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The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is one of the most popular, convenient and essential English language tests, that measures the English Language Skill level of the non-native English speakers and it is a widely accepted English Language testing system across the world. These days many American universities have started accepting valid scores apart from TOEFL.
IELTS is designed to assess the English language ability of candidates who are not from the native English speaking countries and who need to study or work where English is the main language of communication.
More than 5000 organizations and 1 million test takers around the world trust and recognize IELTS as a secure, valid and reliable indicator of fluency to communicate in English for education, immigration and professional accreditation in various countries.
Academic and General Training Modules:
Candidates need to select either the Academic or General Training Modules depending on the stated requirement of their receiving institution. The Academic Modules assess whether a candidate is ready to study or train in the medium of English at an Undergraduate or Postgraduate level. This is required by almost all Colleges and Universities in Canada, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, USA. The emphasis of General Training is on basic survival skills in a broad social and educational context. It is suitable for candidates who are going to English speaking countries to undertake work or for immigration purposes.
Language skill is measured in the following 4 segments:
Reading (Academic or General):
The Reading Module is a 60 minutes test. Academic and General reading are different in terms of complexity. In Academic module, there are 3 long sections, each with multiple paragraphs, and candidates need to answer 40 questions (13 to 14 per section). Unlike the listening test, no extra time is given at the end to transfer answers to the answer sheet. Time can be a major constraint since candidates only have an hour to finish the test. But the General reading module is comparatively easy and questions are usually asked based on the information provided in a passage or drawings. Answer all questions. There is no negative marking for incorrect answers.
A variety of questions are used, chosen from the following types:
- Multiple choice; Yes, No, Not Given; True or False
- Short-answer questions
- Sentence completion
- Matching Paragraphs with the lists/phrases or given meanings
- Notes/ summary/ diagram/ flow chart/ table completion
- Fill in the blanks with appropriate words from the passages
- Identification of writer”s views / attitudes/ claims
- Arranging passages
- Picking up information from Advertisement or Database etc.
General Tips for Reading Module:
- Scanning is what one does, for example, when looking for a phone number in a directory. You know the specific information you are looking for and you go down the page quickly to find it. This technique is used when answering questions such as multiple-choice and matching. You scan the passage to quickly find the information mentioned in the question.
- Skimming refers to reading a paragraph quickly to get an idea of what it is about, without trying to understand its details. This technique is used to answer “Provide headings for the paragraphs” , “In which paragraph does this information appear in the text?” and “Author”s views” type of questions.
- The sections get progressively more difficult. Aim to spend about 15 to17 minutes on Section 1, 20 minutes on Section 2 and 23 to 25 minutes on Section 3. If possible, keep some spare time to check your answers.
- Read the questions FIRST & remember them. Circle key words on the questions like dates, names, places etc. This is so that you can have an idea of the type of information you will be looking for & when you are reading the passage these key words will trigger.
- Read the instructions for each question very carefully. If the question specifies that you must not use more than three words in your answer, stick to three words.
- While reading paragraph also encircle the key words in the paragraph.
- Do at least one hour of reading daily in quiet place & try to read 6 pages.
- Try to Skim and Scan as fast as possible.
Writing (Academic or General):
The writing part has two tasks: minor (Task 1) & major (Task 2). The academic and general writing is different in terms of complexity. The minor task should be done in 20 minutes and the major tasks is allotted for 40 minutes. In academic module usually three things asked in the minor task and candidates need to write a description based on the data provided in the picture/graphs etc.
- Object (e.g. a cycle is shown & various parts are labeled)
- Process (e.g. the various ways in which solar energy is used)
- Data; (graphs of all types e.g. line graph, bar graph, pie charts, tables etc)
In the major task, the candidates are usually asked to write about a given topic and will be asked your decision or justification of your answer. Generally this task aims to see:
- Introduction (what it is about do not copy the question what. Use your imagination & write in your own words what the data is about)
- Then in the next Para write three things, this is very important. The three things are General trend, Comparisons, differences.
- In the last Para write conclusion.
In the general writing module the candidates are required to write a letter in the minor task and an essay based on a given topic.
General Tips for Writing Module:
- For both writing tasks, it is a good idea to jot down your ideas on the question sheet so that you know the outline of what you will be writing. It may take 2 or 3 minutes but the time spent is worth it.
- Writing task 1 requires you to describe a graph / table / diagram in approx. 150 words. Practice and try and stick to around 150 words.
- A sentence describing what the graph / table shows.
- Another sentence describing the broad / important trends shown.
- Description of the data. It may not be possible to describe all the data as there may be too much data presented. Describe the relevant and most important parts. If there is more than one graph / chart, describe any comparisons or trends that can be made out.
- A concluding sentence which sums up the data / trends.
- Practice using a variety of phrases to avoid being repetitive.
- The best practice for task 2, which asks you to present an argument, is to read newspaper editorials and magazine articles on current topics. This will help you develop your ideas. A suggested structure for writing is:
- Introduce the topic and state your stand, whether you agree or disagree.
- Give arguments in support of your viewpoint supported by relevant examples.
- State the contrary viewpoint and give reasons why you don”t agree with it.
- Conclude with a short concluding paragraph.
- If there is time left at the end, revise your answers and correct any spelling or grammatical mistakes.
The Speaking part of the test has been changed on July 1, 2001. It is now made up of three parts:
In Part 1 the examiner introduces him/her self and the candidate answers general questions about themselves, their homes/ families, their jobs/studies, their interests, and a range of similar familiar topic areas. This part lasts for 4-5 minutes.
In Part 2 the candidate is given a verbal prompt on a card and is asked to talk on a particular topic. The candidate has 1 minute to prepare before speaking at length, for 1-2 minutes. The examiner then asks one or two rounding-off questions.
In Part 3 the examiner and candidate engage in a discussion of more abstract issues and concepts which are mathematically linked to the topic prompt in Part 2. The discussion lasts for four to five minutes.
You will be marked on fluency, vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation and ideas.
The most important thing which will help you in the speaking test is to use English in your everyday conversations. Avoid using your native language for a few weeks before the test and converse only in English. This will make you confident and you will talk fluently in the test. Watch English movies or English programs on television to improve your pronunciation and to expand your vocabulary. Speak more and more in English.
The IELTS listening part is relatively easy. The test consists of four sections. Sections 1 and 3 are dialogues and sections 2 and 4 are monologues. There are 40 questions to be answered and the test lasts for 30 minutes. Ten minutes are provided at the end of the test to transfer your answers to the answer sheet. Before starting of each audio, the candidates are given a chance to go through the questions based on that audio. Candidates are advised to write on the questions paper as cruise along the audio. The audios are played once. Therefore, there is no chance of hearing the audios again.
General Tips for Listening:
- Answer all questions. There is no negative marking for incorrect answers.
- Keep all your attention focused for the half hour or so that the test lasts. A lapse of concentration can make you lose the sequence of answers and panic sets in fast.
- The questions are in sets and you hear tape recording for one set at a time.
- Glance through the set of questions for which you will be hearing the tape.
- Read the questions & find out what specific information is required (name, place, date, number etc).
- Circle key words (Clue/trigger words).
- When the tape plays listen intently when you think your specific information will come.
We at Global Vision Immigration has created the ideal teaching/coaching environment for the candidates to easily achieve a band score of 7+ in all formats: Academic or General to achieve their goal.
Who should write IELTS?
- All those students who want to purse foreign degrees/diplomas or higher studies namely in Canada, Australia, UK, New Zealand, USA.
- An aspirant immigrant or skilled professional who wants to go abroad for work or settle permanently namely Canada, Australia, New Zealand
What band score is expected? *
- A minimum band of 5.5 in all segments of Academic Module if someone wants to purse diplomas in foreign country.
- A minimum band of 6.0 in all segments of Academic Module if someone wants to purse Degree in foreign country.
- A minimum band of 5.5 or 6.0 in all segments of General Module if you want to immigrate or Live abroad permanently
What you should expect for your training from Global Vision Immigration?
- Helps developing high skills in all the four IELTS segments.
- Enhance your English Language skills.
- Intensive preparation by our Experienced IELTS faculties.
- Boosting up your Confidence to help you cope up in a new environment.
- Teach all techniques to score higher bands.
- Create Virtual exam environment to cope up with the “Exam-Day” nervousness.
- Comprehensive IELTS programme.
- Unparalleled personalized coaching.
- Experienced faculties with a proven success record.
- Exclusive and extensive study materials **.
- Excellent infrastructure which includes a well-equipped training facility at Global Vision Immigration with the latest books and audios on IELTS.
- Innovative Teaching -Highly researched and advanced test taking strategies.
- Personalized Small Batches with highly interactive sessions tailored to the unique needs of students.
- Real practice tests along with monitoring the performance of each student with feedback of each practice exam.
Global Vision Immigration offers FOUR types of IELTS Coaching/Training Programs to tailor the needs of the Students or Skilled Professionals:
- SOLO Option:
- Course duration – 4 hours
- 15 minutes complimentary briefing about IELTS and what is expected from the test
- Consists of 1 class of each segment (Listening, Writing, Reading & Speaking)
- Suitable for Students / Skilled workers who are reappearing for IELTS/ Need last minute guidance or practice / Already proficient in English
- FAST-TRACK option (Most Popular):
- Course duration – 1 week
- 1 hr complimentary briefing about IELTS and what is expected from the test
- Consists of 5 classes of each segment (Listening, Writing, Reading & Speaking)
- Suitable for Students / Skilled workers who are reappearing for IELTS/ less time in hand / have other commitments / Need last minute guidance or practice / Already proficient in English
- STANDARD option:
- Course Duration – 4 weeks (1 month)
- 30 minutes complimentary briefing about IELTS and what is expected from the test
- Each week consists of 2 days. Day 1 is briefing and explaining techniques on all 4 segments (90 minutes) including examples. Day 2 practice all 4 segments (3 hours).
- Suitable for Students / Skilled Workers who have time in hand / want to practice more before writing the exam / Not enough confident about English
- EXTENSIVE option:
- Course Duration – 3 months (4 weeks each month – 12 weeks in total).
- 30 minutes complimentary briefing about IELTS and what is expected from the test.
- Each week consists of 2 days. Day 1 is briefing and explaining techniques on 2 segments (120 minutes) including practice of Listening + Reading. Day 2 is briefing and explaining techniques on 2 segments (120 minutes) including practice of Writing + Speaking.
- Suitable for Students / Skilled Workers who have time in hand / want to practice more before writing the exam / Not enough confident about English and not from English Medium schooling background.
- Last 2 weeks only practice tests of all 4 segments (2 segments each on Day 1 & Day 2)
* Band scores requirements are based on Canada. For all other countries, please speak to our respective offices.
** Additional Study Material apart from practice classes will cost extra.