Accuracy, and Pronunciation. The four criteria are equally weighted.
Q- How is IELTS marked?
A- Candidates receive scores on a Band Scale from 1 to 9. A profile score is reported for each skill. The four individual scores are averaged and rounded to produce an Overall Band Score. Overall Band Scores and scores for each sub-test (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking) are reported in whole bands or half bands.