IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System (IELTS) measures the English language proficiency of people who is willing to study or work where English is used as a language of communication. It is calculated for a bandscore of 9 . Score is Valid for 2 years.
IELTS Consists of two kinds of examination:-1.IELTS Academic
2.IELTS General Training
IELTS Academic – For the people applying for higher education or professional registration
General Training – For those migrating to Australia, Canada and the UK, or training programmes and work experience in an English-speaking country.
Test Pattern :-This test consists of 4 Modules in which proficiency of English is been tested:-
1.Listening 2. Reading
3.Writing 4. Speaking
The Listening, Reading and Writing module of all IELTS tests would be held on the
same day, with no breaks in between them.
The Speaking module, would be held in the same week before or after the other tests.
Your test centre would provide prior information before attending the test.
Listening (40 min)You will listen to four different recordings of native English speakers and then write your
answers to a series of questions. All the four recording are played for 30 min and in the end
of the test you are provided 10 min to transfer your answers into answer sheet.
Recording 1 – a telephonic conversation between two people regarding an enquiry booking
a hotel or academic details
Recording 2 – a monologue set in an everyday social context, e.g. a speech about local
Recording 3 – a conversation between up to four people set in an educational or training
context, e.g. a university tutor and a student discussing an assignment.
Recording 4 – a monologue on an academic subject, e.g. a university lecture.
Each section consists of 10 questions. Overall, you need to answer 40 questions.
Reading (60 min)The Reading module consists of 40 questions. The reading passages would test your
IELTS Academic test – this includes three long texts which range from the
descriptive and factual to the discursive and analytical. These are taken from books,
journals, magazines and newspapers. They have been selected for a non-specialist
audience but are appropriate for people entering university courses or seeking
IELTS General Training test – This includes extracts from books, magazines,
newspapers, notices, advertisements, company handbooks and guidelines. These are
materials you are likely to encounter on a daily basis in an English-speaking
Writing (60 min)Writing module consists of 2 tasks in which your writing skills are been analysed.
Task 1 – You will be presented with a graph, table, chart or diagram and asked to
describe, summarise or explain the information in your own words. You may be
asked to describe and explain data, describe the stages of a process, how something
works or describe an object or event.
Task 2 – You will be asked to write an essay in response to a point of view,
argument or issue based topic. Responses to both tasks must be in a formal style.
IELTS General TrainingTask 1 – You will be presented with a situation and asked to write a letter requesting
information, or explaining the situation. The letter may be personal, semi-formal or formal in
Task 2 – You will be asked to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or
problem. The essay can be fairly personal in style.
Speaking (11–14 min)
The speaking module assesses your use of spoken English. Every test is being recorded.
Personal Interview – the examiner will ask you general questions about yourself and a range
of familiar topics, such as home, family, work, studies and interests. This part lasts between
four and five minutes
Cue Card – You will be given a card which asks you to talk about a particular topic. You will
have one minute to prepare before speaking for up to two minutes. The examiner will then
ask one or two questions on the same topic.
Discussion – You will be asked further questions about the topic in Part 2. These will give
you the opportunity to discuss more abstract ideas and issues. This part of the test lasts
between four and five minutes.
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