The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s most popular English language proficiency test to measure the language ability of candidates for higher education and global migration.
The IELTS test is trusted by over 10,000 organizations, including universities, professional bodies, employers and migration authorities.
TEST FORMAT The IELTS has tests in listening, reading, writing and speaking. The listening and speaking tests are the same for the IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training; where they differ is in the reading and writing tests. The listening, reading and writing tests are all completed consecutively on the same day, with no breaks between them. The speaking test is conducted a week before or afterwards, however. The total test time is 2 hours 45 minutes.
The IELTS Academic is for the aspirants applying for higher education or professional registration.
The IELTS General Training is for those who wish to migrate to Canada, Australia or the UK or applying for secondary education, training programs or work-experience in an English-speaking environment.
Time: 30 minutes, plus 10 minutes extra to transfer your answers to the main answer sheet. There are four parts and 40 questions which include both monologues and conversations. A variety of voices and accents are used and each section is played only once. They will also be looking at the candidate’s ability to follow the development of ideas.
Multiplechoice, plan/map/diagram labelling, form completion, sentence completion short-answer questions and summary completion.
Time allowed: 60 minutes
This module consists of three passages with 40 questions testing the candidate’s ability to read for gist, main ideas and detail. Skimming, understanding a logical argument and recognizing a writer’s opinions, attitudes and purpose are also examined.
Multiple choice, True/False/Not Given, matching headings, matching features, summary completion, and short-answer questions
Time allowed: 60 minutes
There are two tasks in this section, which differ according to whether the candidate is taking the IELTS Academic or General Training.
Task 1: The candidate is presented with a graph, table, chart or diagram and asked to describe, summarize or explain the information in their own words. This may include data, stages of a process, how something works or describing an object or event. This is formal writing.
Task 2: In this task, you have to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem. This is also formal writing.
Task 1: In this task, you are presented with a situation and asked to write a letter requesting information, or explaining the situation. This may be personal, formal or semi-formal in nature.
Task 2: The test-taker has to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem.
This section consists of three parts.
Part 1: (4-5 minutes) the examiner asks general questions about the candidate and on a range of familiar topics such as home, family, studies, work and interests.
Part 2: (2-3 minutes) the test-taker will be given a card, on which is written a topic. They have one minute to prepare before speaking for up to two minutes.1-2 questions are then asked to the test-taker.
Part 3: (4-5 minutes) the examiner asks questions abstract in nature which are thematically connected to the topic in part 2..
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