IELTS INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES

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To the student:

This material has been prepared for students preparing for the IELTS test (The International English Language Testing System).The test is designed to assess the language skills of non-native speakers of English seeking to study or work in an English speaking country.

 The aims and objectives

The material aims at preparing the students for the test. It helps them familiarize with the types of texts and tasks they will come across in the test. It also familiarizes them with the level and style of the language used in the test.

It introduces the student to the types of communication tasks that they are likely to meet in an English speaking study or work environment. Thus it prepares them to work or study in an English speaking country where English is the primary language of communication.

 The Content

The material contains preparatory tasks and sample tests.The chapters are meant to enhance skills in Listening and Speaking meant for both the academic and the general versions of the test.

It also contains several chapters on the Reading and Writing modules meant for General Training Reading and Writing.

All candidates do the same Listening and speaking modules in the IELTS test.

There is an answer key with sample or model answers at the end. The students can refer to this after they have attempted each of the practice tests.Model or Sample answers are given where necessary.

An annotated copy of the listening tape scripts is given at the end. Appropriate sections are highlighted to help the students check their answers.

Whenever the student is asked to answer in his or her own words, the answer must be accurate both in meaning and grammar in order to be scored correct.

The Benefits

By studying for IELTS you will be preparing for the test and for your future as a student or a worker in an English environment. The test is designed to assess your ability to understand and produce written and spoken English in an educational or a working environment.

 The specific skills required:

 Reading and understanding written academic or training language

  • Writing assignments in an appropriate style for university study or within a training context
  • Listening to and comprehending spoken language in both lecture format as well as formal and informal conversational style
  • Speaking to colleagues and lecturers on general and given topics in formal and informal situations

 The two versions: (The Academic and The General Training versions).

 The Academic version is meant for students seeking entry to a university or institution of higher education offering degree and diploma courses.

The General Training version is meant for students seeking entry into a secondary school or to vocational training courses. The General Training Module is also designed to assess the language skills of non-native speakers of English seeking to work in an English speaking country.

Note: All candidates take a test for each of the four skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking.

All candidates must take the same Listening and speaking modules

But they may choose between the Academic or General Training versions of the Reading and Writing test. The two do not carry the same content and are not interchangeable.

 The Test format:

 The test concerns the four basic skills namely, Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. The details are given in the table below.

SAME FOR ACADEMIC & GENERAL ACADEMICGENERAL TRAINING
Total test time:2 hours 45 minutes
Listening:

4 sections, around 40 questions 30 minutes + transfer time
Academic Reading:

3 sections, around 40 questions 60 minutes
General Training Reading:

3 sections, around 40 questions 60 minutes
Speaking: 10 to 15 minutesAcademic Writing:2 tasks 60 minutesGeneral Training Writing:2 tasks 60 minutes
Speaking: 10 to 15 minutesAcademic Writing:2 tasks 60 minutesGeneral Training Writing:2 tasks 60 minutes
 

The score

 IELTS provides a profile of your ability to use English. The IELTS result will consist of a score in each of the four skills (listening, reading, writing, and speaking) The result is then averaged to give the Overall Band Score or final mark. Performance is rated in each skill on a scale of 9 to 1. The nine overall Bands and their descriptive statements follow:

9. Expert userHas full operational command of the language: appropriate, accurate and fluent with complete understanding
0. Did not attempt the testNo assessable information provided.
8. Very good userHas fully operational command of the language with occasional unsystematic inaccuracies and inappropriacies. Misunderstandings may occur in unfamiliar situations. Handles complex detailed argumentation well.
7. Good userHas operational command of the language with occasional inaccuracies, inappropriacies and misunderstandings. Generally handles complex language and understands detailed reasoning.
6. Competent userHas generally effective command of the language despite inaccuracies, inappropriacies and misunderstandings. Can use and understand fairly complex language, in familiar situations.
5. Modest userHas partial command of the language, coping with overall meaning in most situations, though is likely to make many mistakes. Should be able to handle basic communication in own field.
4. Limited userBasic competence is limited to familiar situations. Has frequent problems in understanding and expression. Is not able to use complex language.
3. Extremely limited userConveys and understands only general meaning in very familiar situations. Frequent breakdowns in communication occur
2. Intermittent userNo real communication is possible except for the most basic information using isolated words or short formulae in familiar situations and to meet immediate needs. Has great difficulty understanding spoken and written English
1. Non userEssentially has no ability to use the language beyond possibly a few isolated words.

Register soon

Register when you feel you are ready to take the test. Register with your nearest IELTS centre. The number of candidates who can take the test on a particular date may be limited. So contact the centre as soon as possible. You will need to pay the test fee when you register.

IELTS @

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IELTS (The INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTING SYSTEM)

IELTS is the International English Language Testing System. It tests English proficiency across the globe and is the world’s most popular English testing system. IELTS tests the ability to speak, read, listen and write in English.

WE AT THE MOUNT COLLEGE OF COMPETITIONS

-conduct regular coaching classes for the IELTS.

-train candidates both for the Academic & the General Modules

-have an experienced and dedicated Faculty

– give comprehensive notes and guide lines.

– provide a flexible class Schedule

– provide personalized attention to each student

– continue coaching the candidates until they get ready to get the score they require.

THE ACADEMIC AND THE GENERAL TRAINING MODULES:

The Academic Module is intended for those wishing to study in the schools, colleges and the universities.

The General Training Module is intended for those planning to undertake non-academic training or to gain work experience, or for those who would like to become a permanent resident in the country of choice.

The Listening and Speaking sections are the same for both the Modules, Reading and Writing sections differ.

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