WHAT IS IELTS?
IELTS, which means International English Language Testing System, is an English assessment test used to determine the proficiency level of the test takers. IELTS has two formats namely IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. Speaking and Listening are the same for both formats of the test, but there is a variation in subject matter of the Reading and Writing exams.
The Listening, Reading and Writing exams of IELTS test are conducted on the same date, with no breaks in between them.
The Speaking exam can be conducted up to seven days before or after the Listening, Reading and Writing exams . Candidates are informed about the schedule by the Test Centre.
The total test time is 2 hours and 45 minutes.
The IELTS Academic test is suitable for entry to study at undergraduate or postgraduate levels, and also for professional registration purposes. It assesses whether you are ready to begin studying or training in an environment where English language is used, and reflects some of the features of language used in academic study.
IELTS General Training
This IELTS test is suitable for those applying to train or study at below degree level, as well as those wishing to migrate to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. The test focuses on basic survival skills in broad social and workplace contexts.
Test format – Listening
You will listen to four recordings of native English speakers 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.
IELTS Listening – How its marked
The Listening test is marked by certificated markers, who are regularly monitored to ensure their reliability. All answer sheets, after being marked, are further analysed by Cambridge Assessment English.
Test format – Reading
The Reading component consists of 40 questions, 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 writer’s and opinions, attitudes and purpose.
- IELTS Academic Test
- IELTS General Training Test
IELTS Reading – How its marked
The Reading test is marked by certificated markers, who are regularly monitored to ensure reliability. All answer sheets, after being marked, are further analysed by Cambridge Assessment English.
Test format – Academic Writing
Topics are of general interest to, and suitable for, test takers entering undergraduate and postgraduate studies or seeking professional registration. There are two tasks:
- Task 1 – 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.
- Task 2 – 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.
Test format – General Training Writing
Topics are of general interest. There are two tasks:
- Task 1 – you will be presented with a situation and asked to write a letter requesting information, or explaining the situation. The letter may be personal, semi-formal or formal in style.
- Task 2 – you will be asked to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem. The essay can be fairly personal in style.
Test format – Speaking
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 range of familiar topics, such as home, family, work, studies and interests. This part lasts between four and five minutes.
Part 2 – 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.
Part 3 – 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.
HOW WE TEACH
At our institute, TARGET 9, we teach the students in two phases. In the first phase, named approach builder for IELTS, we build the fundamentals of a student so that he or she understands HOW TO ATTEMPT various types of questions in different modules of IELTS. EVERY RESPONSE IS DISCUSSED WITH STUDENT to let him or her know the mistake and the best solution to the problem faced. FEEDBACK IS GIVEN FOR EVERY RESOPONSE to ensure continuous learning to enable a student to score desired band score in less time. In the second phase,named SCORE BUILDER FOR IELTS, students attempt the questions of all the four modules and get the CONSTRUCTIVE FEEDBACK FOR ALL THE ATTEMPTED QUESTIONS.
All teachers have band score 7.5 or above to ensure quality teaching. In addition to this, daily FREE grammar class is provided to students of our institute.If a student has any doubt in any particular type of question, then extra classes are provided with individual attention at no additional charges. A LOT OF EFFORT IS PUT into the preparation of the students so that everyone can get the highest possible return on the time and money invested with us. Our institute’s past students, who have scored desired band score feel pride in saying that TARGET9 IS THE BEST INSTITUTE FOR IELTS and PTE IN JALANDHAR.