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The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) measures the language proficiency of people who want to study or work where English is used as a language of communication.
At ACHIVIA, we help our students to achieve the desired score in IELTS. Our experienced faculties look into each student’s need by evaluating their strengths and weaknesses on the very first day and make individual study plans for the whole training program.
We employ productive strategies to improve the student’s performance in the IELTS test through mock tests, personal review sessions, extra tutoring. Listed below are few salient features of IELTS training at ACHIVIA.
IELTS has two modules:
IELTS Academic - for students who plan to pursue higher education or professional registration.
IELTS General Training - for those migrating to Australia, Canada and the UK, or applying for secondary education, training programmes and work experience. Both the versions assess English language skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking.
The IELTS test assesses your abilities in listening, reading, writing and speaking – in less than three hours.
There are two types of the IELTS test: IELTS Academic and IELTS General Training. Listening and Speaking are the same for both tests, but the subject matter of the Reading and Writing components differs depending on which test you take.
The Listening, Reading and Writing components of all IELTS tests are completed on the same day, however the Speaking part, can be completed up to a week before or after the other tests, depending on the test centre.
The total test time is approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes.
|Sections||No. of Questions||Pattern||Duration|
|Listening||40 questions||4 Recordings||40 minutes|
|Academic Reading||40 questions||3 Passages||60 minutes|
|General Reading||40 questions||3 Sections||60 minutes|
|Academic Writing||2 Tasks||Explain/summarize or describe a graph/ table/ chart or diagram & Write an Essay||60 minutes|
|General Writing||2 Tasks||Write a letter & Essay||60 minutes|
|Speaking||3 Tasks||11 – 15 minutes|
There will be four recordings of native English speakers and the answers to be written on the series of questions. You get additional 10 minutes for transferring the answers to the main answer sheet.
The reading part consists of 40 questions, designed to test the reading skills.
This includes 3 long texts ranging from descriptive and factual to the discursive and analytical. These texts are mostly from academical books, journals, magazines & newspaper articles.
These are extracts from company handbooks, journals, books, guidelines etc. These texts we encounter in our day-to-day life in an English-speaking country.
The examiners would want the candidate to have the ability to understand the main ideas, follow the development and understand the detailed factual information in the given text.
Topics are of general interest to, and suitable for, test takers planning to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate studies or any other professional registration. There will be two tasks:
Like the Academic writing test, the general module also has two tasks. The topics will be on general interest.
Speaking has 3 parts and lasts for 11-14 minutes. It is done on one-to-one basis with the student. This is usually done on another day.
IELTS results are reported on a 9-band scale. IELTS results are designed to be simple and easy to understand. They are reported as band scores on a scale from 1 (the lowest) to 9 (the highest).
A score is given for each test component separately – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking. These individual scores are then averaged and rounded to produce an overall band score. The overall band scores & individual scores are reported in whole bands or half bands, e.g. 6, 6.5, 5.5 etc.
A. IELTS has two modules – Academic and General Training. The Academic module is for those who wish to study in an English-speaking country. The General Training test is for those who want to work or migrate to an English-speaking country. The Listening and Speaking tests are same for all the candidates, however there is a difference in Reading and Writing tests.
A. \'IELTS for UKVI\' is a UK government approved Secure English Language Test (SELT). Which means, IELTS can be used to prove your English language abilities in support of a UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) application. The test pattern of IELTS for UKVI is same as IELTS but, is video recorded for increased security and sent to the visa office.
A. Do make sure, you have the right identification documents with you. You must provide a valid passport when you appear for the test. If you arrive the test centre with the wrong ID, you will not be allowed to take the test.
A. Venue for the Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking modules will be notified to you 5 days before the test.
A. Free score reporting to 5 universities can be sent on the day of the examination. Additional score reporting will cost INR 1250 by courier, INR 250 byregistered post.
A. ACHIVIA provides 30 hours of training. ACHIVIA also provides required courseware for the IELTS examination, once the candidate enrolls for coaching.