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IELTS for Study

IELTS is accepted as a proof of English language proficiency for study. This test serves as selection criteria during the admission process of the students that are planning to pursue their higher education in Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand.

Universities and organisation in these countries recognize that IELTS gives an accurate reflection of your ability to understand, read, write and speak English. This test is developed by some of the world?s leading experts in English language assessment.

With an excellent score in IELTS, you can get into better universities. IELTS also enables you to determine what course you can study.

IELTS academic test is for those who want to apply for higher education in universities, institutions or pursue professional registration such as medical doctors and nurses in an English-speaking country.

Format of IELTS Academic test

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IELTS academic test has four parts -

  1.  Listening  – 30 minutes
  2.  Reading    – 60 minutes
  3.  Writing     - 60 minutes
  4.  Speaking  – 11- 14 minutes
  • It takes about 2 hours 45 minutes to complete the test.
  • Listening and speaking are of the same modules, but reading and writing components differ depending on which test you want to take.
  • The listening, reading and writing components of IELTS tests is taken up on the same day, with no breaks.
  • The speaking component can be completed a week before or after the other tests.

IELTS listening test format -

You will have to listen to four recordings:

Recording 1 – A conversation between two people set in an everyday social context.

Recording 2 – A monologue set in an everyday social context.

Recording 3 -  A conversation between up to four people set in an educational or training context.

Recording 4 – A monologue on an academic subject.

IELTS reading test format -

It consists of 40 questions.

  • IELTS academic test includes three long texts. These are taken from books, journals, magazines and newspapers. Information range from the descriptive and factual to the discursive and analytical.

 

IELTS speaking test format -

There are  three tasks -

  • Task 1 ? You are required to answer general questions about yourself and many familiar topics, such as your home, family, work, studies and interests. This task lasts between 4 and 5 minutes.
  • Task 2 ? You will be given a cue card, and you will have one minute to prepare. You are then asked to speak for up to 2 mins. The examiner then asks you one or two questions on the same subject.
  • Task 3 ? You will be asked more questions connected to the topic in task 2. These questions give you a chance to discuss more abstract issues and ideas. This task lasts between 4 and 5 minutes.

IELTS writing test format -

IELTS Academic test – There are two tasks.

  • Task 1 – You will be given graphs, tables, charts or diagrams and asked to describe the information in your own words. You may be asked to explain and interpret data, describe the stages of a process.
  • Task 2 – You are required to write an essay in response to the point of view, argument or problem. Reactions to both tasks must be in a formal style.

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