The International English Language Testing System, or IELTS is an international standardised test of English language proficiency for non-native English language speakers. It is jointly managed by the British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge English Language Assessment, and was established in 1989. IELTS is one of the major English-language tests in the world, others being the TOEFL, TOEIC, PTE:A and OPI/OPIc.
IELTS is accepted by most Aus, British, Canadian and NewZealand academic institutions, by over 3,000 academic institutions in the USA, and by various professional orgs across the world.
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- Friendly, helpful and experienced faculty and staff
- Detailed IELTS notes by faculty and extensive study resources available
- Additional assignments for practice
- Extensive Mock Tests for a real-time experience of IELTS
- Extra lectures to strengthen your basics of English
60 minutes test
The Reading component consists of 40questions, designed to test a wide range of reading skills. These include reading for gist, reading for main ideas, reading for detail, skimming, understanding logical argument and recognising writers’ opinions, attitudes and purpose.
IELTS Academic test pattern– 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 professional registration.
IELTS Academic test pattern
Topics are of general interest to, and suitable for, test takers entering undergraduate and postgraduate studies or seeking professional registration. you need to face two task in the exam.
- Task1 – 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.
- Task2 – you will be asked to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem. Responses to both tasks must be in a formal style.
11–14 minutes test
The speaking component assesses your use of spoken English. Every test is recorded.
- Part1 – 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 4 and 5 minutes.
- Part2 – 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.
- Part3 – 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.
30 minutes test
You will listen to four recordings of native English speakers/ readers and then write your answers to a series of questions.
- Recording1 – a conversation between two people set in an everyday social context.
- Recording2 – a monologue set in an everyday social context, e.g. a speech about local facilities.
- Recording3 – 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.
- Recording4 – a monologue on an academic subject, e.g. a university lecture.
Assessors will be looking for evidence of your ability to understand the main ideas and detailed factual information, the opinions and attitudes of speakers, the purpose of an utterance and evidence of your ability to follow the development of ideas.