IELTS or International English Language Testing System assesses the English language proficiency of people who want to study or work where English is used as the language of communication. If you are planning to go for further study or immigration in English speaking country IELTS is required.

The IELTS test is a test of English language ability with two main purposes: firstly, it is a test for people who wish to study at university, polytech or other tertiary institutions in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom or other many countries. secondly, it is one of the requirements for immigration to Canada, New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom.

IELTS preparation classes will help you to practice the different tasks you have to do for each part of the exam, learn personal strategies to do the exam tasks more effectively, learn some of the large amount of new language required for the exam, and organize your learning.

The IELTS module consists of 4 sections. Each one related to the essential English language skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking. Both IELTS General English and IELTS Academic English share the same speaking and listening tests, but the Reading and writing sections for the General and Academic English exams are different.

IELTS Writing is different for both Academic and General Training test takers. In this section, test takers have to complete 2 tasks in 60 minutes. Every piece of information should be relevant enough to complete a writing task. Test takers should write down all the important information given through graphical representation. Examiners mark the test takers on basis of 4-5 criteria like task achievement or task response, coherence, lexical resource, and grammatical accuracy.

The duration, word limit, and marking criteria are the same in the IELTS general training writing section.

Academic Version

The Writing component of the Academic version includes two tasks. Topics are of general interest to, and suitable for anyone entering undergraduate or postgraduate studies or seeking professional registration.

  • Task A:
    Candidates will be presented with a graph, table, chart or diagram and are asked to describe, summarize or explain the information in their own words.
  • Task B:
    Candidates will be asked to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem. Responses to both tasks must be written in a formal style.

General Training Version

The Writing component of the General Training version includes two tasks which are based on topics of general interest.

  • Task A:
    Candidates 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 B:
    Candidates will be asked to write an essay in response to a point of view, argument or problem. The essay can be slightly more personal in style than the Academic Writing Task 2 essay.

For IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training, the reading section is different for test-takers. Test takers get 60 minutes to complete this section of IELTS Reading. 40 questions to be answered in this section.

For IELTS Academic Reading, the reading passages are of medium length and they are taken from journals, books, magazines, and newspapers. The writing style of most of these reading excerpts ranging from descriptive, factual, discursive, and analytical.

For IELTS General Training Reading, 3 sections are the excerpts from newspapers, books, magazines, guidelines, advertisements, handbooks, and notices.

The questions include:

  • Multiple choice
  • Identifying information
  • Identifying the writer’s views/claims
  • Matching information
  • Matching headings
  • Matching features
  • Matching sentence endings
  • Sentence completion
  • Summary, note, table, flow-chart completion
  • Diagram label completion
  • Short-answer questions

IELTS Listening Test consists of four sections, each with 1 recording. Each recording comprises of ten questions. You can hear the recording only once. While attempting IELTS Listening practice tests, you will notice that the questions are designed in such a way that their answers appear in order when the recording is played. You can note down the answers on the question booklet while listening to the recording. Then, you will be given 10 minutes to transfer answers from question booklet to the answer sheet.

Recording Details

The Writing component of the Academic version includes two tasks. Topics are of general interest to, and suitable for anyone entering undergraduate or postgraduate studies or seeking professional registration.

  • Section 1:
    A conversation between two people set in an everyday social context, e.g. a conversation in an accommodation agency.
  • Section 2:
    A monologue set in an everyday social context, e.g. a speech about local facilities.
  • Section 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.
  • Section 4:
    A monologue on an academic subject, e.g. a university lecture.

Questions of IELTS listening include:

  • Multiple choice
  • Matching
  • Plan, map, diagram labeling
  • Form, note, table, flowchart, summary completion
  • Sentence completion
  • Short-answer questions

Speaking test is divided into 3 parts which lasts 11-14 minutes. It includes an individual face-to-face interview with the IELTS examiner. The test will be recorded for evaluation purposes. this module is same for Academic and General Training

Parts of speaking is as follow

Call your concierge for help with planning a party, sending flowers, making dining reservations, for travel assistance.

  • Part one:
    The examiner will introduce him or herself and ask you to introduce yourself and confirm your identity. The examiner will ask you general questions on familiar topics, e.g. home, family, work, studies and interests. This section should help you relax and talk naturally.
  • Part two:
    The examiner will give you a task card which asks you to talk about a particular topic, including points to include in your talk. You will be given one minute to prepare and make notes. You will then be asked to talk for 1-2 minutes on the topic. You will not be interrupted during this time, so it is important to keep talking. The examiner will then ask you one or two questions on the same topic.
  • Part three:
    The examiner will ask you further questions which are connected to the topic of Part 2. These questions are designed to give you an opportunity to discuss more abstract issues and ideas.