The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the world’s most popular English language proficiency test for higher education and global migration, with over 2 million tests taken in the last year.
The IELTS test structure consists of two test formats: Academic and General Training. Of the four skills that are tested, Listening and Speaking sections are same in both the formats, whereas Reading and Writing sections are different.
The Listening, Reading and Writing sections of either of the formats are conducted in one day. Speaking, however, may vary depending on the student’s test centre; it can occur on the same day or up to a week before or after the student takes the test for the other sections. Good IELTS scores can be attained with through preparation. Joining an IELTS coaching centre is a good idea.
STRUCTURE OF THE IELTS EXAM
Insight into IELTS
What do I need – Academic or General?
The Academic Module has been designed for people who aspire to pursue undergraduate or postgraduate programme in an English-speaking university or institutions of higher and further education. Students are offered unconditional admissions to desired courses on the basis of their test results.
IELTS – Score processing, reporting and interpretation.
Scores from Band 1 to 9 are given to candidates. A separate profile score is reported for each section. The four respective scores are averaged and rounded off to calculate the Overall Band Score. Each sectional score and the Overall Band Score are reported half bands and full bands.
Candidates receive a Test Report Form that details their Overall Band Score and the scores they’ve achieved in the Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking sections. The scores of each section are equally important. The Overall Band Score, thereby, is calculated by averaging the scores of the individual sections.
Listening and Reading
IELTS Listening and Reading papers have 40 items, each carrying one mark. Band scores (ranging from Band 1 to Band 9) are awarded depending on their raw scores.
Writing and Speaking
Detailed performance descriptors function as a strict rubric for examiners marking the Writing and Speaking sections of the IELTS exam. The performance descriptors describe the candidate performance level at each of the 9 bands.
The four criteria on which the examiners award a band score in the Writing Section are:
- Task Achievement (for Task 1)
- Task Response (for Task 2)
- Coherence and Cohesion
- Lexical Resource and Grammatical Range and Accuracy
Similarly, the four criteria on which the examiners award a band score in the Speaking section are:
- Fluency and Coherence
- Lexical Resource
- Grammatical Range and Accuracy
Our objective is to help students to accomplish success in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
Keeping this in mind, our trainers cater to the students’ needs by designing the curriculum and schedule in a way that suits the student’s individual requirements. The trainer first evaluates the students’ strengths and weaknesses, and then sketches an individualised study plan.
As a top IELTS coaching centre, we employ various productive strategies of IELTS coaching like Efficient Time Management, Mock Tests, Problem Solving and Strategy Sessions to give our students the best training they need.
The IELTS is a globally recognised English test. Statistics show that over 1.4 million applicants take the test each year to apply for overseas education and employment. Over 6,000 institutions in 135 countries recognise this test.
The IELTS is conducted in over 500 international centres, four times in a month. A number of people from different backgrounds appear for the test, making it one of the most accepted forms of international testing. This makes it imperative for aspirants to plan a structured preparation before taking the IELTS.
All four forms of language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking are tested in IELTS. Among these, the speaking test is a face-to-face interview with a certified examiner.
Listed below are a few reasons why TPSC is a top IELTS coaching centre:
- Smaller batches ensure personal guidance, where our trainers provide intensive and focused classroom teaching.
- Each module of the class schedule will cover all the sections of the IELTS – Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking.
- Classes will be held two to four times a week with the provision of maximum flexibility in the schedule.
- Personal attention is given to each student in accordance to their problem areas in different modules.
- We provide ample listening practice from previous IELTS tests. Therefore, we ensure rigorous practice in pursuit of high scores. We provide feedback to the students on their errors and share strategies to improve scores.
- Extensive speaking practice is provided using previous IELTS test questions covering all three sections.
- Study material, including sample papers of the previous IELTS tests along with CDs, are included in the course fee.
- Our faculty believes not only in tutoring, but also mentoring and guiding students to excel in the IELTS.
- Simulated tests are provided to offer our students the real experience of an IELTS examination.
- Comprehensive on-site library for language building is accessible. Our trainers build a complete learning environment for their students, which prepares them well and gives them the confidence they need.
If you want to know how to improve your IELTS score, you must improve your English first! Take a look at your Test Report Form and see which skills you need to work on.
Taking the test again and again will not improve your results unless you work on the weaknesses identified in your test report form. You need to
- review your preparation activities
- consider how you performed on the test day
- consider taking a course to improve your English in an area of weakness
- once you are ready, book a new test
Divya Gupta, IELTS Trainner
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