What is the process of IELTS

 “ WHAT IS IELTS? ”


The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the most popular English language test. It is used for higher education and global migration. If anyone wants to go abroad for higher education or migration then they want to clear IELTS if that country allows the IELTS.

WHY IS IELTS IMPORTANT?

More than 10,000 organizations and universities globally trust IELTS. When you pass the IELTS you can be confident for higher education, immigration, employers around the world. 140 countries use IELTS to process immigration or academic purpose applications. The Governments in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom also allow IELTS.

There are Two IELTS exams available. IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training.

1.       IELTS Academic: It is suitable for you if your English language accomplishment is for an academic environment. It reflects the academic language or you are ready to begin training or study.

2.       IELTS General Training: It is suitable for you if your English language accomplishment in practical life. It reflects that you are now ready for the workplace or social situation.

 

HOW DOES IELTS WORK?

IELTS is established by some of the world’s leading language experts and will test your range of English skills which are needed for success in your new job or study placement abroad. IELTS is divided into 4 phases.

1.       Listing

2.       Reading

3.       Writing

4.       Speaking

 

(1) LISTING



The IELTS listening test is designed to test your listening skills. Listing is a very common activity of our day-to-day life. So it is important to listen to the English language and understand it.

It is an exam of 40 marks.

You will listen to 4 recordings of native English speakers and write your answer in answer sheets.

You have approximately 30 minutes for listing 4 recordings and extra 10 minutes for writing an answer in answer sheets.

Scores out of  40 are converted to IELTS 9 band.  

Scoreboard:

CORRECT ANSWER

IELTS BAND SCORE

39 -40

9

37 - 38

8.5

35 - 36

8

32 - 34

7.5

30 - 31

7

26 - 29

6.5

23 - 25

6

18 - 22

5.5

16 - 17

5

13 - 15

4.5

11 - 12

4


(2) READING


There are 3 passages in the reading test and you will need to read quickly and efficiently, and also manage your time. You will read three different passages and respond to related questions in your IELTS reading test.

It is a test of 40 questions.

You have 60 minutes including the written answers in the answer sheet in the reading test and the score is converted into an IELTS band.

Scoreboard:

CORRECT ANSWER

IELTS BAND SCORE

39 -40

9

37 - 38

8.5

35 - 36

8

33 - 34

7.5

30 - 32

7

27 - 29

6.5

23 - 26

6

19 - 22

5.5

15 - 18

5

13 - 14

4.5

10 - 12

4

8 - 9

3.5

6 - 7

3

4 - 5

2.5


(3) WRITING


The writing test is divided into two tasks. In task 1 you will be presented with a bar graph, chart or diagrams, and maps. You will understand diagrams and summarize or explain in your word. You will write at least 150 words in Task 1.

In task 2, You will write an essay on a responsive point, topic, or argument. You will write at least 250 words in task 2.

You have 60 minutes for this test. You can spend 20 minutes on task 1 and another 40 minutes on task 2 or you might manage time according to you.

 (4) SPEAKING



Speaking test requires a high speaking skill.

In the first part, the examiner will introduce his/herself and ask you to introduce yourself, and also ask general questions about your daily life.

In the second part, the examiner gives you a task card and gives you 1 minute for the preparation and you have to speak on a given topic on a task card for 1-2 minutes and you have to speak continuously without interruption.

Then the examiner will ask you some questions related to your topic. These questions are designed to allow discussion of more issues and ideas.

You have 11-15 minutes for the speaking test.


Scoreboard:

ABILITY

IELTS BAND SCORE

Expert

9

Very Good

8

Good

7

Competent

6

Moderate

5

Limited

4

Basic

3

Poor

2

Very Poor

1


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