IELTS

18 Jan


The IELTS Academic exam is for people applying for higher education or professional registration in an English speaking environment. It widely reflects some of the features of academic language.

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) keep account of the language proficiency of people who want to study or work where English is used as a major language of communication. It uses a nine-band scale to clearly identify the levels of proficiency, from non-user through to expert. IELTS score is a true proof of your English proficiency in general. This test is recognised worldwide and that’s why if you have a good IELTS score, you can use this certificate as a unmatchable proof of your proficiency of handling English as a second language.

 IELTS General Training

This test is available in two test versions: Academic – for people applying for higher education or professional registration, and General Training for those migrating to Australia, Canada and the UK, or applying for secondary education, training programmes and work experience in an English-speaking environment. Both versions offer a valid and accurate assessment of the four language skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking.

 Two formats of IELTS test are available –

 

IELTS Academic

This module is designed for candidates who seek to acquire education at undergraduate or postgraduate levels, and for those who want to go abroad for professional registration.

IELTS General

This format is for those who wish to migrate to English-speaking countries for secondary education, work experience or training programs. People migrating to Australia, Canada and New Zealand must take the General Training test.

The basic Modules of IELTS

Listening Module:

Examines how well and how fast you can comprehend day-to-day verbal communication in diverse settings. You listen to recorded audio without repeat and you record your responses in provided answer sheets.

Reading Module:

In this you are tested on how well you comprehend written text from regular publications. You have to read a number of passages, adverts, or manuals and answer questions about them in a booklet.

Speaking Module:

In this you need to demonstrate your ability to hold a conversation in English comfortably even at increasing difficulty. You will speak one-on-one with an examiner who will ask you a variety of questions starting from introducing yourself, family, work or educational background etc.

Writing Module:

In this module you demonstrate your ability to communicate effectively in written English in both formal and informal settings. First you are asked to write a letter and then, in the second part, you are required to write an essay such as an argumentative essay on a given topic. For example, you may be asked to write a friend to ask about the nature of a city you’re planning to relocate to in the first question or asked to explain your position.

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