IELTS

IELTS Training

IELTS: IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is the most commonly used English language exam worldwide. IELTS allows you to globally live, learn, and work. IELTS is recognized by more than 140 countries including colleges, universities, employers, immigration authorities and professional bodies.
IELTS is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP: Cambridge English Language Assessment and IELTS Australia.
IELTS evaluates all of your English skills — reading, writing, listening, and speaking — and is designed to reflect how you will use English in your day-to-day study, work, and play communications, in your new life abroad.
The IELTS test has two types: IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. Listening and speaking are the same for both tests but the subject matter of the components Reading and Writing differs depending on which test you are taking.
Components of all IELTS assessments Listening, Reading and Writing are done on the same day, with no gaps in between.
However the Speaking portion may be performed up to a week prior to or after the other tests. You will notify your test centre.
The total test time is 2 hours and 45 minutes.
IELTS Scorecard
Band Score
    9
        8
     7
         6
     5
English Level
Expert
Very Good
Good
Competent
Modest
Test format – Listening
30 minutes
You’ll listen to four native English speaking recordings and then write your answers to a series of questions.
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.
Assessors will look for evidence of your ability to understand key ideas and detailed factual information, speakers ‘ opinions and attitudes, the purpose of an utterance, and evidence of your ability to follow ideas develop.

Test format – Reading 

60 minutes
The Reading component consists of 40 questions, designed to test a wide range of reading competencies. These include reading for gist, reading for main ideas, reading for detail, skimming, understanding logical arguments and acknowledging the views, attitudes and purpose of writers.
IELTS Academic Test–this includes three long texts ranging from descriptive to factual, to discursive and analytical. These are taken from books, newspapers, and magazines. etc  They have been selected for a non-specialist audience, but are suitable for persons entering university courses or seeking professional enrollment.
IELTS General Training Test – this includes excerpts from books, magazines, newspapers, notices, advertisements, manuals and guidelines for companies. These are materials which you are likely to encounter in an English-speaking environment on a daily basis.

Test format – Academic Writing

60 minutes
IELTS Academic test
Topics are of general interest to test takers entering undergraduate and postgraduate studies or seeking professional registration and are suitable for that. Two tasks lie ahead:
Task 1 – A graph, table, chart or diagram will be shown and you will be asked to describe, outline or illustrate the details in your own words. You may be asked to describe and explain data, describe the stages of a process, how an object or event works or describes it.
Task 2 – In response to a point of view, argument or problem, you’ll be asked to write an essay. Answers to both tasks must be in a formal manner

IELTS General Training

Topics are of general interest. There are two tasks:
Task 1 – You will be presented with a situation and asked to write a letter asking for information or explaining the situation. The letter may be in a personal, semi-formal or formal style.
Task 2 – You will be asked to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or issue. The essay can be quite personal in style.

Test format – Speaking 

11–14 minutes
The speaking component assesses your use of spoken English. Every test is recorded.
Part 1 – The examiner will ask you general questions about yourself and a number of familiar topics, such as home, family, work, study and interest. This part lasts from four to five minutes.
Part 2  –You will receive a card that asks you to talk about a specific subject. You’ll have to prepare for up to two minutes before you speak. The examiner will then ask one or two questions on the same subject.
Part 3 –Further questions on the subject will be asked in Part 2. They will give you the opportunity to discuss more abstract ideas and issues. This part of the test will last between four and five minutes.
The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) is the English test trusted by universities, colleges and governments around the world.
PTE Scorecard
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Test
IELTS
PTE
TOEFL
GRE
GMAT
Test Dates
Every Week
Every week
Every Week
Every Week
Every Week
Test Centers
IDP & British Council
Pearson VUE’s Test Centers
       ETS
Prometric Test Centers
Prometric Test Centers
Retaking of Test
Based on Availability
After a week
After a Month
After a Month
After a Month
Type of Testing
PBT
CBT
iBT
CAT
CAT
Modules Tested
Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening
Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening
Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening
Verbal, Quantitative & Analytical
Verbal, Quantitative & Analytical
Maximum Qualifiers
       9
      90
    120
      340
      800
Minimum Qualifiers
5.5 – 6.0 Bachelor
6.5 Master
     51
73 Bachelor      79 Master
       290
     450