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IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

Posted by Zwe on April 9, 2016

The IELTS test assesses your abilities in all four skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking – in under three hours.

There are two versions of the IELTS test format.
1. IELTS Academic Training
2. IELTS General Training
Understand the IELTS test format

IELTS General Training measures English language proficiency in a practical, everyday context. The tasks and tests reflect both workplace and social situations.

Listening* (30 minutes, plus 10 minutes extra to transfer your answer to your answer sheet)

*Four recorded monologues and conversations

Reading (60 minutes)

  • Three reading passages with tasks
  • Section 1 contains two or three short factual texts
  • Section 2 contains two short, work-related, factual texts
  • Section 3 contains one longer text on a topic of general interest
  • Texts are authentic (e.g. taken from company handbooks, official documents, books and newspapers)

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IELTS Reading tips 

  • Spelling is important in your answers
  • Go back and check the spelling of your answers
  • Look at the picture and title before your read
  • Looking at the picture, title and then the questions will help to prepare you for what you’re going to read
  • Don’t spend too much time on one question
  • If a question is too difficult, go on to the next question and come back to it if you have time

IELTS Listening tips

  • Underlining key words in the questions will help you focus when your are listening
  • Always write an answer even if you’re not sure. it’s correct – you might get it right!
  • You will lose marks for incorrect spelling, so check your answer carefully.

IELTS Speaking tips

  • Talk about what you know, rather than general ideas
  • Talking about your own experiences is easier than talking about abstract ideas
  • Practise speaking on a variety of topics
  • Record yourself and listen back to see if your sound interested
  • Practise stressing key words
  • The best way to improve your speaking is to practise. Listen to yourself to check your intonation.
  • It’s ok to ask the examiner to repeat the question
  • You won’t lose marks for asking the examiner to repeat the question
  • Watch the tense in the question
  • Making a note of the tense in the question will help you to decide which tenses are best for your answer
  • It’s ok to describe a word if you can’t remember it in English

IELTS Writing tips

  • Write the correct amount of words
  • Look at the word count on the exam and make sure you write enough words
  • Develop your vocabulary through reading
  • Doing lots of reading and making a note of new words will really help you to improve your vocabulary
  • Time is important you’ve got 20 minutes on first part and 40 minutes on second part
  • You have one hour to complete both writing tasks and you should spend 20 minutes on part one and 40 minutes on part two

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