Let's Learn about IELTS
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
IELTS test is designed to the English language skills of non-English speaking candidates aspiring to either study(students) or immigrate, work in certain professions, study at a non-degree level in an English speaking country.
There are two types of IELTS.
- Academic Module: For students who wish to study at an undergraduate or postgraduate Certificate and Masters in Canada and the USA.
- General Training Module: For students in Canada on work permit who want PR ( permanent residence) and international candidates seeking PR under express entry
|4 sections, 40 questions, 30 minutes + 10 minutes transfer time|
|Academic Reading 3 sections, 40 questions 60 Minutes||General Training Reading 3 sections, 40 questions 60 Minutes|
|Academic writing 2-Task 60 Minutes||General Training Reading 2-Task 60 Minutes|
|Listening - 30 Minutes|
|Speaking (11 to 14 Minutes)|
|Total Test Time: 2 hours 44 Minutes|
- There are special requirements of IELTS for individuals having different levels of education.
- After High school, the band's requirement should be overall 6 and not less than 6.0 bands in each module.
- For a student coming after graduation, the band's requirement should be overall 6.5 and not less than 6.0 in any module
- For nursing and higher technical programs, the band requirement should be overall 6.5/7.0 and not less than 6 in each module.
IELTS Tips that will help you to score high!!
To Get Speaking – Band 7
- May demonstrate language-related hesitation at times, or some repetition and /or self-correction
- Uses a range of connectives and discourse markers with some flexibility
- Uses vocabulary resource flexibly to discuss a variety of topics
- Uses some less common and idiomatic vocabulary and shows some awareness of style and collocation, with some inappropriate choices
- Uses paraphrase effectively
- shows all the positive features of Band 6 and some, but not all, of the positive features of Band 8 (word stress, sentence stress, pronunciation features)
- is willing to speak at length, though may lose coherence at times due to occasional repetition, self-correction or hesitation
- uses a range of connectives and discourse markers but not always appropriately
- has a wide enough vocabulary to discuss topics at length and make meaning clear in spite of inaccuracies
- generally paraphrases successfully
- uses a range of pronunciation features with mixed control
- can generally be understood throughout, though mispronunciation of individual words or sounds reduces clarity at times
Things that you need not to worry about:
- Body language
- Eye contact
- The quality of your ideas
- Whether the examiner agrees with you
- The examiner’s behavior