The IELTS test has two forms: the Academic test (or module) and the General Training test (or module). The module that you take depends on the reason that you are taking it for. Generally speaking, the Academic Module is for those people who are trying to gain entry onto undergraduate or postgraduate education courses or for professional reasons. The General Training Module is for those people who wish to join some kinds of vocational or training courses, secondary schools or for immigration purposes.
Both Academic and General Training modules try and reflect real life situations to test whether a candidate would survive in English speaking social and academic environments. For example, the Part 2 section of the speaking asks candidates to talk, after 1 minute’s preparation, for 1 to 2 minutes on a given general topic. This would test General Training candidates to see if they could give a “work related presentation” to fellow work colleagues and would test Academic candidates if they can give a “university style presentation” to fellow students. It tests whether candidates have the English language capability to perform these tasks under some kind of pressure.
The IELTS test (both Academic and General Training modules) is divided into four parts: reading, writing, listening and speaking. The listening and speaking tests are exactly the same for the Academic and General Training modules but the reading and writing tests are different. Thus the test appears like this (in the order that you will take the different parts):
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This helps students achieve their desired band. Through assessment, their weak areas judged and effectively improve and develop their Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.
- Separate teachers for teaching each module.
- advanced practice material.
- Individual attention provided on every skill
- Flexible time scheduling to make student comfortable for Learning.
Headway Institute offers a very précised and a Practical learning Course for IELTS Preparation in Karachi. Here is a little over view on the format of IELTS Test.
The IELTS test evaluates your capacities in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking – within three hours.
IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. Listening in and Speaking are the same for the two tests, yet the topic of the Reading and Writing parts varies relying upon which test you take.
The Listening, Reading and Writing parts of all IELTS tests are finished around the same time, without any breaks in the middle of them.
The Speaking part, in any case, can be finished up to seven days earlier or after alternate tests. Your test focus will prompt.
The aggregate test time is 2 hours and 45 minutes.
Total Duration: - 30 minutes
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.
Assessors will be looking for evidence of your ability to understand the main ideas and detailed factual information, the opinions and attitudes of speakers, the purpose of an utterance and evidence of your ability to follow the development of ideas.
Total Duration: - 11–14 minutes.
The speaking test contains three segments.
The primary segment appears as a meeting amid which applicants might be gotten some information about their leisure activities, interests, purposes behind taking IELTS exam and in addition other general themes, for example, apparel, spare time, PCs and the web or family.
In the second segment competitors are given a subject card and afterward have one moment to plan after which they should talk about the given theme.
The third segment includes a talk between the inspector and the applicant, by and large on questions identifying with the subject which they have officially talked about to a limited extent 2. This last area is more theoretical, and is typically viewed as the most troublesome.
Total Duration: - 60 Minutes
IELTS Academic Writing Module: Points are of general enthusiasm, and reasonable for, test takers entering undergraduates and postgraduate examinations or looking for proficient enrollment. There are two Tasks.
Task1 - you will be given a diagram, table, outline or chart and requested to portray, compress or clarify the data in your own particular words. You might be requested to portray and clarify information, depict the phases of a procedure, how something works or depict a protest or occasion.
Task 2 - you will be requested to compose an article in light of a perspective, contention or issue. Reactions to the two errands must be in a formal style.
IELTS General Training Subjects are of general intrigue. There are two errands:
Task 1 - you will be given a circumstance and requested to compose a letter asking for data, or clarifying the circumstance. The letter might be close to home, semi-formal or formal in style.
Task 2 - you will be requested to compose an article in light of a perspective, contention or issue. The exposition can be genuinely individual in style.
Total Duration- 60 Minutes.
The Reading part comprises of 40 questions, intended to test an extensive variety of reading aptitudes. These incorporate reading for significance, reading for principle thoughts, reading for detail, skimming, understanding consistent contention and perceiving essayists' conclusions, states of mind and reason.
IELTS Academic Reading:
The IELTS Academic Reading contains three long Passages which run the spellbinding and are true to the desultory and explanatory. These are taken from books, diaries, magazines and daily papers. They have been chosen for a non-expert group of peoples, however they are suitable for individuals entering college courses or looking for proficient enrollment in the field of Academics.
IELTS General Training:
This part of the test contains 3 passages, which are extricated from books, magazines, daily papers, sees, notices, organization handbooks, and rules. These are materials you are probably going to experience regularly in an English-talking condition.
|Listening||4 sections; 40 questions. 30 minutes||4 sections; 40 questions. 30 minutes|
|Reading||3 sections; 40 questions
3 long texts
|3 sections; 40 questions
3 long texts
11 – 14 minutes
11 – 14 minutes
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