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Introduction of IELTS™ Test

The IELTS (International English Language Testing System) examines the language skills of applicants who have to work or study in a country in which English is the primary means of communication and education language. It includes four fundamental skills in language –reading, writing, listening and speaking. Three well-known international organizations manage IELTS that includes UK Council, IDP; manage IELTS Australia and Cambridge ESOL respectively. In the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada IELTS are a compulsory examination for university admission and training programs. The tests are conducted in centers worldwide. And they are recognized in countries such as Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand by universities, professional bodies, government agencies and immigration bodies.

IELTS test is of two formats they are

  • IELTS Academics
  • IELTS General Training

IELTS Academics

The academic format is generally intended for those interested in studying or training at an English language university or in higher and further education institutions. The results of the academic test are based on admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

General Training

The General Training test focuses on fundamental skills for survival in large social and work situations. It is typical for all those who want to attend secondary schools, work or training programs in English-speak countries. The general training test is necessary for people migrating to Australia, Canada, and New Zealand.

Note:

For registration and migration purposes, it must be noted that certain professions require academic test results. All applicants take the same modules for listening and speaking, but different modules for reading and writing.

Question Pattern for IELTS

Academic Section

 

SECTION FORMATE DURATION
Listening 4 sections, 40 questions It encompasses four recorded monologues and conversations 30 minutes
Reading 3 sections, 40 questions Three long reading passages with tasks. 60 minutes
Writing 2 tasks A writing task of at least 150 words 60 minutes
Speaking The face-to-face interview includes short questions, speaking at length about a familiar topic, etc 11 to 14 minutes

General Section

General Section

 

SECTION FORMATE DURATION
Listening 4 sections, 40 questions It encompasses four recorded monologues and conversations 30 minutes
Reading 3 sections, 40 questions The question in this section differs from Academics 60 minutes
Writing 2 tasks, The question in this section differs from Academics 60 minutes
Speaking The face-to-face interview includes short questions, speaking at length about a familiar topic, etc 11 to 14 minutes

Listening

This is the first part of the IELTS Test. Well, the listening section is divided into 4 sections, each with 10 questions and various difficulty level. The first two sections deal with social requirements. This section consists of conversion takes place between two speakers and a monolog. The final two sections deal with educational or training situations. Up to four people speak, and then there is a monologue.

Several question types are used, including multiple options, short questions, completion of sentences, notes /spreadsheet/table completion, diagram labeling, classification, matching. During the 30-minute test, a total of 40 questions have to be answered.

Reading

The reading section is different with regard to IELTS General and IELTS academic training. However, you will need to answer as many as 40 questions within 60 minutes for both. That actually means 20 minutes to each passage.

Academic Training Reading

There are three passages on the subject of general interest with increasing difficulty and 40 questions are to be answered by candidates. They are from magazines, newspapers, books, and journals. At least one text contains a logical argument in detail.

The IELTS doesn’t test your English as much as it tests your understanding. It tests your time management abilities and your ability to understand in a short period of time. In fact, two writing tasks have to be completed in only one hour. For academic IELTS and general education IELTS, the Writing section varies.

 

Academics Training Writing

There are two tasks, and candidates should spend about 20 minutes on Task 1, requiring them to write at least 150 words on Task 2–250 words for a period of 40 minutes. The evaluation of Task 2 has more weight than Task 1.

Task 1 requires candidates to examine and present the information in their own words a diagram or table. A point of view, argument or problem is presented to the candidates in Task 2. Their ability to present solutions to the problem and their opinion is assessed.

 

General Training Writing

In Task 1 you must write a letter requesting information or explaining a situation. It assesses its ability to communicate with people, collects and supplies general factual information, expresses needs, wants, likes and dislikes, expresses views, complaints, etc. A point of view, argument or problem is presented to candidates in Task 2. They are assessed for their ability to provide general information on the facts, describe a problem and provide a solution, prevent and justify an opinion, assess ideas, evidence or arguments and challenge them.

Speaking

In this 14-minute speaking section, you’re usually talking about your life, aspirations, study, and city. You should be prepared to discuss these issues.

 

IELTS Scoring

IELTS doesn’t have a pass or fail. The candidates are tested with scores 1 to 9 per test section – listening, reading, writing and speaking. Your four parts result then generate an overall band score.

 

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