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The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) measures the language proficiency of people who want to study or work where English is used as a language of communication. It uses a nine-band scale to clearly identify levels of proficiency, from non-user (band score 1) through to expert (band score 9).
IELTS Academic or IELTS General Training
IELTS is available in: 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 provide a valid and accurate assessment of the four language skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking.
All test takers take the same Listening and Speaking tests but
different Reading and Writing tests. Make sure that you prepare for the correct test type.
The Listening, Reading and Writing sections of all IELTS tests are completed on the same day, with no breaks in between them.
The Speaking section, however, can be finished up to a week before or after the other tests. The total test time is 2 hours and 45 minutes.
IELTS Listening test is made to assess you listening abilities. This module is the same for Academic and General IELTS.
The Listening module takes 40 minutes: 30 min for testing and 10 min for transferring your answers to the answer sheet. There are 40 questions in Listening module, with 10 questions in each section. Sections get increasingly difficult. You will listen to four recordings which are a mix of monologues and conversations from a range of native speakers and you will only hear each recording once.
These questions test your ability to understand:
· Main ideas and detailed factual information
· The opinions and attitudes of speakers
· The purpose of an utterance
· The ability to follow the development of ideas.
Listening part details:
Recording 1 A conversation between two people set in an everyday social context.
Recording 2 A monologue set in an everyday social context, e.g. a speech about local facilities.
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.
A variety of question types are used, including multiple choice, form completion, note completion, summary completion, sentence completion, and short-answer questions.
Candidates for IELTS Academic and IELTS General both do the same listening test
9 listening tips for your IELTS exam
The best way to prepare for the listening test is to practice as often as you can but here we have some tips that can help you prepare for your exam.
1. Attempt all questions –there are no penalties for incorrect answers.
2. Be careful to not waste time on a question that you don’t know though – guess and move on.
3. Watch out for plurals in answers. If the question requires a plural answer, a singular answer is incorrect.
4. Answers appear in the order they are heard in the audio. They come quickly or with large gaps between them.
5. Prepare to hear a potential answer that is not the actual answer. This is common when two people are making plans. They first agree on meeting at a certain time, but then one remembers that they cannot so they decide on a new time.
6. Take care when you transfer your answers and pay attention to the word limit for your answers on your answer sheet!
7. Multiple choice answers will ask for a letter (a, b, c, d). Write the letter and not the corresponding answer. When asked to complete a sentence using no more than two words, and the correct answer is “leather coat,” then “a coat made of leather” is incorrect. Same goes for numbers.
8. Hyphenated words (like “part-time”) are considered as one word.
9. A date (1990) is considered one number.
IELTS Reading examines a variety of reading skills, and although the question formats are the same, the text styles are different for Academic and General Training. You will be given around 60 minutes to answer 40 questions, and there are 3 different reading texts to read. Each section contains one text and questions. Each section should take roughly 20 minutes.
The test takes place directly after the listening test. It is 1 hour long with no time to transfer your answers from the question sheet to the answer sheet so make sure you write your answers on the answer paper within the 1 hour time frame.
In General Reading Module, the texts are generally shorter, easier and are from social, academic and work contexts. In Academic Reading Module, the three texts are longer and more complex than for general candidates. The texts are of an academic nature and taken from books, magazines and journals.
IELTS Reading Tips
1. Read every day: Firstly, you need to read. Articles online, newspapers, novels, and journals are wonderful places to start. Try not to read consciously and just go with the flow of the text.
2. Read the questions first: This tip is a game-changer when it comes to the IELTS. You have 60 minutes to answer 40 questions linked to 3 texts. Time is of the essence, so you cannot read the text fully and take your own sweet time. Read the questions first. This will tell you what to look for when you get to the passage and save precious time.
3. Reread the questions and understand them: Seriously, a small error in understanding what the question wants can pull you back a long way. Read the questions thoroughly.
4. Scan, skim and summarize: Skim the passage given to you and look for main ideas, understand the layout of the text, highlight keywords and salient points, and try to make sense of what the passage is about.
5. Key in the keywords in your head: Questions will ask you to look for specific information and fill in/choose the right answers. While skimming, make sure you highlight keywords like dates, places, topics, numbers etc.
6. Familiarize yourself with various Question Types and practice: These will help you familiarize yourself with the IELTS Question Types and ensure that you have sufficient practice.
7. Vocabulary: When you read articles and content from different genres, you are not only building your knowledge but also encountering new words as you progress. Read, learn the words you do not know, and keep reading.
The IELTS Writing test is designed to assess a wide range of writing skills, including how well you
· write a response appropriately
· organise ideas
· use a range of vocabulary and grammar accurately
General & Academic Writing
Timing: The IELTS Writing test takes 60 minutes. Spend 20 minutes on Task 1, and 40 minutes on Task 2. You will need to manage your own time, so make sure you move on to Task 2 after 20 minutes.
Two tasks: Task 1 and Task 2. You will be asked to write at least 150 words for Task 1 and at least 250 words for Task 2
The topics used in the IELTS General Training Writing test are of general interest. In Task 1 you will be presented with a situation and asked to write a letter requesting information or explaining the situation. You can write the letter in a personal, semi-formal or formal style. In Task 2 you will be asked to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem.
Write in a formal style in the IELTS Academic Writing test. In Task 1 you will be presented with a graph, table, chart or diagram. You will be asked to describe, summarise or explain the information in your own words. This might involve describing and explaining data, describing the stages of a process or how something works, or describing an object or event. In Task 2 you will be asked to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem. You should make the content interesting and easy to understand.
IELTS Writing Tips
1. Before writing an essay, you must know its basic structure.
2. Do Task 2 first, because it is worth more marks and is easier.
3. Don’t waste too much time on Task 1. Learn all the specific writing structure for each type of task 1. In the real test, you just have to apply that structure with new data and suitable verb tenses.
4. You must complete both tasks.
5. Again, practice writing. Do both 2 tasks in one hour. You can focus only on task 1 or task 2, but before the test, you should practice writing both tasks to get familiar with time limits.
6. Practice makes perfect. In writing, this statement is completely true. But it is better if there is someone to check your writing for you and so you can learn from your mistakes.
7. Writing requires wide academic vocabulary.
8. Avoid all informal ways of writing. There are some rules of writing you should follow. For example: no abbreviations, no 1st and 2nd pronoun or possessive (I, you, me, my, your), except in conclusion where you have to state your opinion.
9. Each body paragraph has to include: the topic sentence, supporting sentences (2-3 sentences), development sentences (evidence: example, experience, data). In many languages (English included), there are many ways to develop a body paragraph, which results in a situation where that topic sentence is not the first sentence. But you are advised to put the topic sentence at the beginning of each body paragraph. Don’t be creative in this case.
IELTS Speaking is a face-to-face, informal discussion with an IELTS examiner, and is the same for both Academic and General Training. The test is divided into 3 parts and is designed to test your pronunciation, fluency, grammar and vocabulary.
In the Speaking test, you will have a discussion with a certified examiner. It will be interactive and as close to a real-life situation as a test can get.
The Speaking test is 11-14 minutes long and is in three parts.
Part 1 – You will answer questions about yourself and your family.
Part 2 – You will speak about a topic.
Part 3 – You will have a longer discussion about the topic introduced in Part 2.
IELTS Speaking tips
· Be fluent and liberated: Speak fluently and spontaneously. You will gain more points. Don’t worry too much about using clever vocabulary, it’s more important to be fluent. But also don’t speak too quick and mind your grammar. You should find a “healthy balance” between speaking too quickly and making long pauses.
· Practise answering sample questions: Typically, you will be asked about everyday topics, such as work, studies, sport, family and so on. So you should try answering IELTS Speaking questions before the exam.
· Ask the question again if you need to: Don’t be shy, if you want to clarify something. You will not lose points for asking the examiner.
· Be emotional! : Speak with emotions. Nothing separates the experienced speaker from beginners as tone of the speech. Express your feelings like you would do using your native language.
· Extend your speech: Try to speak at least more than the examiner. If you are asked a question using one sentence, respond with two or more. And never give short, uncommunicative replies.