IELTS Coaching Overview
IELTS at a glance
- IELTS is the world’s leading language test.
- The test evaluates ability in four language skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking.
- The Test uses a 9–band score system on a scale from 1 (non-user of English) to 9 (expert user of English).
- The Test is recognised by authorities and government departments.
- Academic has 100% recognition from universities across the globe.
Types of IELTS
There are two types of tests:
- IELTS Academic
- IELTS General Training
Both versions have the ability to provide an accurate and valid assessment for the 4 English Language skills. i.e. Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.
How to Prepare for IELTS Exam
IELTS Listening is designed to test your ability to listen and understand conversation under various situations. This helps in becoming more skilled in understanding wide range of accents.
IELTS Speaking module is the last part of the IELTS examination. The test consists of 3 parts and involves having a conversation of around 15 minutes with the examiner. IELTS Speaking Part 1 is a conversation that will be based on a general theme like your childhood, school, family, friends, and so on. You must talk confidently and frame your sentences the right way while speaking. In IELTS Speaking Part 2 the examiner will give you a cue card or a task card based on which you’ll be asked to talk about. You will be given 1 minute to prepare for the answer. In IELTS Speaking Part 3 the examiner will ask you in-depth questions related to the topic given in part 2 of the IELTS examination. The speaking test will be the same for the Academic and General training section.
The IELTS Reading test comprises of 3 paragraphs, for which you will get a total of 60 minutes to complete. To complete the test within the stipulated time, you’re advised not to spend more than 20 minutes on each passage. This section has 40 questions with each question carrying 1 point, and no negative marking for wrong answers.
You’ll be given an hour to complete the whole writing test including task 1 and task 2. It is advisable not to spend more than 20 minutes for task 1 and invest the remaining time in completing task 2, as task 2 will fetch you more band as compared to task 1. The scoring will be done based on factors including grammar and the number of words you use while writing the test. Therefore make sure to use around 150 words for task 1 and 250 words for task 2.